Meeting Needs &
Beyond Expectation

Producing gloves with consistence
quality that bring value to lives

Our Expertise

HARPS Holdings Berhad wholly-owned Central Medicare Sdn Bhd (CMSB) & New Era Medicare Sdn Bhd (NEM) that are focusing in disposable glove business.

We are committed to providing solutions for barrier protection. In that context, we produce a wide range of high-quality powder-free, non-sterile nitrile examination gloves for the medical industry and non-medical businesses. We produce nitrile examination gloves with various characteristics, features, specifications, comfort levels and price points to meet a broad range of commercial requirements and market segments.

Product Categories

We broadly categorise our gloves according to their key features and characteristics.

• Chemotherapy drug permeation resistance. These gloves meet the specification of ASTM D6319-10 and have been tested as per ASTM D6978-05 and cleared by the FDA for marketing and distribution in the United States as "chemo gloves" for use by medical practitioners during the chemotherapy process.

• Low dermatitis potential. These gloves are designed for users who are sensitive to irritation from chemical additives. The gloves minimise the risk of [Type IV] allergy and have been tested by the Modified Draize-95 Test, which is a recognised clinical trial that is based on FDA guidelines.

• Certified for use as single-use emergency medical examination gloves. These are certified by Underwriters Laboratories as accelerator-free and as meeting the relevant requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations, 2018 Edition. Key features of these gloves include high puncture resistance and ultimate elongation and tensile strength after isopropanol immersion.

• High dexterity. These gloves are ultra-thin and have tensile and elongation properties comparable to medical gloves.

• Certified for food safety and food contact purposes. These gloves have passed multiple tests for food contact in respective countries and regions, including meeting the FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 standard in the United States, food sanitation and nursing requirements in Japan and the standard for chemical residue from materials in contact with food in Europe.

The industrial gloves are engineered with equal emphasis on comfort and durability that are suitable for long hours usages while ensuring maximum protection for high risk applications.

• Chemical resistance. These gloves comply with BS EN 374 requirements for protective gloves against dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms.

• Sturdiness. These gloves have sturdier properties than medical gloves.

• High thickness. These gloves are thicker than ordinary gloves, to ensure high barrier protection and high durability for extended usage in an industrial setting.

• Textured surface. These gloves have a textured surface to provide a firm grip when working with slippery substances such as grease, oil or lubricants.

• Eco-friendly. These gloves are the first nitrile gloves in the market to be certified with a reduced carbon footprint based on a cradle-to-grave LCA. This enables purchasers to quantify the difference in the carbon footprint of these gloves compared to conventional nitrile gloves, as Malachite gloves produce approximately 13.9% less carbon dioxide than current generation nitrile gloves and approximately 36.2% less carbon than natural rubber gloves. We designed these gloves in collaboration with one of our suppliers, Synthomer, and began marketing them in 2018. We conducted the LCA in accordance with the requirements of ISO 14040 and ISO 14044.