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Kumho promoting image of consistency, stability
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GRAND CAYMAN—After several years of uncertainty and inconsistency, Kumho Tire USA Inc.'s message to its dealers moving into 2017 is one of consistency, stability and dependability. The...
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GRAND CAYMAN—After several years of uncertainty and inconsistency, Kumho's message moving into 2017 is one of consistency, stability and dependability. GRAND CAYMAN—After several years of uncertainty and inconsistency, Kumho's message moving into 2017 is one of consistency, stability and dependability. $GRAND CAYMAN—After several years of uncertainty and inconsistency, Kumho's message moving into 2017 is one of consistency, stability and dependability.
Trelleborg expands Texas offshore engineering team
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HOUSTON—Trelleborg's offshore operation, based in Houston, has set up a global riser analysis team to incorporate in-house mathematical simulation capabilities into its current engineering...
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HOUSTON—Trelleborg's offshore operation has set up a global riser analysis team to incorporate in-house mathematical simulation capabilities into its current engineering group. HOUSTON—Trelleborg's offshore operation has set up a global riser analysis team to incorporate in-house mathematical simulation capabilities into its current engineering group. $HOUSTON—Trelleborg's offshore operation has set up a global riser analysis team to incorporate in-house mathematical simulation capabilities into its current engineering group.
Mexico prepares its defense of NAFTA
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MEXICO CITY—Mexican auto industry officials are lining up their arguments to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement against President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to...
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MEXICO CITY—Mexican auto industry officials are lining up their arguments to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement against President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to renegotiate the pact or throw it out altogether. MEXICO CITY—Mexican auto industry officials are lining up their arguments to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement against President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to renegotiate the pact or throw it out altogether. $MEXICO CITY—Mexican auto industry officials are lining up their arguments to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement against President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to renegotiate the pact or throw it out altogether.
Yokohama completes plant expansion in Philippines
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  CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines—Yokohama Tire Philippines Inc. has commissioned an expansion of capacity at its car and light truck tire factory in Clark Freeport Zone, which...
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CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines—Yokohama has commissioned an expansion of capacity at its car and light truck tire factory in Clark Freeport Zone, which exports the majority of its output to North America, Europe and other ASEAN countries. CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines—Yokohama has commissioned an expansion of capacity at its car and light truck tire factory in Clark Freeport Zone, which exports the majority of its output to North America, Europe and other ASEAN countries. $CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines—Yokohama has commissioned an expansion of capacity at its car and light truck tire factory in Clark Freeport Zone, which exports the majority of its output to North America, Europe and other ASEAN countries.
Fry: Market remains stagnant
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INDIANAPOLIS—Robert Fry isn't as pessimistic as most when it comes to the economy, but that doesn't mean he is optimistic. Manufacturing production has been flat for the last few years, and...
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INDIANAPOLIS—Robert Fry isn't as pessimistic as most when it comes to the economy, but that doesn't mean he is optimistic. INDIANAPOLIS—Robert Fry isn't as pessimistic as most when it comes to the economy, but that doesn't mean he is optimistic. $INDIANAPOLIS—Robert Fry isn't as pessimistic as most when it comes to the economy, but that doesn't mean he is optimistic.
New president excited to lead ASC
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INDIANAPOLIS—It has been a time of transition for the Adhesive and Sealant Council. William Allmond was named the association's new president in August, taking over for Matthew Croson, who...
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INDIANAPOLIS—It has been a time of transition for the Adhesive and Sealant Council as William Allmond took over as the association's new president in August. INDIANAPOLIS—It has been a time of transition for the Adhesive and Sealant Council as William Allmond took over as the association's new president in August. $INDIANAPOLIS—It has been a time of transition for the Adhesive and Sealant Council as William Allmond took over as the association's new president in August.
Firms use Career Fair to search for top talent
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PITTSBURGH—What is the current hiring situation in the rubber industry? It depends very much on which part of the industry and what kind of job, according to rubber industry executives...
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PITTSBURGH—Rubber industry recruiters say the current hiring situation in the rubber industry depends on which part of the industry and what kind of job. PITTSBURGH—Rubber industry recruiters say the current hiring situation in the rubber industry depends on which part of the industry and what kind of job. $PITTSBURGH—Rubber industry recruiters say the current hiring situation in the rubber industry depends on which part of the industry and what kind of job.
ARDL purchases land, property for expansion
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AKRON—For the first time in more than a decade and a half, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory Inc. is expanding. The family run business recently completed the acquisition of an 11-acre...
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AKRON—For the first time in more than a decade and a half, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory is expanding. AKRON—For the first time in more than a decade and a half, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory is expanding. $AKRON—For the first time in more than a decade and a half, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory is expanding.
Barwell gear pump takes center stage
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PITTSBURGH—Barwell Global Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary, Barwell Machinery USA Inc., exhibited the company's continuous performing gear pump and other high-precision rubber processing...
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PITTSBURGH—Barwell Global and its U.S. subsidiary, Barwell Machinery USA, exhibited the company's continuous performing gear pump and other high-precision rubber processing equipment at the International Elastomer Conference. PITTSBURGH—Barwell Global and its U.S. subsidiary, Barwell Machinery USA, exhibited the company's continuous performing gear pump and other high-precision rubber processing equipment at the International Elastomer Conference. $PITTSBURGH—Barwell Global and its U.S. subsidiary, Barwell Machinery USA, exhibited the company's continuous performing gear pump and other high-precision rubber processing equipment at the International Elastomer Conference.
Bridgestone drives forward; Tire maker's plan includes recharging Firestone
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LOS ANGELES—Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations L.L.C. is recharging its Firestone brand for 2017 with four new tires, in addition to a new Bridgestone product and additional sizes for its...
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LOS ANGELES—Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is recharging its Firestone brand for 2017 with four new tires, in addition to a new Bridgestone product and additional sizes for its Fuzion line. LOS ANGELES—Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is recharging its Firestone brand for 2017 with four new tires, in addition to a new Bridgestone product and additional sizes for its Fuzion line. $LOS ANGELES—Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is recharging its Firestone brand for 2017 with four new tires, in addition to a new Bridgestone product and additional sizes for its Fuzion line.
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Published on January 1, 2007

How To Ensure that a Manufactured Latex Product has the Lowest Practicable Allergen Levels

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Date Published January 1, 2007
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This Report has been authored by:Timo Palosuo at Finland National Public Health Institute

Immediate allergic reactions to natural rubber latex (NRL) proteins continue to be an important medical and occupational health problem. Attempts at minimizing protein and allergen concentration in NRL gloves to prevent sensitization and the development clinical allergy to NRL are acknowledged as a goal of mutual interest for rubber manufacturers and regulatory health authorities. Total protein determination has been widely used for the indirect estimation of allergen content in NRL products but consensus exists today that allergen-specific assays that are specific, of high sensitivity and reproducibility and can be properly standardized, would provide much more reliable information. We quantified four NRL allergens (Hev b 1, Hev b 3, Hev b 5 and Hev b 6.02) in 208 glove brands by a capture enzyme immunoassay (FITKit®). The results were compared with those from a skin prick test-validated human IgE-based ELISA-inhibition method that has been considered as the “golden standard” for demonstration of allergenicity of rubber products. A high overall correlation ( r=0.87, 95% CI 0.83 to 0.90) emerged between the sum values of the four allergens(µg/g glove) and IgE-ELISA inhibition. The sum, when set at 0.15 µg/g discriminated “low allergenic” (< 10 AU/ml) from “moderate to high allergenic” (>10 AU/ml) gloves at a sensitivity of 0.93 (95% CI 0.85 to 0.98) and specificity of 0.90 (95% CI 0.83 to 0.94). In conclusion, the allergenic potential of medical gloves could be assessed with remarkably high specificity and sensitivity. For the four allergen sum test we set up a cut-off level (0.15 µg/g) below which virtually all gloves can be considered as low allergenic. Although it is still not possible to make claims of safety, the specific allergen tests will be a very useful practical guide to personnel responsible for glove purchasing in hospitals and health care centers and also to conventional glove users to support their glove selection policies.