Risk of Latex Allergies Should Drive Your Transition to Nitrile

Dental technician wears nitrile disposable gloves while working.

Latex allergies get a lot of attention, especially in the disposable glove business. An important part of finding “the right glove for the job” is determining whether the person wearing said glove is allergic to natural rubber latex proteins, and recommending substitutes if necessary.

In truth, such allergies are rare. They affect approximately 1 percent of the general population and 8 to 12 percent of healthcare workers. (Latex allergies become more prevalent in people who are exposed to the material regularly, and most medical-grade gloves are made from latex.)

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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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Raised Diamond Texture Continues to Provide Superior Value

Gloveworks Industrial Green Nitrile Gloves with Raised Diamond Texture

Here’s a 2022 trend that’s worth sharing: We’re seeing more and more customers who love Gloveworks Industrial Black Nitrile gloves taking a step up to Gloveworks with Raised Diamond Texture (RDT).

Those black nitrile gloves (product code: GPNB) have for years been a mainstay of AMMEX’s product line. At 5 mils thick, they deliver all the barrier protection customers need for a variety of chemicals while also featuring the best traits nitrile has to offer (excellent fit and feel, puncture resistance, tactile sensitivity).

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Tips for Distributors from an Expert: How to Sell Raised Diamond Texture Gloves

Gloveworks orange nitrile gloves with raised diamond texture

If you sell disposable gloves for a living, you should be excited about the return of Gloveworks Nitrile with Raised Diamond Texture (RDT). They present an awesome opportunity for distributors because they drive more revenue than standard gloves.

Our top-of-the-line gloves—a favorite with end-users for the better part of a decade—were largely out of stock for the last two years because of supply complications from COVID-19.

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Gloveworks With Raised Diamond Texture Helps Start the Year Off Right

Gloveworks Industrial Orange Nitrile Disposable Gloves

Happy New Year, AMMEX partners!

Are you ready for 2022? Is your disposable glove lineup positioned for the new year?

Let’s face it: The last 21 months have not been easy. For those who sell disposable gloves, there has been a special set of challenges. Have you needed heavier nitrile gloves to satisfy your customers, only to be told again and again that they were on backorder?

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Black Nitrile 5-Mil Gloves Are a Comfortable Fit for Jan/San Customers

Gloveworks Industrial Black Nitrile Gloves deliver barrier protection and comfort.
Do you have disposable glove customers in the janitorial & sanitation industry? Do they have a difficult time finding gloves with the right balance between dependable barrier protection, comfort, and value?

It’s actually a fairly common issue. Vinyl gloves, often chosen for jan/san applications because they are priced right for frequent glove changes, are great for light-duty use. But sometimes you need a stronger, more durable glove with excellent fit that can be worn for longer periods.

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Black Nitrile Gloves Are What Automotive Customers Want and Need

Gloveworks Black Nitrile Disposable Gloves are designed with automotive technicians in mind.

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.

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