Safety Is Job 1 for Every Business, and Gloves Play a Key Role

Road sign says SAFETY BEGINS WITH YOU

“Workplace safety” may be a somewhat vague and generalized term, but it nevertheless carries huge significance for businesses of all sizes.

The trend toward workplace safety is clear over the last 30 to 40 years. In 1980, probably 1% of auto mechanics used disposable gloves. In 2022, that figure is much higher—and because it’s still relatively small in the context of the overall industry, there is lots of room to grow.

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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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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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Top 6 Selling Points for Raised Diamond Texture Gloves

Gloveworks Orange Nitrile Gloves with Raised Diamond Texture

Are disposable gloves an integral part of your distribution business? Have you been looking for a flagship product to put your sales over the top and become a leader for your glove line—or maybe just a glove that both you and your customers can count on?

The solution is Gloveworks Nitrile with Raised Diamond Texture (RDT). These durable industrial gloves, which come in 8-mil orange and green as well as 6-mil black and royal blue, will not only deliver excellent margins for you, but they’ll also keep your customers coming back for more.

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Find the Opportunities to Help Your Company Sell RDT Gloves

A hand wearing a Gloveworks orange nitrile glove works on an engine.

You won’t find oversaturation in the disposable glove marketplace. There is always an untapped need, if you look in the right places.

One of our distributors, it turns out, didn’t have to look far. He saw potential in selling gloves, convinced his management that AMMEX was the company to work with, and has seen excellent results—all in a relatively short time frame.

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