The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) was established on 28 June 1989 as a non-profit industry association that extends a range of services to members comprising Malaysian rubber glove manufacturers and associated suppliers and supporting organizations.

MARGMA provides a common platform for discussion and exchange of views aimed at furthering the commercial objectives of its members and promoting a solid trade fraternity amongst them. Since its inception, MARGMA has been the official voice and advocate for the rubber glove industry in Malaysia, having collaborated closely with key Malaysian government agencies and related ASEAN trade associations to promote and protect the interests of its members and the industry. MARGMA also assists its members in addressing domestic and international issues related to their businesses and the industry.

MARGMA is administered by a panel of elected Management Committee and is supported by the Secretariat in its day-to-day operations.

Ordinary Members comprise bona fide rubber glove manufacturers in Malaysia.

Associate Members comprise companies associated with the rubber glove manufacturing industry.


  • To bring about a common understanding and unity of all manufacturers through regular interaction, consultation and mutual sharing;
  • To work to improve the quality, image and competitiveness of latex gloves through standard scheme, R&D projects, and promotion and marketing efforts;
  • To represent Member Companies on their interests and grievances through representation, intervention and advocacy; and
  • To keep Member Companies informed and updated on technological advancement, regulatory affairs, market development, etc. through seminars, workshops, exhibitions, publications, resource centre service etc.


  • Advocacy and Voice
  • Industry Development & Enhancement
  • Event Management
  • Publications
  • Resource Center Service
  • Business Networking Activities


The Association acknowledges the challenges within the rubber glove industry and seeks to assist its members in various issues affecting the industry, among others:

  • Price volatility of natural rubber latex
  • Protection and enhancement of NR latex gloves
  • Regulatory compliance including European regulations, FDA regulations and glove standards, waste management
  • Industry requirements including latex, labour and energy supplies


The MARGMA prides itself in having made significant contributions to its Member Companies and the industry as a whole. Among others: –

  • Launching of the Standard Malaysian Glove Programme (SMG), with MARGMA being the proponent and advocate;
  • Advocacy and Representation, having voiced the concerns and requirements of Member Companies, and represented the industry in various bodies and functions;
  • MARGMA Newsletter and Membership Directory, with current industry updates and member listing;
  • Seminar on Glove Automation, Validation, Design Control, an event the industry always looks forward to;
  • Regional grouping of Glove Manufacturers, the formation of ARGMA; and
  • Hosting and organizing of the highly acclaimed biennial International Rubber Glove Conference & Exhibition since 2002