Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Raw Material Type (Nitrile, Neoprene, Natural Rubber and Polyethylene), Form Type (Powdered and Non-powdered), Application (Examination and Surgical), End User (Hospitals, Clinics and Ambulatory Surgery Centers) - Global Analysis & Forecast 2020-2030
Report ID : 319 | Published Date : Jul 2020 | Pages : 160 | Region : Global | Report Code : MD-96
Disposable Medical Gloves Market Overview and Introduction
Disposable medical gloves are a type of personal protective equipment that isused to protect the wearer from the spread of infection or illness during medical procedures and examinations. Based on the application, there are several types of medical gloves such as examination gloves, surgical gloves, and medical gloves for handling chemotherapy agents.FDA regulates medical gloves as Class I reserved medical devices, which require a 510(k) premarket notification. The FDA approval of medical gloves ensures stringent performance criteria such as leak resistance, tear-resistance and biocompatibility, are met. Currently the world is facing one of the worst crisis, in the form of COVID-19, and the requirement for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for protection of healthcare & sanitization workers have been propelled to an unprecedented level. Prominent players in the market are stepping up the production of PPEs, which also includes medical gloves, to fight this pandemic. For instance, In April 2020, Ansell Limited expanded its production capacity to ensure unrestricted personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacture and supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. The products such as AlphaTec suits and GAMMEX & MICROFLEX gloves which are necessary for healthcare workers and other essential industries will be manufactured at a large scale to combat with the worldwide shortage of crucial protective equipment.
Increasing incidences of infectious diseases majorly drive the global disposable medical gloves market. Moreover, rising awareness of hygiene &infection control and improving healthcare facilities in the developing countries are further anticipated to contribute to the growth of the global disposable medical gloves market. However, compliance with strict regulatory guidelines remains a major concern for the growth of this market, which may affect the growth of the market to a certain extent.
The global disposable medical gloves market is segmented by raw material type, form type, application and region.
Disposable Medical Gloves Market By Raw Material Type
Based on raw material type, the disposable medical gloves market is segmented into nitrile, neoprene, natural rubber, polyethylene and others. Nitrile segment is expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. There is an increase in preference of nitrile gloves, as they are available in both powdered and non-powdered forms for various medical and industrial applications. In addition, nitrile gloves are also widely used as a substitute to latex gloves by individuals suffering from latex sensitivity, which often results in latex allergy.
Disposable Medical Gloves Market By Form Type
Based on the form type, the market is segmented into powdered and non-powdered. In terms of market share, the segment of non-powdered is estimated to account for the largest market share in 2019. The large market share of the non-powdered segment can be attributed to the increasing use of non-powdered gloves by surgeons for prevention of skin problems associated with powdered gloves.
Disposable Medical Gloves Market By Application
Based on the application, the market is segmented into examination and surgical. The surgical segment accounted for the largest market share in 2019. Recently, there has been an increase in demand for disposable surgical gloves in the Asia-Pacific region, owing to the rising incidences of infectious diseases, particularly among key developing economies such as China, India and Indonesia. This in turn can be attributed for the large share of surgical gloves in the global disposable gloves market.
Disposable Medical Gloves Market By End User
The end user segment of the global disposable gloves market has been classified into the following, Hospitals, Clinics, Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Others
Disposable Medical Gloves Market By Region
The global disposable medical gloves market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World (ROW).North America dominated the market of disposable medical gloves, followed by Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of World (ROW). In 2019, North America held the largest market share in the global disposable medical gloves market, owing to the widespread prevalence of infectious diseases, extensive Research and Development activities, and advanced healthcare facilities in this region.
Disposable Medical Gloves Market Prominent Players
Some of the prominent players in the global disposable medical gloves market are ANSELL LTD., Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Dynarex Corporation, Rubberex Corp. M Bhd, The Glove Company, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Sempermed, Unigloves (UK) Limited and Cypress Medical Products LLC among others.