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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Disposable Gloves Are Not Designed for Cooking at High Heat

Gloveworks Industrial Vinyl Gloves are great for preparing food, but don't cook with them.

Disposable gloves are an invaluable tool in kitchens around the globe. From making burger patties to mixing salads to plating and serving food, they protect against cross-contamination as well as keeping hands safe from chemicals and cleaning solutions.

We often get questions about the suitability of using disposable gloves over an open flame like a grill. Distributor partners say their customers inquire about using disposables when cooking, and which material is best in those situations.

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Rising Oil Costs Will Likely Impact Prices of Disposable Gloves

Image of an oil rig by Zbynek Burival via Unsplash.

Economies around the globe are in turmoil. High demand, market pressures—and the conflict in eastern Europe and its consequent political instability—are driving gas and oil prices higher, and countless industries are feeling the pain.

Last week oil reached $130 a barrel and may go even higher (although the price came down a bit as the week began). The worst-case forecast has been raised to $240 a barrel, and the high prices could lead to a global recession as soon as this year.

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