The Best Latex-Free and Powder-Free Nitrile Gloves

AMMEX sells the best latex-free and powder-free nitrile gloves in the industry. Not all disposable gloves are created equal, and the AMMEX portfolio of orange, black, and green nitrile industrial gloves are manufactured to be tough. The AMMEX Gloveworks HD Nitrile glove lineup is set apart by their raised diamond texture, unbeatable grip, and high level of dexterity.

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Nitrile Powder Free Industrial Glove Suite: GWON, GWBN, GWGN

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves will forever change the way you feel about disposable gloves. You’ll never find such a high level of comfort and safety in any other product, and the diamond texture is simply a game changer.

The durability ensures versatility across a lot of different applications. AMMEX Gloveworks HD Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves are commonly used for automotive, manufacturing, janitorial and sanitation, plumbing, paint shops, heavy duty, safety, chemical, and industrial uses. Our nitrile gloves are made from component materials that comply with FDA regulations for food contact, which makes them perfect for food processing applications.

Our nitrile gloves are latex-free, which means no latex allergy issues. The gloves are also powder-free, so they won’t interfere with sealants and adhesives. In addition, our orange, black, and green nitrile gloves are finished with a chlorination process that reduces surface tackiness and gives them a softer texture.

Nitrile Glove Comparison Chart

GloveProduct Code ColorThicknessTextureIndustry
Gloveworks Orange NitrileGWONOrange8-9 milDiamond TextureAutomotive, Chemical, Food Service, Janitorial, Manufacturing, Painting, Plumbing
Gloveworks Black NitrileGWBNBlack6 milDiamond TextureAutomotive, Chemical, Food Service, Janitorial, Manufacturing, Painting, Plumbing
Gloveworks Green NitrileGWGNGreen8-9 milDiamond TextureAutomotive, Chemical, Food Service, Janitorial, Manufacturing, Painting, Plumbing

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Orange Nitrile Powder Free Industrial Gloves: GWON

The AMMEX Gloveworks HD Orange Nitrile Powder Free Industrial glove was the first HD nitrile glove introduced in our lineup. Our orange nitrile glove is extra heavy duty, industrial grade, top of the line, and designed and manufactured for pros who need the best protection.

The Gloveworks Orange Nitrile glove has an aggressive, raised diamond texture that gives you an unbeatable grip in all circumstances. The high-visibility orange color also stands out, keeping everyone’s hands in sight for better safety. Gloveworks Orange Nitrile gloves have an 8-mil thickness, so they will last longer, and you will use fewer gloves over the course of a day’s work. The orange nitrile gloves feature extra protection from grease, gasoline, pesticides, cleaning solutions, and a long list of specialty chemicals.

The orange nitrile glove will help you work better and safer because you’ll know you have the power and control to finish the job right.

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Black Nitrile Powder Free Industrial Gloves: GWBN

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Black Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves are heavy duty and the perfect blend of power and control.  Whether you are a mechanic, plumber, painter, or in the food service industry, the last thing you want is to lose your grip. With the same aggressive, raised diamond texture as the Gloveworks Orange Nitrile gloves, the AMMEX Gloveworks Black Nitrile disposable gloves will help you work better and safer by maintaining a firm, consistent grip with a much higher level of dexterity.

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Black Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves share our same benefits as the orange nitrile gloves, but they are slightly thinner with a 6-mil thickness. These gloves have the dexterity you are looking for, but are still durable and resistant to punctures, tears, and rips. Pull them on, dig into the palm, and stretch the cuff. Put them to the test. These gloves will last longer, and you won’t change them as often as you would standard black nitrile gloves.

Our top-rated disposable HD Black Nitrile gloves are popular with automotive mechanics and car enthusiasts. The black color helps to conceal dirt, grease, and grime for a professional appearance.

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile Powder Free Industrial Gloves: GWGN

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves are the most recent addition to the AMMEX HD Nitrile Glove lineup.

Like the Gloveworks HD Orange Nitrile and Gloveworks HD Black Nitrile, the Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile has the aggressive raised diamond texture, with 60 percent more surface area, in order to provide a firm, consistent grip. The diamonds channel away liquids, so even when the glove is wet, you can still hold on tight. In addition, the raised diamond texture on the outside provides a reverse texture on the inside that helps air to circulate, keeping hands drier than non-textured nitrile, latex, or vinyl gloves.

The texture of the AMMEX Gloveworks Green Nitrile glove is one benefit, but the glove color and glove thickness just add to this glove’s uniqueness. The high-visibility green color really demands to be seen, so you won’t lose sight of your co-workers’ hands, and they won’t lose sight of yours. This is a major safety feature when you are working with heavy machinery or in dimly lit areas.

AMMEX Gloveworks Green Nitrile gloves boast an 8-mil thickness, which means they’re durable and resistant to punctures, tears, and rips – in fact, three times more resistant than latex or vinyl. Just like our orange and black nitrile disposable gloves, the Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile gloves will protect you against solvents, grease, pesticides, cleaning solutions, and many specialty chemicals.

Top Rated Nitrile Gloves

Once you’ve tried the AMMEX lineup of Gloveworks HD Nitrile Powder Free Industrial gloves in orange, black, or green, you won’t want to wear anything else. No other disposable glove measures up to their level of safety and comfort, and the diamond texture is in a class by itself.

 

 

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The Best Black Nitrile Glove for Workplace Safety

The Best Black Nitrile Glove for Workplace Safety

Selecting a disposable glove for workplace safety can be a complicated and intimidating process. The best disposable glove for job safety protects the user’s hands from harsh chemicals and solvents, and is selected based on how long and in what tasks the glove will be used. Furthermore, worker compliance in using personal protection equipment is often just as dependent on comfort and glove performance as it is on the protection provided by the glove. If a glove does not provide the right fit, feel, or grip, workers will often remove a glove in its entirety, exposing them to hazards. Workplace safety starts by making the correct glove selection and balancing performance, protection, comfort, and user satisfaction.

The Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile Glove is a heavy-duty, latex-free, nitrile glove that can be used in the toughest of applications but still has the dexterity of a lighter-weight glove.  It is powder-free, so there is no interference with adhesives or coatings. The AMMEX Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile Disposable Glove’s dexterity is a result of the aggressive diamond texture that provides a stronger, more enhanced grip with the innovative diamond texture channeling away grease and oil.

AMMEX’s Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile Glove is available in black, a popular choice with mechanics and the automotive industry. It has a thickness of 6 mil, so the gloves will hold up against punctures and abrasions without sacrificing touch or dexterity. The glove hides dirt, grease, and grime to help mechanics maintain a professional look. The Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile Glove features excellent resistance against common chemicals such as carburetor cleaner, iodine, and butane.

AMMEX Black Nitrile Gloves Specifications

 

Color Black
Sizes Medium to  XX-Large
Usage Single Use
Type Non-Sterile
Beaded Cuff Yes
Ambidextrous Yes
Box 100 Gloves Per Box
Tensile Strength 20 Mpa Before / 20 Mpa After
Elasticity / Elongation 500% before / 400% After
Protein Content N/A
Average Min Powder Mass Less than 2 mg
AQL Level 4.0

 

The Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile Glove is perfect for industrial, automotive, chemical, painting, janitorial, sanitation, manufacturing and plumbing applications. Its distinctive diamond texture and 6 mil thickness provide a secure grip while the black color is ideal for jobs with workplace dirt, grease, and grime.

 

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September is Food Safety Month: Why Use Disposable Gloves?

The National Restaurant Association celebrates National Food Safety Month, every September as a way to increase awareness and education about proper food handling. The month-long event was established in 1994 and promotes food safety awareness through prevention and protection.  September is Food Safety Month:  Why Use Gloves?

Food Safety Month is an ideal time to highlight the benefits of disposable glove use in industrial applications such as food service, food processing and even home-use.  Restaurants and other food service venues all have a need to protect employees who need disposable gloves for safe food handling.  That equals

Did you know that the disposable glove revenue from the food service industry is an estimated $3.3 billion?

That number represents a lot of glove sales!  In fact, disposable glove revenue will continue to grow 29 percent to $4.3 billion in glove revenue opportunity by 2022. Throughout Food Safety Month this September, AMMEX will support NFSM and help to educate buyers regarding the uses of gloves.

Food Safety in Restaurants
The NRA comprises 970,000 restaurant and food service outlets in the U.S., covering a workforce of close to 13 million employees. The term food service also applies to any environment in which food is served, including sit-down restaurants, food trucks, college cafeterias, and more. If staff members handle or serve food, it is a food service establishment, which means they need to be aware of proper sanitation and hygiene guidelines.

Why Use Gloves In the Food Industry?
Everyone involved in the food service industry, all have one thing in common: the need to be proactive  about containing possible pathogens and protecting employees and consumers from illnesses. Disposable gloves are among the first line of defense against foodborne illnesses like norovirus and salmonella, as well as bacteria that may be transferred to food through contamination, such as E.coli or hepatitis A. That’s why the NRA’s NFSM events are so important: It helps food service organizations prevent foodborne pathogens. When it comes to food service workers and hygiene, another trusted authority on food safety and proper handling is the CDC. Consider the following statics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Did You Know?

Help-Prevent-Norovirus-Outbreaks-in-the-Food-Service-IndustryAbout 20 million people get sick from norovirus each year

Help-Prevent-Norovirus-Outbreaks-in-the-Food-Service-Industry#1 cause of outbreaks from contaminated food in the US.

Help-Prevent-Norovirus-Outbreaks-in-the-Food-Service-IndustryInfected food workers cause about 70% of reported outbreaks

Norovirus and other foodborne illnesses from contaminated food are common in the food service industry.  Unfortunately, food service workers often go to work when they are sick and may contaminate food.  Of outbreaks caused by infected food workers, 54% involve food workers touching ready-to-eat-foods with their bare hands. Ready-to-eat foods are foods that are ready to be served without additional preparation, such as washed raw fruits and vegetables for salads or sandwiches, baked goods, or items that have already been cooked.Observations of food service workers have shown that they practice proper hand washing only 1 in 4 times.

Observations of food service workers have shown that they practice proper hand washing only 1 in 4 times.

What Can be Done?

Prevention, protection and policies are some of the key actions to take in fighting food contamination and foodborne illness. Tools such as disposable gloves and personal protective equipment are essential in protecting consumers.

Food service industry can

  • Adhere to food safety laws and regulations.
  • Certify kitchen managers and train food service workers in food safety practices.
  • Establish policies that require workers to stay home while sick with vomiting and diarrhea for at least 48 hours after symptoms stop.
  • Foster a work environment that encourages workers to stay home when sick, by considering such measures such as paid sick leave and a staffing plan that includes on-call workers.

Food service workers can

  • Tell a manager when sick with symptoms of norovirus such as vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Wash hands carefully and often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom.
  • Use single-use disposable gloves to avoid touching ready-to-eat foods with bare hands.
  • Regularly clean and sanitize kitchen surfaces and frequently touched objects, using a chlorine based product or other sanitizer approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use against norovirus.
  • Immediately block off, clean, and disinfect areas where there has been a vomiting or diarrheal incident.
  • Carefully wash fruits and vegetables and avoid serving undercooked (below 140°F) oysters and other shellfish.
  • Visit www.FoodSafety.gov for the latest information.

The CDC strongly recommends food workers use disposable gloves to avoid touching food with bare hands.

September is Food Safety Month:  Why Use Disposable Gloves?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Food service disposable gloves can help prevent food contamination and foodborne illness in the food service industry.  Protecting workers and consumers against foodborne illness is a major concern in the food service industry. Tarnished reputations and decreased profits are the consequences when restaurants have to close due to foodborne illness.

No matter what the application or the needs of your staff, AMMEX has a glove that fits.  Regardless of which disposable gloves food service workers use, poly, vinyl, and latex disposable gloves are a smart investment for the foodservice industry.
Thousands of distributors rely on AMMEX to supply their customers in the food service industry with high-quality AMMEX disposable gloves. Contact us today to become an AMMEX distributor and learn how we help our distributors grow their glove sales on average of 31%!  Be sure to follow along with us through the month of September and show your support for Food Safety Month by using the #FoodSafetyMonth and #FoodSafetyGloves
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Have You Seen Our New Black Nitrile Glove?


Demand More – More Grip – More Texture – More Performance  

Introducing Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile – Upgrade your black nitrile glove experience 

Our new black nitrile glove combines an aggressive diamond texture with 60% more surface area for maximum grip and enhanced dexterity for an unbeatable combination. Strong enough to take on the tough jobs, but nimble enough for everyday tasks. Power and control, in one glove. The diamond texture channels away greases and oils for optimum grip. Our newest addition to the Gloveworks nitrile brand is now available in black, a popular choice in the automotive industry. It hides dirt, grease and grime to help mechanics maintain a clean, professional look.

Tough protection for demanding industrial applications, Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile features excellent chemical resistance against common chemicals, like carburetor cleaner, and many other specialty chemicals, such as iodine and butane. These industrial grade black nitrile gloves are latex-free so those with latex allergies can work safely. Powder-free, Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile will not interfere with adhesives or coatings.

Gloveworks Heavy Duty Black Nitrile’s distinctive diamond texture is ideal for a variety of industrial applications, including automotive, manufacturing, janitorial and sanitation, safety and chemical industries where a secure grip is important.

New Black Nitrile Glove

AMMEX Corporation is a premier importer and distributor of high-quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. Established in 1988, AMMEX grew into a multinational corporation with offices in the United States, Philippines, China, and Malaysia. We support our AMMEX wholesale distributors with quality products, outstanding service, competitive prices, and proven marketing support to grow their glove sales. Today, AMMEX proudly supplies a wide selection of nitrile, latex, vinyl and poly disposable gloves and personal protection equipment to thousands of distributors in a variety of industries. AMMEX has the gloves you need for every industry and the support you want to grow your glove sales.

Contact us today to become a distributor and supply your customers with superior quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products. Take advantage of our new Partner Portal, an exclusive digital toolkit that offers resources to help you manage your business, content to engage and connect with your customers, and training materials for your team to sell more gloves and other PPE products.

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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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Disruptive Technology: Be Confident with AMMEX


A disruptive technology is one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry.  The explosion in popularity of mobile devices, social media, cloud solutions, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are forcing organizations to change the way they do business. Has your Glove Vendor taken the right steps to navigate and leverage disruptive technologies? Disruptive Technology: Be Confident with AMMEX

How have the following disruptive technologies changed your everyday way of life?

  • The personal computer (PC) displaced the typewriter and forever changed the way we work and communicate.
  • Email transformed the way we communicate, largely displacing letter-writing and disrupting the postal and greeting card industries.
  • Smartphones largely replaced cell phones and PDAs and, because of the available apps, also disrupted: pocket cameras, MP3 players, calculators and GPS devices, among many other possibilities.
  • For some mobile users, smartphones often replace laptops. Others prefer a tablet.
  • Cloud computing has been a hugely disruptive technology in the business world, displacing many resources that would conventionally have been located in-house or provided as a traditionally hosted service.
  • Social networking has had a major impact on the way we communicate and — especially for personal use — disrupting telephone, email, instant messaging and event planning.

One of the most consistent patterns in business is the failure of leading companies to stay at the top of their industries when technologies or markets change.  Companies must formulate a strategic plan that includes core competencies and future business objectives, and is in step with the customer and the changing global marketplace.

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What has your glove vendor done for you?

When you place an order with your disposable glove vendor, do you get everything in one shipment? During a busy season, waiting on products on backorder is not good for business, especially if you do not want to lose customers to the competition.

Partnering with AMMEX Corporation, getting the supply you need at the right time is not something you will worry about. We use top notch supply chain management technology and strategies to ensure your complete order arrives on time.  Here at AMMEX we leverage disruptive technology and have plans in place for the changing global marketplace and disruptive technology.

AMMEX Distributors can rest assured, our fill rate is 99.6% and our order accuracy rate is 99.8%.

To stay competitive in the fast changing global marketplace, companies need to have an innovative, growth-focused mentality and leverage disruptive technology.  For AMMEX, that means integrating new technology to maintain a global presence and more effectively reach customers. We have remained technology competitive by integrating systems such as QR codes, Doc-link, Vidyo, and our new state-of-the-art Website.

Technology always evolves. The most successful companies understand how to take advantage of new advancements and use them to improve business. When it comes to disruptive technology you can be confident with AMMEX.  We are proud to remain innovative in a fast-changing global business environment and will continue to look for the next best technology that makes internal processes more efficient and improves relationships with customers.

The organizations that can turn disruption into a business opportunity and quickly execute a strategy will be in better position to succeed. Those that can’t may spend a lot of time trying to catch-up, and some may never do so.

Anyone can sell you gloves, AMMEX helps you sell more gloves. AMMEX distributors grow their gloves sales an average of 31% annually. AMMEX carries the widest variety of disposable glove products to meet your customer needs.  Contact us today to become a distributor and to learn how AMMEX can grow your glove sales.

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Best Disposable Gloves for the Automotive Industry


In heavy-duty environments, such as the automotive industry, only the toughest gloves will do. The automotive industry works with a variety of chemical based fluids, they handle sharp and dangerous parts and tools, and they need to be able to handle all of these things with precision. These tough jobs require workers to wear heavy duty gloves that work as hard as they do!  Here’s Best Disposable Gloves for the Automotive Industry.

As an automotive mechanic or worker in the industry, you are likely looking for three main benefits in your gloves.
1. Puncture resistance
2. Chemical protection
3. High level of dexterity

“With so many types of glove materials on the market, it is vital that you choose the best disposable gloves for the automotive industry.”

Best Disposable Gloves for the Automotive Industry

So, what are the best gloves for the automotive industry and what type of glove can provide a solution to all three of these demands? Nitrile and Heavy duty latex gloves are ideal for the automotive industry because they satisfy the many needs of automotive workers.

Technicians need gloves that have a longer duration of use, raised textures for an enhanced grip and a high level of dexterity to deliver precision. Nitrile and heavy duty latex gloves are the best choice because of their chemical protection, puncture resistance and comfort. In the automotive industry, these gloves have proven to be superior because they satisfy the three, heavy duty needs of automotive industry workers:

Puncture Resistance:
Since nitrile is a synthetic rubber, it is inherently three to five times more durable and puncture resistant than its latex counterpart. This is an important safety security for automotive mechanics as they work with many sharp objects and tools.  AMMEX nitrile gloves are 50 percent thicker than standard nitrile gloves, with three times the puncture resistance of latex. As a result, these gloves are tougher, last longer and require fewer glove changes. On the other hand, heavy duty latex gloves feature more elasticity than nitrile and have better puncture resistance than vinyl.

Chemical Protection:
Because nitrile is a synthetic rubber that is built with three chemical monomers, the material is strong and resistant to outside chemicals, like the ones that mechanics come in contact with on a daily basis. Nitrile and heavy duty latex gloves have high resistance to many chemicals, such as iodine and butane, making them ideal for automotive technicians and other workers who deal with chemicals regularly.

“The automotive industry relies on tough gloves with optimum dexterity.”

Dexterity:
The automotive industry relies on tough gloves with optimum dexterity. Heavy duty latex has greater elasticity than nitrile, providing more comfort in harsh environments and features more elasticity than nitrile; however, nitrile is flexible and will conform to the users hand after extended use, which provides a very high level of precision and dexterity that is needed in an automotive application.  Workers in the automotive industry rely on our superior line of nitrile and heavy duty latex gloves such as Gloveworks® Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile GlovesGlovePlus® Black Nitrile Gloves and our Gloveworks® Heavy Duty Latex Gloves for the toughest applications.

Which AMMEX glove is right for you?
Our Gloveworks Heavy Duty Latex Glove is an industrial grade glove that is more than twice as thick as a standard disposable latex glove. With enhanced puncture resistance, each glove has a longer duration of use so you don’t have to switch gloves as often during tough jobs. Latex gloves feature more elasticity than nitrile, and better puncture resistance than vinyl. The textured surface of the glove will give you an enhanced grip in wet and dry conditions. It’s also powder free, so you don’t have to worry about messy powder residue.

In automotive applications, it is key to note that a powder-free glove is used more frequently versus the powdered version. Although the powder inside gloves makes them easier to don and doff, the powder can be detrimental to certain automotive related applications. When the powder particles from the gloves become air borne, they can harm vehicle paints and sealants, and particularly the powder can affect the seal on windshields causing leakage into the car.

If latex allergies are of concern, nitrile gloves are an excellent option. Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves, are latex free and hold up to longer use with three times the puncture resistance of latex.  Orange nitrile gloves do not just look unique; the color stands out so you are more aware of where you hands are at all times, making them an excellent part of a personal protective equipment (PPE) or high-visibility program. The contrast of the color with dark environments makes workers less likely to be injured. The bright orange stands out against dim work areas, such as industrial environments, garages and under the hoods of vehicles.

Another premium option for the automotive industry is GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves. These nitrile gloves, have all the benefits of regular nitrile , including conforming closely to the hand when they reach body temperature for a more comfortable fit. The gloves are polymer coated to make them easier to don, and feature a beaded cuff. These gloves are the perfect balance of better dexterity and better protection.

When it comes to color options, AMMEX offers orange nitrile gloves, black nitrile gloves, and blue nitrile gloves, and when it comes to style options, we have extra thick and extra long nitrile gloves as well.  To add nitrile gloves or heavy duty latex gloves to your line up contact us online or contact your AMMEX Representative.  Or, maybe it’s time to take a different approach this year.  Let AMMEX be the change that accelerates your business growth for 2016.  Interested in growing your business for the new year?   Become an AMMEX distributor today!

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Halloween Spirit: Black and Orange Nitrile Gloves


October is a spooky time, but it’s also a lot of fun.  According to National Retail Federation, more than 157 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, and nearly 44 percent are planning on dressing up. While kids are having fun putting on costumes, making crafts and gorging themselves on chocolate, most adults still have to get in a solid day’s work. Luckily, a pair of AMMEX Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves or AMMEX GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves can remind staff of the holiday while they perform their daily tasks.

Halloween colors
Employers, from offices to medical care centers, deck the halls with orange and black to celebrate Halloween. AMMEX can help you take your holiday spirit one step further. How? Black and orange nitrile gloves! These gloves may not be as frightening as ghosts and vampires, but they can certainly help employees get into the spirit of Halloween. Whether you are working with heavy machinery or in an exam room, black and orange nitrile gloves can bring a spirited reminder of Halloween everywhere you go!

The orange color doesn’t just call to mind Halloween – its bright visibility helps keep staff safe in darker environments (or when prowling dark streets). On the other hand, an additional benefit of GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves is they don’t show dirt and grime, giving the wearer a more professional appearance. Employees can mix and match the colors for the fullest Halloween effect.

Toughness and durability
Both pairs of gloves have three times the puncture resistance of latex with greater elasticity than vinyl. They also conform closely to the hand once they have reached body temperature, giving wearers a more comfortable fit. Spending too much money on disposable gloves is also a frightening prospect for employers, but with greater durability, workers won’t have to change their gloves as often, which means spending fewer dollars on replacements. Finally, there’s nothing scarier than a latex allergy. With nitrile gloves, employees don’t need to worry about coming in contact with latex proteins that could cause a reaction.

Terrifying texture
Nitrile gloves have a raised texture that gives a sturdy grip in wet and dry conditions. Whether you’re bobbing for apples or handing out candy bars (or dealing with industrial chemicals), objects will be secure in workers’ hands.  With black and orange nitrile gloves, Halloween can be a fun and safe holiday for everyone.

Contact an AMMEX representative today or contact us on our website to learn more about GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves and Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves.

SOURCE:

National Retail Federation, AMMEX

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The Right Gloves for the Job: Part I Automotive


Workers in the automotive industry tend to be seen as hardworking technicians who are covered in oil and grease. In many cases, these substances can present a safety hazard, be hard to wash off skin or even stain light-colored interior.  Here is The Right Gloves for the Job: Part I Automotive –

Transmission fluids, such as brake fluid, for instance, are among the dangerous fluids found in cars. When the fluids are changed or simply filled, there is a chance they could spill on a technician’s hands. After prolonged contact, these fluids can absorb through the skin. The resulting health risks can include nerve damage, weakness in the affected areas and even paralysis. In addition, if the fluids come in contact with workers’ eyes, such as by rubbing their contaminated hands on their faces, eye irritation and redness can occur.

Many automotive mechanics are now protecting their hands by wearing gloves. This provides a barrier between their hands and the many fluids and greases they come in contact with while working on vehicles. While the benefits of wearing gloves in the automotive industry are clear, there is some debate regarding which glove material is best, especially when choosing between latex and nitrile.

The more well-known glove
When it comes to thinking about protective gloves, many people probably think of latex. These gloves are moderately puncture resistant, tear resistant and conform well to the hand. Of course, when working with the rough and at times sharp surfaces that are present under the hood of a car, mechanics want a glove that will not easily tear. However, the lower puncture resistance of latex may mean the gloves can be punctured. Although a hole may be small, prolonged exposure to harmful chemicals and solvents can occur.

There are both powdered and powder-free versions of latex automotive gloves. Powdered latex gloves are easier to don when hands are wet, as the powder can absorb sweat and other moisture. However, powdered latex gloves can present an issue because powder particles can escape into the air and contaminate vehicle finishes, paints, varnishes and sealants. In the automotive industry, this fact has presented issues when windshields are installed. If the powder weakens the seal around the glass, leaks can occur.

This glove material was part of the reason disposable gloves did not make much of an impact on the automotive industry right away. When some latex gloves came in contact with oil, grease and gasoline, they didn’t stand up to the substances, which left many workers looking for a more durable product.

A more durable, latex-free glove
Nitrile is a type of synthetic polymer that does not contain latex. For this reason alone, nitrile gloves are a suitable option for many auto mechanics, as wearers do not have to worry about latex allergies, which can lead to various symptoms that can inhibit a technician’s work. These include hives, itching, skin redness and rashes.

Nitrile is created by combining three monomers: acrylonitrile, carboxylic acid and butadiene. These gloves do a better job of standing up to the many chemicals and solvents – particularly grease, oil and gasoline – auto mechanics come in contact with on a daily basis. This means workers can go through fewer gloves and lower their chance of exposure to hazardous fluids. The resistance is the result of the acrylonitrile.

“Nitrile gloves have excellent tear resistance, which is provided by the carboxylic acid.”

They are also three to five times puncture resistant than latex, a key benefit for auto mechanics who regularly work with sharp objects.  The butadiene is responsible for nitrile gloves’ flexibility. As such, wearers may feel their hands can move freely while wearing these gloves, which can be advantageous if they are trying to reach into a tight space. However, nitrile does not have the elasticity of latex, but will conform to the hand as the glove is warmed by body heat.

Which glove is used more often?
Although latex gloves have some uses in the automotive industry, many mechanics opt for nitrile gloves. Nitrile’s chemical resistance provides a key safety benefit, but that doesn’t mean latex gloves do not have their place in automotive applications, particularly if they are heavy duty, which means they are made to stand up to more intense use.

Coming up next, we’ll explore gloves used in the food service industry.

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