Disposable Gloves Market By Material Type (Latex, Vinyl, Nitrile), By Glove Type (Powdered Disposable Glove, Non Powdered Disposable Glove) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2017 - 2025

Disposable gloves are used in healthcare practices and to maintain hygiene standards according to WHO regulations and guidelines. Rising awareness of hygiene and the need to protect product quality, and the health and safety of healthcare practitioners and patients are the key factors increasing the demand for disposable gloves. Traditionally, latex gloves (made from natural rubber) are used and still dominate the disposable glove market. Gloves made from nitrile, vinyl, polyvinyl chloride, and neoprene are also rapidly adopted, having an advantage over conventional latex gloves. Non-powdered disposable gloves are becoming increasingly preferred over powdered products, which may cause irritation and inflammation. Non-powdered gloves have a high adoption rate due to their fewer side effects. The disposable glove market is being driven by the prevention and control of pandemics and nosocomial infections.

The report titled "Disposable Gloves Market: Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2017–2025" offers strategic insights into the overall disposable gloves market, along with the market's size and estimates for the duration of 2015–2025. The said research study covers an in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on the type of material, glove type, and different geographies. The global disposable glove market is segmented by material type into latex, vinyl, nitrile, and others (polyethylene, neoprene). The global disposable gloves market is also divided into powdered disposable gloves and non-powdered disposable gloves.

Geographically, the global disposable glove market is studied for the following regional markets:

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • U.K.
  • Germany
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Rest of LATAM
  • Middle East and Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East and Africa

The market size and forecast for these regional and country-level markets are presented in this study for the period 2015–2025. Market growth rates for the forecast period 2017–2025 are also included in this report, considering 2016 as the base year.

Along with quantitative information, qualitative information sets and assessment tools are provided in this study for a better analysis of the overall market scenario and future prospects. Information such as market inclination insights and drivers, challenges, and opportunities assists the readers in understanding the ongoing trends in the global disposable gloves market. Tools such as key player market positioning and an appealing investment proposition provide readers with insights into the global disposable gloves market's competitive scenario. This report concludes with a company profiles section that highlights major information about the key players engaged in the global disposable gloves market. In-depth competitive environment analysis and historical (2015) market size data are also provided in the report.

Based on the type of material, the global disposable glove market is segmented as follows:

  • Latex
  • Vinyl
  • Nitrile
  • Others (polyethylene, neoprene)

Traditional gloves are made from natural rubber (latex), which is the most widely used material. Thus, latex occupies the largest share of the disposable glove market. Latex gloves are commonly used because they are readily available, have good elasticity, and are inexpensive. Nitrile and vinyl gloves are the next fast-growing markets. Nitrile gloves are generally recommended for use in ICUs and emergency units; they are also used in pharmacy labs when dealing with harsh chemicals. These glove types are soft, durable, and strong. With the advent of technology, vinyl gloves have improved in terms of strength, comfort, and tactile sensitivity. It is most preferred in clinical work as it is latex-free and cost-effective. Polyethylene gloves are also considered to be a fast-growing segment.

The global disposable glove market is classified into the following types:

  • Powdered Gloves
  • Non-powdered gloves

In powdered disposable gloves, the powder acts as a lubricant, making them easier to wear. However, the powder earlier used caused reactions and was found to be toxic. Corn starch was used, as it contains non-irritating ingredients. The powdered form causes inflammation, and corn starch may also have side effects. The FDA has put a ban on powdered gloves for medical use; even the U.K. and Germany do not allow their use. Thus, new standard non-powdered gloves are available on the market and are increasingly being used. Non-powdered gloves are being adopted widely, dominate the disposable market, and are anticipated to grow in the forecast period.

For the purpose of this study, the global disposable glove market is geographically categorized into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America (LATAM)
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

In 2016, North America dominated the global disposable gloves market. The growth drivers for the North American market are technological advancement, an increase in demand for disposable gloves in healthcare, food processing, and personal care, and the need to prevent and control nosocomial infections. Europe is currently the second largest market after North America. But developing countries showing a rapid growth in healthcare structure, improving infrastructure, health reforms and regulation by the government, and an increase in disposable income would outgrow the European market in years to come. Thus, emerging economies show potential growth in the forecast period. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing disposable glove market, with increasing awareness of health and hygiene, stringent regulation in terms of health safety and hygiene, and overall increasing investment in healthcare.

Frequently Asked Quesions:

The market for Disposable Gloves is expected to reach US$ 8,406.5 Mn in 2025.

The Disposable Gloves market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 7.9%.

The report is forecasted from 2017-2025.

The base year of this report is 2016.

Adventa Berhad,Ansell Healthcare,Cardinal Health, Inc.,Dynarex Corporation,Hartalega Holdings Berhad are some of the major players in the global market

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Published Date:  Jun 2017
Category:  Medical Devices
Report ID:   58521
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Pages:   120
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