Top 3 Questions About Critical Exam Glove Standards

Disposable exam-grade gloves are tested using rigorous procedures to ensure their safety.

What standards apply to disposable exam-grade gloves? How do you know if the gloves you are wearing are safe? These are among the most frequent questions we get from distributors and end-users alike.

What is the difference between exam- and industrial-grade gloves?

Expressed as simply as possible: Exam- and industrial-grade gloves vary in quality, specifically in the number of manufacturing defects per batch of gloves. But there is a lot more nuance to it than one might think.

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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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Shipping Crisis Causing Backups in Disposable Glove Arrivals, Inventories

 

Imports of disposable gloves are currently being impacted by major backups in Asia-U.S. trans-Pacific trade.

Shipping container volumes along these routes have reached their limit. Massive congestion in the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is forcing ocean carriers to cancel sailings—not because of lack of demand, but because ships are stuck awaiting berths.

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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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Vaccinations May Make Disposable Vinyl Gloves the New Healthcare Champ

Disposable gloves will not be required for administering the COVID-19 vaccines, but it stands to reason that healthcare professionals will find them indispensable.

Synthetic hybrid vinyl gloves can be an excellent solution for the expected surge in exam-glove need due to arrive with COVID-19 vaccinations.

While the world has waited impatiently for a coronavirus vaccine, and we have all watched and worried and tried to guess who would get the first round of doses, AMMEX has remained confident that the demand for exam-grade disposable gloves will take off soon.

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Medical Gloves Defined

Exam-grade gloves, often referred to as medical gloves, were originally designed for non-surgical medical procedures. They differ from industrial-grade gloves due to one factor: rigorous factory-level testing. This testing is based on acceptable quality limits (AQL) set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An AQL limit sets a standard for how many gloves within a batch can fail testing. A low AQL (meaning a small number of defective gloves) for exam-grade gloves is necessary to ensure the glove is of a high enough quality that it can provide the proper barrier protection against extreme risks.

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National Nurses Week


Whether they are on the front lines of a hospital emergency room, conducting health screenings for children at a local elementary school, or visiting the homebound as part of hospice care, nurses work hard to improve people’s lives every single day.  AMMEX celebrates all nurses during National Nurses Week which begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, nurse pioneer, and public health advocate.

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How Manufacturers Test Glove Quality

Given the many uses for disposable gloves, they must undergo rigorous inspection before they are ready for sale. In the automotive, janitorial-sanitation and agricultural industries, workers deal with a number of harsh chemicals, which means the gloves they wear must be proven to provide the right amount of protection. The same is true for medical applications, where employees need a safe barrier against pathogens.

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