NORCROSS, Ga. (Jan. 30)—Regent Medical Americas has unveiled a thinner Biogel surgical glove with a smooth surface for microsurgical procedures. The glove is the first of possibly several products expected to debut in 2001 from the glove-making arm of Norcross-headquartered SSL Americas Inc. The planned innovations are part of a capital investment plan that includes pumping $14 million into the company´s Malaysian manufacturing operations. Formulated to be 20 percent thinner than the standard Biogel surgical glove, the new product, called Biogel Super-Sensitive, is manufactured on a curved form design for more natural hand position. The glove is being manufactured at the firm´s recently expanded glove factory in Kulim, Malaysia, where the firm added two dip lines, purchased two machines, improved the capabilities of several pieces of equipment and replaced packaging units.
Regent Medical to make new glove
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