New York City, New York Mar 4, 2021 (Issuewire.com) - As a means of protection against COVID-19 infection and transmission, the demand for disposable nitrile gloves has registered a significant increase. This has resulted in higher prices and a simultaneous shortage worldwide. Unfortunately, the manufacturing industry has not met the increased requirement, and the scenario is not expected to improve until summer 2021.
For well-organized and emerging companies such as the Maltese Blokkx Ltd (YANIMED), this global shortage of disposable and examination gloves provides a lucrative chance to contend for market shares and offer well-needed awareness into the efficacy of latex-free nitrile gloves. The latter is gradually becoming the preferred choice of protective wear due to their heightened durability, elasticity, test, and tactile sensitivity. YANIMED is currently manufacturing single-use gloves under the trade names Yaniblue, Yanisoft, and Yanitouch.
In a statement made by Frank Zielkowski, founder of Blokkx Ltd., he highlighted how the company was coping with production during the pandemic: "We have established a smart supply chain management system to package even smaller capacities and supervise them qualitatively. Despite the supply situation is extremely tight, we are always on the look-out for new production slots to avoid bottlenecks".
COVID-19: Let's Review What We Know
COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), originated in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, in December 2019. Having been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of globally confirmed cases of COVID-19 has exceeded 114 million, with the number of deaths surpassing 2.55 million. Of all confirmed cases, 56 percent have recovered, but the recent discovery of more potent strains, as well as complications and apprehensions regarding the vaccination drive, could threaten recovery prospects.
The novel virus mainly targets the lower respiratory system and is associated with severe health complications such as viral pneumonia and multiple organ failure. Apart from these detrimental effects on health, COVID-19 has placed an enormous burden on the world economy, with unforeseen restrictions placed on travel, employment, food chains, academic institutions, etc. Moreover, this economic and social disruption puts millions of people at risk of falling into extreme poverty, while the number of undernourished people is expected to rise to 132 million.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also presented extraordinary challenges to healthcare workers worldwide, putting immense strain on the provider community and forcing healthcare systems to function past their full capacity. The pandemic has shown clearly the strengths and weaknesses of healthcare systems around the world and how ill-equipped they are to deal with an emergency health scenario.
Superior Protection with Nitrile Gloves
Due to the lack of clinically approved anti-COVID drugs and the unavailability of a vaccine for its prevention or treatment, the immediate supportive and symptomatic management and precautionary guidelines issued by the WHO included essential measures such as social distancing, washing hands regularly with soap, or using sanitizers, using disinfectant solutions to decontaminate surfaces, ensuring proper ventilation in crowded areas, and most importantly, wearing masks and other protective gears such as gloves to limit transmission.
Even though the healthcare community has used latex gloves for many years, there has been a general shift towards using nitrile gloves, which is why YANIMED is rapidly manufacturing these latex-free and powder-free alternatives in efforts to meet the gap created by the pandemic.
Nitrile gloves effectively protect against external influences and are more resistant to wear and tear due to their enhanced elasticity and flexibility. This makes them the ideal choice for use by doctors during examinations and common individuals looking to protect themselves from possible infection. As opposed to latex, nitrile is also more skin-friendly and low-irritant, making it more suitable for individuals suffering from skin allergies or those with sensitive skin.
Moreover, the secure rolled-edge design of YANIMED nitrile gloves ensures they can be worn and taken off quickly without merely slipping over the back of the hand. The gloves also meet the usually required quality standards, such as the CE mark, AQL 1.5, and EN 374, guaranteeing protection and hygiene.
About Blokkx Ltd
Founded in 2016, Blokkx Ltd is a global medical products provider. With innovative design and world-class quality management systems, Blokkx Ltd's industrial-grade solutions enable customers to ensure high relia.
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