Disposable Gloves Market By Type (Natural Rubber gloves, Nitrile Gloves, Vinyl Gloves, Neoprene, Polyethylene and Others), and By Application (Medical [Examination and Surgical] and Non-Medical [Food Service, Clean Room and Industrial), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, MEA), - Global Forecasts 2021 to 2027

Date: Mar 2021 Report Id: 49 Category: Resins and Polymers Report Format: pdf-img excel-img ppt-img word-img

Disposable Gloves Market Introduction:

The disposable gloves market reached its peak in 2020 due to the global pandemic. Disposable gloves were used mainly in hospitals by doctors and health practitioners for performing surgery, however nowadays it’s purchased by the common man and has become one of the necessities to survive this pandemic period. The disposable gloves can be categorized into examination gloves and surgical gloves in which examination gloves are used for diagnostic practices and surgical gloves are specially manufactured for performing penetrating operations.

Disposable Gloves Market Overview:

The global disposable gloves market size was estimated at US$ 10.2 Billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at an annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.2% from 2021 to 2027 The market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 24.3 billion by 2027.

Global Disposable Gloves Market

Growing product demand in medical and healthcare, pharmaceutical, automotive finishing, chemical, and oil and gas industries has been a major market driving factor. To meet the demand, the major players are increasing their production capacity and collaborations. The market growth trend projected to decline by 2027 predicting decreased sales of disposable gloves on account of gradual easing of the impact of Covid-19 pandemic.

Latest news in Disposable Gloves Industry:

There have been considerable technological advancements in glove manufacturing over the years. Moisturizing agents are used to ease out donning, antimicrobial technology is becoming widely available, and textured gloves are used to provide a better grip. Sri Trang gloves in Malaysia is increasing its production capacity of rubber gloves to 18 % with the help of fundraising to meet the market demands. There has been a shift towards powder-free medical gloves as they are proven to be less allergic containing fewer endotoxins. This happened immediately after the ban of powdered gloves by FDA due to their hazardous nature.

Pandemic impact on Disposable Gloves Industry:

The global pandemic has inhibited the market growth of several manufacturing industries but has also benefitted few sectors including the disposable glove market. The Covid 19 pandemic has made it possible for disposable gloves to hit the shelves of not only every pharmaceutical around the world but also every shopping enterprise. Preventing the spread of communicable diseases via body fluids has become of the utmost importance right now aiding the purchase rate of gloves in different sizes from kids to adults. Malaysian rubber glove manufacturers expect an additional demand for medical gloves with respect to the increased treatment units for coronavirus patients.

Market around the world:

Malaysia is said to be the largest supplier of rubber gloves in the world. Europe was accounted for its highest market share when it comes to the Disposable gloves market in the year 2019. Asia Pacific countries that are expanding their medical infrastructure and healthcare facilities like India, Japan are expected to further increase their market demand.

The highest share in the global market for disposable gloves is contributed by North America followed by European countries like German and France. The key players in this field are Ansell Ltd in Australia, Top Glove Corporation in Malaysia, and Kanam Latex Industries in India.

Disposable Gloves Market Drivers:

  • Growing concerns for safety and hygiene:

Disposable gloves are increasingly being used a protection utility to prevent the spread of infection between consumers and service providers. The market was boosted on account of the recent Covid-19 outbreak. Disposable gloves are used by people across many end-user industries apart from healthcare.

  • Growing demand from the healthcare sector:

As long as there is an inflow of patient population, the global disposable gloves market will have a constant market demand. The growing number of ophthalmologists and the increased number of dental surgical procedures over the years have also boosted the market for disposable gloves. Largely populated countries like China and India are the major consumers of disposable gloves.

Disposable Gloves Market Restraints:

  • Concerns related to the toxicity of gloves:

Even though the global disposable gloves market is fuelled by the pandemic, the anticipation of hazardous toxic reactions caused by gloves poses a threat to its market growth.

  • Competition from local unorganized players:

High price competition from the local manufactures is expected to hinder the growth of the disposable gloves market. Cheap gloves are also produced by local manufacturers using substandard quality of raw materials and these often do not meet quality standards.

Disposable Gloves Market Opportunities:

  • Technological Advancements:

Newer technological advancements in the disposable gloves market segment make it possible for the gloves to push their market boundaries into various other sectors like the automotive industry and robotics industry. Gloves with scanning abilities are used in the automotive industry to scan the car components while dispatching them. This glove named Mark contains an embedded barcode scanner that helps the employees to scan the components while moving them around and helps to more cartons easily.

Disposable Gloves Market Challenges:

  • Regulations and Standards:

Sterile surgical gloves must meet FDA (Food and Drug Administration) standards for sterility assurance so as to prevent pathogen build-up in the gloves that may contaminate an operative wound. The gloves are not approved for medical use if it does not pass this examination.

The research report analyses the ecosystem of the disposable gloves market and categorizes the disposable gloves market to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following below-mentioned market segments.

By Type

  • Natural Rubber gloves
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Neoprene
  • Polyethylene
  • Others

By Application

  • Medical
    • Examination
    • Surgical
  • Non-Medical
    • Food Service
    • Clean Room
    • Industrial

By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Norway
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Rest Of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Rest Of Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • ROW

The unique insights provided by this report also includes the following:

  1. In-depth value chain analysis
  2. Opportunity mapping
  3. Sector snapshot
  4. Technology landscape
  5. Regulatory scenario
  6. Patent trends
  7. Market trends
  8. Covid-19 impact analysis
  9. Raw material supply analysis
  10. Pricing trends
  11. Sustainability trends and environmental concerns
  12. Critical Success Factors
  13. Competitive Landscape
  14. Customer preferences

Recent Developments

  • In August 2019, Top Glove Corporation Bhd, a leading manufacturer of disposable rubber gloves announced the start of industry-academia partnership by granting a research grant to the University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for performing research relating to glove industry.
  • In May 2018, Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc, a global leader in development and supply of environmental plastic products announced the launch of the first latex antimicrobial examination glove manufactured with d2p technology. The gloves are the first product launched in the company’s plan to be a full range of antimicrobial disposable healthcare products containing d2p technology.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence Covered in Disposable Gloves Market Report are:

The key players operating in the market are:

  1. Adventa Berhad
  2. Ansell Limited
  3. Cardinal Health, Inc.
  4. Dynarex Corporation
  5. Hartalega Holdings Berhad
  6. Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
  7. Rubberex Corporation (m) Berhad
  8. Supermax Corporation Berhad.
  9. Semperit AG Holding
  10. Top Glove Corporation Bhd
  11. Ammex Corporation
  12. Medline Industries, Inc.
  13. Atlantic Safety Products, Inc.
  14. Unigloves (UK) Limited

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Global Disposable Gloves Market was estimated at USD 8.13 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach a value of USD 23.15 billion by 2027.
The Global Disposable Gloves Industry is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.1% during 2017-2027.
The North America region held the largest share in the Global Disposable Gloves Market.
A few key players in the Global Disposable Gloves Market includes Adventa Berhad, Cardinal Health, Inc., Ansell Limited, Dynarex Corporation, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Rubberex Corporation (m) Berhad, Semperit AG Holding, Supermax Corporation Berhad. among others.
The medical application held the dominant share in the Global Disposable Gloves Market.
Author Credentials

Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.

    1. Product Outline
    2. Analysis of different types of disposable gloves
    3. Supply Chain Analysis
    4. Covid -19 Impact
    5. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Threats
    6. Technology Overview
    7. Patent Analysis
  2. Technology and Regulatory Landscape for Disposable Gloves
    1. Regulations and Standards
  3. Disposable Gloves Market Pricing Analysis
    1. Prices of Disposable Gloves
  4. Disposable Gloves Market  by Type
    1. Natural Rubber gloves
    2. Nitrile Gloves
    3. Vinyl Gloves
    4. Neoprene
    5. Polyethylene
    6. Others
  5. Disposable Gloves Market  by Application
    1. Medical
      1. Examination
      2. Surgical
    2. Non-Medical
      1. Food Service
      2. Clean Room
      3. Industrial


  1. Regional Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. UK
      3. France
      4. Norway
      5. Italy
      6. Spain
      7. Netherlands
      8. Rest Of Europe
    3. Asia Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. Australia
      5. New Zealand
      6. Rest Of Asia Pacific
    4. Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
  2. Key Strategic Insights
    1. New Raw Material Sources
    2. New Applications
    3. Emerging Technologies
    4. Opportunity mapping
    5. Critical Success Factors
    6. Environmental Impact and sustainability issues
    7. Consumer preferences
  3. Key Market Trends / Recent Developments
  4. Competitive Scenario
    1. Competitive Strategies of Key Players
      1. Mergers and Acquisitions
      2. Investments
      3. Joint Ventures
      4. New Product launches
    2. Strength of product portfolio
    3. Ranking of Key Players
    4. Presence of players by Geographies
    1. Adventa Berhad
    2. Ansell Limited
    3. Cardinal Health, Inc.
    4. Dynarex Corporation
    5. Hartalega Holdings Berhad
    6. Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
    7. Rubberex Corporation (m) Berhad
    8. Supermax Corporation Berhad.
    9. Semperit AG Holding
    10. Top Glove Corporation Bhd
    11. Ammex Corporation
    12. Medline Industries, Inc.
    13. Atlantic Safety Products, Inc.
    14. Unigloves (UK) Limited

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