Disposable Gloves Market (By Material: Natural Rubber, Nitrile, Vinyl, Neoprene, Polyethylene; By Product: Powdered, Powder-free; By End-use: Medical & Healthcare, Surgical, Non-medical) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2022 – 2030

Published Date : Jan 2022 | No. of Pages : 150+ Pages | Category : Chemical and Material

The global disposable gloves market size was valued at USD 11.31 billion in 2020, and is predicted to be worth around USD 15.12 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Growth Factors

The high prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in North America and Asia Pacific, is projected to augment the demand for disposable gloves. The COVID-19 pandemic had boosted the demand for disposable gloves, which strained the supply chain, thus creating a shortage in the market. Furthermore, disposable glove manufacturers are expanding their production capacities to meet the growing demand, thereby improving the global supply chain over the past few months.

The rising awareness regarding employee health and safety, along with the increasing industrial fatalities in the emerging economies, is projected to boost the market growth over the forecast period. Technological advancement, coupled with the growing consumer need for disposable gloves in medical operations, is anticipated to complement the market growth. 

The growing demand for disposable gloves, especially from the healthcare industry amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, along with the rising awareness regarding healthcare-associated infections, is expected to fuel the market growth. The healthcare sector in major developing economies is anticipated to witness substantial growth on account of several factors, such as increasing investments in both the private and public sectors, rising population, the high influx of migrants, and the growing geriatric population.

Report Coverage

Report Scope Details
Market Size US$ 15.12 billion by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 5.7% From 2022 to 2030
Largest Market North America
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Material, Product, End use
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa
Companies Mentioned Ansell Ltd; Top Glove Corporation Bhd; Hartalega Holdings Berhad; Unigloves (U.K.) Limited; The Glove Company; Superior Gloves; MAPA Professional; Adenna LLC; MCR Safety; Atlantic Safety Products, Inc.; Globus (Shetland) Ltd.; Supermax Corporation Berhad; Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd; Ammex Corporation; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Sempermed USA, Inc.; Halyard Health, Inc.; Corporativo DL S.A. de C.V.; Medline Industries, Inc.; Mölnlycke Health Care AB

By Material Analysis

Natural rubber led the market and accounted for over 35.0% share of the global revenue in 2021. Natural rubber disposable gloves offer superior performance and protection in various applications such as medical and dental, food processing and service, janitorial and sanitation, pharmaceutical, and automotive.

Disposable nitrile gloves are anticipated to expand at the highest CAGR of 6.8% from 2022 to 2030 on account of their rising adoption in the medical, painting, chemical, laboratory, and dentistry sectors. Higher resistance of nitrile gloves towards puncture and chemicals than vinyl and natural rubber gloves is anticipated to boost the growth of nitrile gloves globally.

Vinyl disposable gloves are latex-free and are made from polyvinyl chloride and plasticizers. These gloves offer high comfort and tactile sensitivity as compared to neoprene gloves. Vinyl gloves are suitable in an environment where frequent change of gloves is required, such as food preparation. Vinyl gloves are used in manufacturing, food processing, print shops, assembly, and the medical industries.

Polyethylene (PE) is the most cost-effective material for gloves. PE gloves offer a loose fit and are lightweight. These are particularly designed to come on and off rapidly and easily. Polyethylene gloves are also latex- and powder-free. 

By Product Analysis

The powder-free product segment led the market and accounted for over 70.0% share in 2021. Stringent regulations on the use of powdered gloves by several governments worldwide are expected to have a positive impact on the powder-free gloves market growth over the forecast period. 

The advantages of using powdered gloves compared to powder-free gloves include their ability to fit tightly and offer protection against hazardous chemicals or physical contaminants. Cornstarch powder used in latex gloves is likely to contribute towards allergies or sensitivity, although it is not a concern in the case of vinyl or nitrile gloves.

Powder-free gloves are treated with chlorination, which makes them less form-fitting to eliminate the use of powder for easy donning and removal. Rising preference for powder-free gloves across several industries, including chemical, medical, and food processing, is projected to drive the market over the forecast period.

Cornstarch powder used in latex gloves is likely to contribute towards allergies or sensitivity, although it is not a concern in the case of vinyl or nitrile gloves. 

By End-use Analysis

The medical and healthcare segment led the market and accounted for over 75.0% share of the global revenue in 2021. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world is anticipated to boost the demand for gloves used by healthcare professionals across the globe for examination and testing and to limit contact with infected patients.

Disposable gloves are often classified based on application as surgical gloves and examination gloves. Disposable examination gloves have witnessed substantial growth in the medical sector on account of higher demand in hospital, veterinary, and dental applications. 

Disposable gloves are essential to protect employees against hand injuries that are common across numerous industries, including food processing, construction, automotive, oil and gas, and metal fabrication. 

These gloves protect hands from hot objects, splinters, bodily fluids, sharp edges, excessive vibrations, electricity, and extreme cold. In the non-medical segment, the chemical and petrochemical segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2022 to 2030 owing to the rising adoption of the product for handling volatile chemicals in laboratories and the chemical industries.

By Regional Analysis

North America led the market and accounted for over 35.0% share of the global revenue in 2021. The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in augmenting the demand for disposable gloves significantly across the region.

Increasing healthcare expenditure, coupled with the growing elderly population and rising awareness pertaining to healthcare-acquired infections, is projected to have a positive impact on the market growth in the region.

The Asia Pacific market is characterized by the increased demand for disposable gloves in medical, food and beverages, and industrial applications. The market in Latin America is anticipated to register a CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period. Factors such as increasing public-private partnerships in the healthcare industry, improving healthcare infrastructure, and expanding the healthcare industry are expected to benefit the market in the region over the forecast period.

Key Players 

  • Ansell Ltd.

  • Top Glove Corporation Bhd

  • Hartalega Holdings Berhad

  • Supermax Corporation Berhad

  • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd

  • Ammex Corporation

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation

  • Sempermed USA, Inc.

  • MCR Safety 

Market Segmentation

  • By Material

    • Natural Rubber

    • Nitrile

    • Vinyl

    • Neoprene

    • Polyethylene

    • Others

  • By Product

    • Powdered

    • Powder-free

  • End-use

    • Medical & Healthcare

      • Examination

      • Dental

      • Veterinary

      • Hospital

      • EMS

      • Others

    • Surgical

      • Dental

      • Veterinary

      • Hospital

      • EMS

      • Others

    • Non-medical

      • Automotive Finishing

      • Automotive Aftermarket

      • O&G and Mining

      • F&B Processing

      • F&B Service

      • Metal & Machinery

      • Chemical & Petrochemical

      • Pharmaceutical

      • Cleanroom

      • Academic R&D

      • Industrial R&D

      • Others

  • Regional

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Russia

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • South Korea

      • Indonesia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Colombia

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Chile

      • Peru

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • South Africa

The disposable gloves market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of disposable gloves market for the base year 2021 and the forecast between 2022 and 2030. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global disposable gloves market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the disposable gloves market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted disposable gloves market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the disposable gloves capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of disposable gloves by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global disposable gloves market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2019 to 2030. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major disposable gloves market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of disposable gloves market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the disposable gloves industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

disposable gloves market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to disposable gloves market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of disposable gloves market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new disposable gloves market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for disposable gloves. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for disposable gloves. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, end-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of disposable gloves are as follows:

  • History Year: 2019-2020
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Forecast Year 2022  to 2030

Reasons to Purchase this Report:


- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2019-2021) and forecast (2022-2030);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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