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Vice President of INIX Glove Datuk Tan Choon Hwa (sentre) executive officer Clement Lee (left) and Datuk Alwin Lui at the MoU signing. - Bernama

SEREMBAN: The first production line of a rubber glove plant jointly owned by Inix Technology Bhd and Lyglan Properties Sdn Bhd is expected to begin operations in October or November.

Lyglan director Datuk Lui Pak Leung Cha said the factory, built on a two-hectare land, is valued at about RM100mil.

The facility is expected to be fully operational with 10 production lines in January next year.

“We can’t wait until (all the) 10 production lines (are completed) before we can operate... when at least one or two production lines (are ready), we can start operating.

“Basically, we set up 10 production lines and every hour, one line can produce about 35,000 gloves and in 24 hours, one line can produce 840,000 gloves. Per day, our productivity is about four million pieces of gloves. This is just from plant one.

“Hopefully, by next month, we will launch another plant called plant two, which can produce more than 10 million gloves per day, ” he told reporters after a joint-venture (JV) agreement signing ceremony between Lyglan and Inix.

Lui, an engineer with 15 years of experience in the rubber glove industry, said a single production line costs about RM7mil-RM8mil, while total investment of the two plants is about RM250mil-RM300mil.

On the market, Inix vice-chairman Datuk Tan Choon Hwa said the products are in high demand, especially in Europe due to shortage of gloves.

“We still received orders until next year. This year, we hope we can (start to) operate our factory, ” he said. — Bernama

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