Rubber Gloves Market: Overview

Rubber gloves are made out of rubber obtained from natural source. Gloves are disposable items used during medical examinations and procedures intended to prevent cross-contamination between health care providers and patients. Examination gloves are available in sizes XS, S, M, and L. Some brands also offer size XL. Gloves are primarily used by health care professionals, generally for examination and surgery. Surgical gloves are sized more specifically, as these are worn for a much longer period of time and require excellent dexterity. There are various benefits of rubber gloves such as proper fit, good touch sensitivity, cost-effectiveness, can be worn for an extended period of time, elastic & strong, and biodegradable.

Rubber Gloves Market: Key Trends

The global rubber gloves market is driven by rise in awareness about hygiene and safety among health care professionals and patients. Rubber gloves are used in various industries such as pharmaceutical, health care, food, biotechnology, automobile, and others. Rubber gloves provide safety from reactive materials, toxic chemicals, and unhygienic conditions. Additionally, manufacture of specific products such as medical device, drugs, and foods, which involve high level of hygiene and handling, is a crucial process that could cause product contamination if proper care is not taken. Demand for rubber gloves is anticipated to increase in the near future owing to the requirement of workers’ safety, product quality control, hygiene, and protection against chemicals. Moreover, usage of rubber gloves is rising among doctors, health care professionals, and surgeons to avoid infections and other complications. Furthermore, rubber gloves have application in household use such as washing and cleaning. Hence, rise in concerns about hygiene, product quality, and safety is projected to boost the growth of the market in the near future.

Rubber Gloves Market: Segmentation

The global rubber gloves market can be segmented based on product type, sterilization type, application, and region. In terms of product type, the market can be bifurcated into powdered gloves and non-powdered gloves. Non-powdered gloves have more applications in surgeries and other sensitive procedures. In terms of sterilization type, the global rubber gloves market can be classified into sterile gloves and non-sterile gloves. Sterile gloves are likely to witness higher demand during the forecast period due to rise in preference of health care providers to use sterile gloves to avoid contamination. Based on application, the market can be categorized into medical use and non-medical use. The medical use segment is likely to account for major share of the market during the forecast period.

Rubber Gloves Market: Regional Analysis

Geographically, the global rubber gloves market can be segmented into five major regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America was the leading market for rubber gloves in terms of revenue in 2017 owing to rise in prevalence of various diseases and increase in demand for sterile gloves. The market in North America is projected to expand at a high CAGR during the forecast period. The market in Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa is anticipated to witness strong growth from 2019 to 2027 due to increase in patient population and growing health care industry. The rubber gloves market in developing countries such as Brazil, China, and India is expected to witness robust growth between 2019 and 2027, due to rise in investments by governments of these countries to improve health care facilities.

Rubber Gloves Market: Competitive Landscape

Key players operating in the global rubber gloves market include Ansell Healthcare, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Cardinal Health, Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Clean Q Grip, MREPC MARKETPLACE, SHIELD Scientific, Rubberex, UG Healthcare, and Valutek.

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