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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AMMEX Continues to Support Distributors in a Volatile Glove Market

By working together at all stages of the disposable glove supply chain, we can weather the challenges posed by the current market.

With glove prices high and inventory in short supply, the road ahead for distributors will continue to be unpredictable. AMMEX is focused on making that journey less difficult.

Today’s market for disposable gloves is a great equalizer. It leaves everyone—manufacturers, shippers, distributors, end-users—feeling quite humbled.

The truth is, months after the coronavirus pandemic first appeared, disposable gloves are still hard to come by. Prices are higher than ever, likely only to rise even more.

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Demand Is Still Sky-High for Disposable Gloves Across Multiple Industries

Moving forward, demand for disposable gloves will only increase in grocery stores and other public locations.

Months after the novel coronavirus first appeared in Wuhan, China, some of its main effects are still only starting to be felt. Confirmed cases globally number in the tens of millions, with deaths in the hundreds of thousands—yet we have not seen the worst of this pandemic’s devastation.

Although there was some success in lowering the infection rate in the spring of 2020, COVID-19 came roaring back during the summer. That was a by-product of state and local governments across the U.S. rushing to reopen their economies.

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Scaling Up Disposable Glove Production Is No Simple Undertaking

Workers assemble boxes of disposable gloves at a factory in China.

In any discussion of personal protective equipment production in these times of COVID-19, perhaps the least avoidable word is “scalability.”

As in: “We need a few billion of (insert name of PPE here). What kind of scalability can you deliver?”

Scalability, of course, is how easily something can be massively expanded or upgraded on demand.

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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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The Dangers of Nail Salons

It has been more than a week since Sara went back to work at her small nail salon in North Seattle. After experiencing her fourth miscarriage, she took the time off to grieve. The other technicians she works with are sympathetic upon her arrival; Ms. Otavalo at the front desk lost her would-be third child last spring. Monica is mother to a three-year-old son who is developmentally behind in every way. These are not isolated incidents: nail technicians in every state have been speaking up about their failing health and how it is affecting their families.

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