Global Gloves Market, By Product Type (Nitrile Gloves, Latex Gloves, Vinyl Glove, Polyethylene Gloves, Cotton Fabric Gloves, Puncture Resistant Gloves, Butyl Gloves, Aluminized Gloves, Neoprene Gloves, Kevlar Gloves, Leather Gloves and Others), Type (Disposable and Reusable), Application (Biological, Chemical, Mechanical, Thermal, Anti-Static and Others), End User (Medical & Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Fire Protection, Construction, Manufacturing Industries, Metal Fabrication, Electronics and Others), Distribution Channel (Online, Offline and Others) -Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029.
Gloves Market Analysis and Insights
Gloves give comfort and protection for hands from extremes of temperature, sickness and harm from chemicals, abrasion and friction. They can also act as a guard against objects that bare hands should not touch. Healthcare workers frequently wear latex, nitrile rubber, or vinyl disposable gloves as a precaution against contamination and for hygiene reasons. To avoid destroying evidence at crime scenes, police personnel frequently wear them while on the job. They also help avoid burns while working on electricals as well as professionals handling harmful chemicals.
Global gloves market is expected to gain market growth in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. Data Bridge Market Research analyzes that the market is growing with a CAGR of 9.4% in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029 and is expected to reach USD 47,410.83 million by 2029.
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customisable to 2019-2014)
Revenue in USD Million
By Product Type (Nitrile Gloves, Latex Gloves, Vinyl Glove, Polyethylene Gloves, Cotton Fabric Gloves, Puncture Resistant Gloves, Butyl Gloves, Aluminized Gloves, Neoprene Gloves, Kevlar Gloves, Leather Gloves and Others), Type (Disposable and Reusable), Application (Biological, Chemical, Mechanical, Thermal, Anti-Static and Others), End User (Medical & Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Fire Protection, Construction, Manufacturing Industries, Metal Fabrication, Electronics and Others), Distribution Channel (Online, Offline and Others)
U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium and Rest of Europe, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific, Brazil, Argentina, rest of South America, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Israel and rest of Middle East and Africa
Market Players Covered
Tenacious Holdings, Inc., MCR Safety, Cardinal Health, Lakeland Inc., Shamrock Manufacturing Co. Inc, VIP GLOVE SDN BHD, Midas Safety, Superior Glove, Hartalega Holdings, Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad, 3M, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc, ANSELL LTD., Honeywell International Inc, DuPont de Nemours Inc., Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Comfort Rubber Gloves Industries Sdn Bhd and DELTA PLUS among others
A glove is a hand-covering item of clothing. The thumb and each finger typically have their openings or sheaths on gloves. Cloth, knitted or felted wool, leather, rubber, latex, neoprene, silk and metal are among the materials used to make gloves (as in mail). Kevlar gloves shield the wearer from cuts. In pressure suits and spacesuits like the Apollo/Skylab A7L that traveled to the moon, gloves and gauntlets are essential parts. Gloves for spacesuits combine a certain amount of sensitivity and flexibility with hardness and environmental protection.
Global Gloves Market Dynamics
The drivers, opportunities and restraints/challenges for the global gloves market are:
- INCREASING CONSUMER AWARENESS ON USAGE OF GLOVES
For healthcare workers trying to protect themselves and their patients from exposure to infection, the prudent use of gloves as well as ample provisioning remains crucial. These gloves create a barrier between microbes and hands. They act as a shield protecting healthcare workers against contagious infections. During surgeries, surgeons and other professionals along with patients have a potential risk of infection. Medical gloves aid in protecting physicians and healthcare workers from cross-contamination. Additionally, it was recommended that wearing gloves in the hospital helps to prevent the spread of microbes in the environment. Moreover, in recent decades the demand for high-quality food has increased due to greater awareness of the food quality issue in response to market pressure and reaction to other factors such as health and environmental concerns which have been seen in the increasing number of foodborne illnesses. The increasing incidences of food-related disorders have prompted consumers to bring about vital changes in their diet and lifestyle, making them more health-conscious than ever. Food safety is important not only for consumers’ health but also for the entire food industry and regulatory authorities.
- According to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO), the Italian Development Cooperation has made an additional contribution of Euro 14 million to the FAO trust fund for food safety and food security.
The rising number of initiatives taken by the governmental authorities to promote food safety coupled with rising awareness about that among consumers will propel the market growth. Thus, food safety modernization in countries such as Europe, U.S. and some low and middle-income countries, such as China, India and Vietnam has been driven by a combination of high overall consumer expectations for food safety and significant illness outbreaks that further intensified consumer demands for improvement which is expected to increase the demand for the market.
- INCREASING INCIDENCE OF CHRONIC DISEASES
The high prevalence of chronic diseases is due to the rapidly increasing population and infections can be seen globally. Thus, increase in the prevalence of chronic and acute diseases in the older population is resulting in rise in hospitalization. This, in turn, is boosting the demand for gloves in the market. Achieving disinfection and sterilization through the use of disinfectants and sterilization practices is essential for ensuring that medical and surgical instruments do not transmit infectious pathogens to patients. The evaluation of disorders will further lead to high demand for medical gloves used in operation theaters.
Chronic diseases include cardiovascular diseases, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, wherein the cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death globally. Sterile surgical gloves are required for surgical interventions. Some non-surgical care procedures, such as central vascular catheter insertion, also require surgical glove use. The healthcare sector is one of the prominent end users of natural rubber latex gloves. Powder-free nitrile gloves are best for medical environments. The powdered material is not advised even when non-latex hand protection is used. The nitrile goes through a special process that allows it to have the same benefits as if they were powdered, such as easy removal. The product is being used in operation theaters, owing to their ability to decrease the possibility of transfer of infection for healthcare professionals as well as patients has led to an increase in demand for gloves.
Gloves are designed to serve for care purposes as well as for housekeeping activities in healthcare facilities. The increased risks of these infectious conditions directly enhance the demand for gloves required to reduce such conditions. Thus, the increasing number of chronic diseases is expected to act as a driver for market growth.
- GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES AND IMPROVED REGULATIONS
The government by association with different organizations and manufacturing companies have provided the healthcare sectors with PPE supplies that include gloves and masks in it. Thus, the government initiatives undertaken would result in more supplies of gloves for the safety of healthcare and industrial workers. It would also ensure collaboration with health organizations and PPE-based companies to conduct seminars, symposiums and display the product portfolio to create consciousness among individuals which is expected to act as a driving factor for market growth.
Moreover, within the food industry gloves are used not only to prevent hand contact with food or food contact surfaces but, also used to protect workers from injury and contamination and to provide comfort and protection from heat, cold and moisture. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) falls sick, 3,000 die and 128,000 are hospitalized because of foodborne diseases. Consumers can trust in the safety and quality of products they purchase when the companies meet the standards. Also, importers can trust the food that they ordered will meet their specifications. So, nowadays, food safety is a major concern. Many governments are taking initiatives for food safety, quality and fair trade.
In the U.S., the Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network of the FDA was developed to coordinate foodborne disease outbreak monitoring, response and post-response activities related to incidents involving multiple diseases associated with FDA-regulated human dietary supplements and food. Thus, governments are taking various initiatives for safety to prevent the spread of foodborne diseases which is expected to contribute to market growth.
MULTI-FUNCTIONALITY OF GLOVES
There are many types of gloves available today to protect against a wide variety of hazards. The multi-functionality of the gloves is contributing to a large number of applications.
In general, gloves fall into four groups:
Leather, Canvas, or Metal Mesh Gloves
- Sturdy gloves made from metal mesh, leather, or canvas provide protection against cuts and burns. Leather or canvass gloves also protect against sustained heat.
- Leather gloves protect against sparks, moderate heat, blows, chips and rough objects.
Fabric and Coated Fabric Gloves
- Fabric and coated fabric gloves are made of cotton or other fabric to provide varying degrees of protection.
- Fabric gloves protect against dirt, slivers, chafing and abrasions. They do not provide sufficient protection for use with rough, sharp, or heavy materials. Adding a plastic coating will strengthen some fabric gloves.
Chemical and Liquid-Resistant Gloves
- Chemical-resistant gloves are made with different kinds of rubber: natural, butyl, neoprene, nitrile and fluorocarbon (Viton); or various kinds of plastic: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene. These materials can be blended or laminated for better performance. As a general rule, the thicker the glove material, the greater the chemical resistance but thick gloves may impair grip and dexterity, having a negative impact on safety.
- Butyl gloves are made of synthetic rubber and protect against a wide variety of chemicals, such as peroxide, rocket fuels, highly corrosive acids (nitric acid, sulfuric acid, hydrofluoric acid and red-fuming nitric acid), strong bases, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, esters and nitro compounds. Butyl gloves also resist oxidation, ozone corrosion and abrasion and remain flexible at low temperatures.
Insulating Rubber Gloves
- Natural (latex) rubber gloves are comfortable to wear, which makes them popular general-purpose gloves. They feature outstanding tensile strength, elasticity and temperature resistance. In addition to resisting abrasions caused by grinding and polishing, these gloves protect employees’ hands from most water solutions of acids, alkalis, salts and ketones.
- Neoprene gloves are made of synthetic rubber and offer good pliability, finger dexterity, high density and tear resistance. They protect against hydraulic fluids, gasoline, alcohol, organic acids and alkalis. They generally have chemical and wear resistance properties superior to those made of natural rubber.
This wide range of varieties and multi-functionality of the gloves act as a great opportunity for market growth.
However, the barriers to the gloves market are health hazards caused by gloves and in some regions may impede the growth of the gloves hampering the market growth. Additionally, high competition in industries and long lead time for overseas qualification can be challenging factors for market growth.
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- In March 2020, as much of the nation began shutting down businesses as a result of COVID-19, Luginbill and Matt Hayes, founder and owner of Unmanned Propulsion Development, recognized that as Tech Port entrepreneurs, they were in an ideal position to help. They initially created gloves, masks, shields and gowns, but quickly realized the materials would run out long before the end of the pandemic. So for help, eight companies were approached to help and two local companies based in Southern Maryland, Burch Oil and Triton Defense, where the box was built which is capable of disinfecting 24,000 N95 masks per day, or other PPE equipment, the “hot box” could provide healthcare personnel the ability to reuse their gear at least 20 times.
Global Gloves Market Scope
The global gloves market is segmented into product type, type, application, end user and distribution channel. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meager growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to make strategic decisions to identify core market applications.
BY PRODUCT TYPE
- Nitrile Gloves
- Latex Gloves
- Vinyl Glove
- Polyethylene Gloves
- Cotton Fabric Gloves
- Puncture Resistant Gloves
- Butyl Gloves
- Aluminized Gloves
- Neoprene Gloves
- Kevlar Gloves
- Leather Gloves
Based on product type, the market is segmented into nitrile gloves, latex gloves, vinyl glove, polyethylene gloves, cotton fabric gloves, puncture resistant gloves, butyl gloves, aluminized gloves, neoprene gloves, kevlar gloves, leather gloves and others.
Based on type, the market is segmented into disposable and reusable.
Based on application, the market is segmented into biological, chemical, mechanical, thermal, anti-static and others.
BY END USER
- Medical & Healthcare
- Food & Beverage
- Fire Protection
- Manufacturing Industries
- Metal Fabrication
Based on end user, the market is segmented into medical & healthcare, food & beverage, fire protection, construction, manufacturing industries, metal fabrication, electronics and others.
BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL
Based on distribution channel, the market is segmented into online, offline and others.
Global Gloves Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The global gloves market is analyzed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, product type, type, application, end user and distribution channel as referenced above.
Global gloves market comprises of the countries U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium and Rest of Europe, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific, Brazil, Argentina, rest of South America, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Israel and rest of Middle East and Africa.
North America dominates the gloves market in terms of market share and market revenue and will continue to flourish its dominance during the forecast period. This is due to the rising need for gloves in the region and the rapid boosting of the market.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulations in the market that impact current and future trends of the market. Data points, such as new and replacement sales, country demographics, disease epidemiology and import-export tariffs are some of the major pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. In addition, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to high competition from local and domestic brands and impact of sales channels are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Global Gloves Market Share Analysis
The global gloves market competitive landscape provides details by the competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in R&D, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth and application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus on the market.
Some of the major players operating in the market are Tenacious Holdings, Inc., MCR Safety, Cardinal Health, Lakeland Inc., Shamrock Manufacturing Co. Inc, VIP GLOVE SDN BHD (Malaysia), Midas Safety, Superior Glove, Hartalega Holdings, Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad, 3M, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc, ANSELL LTD., Honeywell International Inc, DuPont de Nemours Inc., Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Comfort Rubber Gloves Industries Sdn Bhd and DELTA PLUS among others.
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