New Disposable Gloves Are Reasons to Cheer the New Year

AMMEX's new NX3 nitrile glove is versatile and lightweight.

New disposable gloves are good news for the start of 2021. AMMEX is offering four new gloves—two made of nitrile, one of vinyl, and one of synthetic hybrid vinyl—that fit a variety of applications.

We are almost a month into the new year. Gloves are still in short supply, especially nitrile and latex. We do expect nitrile availability to improve a bit by spring, but the market will be touch and go for a while.

Continue reading

Synthetic Hybrid Gloves Help to Bridge the Nitrile Gap

Black synthetic vinyl gloves are a great alternative to hard-to-obtain nitrile.

Synthetic hybrid gloves provide a temporary solution to the high prices and shortages of nitrile disposable gloves in the first half of 2021.

AMMEX recently solicited feedback from our customers on their impressions of our Online Ordering Portal, as well as their experiences in the current glove market.

The answers, as you might imagine, were quite varied. Ratings for the portal covered the spectrum from 1 to 10, and customers offered a variety of opinions on what it’s like to sell disposable gloves during a global pandemic. (We will go into more detail as we talk with customers and share their stories in this space over the coming weeks.)

Continue reading

Latest COVID Numbers Portend High Glove Demand, Prices

Photo by Artem Podrez/Pexels

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.

Continue reading

If You Work With Food, You Need Synthetic Hybrid Poly Gloves

Food workers need a lightweight, value-oriented disposable glove that protects against cross-contamination. Synthetic hybrid poly gloves are the right choice.

From food truck burrito makers to those who toil away on food processing assembly lines, basic glove needs are similar. Users need dependable barrier protection that is cost-efficient enough to support frequent glove changes.

Continue reading

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.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

Why the Food Service Sector Must Embrace Data-Driven Distribution

If the prediction from a recent Nielsen report that up to 70 percent of groceries in the U.S. will be purchased online by 2023 doesn’t ring alarm bells, the growing presence of Amazon and others in the sector should at least indicate that a sea change is under way. Traditional food service distribution faces one of its biggest challenges to date with the emergence of global, digitally driven competitors poised to cannibalize the sector. Independent food service distributors must act quickly to remain competitive by exploring the benefits of a data-driven distribution model. Thankfully, the digital transformation journey is less complex than many challenges the sector has conquered to date.

Continue reading “Why the Food Service Sector Must Embrace Data-Driven Distribution”