Top JanSan Industry Growth Opportunities


Safety continues to be a major concern in the JanSan industry. Whether it’s protection from harsh chemicals, avoiding cross-contamination, or preventing the spread of infection – gloves are an essential tool for safety in the JanSan industry. Consider these recent reports highlighting the top JanSan industry growth opportunities.

Many facilities across all sectors – Healthcare, industrial, education, government, commercial, domestic, hospitality, and food service – rely on the products and services that the JanSan industry provides. The JanSan industry in the U.S. is projected to have annual growth of 33% reaching $2.0 billion by 2022.  In fact, the JanSan industry has the second-highest revenue growth potential of all sectors, indicating the market is ripe for expansion. The forecasted growth for the JanSan industry is positive with two sectors fueling the demand – Real Estate, and Healthcare.

Top SanJan Industry Growth Opportunities


  1. Commercial Real Estate:  After years of sluggish growth, office space is being leased at the fastest clip since the great recession, according to a recent report by Reis Inc. Employers added 15.3 million square feet of office space in the fourth quarter, more than any other quarter since the third quarter of 2007, according to real-estate research service Reis Inc. This news should prove positive for the professional cleaning industry.  Higher occupancy translates to more building space that needs to be cleaned, and more cleaning tools, equipment, and chemicals will need to be purchased.

  2. Infection Prevention in Healthcare:  The growing demand for infection prevention products and services is forecasted to positively impact the JanSan sector. According to a new study, “Infection Prevention Products & Services,” by Market to Market, the demand for infection prevention products and services is forecasted to expand 6.7% percent annually to $16.7 billion in 2020. The study also reveals that increasing pressures on hospitals and other healthcare facilities to decrease rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) will boost revenues generated by infection prevention supplies, equipment, and services.

With the potential for vinyl, nitrile and latex glove sales, distributors do not want to miss out on the many sales opportunities in the JanSan industry. Workers use cleaning chemicals and other tools to perform their jobs, while the most important tool – personal protection equipment – is often ignored resulting in illness, injury, and fatalities.

How can you capitalize on the growth in SanJan?  Check out our next article 3 Smart Sales Tips for JanSan Safety

June is National Safety Month and Safety is Everyone’s Business. You may not think that you are in the safety business, but safety impacts everyone in every industry. No matter how much the JanSan industry changes, there is always a need to protect the health and safety of workers. Gloves are an essential tool for safety. The JanSan industry – manufacturers, distributors, and facility managers – that can offer quality products, understand what matters, and add value by promoting solutions will be positioned to capitalize on the forecasted market growth.

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Don’t Dare without Donning a Pair


AMMEX is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual #NotWithoutGloves Twitter Contest from April 2nd to April 21st, 2016.  Enter for your chance to win weekly prizes followed by three final grand prizes!  What wouldn’t you touch without gloves?  Enter to win starting April 2, 2016 and don’t dare without donning a pair!

#NotWithoutGloves Twitter Contest

Here are the simple steps to enter the AMMEX #NotWithoutGloves Twitter Contest that starts on April 2, 2016.

Review Official Contest Rules
Start by reading the official contest rules before entering the AMMEX #NotWithoutGloves Twitter Contest.

Follow and Share
Start following AMMEX, @youneedgloves, on Twitter between April 2nd, 2016 and April 21st, 2016. Next, share an original photo on Twitter showing what you wouldn’t touch without gloves @youneedgloves with #notwithoutgloves during the contest to be entered to win.

Don't Dare without donning a pair

Win Prizes
AMMEX will select three eligible weekly winners, one for each week of the contest and three eligible grand prize winners at the end of the contest period.  Images submitted to the #NotWithoutGloves Twitter Contest will be judged based on creativity, composition quality, originality, overall impact and must meet the official contest rules.

Grand Prizes
First Place – $100 Amazon Gift Card
Second Place $50 Amazon Gift Card
Third Place – $25 Amazon Gift Card

Weekly Prizes
Three lucky weekly winners will receive one box of Gloveworks Orange Nitrile gloves for each week of the three-week contest.

Details 
Don’t forget, to review and agree to the official contest rules and good luck!  Sharing the Photo in the #NotWithoutGloves Twitter contest constitutes agreement to the official contest rules. By sharing the Photo @youneedgloves and tagging it with #notwithoutgloves, each participant receives one (1) entry into the contest.  No purchase necessary to enter or win. This  contest is open to legal residents of the United States residing in the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, Hawaii, or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older.  Finish reading the official contest rules.


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. 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. Today, AMMEX proudly supplies a wide selection of nitrile, latex, vinyl and poly disposable gloves along with personal protection equipment to thousands of distributors in a variety of industries. Whether your clients are in the medical and dental, food service and food processing, janitorial and sanitation or automotive and manufacturing industries, AMMEX has the gloves you need.  Contact us to become a distributor today!

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4 Key Reasons to Become a Distributor with AMMEX


As we start the new year, change is on most people’s minds, in the yearly tradition of making resolutions for the New Year. The typical resolutions revolve around our health, our relationships and our finances, but what about our businesses?  Here are 4 Key Reasons to Become a Distributor with AMMEX

The nature of business is always evolving, and changing.  One of the most common business issues is also one of the most perplexing: when successful companies face big changes in their environment, they often fail to respond quickly and effectively. Unable to defend themselves against competitors armed with new products, technologies, or strategies, they watch their sales and profits erode, their best people leave, and their stock valuations tumble. Some ultimately manage to recover—usually after painful rounds of downsizing and restructuring—but many don’t.  We have all heard the old adage:

 “If you keep doing the same thing, then you will keep getting the same results.”

So what are you going to change about this year, to take your business to the next level?  At AMMEX we understand what it takes to navigate change and we support our distributors with new products, state of the art technologies, and wining sales support and strategies for selling gloves and barrier protection products.  And, we don’t just give you gloves to sell – we help you sell more.

“Change produces growthMaybe it’s time to take a different approach this year.  AMMEX distributors grow their glove sales by an average of 31%”

How do we help our distributors achieve this astonishing growth in glove sales? Here are 4 key reasons to become a distributor with AMMEX and why leading distributors choose us-

  • Superior Quality.  Since 1988, we have perfected the quality control process, while still offering a price point that your customers demand. This includes ISO certified facilities, third party control and auditing, pre and post shipment quality inspections, and internal guidelines and that greatly exceed industry standards.
  • Competitive Prices.  Selling a commodity can be challenging, but AMMEX has the tools in place to help our distributors succeed. We know you need to be competitive, but there is more than just price, you need selection and availability along with proven sales support. AMMEX’s global supply chain is optimized to provide you competitive prices, industry leading fill rates and superior order accuracy.
  • Outstanding Supply.  Our global footprint of distribution centers, sourcing and procurement offices, and quality control facilities, not only encompasses all of North America, but China as well. In addition to China, we have offices in Malaysia and the Philippines. The AMMEX global presence and our exacting attention to detail are the reasons we deliver 99.6% fill rates, with 99.8% order accuracy.
  • Outstanding Service.  The service and support we provide our distributors is simply the best! Whether it’s our “Go To Market” sales strategy to support our clients’ glove growth or our innovative marketing programs customized for your business, it all comes down to one thing; AMMEX helps you sell more gloves!

In business, having the right partner is vital for growth, which is why you should take advantage of the unique sales support services offered by AMMEX’s Sales Acceleration Solution®. When you partner with AMMEX you get much more than a supplier, you get a wide array of marketing and sales help to skyrocket your profits and reach a broader client base. In addition, AMMEX carries the widest variety of disposable glove products to meet your customer needs.  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.

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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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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March Madness Team Latex

 While a team full of young guns can bring a new pace and finesse to the court, veteran squads like AMMEX’s X3 series Team Latex have been playing the barrier protection game for years. These latex gloves are the oldest of all the teams in our March Madness lineup but do not think their skills have dwindled with age.  Here is our starting lineup for March Madness Team Latex

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 gloves 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 fit and feel, these two latex gloves are all-stars.

“March Madness Team Latex is full of veteran players.”

Gloveworks Heavy Duty Latex 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.

AMMEX Heavy Duty Latex Exam Gloves are powder free featuring a smooth interior for easy donning and a textured surface for an outstanding grip. These latex gloves are twice as strong as standard disposable gloves. AMMEX HD latex disposable gloves are perfect for your more demanding tasks and are commonly used for medical and dental applications, food processing, janitorial, and in laboratory settings.

LX3 
If you want that player that can move around the court and provide exceptional dexterity, AMMEX’s X3 series have the skills you need, including the 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. X3 is an all around solid contender on the court.

AMMEX LX3 Latex disposable gloves are well suited for all industrial applications where excellent dexterity and comfort is required. These gloves are commonly used for painting, janitorial, manufacturing and food service.  LX3 latex is also more elastic than nitrile and features excellent chemical resistance against various acids and bases.  LX3 industrial latex disposable gloves feature a fully textured palm and fingertips providing a strong grip in wet or dry conditions.

“Boost your Brackets with Team Latex”

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?Contact us to today to become a distributor and add Team Latex to your player line-up!

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How Latex Gloves are Made


Natural rubber latex glove production is an interesting process that starts with nature and ends with comprehensive barrier protection. Each step along the way ensures the gloves are of the utmost quality when they arrive to distributors and end users.  Here is an overview of the production cycle from start to finish.  How latex gloves are made:

The harvesting phase
The process begins with the Hevea brasiliensis tree, which mostly grows in Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. Farmers extract the trees’ milky white latex sap from mature trees through a process called tapping. This occurs in the early morning, as the sap coagulates faster when temperatures rise later in the day. Farmers start by stripping bark from the tree at a downward curve. This directs the sap to a spile, which then allows the latex to drip into a cup affixed to the tree. Then, farmers boil the milky white latex to make it more concentrated, which gives the sap a consistency similar to syrup. Rubber trees are suitable for tapping for five years.

“Farmers remove latex from trees through a process called tapping.”

The production phase
Once farmers collect the sap, it goes to a factory for production. This phase includes several steps:

  • Preparing the latex: While latex gloves come from natural rubber latex, they are not 100 percent pure. This is because manufacturers combine the latex concentrate with a number of compounding chemicals during the initial step of the production process. This step enhances the latex’s properties, such as the elasticity, as well as stabilizes the material and its shelf life.
  • Cleaning the formers: To mold the latex into the shape of a glove, manufacturers use hand-shaped ceramic formers. The first task is to wash these formers by dipping them in water and then bleach. This ensures no residues are left from the previous batch. Afterward, formers dip into a chemical solution of calcium carbonate and calcium nitrate to help the latex stick.
  • Dipping in latex: Once the formers are ready, manufacturers dip them into a tank full of latex, with the length of time the former is immersed in the tank varying based on the desired glove thickness.
  • Vulcanizing the rubber: To ensure the rubber does not crack while drying, the formers enter an oven to dry and solidify. The development of the vulcanization process was integral to the creation of the latex rubber.
  • Leaching the gloves: This process involves dipping the gloves in water tanks and removing excess latex proteins to lower the risk of wearers having an allergic reaction and enhance the feel.
  • Beading the cuffs: Once the gloves are done with leaching, the manufacturers roll the cuffs to make the gloves easier to remove. The gloves may undergo leaching again after beading.
  • Applying powder: If the gloves are powdered, they enter a wet food-grade cornstarch powder slurry. Afterward, manufacturers dry the gloves again.
  • Chlorinating or polymer coating the gloves: If the gloves are powder free, they undergo alternative processes to facilitate easier donning. The first is chlorination, which makes the latex less tacky. The second involves coating the gloves with a polymer, which makes the surface smoother.
  • Stripping the gloves: Once the gloves are finished, workers remove them from the formers by hand.

“Medical-grade gloves are subject to more rigorous testing.”

The quality control phase
To ensure the gloves are of the highest quality, manufacturers test them. Workers test gloves using methods from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ATSM), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates these standards. The pinhole leak test is one of these methods. Workers first fill the gloves with one liter of water. Then, they close and hang the gloves to check for leaks.

The tests adhere to guidelines regarding acceptable quality limits (AQLs). These standards designate a percentage to evaluate a batch of gloves. If a batch’s failed gloves exceed this percentage of the total batch, all the gloves in that batch fail.

The results of these tests determine whether the gloves will be industrial- or medical-grade. The latter are subject to more rigorous testing.

The packaging phase
Once the gloves are done with production, workers package and pack them for shipping. The gloves travel from the manufacturing plants in Southeast Asia to the U.S. by ocean freight.

And there you have it, that is how latex gloves are made.  From something as simple as tree sap, you get durable barrier protection in latex gloves. Learn how you can add the durable protection of Latex Gloves to your product line today, by becoming an AMMEX Distributor.  More disposable glove distributors rely on AMMEX to supply their customers with superior barrier protection products.

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Changes: Gloves in the Automotive Industry


Changes: Gloves in the Automotive Industry


Not long ago, if you asked automotive technicians about wearing disposable gloves, they probably would’ve laughed.

These workers traditionally did not wear gloves, but that practice is going out the window.  In fact, technicians in this industry on average wear 13 pairs of gloves each day – and in some cases up to 16 pairs.

So what is driving the disposable glove revenue growth – about $1 billion in 2012 and projected to reach $1.3 billion in 2022 – in the automotive industry? The answer is protection from harsh chemicals, which is why 80 percent of the gloves used in this application are nitrile gloves. As more auto technicians wear gloves, this is a key growth area for distributors.


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