Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Disposable Gloves

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

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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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How Often Should You Change Your Disposable Gloves?

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How Often Should You Change Your Disposable Gloves?

Using disposable gloves while in a medical setting, or for any potentially hazardous task is essential. The use of gloves adds an additional layer of protection that will help to keep you safe and healthy. The use of disposable gloves in the medical industry is particularly vital because it protects healthcare professionals as well as patients from the spread of germs, viruses, and other potentially harmful substances. Simply put, they significantly reduce the spread of pathogens, and in turn, disease. Even the most durable, medical grade, disposable glove is not meant to be worn indefinitely. To maintain protection, it is imperative that...

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Choosing Disposable Gloves for Various Tasks

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Choosing Disposable Gloves for Various Tasks

If you’re trying to decide on a pair disposable gloves for a particular job, we’ve got you covered with some helpful tips to help you make the right choice. Types of Disposable Gloves There are three main categories of disposable glove material that are most commonly used across all industries. Latex gloves are the most well-known type of disposable glove. Their rise in popularity is largely due to the fact that they are super durable, economically friendly, and have great fit. Due to their well-fitting nature, however, they are not the most breathable gloves and we recommend changing them often, or whenever your...

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Disposable Glove Terminology: What You Should Know

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Disposable Glove Terminology: What You Should Know

If you’re involved in the glove industry, or find yourself purchasing a high quantity of disposable gloves, we’ve rounded up a list of terminology that can be helpful as you navigate the disposable glove world and purchasing the proper pair of gloves. Accelerator Free: Most allergies to non-latex gloves are attributed to the accelerator chemicals used in manufacturing. Accelerator free gloves are approved as an allergen free option. Beaded Cuff: This is a rolled cuff style found on disposable gloves. Color Coded: Often times in work environments where there are multiple tasks being performed, each with different protection needs, many people will use...

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