Specialised Mission on Engineering Rubber Products to Chile and Peru
MREPC organised a specialised mission on engineering rubber products to Chile and Peru from 5 – 11 October 2016. The mission was led by Ms Low Yoke Kiew, CEO of MREPC. The mission comprised seminars on high-damping rubber bearings to mitigate the impact of earthquakes on lives and property; business matching sessions with potential buyers; and business meetings with relevant organisations. The seminars were attended by a total of 90 participants while 17 business matching sessions were arranged by MREPC in Chile and Peru. The delegates also visited the Malaysian embassies in Chile and Peru, MATRADE in Santiago, Chilean Association on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Lima Chamber of Commerce and the Japanese Peruvian Centre for Seismic Research and Disaster Mitigation.
Participants at the Seminar on High-Damping Natural Rubber Bearings – Protecting Lives and Property from Earthquakes
High Quality Made-in-Malaysia Rubber Products at HOSPITAL EXPO, JAKARTA
MREPC will take part in Hospital Expo Jakarta 2016 with five Malaysian rubber medical device manufacturers. This year will mark MREPC’s fourth participation in this annual event which is scheduled to be held from 19 – 22 October 2016 at the Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia. The 29th Hospital Expo Jakarta will be held concurrently with 14th Indonesian Hospital Association Congress and 10th Annual Seminar on Patient Safety.
Come visit the MREPC pavilion at Hall A, Booth Number 154 at the Hospital Expo 2016 to source for high quality rubber medical devices from Malaysia!
Draft Chinese FDA Medical Device Classification Catalogue Would Reduce Number of Device Groups
The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), which oversees China’s medical device market, has published a draft version of its new medical device classification catalogue for public comment. According to an Emergo analysis of the draft catalogue, devices in the new version of the document are divided into groups based mainly on function and clinical application considerations; in the current catalog, device groups are determined based on multiple criteria. As such, the draft version of the catalogue would reduce the total number of device groups from 43 to 22.
Top Glove Ups Production, Expands Market to Reach 10% Sales Growth Target
Malaysia’s Top Glove, the world’s largest manufacturer of natural rubber gloves, has set a target of 10% year-on-year growth in sales volume for the 2017 financial year, despite its own warnings of a supply glut in the highly competitive industry. The company’s sales volumes grew 11% in the full year to the end of August, largely due to growing demand for nitrile, or synthetic, rubber gloves. Rubber gloves are widely categorised into natural and synthetic rubber, with the latter preferred in developed countries for its allergen-free make-up.
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