News Releases 2008

Mesh Inner Glove to be Launched Originated from a Dentist’s Idea to Alleviate Sweating and Stickiness
Inserted under rubber gloves, this product is suitable for use in an array of industries, from food processing, semiconductors and pharmaceuticals, as well as at hospitals, care facilities and in the home

October 22, 2008
Kuraray Trading Co., Ltd.
(Kuraray Group)

Kuraray Trading Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President Osamu Asaba) will make available a new mesh inner glove. These inner gloves, which fit under rubber gloves used in a wide range of operations, will be offered through business product sales routes from October 30, 2008.

Rubber gloves are used in a broad range of settings, including food processing plants, various food and fish markets, in agricultural activities, factories that handle pharmaceuticals, semiconductor plants, hospitals and nursing care facilities and in the home. Mesh inner gloves are, however, a new visionary product developed to control the buildup of sweat and stickiness that comes with using rubber gloves and to thus enhance operability.

Mesh inner gloves originated from an idea that came to a dentist—someone who uses rubber gloves on a daily basis. Polyester is woven into a mesh pattern to enable good air permeability while enhancing the gloves fray resistance even when the finger tip portions are cut off to perform delicate operations. In addition to easier donning and removing of rubber gloves, the mesh gloves are economical as they can be washed repeatedly.

Product Overview

  • Enhances user efficiency by alleviating the buildup of sweat and stickiness that occurs when working with rubber gloves
  • Mesh pattern is highly fray resistant even when finger tip portions are cut off to perform delicate operations
  • Economical as they can be washed repeatedly
  • Makes rubber gloves easier to don and remove
Applications For use in operations at plants in the fields of food processing, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and cleanup operations; various food and fish markets; hospitals and nursing care facilities; agricultural activities; and general home-use
Details and cost Product name: Mesh Inner Gloves
Material: 100% polyester
Specifications: 260 mm total length x 60 mm width (prior to donning)
Cost: ¥5,400 per case (including tax; 36 pairs at ¥150 each)
Sales routes Business product sales routes, drug stores, etc.
Sales targets First year: ¥50 million; third year: ¥300 million