Tougher glove rule causes shortfall

Moore, Miles
March 2009
Rubber & Plastics News;3/9/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 16, p3
Trade Publication
The article informs that a stringent new testing standard for nitrile, latex and vinyl medical gloves is causing spot shortages in the U.S. market. The standard from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reduces the allowable number of leaks and visual defects per 100 gloves. The FDA said that the final rule should cut the risk of transmission of HIV, hepatitis B and C. A spokesman for glove maker Tradex International said that the shortage in the U.S. medical glove market is temporary.


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