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.

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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.)

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Latest COVID Numbers Portend High Glove Demand, Prices

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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.

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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.

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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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Technology Trends Impacting the Commercial Cleaning Industry

Digital technology and automation might have been slow to make their presence felt in the commercial cleaning industry, but adoption is now rapid given the cost and efficiency benefits delivered. In some cases, technology innovations are not simply being adapted to suit buildings—they are being designed into them from inception. As commercial cleaning enters the realm of Industry 4.0—incorporating the Internet of Things and cloud computing—it is not just those at the sharp end of the sector who must keep up to speed. Those who supply it can benefit if they too are ready to adapt.

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The Economic Challenges Facing Commercial Cleaning

On the surface, the commercial cleaning services market appears to be in relatively robust health. In fact, the sector is expected to be worth $74.3 million globally by 2022. Why is it, then, that few managers of the 54,000+ independent building service contractors (BSCs) in the U.S. will be celebrating? Why are so few of the key customers of janitorial and housekeeping products banking on growth in the years ahead?

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#NotWithoutGloves: The Danger of Dry Cleaning Chemicals

We host our annual #NotWithoutGloves social media contest for several reasons: to have a bit of fun with our followers and to highlight the need for disposable glove use. While many contest submissions focus on dirty jobs and rank substances no one chooses to touch without gloves, there are more dangerous substances that require disposable gloves – chemicals. Workers in the dry cleaning industry need to be particularly careful as they come into frequent contact with a harsh chemical called perchloroethylene.

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Top JanSan Industry Growth Opportunities

Safety continues to be a major concern in the Janitorial and Sanitation industry. Whether it’s protection from harsh chemicals, avoiding cross-contamination, or preventing the spread of infection – gloves are an essential tool for safety in the JanSan industry. Consider these recent reports highlighting the top JanSan industry growth opportunities.

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