Disposable gloves are the most commonly used safety products in various end-use industries. Important properties to consider while choosing a disposable glove are glove material, thickness, finish, tensile strength, elasticity, puncture resistance, barrier protection, etc. These gloves are often used for general purpose, medical exam work, surgeries, and in high-risk situations.
The disposable gloves market is expected to witness a significant growth in the coming years. Rising demand from healthcare, food & beverages, chemicals, and oil & gas industries is boosting the sales of disposable gloves in the global market.
Growing awareness about health and safety, various skin related issues, and contracting infections are the major concerns leading to increased demand for disposable gloves in medical application. Increased spending in the medical sector across the globe is also fueling the demand for disposable gloves.
Moreover, government regulations regarding safety of doctors and patients have also led to increased demand globally
Additionally, disposable gloves are commonly used in handling different light materials, food, and beverage items to prevent direct contact and cross-contamination in various industrial applications, which is resulting in increased demand
One of the latest trends gaining momentum in the global disposable gloves market is the adoption of nitrile disposable gloves in various end-use industries across the globe. Nitrile gloves are expected to witness increased demand in the coming years, due to its strong features, such as high puncture resistance, a better chemical resistance, and minimum drawbacks as compared to other materials.
The global disposable gloves market can be segmented based on material type, form, application, distribution channel, and region. In terms of material type, the market can be divided into latex, vinyl, nitrile, neoprene, natural rubber, polyethylene, and others. In terms of form, the market can be bifurcated into powdered and non-powdered.
Based on application, the disposable gloves market can be classified into medical and non-medical. Medical segment can be further divided into medical examination gloves and surgical gloves. Non-medical glove can be segmented into food & beverages, chemicals, oil & gas, automotive, industrial, and others. Medical sector accounts for the dominant share of the global market.
In terms of distribution channel, the market can be categorized into offline channel and online channel. Online channel can be sub-divided into company-owned website and e-Commerce website. Offline channel can be sub-divided into hypermarkets & supermarkets, pharmacies, and convenience stores.
Based on region, the global disposable gloves market can be divided into North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Europe. Furthermore, the regions are divided into countries such as the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, the U.K., GCC Countries, China, India, Japan, and Brazil. In terms of value, North America is expected to hold a major share of the global disposable gloves market during the forecast period. A well-developed healthcare sector in the North America region is leading to increased demand for disposable gloves in the market.
The global disposable gloves market is witnessing immense competition due to the entry of new players in the market. The disposable gloves market is fragmented in nature. However, major players in the market are significantly contributing to the growth of the market. These players are increasingly focusing on product innovation to address the increased demand in the global market.
Key players operating in the global disposable gloves market are Top Glove Corporation Berhad, Dynarex Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., B.Braun Melsungen AG, Ansell Limited, Cypress Medical Products, Inc., Unigloves (UK) Limited, Rubberex Corp. M Bhd, Kossan Rubber Industries Berhad, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Semperit AG Holding, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Halyard Health, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., Molnlycke Health Care AB, Paul Hartmann AG, and Vulcan Medical AS, among others