Thanks to COVID-19, prices for personal protective equipment, especially disposable gloves, have been on the rise as supply suffers acute shortages. In many cases, price jumps have been astronomical, and in the next 45 to 90 days, prices for all gloves will likely double. PVC prices may go even higher, delivering a serious blow to the affordability of vinyl gloves.
In simplest terms, it is a matter of overwhelming demand and a supply chain that cannot keep up. Disposable gloves have for years been viewed as a basic commodity that is widely available, but for many reasons, there has always been a limited manufacturing capacity. Glove makers and the supply chain were not prepared to deal with the sudden spike in demand.
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Gloveworks HD featuring raised diamond texture is a pretty special brand for AMMEX. These heavy-duty, nitrile disposable gloves are industrial grade, top of the line, designed and manufactured for professionals who need the best, all while providing high-margin residual sales.
The trick with Gloveworks HD—the raised diamond texture channels away liquids for a superior grip, wet or dry—is to find the right audience willing to spend a little extra for a better glove.
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Distributors who sell disposable latex gloves in California should know of that state’s impending ban on latex glove use for restaurants, food service operations, and retail food establishments.
Signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 5 and effective Jan. 1, 2020, the law decrees that latex gloves will no longer be permitted in the food industry. This ban is similar to laws passed in such states as Ohio, Connecticut, Oregon, Hawaii, Arizona, and Rhode Island. Several more states are considering similar measures.
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