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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Vinyl Gloves: A Perfect Fit for All Your Janitorial And Sanitation Needs

Vinyl gloves should be your first choice for janitorial and sanitation applications.

Janitorial and sanitation workers are essential to protecting us from COVID-19. Protecting them is just as important.

Workers in the janitorial and sanitation industry have always played a key role in protecting our quality of life. But with the current global pandemic showing no signs of dissipating, their contribution takes on a new level of importance. Sanitizing our environments matters more than ever.

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Synthetic Vinyl Blends Open a World of Possibilities for Disposable Gloves

Gloveworks Industrial Blue Synthetic Vinyl Gloves from AMMEX are a great bridge between vinyl and nitrile gloves.

Synthetic hybrid technology combines vinyl with elastomers to produce a disposable glove that is both versatile and value-oriented.

With COVID-19 stretching on for nearly a year and no relief in sight, the disposable glove market faces what may be its greatest challenges ever.

Nitrile and latex products are expensive and hard to come by, largely because of raw material shortages. And the end of 2020—a year many of us will be only too happy to see in the rear-view mirror—is not likely to bring much improvement.

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Vinyl or Nitrile? The Realities of Today’s Disposable Glove Market

Vinyl gloves are versatile and much more available right now than nitrile gloves. Photo by Chokniti Khongchum from Pexels.

Now is a great time for disposable glove distributors to consider introducing their customers to the many positive qualities of vinyl gloves.

In the world of disposable gloves, nitrile is king.

The material, made from nitrile butadiene rubber or NBR, has become the standard across just about every industry. From medical needs to automotive repair, users in the front lines typically choose nitrile gloves.

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In These Times of Disposable Glove Shortages, Vinyl Is a Solid Option

Nail & beauty is just one industry where vinyl gloves have found a home.

With disposable gloves in high demand, vinyl is proving its worth beyond food service and janitorial applications.

The disposable glove marketplace continues to suffer from chronic supply shortages. Because of COVID-19—as well as factors from labor and capacity issues to a lack of raw materials—nitrile and latex gloves are especially difficult to come by. Prices are high and only going higher.

Vinyl gloves, however, are proving a dependable alternative. Not only are they more affordable than other materials, but they are also simply more available. And they are better made than ever before.

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AMMEX Continues to Support Distributors in a Volatile Glove Market

By working together at all stages of the disposable glove supply chain, we can weather the challenges posed by the current market.

With glove prices high and inventory in short supply, the road ahead for distributors will continue to be unpredictable. AMMEX is focused on making that journey less difficult.

Today’s market for disposable gloves is a great equalizer. It leaves everyone—manufacturers, shippers, distributors, end-users—feeling quite humbled.

The truth is, months after the coronavirus pandemic first appeared, disposable gloves are still hard to come by. Prices are higher than ever, likely only to rise even more.

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