Effect of COVID-19 on non-sterilized vinyl examination gloves
With the global spread of the epidemic, it's no secret that the supply of non-sterilized vinyl examination gloves has been severely impacted by COVID-19. With cases rising exponentially worldwide, this impact will continue, and every business involved in facility cleaning needs to be prepared.
To better understand where we are and where we are going, it is essential to learn more about the non-sterilized vinyl examination gloves industry.
Malaysia has always been the largest producer of inspection gloves because of the large number of rubber trees used to make latex there. Due to the prevalence of latex allergies and increasing environmental regulations for non-sterilized vinyl examination gloves, the production of examination gloves has spread to various countries.
As the global epidemic spreads worldwide, demand for non-sterilized vinyl examination gloves has skyrocketed, and prices have soared. This is not only because of the surge in demand but also because it is extremely difficult to increase glove production capacity. Why? Manufacturers often operate at nearly full capacity, so the only short-term solution to increasing production at this time may be to run plants 24 hours a day, seven days a week, instead of 6 days. However, an extra day of production cannot meet the increased demand.
Another option is to build a new plant, but non-sterilized vinyl examination gloves moulding equipment takes time to manufacture and is very expensive. It can take a full year to get a new plant up and running and requires a lot of capital.
When you combine this challenge with the current global shortage of non-sterilized vinyl examination gloves materials and the increasing number of COVID-19 cases worldwide, supply and demand can easily become out of balance, and prices can change all the time.
So what should you do to ensure you have the non-sterilized vinyl examination gloves to keep your employees safe?
1. Plan your inventory needs and create a forecast to the best your ability. If your suppliers know your expected requirements, they will be better able to allocate supplies as they become available.
2. Use non-sterilized vinyl examination gloves correctly and responsibly. While inspection gloves should not be reused and always be worn when needed, employees should use them carefully. For example, reduce waste by completing a set of tasks that require gloves at once (where feasible) to reduce the number of times gloves are put on and taken off each day.
3. Invest in reusable, chemical-resistant gloves. They can be made of neoprene, nitrile or PVC to protect hands when mixing chemicals and for other tasks requiring less skill.
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