PUBLISHER: Allied Market Research | PRODUCT CODE: 1298351
PUBLISHER: Allied Market Research | PRODUCT CODE: 1298351
The global industrial gloves market size was valued at $8.7 billion in 2022, and industrial gloves industry is projected to reach $20.2 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2023 to 2032.
Industrial gloves are protective wear that protects the skin from heat, sharp metals, and harmful environments. They are designed in a way to provide comfort to the wearer and do not obstruct the efficiency and competence of the wearer. It finds application in manufacturing plants, assembling plants, chemical plants, and medical institutions among others where they protect from heat, corrosive substances, and sharp objects.
Industrial gloves are a crucial component of personal protective equipment (PPE) used in various industries, including automotive, food and beverage, oil and gas, and chemicals, to ensure worker safety and health standards. They are primarily used to prevent hand injuries such as glass cuts, metal cuts, and exposure to hazardous chemicals. Industrial gloves are widely used in assembling plants, manufacturing plants, medical institutions, and chemical plants where workers are exposed to heat-corrosive substances and sharp objects.
The global market for industrial gloves is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, driven by the increasing demand for disposable gloves in the healthcare industry. Disposable gloves are widely used in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and hospital and food industries to protect workers from infections and prevent food contamination during processing. The rising usage of industrial gloves for household work has also contributed to the surge in demand for industrial gloves worldwide. In addition, the flourishing automotive, chemical, and oil and gas industries have also increased the demand for industrial gloves, as workers are exposed to crushing, pinching, and cutting and chemical hazards that pose serious injuries.
The construction industry has also seen a rise in demand for industrial gloves, as workers are prone to hand injuries such as metal cuts and glass cuts. The usage of proper gloves for hand protection has reduced the number of medical emergencies in the industry, further driving the demand for industrial gloves globally. However, the growth of the industrial gloves market is hindered by the availability of local and inexpensive products and a lack of awareness regarding the usage of industrial gloves. This is expected to result in a decrease in the production volume of industrial gloves during the forecast period. Nevertheless, the implementation of innovative technologies in the production of industrial gloves is expected to provide growth opportunities for the market in the future.
In conclusion, industrial gloves play a critical role in ensuring worker safety and health standards in various industries worldwide. The market is expected to experience significant growth during the forecast period, driven by the increasing demand for disposable gloves in the healthcare industry and the rising demand for industrial gloves in the construction, automotive, and oil & gas industries. However, the availability of local and inexpensive products and a lack of awareness regarding the usage of industrial gloves are expected to hinder the growth of the market, but the implementation of innovative technologies in glove production is projected to provide growth opportunities in the future.
The global industrial gloves market forecast is segmented into usability and region. On the basis of usability, the market is categorized into disposable and reusable. On the basis of material type for disposable, the market is categorized into natural rubber, nitrile, vinyl, neoprene, polyethylene, and others. On the basis of end-use for disposable, the market is classified into aerospace, disk drives, flat panels, food, hospitals, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, and others. On the basis of gloves type for reusable, the market is categorized into dipped gloves, knitted gloves, supported knitted gloves, and others. On the basis of protection for reusable, the market is categorized into general purpose/mechanical protection, chemical/liquid protection, and product protection. On the basis of end-use for reusable, the market is divided into machinery, oil & gas, metal fabrication, automotive, chemical, construction, plane manufacturing, food processing, office building cleaners, healthcare, and others. Region wise, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Some of the major players analyzed in this report are: Top Glove Corporation Berhad, Hartalega Holdings, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Riverstone Holdings Limited, Careplus Group Berhad, Supermax Corp., Ansell Healthcare, SHOWA, Inc., Honeywell International Inc., and Semperit AG Holding. These players have adopted investment strategies in the research and development of a new variety of Industrial gloves and the acquisition to expand their market share.
The COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented impact on the global market for industrial gloves. The need for personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent the spread of the virus has led to a massive surge in demand for gloves, primarily in the healthcare sector. The demand for gloves has also increased among the general public as people seek to protect themselves from the virus. This surge in demand had led to shortages in many parts of the world, creating significant challenges for healthcare systems and other essential industries. The shortages have been exacerbated by disruptions in the supply chain due to lockdowns, travel restrictions, and other measures implemented to contain the spread of the virus.
The pandemic led to significant price increases for gloves, with some suppliers charging several times more than the pre-pandemic prices. This put a strain on healthcare systems, as well as on individuals and businesses that needed to purchase gloves for their employees. The price increases have been driven by the shortage of supply, with many manufacturers struggling to keep up with the demand.
The surge in demand for gloves has spurred innovation in the market, with manufacturers developing new materials and technologies to improve the effectiveness of gloves and increase their durability. For example, some manufacturers have developed gloves with antimicrobial coatings to reduce the risk of contamination, while others have developed gloves with improved grip to make them more effective for use in wet conditions.
The increased innovation in the market is expected to continue in the coming years, as demand for gloves is projected to remain high even after the pandemic subsides. Despite the significant demand for gloves, the increased use of industrial gloves has raised concerns about their environmental impact. Many gloves are made from non-biodegradable materials, and the increase in demand has led to a significant increase in the amount of waste generated. Manufacturers are increasingly being encouraged to create gloves that are more environmentally sustainable by using biodegradable materials or recycling existing materials, to minimize the negative impact on the environment. In conclusion, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the global industrial gloves market.