Thermal conductive gloves are utilized to operate touchscreen devices such as mobile phones and tablets along with providing warmth. It is made from materials such as sandy nitrile that emulates conductive properties of the skin. In thermal conductive gloves, either fingertips or entire glove is incorporated with conductive materials. Thermal conductive gloves offers various benefits over conventional gloves such as advantage to use touch screen thereby avoiding need to remove gloves while operating such devices and makes usage of smartphones easier especially during cold weather conditions.
Growing demand for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets is driving growth of the global thermal conductive gloves market. According to the U.S. General Services Administration, tablet and smartphone device usage is increasing in the U.S. In 2015, 378 million tablet and smartphone were in use in the U.S. Furthermore, according to Consumer Technology Association (CTA), unit volume shipping of smartphones in the U.S. is expected to increase by 2% to reach 189 million in 2018, while revenue is expected to increase by 3% to reach US$ 62.9 billion in 2018 in the U.S.
Advantages of thermal conductive gloves such as dexterity, ease of grip, warmth, durability, ease of use, lightweight, breathability and ease of donning and doffing is propelling growth of the global conductive gloves market. Furthermore, availability of a wide variety of thermal conductive gloves in different colors, materials, designs, and thickness is fuelling growth of this market.
Technological advancements along with rise in applications of touch screen technology in various devices such as portable media players, digital camera, media extender, remote control, laptops and desktops is propelling growth of the global thermal conductive gloves market. Growing demand for consumer electronics is supporting growth of this market. According to Consumer Technology Association (CTA), a trade organization of consumer electronics industry in the U.S., retail revenue of the U.S. consumer electronics is expected to generate revenue of US$ 351 billion in 2018, which is an increase by 3.9% as compared to 2017.
Key Players and Business Strategies
On the basis of material, the global thermal conductive gloves market is classified into:
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Thermal Conductive Gloves Market Key Developments:
Companies dealing into thermal conductive gloves market are adopting strategies such as product portfolio expansion and collaborations to maintain their position in the competitive business environment.
For instance, in 2016, Oros Apparel, a U.S. based company engaged in manufacturing of thermal outwear based on aerogel technology, started developing graphene-coated aerogel gloves. These gloves keep the body warmth inside the gloves, thus helping to trap the body heat inside.
In August 2018, Mujjo launched capacitive leather gloves for touchscreen devices. The Mujjo leather gloves for touchscreen are manufacturing using Ethiopian lambskin which offers excellent thermal insulation.
In January 2019, Ironclad Performance Wear, leader in high performance hand safety, announced the launch of their new line of command series gloves.