Kraton Proves Cariflex Isoprene Rubber Latex as Better Choice for Making Surgical Gloves

SpecialChem - Aug 18, 2011

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., one of the leading global producers of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs" presented results from its scientific paper entitled, "A Review of Synthetic Lattices in Surgical Glove Use," at the 13th International Latex Conference (ILC). The presentation provided attendees with a unique opportunity to learn about Kraton's extensive evaluation of twelve various, commercially-available gloves from a range of suppliers, with respect to their mechanical behavior. All of the gloves tested, including synthetic latex alternatives to natural rubber latex, met the ASTM standard for surgical gloves and offered mechanical protection comparable to natural rubber latex gloves. Those tested included natural...

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