AMMEX’s Reliability, Partnership Help Overcome Supply Chain Issues

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People are probably tired of hearing about the dysfunctional supply chain, but unfortunately it’s still a concern. We can expect more challenges for the rest of 2022.

The availability of disposable gloves will feel the impact. That does not point to a looming shortage, but it does affect pricing, availability of certain sizes, or availability in certain parts of the country.

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Rising Oil Costs Will Likely Impact Prices of Disposable Gloves

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Economies around the globe are in turmoil. High demand, market pressures—and the conflict in eastern Europe and its consequent political instability—are driving gas and oil prices higher, and countless industries are feeling the pain.

Last week oil reached $130 a barrel and may go even higher (although the price came down a bit as the week began). The worst-case forecast has been raised to $240 a barrel, and the high prices could lead to a global recession as soon as this year.

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Supply Chain Issues Persist, but Glove Market’s Outlook Is Bright

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If you thought that 2022 would bring quick resolution to the worldwide supply chain disruption, you’ll want to rethink that position.

Havoc at ports is showing no signs of declining. Prices for a vast array of goods continue to rise. Any real progress will require investment, technology and a refashioning of incentives across global business. It will take more ships, additional warehouses, and an influx of truck drivers.

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Lighter Gloves a Likely Trend in COVID-19 World

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In 2020, demand for disposable gloves and personal protective equipment is at all-time highs. The global spread of the novel coronavirus has completely taken over the conversation—and the market—as glove manufacturers struggle to keep the supply chain moving.

Also on the rise, of course, is the cost of doing business. With shortages of raw materials and labor, and restrictions on who gets priority access to PPE, glove prices are going up. It’s not a matter of gouging, but simple economics: demand rises, supply drops, gloves get more expensive.

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Best Disposable Gloves for the Jan/San Industry

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Janitorial and sanitation workers face daily hazards from the chemicals they use to clean. Harmful chemicals can be found in glass, metal, and other cleaners, including hydrofluoric acid, nitrilotriacetate, and phosphoric acid.

The second hazard comes from contact with bloodborne pathogens. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration established its Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard way back in 1992 to ensure that workers are protected. While it was initially intended for health-care workers, it is relevant to jan/san employees as well.

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