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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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Check Out the New GVS N31000 N99 Respirator!

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Check Out the New GVS N31000 N99 Respirator!

Throughout the pandemic, you’ve likely heard about the N95 masks because they have been in such high demand. We’re proud and excited to announce that we are now carrying the N99 respirator, which is a step above the N95. The GVS N31000 boasts one of the highest ratings for a mask due to the tests it has undergone to prove its protective abilities. In the testing, the filtering efficiency is tested as well as the maximum level of interior leakage. The N99 protects filters more than 99% of particulates and bacteria. Some of our other favorite features of this respirator are that...

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Is There any Clarity into the Disposable Glove Market a Full Year into COVID-19?

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It is hard to believe that we are a full year into the global COVID-19 crisis, leaving many with more questions than answers. Since March of 2020 there has been an unprecedented demand for disposable gloves, among other PPE, leaving many manufacturers scrambling to try and increase their supply. Many experts in the field assumed that COVID-19 would run a similar course to other epidemics that have happened in the past, and manufacturers knew they would need to increase their production rates, but no one knew by how much. For a while, as distributers sold through whatever inventory they already had on...

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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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Don’t Let Cheap Gloves Get the Best of You

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Don’t Let Cheap Gloves Get the Best of You

When purchasing work gloves, it is vital to pay attention to the characteristics and qualities of the listed glove. It can be easy for manufacturers to “oversell” what their gloves can actually do and so you need to have a good handle on what type of protection you actually need, and line those needs up with the protections the gloves offer. One important feature to pay attention to when it comes to finding quality gloves for your task, is the glove coating. There are several common types of glove coatings that we’re going to highlight this week. Latex: This is a natural...

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