Flourishing growth across the industries of pharmaceutical, chemicals, and food and beverages in the past few years has led to a substantial rise in the global demand for a variety of industrial gloves. The global market for industrial gloves earns over two-third of its overall revenues from applications across these industries.

global industrial gloves market

This business intelligence report by Transparency Market Research has detected that the global industrial gloves market will expand at a healthy 10.4% CAGR over the period between 2017 and 2024. At this pace, the market will rise from a valuation of US$5.50 billion in 2017 to US$11.01 bn by 2024.

Disposable Gloves Clearly Rule Consumer Choices

On the basis of the reusability of industrial gloves, the global industrial gloves market produces two key varieties of products: disposable and re-usable gloves. Usage of reusable gloves adds the extra task to the operational schedule of a workplace - their proper decontamination and safe storage between uses. In industries where gloves need to be put on and taken off frequently, such as food, chemicals, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, the use of disposable gloves is preferred.

It is chiefly this factor that enables the segment of disposable gloves acquire the leading position in the market. In 2017, disposable gloves accounted for a share of over 87% in the overall industrial gloves market. The segment is also expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 10.5% from 2017 through 2024, rising to a valuation of US$9.68 bn by 2024.

Investments Aimed at Applications in Food Industry Promise Best Returns

Of the key end users of industrial gloves, the pharmaceutical industry presently dominates, accounting for nearly 26% of the market in 2017. Although the demand for industrial gloves in the pharmaceutical and chemicals industries is expected to witness growth at a substantial pace, the food industry is expected to emerge as the most promising demand driver for the market.

Demand for observing the uttermost level of hygiene across all operations in the food industry along with the industry’s flourishing growth, especially in emerging economies, will drive the increased need for a variety of industrial gloves in the food industry in the next few years. The industrial gloves market in the food industry will expand at the fastest CAGR of 10.9% from 2017 to 2024.

Excellent Growth across End-use Industries in Asia Pacific to Fuel Demand

North America and Europe are currently the leading consumers of a variety of industrial gloves. Collectively, these two regions accounted for over 60% share in the global industrial gloves market’s revenues in 2017. Sustainable growth in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, high concerns and strict regulatory mandates regarding worker safety lead to the high consumption of a variety of industrial gloves across these regions.

Although future growth prospects for the industrial gloves market across these regions are generally promising, the market will gain the highest traction in the Asia Pacific region over the period between 2017 and 2024. The flourishing chemicals, food and beverages, and pharmaceutical industries in Asia Pacific have led to the formation of a vast store of untapped opportunities for the industrial gloves sector. The consumption of industrial gloves in the industrial sector in Asia Pacific is also driven by the increasingly strict mandates regarding worker safety in industries fostering potentially hazardous work environments.

The market for industrial gloves in Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a CAGR of 13% over the period between 2017 and 2024, witnessing a stark rise in its overall share in the global market over the period, from nearly 20% in 2017 to 23% in 2024.

Some of the leading vendors in the global industrial gloves market are 3M Corporation, Honeywell Safety Products, Ansell Ltd., Holding Towa Corporation, Semperit A.G. Holding, MSA Safety, Showa Group, and E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company.

Global Industrial Gloves Market: Overview

Industrial gloves are used to guarantee worker wellbeing and clean conditions in the work environment. Industrial gloves are a vital thing, particularly in the nourishment, concoction and medicinal services industry. Industrial gloves give insurance against icy, heat, harm by erosion, scraped area, chemicals and maladies. Industrial gloves can be produced from normal materials or manufactured materials. The gloves are chosen by occupation environment, the span of the employment, and the sort of conditions or contaminants connected with the employment.

Consumer awareness for health and hygiene and workplace accidents are the major factors fuelling the demand for industrial gloves across the globe. Disposable gloves are the preferred type of gloves among the workers in the end use industries such as food, pharmaceutical, and chemicals among others. The demand for disposable gloves is primarily driven by its low cost compared to re-usable gloves. Recurring purchase of disposable gloves is another key factor driving the demand for this segment. However, re-usable gloves find their application in several end use industries such construction, manufacturing, and oil and gas among others. Although, accounting for the minor market share, this segment has plenty of room for innovation in order to suit the demand of the wearers.

Global Industrial Gloves Market: Trends and Opportunities

Moreover, increasing awareness about workers safety has led the end-use industries resort to the use of industrial gloves for their workers. The impact of this driver is medium at present since many workers ignore the safety offered by the use of these gloves and they prefer working without one. However, owing to the increased number of accidents taking place in the workplace, end-use industries are making it mandatory to use protective gloves while working. Regulations set by the Occupation Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) is also stressing the use of industrial gloves. Demand for protective gloves is governed by legislations mandating its use. Therefore, the impact of this driver is expected to be high in the medium and long term.

Product innovation is one of key drivers of the global industrial gloves market. This market includes a variety of small and major players such as 3M, Honeywell, Ansell, DuPont, MSA, and Uvex. These manufacturers are engaged in extensive R&D to bring out new products in the industrial gloves market. In 2013, 3M launched comfort grip gloves for general and winter use, as well as cut-resistant gloves and working gloves. These products are specifically designed for contractors and electricians. The comfort grip concept introduced by 3M provides superior protection from cuts and punctures and other dangerous situations.

Global Industrial Gloves Market: Competitive Landscape

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Some of the major players in the global Industrial gloves market are 3M Corporation, Honeywell Safety Products, Ansell Ltd., Protective Industrial Products Inc., Semperit A.G. Holding, Semperit A.G. Holding, Towa Corporation, E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company, MSA Safety, Showa Group, Hartalega Sdn. Bhd.

Global Industrial Gloves Market, by Product Type

  • Disposable Gloves
  • Re-Usable Gloves

Global Industrial Gloves Market, by Application Type

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food
  • Healthcare
  • Chemicals
  • Manufacturing
  • Others

Global Industrial Gloves Market, by Material Type

  • Rubber
  • Nitrile
  • Vinyl
  • Neoprene
  • Polyethylene
  • Others

Global Industrial Gloves Market, by Geography: The market is broadly segmented on the basis of geography into:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America