ERJ staff report (DS)
Brussels -- Ansell Medical Solutions Europe has announced â€œsubstantialâ€ price increases for its entire range of NRL medical gloves. The increases were no t specified, nor the timescale for their introduction.
The company said The cost of latex in US Dollars has increased by 60 percent over the past 12 months, and 30 percent in the past 3 months alone. Compared with 2009, the cost of latex has more than doubled. As a result, the soaring latex price is affecting the manufacturing cost of many rubber products, including protective gloves.
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Press release from Ansell