Impact Analysis of Covid-19
The complete version of the Report will include the impact of the COVID-19, and anticipated change on the future outlook of the industry, by taking into the account the political, economic, social, and technological parameters.
The main purpose of a cleanroom glove is to provide a barrier for the cleanroom worker and to protect the environment from the cleanroom worker. Moreover, similar to medical exam gloves, cleanroom gloves are chemical-resistant, have powder-free surface, and others. Furthermore, cleanroom gloves require further processing such as washing, rinsing, and sometimes chlorination, in order to regulate particle release and non-volatile residue (NVR). The gloves are typically washed in deionized (DI) water in cleanroom equipment, all within a controlled environment. Gloves approved for higher level cleanroom are usually bagged and not boxed. This is because, when a glove is pulled from a cardboard box, it’s likely to release particulate into the environment. Different types of cleanrooms gloves are available for different applications. Clean room gloves have applications in medical, pharmaceutical, laboratory, life science, small-parts manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, electronics, and clean manufacturing sectors.
Australia and New Zealand Cleanroom Gloves Market - Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to drive growth of the Australia and New Zealand cleanroom gloves market over the forecast period, owing to increase in demand for nitrile disposable gloves since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. According to the article published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information journal in the year 2020, in 2020, the annual production capacity for disposable gloves in Asia Pacific region was 220 billion units. However, in 2020, demand for the gloves reached 330 billion. Lockdown has resulted in shutdown or slowdown of manufacturing facilities and has become difficult in recruiting the necessary workforce. This has resulted in the shortage of the raw materials required for the manufacture of gloves. Moreover, import and export of raw materials has also been stopped. Therefore, governments of many countries such as India, Australia, and others are trying to encourage a number of domestic players to manufacture the cleanroom products locally rather than importing and then selling.
Furthermore, increasing availability of medical supplies by the governments is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. For instance, New Zealand Ministry of Health, on April 7, 2020, announced that around 41 million masks, 1 million nitrile gloves, 850,000 safety glasses, and 640,000 face shields, were made available for the population, in order to protect themselves from the COVID-19 pandemic. The supplies were ordered by the New Zealand government from other countries.
The Australia and New Zealand cleanroom gloves market is estimated to be valued at US$ 59.64 Mn in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.6% over the forecast period (2021-2028).
Figure 1: Australia and New Zealand Cleanroom Gloves Market Share, (%), Analysis, By Product Type, 2021
Market players are engaged in inorganic activities such as acquisitions, partnerships, and others, in order to expand their product portfolio. This is expected to drive growth of the Australia and New Zealand cleanroom gloves market over the forecast period.
The increasing inorganic activities such as acquisitions by the market players is expected to drive growth of the Australia and New Zealand cleanroom gloves market, over the forecast period. For instance, in December 2020, Electrocomponents plc, RS components' parent company (a company headquartered in Australia), acquired Needlers, a leading U.K.-based supplier of personal protection equipment (PPE) and hygiene products. The acquisition of Needlers will improve RS's product and private-label offering of the PPE consumables and equipment.
Key players are indulged in launching new products in the cleanroom gloves portfolio. This is expected to propel growth of the Australia and New Zealand cleanroom gloves market over the forecast period
The increasing product launches by the market players is expected to fuel growth of the Australia and New Zealand cleanroom gloves market, over the forecast period. For instance, in February, 2018, Ansell Ltd. an Australia-based company, which manufactures protective industrial and medical gloves, launched GAMMEX PI Glove-in-Glove System, the first-to-market, pre-donned double gloving system that promotes safer operating rooms by allowing for faster and easier double gloving.
Australia and New Zealand Cleanroom Gloves Market Report Coverage
||Market Size in 2021:
||US$ 59.64 Mn
|Historical Data for:
||2018 to 2020
||2021 to 2028
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:
||2028 Value Projection:
||US$ 87.20 Mn
- Regions: Australia, New Zealand
- By Product Type: Nitrile Gloves, Latex Gloves, Vinyl Gloves, Neoprene Gloves, Polyisoprene Gloves, Others
- By Category: Sterile, Non-sterile
- By End User: Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies, Medical Device Companies, Hospitals and Clinics (Hospitals Pharmacies, Hospital Laboratories), Diagnostic Laboratories
Ansell Ltd., Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Valutek Inc, Cardinal Health, Honeywell International Inc, Sabre Medical Pty Ltd, The Glove Company, and RS Components Pty Ltd
- Increasing product launches
- Increasing inorganic activities such as acquisitions
|Restraints & Challenges:
- Limitations of cleanroom gloves
Australia and New Zealand Cleanroom Gloves Market – Restraints
Presence of limitations of the cleanroom gloves is expected to hamper the growth of the Australia and New Zealand cleanroom gloves market over the forecast period. Gloves act as a barrier to avoid the transmission of microbial infection from healthcare professionals to patients during surgical procedures and vice versa. However, to act as a barrier, the efficiency of the cleanroom gloves should remain intact, while performing research and development activities, and others. Risk of perforations in cleanroom gloves and duration of wearing of gloves specifically during various activities such as handling harmful chemicals and others can reduce its safety and effect in preventing the harmful effects of the chemical on the skin.
According to the Ansell Document Titled InTouch Clinical Update, 2018, perforation of gloves is common event with reports ranging from 3.58% to 78%, and the risk of cleanroom gloves integrity is based on nature of the task at hand, aseptic skill of the wearer and their dominant hand, the type and particularly the sharpness of surfaces coming into contact with the glove(s), the length of continuous time for which a glove or pair of gloves are worn, and the mechanical stress to which they are subjected. Moreover, according to the article published in National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in March 2016, the perforation rates in the single gloves is 15.2%, in double gloves is 14.4%, in emergency operations is 15.5%, and in elective surgery is 14.3%. The above reasons are expected to restrain growth of the Australia and New Zealand cleanroom gloves market over the forecast period.
Figure 2: Australia and New Zealand Cleanroom Gloves Market (US$ Mn), by Country, 2021
Australia and New Zealand Cleanroom Gloves Market – Competitive Landscape
Major players operating in the Australia and New Zealand cleanroom gloves market include Ansell Ltd., Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Valutek Inc, Cardinal Health, Honeywell International Inc, Sabre Medical Pty Ltd, The Glove Company, and RS Components Pty Ltd.