Halyard Health Introduces Flexaprene Green Exam Gloves as New Alternative to Latex Gloves

Halyard Health, Inc. announces the availability of a new innovation in exam gloves, Flexaprene* Green. Designed for dental professionals who want to bring cutting edge technology and clinical advantage to their practice and patients, Flexaprene* Green is an advanced chloroprene technology that provides the feel and tactile sensitivity of latex without the risk of Type I allergic reactions to natural rubber latex proteins.

"Due to a lack of suitable alternatives, nearly 40 percent of dentists still rely on latex exam gloves -- despite the threat of anaphylactic shock and contact dermatitis for the nearly 3 million Americans allergic to latex," said Greg Metcalf, global director for gloves & apparel at Halyard Health. "Halyard Health is committed to innovation that drives optimal patient outcomes and is pleased to provide a new, non-latex, chloroprene-based dental glove solution that is comfortable and can safely be used for all patients." 

The Halyard Health Flexaprene* Green chloroprene glove features:
• Tactile sensitivity comparable to latex
• Soft to the touch, yet powerful in grip
• Polymer coating designed for improved donning
• Powder-free chloroprene technology

Halyard Health offers a broad selection of exam gloves that help safeguard healthcare employees from exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other infectious materials, whatever the task or procedure. The Flexaprene* Green chloroprene glove is the newest addition to the exam glove portfolio, which includes a full range of powder-free nitrile and vinyl exam gloves.

Source: Halyard Health