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Vinyl Glove Production Impact

Sempermed has recently become aware of an important manufacturing issue regarding the production and shipment of vinyl that will have a significant effect on the many industries that utilize vinyl products. In an attempt to reduce pollution levels, the Chinese government announced on November 17th, 2016 that they have imposed a temporary production ban on […]

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November is Long Term Care Awareness Month

As the year progresses and November arrives, it is important to bring awareness and education on the importance of planning ahead and preparing for the future. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 70% of people over age 65 need some type of long-term care during their lifetime. The Family Caregiver Alliance notes […]

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Ocean Freight Industry Update

The global shipping industry, including Sempermed USA, has seen a delay in ocean freight shipments over the past 5 to 6 weeks. Industry sources expect that the delays will cease by early November. The reason for the delays is that last month one of the largest container shipping bankruptcies in history occurred. Hanjin, the world’s […]

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Ocean Freight Update

During 2015 the US imported more container shipments than ever before, achieving an annual growth rate of 5.4 percent, according to JOC economist, Mario Moreno. Container imports reached record levels due to a strong dollar, increase consumer spending, and a significant decrease in the cost of ocean freight. Although the US imported more containerized shipments […]

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Don’t Confuse “Sourcing” with “The Source”

The focus of today’s healthcare environment causes stakeholders to consider any option aiming to reduce costs, maximize efficiencies, and provide improved clinical outcomes.  As a result, most industry meetings and tradeshows provide the platform in which many speakers extoll the virtues of “sourcing” various commodity categories as a way to achieve these critical objectives. While […]

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Don’t Fear the Prop 65 Warning

On December 20, 2013 the State of California added DINP to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals “known to the State of California to cause cancer.” DINP (Diisononyl phthalate) is a phthalate plasticizer used in the manufacture of many vinyl (polyvinyl chloride/PVC) products, including electrical wire, coated fabrics, automotive parts, vinyl flooring, and footwear, as […]

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Sempermed Cares

At Sempermed, we feel it is our mission to provide our community with unsurpassed protection. Sempermed employees look beyond our disposable glove line and make it a point to find outlets in which combined efforts can support both local and national networks. It is with great pleasure that Sempermed can proudly say we are making […]

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