Do Gloves Protect Against Fentanyl? What You Need to Know

A law enforcement officer wears Gloveworks black nitrile gloves while holding a walkie talkie.

Fentanyl is a national health menace. The damage it causes is far-reaching and heartbreaking, and first responders are well aware of the dangers it poses in even casual contact.

Up to 100 times stronger than morphine, this synthetic opioid was developed for managing extreme pain in cancer patients. It has also been subverted as a highly addictive “recreational” drug, added to heroin or mixed into other drugs that pose potentially fatal risks to unknowing victims.

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Industrial Disposable Glove Market Is Poised to Continue Decades-Long Growth

A technician uses Gloveworks Industrial Orange Nitrile Disposable Gloves to work on an electrical panel.

The industrial disposable glove market has seen consistent double-digit growth over the last 40 years. Glove use for applications from plumbing to electrical to mechanical has increased annually.

There was a time that few if any workers in industrial settings wore disposable gloves. Many workers of a certain vintage still don’t, with a common complaint being that gloves restrict their range of motion and just don’t “feel right.”

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Top 3 Reasons to Choose Nitrile Gloves Over Other Materials

A man works on a lawnmower while wearing X3 Industrial Black Nitrile Gloves (BX3) from AMMEX.

Of the most common disposable glove materials, nitrile is far and away the most popular. Latex may have better fit, feel, and comfort—and vinyl may have a lower price point—but it’s difficult to beat nitrile for its all-around appeal.

Nitrile disposable gloves have for years been a popular alternative to latex in many industries, especially those that require more interaction with harsh chemicals and solvents, such as automotive work.

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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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