The Best Nitrile Glove For Safety

Workplace safety affects all industries from the food service industry to protection against biological agents in the medical industry. Accidents and injuries in the workplace can be reduced greatly by having the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

Disposable gloves are an essential part of a PPE program when it comes to protecting workers hands while they work with harmful chemicals. AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile glove can handle all your toughest safety needs.

Best Nitrile Glove For Safety

AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile glove is our newest glove. It is a premium heavy-duty glove that provides the toughest protection. When it comes to safety, this is the best disposable glove to choose for your workplace for three reasons: resistance, texture, and visibility.

Green Nitrile Resistance

The AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile glove features excellent resistance against common chemicals, like pesticides, and many other specialty chemicals, such as iodine, brake fluid or butane. Nitrile butadiene rubber is more resistant than natural rubber latex to chemicals, oils and acids, and has superior strength.

The AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile is three times more puncture-resistant than latex. The green nitrile glove has a 8-9 mil thickness, with benefits of more texture.

Green Nitrile Texture

The AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile glove features a raised diamond texture for maximum grip and enhanced dexterity. There are more than 3,000 raised diamonds per glove that allow more liquid to pass through the channels, enabling greater surface area. The aggressive raised texture on the front and the back of the glove enables greater surface contact, providing a safer way to get the job done.

Green Nitrile Visibility

The Gloveworks Heavy Duty Green Nitrile is the perfect glove for dark or dimly lit working environments, like an automotive garage. With its bright green color, this high visibility glove leads to higher compliance as it is easier for safety directors to see from a distance. Workers are less likely to be injured, making the AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile an excellent part of any PPE.

All of these features make this glove ideal for a variety of industrial applications, including automotive, manufacturing, and chemical industries. Better performance, better protection, better safety. Add AMMEX Gloveworks HD Green Nitrile to your line-up and order now!

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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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How to Engage the Empowered Customer


In business, industry trends such as big data, social media for business, the influx of Millennials and the rise of the empowered buyer are all having a major impact on the sales industry and its leaders. As of 2016, in the United States, there are 4.5 million B2B sales professionals – How will you leverage the changes and stand out?

The empowered buyer is one of the key industry trends affecting B2B sales professionals. The dynamics between buyers and sellers have clearly changed. At one time, sellers were viewed as the source of information, however, the digital revolution has shifted the balance of power. Buyers are now equipped with much of the information they need to make purchase decisions and has essentially disrupted how and where sellers are able to add value to this process.

“Armed with their research and data, the empowered buyer expects sales professionals to match their expertise and knowledge and then raise it in ways that help them address or even anticipate business needs.”

With a wealth of information at their fingertips, buyers are more informed than ever. Consider these eye-opening statistics from an independent research report commissioned by SAP:

  • Over two-thirds or 68% of buyers wait longer to initiate contact with vendors than they did two years ago because they are doing more research themselves.
  • And when it comes to the actual purchase decision, 80% of buyers typically know exactly what they want before they make contact with a vendor. With so much control, it’s hard to know where today’s vendors fit into the equation.
  • Indeed, 68% of buyers admit they don’t need salespeople to make purchasing decisions as much as they once did, and 91% of buyers say they have higher expectations of vendors and their salespeople than they did two years ago.

Getting the attention of customers, who are constantly bombarded with news, emails, and offers is a major issue for every business. When companies do get a customer’s attention, their offer must be relevant and add value.  It’s clear that connected consumers are empowered consumers.  And for companies and brands that embrace this change -there’s a huge now powerful force that can work as partners to engage and magnify your message.

“It’s not enough to know your products and services, to remain relevant in today’s market, sales organizations need to provide higher-value engagements that meet and anticipate customers’ current and future business needs.”

What are the new benchmarks for sales success?

  • Personalization:  Businesses must provide more relevant and appropriate content that demonstrates a full understanding of customer needs while predicting their future needs. Develop expertise in customers’ challenges. Sales teams need to communicate the details of an offering in context with the customer’s goals and issues. What counts is the impact of the product or service on the customer’s profits, revenue goals, cost reduction efforts, and other critical objectives
  • Trust:  As with all solid relationships, a successful partnership is built on the solid foundation of trust, transparency and integrity. Sales representatives need to be known as the trusted counselors and advisors who can offer decision makers advice on solving important business problems and preparing for trends—counsel that often extends beyond the products or services they’re selling.  According to an independent research report commissioned by SAP: “Trust is rated as the single most important factor when purchasing products from vendors, ahead of experience and cost.  Demonstrating high levels of knowledge about products and services (74%) and about a buyer’s organization (52%) are the most important factors in creating trust.”
  • Experience:  Vendors must look to enhance the customer experience, focusing on a process speed, service consistency and seamlessness across channels.  This means aligning departments like sales and marketing. Leaders from sales and marketing need to collaborate on consistent ways to engage with customers across channels.
  • Insight:   Businesses are transitioning from the cookie-cutter sales process to tailored, actionable and insightful solutions to their business problems. Sales professionals must provide valuable insights to customers that are relevant at different phases of their buying process and—for large B2B purchases—tailoring content for specific accounts. Sharing your insight and best practices and bringing new ways to address business challenges. By knowing what customers care about, you’ll build the certainty they need to accelerate movement through each buying stage.

What can leaders do?

Build a culture of continuous improvement to help your sales reps and streamline the final steps of the close, delivering a buying experience that sets you apart from the competition. And make it easier for your reps to do their jobs.  Give them the tools they need – such as a digital marketing toolkit – so they can demonstrate value to customers.

Increasingly informed buyers can no longer afford to indulge in the outdated approaches from under-prepared, overenthusiastic salespeople. With a wealth of online information at their disposal, buyers have the resources available to them to research vendors and solutions. It is vital that leaders and sales reps recognize the implications of the “empowered” buyer.  If salespeople cannot add value to what buyers already know, deliver unparalleled customer experience, and be trusted advisors, they may soon find themselves left out in the cold.

In any business, staying ahead of the curve is critical if you want to beat your competitors.  The nature of sales is always evolving, and we at AMMEX understand what it takes to keep our distributors up to date on the latest industry trends. We don’t just give you gloves to sell – we help you sell more. Contact us to get started on becoming a distributor today.   If you are already a distributor, speak with your salesperson to discover more about teaming up with AMMEX and the advantages of our Partner Portal Digital Marketing Toolkit and our Sales Acceleration Solution® 

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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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AMMEX New Glove! Take a Sneak Peak Now


Demand More – AMMEX Has Done it!
Introducing our latest innovation: Gloveworks HD Black Nitrile

Take a Sneak Peek Now – Offer Your Customers More Starting July 6.


 

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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.

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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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What are Black Nitrile Gloves?


What are Black Nitrile Gloves?  


Black Nitrile Gloves
are premium, industrial-grade gloves that are used in a wide variety of industries. These gloves are 50 percent thicker than standard nitrile gloves, with three times the puncture resistance of latex. As a result, these gloves are tougher, which means each glove lasts longer and workers require fewer glove changes. GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves are powder-free, which means they will not leave any residue for workers that need to paint or finish a seal. They are also non-chlorinated to provide a longer shelf life. Here are some other benefits of this premium glove:

Chemical resistance: These products have high resistance to many chemicals, such as iodine and butane, making them ideal for automotive technicians and other workers who deal with chemicals on a daily basis. The glove will even stay true to form after being dipped in gasoline.

Strong grip: The textured surface of the glove gives it a sturdy grip in both wet and dry conditions, with micro-roughening on the palm as well as texture on the fingertips.

“These long-lasting premium gloves are durable and puncture-resistant.”

Professional appearance: The dark color of GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves adds additional benefits. These products hide dirt, grease and grime to help workers maintain a clean, professional look.

All the benefits of nitrile
GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves also 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. The gloves are latex-free, so workers don’t need to worry about developing an allergy.

GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves are sold in 100 count boxes, with 10 boxes per case with extended sizes to make sure every employee can find the right fit for them.

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

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Premium Gloves for Heavy-Duty Auto Technicians


All automotive vehicles require maintenance, but due to their sheer size, heavy-duty automotive vehicles, such as back hoes, steamrollers, tractors and more, require a significant amount of upkeep.

Servicing heavy-duty automotive equipment contains all the challenges of regular automotive service with the additional issues of dealing with equipment that is very large and has unique specifications and parts associated with it. As a result, it can take years to acquire all the knowledge and skills required for heavy-duty auto repair. According to Construction Equipment, it can take up to seven years to train technicians in this field, which is why most contractors outsource repairs rather than having an in-house team.

“It takes years for technicians to acquire skills to service heavy-duty vehicles.”

Challenges for heavy-duty auto technicians
Why does this profession take so long to learn? Heavy-duty auto technicians face a job that is tougher than the average auto technician. Like any technician, these professionals work with chemicals like hydraulic fluids, gasoline and antifreeze that are harmful to hands. Moreover, they frequently deal with sharp objects. For heavy-duty auto workers, all these tasks take place on an even larger scale. Construction equipment typically weighs several tons or more. This means the frames are much larger than typical automobiles, often requiring a stronger grip.

Companies tend to run their heavy-duty equipment for longer periods of time, sometimes 24 hours a day, seven days per week. As a result, this equipment acquires significant wear and tear, leading to a greater need for repairs. Moreover, companies have begun to realize that implementing a preventative maintenance plan is the most cost-effective means to protect vehicle fleets, resulting in more consistent trips to the technician.

Premium gloves for tough environments
In a heavy-duty environment, only the toughest gloves will do. These tough jobs require technicians to wear premium gloves for protection. Technicians would be wise to go for gloves that have a longer duration of use, raised textures for an enhanced grip and extended cuffs to protect the forearm. Nitrile or latex gloves are the best choice because of their chemical protection, puncture resistance and comfort.

Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves and GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves are good options because they hold up to longer use with three times the puncture resistance of latex. Xtreme Extra Long Nitrile Exam Gloves and GlovePlus Heavy Duty Nitrile Exam Gloves are 12 inches long – a full two inches longer than the average disposable glove.

Latex has greater elasticity than nitrile, providing more comfort in harsh environments. Gloveworks Heavy Duty Latex Industrial Gloves provide superior protection to the average latex glove. GlovePlus Heavy Duty Blue Latex Exam Gloves offer extended length as well.

 

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Providing Value and Engagement with QR Codes


Quick response (QR) codes have been around for a few years, existing as another avenue to connect businesses and consumers with the AMMEX brand. AMMEX uses this valuable technology in unique ways to not only provide useful information about products, but also to garner more business for itself and its distributors.

Innovative thinking is crucial with QR codes today, as they face competition from emerging technologies like augmented reality. Moreover, less engaging QR codes have prompted many consumers to ignore these marketing and informational resources completely. In fact, May 2013 data from Forrester showed only 8 percent of U.S. adults who owned smartphones scanned a QR or barcode within the month.

AMMEX understands how this data impacts any company’s approach to marketing, as well as necessary steps to provide value to end users and ultimately boost revenue. A solid strategy is especially crucial as the ubiquitous nature of QR codes makes it difficult to stand out in the crowd.

“Viewers must get something out of the QR code experience.”

QR code best practices
Despite present challenges, QR codes are not a dead technology. However, success does require adherence to certain best practices. Here are a few:

  • Avoiding links to company homepages: Redirects to generic homepages do not provide viewers with engaging content. AdAge listed this mistake among the three reasons QR codes have not been more successful.
  • Linking to mobile-friendly landing pages: QR code scanning technology is made for smartphones and tablets, which means the content to which a code takes viewers must fit a mobile screen. Whether the linked site has a mobile version or utilizes responsive design, it must be immediately viewable on the scanning device.
  • Going easy on the ads: Viewers do not want to arrive at a landing page cluttered with ads. This detracts from the content and drives viewers away.
  • Making scanning beneficial: The QR code experience should not be about only what the viewer provides for the company. What do viewers gain from scanning? Whether it is useful information or an exclusive deal, they must get something out of the experience.

How AMMEX takes QR codes a step further
AMMEX QR codes have a multilayer approach to value. Not only does AMMEX seek to enrich clients’ and end users’ product knowledge, but the company also aims to boost distributors’ sales.

This process starts with the content. When consumers scan QR codes on AMMEX packaging, they arrive at a video landing page that features a video. This way, they gain insight about the product they have in hand to make a more informed decision about which glove is right for their job. If one product does not fit their needs, they are able to repeat the process with another glove. This strategy encompasses the first and second best practices.

The next aspect of the AMMEX QR code strategy benefits buyers and distributors. The landing pages are not solely for informational purposes. They also address the third best practice by not sending consumers to a page that says “buy gloves here.” With the product in hand, why would they need details about another location to make a purchase? Furthermore, this is a “neutral” approach, which means it does not hinder distributors’ business by sending customers out the door to another retailer.

Staying ahead in ecommerce
Ecommerce continues to experience growth, and AMMEX’s approach to QR codes – in conjunction with its digital marketing efforts and other uses of technology for business process efficiency – is one way it has stepped into the digital age to remain competitive. It is these strategies that allow AMMEX to push forward as an industry leader with QR codes and other avenues despite all obstacles.

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Glove Potential in Restaurants


The restaurant industry represents one of the greatest opportunities for glove sales. According to data from the National Restaurant Association, there are roughly 1 million restaurant locations in the U.S. and 14 million restaurant employees. On top of that, workers in food service use gloves more than employees in just about any other industry. With each individual worker using an average of 20 pairs of gloves every single day, the restaurant industry collectively goes through more than 200 million pairs of gloves on a daily basis.

“Each restaurant worker goes through 20 pairs of gloves every day.”

The reason those in the foodservice industry utilize gloves so heavily is because of the safety regulations that govern this environment. Foodservice employees must either wash their hands or wear gloves whenever they handle ingredients that customers will consume to prevent the spread of pathogens. Here are a few of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines for hand sanitation and glove usage:

  • Workers must minimize bare hand and arm contact with exposed food that is not ready to eat.
  • Gloves or utensils such as tongs and spatulas must be used for contact with exposed, ready-to-eat foods except when washing fruits and vegetables.
  • Gloves can be used for a single task and must be discarded when workers switch to a new task, the gloves become soiled or the task is interrupted.

Workers in foodservice tend to use poly or vinyl gloves because they are relatively inexpensive – an important consideration for companies that know employees will switch gloves frequently. These industries avoid latex gloves in case some of the proteins pass into the food and cause a customer to have an allergic reaction. Nitrile gloves are more durable but with a higher price point, making them less appealing for foodservice. However, for certain jobs where puncture resistance is needed or even for cleaning up at the end of a shift, nitrile gloves may come in handy at restaurants.

Contact us or your AMMEX representative to learn more about gloves suitable for the restaurant industry.

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