Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Vinyl Gloves

Why Disposable Gloves Have Become So Essential

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Why Disposable Gloves Have Become So Essential

Disposable gloves are becoming more and more prevalent in nearly all industries. While they don’t necessarily offer a high level of cut or puncture resistance, they have become invaluable to workers who need a quick and easy layer of protection. We are seeing disposable gloves being used in medical applications, salons, food service, and more. There are a handful of key reasons why disposable gloves have become a standard across the board.   Since disposable gloves are relatively inexpensive and easy to put on and change, it is super easy to use them to prevent any sort of cross-contamination in...

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Disposable Glove Prices On The Rise

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Disposable Glove Prices On The Rise

There is important breaking news regarding glove prices that may directly impact consumers throughout the year, especially in this first quarter. Inform yourself on what to expect for you, your business, and your employees.  TOCOM Rubber hits 4-year High with Supply Worries Mid January marked Tokyo rubber futures reaching their highest levels in nearly four years caused by rainy seasons in Thailand, which are causing supply shortages. This in turn directs the Tokyo Commodity Exchange, the leader for rubber prices in all of Southeast Asia. As of mid-January, the price for rubber on the TOCOM reached $2.70, which is the highest...

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Why You Should Use Gloves in the Salon

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Why You Should Use Gloves in the Salon

For customers who like to get pampered at a salon or spa, it’s a very enjoyable time. Sometimes though, salon goers may not realize the hazards and dangers their attendants are facing to give them the perfect manicure, pedicure, wax or other salon treatment. Salon employees must be aware of the dangers they face working in the salon environment. There are many chemicals you should be aware of, and take proper precautions to protect against them. The best way to protect your hands from coming in contact to the chemicals salon employees encounter daily, is wearing a good pair of...

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FDA Bans Powdered Exam Gloves

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FDA Bans Powdered Exam Gloves

As of December 19, 2016 the FDA has put forth a ban on all powdered examination and surgeon gloves for medical use in the United States. This ban will be put into effect beginning on January 18, 2017. Continue reading to find out more information about this new regulation from the FDA.  This ban focuses on three main items found in the glove market: powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder meant for lubricating a surgeon’s glove. Any product that falls under any of these categories must be removed from the market by January 18th 2017.  This ban,...

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What’s The Shelf Life Of Nitrile And Latex Gloves

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What’s The Shelf Life Of Nitrile And Latex Gloves

Many times when you buy disposable gloves in bulk for your office or work place, the gloves can sit in the storage room for quite some time. How do you know that when you get around to using those gloves at the back of the shelf, they’ll still offer the same level of protection as when they were first manufactured and shipped. Keep reading to learn about some helpful guidelines that will help you know how long you can keep your disposable nitrile and latex gloves on the shelf. Shelf Life GuidelinesWhile an exact shelf life time period is dependent on...

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