Top 3 Reasons to Choose Nitrile Gloves Over Other Materials

A man works on a lawnmower while wearing X3 Industrial Black Nitrile Gloves (BX3) from AMMEX.

Of the most common disposable glove materials, nitrile is far and away the most popular. Latex may have better fit, feel, and comfort—and vinyl may have a lower price point—but it’s difficult to beat nitrile for its all-around appeal.

Nitrile disposable gloves have for years been a popular alternative to latex in many industries, especially those that require more interaction with harsh chemicals and solvents, such as automotive work.

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Disposable Glove Market Right-Sizes Itself as Supply Chain Improves

A container ship sails on the ocean.

For importers and distributors affected over the last couple years by supply chain dysfunction—in other words, pretty much everybody—the big picture is looking a bit brighter.

Shipping bottlenecks are beginning to loosen. The recent drop in wholesale inflation (for the first time in two years) provided a sign that some of the U.S. economy’s inflationary pressures have begun to cool. The New York Fed’s Global Supply Chain Pressure Index fell for the third straight month in July, hitting its lowest point since January 2021.

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Top 6 Selling Points for Raised Diamond Texture Gloves

Gloveworks Orange Nitrile Gloves with Raised Diamond Texture

Are disposable gloves an integral part of your distribution business? Have you been looking for a flagship product to put your sales over the top and become a leader for your glove line—or maybe just a glove that both you and your customers can count on?

The solution is Gloveworks Nitrile with Raised Diamond Texture (RDT). These durable industrial gloves, which come in 8-mil orange and green as well as 6-mil black and royal blue, will not only deliver excellent margins for you, but they’ll also keep your customers coming back for more.

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Engage with AMMEX to Ensure You Get the Best Selection and Pricing

Gloveworks Industrial Royal Blue Nitrile Gloves with Raised Diamond Texture

The disposable glove market is still on the mend. Recovery from the supply shortages brought on by the pandemic—as well as higher prices for most gloves, especially nitrile—has been a long time coming.

For nearly two years, distributors have had to take what they could get from manufacturers. That often meant vinyl and thinner nitrile gloves made up the bulk of shipments, which left end-users pining for heavy-duty nitrile and distributors scrambling to find acceptable substitutes.

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