Examination and Surgical Gloves Market

Market Study on Examination and Surgical Gloves: Demand for Nitrile Gloves to Rise Rapidly

Examination and Surgical Gloves Market Segmented By Examination Gloves, Surgical Gloves Product with Natural Rubber (NR), Nitrile Rubber (NBR), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyurethane (PU), Synthetic Material

  • November-2021
  • PMRREP31668
  • 281 Pages
  • Healthcare
  • PPT, PDF, WORD, EXCEL

Market Snapshot

Personal protective equipment demand saw a huge surge with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the world in 2020. The global examination and surgical gloves market is worth around US$ 6.7 Bn in 2021, and as per analysis by Persistence Market Research, it is expected to expand 2X by the end of the decade. Sales of sterile as well as non-sterile examination and surgical gloves are expected to see a steady rise through 2031.

As per the study, the global examination and surgical gloves market is predicted to expand at a CAGR of 7.6%. Sales of examination and surgical gloves account for nearly 55% of the global gloves market, which is valued at around US$ 12 Bn in 2021.

Examination and Surgical Gloves Market Revenue in 2021

US$ 6.7 Bn

Examination and Surgical Gloves Sales Prediction for 2031

US$ 13.9 Bn

Market CAGR (2021-2031)

7.6%

Dominant Market

North America

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Companies

  • Ansell Healthcare LLC
  • Top Glove Corporation Bud
  • Supermax Corporation Berhad
  • Rubberex Corporation (M) Bhd
  • Comfort Rubber Gloves Industries Sdn Bhd
  • Cardinal Health, Inc
  • Hicarethai
  • Labplus (GDC Group)
  • Atrium Medical Care LLC
  • WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd
  • Dynarex Corporation
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
  • Hartalega Holdings Berhad
  • Riverstone Holdings Limited
  • Brightway Holdings Sdn. Bhd
  • Semperit AG Holding
  • Alliance Rubber Products Sdn Bhd
  • Qube Medical Products Sdn Bhd
  • YTY Group
  • Helthy Glove Co., Ltd
  • Sri Trang Agro-Industry Plc
  • Medisafe Technologies
  • Delta Gloves

Demand Analysis of Examination and Surgical Gloves from 2016 to 2020 Vs Market Outlook for 2021 to 2031

Concerns regarding personal and medical hygiene have increased substantially over the past decade, and since the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, focus on hygiene is more significant than ever. Personal protective equipment Demand saw a huge surge in 2020, mainly to control and curb the spread of coronavirus.

The number of surgeries performed globally has increased substantially over the past decade, and this can be attributed to increasing geriatric population across the world and rising prevalence of chronic diseases. Medical gloves play a crucial role in ensuring patient and healthcare worker safety and to curb the spread of infections.

Disposable gloves have been gaining popularity over the years as their low cost makes them an attractive choice. Demand for both, sterile medical gloves as well as non-sterile medical gloves is predicted to rise at a steady pace.

Overall, the global market for examination and surgical gloves is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of around 7.6%, with surgical glove specifications being an important factor driving demand.

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How Will Biodegradable Gloves Demand Shape Up Over the Next Ten Years?

Sustainability is a major concern in the modern world, and no industry is untouched by this trend. Sustainable approach toward products and services is a major change that is being observed across various industry verticals, and the examination and surgical gloves industry is also experiencing its impact.

Medical glove sales are high as they are an important element for all healthcare activities, since they prevent infections and facilitate their contamination during treatment procedures.

Disposable gloves are more popular than ever majorly due to their practicality and low costs. But this creates an issue of waste, which is substantially increased with the use of disposable gloves, and this is driving demand for biodegradable gloves.

As consumers become more environment-conscious and governments impose stringent laws regarding waste materials and their composition, demand for biodegradable gloves is expected to rise at a noteworthy CAGR over the decade.

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What is the Outlook for Nitrile Gloves Demand?

Latex gloves are very common and have been used extensively across various industry verticals, but this trend is now changing drastically as sustainability factors in. In a bid to find more environment-friendly raw materials, sales of nitrile gloves have gained momentum as opposed to consumption of latex examination gloves.

Nitrile gloves are most cost-effective, easily available, have no effect on human health, and are completely environment-friendly, which makes them the ideal candidate as per new demand trends. Healthcare facilities are also favoring the use of latex-free gloves and disposable gloves as they incur substantially less costs. Use of nitrile gloves across multiple industry verticals is expected to see rapid rise over the next ten years.

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How is Demand for Examination and Surgical Gloves Shaping Up across Regions?

This research details the global examination and surgical gloves industry landscape across regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and MEA.

North America is anticipated to hold a dominant revenue share in the global examination and surgical gloves space. Europe also portrays a very lucrative setting for examination and surgical glove suppliers as their adoption in the region is second-highest after North America.

South Asia and East Asia markets are expected to witness high CAGRs owing to rapidly developing healthcare infrastructure in the emerging economies of these regions. MEA is also expected to see a steady rise in demand for protective medical equipment such as examination and surgical gloves as the region sees development in its healthcare infrastructure as well as increase in awareness regarding hygiene.

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Country-wise Analysis

Why is Demand for Examination and Surgical Gloves High in India?

India is one of the most prominent markets in South Asia and demand for examination and surgical gloves in the nation is predicted to be significant over the next ten years. Demand in India is expected to be driven by rising incidence of infectious diseases, growing awareness regarding safety and hygiene of healthcare workers, rapidly developing healthcare infrastructure, etc.

Adoption of examination and surgical gloves in the country is expected to significantly increase by the end of the decade.

Why is the U.S. a Prominent Market for Examination and Surgical Gloves?

The U.S. is an extremely lucrative market for suppliers of examination and surgical gloves, driven by extensive adoption of safety measures and high focus on hygiene. The market in the U.S. has shown extremely high consistency and this can be attributed to huge healthcare spending potential and advancement and development of new healthcare technologies and trends.

Rising geriatric population, increasing number of surgeries, rising prevalence of infectious diseases, etc., are some of the factors that are influencing demand for examination and surgical gloves in the U.S.

Category-wise Insights

How is Demand for Examination Gloves Expected to Fare Over the Decade?

When talking about examination gloves Vs surgical gloves, examination gloves see higher sales across the world. Demand for examination gloves is expected to be high over the forecast period as well as the number of surgeries and diagnosis being performed are increasing all the time. This segment dominated the global market in terms of growth and is expected to have a dominant outlook throughout the forecast period as well.

Did COVID-19 Impact Examination and Surgical Glove Demand?

Of all the industry verticals COVID-19 affected, the examination and surgical gloves industry saw the most change. Sudden surge in demand for personal protective equipment benefited the examination and surgical gloves industry in a positive manner. However, lockdown restrictions across the globe in 2020 and disruptions in supply and distribution chains were major challenges that limited the full potential of the market.

Manufacturing activity was also largely affected during the pandemic era, but now, as the pandemic subsides and demand is still high, manufacturers of protective gloves are focusing on expanding their manufacturing capacities and fulfilling the high demand. The post-pandemic era is expected to be very beneficial for examination and surgical glove providers as focus on healthcare and hygiene will remain high, if not increase.

Competitive Landscape

Key market participants are focusing on mergers and collaborations to increase their geographical presence. Manufacturers are also focusing on increasing their manufacturing capacities in order to meet the growing demand for examination and surgical gloves.

  • In October 2020, Mölnlycke, a leading medical solutions firm, announced the launch of its new Biogel® PI UltraTouch® S surgical glove. The product is aimed at solving the issue of allergic contact dermatitis amidst surgical teams and healthcare workers. The product is designed with a skin-friendly formula and is the first-of-its-kind surgical glove to be approved by the FDA.
  • In January 2021, Zen Graphene Solutions announced that it finalized an agreement with TreborRx for the use of graphene-based coating on nitrile gloves manufactured by TreborRx. The distribution agreement would be applicable for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
  • In October 2020, the Government of India announced that it would be easing norms in order to promote the export of nitrile gloves from the nation. This decision was taken by the government in order to drive personal protective equipment shipments.

More recent developments related to key manufacturers of examination and surgical gloves have been also been tracked by analysts at Persistence Market Research, which will be accessible in the full report.

Examination and Surgical Gloves Industry Report Scope

Attribute

Details

Forecast Period

2021-2031

Historical Data Available for

2016-2020

Market Analysis

  • US$ Mn for Value
  • Units for Sales

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Turkey
  • South Africa
  • and GCC Countries

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Product
  • Raw Material
  • Usage
  • Distribution Channel
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Ansell Healthcare LLC
  • Top Glove Corporation Bud
  • Supermax Corporation Berhad
  • Rubberex Corporation (M) Bhd
  • Comfort Rubber Gloves Industries Sdn Bhd
  • Cardinal Health Inc
  • Hicarethai
  • Labplus (GDC Group)
  • Atrium Medical Care LLC
  • WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd
  • Dynarex Corporation
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
  • Hartalega Holdings Berhad
  • Riverstone Holdings Limited
  • Brightway Holdings Sdn. Bhd
  • Semperit AG Holding
  • Alliance Rubber Products Sdn Bhd
  • Qube Medical Products Sdn Bhd
  • YTY Group
  • Helthy Glove Co. Ltd
  • Sri Trang Agro-Industry Plc
  • Medisafe Technologies
  • Delta Gloves

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Key Segments Covered in Examination and Surgical Gloves Industry Research

By Product

  • Examination Gloves
  • Surgical Gloves

By Raw Material

  • Natural Rubber (NR) Examination and Surgical Gloves
  • Nitrile Rubber (NBR) Examination and Surgical Gloves
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Examination and Surgical Gloves
  • Polyurethane (PU) Examination and Surgical Gloves
  • Synthetic Examination and Surgical Gloves

By Usage

  • Single-use Examination and Surgical Gloves
  • Reusable Examination and Surgical Gloves

By Distribution Channel

  • Institutional Sales of Examination and Surgical Gloves
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Office-based Clinics
    • Skilled Nursing Facilities
    • Diagnostic Laboratories
    • Academic and Research Institutes
  • Retail Sales of Examination and Surgical Gloves
    • Retail Pharmacies
    • Drug Stores
    • Mail Over Pharmacies
    • Retail Stores
    • Online Sales

Media Release

- FAQs -

Currently, the global examination and surgical gloves market is worth US$ 6.7 Bn.

Nitrile examination and surgical gloves are anticipated to gain popularity over the next ten years.

The global market is anticipated to progress at a healthy CAGR of around 7.6% through 2031.

Increasing focus on healthcare, rising awareness regarding hygiene and safety in multiple industry verticals, and rapidly developing healthcare infrastructure in emerging economies are trends to watch out for over the decade.

Sales of examination and surgical gloves are anticipated to reach US$ 13.9 Bn by 2031.

Examination and surgical glove manufacturers are focusing on expanding their manufacturing capabilities and capacity in order to keep up with ever-increasing demand.

Cardinal Health Inc., Hicarethai, Labplus (GDC Group), Atrium Medical Care LLC, WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd, Dynarex Corporation, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, and Hartalega Holdings Berhad are prominent examination and surgical glove manufacturers.

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