Disposable Glove Market Rebound Still Dependent on Supply Chain Health

Container ships continue to be in high demand and short supply.

Second of two parts.

Last week, we examined the current state of the disposable glove market, relative to the continuing COVID-19 crisis and obstacles manufacturers face in Southeast Asia. This week, we look at a problem that has been with us for months and continues to wreak havoc across numerous industries—the global supply chain.

After years of optimizing their supply chains and building around just-in-time inventory across all industries, companies are struggling to keep their products moving around the world at the same pace. As a result, the world is running low on everything.

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Glove Distributors Who Deliver Brand Consistency Are Positioned for Success

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

The last 15 months since the coronavirus spread globally have, of course, been a frustrating time for everyone in the disposable glove industry.

For end users, a lot of that frustration stems from the lack of a consistent brand experience. If you can’t buy the gloves you want from a source you trust, you may have to use less-than-honorable sellers. And that means quality can suffer.

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Industrial Nitrile Gloves in Stock at AMMEX Despite Global Shortage

Gloveworks Black Nitrile Industrial Gloves (GPNB) are latex-free and powder-free.

Fifteen months into the coronavirus pandemic, disposable glove distributors and their customers keep coming back to the same question: When can we get more nitrile gloves?

The answer for the most part remains the same: We don’t know for certain. What we do know, though, is that we have a healthy inventory of Gloveworks Black Nitrile Industrial Gloves.

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Exam-Grade Nitrile Gloves a Great Fit for Industrial Jobs

Black nitrile gloves from AMMEX Professional can do double duty in industrial or medical applications.

Exam-grade nitrile is the glove material of the moment.

Anyone hoping for a steady stream of nitrile gloves this summer had better expect obstacles. Supply chains are still backed up, which increases the number of backorders. Malaysia’s ongoing coronavirus crisis is putting the country in near total lockdown, causing labor shortages and severely limiting production.

If your customers need nitrile gloves right now, AMMEX Professional’s line of exam-grade disposable gloves is a welcome solution.

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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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Stuck in the Desert: Suez Shipping Crisis Stifles Ocean Traffic

The container ship Ever Given remains stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking ocean traffic.

Photo courtesy Bloomberg Markets and Finance/via YouTube

In recent weeks we’ve written about the supply chain crises of container ships backed up outside West Coast ports, waiting to be unloaded, and the consequent logistics challenges of getting products to the U.S. The situation is causing massive delays for goods from furniture to electronics to Pelotons.

As you certainly have noticed if you’ve looked at cable TV or internet news in the last few days, things just got a whole lot worse.

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