The global demand for disposable gloves due to COVID-19 is putting pressure on glove manufacturers to produce at absolute capacity. Not only is this causing some manufacturers to cut costs and quality standards, it is also contributing to new allegations of labour abuse and exploitation of workers.
Just as worldwide shortages of masks and disinfectant products have increased the prices of those products, single-use gloves, particularly nitrile, have become increasingly difficult and costly to come by during the pandemic. We discuss the mains reasons for the price increases.
Thanks to global demand there are now many counterfeit products in the market place. Always ask for a sample and the product specifications before purchasing! This resource will help you select the correct face mask for the job at hand and ensure you are receiving a legit product.
As Coronavirus cases continue to rise globally, and the northern hemisphere stockpiles gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) prior to winter, glove supply continues to be a global issue. Established glove factories are working at absolute capacity to meet demand, and reporting record profits.
Disposable gloves are a great way to add a barrier of protection between your hands and what you are handling. This blog will explain the different glove materials and the differences between them.