Top 3 Questions About Critical Exam Glove Standards

Disposable exam-grade gloves are tested using rigorous procedures to ensure their safety.

What standards apply to disposable exam-grade gloves? How do you know if the gloves you are wearing are safe? These are among the most frequent questions we get from distributors and end-users alike.

What is the difference between exam- and industrial-grade gloves?

Expressed as simply as possible: Exam- and industrial-grade gloves vary in quality, specifically in the number of manufacturing defects per batch of gloves. But there is a lot more nuance to it than one might think.

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Biden’s COVID-19 Plans Will Provide Relief, But It Won’t Be Speedy

The Biden administration's plans to combat COVID are a positive step but will take time.

 

After nearly a year of ups and downs, the no-fun-at-all roller-coaster ride that is COVID-19 shows few signs of stabilizing in the immediate future.

For every bit of good news we get—newly reported COVID cases in the U.S. recently dropped below 100,000 for the first time this year, and hospitalizations have begun to decline—there are such developments as the more-contagious U.K. variant of the coronavirus predicted to spread rapidly in the U.S.

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AMMEX Disposable Gloves Have a Sharp New Look for 2021

AMMEX's new packaging will begin to make its debut in February 2021.

 

AMMEX disposable gloves will come in a different wrapper starting this month, but don’t fret: They will still be the same great gloves.

Those who purchase disposable gloves from AMMEX in the coming weeks may notice a new look and feel for all of our packaging. The reason for this redesign is three-fold: We are aligning our brands, simplifying packaging layouts, and making them more presentable.

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Shipping Crisis Causing Backups in Disposable Glove Arrivals, Inventories

 

Imports of disposable gloves are currently being impacted by major backups in Asia-U.S. trans-Pacific trade.

Shipping container volumes along these routes have reached their limit. Massive congestion in the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is forcing ocean carriers to cancel sailings—not because of lack of demand, but because ships are stuck awaiting berths.

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New Disposable Gloves Are Reasons to Cheer the New Year

New disposable gloves are good news for the start of 2021. AMMEX is offering four new gloves—two made of nitrile, one of vinyl, and one of synthetic hybrid vinyl—that fit a variety of applications.

We are almost a month into the new year. Gloves are still in short supply, especially nitrile and latex. We do expect nitrile availability to improve a bit by spring, but the market will be touch and go for a while.

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Synthetic Hybrid Gloves Help to Bridge the Nitrile Gap

Black synthetic vinyl gloves are a great alternative to hard-to-obtain nitrile.

Synthetic hybrid gloves provide a temporary solution to the high prices and shortages of nitrile disposable gloves in the first half of 2021.

AMMEX recently solicited feedback from our customers on their impressions of our Online Ordering Portal, as well as their experiences in the current glove market.

The answers, as you might imagine, were quite varied. Ratings for the portal covered the spectrum from 1 to 10, and customers offered a variety of opinions on what it’s like to sell disposable gloves during a global pandemic. (We will go into more detail as we talk with customers and share their stories in this space over the coming weeks.)

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Latest COVID Numbers Portend High Glove Demand, Prices

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With coronavirus infections steadily rising, 2021 is shaping up as another year of shortages for disposable gloves.

On Jan. 7, the United States reached another grim milestone in the COVID-19 saga, reporting more than 4,000 pandemic-related deaths in a single day. It was the third day in a row of record daily deaths in the U.S. from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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