Shutdown of Glove Manufacturing Will Have ‘significant impact’ on International Supply Chain

Three glove manufacturers have suspended operations in Selangor, Malaysia, due to a pandemic lockdown in several districts in the state. Top Glove Corp, a large glove manufacturer, said it is temporarily halting operations of its medical glove factories in the town of Klang in compliance with the directive, and is awaiting clarification from the National Security Council. Hartalega Holdings and Kossan Rubber Industries also said they’re shutting down operations. The lockdown is in effect until July 16. “Regrettably, this will have a significant impact on both the local and international health care value chain in terms of disruption to availability of supply, as Hartalega is a key manufacturer of nitrile gloves for hospitals globally” Hartalega told The Edge(Source: The Fountain Report 7/9/21)