Our company has been in the business of rubber glove processing until now, it has the knowledge and expertise in the field of manufacturing rubber gloves. Therefore, it has endeavored into manufacturing rubber gloves recently by acquiring plants and machinery in Jitra, Kedah with a staff number of 60. The company’s vision is to establish JR Engineering and Medical Technologies as a local company, which can bring foreign technology and expertise using local content and labour to enchance the company to develop high-end quality products to contribute to our country’s development.
With this regard, the company has identified the manufacturing plant in Jitra, Kedah as a centre for manufacturing and packaging locally for local and export purposes. The merits of the new plant in Jitra, Kedah are as follows: -
Simple Management at Plants
Decrease in Outsourcing Expertise
Dipping: Liquid latex concentrate is mixed with various compounding chemicals and is introduced into one of the tanks in the processing line. Clean, dry formers in the shape of hands are immersed first in a coagulant and then in the latex mix for appropriate dwell time to give the desired latex film thickness. The coagulant is applied to facilitate the deposition of a layer of latex on the formers.
Wet-gel leaching and beading: The thin latex film on each former is partially dried and leached briefly in clean water to remove the water-soluble materials. Beading also is introduced at this stage to give each glove a rolled bead or rim at the open end.
Drying and curing: The gloves are then dried and vulcanized. Drying and vulcanization or curing of the gloves are usually done in hot-air ovens, initially at lower temperatures of 80º-90º C, and then at higher temperatures of 100º-140º C where necessary.
Post-cure leaching or dry-film leaching: The cured gloves are immersed in clean water tanks to remove more water-soluble substances, particularly proteins on the surface of the gloves.
Powdered gloves: The leached gloves are dipped into cornstarch powder slurry to pick up a coat of lubricant that makes them easier to don. They are then further dried.
Glove stripping: This is the final operation on the production line - removal of gloves from the formers. This is often carried out manually, frequently with the assistance of compressed air, but an automatic stripping system is becoming more common.
Powder-free gloves: Latex gloves with very little or no powder lubricant can be prepared by either:
(ii) Polymer Coating
While chlorination oxidizes the outer rubber surface to eliminate tackiness and reduce the residual soluble protein content, polymer coating involves replacing the powder with a suitable lubricating coat on the glove surface. Both processes can be carried out on-line, without the powder-coating step, or off-line by washing first the finished powdered gloves, then subjecting them to the chlorination or polymer-coating treatment.
Removing Glove Proteins: When subjected to ultracentrifugation at approximately 59,000 max, latex can be separated into three main fractions:
(i) Top rubber hydrocarbon fraction
(ii) The ambient serum (known as C-serum) in which all rubber particles are suspended
(iii) The denser bottom non-rubber particle fraction, particularly lutoids, which contain yet another serum (known as B-serum)
Packing department is the area that prepares picked material for shipment by performing the consolidation, packing, marking and documentation tasks required. The packing department may also be responsible for locating and picking materials for outgoing shipments.
Laboratory Department is responsible for providing advice and information to scientists on health and safety, particularly on how to carry out risk assessments and on appropriate control measures. A further major function of Laboratory Management is the overseeing of shared equipment servicing, replacement and the purchase of new equipment to facilitate the needs of researchers.
The Compounding Department is to secure certain properties in the finished product to satisfy the requirements. To attain processing characteristics necessary for efficient utilization of available equipment
Chlorination Scrubber Department
Chlorination Scrubber Department is to removal efficiencies of the chlorine pollutant are controlled by a number of variables, including the design of the scrubber system, the concentration and amount of liquid recirculated and the process conditions such as temperature and flow rate
Biomass Boiler Department
Biomass boiler systems are not suitable for every property. Given the high space requirement compared with conventional fossil fuel boilers , small urban and suburban properties (especially flats) are highly unlikely to be able to accommodate a larger biomass boiler, hopper and buffer vessel, and are therefore better suited to other renewable energy technologies such as solar PV and solar thermal or even a wall mounted air source heat pump
Dipping Plant Department
Dipping Plant Department is the process of dip molding technology that encompasses a wide variety of materials and products. It remains a viable production process in that tooling costs are low compared to injection molding, compression molding, and rotational molding.
Quality Assurance Department
Quality Assurance Department is a way of preventing mistakes and defects in manufactured products and avoiding problems when delivering products or services to customers; which ISO 9000 defines as "part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled".
Wastewater Plant Department
Wastewater Plant Department responsible of the operation and maintenance of the wastewater collection system, lift stations, and the treatment plant.
Chiller Department is to remove heat from a liquid via a vapor-compression or absorption refrigeration cycle. This liquid can then be circulated through a heat exchanger to cool equipment, or another process stream (such as air or process water).