Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Vinyl Gloves

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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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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