6 Safety Tips for Every Industry


Safety is no accident. Safety affects everyone in every industry.  In fact, workplace injuries and illnesses significantly impact everyone whether it’s – employers profits, workers health or rising insurance costs for consumers.  However, accidents are preventable with safety protocols, proper training and safety products. Join AMMEX this June for National Safety Month, and learn about industry-specific safety topics, tips, and trends.

6 Safety Tips for Every Industry

The benefits of a workplace safety program can directly affect the company’s bottom line, reducing costs and improving productivity. Every workplace has hazards that endanger workers, but many of these issues are avoidable with the proper safety protocals, safety gear, and training.

1. De-clutter to prevent falls
Falls are one of the most common workplace injuries and resulted in 699 fatal injuries in 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even in cases with no fatalities, falling to a lower level may cause serious injuries. Unsafe practices and a low safety culture across many industries define steady fall injury rates year after year.   According to a CDC study, “Fall injuries constitute a considerable financial burden: workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with occupational fall incidents have been estimated at approximately $70 billion annually in the United Sates.”

Falls often occur in the workplace because of cluttered areas, slippery or uneven floor surfaces, floor holes, wall openings, unprotected edges and improperly positioned ladders. Although the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Association has regulations requiring specific fall protection measures for different industries, falls may still be common due to a lack of safety culture in an organization. To avoid falls, companies should ensure all working areas are free from clutter. In addition, shoe covers with rubberized grips give workers better traction.

2. A culture of safety starts with you
Understanding the unique risks at your company or in your industry helps managers create effective training. Emphasize the importance of safety so employees take it to heart. Workplace safety should be an early area of focus when new workers start at the company. Conduct regular inspections to identify anything that could become a hazard.

3.  Train workers on all tools and equipment
Tools and equipment help millions of workers get their jobs done in every industry every day.  Whether it’s heavy machinery in the industrial sector or surgeons tools in the medical and dental industry.  Tools and equipment are needed and so is the proper training.Anyone who works with specific machinery should receive training. In addition, equipment should be regularly checked to ensure it stays in working order. Improper use of tools and equipment  introduces risks into the workplace.  According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) –

“It has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone.”

4. Reduce workplace stress
Stressed out employees are more likely to be injured on the job. Long hours tire workers, making them less aware of their surroundings. Encourage workers to talk to their supervisors if they feel high levels of stress. Allow time for regular breaks so employees have a chance to recharge.

5. Lift correctly
Picking up heavy items improperly causes back injuries and chronic pain. Workers who need to lift heavy items should use proper form to avoid injury. Lift slowly and smoothly from the thighs, not the back. After picking up a heavy item, hold it close to the body. Use mechanical aids whenever possible to reduce the likelihood of back injuries.

6. Use the right PPE for the job
With risks in nearly every industry, some sectors must provide personal protective equipment for employees.  Whether it’s protection from harsh chemicals, avoiding cross-contamination, or preventing the spread of infection – PPE such as gloves are an essential tool for safety in every industry.  All employees need to be educated on how to use PPE, and all gear should fit well and be comfortable, which encourages employees to make use of it. Depending on the job, personal protective equipment like work gloves, disposable gloves or face masks greatly reduces the risk of workplace injury.  When it comes to disposable gloves for barrier protection, employers need to be mindful of

Depending on the job, personal protective equipment like work gloves, disposable gloves or face masks greatly reduces the risk of workplace injury.  When it comes to disposable gloves for barrier protection, employers need to be mindful of chemical and puncture resistance, fit and latex sensitivities. All PPE should be tested before implemented across an organization. In addition to gloves, companies may need face masks, sleeves, and other protective coverings.

Safety Matters to all industries – it affects employees health, employers profits, the public’s health costs and the global economy. Employers who invest in the safety of their employees see improved morale, increased productivity, lower costs and, most importantly, fewer injuries. Smart distributors understand their customer’s unique, industry-specific needs then customize solutions such as product assortment and product education to meet the ever-changing demands.

AMMEX supports wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales.  Contact us today to become a distributor and supply your customers with superior quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products.

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Play to Win with Latex Nitrile Vinyl Poly

Did you know that the chances of completing a perfect bracket for March Madness, are 1 in 9.2 quintillion?  Don’t take those chances when it comes to your business. Play to win with the right partner on the court!  Fill your business bracket with these Final Four glove materials – Latex, Nitrile, Vinyl and Poly to slam dunk your sales to the national championship!

Team Latex
While a team full of young guns can bring a new pace and finesse to the court, veteran squads like Team Latex have been playing the barrier protection game for years. Team Latex is the oldest of all the teams in our March Madness lineup, providing dependable wins in both the industrial and medical industries. They are widely used in applications in medical and dental, food service and food processing, janitorial and sanitation, automotive and manufacturing industries.

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HD Industrial and HD Exam Latex
These two players are cut from the same cloth – both are able to stay in the game for longer because of their thickness. The HD Industrial latex and HD Exam latex disposable gloves are twins, with the former playing best within the industrial sector and the latter dominating the medical industry. Plus, when it comes to feel and fit, these two latex gloves are all-stars.

LX3 Latex Gloves 
If you want that player that can move around the court and provide exceptional dexterity, then you want AMMEX LX3 Latex gloves. They are thinner than their teammates, providing more tactile sensitivity and a full range of motion. Also, these gloves come with a polymer coating for easier donning.

“Team Latex is full of veteran players.”

While some will see their brackets fall to pieces, others will play to win. Why take a gamble when the perfect barrier protection is your best bet? Take your sales to the championship, consider these three top teams when selecting your Final Four.  Next up is Team Nitrile.

Team Nitrile
Sometimes, the game calls for aggressive players and for March Madness: Team Nitrile delivers the high intensity needed to command the court. These gloves play hard to provide exceptional barrier protection, with the best chemical and tear resistance among all glove materials.

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Orange Nitrile
These disposable gloves are the most aggressive on the team nitrile. With a raised diamond texture to provide superior grip, no oily defenders are stripping the ball or tools away from them. Plus, Orange Nitrile Gloves provide superior chemical resistance to stay in the game longer in automotive, industrial safety and other applications.

Black Nitrile
These gloves have long served as the star player of Team Nitrile, putting both AMMEX and the team on the map. One fan said her favorite feature of Black Nitrile Gloves is the sleek color that “conceals dirt, grease and grime!”

Indigo nitrile
If you need a glove that will box out harmful pathogens or drive to the hole against tough chemicals, then you want Indigo Nitrile Gloves. These gloves play on any court, from the medical to industrial sectors and anything in between. They are also great for tattoo parlors.

“Some gloves play to win and others play to dominate. If you are looking for disposable gloves that will deliver a landslide victory every time, go with Team Nitrile.”

Team Nitrile delivers the high intensity needed to command the court. Next up is Team Vinyl.

Team Vinyl
Do you want a disposable glove lineup with the balanced stats you need to score a bucket for barrier protection every time? If so, look no further than Team Vinyl. These gloves know how to play the game from inside and beyond the arc as well as on offense and defense to keep harmful chemicals and pathogens at bay.

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Antimicrobial 
This player is all about containing the offense, as it inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Antimicrobial Vinyl Gloves, which are a fan favorite in food service and janitorial-sanitation, help prevent cross-contamination by double teaming pathogens on the court.

Stretch synthetic
These gloves, which are also great for food service, have the feel and fit of latex without the allergy concerns. Plus, Stretch Synthetic Vinyl Gloves are a low-cost solution, leaving more in your wallet to bet on brackets.

Blue vinyl
When the defense has a player wrapped up, it can be hard to see an open player for the pass. That is not the case with Blue Vinyl Gloves. With the vibrant color, you will always be able to spot a glove.

“The star players for Team Vinyl are great for food service and janitorial-sanitation applications.”

With Team Vinyl, you get an all-around lineup of barrier protection superstars. The Final Four is not complete without this all-star player – Team Poly.

Team Poly
Some of the best poly disposable gloves are ready to make a slam dunk for barrier protection. Team Poly is known for having a strong bench, with many fresh gloves waiting to be called into the game when a current pair is worn out. This makes them great for food service, where gloves are changed frequently for short duration tasks.

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Stretch Synthetic
Stretch Synthetic Poly Gloves are the starting point guard for Team Poly because they offer exceptional dexterity compared to regular poly gloves. Plus, they have a light texture for great grip.  These gloves have combined unique characteristics of conforming fit in a low-cost poly glove. These features make the Stretch Synthetic Poly Glove a star player.

Traditional Poly
Traditional Poly Gloves score points by focusing on the fundamentals, but this does not mean they do not stand out on the team, as they are heat sealed rather than dipped like other glove types. They also show off a little style with an embossed texture for additional grip.

“Stretch synthetic and traditional poly are the all-stars of Team Poly.”

Team Poly has the players to defend food products against cross-contamination and rounds out the perfect Final Four of disposable glove players.

March Madness is an unpredictable and fierce competition filled with “cinderella stories” of underdog’s winning against first seed teams. However when it comes to business, having the right partner on the court makes selling gloves a slam dunk.  Fill your bracket with these Final Four – Play to win with Latex, Nitrile, Vinyl and Poly and take your sales to the national championship!   Join our team to become a distributor and play to win by adding AMMEX disposable gloves to your product line-up today.

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What are the Benefits of Disposable Nitrile Gloves?


Disposable nitrile gloves offer superior performance in a variety of work applications and across a broad range of industries. Nitrile disposable gloves are a popular alternative to latex gloves in many professions. There are lots of reasons why disposable nitrile gloves are the best choice for tough jobs.  What are the benefits of disposable nitrile gloves?   

Nitrile gloves are highly puncture resistant – three to five times more so than latex.

What are the benefits of nitrile disposable gloves?

Many professions rely on the durability of Nitrile gloves, especially when exposure to blood borne pathogens and other environmental contaminants are of concern. Nitrile gloves, such as, AMMEX Powder Free Indigo Nitrile Exam, are FDA approved for medical use and are highly puncture resistant providing excellent durability, and barrier protection. These gloves are powder free, so you don’t have to worry about messy powder when working with fresh adhesives or ink. AMMEX Powder Free Indigo Nitrile gloves are commonly used by medical and dental professionals, tattoo artists, spas and salons, and in laboratory settings. These gloves are also FDA approved for food service.  AMMEX nitrile exam gloves are perfect for doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, tattoo artists, dentists, veterinary, and laboratory workers.

 

They provide a stronger barrier of protection and offer greater chemical resistance.

What are the benefits of nitrile gloves?

Nitrile rubber is more resistant than natural rubber to chemicals, oils and acids, and has superior strength. Nitrile disposable gloves such as AMMEX Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile gloves, are three times more puncture-resistant than latex and are more chemical resistant than latex or vinyl. In fact, nitrile is recommended for employees working with 67 percent of chemicals, 28 percent more than latex or vinyl.  Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile gloves are one of AMMEX’s premium glove products – ideal for many industries and situations, such as automotive, manufacturing, janitorial, plumbing, paint shops, heavy duty and industrial applications. When it comes to versatility, it is hard to beat AMMEX’s Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves!

 

Nitrile Gloves are latex-free, so anyone with a latex allergy can work safely and comfortably.

What are the benefits of nitrile disposable gloves?

Nitrile gloves have become the preferred synthetic alternative to natural rubber and are ideal when latex allergies are of concern. More medical professionals rely on the latex-free dependability of Nitrile gloves. Exam grade disposable gloves, such as AMMEX powder free nitrile gloves, are FDA approved for medical use and provides excellent strength, durability, and barrier protection against bloodborne pathogens and other environmental contaminants. The micro-roughened finish on the surface of the glove gives you a non-slip grip when gloves are either wet or dry.  These nitrile gloves are perfect for medical and dental professionals, child care and senior care.

 

Nitrile conforms to the shape of your hand, providing a snug and comfortable fit.What are the benefits of nitrile disposable gloves?

As body heat warms nitrile gloves, they conform closely to the hand for a better, comfortable fit.  Nitrile gloves such as AMMEX GlovePlus Black Nitrile, a premium industrial grade standard nitrile glove, are 50% thicker than standard nitrile gloves for added durability so that each pair of gloves lasts longer while you’re working.  They are more elastic than vinyl and can be used in a variety of applications, including automotive, manufacturing, janitorial and sanitation services, the industrial, safety and chemical industries and are FDA approved for food service. 

 

A lower resistance to friction makes nitrile gloves, easier to don and doff.

What are the benefits of nitrile disposable gloves?

Nitrile rubber gloves alone have a lower coefficient of friction, making them easier to don and doff.  However, during the disposable glove manufacturing process, finishes are applied, allowing glove users to don and doff with ease, creating a seamless experience as they change gloves.  When the finish is applied to nitrile gloves it provides the following features and benefits:

  • Powder makes the gloves easier to don by absorbing excess moisture on the hands.
  • Polymer coating makes the gloves easier to slip onto the hands with a slicker finish.
  • Chlorination reduces the tackiness of the material and makes it softer.

Industries such as food processing and food service, frequently change gloves. General purpose gloves such as, AMMEX X3 Blue Nitrile gloves, offers seamless glove changes, which is perfect for short duration applications where frequent glove changes are required.  This nitrile glove is an industrial grade, blue, disposable glove commonly used in industries where dexterity is needed, such as, for food processing, janitorial, manufacturing, automotive and industrial applications. X3 gloves are also FDA approved for food service.

Nitrile gloves are versatile and their benefits are used across a large spectrum of industries. For countless industries, nitrile gloves are an ideal choice because they can offer numerous more benefits than either latex or vinyl for many applications.  


Looking for nitrile gloves? AMMEX has you covered. AMMEX offers an outstanding selection of both industrial grade nitrile and exam/medical grade options. Our latex free disposable nitrile glove line-up is certain to have the right glove for your application. Looking for powder free nitrile gloves or powdered nitrile gloves, AMMEX has them. When it comes to color options, AMMEX offers orange nitrile gloves, black nitrile gloves, blue nitrile gloves, indigo nitrile gloves and green nitrile gloves, and when it comes to style options, we have extra thick and extra long nitrile gloves as well.

Contact us today to get started on becoming a distributor, or to add nitrile gloves to your line up.  If you are already a distributor, speak with your salesperson to discover the advantages of our Sales Acceleration Solution®.  Stay informed on industry trends by following us on Facebook.

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5 Surprising Sales Tactics Everyone Must Master


Everyone is “in sales.”  Every day, you have to convince someone that you are worth their time.  It doesn’t matter if you sell disposable gloves, if you are the doctor wearing the gloves or the patient receiving the care; everyone is “in sales.”  This concept is not easy for most people to accept especially if you don’t really like selling.  It takes plenty of practice to master the art of selling.  However, there are five basic sales tactics that can begin to make a tremendous difference.  Every conversation is a potential “sale” and here is how to master it. – 5 Surprising Sales Tactics Everyone Must Master

Sell it to yourself

If you do not believe that you can do it, then no one else will either.  Make sure that you are confident in your ability.  Confidence means you believe in yourself, your company, and the product that you represent.  If you can just understand that concept, and truly believe it, then you will start selling more.  A powerful example of this tactic is summed up in the article by the Harvard Business Review,  “If there is one principle that explains why some organizations — Apple, Southwest Airlines, USAA, Cirque du Soleil, the Marine Corps, Pixar — consistently and dramatically outperform their rivals, it is that every person in the organization, regardless of job title or function, understands what makes the organization tick and why what the organization does matters.”  In other words….

 It’s not what you sell it’s what you believe.

  1. Short and to the point

Who are you?  And what do you want?  Really, that is all people want and need to know for them to decide if you are worth their time. Did you know that up to 90 percent of an overall first impression is made based on these two questions?  Firstly, prospects will determine how warm and trustworthy the person is, and secondly, they will try to answer the questions, “what are this person’s intentions towards me?” and “How strong and competent is this person?”  After that, you have thirty seconds to make a great impression.  Everything worth saying can be said in under thirty seconds.  According to the article How to Make a Good First Impression: Seven Tips That Really Work, by Bill Lampton, Ph.D.-

Your first impression determines whether customers want to do business with you and whether other business people want to work with you

  1. Be Bold

The art of communication is not mastered by just knowing what to say, or how to say it. A big factor is knowing when to say it. Studies suggest that you have thirty seconds to communicate your sales pitch.  No one likes to have their time wasted.  Tell them why you are contacting them first and what’s in it for them.  If they are interested, then give all of the background information.  Bold people are not necessarily loud or boisterous, but when they have something to say, they say it.  Bold people stand out from the group. They are confident, courageous, and directed and they have crafted a compelling elevator pitch.  According to this article from Mind Tools, an elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that you leverage to spark interest in what you and your organization does. You can also use them to create interest in a project, idea, or product – or in yourself.  A good elevator pitch should last no longer than a short elevator ride of 20 to 30 seconds, hence the name.  What’s your elevator pitch?

  1. Subject Line

Subject lines are the most important part of any email. Much like the elevator pitch, your subject lines should be interesting, memorable, and succinct. They also need to explain what makes you – or your organization, product, or idea – unique.  If customers do not open your email, then it really does not matter what you have to say.  The subject line is the start of the customer’s experience with you, and in a world of increasing distractions, it can also be the end of their experience if you do not make it captivating and engaging.   Here’s some tips and examples to use for your next subject line.   

  1. Make it Personal

Take the extra time to personalize your interactions with customers.  It is a simple concept, but incredibly valuable. Why?  Because when customers feel like they’re getting personal service, they become better customers.  Numerous studies have shown that happy customers buy more, they buy more often, and they tell their friends to buy, too.  One of the secrets of mastering selling is to understand and practice this key principle from ― Dale CarnegieHow to Win Friends & Influence People:

We are interested in others when they are interested in us.

Successful sales representatives, truly become interested in their customers, which allows them to genuinely personalize their interactions and build strong rapports. The ability to sell can be mastered and confidence is the requirement. You can acquire immediate confidence in your sales ability and close more sales if you will believe in your product, learn how to ask questions, learn how to listen to your prospects, and finally, by leveraging the right partner to help you grow your sales.  AMMEX is the partner that you need!

AMMEX Corporation is a premier importer and distributor of high quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. Our focus is to support AMMEX’s wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales. AMMEX proudly supplies a wide selection of disposable gloves and personal protection equipment to thousands of distributors in a variety of industries. Whether your clients are in food service, janitorial, medical or automotive, AMMEX has the gloves you need.

AMMEX distributors grow their glove sales by an average of 31%. How do we help our distributors achieve this astonishing growth in glove sales? Contact us today to learn how to become a distributor.

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The Selling Philosophy behind AMMEX


AMMEX is not only an industry leader in regard to its products, but it is also a front-runner when it comes to sales. The company’s leadership in this area stems from a solid philosophy that gets clients the products they need to maximize their own sales while also ensuring AMMEX sales teams close more deals and clients see the brand as an ongoing partnership rather than just a vendor.

The underpinning of this strategy comes from Brian Tracy’s “The Psychology of Selling.” Tracy is a world-class consultant who has written more than 45 books and given at least 5,000 talks across the world. With AMMEX’s dedication to remaining at the top of its industry, it only makes sense the company looks to such an accredited professional and one of his top-selling works for the groundwork of its selling philosophy.

Here are some facets of the AMMEX approach to sales as shown through “The Psychology of Selling:”

Remembering the winning edge theory
In a commodities market, many businesses believe they compete on price alone. However, AMMEX utilizes other methods to differentiate itself from the competition and stand out. This embodies what Tracy described as the winning edge theory, which says top performers make only a small change to get ahead of the competition.

One of the ways AMMEX does this is through its Sales Acceleration Solution®. This program provides distributors with the sales and marketing materials they need to sell more gloves. These items include unlimited glove samples, custom fliers and shareable digital marketing materials, such as blogs and infographics.

“Every AMMEX client receives a tailored approach.”

Conquering the inner game
AMMEX sales representatives confidently approach every interaction with current and potential clients. According to Tracy, this is a key component of closing sales.

“Selling is an inner game,” Tracy wrote. “That is, what is going on inside the mind of the salesperson makes all the difference in his sales performance and effectiveness.”

Every AMMEX rep is a glove expert and utilizes the company’s wealth of digital content to give clients the necessary information to purchase the right glove for the job. Additionally, reps know they may point leads to those resources, keeping them confident throughout the call that prospects will keep AMMEX in mind even after the interaction.

Overcoming objections
Confidence is also key when it comes to facing common objections in AMMEX’s industry. As Tracy noted, a rep’s fear of rejection and prospects’ fear of making the wrong purchase decision are two big obstacles in sales. AMMEX reps utilize strategies like the feel, felt, found approach to show prospects their faith in the company’s products and the unique value proposition for each potential client. Every AMMEX client receives a tailored approach, and this is why AMMEX confidently says, “We don’t just sell you gloves. We help you sell more.”

One of the other major points Tracy made was that a key to selling is being a friend to prospects. This is not a strategy that AMMEX uses only to close the deal; it continues that partnership for years to come. From the cold call to the first delivery to distributors, AMMEX is more than a glove vendor.

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The Benefits and Uses of Microfiber Towels


Microfiber is a material that is used in many industries, and it continues to increase in popularity simply because of its effectiveness. This material is created from finely woven polyester and polymide fibers, both of which are man-made materials. Polyester gives microfiber its durability, while polymide gives it greater softness. The combination of these materials, as well as the manufacturing process, create a material that stands up to rigorous use and is also suitable for detailing.

Manufacturing microfiber
Before reaching suppliers, AMMEX microfiber towels go through a lengthy manufacturing process that begins with yarning and advanced warp knitting. The material is then dried, dyed, lint fixed, ironed, rolled, cut and hemmed.

The manufacturing process creates spaces and channels in the microfiber material that pick up and hold dirt, grime and water. As a result, you often do not need to use chemicals when cleaning with a microfiber towel and the material holds liquids without absorbing them completely.

The ratio of polyester to polymide material is a key consideration when selecting microfiber towels. Most companies sell a 70/30 blend of polyester to polymide, but AMMEX sells 80/20, creating a more durable blend that is suitable for a wider variety of tasks.

“Microfiber doesn’t absorb liquids; it holds them.”

Benefits of microfiber
Many organizations seek out microfiber for cleaning purposes because of its unique properties. First of all, microfiber does not completely absorb liquids; it merely holds them. This ability makes microfiber towels reusable, while other types of materials would need to be thrown out. Because the towels don’t absorb liquid, they won’t collect bacteria.

Microfiber towels are effectively used in cleaning and detailing, especially in the automotive industry. These towels are durable and withstand more washes than other materials. Unlike rougher materials, microfiber will not scratch paint on cars or leave lint behind. They are ideal for use on glass and other glossy surfaces.

While microfiber towels are particularly popular in the automotive industry, they are used in any situation where cleanup is needed, such as janitorial work, housekeeping, daycare, hospitals and more. Workers in these situations benefit from microfiber because it does not collect bacteria and can be used repeatedly.

AMMEX’s microfiber towels contain 200,000 fibers per square inch, holding 7 times their weight in liquid. Each towel is 16 x 16, reusable and comes in four different colors: blue, green, white or yellow.

Contact us or your AMMEX Representative today to learn more about microfiber towels.

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Business Automation and the Modern CIO


The chief information officer’s (CIO) role in business operations has evolved beyond managing only the information technology aspects of a company. Today, CIOs often spend more time collaborating with other members of the C-suite, looking at ways to improve efficiency and productivity, and this includes the implementation of automation throughout the business.

In fact, CIO Insight noted, “The modern CIO belongs at the fulcrum of all business matters,” lending expertise to various other departments. This ranges from chief financial officers to service desks. In regard to business process automation (BPA), CIOs likely usher in this process in their own departments, so why not utilize interdepartmental collaboration as a way to inject this time- and cost-saving practice throughout the business?

AMMEX understands the value of its CIO for the entire organization, with the role serving a crucial purpose in the company’s high standards for order accuracy and overall supply chain logistics. Through the insights of AMMEX’s CIO, the company was able to achieve the following benefits:

Improved accuracy
Human error is a natural part of any business practice. However, this does not mean human error will not have extensive consequences. One misplaced figure could mean improper accounts of inventory, which then impacts fill rates and accuracy for numerous orders.

“AMMEX’s foray into BPA is another way it remains at the top of the industry.”

At AMMEX, the CIO has a hand in preventing such issues through automated workflows and reporting. Software keeps track of all orders and other movement along the supply chain, ensuring figures are accurate across all places where the data is stored. Additionally, less information falls prey to accidental exclusion, ensuring complete data. All of these advantages lend to cost containment.

More precise monitoring
Automated data collection and analytics are huge parts of modern operations, and business intelligence (BI) overall is crucial for supply chain management. Through BPA and BI as a result of that process, AMMEX has a more granular view into the supply chain from procurement to distribution. As a result, the company is able to better forecast delays and pinpoint the possible sources of these and other issues.

Increased efficiency and productivity
The CIO​’s role in ushering in BPA for the purposes of efficiency is not unfounded. Harvey Nash’s 2015 CIO Survey found 61 percent of respondents reported increasing efficiencies was the top concern in 2015. AMMEX’s use of BPA is one way the company keeps this goal top of mind.

Improvements to productivity and efficiency result from enhanced accuracy and monitoring. Fewer errors means decreased redundancy, as workers along the supply chain spend less time backtracking to find errors and fix them. Automated monitoring tools alert AMMEX managers to only the reports they need to see, allowing employees to focus on only the business operations that require improvement.

Leveraging the CIO role to remain competitive
BPA is not the only way the CIO role is influential in other departments at AMMEX. This insight has the power to help the company remain an industry leader in various ways and should not be understated. The Harvey Nash survey found CIOs worry their companies’ inability to leverage technology will cause them to fall behind in the market. However, 75 percent of respondents did not have a plan to roll out digital processes across their organizations.

While the survey put the impetus on CIOs to press for more automation and other digital workflows, AMMEX understands this is a collaborative process that requires the empowerment of the CIO role to usher in positive change. Like AMMEX’s pioneering spirit when it comes to digital marketing, ecommerce and innovative technologies like Doc-link, Vidyo and QR codes, the company’s foray into BPA is another way it remains at the top of the industry.  Join AMMEX at the top, become a distributor today!

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Know Your Glove Materials: Part I Nitrile


Nitrile disposable gloves are a popular alternative to latex gloves in many industries. In fact, wholesale nitrile gloves are a key driver of growth in the industrial disposable glove market, particularly in applications that require contact with harsh chemicals and solvents, such as the automotive industry.  One of the more immediate benefits of these gloves is they are latex free, which is a benefit for both users and consumers who come into contact with the gloves. In a tattoo shop, for example, an artist may not have a latex allergy. However, some customers might, and nitrile gloves protect these customers from having an allergic reaction.Know Your Glove Materials: Part I Nitrile –

Know Your Glove Materials: Part I Nitrile

Wholesale Nitrile Gloves

What makes these gloves so appealing to the automotive, safety and other industries? The answer: a durable synthetic rubber, nitrile.

What is nitrile?
Unlike latex disposable gloves, which are made from natural rubber, nitrile gloves are synthetic. Nitrile is short for acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber. This material is created from monomers – acrylonitrile and butadiene – which are molecules that are bonded together.

Nitrile gloves come in a wide variety of colors, which can help to differentiate sizing and prevent cross contamination. For example, there are blue gloves for size medium and indigo gloves for size large to differentiate sizing or blue gloves for poultry and green gloves for vegetables.

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AMMEX Nitrile gloves are available in a wide variety of colors and styles. Black, blue, orange, and indigo gloves are featured here, representing the automotive, medical, industrial and tattoo shop applications, respectively.

What are the benefits of nitrile gloves?
The chemical resistance, a result of the acrylonitrile monomer, is one of the most important features of nitrile gloves. Nitrile is able to withstand mineral oils, vegetable oils, grease, gasoline, diesel fuel and many acids. This is why these gloves are among the preferred choices for automotive, food processing and safety applications. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends nitrile gloves as a barrier between auto technicians and paints and organic solvents.

 “With durable nitrile gloves, dentists and hygienists can better maintain a safe barrier between themselves and their patients.”

Additionally, nitrile gloves are highly puncture resistant – three to five times more so than latex. They are also more elastic than vinyl. Dentists prefer this material because of the strength and durability, especially with the sharp tools they use. With durable nitrile gloves, dentists and hygienists can better maintain a safe barrier between themselves and their patients.

One key consideration for all disposable glove materials, especially wholesale nitrile gloves, is how they conform to wearers’ hands. Thanks to the butadiene, nitrile is a flexible rubber, which allows wearers to experience optimal tactile sensitivity. Additionally, nitrile gloves conform to hands as they are warmed by body heat. This attribute offers excellent dexterity, which is particularly important for medical professionals or persons working with small parts or tools.

Nitrile gloves are offered in both powder and powder free in a variety of styles and thicknesses. The range of options provides disposable gloves that are personalized to the application.  AMMEX is a global distributor of disposable gloves that provide the most innovative sales and marketing tools in the industry to grow our clients’ businesses. Utilizing our proven marketing program, AMMEX distributors grow their glove sales by an average of 31%. How do we help our distributors achieve this astonishing growth in glove sales?  Contact us to learn about AMMEX Distributor opportunities.

AMMEXKnow Your Glove Materials: Part I Nitrile
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Standard Gloves


AMMEX’s standard glove lineup is the industry standard for disposable gloves. This X3 series provides barrier and chemical protection suitable for tasks in food service, automotive, janitorial and other applications. These gloves are available in extended size ranges and are offered in 200 count boxes for greater value. AMMEX offers the following standard gloves:

X3 Nitrile Gloves
These gloves are 9.5 inches from the fingertip to cuff. The gloves are chlorinated to provide comfortable fit and feel.

X3 200 Nitrile Gloves 
With 200 gloves per box and 2,000 gloves per case, this option gives you twice as many gloves as the X3. This allows you to save time by restocking less often and reduces shipping costs.

X3 Black Nitrile Gloves
These gloves give you all the features of the X3 Nitrile with a bold black color to hide dirt, grease and grime for a professional appearance.

X3 Black 200 Nitrile Gloves
These gloves provide all the benefits of X3 Black Nitrile but come with twice as many gloves in a box. The 200 count boxes reduce shipping costs and time restocking inventory.

“AMMEX’s X3 line represents the industry standard.”

LX3 Latex Gloves
These lightweight gloves offer impressive dexterity and the best fit and feel.

GPX3 Vinyl Gloves
GPX3 Vinyl Gloves are the least expensive barrier protection and are fully featured with a smooth polymer coating, which makes them easy to don and doff.

GPX3 200 Vinyl Gloves
These gloves are the same as GPX3 Vinyl gloves but come 200 gloves per box and 2,000 per case which offer time savings in restocking.

AMMEX X3 standard gloves are appropriate for most applications. AMMEX also provides select and premium offerings for jobs that require more puncture and chemical resistance and strength. Always be sure to get the right glove for the right job!

Contact us or your AMMEX Representative today to learn more about standard, select and premium gloves.

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Finishing the Glove: How does it Work?


After gloves are manufactured, they need to be finished to facilitate donning and doffing. The material of gloves often makes it difficult for users to don without some type of finishing technique. Now there are several different ways to go about finishing a glove, including polymer coating, chlorination and polyurethane finishes. Finishing the Glove: How does it Work?

Powdering

Powdered gloves, as the name implies, use a powder coating to help users don and doff disposable gloves by absorbing excess moisture on the hands. Powdering takes place following manufacturing. In the past, gloves had powdered formers, making powder a byproduct of manufacturing. Due to advancements in manufacturing technology, gloves are powdered with food-grade cornstarch, before they are taken from their formers and turned inside out. Powdered gloves are not suitable in situations where the powder could interfere with biological and chemical processes, such as chemical sealing or wound closure. Powder also damages paints and varnishes by leaving a residue behind. For this reason, manufacturers have adopted alternative ways to finish gloves.

Chlorination
Chlorination is a finishing method for powder free gloves. Manufacturers wash gloves in a chlorine gas or a solution of hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid. Gloves are then rinsed to prevent the chemical from interacting with the glove further. The solution reduces the surface tackiness of the glove and also gives it a softer texture. When used on latex, the chlorination process also reduces the amount of latex proteins, to make them less likely to cause an allergy. One thing to keep in mind is that chlorination slightly reduces the shelf life of products because the chemicals break down the glove material. This method was developed for latex gloves, but new advancements in technology have made the process available for nitrile gloves.The AMMEX Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Glove is an example of a chlorinated glove.

“Finishes applied after the manufacturing process make donning and doffing easier.”

Polymer coating
The majority of disposable gloves on the market are now powder free. Applying a polymer coating is a more recent method: Manufacturers use polymers, such as silicones, acrylics and hydrogels, to make gloves easier to don. The polymer coating has less surface friction than the glove material, which makes it slip on the hand more easily. The polymer is generally applied while the glove is still on the former. Polymer coating is most frequently used on nitrile and latex. For example, AMMEX GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves are polymer coated.

Polyurethane
A polyurethane coating on the inside of the gloves reduces tackiness, making the glove easier to don and doff. Polyurethane is most frequently used on vinyl gloves.

Finishes allow glove users to don and doff with ease, creating a seamless experience as they change gloves. Finishes, particularly chlorination, also make the glove softer for people who need to work with their hands all day. These processes also reduce latex proteins that lead to allergies and irritation. Simply put, finishing makes disposable gloves easier and more comfortable to wear.

It is easy to add disposable gloves to your product line up. Become an AMMEX distributor to get started today.

 

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