Nitrile, Vinyl, Latex, or Hybrid: Which Glove Is Right for Your Customer?

Nitrile, synthetic hybrid, vinyl, or latex: Which glove is right for your customer?

In last week’s blog post, we wrote about disposable glove thickness, which can be a source of confusion for end users (and sometimes even distributors). This week we examine how to choose the right glove material for the job.

When the coronavirus went global in early 2020, the disposable glove market was turned upside down. Inventory of nitrile gloves—far and away the most popular—soon dropped as pricing rose substantially. Now, a year later, nitrile inventory is coming back, prices are coming down, and the amount of available gloves is working its way back to pre-pandemic levels.

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Disposable Glove Thickness: What You Need to Know

When it comes to evaluating disposable gloves, thickness isn’t everything. The material they are made of, and whether they are industrial or exam grade, are also key factors in determining their appropriate applications.

But the question of how thick any particular glove is will always be an endless source of conversation—and often consternation—among those who buy disposable gloves, or sell them for a living.

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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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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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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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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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Vaccinations May Make Disposable Vinyl Gloves the New Healthcare Champ

Disposable gloves will not be required for administering the COVID-19 vaccines, but it stands to reason that healthcare professionals will find them indispensable.

Synthetic hybrid vinyl gloves can be an excellent solution for the expected surge in exam-glove need due to arrive with COVID-19 vaccinations.

While the world has waited impatiently for a coronavirus vaccine, and we have all watched and worried and tried to guess who would get the first round of doses, AMMEX has remained confident that the demand for exam-grade disposable gloves will take off soon.

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