Disposable Glove Market Right-Sizes Itself as Supply Chain Improves

A container ship sails on the ocean.

For importers and distributors affected over the last couple years by supply chain dysfunction—in other words, pretty much everybody—the big picture is looking a bit brighter.

Shipping bottlenecks are beginning to loosen. The recent drop in wholesale inflation (for the first time in two years) provided a sign that some of the U.S. economy’s inflationary pressures have begun to cool. The New York Fed’s Global Supply Chain Pressure Index fell for the third straight month in July, hitting its lowest point since January 2021.

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3 Food Service Gloves That Deliver Great Value for Any Restaurant

A kitchen worker wears BX3 black nitrile gloves from AMMEX while preparing tarts.

Even before the pandemic raised hygiene consciousness, many food service establishments were regular users of disposable gloves.

Avoiding cross-contamination and keeping bacteria at bay are always important considerations for food trucks, restaurants, commercial kitchens, and the like. Protecting customers is central to protecting the business from liability.

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Grow Your Glove Business With Sales Tools in Our Online Portal

AMMEX's Online Portal offers a number of sales support tools.

Looking for sales tools that can give your glove distribution business a boost? Our Online Portal can help.

Once you log into your account, get started by clicking on Your Product Toolkit, then choose Product Info Hub. There you can choose among data and specification sheets as well as download print-quality product images, guides, catalogs, and our Chemical Resistance Chart, invaluable for choosing the right glove for the job.

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Black Nitrile: The Right Glove for You. And You. And You. And You …

Gloveworks Black Nitrile Gloves (GPNB) are popular in automotive uses.

Gloveworks Industrial Black Nitrile Gloves (GPNB) are the disposable glove world’s jack-of-all-trades. If your customers need a job done, their first and most important ally should be GPNB.

These black, professional-looking gloves are a star performer and welcome addition to any distributor’s product lineup. After well over a decade, they are still among AMMEX’s most popular gloves.

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Latex Gloves Still Have a Strong Following Despite Challenges

A user works on an engine while wearing Gloveworks heavy-duty latex gloves (ILHD).

It may have the distinction of being the original disposable glove material, but natural rubber latex often gets a bad rap.

The primary concern is about latex allergies. About 4% of the world’s population has some form of latex allergy. It is more problematic for health care workers, especially dentists and surgeons, because of repeat exposure to exam-grade latex gloves.

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AMMEX’s Reliability, Partnership Help Overcome Supply Chain Issues

An illustration of boxes circling the globe to show the supply chain.

People are probably tired of hearing about the dysfunctional supply chain, but unfortunately it’s still a concern. We can expect more challenges for the rest of 2022.

The availability of disposable gloves will feel the impact. That does not point to a looming shortage, but it does affect pricing, availability of certain sizes, or availability in certain parts of the country.

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