Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Covid-19

Disposable Glove Outlook for 2021

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

meAs we enter into a new year, many people are wondering when reprieve will come in regards to the effects of COVID-19. For the disposable glove industry, it’s looking like the first portion of 2021 will be very similar to what we saw in 2020 when it comes to high levels of demand and low levels of supply. Many glove manufacturers are still working to increase their production capabilities, but the reality is that it just takes time to scale production to the magnitude that is currently needed. There are many factors that play into the extreme demand disposable gloves have been...

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A Few Reasons Why Disposable Gloves Continue To Increase In Price And Are in Short Supply During Covid

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

 Six months into the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we are still seeing incredibly high demand for disposable gloves across all industries, while the supply is in no way catching up. Due to COVID-19, many more people are becoming more aware and more diligent about their health and hygiene, which leads experts to believe that this high level of demand will not drop off for quite some time. This increase in demand is truly no small thing. Experts predict that by the end of 2021, demand will have increased upwards of 25%! This translates into up to an additional 50 billion gloves. High demand...

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Disposable Gloves Remain in High Demand and Short Supply

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

We’re months into the COVID-19 crisis, and the supply shortage of disposable gloves is still causing quite an issue across many industries. Many large scale consumers of disposable gloves are now asking about the plausibility of scalability for these products. Unfortunately, manufacturers are not able to scale production as quickly or as largely as is needed to keep up with the rapid increase in demand. While we’ve seen other PPE products, like face masks, jump in supply rapidly to keep up with the new level of demand, it is just not that simple when it comes to scaling the production of disposable...

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As Our Economy Reopens, Glove Shortages and Pricing will Continue to Increase

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Over the past few months we’ve all had to adjust to a “new normal” in the wake of COVID-19. Restaurants, food service industries, and medical professionals are being hit particularly hard as they will continue to need personal protective equipment, like disposable gloves. The problem is, prices for these necessary items are increasing, and shortages are becoming quite widespread. It’s a classic supply and demand scenario, shortages keep popping up, causing prices to increase rapidly. The reason we’ve reached this level of shortage is because the countries where the majority of the world’s disposable gloves are manufactured, like Malaysia and China, were...

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COVID-19 Will Continue to Drive High Demand for Disposable Gloves

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

In recent months, the demand for disposable gloves has sky-rocketed as virtually all industries have been purchasing these to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Not only have businesses been scooping these up, but individuals as well, so the consumer base has widened very quickly, and the supply has had difficulty matching the demand. The rise in demand has truly been unprecedented. Studies show, that by April, the demand for disposable gloves had jumped 670%! Over 80% of disposable gloves are manufactured and produced in Asia, and with most of that region on lockdown due to COVID-19, supply truly has not...

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