Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Nitrile Gloves

Disposable Glove Storage and Preventing Degradation

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

Believe it or not, properly storing your disposable gloves is a very important procedure to perfect. Not only will it help to save you money in the long run, but it can protect you from other dangers as well.  The recommendation is that disposable gloves are stored in a cool and dry environment anywhere between 50- and 72-degrees Fahrenheit to maintain optimal glove conditions. Most manufacturers offer a glove shelf life which should be followed, however if you can’t find the manufacturer recommendation, a good rule of thumb is no longer than five years. If large quantities of gloves are stored...

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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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Best Way to Remove Disposable Gloves

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Best Way to Remove Disposable Gloves

  Did you know there is a special word to use when talking about taking off gloves? The word is “doff”. And believe it or not, there is a proper way to doff gloves! We’ve rounded up a simple, step by step process that you can follow to doff gloves safely and effectively. The reason that it is important to doff disposable gloves properly is in order to avoid any contact with hazardous materials that may have gotten on the glove, from getting onto your skin. There’s no point in using disposable gloves to protect yourself, if you are just going...

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What PPE Should You Use For Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

We are all living in an unprecedented time in world history. Our medical professionals are on the front lines fighting the spread of this virus, and every day people are also taking precautions to protect themselves and others from catching the sickness. You’ve likely seen people beginning to wear masks and gloves when they are outside of their homes, but what are the proper guidelines for what we should be using to protect ourselves? Below are some helpful tips when it comes to choosing what kind of gloves you should use in this unique scenario. We recommend stocking up on disposable, medical...

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Medical Gloves vs Industrial Gloves: What’s the Difference?

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Medical Gloves vs Industrial Gloves: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to picking the proper pair of disposable gloves for your task, you’ll typically find that there are two major categories: medical and industrial. But you might be asking yourself, what is the difference between these types of gloves? Lucky for you we’ve got the answer for you. Medical Gloves Medical Gloves can also be called Exam or Surgical Grade gloves. These gloves are to be used in any sort of healthcare, hospital, or medical setting. They are manufactured to withstand exposure to bloodborne pathogens, bodily fluids, and bacteria. Additionally, they are sterilized so they can be used in laboratories. One important...

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