5 Amazing Health Benefits of Giving


We all know the saying, “It is better to give than to receive.” While it is true that giving really benefits those in need, did you know studies show that giving is truly good for the giver too?  As millions come together to celebrate the holidays, let’s take a look at how giving not only adds richness to our lives but surprisingly improves our health. Here’s 5 Amazing Health Benefits of Giving

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” Jim Rohn –

1. Greater Happiness

Biologically, giving can create a “warm glow,” stimulating regions in the brain associated with pleasure, trust and connection with other people.  In a 2006 study, researchers from the National Institutes of Health studied the functional MRIs of subjects who gave to various charities. They found that giving stimulates the mesolimbic pathway, which is the reward center in the brain, releasing endorphins and creating what is known as the “helper’s high.” And like other highs, this one is addictive, too.

2. Stronger Heart
There is significant evidence to show that when people perform charitable acts, they tend to have lower blood pressure. In one study, researchers measured people’s blood pressure before and after performing an act of kindness then before and after spending money on themselves. Findings showed that those who performed a good deed had lower blood pressure after; whereas, the group that spent money on themselves, did not show a reduction in blood pressure.  While the reasons are not entirely clear, it is believed that altruistic acts decrease stress; increase levels of the hormone oxytocin, which drops blood pressure; and in some instances is a catalyst for physical activity such as fundraising walks.

3.  Immune Booster
Kind deeds decrease stress and promote a feeling of wellbeing, both of which boost our immune system. Specifically, scientists’ studies indicate that the levels of T cells—a special immune system cell—increase in our body. What this boils down to is a better defense against germs and, even, cancer because our immune system fights cancerous growth. Additionally, altruistic acts have been shown to decrease inflammation, which is the underlying cause of a number of chronic illnesses and can actually provoke cancerous growths.

4. Pain Reliever
Acts of giving and kindness can help to suppress physical pain by releasing endorphins—our body’s natural pain reliever. In one study, when chronic-pain sufferers volunteered to lead discussion groups for pain sufferers or make weekly calls to check in on patients, their own pain levels decreased. When your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain.  Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as “euphoric.” That feeling, known as a “runner’s high,” can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life.

5. Longer Life
According to a study from University of California, Berkeley, study, people who were 55 and older who volunteered for two or more organizations were 44 percent less likely to die over a five-year period than those who didn’t volunteer — even accounting for many other factors including age, exercise, general health and negative habits like smoking.  In a 2003 University of Michigan study, a researcher found similar numbers in studying elderly people who gave help to friends, relatives and neighbors — or who gave emotional support to their spouses — versus those who didn’t.

As we look through our holiday lists, we should add daily acts of “giving, generosity, and kindness” to our lists as it not only helps others, but as studies show, giving helps our health too! It looks like science has proven that it is indeed better to give than to receive.

Sources: The Cleveland Clinic and The Washington Times

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3 Smart Strategies to Build Your 2016 Sales Now


It is never too soon to start building your sales for 2016.  The average sales pipeline takes about 3 to 4 months to build.  The new year is the best time to ramp up your sales activity and set a strong pace for the next 365 days especially in a commodity business such as disposable gloves and personal protective equipment. This is because disposable gloves are a residual sales product. Once you land a customer, you will have consistent, ongoing business. Start now!  3 Smart Strategies to build your 2016 Sales Now.

  1. Opportunity is Everywhere

For many industries, disposable gloves are a necessity, and for others, personal protective equipment is an added safety measure and convenience. Whatever the case, demand for disposable gloves is growing, and distributors need to supply gloves to meet that demand.  The industrial, safety and chemical industries, for example, are key markets for glove sales. Despite the common association of disposable gloves and the medical industry, the industrial and safety sector had glove revenue that was on par with the former industry – both at $4.4 billion.

“New thinking equals new results.  AMMEX distributors grow their glove sales by an average of 31%”

Additionally, these and other industries, such as food processing, food service, janitorial/sanitation and automotive, are due for large-scale growth in the future. In the food processing and service sectors, for instance, workers are already using up to 20 pairs per day. With these industries having combined growth potential of 29 percent, imagine the possibilities for increased sales.  Plus, consider that gloves are not a one-time deal. Once your customers run out, they will be calling back for more, which means you have guaranteed business as long as you maintain those relationships.

  1. Maintain Open Communication Channels

Healthy relationships thrive on communication. If your business communicates with customers only at their request or when your company needs something, it will be difficult to leverage relationships as a driver of sales. Instead, touch base often with customers to inquire about their progress and to learn how you might be better able to meet their needs and expectations. Communication is a key ingredient in healthy client relationships. You want to build loyalty with your customers, and disposable gloves encourage this behavior. Satisfied customers are active participants who willingly offer the time and information it takes for you to achieve the best results.  With a one-time sale, you can contact customers, sell the products and never interact with them again, except for follow-up calls or to sell them new products. Because gloves are a residual sales product, you must maintain constant contact with customers, which lends to building those relationships

“The value you offer is directly correlated to a customer’s desire to stay connected with you over time.”

Not only is this beneficial for talking to your customers about restocking their glove supplies, but it also presents the opportunity to tell them about other products. This is particularly useful for selling new products. If, for instance, you have a customer who regularly purchases GlovePlus Black Nitrile Gloves, these frequent calls are the time to tell that customer about upgrading to Gloveworks Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves.

  1. Untapped Customers: Stop the Sales Pitch and Start the Conversation

By listening to and engaging with your regular customers through consistent interaction, you demonstrate your expertise and ability to give them the right gloves for the job. By building this customer loyalty, you hold those relationships with existing customers, but what about untapped sources?

Many industries need gloves, and any potential customers who are not buying from you are buying from someone else. Pinpoint the reasons why you are losing them to the competition and leverage your expertise to net these clients.  Maybe it is time to stop the sales pitch and start the conversation.  For instance, when you call an untapped source, avoid making a mini-presentation about yourself, your company, and what you have to offer. Start with an opening conversational phrase that focuses on a specific problem that disposable gloves or personal protective equipment solves.


New thinking equals new results. Maybe it’s time to take a different approach.  Let disposable gloves be the relationship-building tool that sets you apart 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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AMMEX Corporation Launches New Website


AMMEX Corporation, a premier importer and distributor of high quality disposable gloves and barrier protection products, is pleased to announce the launch of our new website – https://ammex.com.  After 27 years in business, AMMEX Corporation is rebranding with a new logo and a new website that is designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience through improved navigation and functionality. The new site gives customers access to detailed product information and videos with the option to share information across all major social networking sites.

“We are focused on optimizing our company message across our website and digital marketing platforms to help our distributors grow their glove sales.” said Keyo Gold, President AMMEX Corporation.

Our new website is the result of a successful collaboration with Bearpaw Partners Digital Marketing Agency, who designed the site to include a clean and attractive layout, an engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation, and the capability to provide a more comprehensive and interactive source of company information and services.

“AMMEX is strengthening our corporate brand to be as strong as our product brands” said Steven Ilg, VP of Marketing AMMEX. IIg continued, “Our new website further optimizes our innovative products, such as our AMMEX® Anti-Microbial Vinyl Gloves and Gloveworks® Heavy Duty Orange Nitrile Gloves which are becoming as successful as our core staples such as our Gloveworks® Heavy Duty Latex Gloves and GlovePlus® Black Nitrile Gloves

The site includes extensive product information to help customers understand AMMEX’s complete range of disposable glove and barrier protection solutions. Technical data, videos and applications by industry are all included in the new website to provide a detailed overview of AMMEX’s product line.

“Our brand images now boldly state AMMEX’s prominence in the market place with gorgeous headers opening each page. Our videos are more accessible than ever before. I am excited for the sites visitors to be able to see what we can do” said John Theroux, Visual Media Manager AMMEX.

Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been designed using the latest technology so the site is both responsive and compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices.  The new AMMEX website gives visitors a captivating experience when researching the latest products and industry trends in the disposable glove and barrier protection industry. AMMEX distributors can now benefit from richer online content that is easier to navigate and share with others across Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

“Our clients and online audiences will now benefit from a fully integrated digital marketing experience stemming from our website. Our rebranded social media platforms offer more opportunities to syndicate our content and strengthen our brand recognition as a premier distributor of disposable gloves.”  said Danielle Salomon, Digital Marketing Supervisor AMMEX.

The new AMMEX website’s refreshed and simplified look, combined with enhanced content, improved search functionality, and optimization for mobile devices allows our customers to better interact with AMMEX online.


About AMMEX

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 disposable gloves and personal protection equipment to thousands of distributors in a variety of industries. Whether your clients are in food service, janitorial, medical or automotive, AMMEX has the gloves your customers need.

For more information, visit https://ammex.com

 

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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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The Benefits of AMMEX Orange Nitrile Gloves


Orange nitrile gloves are one of AMMEX’s premium glove products – ideal for many industries and situations. When it comes to versatility, it is hard to beat AMMEX’s orange nitrile gloves. Want more information? Check out the infographic below!

Texture and gripping power
These gloves have a raised diamond texture designed to give wearers a better, stronger grip. With more than 3,000 raised diamonds on each glove, these products have 60 percent more surface area than a standard nitrile glove. The raised diamond grip allows wearers to work effectively in wet or dry conditions. The diamonds create channels that allow liquid to pass through easily, preventing fluids from interfering with work. The texture is all over the surface, making the gloves ambidextrous.

Better visibility
In dimly lit environments, orange nitrile gloves are a worker’s best friend. The high-impact orange color of these gloves is easy to see even in dark areas, like garages or industrial workplaces. The color of these gloves are a helpful warning to those around you that says, “Be careful! I’m working here!” For companies that prioritize safety, these gloves are a must-have. The high-visibility color also increases safety compliance.

Thickness and protection
Orange nitrile gloves are three times more puncture-resistant than latex and also have enhanced chemical resistance and durability. In fact, nitrile is recommended for employees working with 67 percent of chemicals, 28 percent more than latex or vinyl. These gloves are also incredibly comfortable. As body heat warms them up, they conform closely to the hand for a better fit. Along with a beaded cuff that makes the glove easier to put on, they are also chlorinated for powder-free donning. The chlorination process also makes them softer and more supple.

A variety of uses
With their high-visibility, orange nitrile gloves can be a central part of PPE. The thickness of the gloves also makes them ideal in oily environments, such as in automotive, manufacturing and industrial sectors. However, any industry from agriculture to painting and plumbing can benefit from having orange nitrile gloves on hand.

Contact us to get started on becoming a distributor. If you are already a distributor, speak with your salesperson to discover more about teaming up with AMMEX and the advantages of our Sales Acceleration Solution®.

 

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Adult Care in Nursing Homes


Nursing homes are a vital resource for elderly people who are no longer able to take care of themselves. In the future, the demand for long-term care organizations will likely increase as baby boomers begin to require these services. According to data from Family Caregiver Alliance, the number of elderly people using long-term care services will reach 27 million by 2050, more than twice the number of individuals using these services in 2000. The organization also noted people older than 85 are among the fastest-growing segments of the population and are expected to reach 19 million by 2050.

Elderly care facilities are large operations that require a significant amount of disposable gloves and other materials for staff to provide service to residents, making their needs in many ways similar to day care centers. They are self-contained living facilities that require staff to accommodate every element of care, from bathing to feeding. These facilities have nurses, janitors, foodservice staff and even landscapers who require gloves. Ongoing measures to improve quality of care in these facilities could also lead to an increase in staffing requirements, leading to the need for even more gloves on hand.

Wipes
Staff that clean and bathe elderly patients also require the right materials. AmmexCare Adult Washcloths may be used to wipe patients clean. These wipes are alcohol-free with Vitamin E and aloe to make them safer for use on sensitive skin.

“Initiatives to improve quality of care could increase staffing needs.”

Exam gloves
It is also important for staff in nursing homes to wear disposable gloves for most tasks. There is risk of spreading or contracting bloodborne pathogens, so staff dealing with patient cuts or wounds should wear exam-grade gloves. Staff should avoid powdered gloves in this environment because the powder can interfere with wound closure. AMMEX Nitrile Exam Gloves are a good option for staff. These gloves also come in several different colors, which can be helpful for organizational purposes. Companies can color code gloves by size so all staff can quickly find the gloves they need.

Other glove needs
There are many moving parts in a nursing home facility. While nurses and physicians bathe and examine patients, the cafeteria workers are busy preparing meals, and janitors may be cleaning hallways, bathrooms or dining areas. All of these employees require disposable gloves as barrier protection. Cafeteria workers need to wear gloves to prevent the spread of foodborne illness, while janitorial workers need to protect themselves from cleaning chemicals and bloodborne pathogens. Landscapers also require a barrier to protect themselves from lawn and garden chemicals.

Nursing homes require disposable gloves on hand for many different applications. Contact us or your AMMEX representative to learn more about glove needs in elderly care facilities.

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The Right Glove for the Job


Disposable gloves are used for a multitude of purposes, from food preparation to medical to automotive. However, it’s important to know which type of gloves are best suited for your intended purpose. Here’s a look at the main types of gloves and their uses:

Latex
Latex gloves offer the best fit and dexterity, which is why  these gloves are more comfortable for longer wear. Outside of the medical and dental fields, latex gloves are commonly used for janitorial work, beauty services, child care, safe chemical handling, plumbing and painting.

Nitrile
Currently, 80 percent of the disposable gloves in the automotive field are nitrile because they offer superior puncture resistance and barrier protection against a variety of harsh chemicals. Nitrile gloves are also becoming more popular in the medical and dental fields because of the growing prevalence of latex sensitivities. Nitrile gloves conform to the hands during wear for comfortable fit, and they are highly resistant to a variety of chemicals. Industrial and medical grade nitrile gloves come in a range of different colors, which may be functional as well as eye-catching. For example, orange industrial-grade nitrile gloves help workers be more aware of their hands when working in dark environments.

Vinyl
As more food service and processing workers use gloves during preparation, vinyl glove usage is taking off. Vinyl gloves contain no latex, have a smooth surface and have a looser fit than nitrile or latex gloves although they still conform to the hands. These gloves are also used in other industries, including medical and janitorial-sanitation.

Poly
Poly gloves are perfect for food preparation and handling because of their loose fit, which makes it easier for employees to remove the gloves for more frequent glove changes. Stretch poly gloves have a more enhanced grip and are easier to don.

 

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