It’s No Mystery: Understanding Industrial, Exam Glove Distinctions

A pair of hands wearing single-use indigo-colored gloves as the right hand stretches the glove on the left hand.

We often encounter confusion about different types of disposable gloves and which is the right choice for any given job.

A great example is “surgical gloves.” You may have heard or seen—in media coverage or TV police procedurals—a criminal said to be wearing surgical gloves while committing a crime, whether it’s a bank heist or (shudder) a serial killer at work.

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AMMEX Reduces the Risk of Sourcing Disposable Gloves

Disposable gloves on a production line.

We frequently hear from customers who say they bought gloves from another vendor at a low price, but they can’t find that deal again. In fact, that vendor can’t seem to source the glove at all.

If you’re an industrial distributor, you’ve likely come across vendors who can’t be trusted to consistently deliver what you need at a price that works for you. Sure, it’s nice to save a few bucks here or there on a case of gloves, but can you count on that arrangement to hold up over time?

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Why Work With AMMEX? It’s in Your Best Interest

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We often have conversations about this question with customers and partners, and while the precise answer may vary, we aim to keep it simple: We help our customers buy the right disposable glove for the job. And we effectively reduce risk with expert services and tools.

Since the company’s founding in 1988—yes, in March we’re coming up on 35 years in business—we’ve been helping our clients with all aspects of global procurement, supply chain, and operations to ensure quality and efficiency in the single-use glove market.

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Disposable Glove Market Less Likely to Feel Impact of Recession

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Most economists are in agreement on one word to describe what 2023 holds for the U.S. economy: uncertainty. The divergence of views on what will happen is as large as it has been in many years.

A steady drumbeat of “recession is coming” rattled around the public consciousness for the last half of 2022. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates seven times last year in an effort to throttle inflation. Underperforming stock markets have not helped matters.

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Finishing Disposable Gloves: How to Make Them Easy On, Easy Off

Hands pull on disposable gloves.

After gloves go through the production process—formers dipped in solution, dried in high heat, rinsed in a chlorinated solution (in the case of latex), dried again—their interior needs to be finished.

This process makes it easier to pull on and remove gloves. Without interior finishing, gloves can stick to skin and cause a struggle to get them on or off.

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Turn Your Glove Business Into a Recurring Revenue Engine

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Most of AMMEX’s distributor partners are experienced salespeople who regularly move large quantities of product, including gloves. But how do they rack up steady glove sales at scale, month in and month out?

If they’re in the know, they put our Sales Acceleration Solution (SAS), which has a proven track record of helping distributors sell more gloves, to work for them.

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Maximize Your Profits Within Your Disposable Glove Client Base

A hand wearing a black disposable glove holds a credit card.

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Most distributor partners of AMMEX count disposable gloves as only a small percentage of their overall business. That figure is between 2% and 5%, depending on which industry they’re servicing.

That may not seem like much emphasis. But in truth, success is less about how much significance you attach to the percentage of gloves in your overall catalog. What really matters is market penetration and the percentage of overall glove spend you’ve captured within your customer base, says Corey Townsell, vice president of sales at AMMEX.

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