The last year and a half has been frustrating for automotive technicians and the distributors who keep them in disposable gloves.
It has been difficult obtaining the kind of thick, durable gloves that techs need to withstand the rigors of working on vehicles. Manufacturers in Malaysia, hamstrung by lockdowns, movement control orders, and limits on capacity, are months behind on their production schedules.
The explosion of the Delta variant has hit Southeast Asia hard, leaving the global supply chain reeling. From labor shortages in factories brought about by surges in COVID-19 cases to scarcity of container vessels to closed ports to backed-up ships off the coast of California, countless commodities are not getting through.
This has left distributors and end-users to rely on thinner nitrile or even vinyl gloves. While some lighter-weight nitrile gloves are suited for many automotive-related tasks, no one wants to dismantle an engine or transmission while wearing 3-mil vinyl.
Our warehouses have plenty of nitrile
The good thing is, help is no longer on the way—it’s here. The Gloveworks Industrial Black Nitrile Gloves (product name: GPNB) we’ve been telling you about for a few months are filling our warehouses and ready to ship today.
At 5 mils thick, these gloves are more than 50 percent thicker than standard nitrile. They have three times the puncture resistance of latex and deliver excellent protection against common and specialty chemicals. Especially effective against petroleum-based substances, they are a great choice for grease, oil, and gasoline.
Designed for working with tools and machinery, they have a micro-roughened surface and textured fingertips that enhance grip. In addition to automotive uses, they are popular in industrial, jan/san, food service and processing, and safety applications.
They’re your only hands: Protect them!
In years past, many auto techs would turn up their noses at the suggestion of hand protection, the thinking being that they were tough enough to endure whatever the job could throw their way. That has changed over the last decade or so as a younger generation of technicians saw the wisdom of protecting their most valuable commodity—their hands—from potential danger.
These black nitrile gloves are a perfect fit for your automotive customers. Once they try a box or two, they will be hooked and you will have a dependable source of regular income.