Halyard Health Introduces Flexaprene* Green Exam Gloves as a New Alternative to Allergy-Inducing Latex Gloves

New gloves leverage innovative chloroprene technology to help protect dental patients and staff


Halyard Health, Inc., a global medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery, announced the availability of a new innovation in exam gloves, Flexaprene* Green. Designed for dental professionals who want to bring cutting-edge technology and clinical advantage to their practice and patients, Flexaprene* Green is an advanced chloroprene technology that gives you the feel and tactile sensitivity of latex without the risk of Type I allergic reactions to natural rubber latex proteins.

“Due to a lack of suitable alternatives, nearly 40 per cent of dentists still rely on latex exam gloves – despite the threat of anaphylactic shock and contact dermatitis for the nearly three million Americans allergic to latex,” said Mr. Greg Metcalf, global director for gloves and apparel at Halyard Health. “Halyard Health is committed to innovation that drives optimal patient outcomes and is pleased to provide a new, non-latex, chloroprene-based dental glove solution that is comfortable and can safely be used for all patients.”

The Halyard Health Flexaprene* Green chloroprene glove features:

  • Tactile sensitivity comparable to latex
  • Soft to the touch, yet powerful in grip
  • Polymer coating designed for improved donning
  • Powder-free chloroprene technology

Halyard Health offers a broad selection of exam gloves that help safeguard healthcare employees from exposure to blood-borne pathogens and other infectious materials, whatever the task or procedure. The Flexaprene* Green chloroprene glove is the newest addition to the exam glove portfolio, which includes a full range of powder-free nitrile and vinyl exam gloves.