HOUSTON—Kraton Corp. will showcase some of its medical and consumer products during the 2018 International Rubber Glove Conference and Exhibition, set for Sept. 4-6 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
One of the items the company will showcase is its Cariflex IR2GL1 Latex, which originally was developed for surgical glove applications as it lacks natural rubber proteins that are known to cause Type I allergies. Kraton claims the Cariflex IR2GL1 offers flexibility and softness, while matching the strength, comfort and protection of its Cariflex isoprene rubber latex.
Cariflex IR2GL1 also reduces the risk of Type IV allergies.
"Cariflex IR2GL1 Latex is intended to decrease the risk of both allergy types while offering enhanced protection and comfort," Prakash Kolluri, Kraton's vice president of sales and marketing for specialty polymers, said in a statement. "While it was developed for surgical gloves, this next-generation technology can also deliver exceptional value across a wide variety of health care and consumer applications."
In addition to spotlighting products at its booth, No. E53, Kraton also will give a technical presentation, "Styrene Modified Synthetic Polyisoprene Latex for Skin Friendly Latex Products," from 10-11 a.m. Sept. 5.
Organized by the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association, the International Rubber Glove Conference and Exhibition, has become the world's largest rubber glove exhibition. It is held biannually.
For more information about the IRGCE or the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association, visit margma.com.my.