PRESS RELEASE ARCHIVES
December 20, 2019
Sempermed USA, one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of hand protection, is pleased to announce the rebranding of the SemperGuard® Nitrile Powder-Free glove product line. The inner box and outer case artwork have been updated to reflect a refreshed, modern industrial design that continues to follow Sempermed’s color-coding system by size.
December 5, 2019
Sempermed USA announces the launch of our newest nitrile examination glove brand, StarMed® Black. This glove joins the StarMed® family which currently includes StarMed® latex, StarMed® ROSE nitrile, StarMed® Ultra nitrile, StarMed® PLUS nitrile, and StarMed® Select nitrile. StarMed® Black gloves are tested for protection against Fentanyl and feature the Smart Dispense Technology, Single Glove DeliveryTM packaging method, which reduces wrinkled gloves and eliminate waste.
October 31, 2019
On 13 August 2019 the United States Trade Representative announced next steps in the process of imposing additional 10% tariffs on Chinese imports. The previous proposed “List 4” was divided into two parts: “List 4A” (effective 1 September 2019) and “List 4B” (effective 15 December 2019). Sempermed imports from China only gloves manufactured of plastic, such as vinyl and polyethylene. These products are included on “List 4B.” As a result, proposed additional tariffs for these gloves are delayed until 15 December 2019. On 23 August 2019 it was announced that the proposed tariffs taking effect on 15 December 2019 will be increased by 5%. If imposed, the tariffs will result in necessary price adjustments no later than February 1, 2020. As expected, these price increases will be passed along to glove consumers.
October 24, 2019
Over the past few years, individual states have been legislating the use of latex gloves in retail food establishments. Legislation varies from state to state. Currently Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Oregon have some form of legislation or recommendation regarding the use of latex gloves in food handling, food preparation, ready-to-eat foods, and food establishments. A few other states are in discussions about enacting similar legislation in the near future.
October 7, 2019
As your global glove expert, Sempermed strives to keep you informed of relevant situations that could affect product supply in the market. If your current supply is now at risk, we have surgical gloves manufactured in Austria and examination/general purpose gloves manufactured in Malaysia available for immediate shipment.