Cleanroom gloves are mainly intended to protect either products from contamination or the wearer from disclosure to chemicals. Cleanroom gloves are sanitized-processed and developed to fulfill the requirements of medical device, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers in controlled environments as well as professionals in lab research environments. Materials used in manufacturing cleanroom gloves are nitrile, rubber-neoprene-nitrile, natural rubber, PVC, polyurethane. Depending upon working conditions cleanroom gloves are even available as sterile and non-sterile. In addition, they are pair-packed, hand-specific, and are available in a variety of sizes. The packaging of cleanroom gloves is done in low particulate materials such as polyethylene.
The global cleanroom gloves market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1,668.5 million in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.8% during the forecast period (2022-2030).
Figure 1.Global Cleanroom Gloves Market in Terms of Value, By Region, 2022
Increasing number of surgical procedures across the globe is expected to drive the sales growth in the market.
The increasing prevalence of surgical procedures is expected to drive growth of the global cleanroom gloves market over the forecast period. For instance, according to springer link article published in 24 September 2020, a total of 4,642 surgeries were performed annually in year 2017-2018 in Mumbai, India for a population of 88,273. As the number of surgeries is increasing per year the need for surgical goods is also growing. Owing to these, companies are managing to increase global cleanroom consumable market and are concentrating on strengthening their production abilities in, cleanroom wipes, cleanroom gloves, and cleanroom masks in order to meet the lucrative product demands.
|Base Year:||2021||Market Size in 2022:||US$ 1,668.5 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2021||Forecast Period:||2022 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR:||9.8 %||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 3,519.1 Mn|
Semperit AG Holding, Dia Rubber Co. Ltd., Asiatic Fiber Corporation, Woojin ACT Co. Ltd., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Riverstone Holdings, Careplus Group Berhad, UG Healthcare Corporation, Nitritex Limited, Valutek, Jiujiang Haorui Industry & Trade Co. Ltd., Ansell Healthcare.
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Figure 2. Global Medical Cleanroom Gloves Market Share (%), by Category, 2022
Increasing product launches is likely to drive the growth of market
Key players in market are increasing the availability of new range of cleanroom gloves which is attributing in the growth of cleanroom gloves market. For instance, in July 2021, ASAP International Sdn Bhd., a leading supplier of high quality gloves, launched the availability of its top-selling range of cleanroom gloves, designed for finest protection and provide comfort in work place from semiconductor companies to pharmaceuticals. On September 14th - 15th the products were launched at Cleanroom Technology Conference at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. The cleanroom product range include latex gloves, for elasticity and durability, nitrile gloves, for better durability and chemical resistance. The new cleanroom gloves are available in enlarged lengths, for superior arm protection from hazardous materials. Hence, the launch of new products is expected to drive the cleanroom gloves market growth.
Global Cleanroom Gloves Market– Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. According to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update by the World Health Organization, over 532,671,417 cases and 6,313,629 deaths due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported till May 11, 2022, across the globe. The Covid-19 pandemic outbreak increased the demand of cleanroom gloves from the medical devices sector, pharmaceutical and hospitals. For instance, according to article published on April 12, 2021 by Nick Gardner from Shield Scientific explains the rise in demand of cleanroom gloves as personal protection equipment during pandemic. The manufacturers faced challenging situation bravely by increasing production to meet the rising demand due to covid-19 pandemic. Hence the Covid-19 pandemic has seen to drive the cleanroom gloves market by increasing production in urge of personnel safety.
Due to increasing risk of covid-19 pandemic people were asked to wear gloves and mask. The demand for medical and healthcare usage was increased which in turn raised the opportunity for cleanroom gloves manufacturer to increase their production lines and manufacture higher amount of gloves to meet the increasing demand. Hence the covid-19 pandemic had a positively impact on the market by increasing production of cleanroom gloves.
Global Cleanroom Gloves Market: Restraint
Increasing risk of allergic reactions
The major factors that hinder growth of the global cleanroom gloves market include allergic reaction associated with latex gloves. The Latex material used in manufacturing of cleanroom gloves causes allergic reaction. Increasing risk of allergic reaction is compelling manufacturer to introduce new material for better safety. Natural Latex contains proteins which causes serious anaphylactic reactions apart from skins discomfort. For instance, according to an article published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information in October 2021, the contact dermatitis infection caused due to wide range of chemicals specifically accelerators used in manufacturing of cleanroom gloves causes allergic reaction. Type I, or immediate hypersensitivity, IgE-mediated reaction is caused due to direct contact of skin with latex. Additionally, some risks such as conjunctivitis, dyspnea, severe airway inflammation, granuloma and adhesion formation when exposed to internal tissue act as restrain.
Major players operating in the global cleanroom gloves market include Semperit AG Holding, Dia Rubber Co. Ltd., Asiatic Fiber Corporation, Woojin ACT Co. Ltd., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Riverstone Holdings, Careplus Group Berhad, UG Healthcare Corporation, Nitritex Limited, Valutek, Jiujiang Haorui Industry & Trade Co. Ltd., Ansell Healthcare, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Kossan Rubber Industries Ltd., Rubberex Corporation Berhad, Top Glove Corporation Berhad, Adventa Berhad, Cardinal Health, Dynarex Corporation, Ramson Health Care pvt.Ltd., Airvent Human Solution, Cole-Parmer, Fiona Surgical & Scientific, Progressive Alliance, and Shield Scientific.
Cleanroom gloves are mainly intended to be used in cleanrooms and controlled environments. Cleanroom gloves are used to protect products and therapeutics from contamination. Cleanroom gloves are developed to prevent particulate contamination, meet stringent industry standards and requirements. Depending upon working conditions cleanroom gloves are even available as sterile and non-sterile. Cleanroom gloves are washed in pure deionized water to remove the particulates and ions and are chlorinated from both sides i.e. from outside as well as inside. The contamination of cleanroom is measured by the number of particles by volume of air at a specific particle size.
The primary industries involved in cleanroom gloves are Life Science, Chemical, and Healthcare. Cleanrooms are allotted class from 1 to 100,000 with particle size of ≥0.1µm to 5µm with assigned ISO equivalent. The first cleanroom standard was set by United State Federal Standard 209 is Airborne Particulate Cleanliness Classes in Cleanrooms (USFED STD 209E). Measurement of airborne contaminates is calculated as maximum particles per cubic foot. For example, ‘Class 10’ means not more than 10 particles/ft3. The U.S. Department of Commerce introduced a new classification in 1999 called International Organization for Standardization ISO. The certification requirements for air cleanliness areas, and airborne particulates were estimated by this document. The new standard officially replaced with the old Federal Standard 209-e in 2001, both classification terms are still in use.
The key players in the market are adopting various inorganic strategies such as acquisitions, which is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in January 2021, Ansell Limited, an Australian-based company, manufacturer of medical gloves and protective industrial announced that on December 31, 2020, it completed the acquisition of the Primus brand and related assets that comprise the Primus Gloves and Sanrea healthcare products life science business. Ansell and Primus have also formed a long-term supply partnership. Primus is an Indian manufacturer and marketer of gloves for the life sciences and specialty medical industries. Hence, the company is undertaking various strategies such as acquisition to drive the global cleanroom gloves market growth.
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“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.
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