Vietnam to promote value addition to NR

By Dr. Tran Thi Thuy Hoa: Badly hit by prolonged drop in natural rubber (NR) prices, Vietnam, the world’s third largest NR producer, plans to boost domestic consumption by promoting the manufacturing of rubber products such as tyres, gloves, automobile spare parts etc...

Will US-China trade war hurt Indian rubber industry?

The escalating US-China tariff war has serious implications for the Indian tyre & rubber industry as the US is India’s biggest market for rubber products as well as the largest tyre export destination, while China is its largest import partner. It may open the...

Reputation built on quality & reliability

A reputable global supplier of high quality chemicals for the rubber and latex industries, CEEBEE Chemicals Sdn Bhd, based in Malaysia, offers a complete and comprehensive range of industrial chemical products of fine quality at competitive prices to cater to each and...

Resistance of gloves to permeation by chemotherapy drugs

By Martin Heels: Skin contact with chemotherapy drugs can pose significant health hazard to medical professionals; so they wear examination gloves as a protection. It is important they are tested for suitability. SATRA uses an in-line flow cell with ultraviolet...

Allergic issues related surgical gloves

By A Saj Mathews: Ever since reports of latex allergies attracted attention in the 1980’s, search for a safer alternative raw material for glove making has gathered momentum. This has led to the development of synthetic gloves, mainly nitrile gloves, which are fast...

Chemical protective gloves performance requirements

The current revised version of the original 1994 European standard for gloves, EN ISO 374-1: 2016, contains the terminology and performance requirements for chemical protective gloves. This article guides you through these requirements. SATRA can help with both the...