Kimberly-Clark Professional Enhances Convenience and Environmental Benefits of Kimberly-Clark Sterling Nitrile Exam Gloves


ROSWELL, Ga. - Kimberly-Clark Professional continues to drive innovation for the pharmaceutical and cleanroom markets. The company's latest advance is focused on improving the performance and sustainability benefits of its Sterling exam gloves.

"Four years ago, Kimberly-Clark Professional re-invented our glove business with the launch of Sterling glove technology," explains Randy Kates, Director of Kimberly-Clark Professional Global Scientific Business. "Since then, we have made numerous improvements in the gloves' consistency and performance."

The latest advances in Sterling Exam Gloves are due to a proprietary manufacturing and packaging process, which enables one-at-a-time dispensing and improves the product's sustainability benefits.

"We believe users will notice and appreciate how easy these gloves are to dispense compared with previous gloves," said Carolina Krevolin, category manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional. "The gloves also help labs reduce their solid waste."

The new glove packaging allows for twice as many gloves in the same size package as traditional latex gloves. In fact, customers using just 25 cases of Sterling Exam Gloves per month can reduce their solid waste by up to 1.2 tons per year versus traditional latex gloves. The new glove boxes still fit within existing glove bracket holders.

"Environmentally responsible packaging is a key component of the product's lifecycle," explains Krevolin, noting that Kimberly-Clark Professional's Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow approach to sustainability focuses on reducing waste at every step in the product lifecycle. "The way we use resources today shapes the world of tomorrow."

Superior Glove Performance

Kimberly-Clark Sterling Nitrile Exam gloves are natural latex-free gloves that provide the protection of nitrile with the sensitivity of latex.

"Many have tried to copy our Sterling technology by 'thinning' their gloves to achieve superior sensitivity, but there's only one true Sterling Nitrile glove," notes Krevolin.

The ambidextrous gloves have an AQL of 1.5 and feature beaded cuffs and textured fingertips. The gloves are cleared for use in chemotherapy.

For more information on the new Kimberly-Clark Sterling Nitrile Exam Gloves and other products for laboratory environments, visit www.kimtech.com.

About Kimberly-Clark Professional

Kimberly-Clark Professional is an indispensable business partner, delivering leading-edge health, hygiene and productivity solutions that provide tangible value every day, everywhere. Kimberly-Clark Professional is also committed to reducing environmental impact at every stage in a product's life cycle with its Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow program. Known for innovative, quality solutions for away-from-home washrooms, "clean" and "industrial" manufacturing environments, and DIY settings, the global brands of Kimberly-Clark Professional include Kleenex, Scott, Kimcare, WypAll, KleenGuard, and Kimtech. With the acquisition of Jackson Safety, Kimberly-Clark Professional offers an even broader range of PPE and other safety offerings, including welding and work-zone safety products. Located in Roswell, Ga., Kimberly-Clark Professional is one of Kimberly-Clark Corporation's four business segments and can be visited on the web at www.kcprofessional.com.

About Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.

Note to Editor: Send reader inquiries to Shannon Smith, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, 1400 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076 or to Shannon.smith@kcc.com.

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