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Given the increasing public review and commentary on the topic of social compliance as it relates to manufacturers of single-use Examination and Surgical gloves, YTY Group, as a large and long-standing member of this industry, has felt it necessary to clarify our position on this important topic.  It is our hope that through this statement we provide guidance on our social compliance policies and practices, and the future direction we seek to take on this matter.  Additionally, in speaking candidly about social compliance, we hope the seriousness of our intent, and the progress we have made, and continue to make, is recognized.

In the spirit of giving during the celebrations for “Hari Merdeka,” the official Independence Day for Malaysia, YTY launched a company-wide CSR initiative to bring joy to the children of three orphanages in the Lekir neighbourhood of Perak.  These orphanages were Rumah Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Sanathana (Padang Astaka), Rumah Waswasan Orphanage (Desa Manjung), and Rumah Haruman Kasih (Ayer Tawar).

Gas Malaysia Berhad announced a surprise increase in natural gas prices, with only a three-day notice.  The natural gas price hike increased from RM 32.38 to RM 34.12 per MMBtu, equivalent to a 5.4% increase for Tariff Category F, which is the tariff category glove manufacturers are subject to.  This tariff is higher than the base tariff at RM 32.74 per MMBtu as announced in the road map in December 2016...

YTY has introduced yet another world first: Chemicool (Fentanyl-Resistant), the world’s lowest-weight Fentanyl-resistant Nitrile Examination Glove.  Offered at a 4.0g weight, Chemicool (Fentanyl-Resistant) is an incredibly cost-effective solution that meets the CDC guidelines for hand-protection against dangerous synthetic opioids.  In addition, the low weight allows for increased dexterity for critical EMS tasks...

YTY is pleased to launch another world first: Freedom IV, the industry’s lowest-weight Accelerator-Free Examination glove that is compliant with both US ASTM and European EN regulatory requirements. As such, Freedom IV will be able to offer a “Low Dermatitis Potential” labeling claim, as supported by clinical testing. Given the unique formulation used to manufacture it, Freedom IV is also sulphur-free...

YTY recently launched a revolutionary new product named Skinz which, at 2.5g, is the lowest weight, medical-grade Examination Glove in the world! In creating Skinz , YTY was guided by its core principles: to engineer an Examination Glove with prudent barrier protection, stand-out levels of comfort and fit, and exceptional physical properties. With Skinz , we have achieved all of these targets.  Donning this truly revolutionary glove feels like you have put on a second skin — it is that amazing...

YTY Group is pleased to announce that it has recently been granted the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) certification by governing body TÜV SÜD, Germany.  This makes YTY as the first glove manufacturer within the industry to be audited against the MDSAP standard and to attain the MDSAP certification...