HARTA (5168) - 什么是 Non-Leaching Antimicrobial Nitrile Gloves? 和市面上其他 Antimicrobial Nitrile Gloves 有何分别?

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Hartalega - First in the world's NON LEACHING antimicrobial nitrile gloves....what's the difference as compared to other Antimicrobial Nitrile Gloves available in the market, and what does this actually means to other industrial player?
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The following information is sharing a brief history about the evolution of gloves technology in relation to antimicrobial innovation.
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First of all, the key word should be the first "Non-leaching", instead of antimicrobial gloves or antimicrobial nitrile gloves.
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So what exactly is the difference between Non-leaching vs Leaching antimicrobial gloves? Please refer to photo 1 or click the link for the source of description.
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/10.1002/mabi.201500266/full
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Image may contain: text The first appearance of antimicrobial gloves is patented back in 2005....but this is probably more applicable to natural latex rubber back then as I believed nitrile gloves was yet to be revolutionized to have the same elasticity as natural latex back then. Click photo 2 or refer to the following link:
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https://www.google.com/patents/US20050147655
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Ever since nitrile began to gain popularity due to innovation in elasticity and tensile strength probably around the turning point in 2009-2010, Ansell launched Antimicrobial (leaching) Nitrile Gloves back in 2012. (photo 3)
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*Ansell is a foreign surgical gloves producer with annual revenue of USD 1.6 billion, with USD 400m itself in surgical gloves segment during 2015-2017, equivalent to RM 1.8 billion revenue.
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http://www.ansell.com/…/ANSELL-EXTENDS-ANTIMICROBIAL-PRODUC…
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No automatic alt text available. Ever since then, Hartalega innovated a new breakthrough to have it "Non-leaching", from what I understand is by immobilization of antimicrobial proteins on gloves, which is effective in reducing bacteria developing antibiotic resistance as compared to leaching antimicrobial polymers..
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So this should be more appropriate to be perceived as the first "non-leaching nitrile" instead of the first antimicrobial gloves world.
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It's impressive that Hartalega once again become the leader in innovation, and interesting to see if other players like Top Glove, Kossan and Comfort eventually tend to follow the foot steps?
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Considering the fact that "Non-leaching Antimicrobial Gloves" already existed before back in 2005 (mainly for natural latex), how will other players respond and catch up in competitiveness?


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