The global industrial gloves market was valued at US$ 8,053.4 Million in 2022 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.97% in terms of revenue and is expected to reach at US$ 13,807.4 Million during 2023 – 2030.
Industrial gloves are used to assure the safety of employees and to maintain safe working conditions at the work place. Industrial gloves are made up of both synthetic and natural raw materials. They are resistant to chemical reactions, abrasion and corrosion, and can withstand low and high temperature conditions. Additionally, these gloves can be specially contrived for handling electrical equipment. Industrial gloves depend on the environment, time period involved, and type of hazardous contaminants involved in the manufacturing process. For example, gloves resistant to chemical environments have altered properties and configurations than the heat resistant counterparts. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of U.K. data studied from the Labour Force survey in 2022, approximately 10,000 workers were injured due to workplace injuries. According to the study, agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector have accounted 4,390 injuries followed by construction, transport/storage, and manufacturing. Depending on the need for gloves, they can be re-used or disposed off.
On the basis of product type, re-usable industrial gloves as the leading segment in the industrial gloves market and is expected to dominate during the forecast period. According to Coherent Market Insights, the re-usable industrial gloves segment accounted for US$ 3,378.4 million in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 6,148.7 million by 2030. Re-usable gloves have various advantageous such as they are more impenetrable, longer life, and offers better protection than disposable gloves. The main factors promoting growth of re-usable gloves are its wide acceptance due to its unique features, which is compatible with human skin and hand. They are used in industries dealing with toxic chemicals and liquids as it provides barrier against the toxic chemicals effectively. However, the re-usable gloves has to be cleaned regularly post-usage and thoroughly dried before storing to avoid contamination. During longer uses of re-usable gloves, a thorough check or scrutiny must be done for leaks or cuts before use.
Rubber was the leading material in the production of industrial gloves.
The main materials used in the production of industrial gloves are nitrile, rubber, vinyl, neoprene, and polyethylene. Rubber was the leading material in the production of industrial gloves in 2022. However, nitrile is expected to dominate during the forecast period in the segment of materials used to produce industrial gloves owing to higher chemical resistance of nitriles compared to rubber, higher resistance to punctures, durable, and more protective comparatively to its counterparts. Nitrile was valued at US$ 1,820.6 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.95% during the forecast period.
The North American region was the most dominant region in the global industrial gloves market in 2022. North America accounted for US$ 2,083 million in terms of revenue in 2022. The strict governmental regulations in the U.S. has resulted in increasing demand for industrial gloves in North American region. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been set up in the U.S. to examine companies with regards to industrial safety practices to ensure safety of the employees. This is expected to augment the growth of the Industrial gloves market globally.
Figure 1. Global Industrial Gloves Market Share, By Material
Rubber was the most widely used material (2022) in the production of industrial gloves globally. Rubber or Latex gloves are made up of natural rubber. The demand for rubber gloves are high, due to high level of touch sensitivity, elastic nature, comfortable fit, and biodegradable nature. Rubber accounted for US$ 1,977.7 million in terms of revenue during the forecast period. Rubber is expected to be taken over by nitrile during the forecast period. Nitrile being more durable than rubber, and offers better protection in various chemical environments. Nitrile is expected to overtake rubber to reach US$ 3,570 million by 2025, due to high puncture and chemical resistant nature of nitrile.
|Base Year:||2022||Market Size in 2022:||US$ 8,053.4 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017-2021||Estimated Year:||2023|
|Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR:||6.97%||Forecast Period:||2023-2030|
Top Gloves, Honeywell Safety Products, 3M Corporation, Ansell, Showa Group, Corolina Glove & Safety Company, Superior Gloves, Southern Gloves Inc., UVEX Safety Group, Longcane Industries, Shangdong Yuyuan Latex Gloves, Marvel Glove Industries, and Kanam Latex Industries Pvt. Ltd.
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Figure 2. Global Industrial Gloves Market Share, By Region
North America is a developed region with abundant end-use industries. Government in U.S. have strict regulations for safety of labour and working individuals. North America has 36.20% market share in global industrial gloves market, Europe has second largest market share and Asia pacific is third largest region in global industrial gloves market. Latin America and Middle East and Africa has lowest market share among all the global regions for global industrial gloves market.
Global Industrial Gloves Market- Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
COVID-19 pandemic affected every industry. Handshaking is one of the most common ways of spreading this disease and gloves plays very important role, especially during covid-19 pandemic. Industrial gloves market adopted by automotive, chemical, food & beverage and healthcare industries. Due to COVID-19, the price of rubber, required for manufacturing of gloves, has increased. However, pandemic situation also increased the demand for gloves, specially the disposal gloves.
On January 2021, Honeywell International Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate corporation , It primarily operates in four areas of business aerospace, building technology, performance material, and technologies, Stated that it developed a commercially viable method to melt down low-grade plastic waste and turn it back into oil.
On December 2021, 3M operating in the field of industry, worker safety, U.S. healthcare and consumer goods partners with the White house to help construct a National Strategy for increasing equity in STEMM in U.S.
On 8 February 2023, 3M rolls out skin sticking adhesive allowing wearable monitors to last up to 4 weeks.
On 21 February 2023, An ExxonMobil an oil and gas company facility deploying the largest low carbon hydrogen project in the world will incorporate Honeywell technology to enable the capture and storage carbon dioxide.
Key players operating the Industrial Gloves market include Top Gloves, Honeywell Safety Products, 3M Corporation, Ansell, Showa Group, Corolina Glove & Safety Company, Superior Gloves, Southern Gloves Inc., UVEX Safety Group, Longcane Industries, Shangdong Yuyuan Latex Gloves, Marvel Glove Industries, and Kanam Latex Industries Pvt. Ltd.
The global industrial gloves market was valued at US$ 8,053.4 Million in 2022 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.97% in terms of revenue and is expected to reach at US$ 13,807.4 Million during 2023-2030.
Industrial gloves are important protective equipment that work as a barrier ensuring the safety of the workers across a variety of sectors. Industrial gloves are manufactured depending on the needs of various industries. Shifting focus towards the safety of workers across construction, mining, and manufacturing activities have seen an increasing demand for industrial gloves globally. Industrial gloves play an important role in ensuring the safety of workers across every sector. As a result, government bodies are playing an important role in ensuring that manufacturers follow industrial safety practices. Various global governmental bodies involved in ensuring safety at the workplace include The Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration, Ministry of Labor and Employment amongst others.
Increasing manufacturing and production across various sectors have resulted in an increasing demand for industrial gloves globally. Rising development and infrastructure activities in the emerging economies of India, Brazil, and China is expected to augment the demand for industrial gloves in forecast period. Numerous safety regulations in companies are playing a vital role in the rising demand for industrial gloves. As a result of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA is responsible for maintaining safe and healthier working conditions for workers in hazardous environments. The Asia Pacific region is a major player in the manufacturing and exporting of industrial gloves, due to the abundant availability of natural rubber and nitrile in the region.
This report segments the global industrial gloves market on the basis of type, material and end-use industries. On the basis of type, the global industrial gloves market is segmented as re-usable and disposable gloves. On the basis of material, the industrial gloves market is segmented as nitrile, rubber, vinyl, neoprene, polyurethane, and others. The end-use industries that use industrial gloves include pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, healthcare, chemicals, manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, transportation, and others.
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