Nitrile, Vinyl, Latex, or Hybrid: Which Glove Is Right for Your Customer?

Nitrile, synthetic hybrid, vinyl, or latex: Which glove is right for your customer?

In last week’s blog post, we wrote about disposable glove thickness, which can be a source of confusion for end users (and sometimes even distributors). This week we examine how to choose the right glove material for the job.

When the coronavirus went global in early 2020, the disposable glove market was turned upside down. Inventory of nitrile gloves—far and away the most popular—soon dropped as pricing rose substantially. Now, a year later, nitrile inventory is coming back, prices are coming down, and the amount of available gloves is working its way back to pre-pandemic levels.

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Disposable Glove Thickness: What You Need to Know

When it comes to evaluating disposable gloves, thickness isn’t everything. The material they are made of, and whether they are industrial or exam grade, are also key factors in determining their appropriate applications.

But the question of how thick any particular glove is will always be an endless source of conversation—and often consternation—among those who buy disposable gloves, or sell them for a living.

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AMMEX Disposable Gloves Have a Sharp New Look for 2021

AMMEX's new packaging will begin to make its debut in February 2021.

 

AMMEX disposable gloves will come in a different wrapper starting this month, but don’t fret: They will still be the same great gloves.

Those who purchase disposable gloves from AMMEX in the coming weeks may notice a new look and feel for all of our packaging. The reason for this redesign is three-fold: We are aligning our brands, simplifying packaging layouts, and making them more presentable.

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New Disposable Gloves Are Reasons to Cheer the New Year

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.

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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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Be prepared for California latex glove ban

Distributors who sell disposable latex gloves in California should know of that state’s impending ban on latex glove use for restaurants, food service operations, and retail food establishments.

Signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 5 and effective Jan. 1, 2020, the law decrees that latex gloves will no longer be permitted in the food industry. This ban is similar to laws passed in such states as Ohio, Connecticut, Oregon, Hawaii, Arizona, and Rhode Island. Several more states are considering similar measures.
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Grow your base with Gloveworks HD Nitrile

AMMEX disposable gloves

No matter the primary industries that constitute your customer base, you can always extend your influence further thanks to the versatility of Gloveworks® HD Nitrile Gloves with raised diamond texture.

These premium, latex-free disposable gloves can be used in countless tough applications, yet they still boast the dexterity of lighter-weight gloves. This dexterity is also enhanced by their texture, which provides a stronger grip as the innovative texture channels away liquids.

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