Value

Value-add in gloves is an art creation by a group of experts.
The beauty of the LOW DERMA™ Technology is that the technology provides an all-round
protection and prevention to glove users through 3 key enhancement values:


ALLERGY CARE

Promotes allergy care with better protection to glove users with Type I Hypersensitivity (natural rubber latex protein) and Type IV Hypersensitivity (Chemical Accelerators: Thiurams, Thiazoles & Carbamates)

  • SENSITISED USER

    Lowering the risk of sensitised skin from worsening

  • NON-SENSITISED USER

    Lowering the risk from developing hand sensitisation

WHAT IS IN THE MIND OF SENSITISED USERS?



Why are my hands still red and inflamed after wearing gloves?


- A confused kitchen helper


I can't work without wearing gloves and my current hand allergy is getting worst.

- A helpless surgeon


What is wrong with me? I am itching and I have hives on my entire body!!

- A disturbed forensic expert

HIGH RISK OCCUPATIONS

  • Healthcare

  • Dental

  • EMS

  • Laboratory

  • Enforcement

  • Food Handling

  • Veterinary

  • Industrial Safety

  • Janitorial

  • General Public

Types of Glove Induced Allergies

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Irritant Contact Dermatitis Allergic Contact Dermatitis (Type IV [delayed] Hypersensitivity) Latex Allergy (Type I [immediate] Hypersensitivity or NRL* protein allergy)
Causative Agents Toxic chemicals (e.g., biocides, detergents); excessive perspiration; irritating chemicals used in hand products and in glove manufacturing Accelerators and other chemicals used in glove manufacture; sterilants and disinfectants (e.g. glutaraldehyde); bonding agents (e.g. methracrylates); local anesthetics Latex proteins from Hevea brasiliensis (rubber tree)
Reactions Skin reactions usually confined to the area of contact Skin reactions usually confined to the area of contact Skin reactions may not only confine to the area of contact. Skin and systemic reactions can occur as soon as 2–3 minutes, or as long as several hours after skin or mucous membrane contact with the protein allergens
Acute: Red, dry, itchy irritated areas Acute: Itchy, red rash, small blisters Acute: Hives, swelling, runny nose, nausea, abdominal cramps, dizziness, low blood pressure, bronchospasm, anaphylaxis (shock)
Chronic: Dry, thickened skin, crusting, deep painful cracking, scabbing sores, peeling Chronic: Dry thickened skin, crusting, scabbing sores, vesicles, peeling (appears 4–96 hours after exposure) Chronic: As above, increased potential for extensive, more severe reaction
Diagnosis By medical history, symptoms, and exclusion of Type IV and Type I hypersensitivity
Not an allergic reaction
By medical history, symptoms, and skin patch test By medical history, symptoms, and skin-prick or blood test
 

CONSUMER INSIGHTS

Sensitised vs. Non-sensitised Glove Users

  • Yes - 52.5%
  • No - 47.5%

Allergy Symptom

  • On hand only - 89.50%
  • On body only - 5.25%
  • On whole body / On hand & body - 5.25%

Allergy Reaction

  • Itchiness - 25%
  • Redness - 23%
  • Skin dry & painful - 22%
  • Rashes - 21%
  • Swelling - 3%
  • Hives - 1%

Types of Glove Use

  • Latex - 59%
  • Both - 32%
  • Nitrile - 9%

Respondents By Region

  • Asia - 73.17%
  • Europe - 17.07%
  • Africa - 4.88%
  • United States - 2.44%
  • Oceania - 2.44%

Disclaimer: This result is based on the data collected from consumers' survey during tradeshows only and may not represent the entire population.

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REGULATORY FOCUS

Designed & Developed to stay ahead of ever more stringent Regulatory Requirements by Prioritizing Consumer Protection and Safety with Stringent Quality Control & Product Testing.

LOW DERMA™ enhanced nitrile gloves comply to
International Standards and supported by various testing.

MEDICAL CLAIMS

Low Dermatitis Potential
Tested for Used with 15 Chemotherapy Drugs and Fentanyl Citrate

COMPLIANCE TESTS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Clinical Test (Modified Draize-95' on 200 Human Subjects)
  • Biological Evaluation (ISO 10993-5, ISO 10993-10)
  • Chemotherapy Drugs Permeation (ASTM D6978)
  • Viral Penetration (ASTM F1671)
  • Test Certificate by External Lab (ASTM D6319)
  • Test Certificate by External Lab (EN 455-1/2/3)
  • Shelf Life Study (EN 455-4, ASTM D7160)
  • Chemical Residue (Chromatography Analysis)
  • Chemical Sensitivity Assay (ASTM D7558)

PPE CLAIMS

PPE CAT III

COMPLIANCE TESTING FOR NON-MEDICAL PPE APPLICATIONS

  • General Requirement for Protective Gloves (EN420)
  • Resistance to Penetration (EN 374-2)
  • Chemical Permeation Test (EN 16523-1)
  • Chemical Degradation Test (EN 374-4)
  • Protection Against Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses (EN ISO 374-5)
  • Conformity to type based on quality assurance of the production process (Module D)

FOOD HANDLING CLAIMS

21 CFR 177.2600
ISEGA

COMPLIANCE TESTING FOR FOOD HANDLING APPLICATIONS

  • Extraction Test per U.S. FDA 21 CFR 177.2600
  • ISEGA Food Contact Certification – in compliance with
    1. EC 1935/2004
    2. Foodstuffs and Animal Feed Code (LFGB)
    3. EU10/2011, and
    4. German Recommendation XXI

HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL COMPLIANCE

COMPLY TO

  • Proposition 65, California Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act 1986
  • REACH, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
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ENHANCED DESIGN

Driven to create gloves that are not just functionally great but with a purpose to cater to every professional needs.

MEDICAL

Medical examination is a procedure when a healthcare provider investigates a patient for any physical abnormalities or to administer the patient. Examinations are usually conducted at clinics, healthcare centers, hospitals, emergency rescue, dental procedures and assisted facilities (homecare services).

PROFESSIONAL

During administration of professional services such as laboratory, diagnostic, veterinary, industrial chemical handling, law enforcement, tattooist and emergency medical services, gloves are becoming increasingly important in preserving the protection of the users as well as enhance hygienic handling in performing their tasks accurately.

SPECIALTY

These applications such as food handling, manufacturing, automotive, beauty and janitorial require specially designed gloves in accordance to specific criteria and requirements built into the gloves due to the impact and scope of their tasks. With our extensive knowledge in these various market segment we are able to cater to the needs and offer specific product solutions.

CLEANROOM

Cleanroom is an environment with a controlled level of contamination (dust, microbes and aerosol particles), to prevent damage to a product during manufacturing. Think of microelectronics, semiconductors, or biotechnology, where a particle 200 times smaller than a human hair can lead to major and expensive failure.

HOUSEHOLD

General activities such as gardening, preparing meals, and cleaning often expose us to strong chemicals and repeating hand wash procedures. These are categorised as potential irritants that may affect our health condition.

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