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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3 Food Service Gloves That Deliver Great Value for Any Restaurant

A kitchen worker wears BX3 black nitrile gloves from AMMEX while preparing tarts.

Even before the pandemic raised hygiene consciousness, many food service establishments were regular users of disposable gloves.

Avoiding cross-contamination and keeping bacteria at bay are always important considerations for food trucks, restaurants, commercial kitchens, and the like. Protecting customers is central to protecting the business from liability.

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Black Nitrile: The Right Glove for You. And You. And You. And You …

Gloveworks Black Nitrile Gloves (GPNB) are popular in automotive uses.

Gloveworks Industrial Black Nitrile Gloves (GPNB) are the disposable glove world’s jack-of-all-trades. If your customers need a job done, their first and most important ally should be GPNB.

These black, professional-looking gloves are a star performer and welcome addition to any distributor’s product lineup. After well over a decade, they are still among AMMEX’s most popular gloves.

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AMMEX’s Reliability, Partnership Help Overcome Supply Chain Issues

An illustration of boxes circling the globe to show the supply chain.

People are probably tired of hearing about the dysfunctional supply chain, but unfortunately it’s still a concern. We can expect more challenges for the rest of 2022.

The availability of disposable gloves will feel the impact. That does not point to a looming shortage, but it does affect pricing, availability of certain sizes, or availability in certain parts of the country.

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Lightweight Nitrile Gloves Deliver Comfort, Protection at a Great Price

A baker slices biscuit dough while wearing X3 blue nitrile gloves from AMMEX.

For the last couple years, nitrile industrial-grade disposable gloves have not always been easy to come by.

With the onset of the pandemic, manufacturers were forced to ramp up production quickly. They turned their immediate focus to exam-grade product to meet the overwhelming need in medical applications. For industrial nitrile, prices went up and availability went down.

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Disposable Glove Demand Expected to Remain Strong

A restaurant worker wears black nitrile gloves to prepare a salad. Photo by Mikhail Nilov/Pexels

For the first time in two years, the coronavirus is not the No. 1 issue affecting global markets. Instead, oil prices—and the war in Ukraine—have become the top disruptors slowing trade and driving up costs.

That doesn’t mean COVID is going away just yet. Governments have been lifting restrictions imposed to slow its spread, including rules governing travel, socializing, mask wearing, and self-isolation. But still it lingers, and in some countries it is thriving.

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