Risk of Latex Allergies Should Drive Your Transition to Nitrile

Dental technician wears nitrile disposable gloves while working.

Latex allergies get a lot of attention, especially in the disposable glove business. An important part of finding “the right glove for the job” is determining whether the person wearing said glove is allergic to natural rubber latex proteins, and recommending substitutes if necessary.

In truth, such allergies are rare. They affect approximately 1 percent of the general population and 8 to 12 percent of healthcare workers. (Latex allergies become more prevalent in people who are exposed to the material regularly, and most medical-grade gloves are made from latex.)

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Safety Is Job 1 for Every Business, and Gloves Play a Key Role

Road sign says SAFETY BEGINS WITH YOU

“Workplace safety” may be a somewhat vague and generalized term, but it nevertheless carries huge significance for businesses of all sizes.

The trend toward workplace safety is clear over the last 30 to 40 years. In 1980, probably 1% of auto mechanics used disposable gloves. In 2022, that figure is much higher—and because it’s still relatively small in the context of the overall industry, there is lots of room to grow.

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3 Food Service Gloves That Deliver Great Value for Any Restaurant

A kitchen worker wears BX3 black nitrile gloves from AMMEX while preparing tarts.

Even before the pandemic raised hygiene consciousness, many food service establishments were regular users of disposable gloves.

Avoiding cross-contamination and keeping bacteria at bay are always important considerations for food trucks, restaurants, commercial kitchens, and the like. Protecting customers is central to protecting the business from liability.

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Polyethylene Gloves for Food Service Deliver Hygiene at a Great Price

X3 Industrial Clear Stretch Hybrid Poly Gloves are great for working with food.

If your food service customers are looking for a disposable glove that can help maintain a high degree of hygiene at an attractive price point, look no further than X3 Industrial Clear Stretch Hybrid Poly Gloves (product code: TEX3).

Disposable gloves are more important than ever in the restaurant industry, with the Delta variant of the coronavirus still spreading in many areas. Restaurants are also looking to keep operating costs down, and distributors who can deliver value-oriented, effective products will have an upper hand in growing their customer base.

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Restaurant Cleanliness Begins With Disposable Gloves and Hand Hygiene

X3 Industrial Clear Vinyl Gloves from AMMEX are great when sanitizing surfaces.

In these make-or-break times for restaurants, cleanliness has never been more important. And you can’t have a truly clean restaurant without disposable gloves.

Food and beverage sales in the restaurant industry are projected to total $789 billion in 2021, up 19.7% from 2020. That’s an encouraging turnaround, considering that during the pandemic the industry has lost nearly $300 billion in sales.

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