It’s an ideal time for glove distributors to highlight the importance of disposable glove use in food service and processing. In 2021, with the Delta variant of the coronavirus widely spreading, it is even more crucial to ensure that restaurant workers are properly gloved up.
Healthcare professionals are particular about their equipment—and thankfully so. Any patient wants a high degree of diligence paid to the quality of products used to ensure their well-being.
That same level of attention is important when it comes to disposable gloves. They protect the caregiver as well as the recipient of that care from bloodborne pathogens and environmental contaminants.
Of all the gloves AMMEX offers, Gloveworks Black Nitrile Industrial Gloves (product code: GPNB) are at the top of the list for versatility and dependability.
These durable, 5-mil disposables are in a sweet spot of thickness and dexterity. They offer an excellent barrier against chemicals and cleaning solutions, especially those made from petroleum. The gloves protect against bacteria and environmental contaminants. They feature three times the puncture resistance of latex gloves with fit, feel, and comfort to rival natural rubber (and without aggravating latex allergies).
Unlike latex gloves, nitrile and vinyl gloves are not made from natural rubber. These gloves come from synthetic materials, but the manufacturing process is essentially the same as latex glove production.
Neither nitrile nor vinyl gloves will aggravate sensitivities to latex, and are largely replacing latex gloves in most applications, especially food service and medical use.
In last week’s blog post, we wrote about disposable glove thickness, which can be a source of confusion for end users (and sometimes even distributors). This week we examine how to choose the right glove material for the job.
When the coronavirus went global in early 2020, the disposable glove market was turned upside down. Inventory of nitrile gloves—far and away the most popular—soon dropped as pricing rose substantially. Now, a year later, nitrile inventory is coming back, prices are coming down, and the amount of available gloves is working its way back to pre-pandemic levels.
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.
What standards apply to disposable exam-grade gloves? How do you know if the gloves you are wearing are safe? These are among the most frequent questions we get from distributors and end-users alike.
What is the difference between exam- and industrial-grade gloves?
Expressed as simply as possible: Exam- and industrial-grade gloves vary in quality, specifically in the number of manufacturing defects per batch of gloves. But there is a lot more nuance to it than one might think.
AMMEX disposable gloves will come in a different wrapper starting this month, but don’t fret: They will still be the same great gloves.
Those who purchase disposable gloves from AMMEX in the coming weeks may notice a new look and feel for all of our packaging. The reason for this redesign is three-fold: We are aligning our brands, simplifying packaging layouts, and making them more presentable.
New disposable gloves are good news for the start of 2021. AMMEX is offering four new gloves—two made of nitrile, one of vinyl, and one of synthetic hybrid vinyl—that fit a variety of applications.
We are almost a month into the new year. Gloves are still in short supply, especially nitrile and latex. We do expect nitrile availability to improve a bit by spring, but the market will be touch and go for a while.
With coronavirus infections steadily rising, 2021 is shaping up as another year of shortages for disposable gloves.
On Jan. 7, the United States reached another grim milestone in the COVID-19 saga, reporting more than 4,000 pandemic-related deaths in a single day. It was the third day in a row of record daily deaths in the U.S. from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.