Nitrile Gloves Market (By Product: Durable and Disposable; By Type: Powdered and Powder-free; By End-use: Automotive, Medical & Healthcare [Examination and Surgical], Oil & Gas, Metal & Machinery, Food & Beverage, Chemical & Petrochemical, Cleanroom, Pharmaceutical, and Others) - Global Market Size, Trends Analysis, Segment Forecasts, Regional Outlook 2020 - 2027

The global nitrile gloves market was valued at US$ 3.34 billion in 2019 and expected to reach US$ 9.41 billion by 2027, with at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.8% during the forecast period 2020 to 2027.

Growth Factors

Increasing awareness related to benefits of nitrile gloves in healthcare facilities along with the rise in number of latex allergies expected to propel the market growth over analysis period. Nitrile gloves do not contain latex that increases their adoption among patients suffering from latex allergies. Synthetic rubber is used for the manufacturing of nitrile gloves that further aids them in offering durability, high strength, and enhanced flexibility together with the capability to offer a comfortable fit, reduce hand fatigue, and low friction. Further, the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the early of 2020 anticipated to act as a major driving factor for the demand of nitrile gloves majorly in the countries that are suffering the most. The U.S. is one of the most badly affected countries across the globe by this pandemic situation. Thus, rapid spread of this disease across the country has prominently surged the demand for the product, particularly in the healthcare industry to reduce further transmission.

The nitrile gloves manufacturers are engaged in producing, designing, and supplying the product to various end-use industries by implementing innovative technologies. These manufacturers either use licensed technology provided by other market participants or own their independent proprietary technology. These market players have their manufacturing site dedicate to one location and distribute their products in different region to maintain minimal pricing.

Product Insights

The disposable gloves segment dominate the global nitrile gloves market covering more than 70% of market share in 2019 and estimated to grow at the fastest rate over the analysis period. The attractive growth of the segment is mainly attributable to the rising demand for one time usable gloves in different end-use industries after the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the starting of 2020. Additionally, disposable gloves help to prevent the transmission of germs and pathogens at medical centers that further expected to propel the demand for the product in the healthcare and medical industry during the upcoming years.

The durable type of nitrile gloves is designed to suit the harsh environments as well as that they can be used multiple times because of their advantages such as strength, durability, low waste generation, and other environmental benefits. Durable nitrile gloves are thicker compared to disposable gloves that assist them to last longer along with not tear easily this ensures improved protection of hand particularly in a heavy-duty application.

End-use Insights

The medical &healthcare emerged as a leading end-use segment and accounted for around 70% of the overall market revenue in 2019 because of the wide application of nitrile gloves across the industry as it helps in preventing cross-contamination together with transmission of pathogens during surgeries and medical examination. Furthermore, these gloves help doctors and medical practitioners to protect them against the risks affiliated with the blood-borne pathogens, on-job transmission of germs, and other environmental contaminants.

Apart from this, nitrile gloves are commonly used in the automotive industry because they are produced using synthetic polymers and are also latex-free that reduces the friction as well as increases puncture resistance. Moreover, these gloves provide excellent chemical resistance, mainly to oil, grease, and gasoline that result in their high demand in the automotive industry.

Regional Insights

North America led the global nitrile gloves market with a value share of more than 35% in 2019. Further, the demand for nitrile gloves in the region anticipated to register a growth of more than 13% during the upcoming timeframe. Prominent factors that are responsible to drive the growth of the region include increasing elderly population, increasing healthcare expenditure, and rising awareness related to hospital-acquired infections. Additionally, rising incidences of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, and many others are likely to the market growth in the forthcoming years.

Moreover, the Asia Pacific region estimated to have an attractive growth over the predicted time period because of increasing safety concern in hospitals and medical centers along with rising expenditure in healthcare sector. Apart from healthcare industry, the region is also prominently driven by the rising demand for protective gloves from automotive, food & beverage, and construction industries.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global nitrile gloves market is a fragmented market with the presence of large number of market players. These market players are significantly adopting inorganic growth strategies such as merger & acquisition, product expansion, distribution network expansion, partnership, and collaboration to gain competitive advantage over other competitors.

Some of the prominent players in the nitrile gloves market include:

  • Top Glove Corporation Bhd
  • Ansell Ltd.
  • Hartalega Holdings Berhad
  • Adenna LLC
  • Unigloves (UK) Limited
  • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
  • MCR Safety
  • Superior Gloves
  • Ammex Corporation
  • Supermax Corporation Berhad

Segments Covered in the Report

This research study comprises complete assessment of the market by means of far-reaching qualitative and quantitative perceptions, and predictions regarding the market. This report delivers classification of marketplace into impending and niche sectors. Further, this research study calculates market size and its development drift at global, regional, and country from 2016 to 2027. This report contains market breakdown and its revenue estimation by classifying it on the basis of product, type, end-use, and region:

By Product

  • Durable
  • Disposable

By Type

  • Powdered
  • Powder-free

By End-Use

  • Automotive
  • Medical & Healthcare
    • Examination
    • Surgical
  • Oil & Gas
  • Metal & Machinery
  • Food & Beverage
  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Cleanroom
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others

By Regional Outlook

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Rest of the World

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