Global Medical Gloves Market by Type (Examination, Surgical), Material (Latex, Nitrile Rubber), Form Type (Powdered form, and Powdered free form), Usage (Reusable, disposable), Distribution Channel (Online, Medical Stores), By End User (Hospitals & Clinics, Diagnostic/Pathology Labs, and Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa); Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016-26
April 2020
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Global Medical Gloves Market Forecast and Trends

Growing incidences of acute and chronic diseases across the globe, increasing concerns about hygiene and sanitation, stringent rules and regulations about the usage of personal protective equipment (PPE), and an increasing number of hospitals, clinics in developing countries are some of the main factors driving the growth of the global medical gloves market. However, increasing price competition among manufacturing companies, noxious reactions with certain gloves, and environmental impact on natural rubber production and their disposals are hindering the growth of this market. An increasing number of doctors in private and public healthcare sectors are expected to increase the usage of disposable medical gloves around the world. Furthermore, an increasing number of medical procedures globally is expected to increase its usage. These factors are expected to drive the global medical gloves market during the forecast period.

Global Medical Gloves Market: Overview

Medical gloves majorly serve as a protective utility to avoid the infection and disease of healthcare professionals and patients. During time, numerous types of disposable medical gloves have been developed, which include nitrile, neoprene, natural rubber, and vinyl. Each of these variants has different benefits as compared with conventional (natural rubber) gloves and provides full application in the healthcare industry. For instance, nitrile gloves are frictionless, puncture-resistant, and have a longer shelf life than other medical glove.

Growth Drivers

Increase awareness of hygiene and safety

Medical gloves help to maintain hygiene and protect from infections and disease while performing medical operations. One of the main advantages of medical gloves is that they are very tactile and are hence highly preferred for medical applications. Another practical benefit of medical gloves is flexible, durable, and comfortable to wear. Latex gloves are an exceptional option when dealing with biological and water-based materials.

Global Medical Gloves Market: Type

Based on type, the global Medical Gloves market segmented into Examination, and Surgical. Examination gloves are used by medical, dental professionals and tattoo artists, as well as in laboratories as they provide barrier protection, and have high durability as well is highly rupture resistant.

Global Medical Gloves Market: End-Use

Based on the end-use, the global Medical Gloves market segmented into Hospitals & Clinics, Diagnostic/Pathology Labs, and Others. Hospital segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast as medical gloves are mostly used in hospital by medical professionals for examination of infection/disease as well as for surgeries.

Global Medical Gloves Market: Regional Insights

Based on region, the global Medical Gloves market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America will maintain its dominance during the forecast period due to the increasing awareness about the prevention of increasing healthcare infections and increasing demand for high-quality gloves for disease examining, high cost of the medical gloves in the region, and presence of a large number of suppliers in the region.

Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommends wearing medical gloves to reduce the risk of blood and body fluid contamination of healthcare worker's hands and microbial dissemination in the environment.  Furthermore, stringent regulations and guidelines for the use of infection protection devices by the regulatory agencies in countries such as the U.S. and Canada play a crucial role in the medical gloves market in the region.

Competitive Landscape

Ansell Healthcare LLC, Mckesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., Dynarex Corporation, Top Glove Corporation Berhad, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Semperit AG Holding, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Supermax Corporation Berhad and other prominent players.

Recent Development

·         March, 2020: Medline announced plans to redeploy its manufacturing capabilities in Hartland, Wis. to now produce hand sanitizer. Teams are modifying equipment and ventilation systems for the new line so the company can begin producing an estimated 150,000 bottles a week by mid-April.

·         January, 2019: Cardinal Health, Inc. announced it has acquired Mirixa Corporation, a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for the provision of medication therapy management (MTM) services, from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). The business will integrate into OutcomesMTM, a pioneer in the MTM market, at Cardinal Health.

By Type

Ø  Examination

Ø  Surgical

By End User

Ø  Hospitals & Clinics

Ø  Diagnostic/Pathology Labs

Ø  Others 

By Region:  

Ø  North America

Ø  Europe

Ø  Asia Pacific

Ø  Latin America

Ø  Middle East & Africa

The objective of the Study:

Ø  To analyze and forecast the global Medical Gloves Market size of the market in terms of value.

Ø  To examine the careful market segmentation and forecast the market size, in terms of value, based on the region by segmenting.

Ø  The Global Medical Gloves Market segmented into five regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa and their leading countries.

Ø  To outline, categorized, and forecast the global Medical Gloves Market based on the type, material, form type, usage, distribution channel and end-user.

Ø  To examine competitive developments like technological advancement, services, and regulative framework within the global Medical Gloves Market.

Ø  To highlight the impact analysis of the factors affecting the market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges.

Ø  To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their market shares along with detailing the competitive landscape for market leaders.

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