Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Covid-19

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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The COVID-19 Crisis Continues to Effect Disposable Glove Availability and Pricing

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

No one is exempt from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, including glove manufacturers. These effects will in turn impact the consumer, you. You may or may not have noticed that the prices have increased on many disposable gloves and some have even been out of stock, the demand is just so high. Many disposable glove manufacturers are reporting a level of demand they haven’t seen in over 30 years, it is unprecedented. Because the demand is vastly exceeding the supply it is likely that you will see price increases and even delays on order fulfillment as companies, like us, wait for...

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COVID-19 Impact on Disposable Gloves and Strategies to Optimize Supply

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

t’s no surprise that in recent weeks every industry and every person has been impacted in some way by COVID-19. If you are in the health and medical industry, you’ve likely experienced difficulty with keeping supplies, like disposable gloves, replenished and in stock. We’ve rounded up some helpful tips and strategies to help you make the most of your disposable glove supply while navigate this strange time.  Reserve sterile gloves for necessary surgical and sterile procedures only. Consider using disposable gloves past their designated shelf-life (typically provided by the glove manufacturer) in situations where you’re not exposed to pathogens, like training....

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