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Nitrile Gloves Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Powdered, Powder-Free); By Product (Disposable, Durable); By End-Use (Medical, Non-Medical); By Region, Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Published Date: Jan 2022
  • Pages: 119
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM1932
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Historical Data: 2018 - 2020

Report Summary

The global nitrile gloves market was valued at USD 7.28 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.4% during the forecast period. Increasing awareness regarding nitrile gloves benefits such as puncture-free properties along with increasing adoption in the healthcare industry is expected to drive the market share over the forecast period.

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Nitrile gloves are composed of a synthetic polymer substance rather than the rubber used in regular gloves. Nitrile gloves include Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR), a synthesized polymer manufactured in a large tank by mixing polymers including acrylonitrile and butadiene. Nitrile gloves are ideal for numerous medical contexts, as they are highly puncture-resistant and eliminate the possibility of latex allergic responses.

Market Dynamics

Growth Drivers
The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 has bolstered the demand for the product in the healthcare industry, which has boosted market growth. Furthermore, the commencement of the COVID-19 vaccination program has boosted the demand and is expected to increase over the forecast period. Additionally, the outbreak has led to an increasing demand since scientists agree that single-use nitrile gloves are critical for minimizing virus transmission and making healthcare and scientific processes clean. Moreover, increasing adoption of products in end-use industries due to increasing safety concerns along with increasing investment from public and private companies for product development is expected to create lucrative opportunities for market growth over the forecast period.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented on the basis of type, product, end-use, and region.

By Type

By Product

By End-Use

By Region

  • Powdered
  • Powder-free
  • Disposable
  • Durable
  • 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
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Netherlands, Austria)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea)
  • Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico)
  • Middle East & Africa (Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE)

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Insight by Type

Powder-free segment are expected to dominate the market over the forecast period due to increasing awareness regarding their benefits, including skin-friendly as compared to powder gloves. Furthermore, wide applications of products, including food and chemical industries, along with stringent favorable government regulations, are expected to fuel the product demand over the forecast period.

Powder gloves are expected to grow at a significant pace over the forecast period as they provide better grip and are moisture and sweat-free. However, the demand for the product is expected to be hindered due to allergic reactions owing to the presence of corn starch and other chemicals.

Insight by Product

The disposable segment is expected to hold the majority of shares over the forecast period due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic along with stringent government regulations on worker's safety. Moreover, increasing demand from the healthcare industry due to the fear of virus transmission along with the growing adoption of products in various end-use industries is expected to boost the demand over the forecast period.

The demand for durable gloves is expected to grow steadily over the forecast period as they are used in harsh environments. Furthermore, increasing industrial and heavy-duty work is expected to increase the demand for nitrile gloves as they provide more protection than disposable ones.

Insight by End-Use

In terms of end-users, the market is segmented into medical & healthcare, oil & gas, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, metal & machinery, automotive, cleanroom, chemical & petrochemical, and others. Medical & healthcare is further divided into surgical and examination. The medical & healthcare segment is anticipated to dominate the market during the forecast period, as these gloves protect the transmission of blood-borne pathogens, germs, and other environmental contaminants.

Nitrile gloves are generally used in the automotive industry as they are latex-free and manufactured with a synthetic polymer, which increases puncture resistance and reduces friction. Moreover, these products offer exceptional chemical resistance, particularly to grease, gasoline, and oil. Hence, the demand for nitrile is high in the automotive market. The demand for nitrile disposables is expected to increase in the food & beverage industry mainly due to hygiene and quality control in the industry. Workers in the food & beverage industry use the product to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. Moreover, nitrile disposable gloves in the food & beverage industry prevent foodborne illnesses.

Geographic Overview

North America is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period due to the increasing pharmaceutical industry and government regulations regarding the ban on powdered and latex gloves. Furthermore, growth in food processing along with the hygiene and personal care industry is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a significant pace due to increasing spending on hospitals and pharmaceutical infrastructure along with the rapid development of the construction sector in emerging nations, including India and China. Europe is expected to grow at a considerable pace over the forecast period due to the presence of an established pharmaceutical industry along with the rising adoption of nitrile gloves in the hospital and food sector.

Competitive Landscape

Some of the major players operating in the global market include Adventa Berhad (Sun Healthcare), Ansell Ltd., Cardinal Health, Inc, Dynarex Corporation, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, MCR Safety, Medline Industries, Inc., Rubber Corporation (M) Berhad, Semperit Ag Holding, Supermax Corporation Berhad, and Top Glove Corporation Bhd.

The market is fragmented with the presence large number of players. These players are adopting strategies including mergers & acquisitions, partnership & collaboration, along with new product launches to cater the consumer demand and to increase their customer base. For instance, in January 2021, Ansell Limited announced that it finalized the purchase of the Primus brand and relevant attributes that comprise the Life Science division of Primus Gloves and Sanrea Healthcare Products.

Nitrile Gloves Market Report Scope

Report Attributes

Details

Market size value in 2021

USD 7.28 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 20.14 billion

CAGR

10.4% from 2022 - 2030

Base year

2021

Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Segments covered

By Type, By Product, By End-Use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Key Companies

Adventa Berhad (Sun Healthcare), Ansell Ltd., Cardinal Health, Inc, Dynarex Corporation, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, MCR Safety, Medline Industries, Inc., Rubber Corporation (M) Berhad, Semperit Ag Holding, Supermax Corporation Berhad, and Top Glove Corporation Bhd.

Key Take-Away
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