AMMEX is offering several new blended vinyl and poly disposable gloves that provide excellent alternatives to nitrile and latex.
We’ve noted it before, and we note it again: Today’s market for disposable gloves is, in a word, difficult.
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.
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.
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.
These are, as we have pointed out in this space before, volatile times in the disposable glove industry.
COVID-19 has demand for disposable gloves (and face masks and all other forms of personal protective equipment) skyrocketing. Glove supply is lagging because factories in Southeast Asia can’t keep up.
If you think workplace safety programs aren’t worth the investment, consider this case from consulting firm Excite Safety Training:
The locksmith industry has many dangers, but not all of them are obvious. When it comes to hand protection, many technicians do not take the concern seriously. There are countless reasons why a locksmith may need hand protection, but what are the main things that locksmiths need from their gloves?
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.
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.