UK-based glove maker Symphony Environmental Technologies says it has launched the first latex antimicrobial examination glove made with d2p technology. The latter is an antimicrobial technology that provides complete protection throughout the life of the glove by disrupting and deactivating key molecules within the bacterial cell, preventing cell replication and infection. Boasting 99.99% efficacy in accordance with ISO 22196 and ASTM E2180, the technology acts against commonly occurring organisms including MRSA and Salmonella.
Symphony is working with UK-based Health & Hygiene Ltd and Biomax Rubber Industries of Malaysia.
Biomax is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of latex examination gloves in Malaysia and produces more than 1 billion gloves per year, certified to ISO-9001 and product certifications of ISO-13485 and CE Marking as Class I Medical Device confirming European conformity. Biomax products are sold in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Health & Hygiene Ltd, incorporated in the UK, has been working with Symphony for some time on several projects. The antimicrobial examination gloves will be sold under the new registered Protector Health & Hygiene brand.
The gloves are the first product launched in what is planned to be a full range of antimicrobial disposable healthcare products including face masks, caps, shoe covers, surgeon gowns, lab coats, isolation gowns, bed and pillow covers and hospital waste bags containing d2p technology.
The gloves themselves are the result of many years’ research and development and have been designed and packaged to appeal to organisations and professionals in healthcare and food- preparation industries, where hygiene is a priority.
The gloves will be sold in boxes of 100 pieces or smaller boxes of 20 pieces, which are available in shelf-ready packaging, in small, medium and large sizes.