Sri Lanka’s rubber gloves meets over 5% of the global demand: News report
Sri Lanka’s Export Development Board (EDB) has reportedly stated that the rubber gloves industry in the country meets over 5% of the global demand for a variety of gloves, from disposable and reusable household gloves to industrial and surgical gloves with various specifications.
Manufactured mainly with natural rubber latex made in Sri Lanka, and imported synthetic rubber, rubber gloves from Sri Lanka are used primarily in the medical, dental, industrial, pharmaceutical, and food handling sectors, with the global health sector being the largest consumer of gloves.
According to repetitive research, natural rubber latex obtained from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) is in many ways an ideal glove material due to its good tensile and tear strengths. Natural rubber is also elastic and has a relatively low modulus which can be important in reducing hand fatigue for the wearer, according to The Morning.
One of the main obstacles to the exclusive use of natural rubber in the production of gloves is the allergic reactions to natural rubber latex, which triggered the popularity of nitrile latex gloves in European and North American markets.
However, latex gloves continue to be a popular choice in both the industrial and medical industries and are widely used in applications in the medical and dental, child and senior care, food service and processing, janitorial and sanitation, automotive, and manufacturing industries, the news report stated.
Rubber glove manufacturers from Sri Lanka produce a range of gloves made with natural rubber, fabric, and leather to suit a wide variety of requirements.
Household gloves for a range of purposes such as vehicle maintenance, pet care, personal care, laundry, cleaning, gardening, and food preparation.
Industrial gloves which are suitable for use in the agriculture, chemical, construction, electrical and electronics, food, maintenance, logistics, material fabrication, oil and mineral mining, automotive, and transportation industries. Industrial gloves made in Sri Lanka provide protection when working with chemicals, performing mechanical work, working with sharp objects, electricity, heat, and radioactive elements.
Disposable medical gloves made in Sri Lanka are widely used in medical and dental inspections, surgeries, medical laboratories, and research institutes and are available in the form of pre-powdered latex examination gloves, powder-free nitrile examination gloves, and powder-free textured high-risk latex gloves.
The global Covid 19 pandemic has also opened up new business opportunities for Sri Lankan businesses. One such area is the manufacture of health and safety gear, especially personal protective equipment (PPEs). In fact, Sri Lanka’s manufacture and exports sectors showed a positive growth trends amidst Covid 19. Foreign businesses/investors could explore the expanding business opportunities in Sri Lanka’s manufacture and exports sectors.
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