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Experience Sustainability - Sempercare® green at the MEDICA 2017 in Düsseldorf

Vienna, Austria / Düsseldorf, Germany, November 13, 2017 – Sempermed, the largest Segment of the Semperit-Group and one of the world’s leading producers of medical gloves, is exhibiting its products at MEDICA, being held from November 13-16, 2017 under the motto “Experience Sustainability”. At the world's largest trade show specializing in medicine and medical technology, the company will be presenting its latest sustainable innovation, the nitrile examination glove Sempercare® Green. The glove provides users and patients with the usual high protection and is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional examination gloves. In addition, the new surgical gloves portfolio "sustainably manufactured in Europe" will be presented.


New green Innovation - the examination glove Sempercare® Green

Semermed is presenting its newest green extension of the examination glove portfolio, the Sempercare® Green, to the professional audience attending MEDICA. The mint green nitrile glove combines reliable skin protection with model environmental protection. The new production process, makes the green glove skin-friendlier than conventional processes and also has a lower allergy potential, as it does not contain rubber accelerators and chlorine. Because of this, it is especially suitable for people with sensitive skin or those suffering from Type-I or Type-IV allergies or those wishing to prevent it. The sustainable production process also saves on energy and CO2 emissions during production”, comments Philip Mok, Managing Director and Director Operations, Sempermed.


New mark for sustainably produced, top quality surgical gloves from Austria 

“We also want to make the topic of sustainability more tangible in the area of our surgical glove”, says Mok. Confidence in a brand is essential, especially when it comes to surgical gloves, since one has to be able to completely rely upon such gloves in an extremely sensitive environment. It is thus important to know precisely where your gloves originate, under what conditions they are manufactured, from which company they are produced, and how much one can rely on the quality promised by such producer. “In order to recognize with just one glance, that our highest demands for safety and sustainable European production are fulfilled, we developed the quality seal: ‘Sustainably Manufactured in Europe’. From now on, this quality seal will be visible on all of our surgical glove dispensers. In this way, our users benefit from a double advantage: the highest European quality standards paired with a sustainable production”, explains Mok.


Further information and glove samples are available at the Medica Düsseldorf in Hall 5 G10. We look forward to your visit!

Further Enquiries:

Sonja Pointner
Head of Communications - Sempermed
+43 676 8715 8236

Monika Riedel
Group Head of Communications & Sustainability
+43 676 8715 8620



 About Sempermed

Sempermed is the largest segment of the Semperit-Group and is ranked among the international leading manufacturers of medical and industrial gloves. At Sempermed’s research centre in Wimpassing, Lower Austria, new products are continually developed and tested in close co-operation with users and experts. For more than 95 years Sempermed has been producing gloves of the highest quality and has set standards in terms of quality and innovation. Sempermed continually strives for optimum safety and reliability using the most modern production technologies, highest production hygiene and strictest quality checks.


About Semperit

The publicly listed Semperit AG Holding company is an internationally-oriented group that develops, produces, and sells highly specialised rubber products for the medical and industrial sectors: examination and surgical gloves, hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor belts, escalator handrails, construction profiles, cable car rings, and products for railway superstructures. The headquarters of this long-standing Austrian company, which was founded in 1824, are located in Vienna, and the global R & D centre is in Wimpassing, Lower Austria. The Semperit Group employs around 6,500 people worldwide, including close to 3,500 in Asia and more than 800 in Austria (Vienna and production site Wimpassing, Lower Austria). The group has 22 manufacturing facilities worldwide and numerous sales offices in Europe, Asia, Australia and America. In 2016 the Group generated revenue of EUR 852 million and an EBITDA of EUR 78 million.


Monika Riedel
Director Group Brand Management, Corporate Spokesperson
T +43 1 79777-620