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The New VTrile Hybrid Disposable Glove

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The New VTrile Hybrid Disposable Glove

This week we’re excited to announce the arrival of a brand new product! These hybrid latex-free gloves are an excellent alternative to traditional vinyl, latex, or nitrile medical gloves. Since they are manufactured from a synthetic vinyl, there is no risk of allergies as with latex gloves. These hybrid disposable gloves are made from a material that includes Nitrile and PVC paste, resulting in a glove that combines the advantages of both PVC and nitrile. That means these hybrid gloves provide excellent protection against most chemicals and are quite flexible and comfortable. They feature a smooth surface, so they’re not ideal for...

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Suggested Areas in the Workplace to Reuse Disposable Gloves

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With COVID-19 not quite yet a thing of the past, there will likely be supply issues when it comes to disposable gloves for some time. This means, we all need to do our part to make our supply stretch further. In an ideal world, disposable gloves would be one-time use products, to be immediately disposed of. Disposable gloves are not designed to be used multiple times because their protective value decreases with each wear or wash. Particularly if you are using disposable gloves to protect against germs when you’re out and about, not in your occupation, you’re better off just regularly...

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

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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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Some Tips to Help Prevent Food Bourne Illnesses

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Approximately 1 in every 6 Americans suffer from a food borne illness each year, which leads us to make every possible effort to try and prevent these illnesses from spreading. While this could seem like a daunting task, we’ve compiled resources for you that categorize these precautions into four main steps.   Clean Be sure to wash hands, surfaces, and kitchen tools thoroughly between uses and tasks, or if any of these become contaminated. A proper cleaning includes things like scrubbing with hot soapy water, using safe water, and removing any dirt or debris. Take note that alcohol-based hand sanitizers...

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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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