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Malaysian glove giant in Vietnam expansion as demand surges

Top Glove says it's on the lookout for merger and acquisition opportunities

Top Glove is expected to open its first plant in Vietnam by the end of next year.

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's Top Glove will open its first Vietnam factory next year as the world's largest glove maker boosts production to meet a surge in demand for hygienic gloves.

As rising global health standards expand the market for medical and laboratory gloves, Top Glove executive chairman and founder Lim Wee Chai said the company was also on the lookout for acquisitions as it finalized plans to also open new plants Malaysia and Thailand.

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