London, UK, October 20, 2020 – Fairfield’s latest report on global disposable medical gloves market assesses the unprecedented rise due to the pandemic. In addition to the exponentially growing demand through the years, the demand for disposable medical gloves has witnessed a disruption like never before as its applications go beyond the realm of healthcare sector.

  • Manufacturers up operations to a 100% to cater to the exploding demand for disposable medical gloves with outbreak of COVID-19
  • Healthcare industry to witness highest surge as hospital admissions remain at an all time high
  • Vinyl gloves segment expected to rise in demand owing to its demand from the lab, food, and catering segments
  • Asia Pacific is likely to lead the global market as this region has witnessed higher numbers of COVID-19 cases, majorly from India and China.
  • Key players are focusing on launching their brands on e-Commerce platforms across the internet owing to rise of online consumerism

As the world grapples to set norms for safe operations and a new normal, disposable medical gloves are being used in every field to avoid infection and cross contamination. These gloves have gained tremendous popularity among various walks of life such as household, service, food and beverage, production and manufacturing units, and many, many more. The numerous variants of disposable gloves provide different benefits but the main protection driving point remains protection to bodily extremities.

The current pandemic has boosted the market demand for disposable gloves. The market has witnessed an unexpected growth owing to rise in demand from healthcare professionals for personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes  disposable medical gloves. The promise of safety while collecting swabs, treating patients, and working in hospitals has worked in favour of the market. Therefore, the rise of contagious COVID-19 across the globe has proved transformative to the growth of the market.

The market growth has also been aided by rise in technological advancements, safety concerns, and hygiene. Adoption of disposable gloves is also seen in oil &gas, chemicals, automotive finishing and service industries.  There has been a rise in investments from public and private sectors, along with  rise in occupational safety regulations.

Vinyl gloves are expected to dominate the market in the coming years as they are exclusively used in lab work, food services, and catering. It aids in providing resistance to acids incorporated in clean up, light duty maintenance and laboratory testing.   

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the global market as it is rapidly adopting low cost alternatives over natural rubber such as nitrile gloves. This region has witnessed rise in demand of disposable gloves from medical sector of countries such as China and India as COVID-19 virus continues to wreck havoc in national economies and healthcare systems.

Europe and North America are the leading regions according to market revenue as these regions are witnessing rise in consumer awareness and healthcare expenditure. Regulating authorities are imposing stringent guidelines in these developed markets to impose infection protection devices. There has been a rise in demand for good quality polyisoprene gloves for surgical procedures in Canada and the U.S.

Key players are focusing on investing in R&D activities for developing new technologies. The manufacturing of products will provide a competitive edge to the players in the market. E-commerce is one of the top factors driving the sales of disposable gloves. Suppliers are also focusing on providing technical support and services for customer needs.

Key players operating in the global disposable medical gloves market are Mckesson Corporation(US), Medline Industries, Inc.(US), Dynarex Corporation(US), Semperit AG Holding(Austria), Kimberly-Clark Corporation(U.S.), Supermax Corporation Berhad(Malaysia), Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd. (Malaysia) and Mölnlycke Health Care AB(Sweden).

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