Disposable Gloves Market, by Material (Latex, Natural Rubber, Nitrile, Vinyl, Polyethylene, and Other Material), by Glove Type (Powdered and Non-Powdered), by Application (Medical (Examination Gloves and Surgical Gloves), Non-Medical (Food and Beverages, Industrial, and Household)) and by Region - Global Forecast to 2026

  • Published On : May 2018 |
  • Pages : 170 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Disposable Gloves Market - Insights

Medical gloves are disposable gloves used during medical procedures, such as diagnosis, surgery and handling of chemotherapy agents. Disposable gloves are recommended in medical application to reduce the risk of contamination with blood and other body fluids. Also, it is used to avoid the transmission of infections from the healthcare professionals to patients and vice-versa. Non-powdered disposable gloves are primarily recommended in the medical and healthcare facility to avoid reactions with alcohol-based hand rub. Increasing demand for non-powdered disposable gloves is attributed to increasing adaption of non-powdered disposable gloves by people who are sensitive to latex gloves, which in turn is driving growth of the disposable gloves market. Due to the various application of disposable gloves in the medical, food and beverages industry, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), implemented the regulations mandating disposable glove manufacturers to disclose the level of allergy-related proteins and amount of powder in the glove. Moreover, FDA also classified the medical gloves to Class I devices, which mandates gloves to be manufactured under strict conditions and manufacturers would be required to submit additional documentation to the FDA in order to receive the final product review.

The global disposable gloves market is estimated to be valued at US$ 6,155.4 million in 2017 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.8% over the forecast period (2018 – 2026)

Figure. Global Disposable Gloves Market Value (US$ Mn), by Material, 2017

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Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2018)

Increasing number of product development and new product launches are expected to augment growth of the disposable gloves market    

Key players in the manufacturing of disposable gloves market are engaged in the continuous development to introduce the gloves, which eliminates the potential transmission of bacteria and other hand/glove transmitted pathogens. For instance, in February 2018, Eagle Protect introduced a new formulation of nitrile gloves similar to the Teflon, which was resistant to bacteria and micro-organisms, thereby reducing the risk of potential cross-contamination in ready-to-eat-foods. In February 2013, Ferraris Piston Service Limited launched a black nitrile disposable gloves product range. These powder-free gloves are indicated to use in both mechanical and industrial environments. 

Moreover, the growing burden of disposable gloves could limit the growth of disposable gloves market. The key manufacturers are developing disposable gloves, which could limit the adverse effect of gloves. They are also engaged in the several activities to recycle these disposable gloves. For instance, in December 2013, Globus Ltd lunched GREEN-DEX, the world’s first biodegradable nitrile disposable gloves. GREEN-DEX biodegrades in biologically-active landfills thereby providing an effective single-use hand protection solution and reducing the recycling cost. In June 2017, Cardinal Green Labs partnered with the E&K Scientific to launch the voluntary lab recycling program in the Stanford University lab. The program offers the free recycling bins to sort waste at the source. The program is estimated to keep 600 pounds of waste out of the landfills per bin per year. Furthermore, Cardinal Green Labs set up separate program to recycle the disposable gloves, which then collected and recycled by State, owned Environment Health & Safety Department.

North America accounted for high market share in the disposable gloves market, owing to well-established healthcare infrastructure and government policies, which ensure implementation of high standard of hygiene and best practices in the state. For instance, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the gloves used for handling foods are certified under Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 177, which states that the components used for the manufacturing of the glove must comply with the FDA regulations and ensure that the gloves consist of substances, which is safe for use in food or food packaging. Asia Pacific is projected to witness the faster growing market for disposable gloves, owing to the developing healthcare infrastructure, increasing investments in healthcare, and to ensure excellence in the healthcare service and safety. For instance, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) recommended pharmaceutical companies in the China to pass the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) authentication, by ensuing personnel working in the production and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals facility are wearing disposable gloves. According to the China State Administration of Quality Supervision and China Food Association Statistics, as of July 2015 the domestic food processing and catering enterprises employed 580,000 people and the number of professionals and practitioners chef increased to 20 million. This in turn, is projected to create major demand for disposable gloves in the food industry in China in the near future. Increasing applications of disposable gloves in the various industry are expected to drive growth of the disposable gloves market over the forecast period.

Some of the key players operating in disposable gloves market include Ansell Healthcare Products LLC, Adventa Berhad, Cardinal Health, Inc., Dynarex Corporation, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd., Hartalega Holdings Berhad, MRK Healthcare Private Limited, Rubberex Corporation Bhd., Semperit AG Holding, Shield Scientific B.V., Supermax Corporation Berhad and Top Glove Corporation Bhd.

Disposable gloves are part of standard precautions to prevent medical staff and healthcare professionals from the transmission of infection to patients. The transmission of pathogenic micro-organisms through disposable gloves recognized as an important vector for healthcare-associated infections. The disposable gloves protect the wearer from contacting with the pathogenic organisms, however, this personal protection can facilitates the wearer to become a carrier of the pathogen from one location to another. To limit the spread of pathogenic microorganisms, the combination of chlorhexidine and gentian violet as an antiseptic coating on the external surface of gloves can effectively prevents the potential mode of disease transmission. For instance, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in January 2014, the chlorhexidine and gentian violet-coated gloves can eliminate the transmission multidrug-resistant organisms. Furthermore, the coating did not adversely impact the integrity of the disposable gloves. 

Market Dynamics

Increasing awareness regarding hygiene among healthcare service providers and food service industry is fueling growth of disposable gloves market. For instance, in December 2016, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), banned the powdered surgeon gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder gloves, as they cause the substantial risk of illness or injury to the healthcare professionals and care givers. In November 2016, the Nestle India, Food and Drugs Administration, Goa and National Association of Street Food Vendors of India (NASVI), trained around 500 street vendors. The training of street vendors conducted by NASVI includes the effectiveness and application of disposable gloves in health, hygiene, food handling and proper waste disposal operations. According to the Malaysian Rubber Gloves Manufacturers Association (MARGMA): January 2017 findings, the demand for healthcare gloves are growing to increase by 8-10% in 2017, moreover the demand for nitrile gloves is expected to exceed over the latex gloves in coming years.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of disposable gloves and provides market size (US$ Million) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2018 – 2026), considering 2016 as the base year.
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market.
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launch or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global disposable gloves market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Ansell Healthcare Products LLC, Adventa Berhad, Cardinal Health, Inc., Dynarex Corporation, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd., Hartalega Holdings Berhad, MRK Healthcare Private Limited, Rubberex Corporation Bhd., Semperit AG Holding, Shield Scientific B.V., Supermax Corporation Berhad, and Top Glove Corporation Bhd.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future product type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global disposable gloves market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, researchers, disposable gloves manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts.
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the disposable gloves market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Disposable gloves Market, By Material:
    • Latex
    • Natural Rubber
    • Nitrile
    • Vinyl
    • Polyethylene
    • Other Material
  • Global Disposable gloves Market, By Glove type:
    • Powdered
    • Non-Powdered
  • Global Disposable gloves Market, By Application:
    • Medical
      • Examination gloves
      • Surgical gloves
    • Non-Medical
      • Food and Beverages  
      • Industrial
      • Household
  • Global Disposable gloves Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
      • By Material:
        • Latex
        • Natural Rubber
        • Nitrile
        • Vinyl
        • Polyethylene
        • Other Material
      • By Glove Type
        • Powdered
        • Non-Powdered
      • By Application:
        • Medical
          • Examination gloves
          • Surgical gloves
        • Non-Medical
          • Food and Beverages 
          • Industrial
          • Household
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • France
        • Italy
        • UK
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
      • By Material:
        • Latex
        • Natural Rubber
        • Nitrile
        • Vinyl
        • Polyethylene
        • Other Material
      • By Glove Type
        • Powdered
        • Non-Powdered
      • By Application:
        • Medical
          • Examination gloves
          • Surgical gloves
        • Non-Medical
          • Food and Beverages 
          • Industrial
          • Household
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • South Korea
        • Australia
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • By Material:
        • Latex
        • Natural Rubber
        • Nitrile
        • Vinyl
        • Polyethylene
        • Other Material
      • By Glove Type
        • Powdered
        • Non-Powdered
      • By Application:
        • Medical
          • Examination gloves
          • Surgical gloves
        • Non-Medical
          • Food and Beverages 
          • Industrial
          • Household
    • Middle East
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
      • By Material:
        • Latex
        • Natural Rubber
        • Nitrile
        • Vinyl
        • Polyethylene
        • Other Material
      • By Glove Type
        • Powdered
        • Non-Powdered
      • By Application:
        • Medical
          • Examination gloves
          • Surgical gloves
        • Non-Medical
          • Food and Beverages 
          • Industrial
          • Household
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
      • By Material:
        • Latex
        • Natural Rubber
        • Nitrile
        • Vinyl
        • Polyethylene
        • Other Material
      • By Glove Type
        • Powdered
        • Non-Powdered
      • By Application:
        • Medical
          • Examination gloves
          • Surgical gloves
        • Non-Medical
          • Food and Beverages 
          • Industrial
          • Household
    • Africa
      • By Country:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
      • By Material:
        • Latex
        • Natural Rubber
        • Nitrile
        • Vinyl
        • Polyethylene
        • Other Material
      • By Glove Type
        • Powdered
        • Non-Powdered
      • By Application:
        • Medical
          • Examination gloves
          • Surgical gloves
        • Non-Medical
          • Food and Beverages 
          • Industrial
          • Household
  • Company Profiles
    • Ansell Healthcare Products LLC*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Recent Developments
      • Strategies
    • Adventa Berhad
    • Cardinal Health, Inc. 
    • Dynarex Corporation
    • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
    • Hartalega Holdings Berhad
    • MRK Healthcare Private Limited
    • Rubberex Corporation Bhd
    • Semperit AG Holding
    • Shield Scientific B.V.
    • Supermax Corporation Berhad
    • Top Glove Corporation Bhd

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Overview
    • Market Definition and Scope
    • Market Snippet, By Material
    • Market Snippet, By Glove Type
    • Market Snippet, By Application
    • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Report Description
    • Executive Summary
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Drivers
    • Restraints
    • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Technological Advancements
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Industry Trends
    • PEST Analysis
    • PORTER’S Five Forces
    • Market Dynamics
  4. Global Disposable Gloves Market, By Material, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
    • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2026
    • Segment Trends
    • Introduction
    • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
    • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
    • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
    • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
    • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
    • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
    • Latex
    • Natural Rubber
    • Nitrile
    • Vinyl
    • Polyethylene
    • Other Application
  5. Global Disposable Gloves Market, By Glove Type, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
    • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2026
    • Segment Trends
    • Introduction
    • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
    • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
    • Powdered
    • Non-powdered
  6. Global Disposable Gloves Market, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
    • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2026
    • Segment Trends
    • Introduction
    • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Examination gloves
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Surgical gloves
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
    • Medical
    • Non-Medical
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Food and Beverages
        • Introduction
        • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Industrial
        • Introduction
        • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Household
        • Introduction
        • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2026, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Disposable Gloves Market, By Region, 2018 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2017 - 2026
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Glove Type, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Glove Type, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Glove Type, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Glove Type, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Glove Type, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Northern Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Glove Type, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • Ansell Healthcare Products LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Adventa Berhad
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Cardinal Health, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Dynarex Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Hartalega Holdings Berhad
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • MRK Healthcare Private Limited
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Rubberex Corporation Bhd
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Semperit AG Holding
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Shield Scientific B.V.
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Supermax Corporation Berhad
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Top Glove Corporation Bhd
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Analyst Views
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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