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Sempermed Introduces SemperCare® Latex Exam Gloves

SemperCare® Latex is the second generation of our popular co-polymer latex glove, boasting enhanced elasticity, tactile sensitivity and sensation. New and improved, SemperCare® Latex will be a solid addition to our expanded portfolio of hand protection items in our SemperCare® family, joining SemperCare® Vinyl and SemperCare® Nitrile. We are enthusiastic about bringing the emotion back […]

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Choose ROSE for the Ones You gLove

People celebrate Valentine’s Day in different ways. One of the most popular ways to celebrate is to present flowers to your loved one. In honor of this tradition, Sempermed has hand-picked our StarMed® ROSE glove – the perfect piece of cheery hand protection to protect the ones you “gLove”. No one knows exactly how Valentine’s […]

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Raw Materials & Energy Updates

Due to changes in energy costs and raw material pricing, disposable glove prices will definitely see price adjustments in early 2017. Volatile global markets have widespread implications for manufacturing organizations. Rising energy costs and unexpected fluctuations in raw material price levels have direct effects on the global disposable glove market in the form of increased […]

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FDA Bans Powdered Medical Gloves

On December 19, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final ruling banning powdered surgical gloves and powdered examination gloves, as well as the absorbable powder used in the manufacture of powdered surgical gloves. Published in the Federal Register (Vol. 81, No. 243), this ruling is summarized as follows: “This rule is […]

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Handling Flu Season

Winter is officially here and with colder weather setting in it is important to take certain precautions to help you boost your immunity. It is advised to take safeguards to avoid the common cold and influenza, until flu season is behind us. While immunization vaccines are the most common precaution taken by the majority of […]

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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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