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New medical gloves offer greater comfort, protection


Makers are releasing more neoprene designs. Thicker and longer models for orthopedic surgeries are also on the rise.




  • Neoprene designs: Makers are expanding selections of medical gloves in neoprene. Although generally more expensive than nitrile types, such designs are becoming popular since they perform better in terms of fit, elasticity and tactile sensitivity.
  • Orthopedic gloves: Models for orthopedic surgeries are on the rise. Considered upscale products, these are thicker, longer and more tear-resistant than regular surgical gloves. Recent releases come in brown instead of white or blue to reduce eye fatigue. Designs with anti-slip nonbeaded cuffs are available.
  • Sales outlook: No significant growth in export sales is anticipated in coming months due to the difficult economic situation in the US and the EU. To boost revenue, some enterprises intend to increase penetration of the domestic market.
  • Price forecast: Quotes for latex gloves are expected to climb about 10 percent as costs for the material have been on the rise since February. Prices for nitrile and vinyl designs, on the other hand, are anticipated to remain at current levels.

Medical gloves


 Neoprene surgical gloves

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Beijing Reagent Latex Products Co. Ltd
Description: Neoprene surgical gloves neoprene; powder-free; 6 to 9in

 Latex surgical gloves

Dongguan Pidegree Rubber & Plastic Co. Ltd
Model: PDlatexsurgical
Description: Latex surgical gloves; 260 to 285mm length; 5 to 9in width; 0.15mm thickness; 7g per pair

 Latex surgical gloves

Elite Medical (Nanjing) Co. Ltd
Model: ELD001
Description: Latex surgical gloves; powdered or powder-free; sterilized; 7.5in

 Vinyl examination gloves

Frank Healthcare Co. Ltd
Model: Vinylblue
Description: Vinyl examination gloves; powdered; blue; 9in; 5g

 Latex surgical gloves

Gangao Huawei Import & Export Co. Ltd
Model: HW-LG007
Description: Latex surgical gloves; powdered or powder-free

 Latex examination gloves

Richforth Ltd
Model: RAB622-038
Description: Latex examination gloves; S, M, L or XL

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All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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