DISINFECTION BY PARTICLE-BOUND AND INSOLUBILIZED DETERGENTS

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EP1011740B1

Abstract

A method for the manufacture of an antimicrobial rubber article comprises incorporating an effective amount of an antimicrobial agent into the natural rubber after the article has been shaped but before the article has been cured. Preferably the method comprises dipping the shaped article in its green state into an aqueous solution of a ionic antimicrobial agent such as chlorhexidine digluconate and then curing. Articles in the form of gloves incorporating the antimicrobial agent may be used as surgeon's gloves or examination gloves. <IMAGE>

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