Protective Glove Market Expected To Witness A Sustainable Growth Till 2034

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The global protective glove market size is poised for significant growth, reaching US$ 21.2 billion in 2024. The sales of protective gloves are expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2024 to 2034.

The global protective glove market size is poised for significant growth, reaching US$ 21.2 billion in 2024. The sales of protective gloves are expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2024 to 2034. The demand for protective gloves is anticipated to reach a valuation of US$ 40.6 billion by 2034.

The primary catalysts advancing the growth of the disposable glove market include the expanding healthcare industry, increased accidents and injuries, a growing awareness of job hazards, and occupational safety and health laws.

Forces Steering Growth in the Protective Glove Market:

  • The adoption of protective gloves has increased across several industries, including manufacturing, chemical processing, construction, and healthcare, due to growing awareness of the significance of workplace safety and employee well-being.
  • Employers are required by strict government and industry-imposed workplace safety standards and regulations to supply the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves, to shield employees from potential risks. The demand for protective gloves is fostered by adherence to such regulations.

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Growth Avenues in the Protective Glove Industry:

  • For the safety of medical personnel and to prevent the spread of infections, protective gloves are necessary in the healthcare industry, which includes clinics, hospitals, and labs. Manufacturers of protective gloves stand to benefit greatly from the continued need for healthcare services.
  • Protective gloves are necessary to protect employees from workplace hazards in various industries, including manufacturing, construction, automotive, and chemical processing. The demand for specialized, high-quality gloves is rising as industrial activities continue to expand.

 “Growing workplace safety awareness is expected to propel significant expansion in the protective glove market. The increasing focus on employee well-being is reflected in the rising demand across various industries, which fosters expansion in the safety glove market and drives technological innovation,” opines Nikhil Kaitwade, Associate Vice President at Future Market Insights (FMI)

Key Takeaways 

  • The nitrile segment in the material category is expected to accelerate at a CAGR of 6.6% between 2024 and 2034.
  • In the type category, the reusable segment is predicted to thrive at a CAGR of 6.5% through 2034.
  • The United States safety glove market is anticipated to evolve at a CAGR of 6.9% through 2034.
  • The United Kingdom protective glove market is envisioned to develop at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2024 to 2034.
  • China’s safety glove market is expected to surge at a CAGR of 7.2% through 2034.
  • The South Korean protective glove market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8.0% between 2024 and 2034.
  • The Japan disposable glove market is likely to exhibit a CAGR of 7.4% through 2034.

Competitive Landscape

Protective glove market players are planning ahead to boost their sales in profitable regions and are implementing a range of penetration techniques. Some strategies in the safety glove market include product launches, alliances, acquisitions, partnerships, and the attraction of local and international distribution networks.

Top Players in the Protective Glove Market

  • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
  • Top Glove Corporation Berhad
  • Ansell group
  • Hartalega Holdings Berhad

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Notable Developments:

  • GIIB Holdings Bhd announced in May 2022 that its first glove production facility had opened. The company disclosed that the new manufacturing facility, established by its subsidiary GIIB Healthcare Products Sdn Bhd with a 51% ownership stake, features five double former glove-dipping production lines capable of producing 1.05 billion units annually.
  • Kimberly-Clark Professional disclosed that Kimtech Opal Nitrile Gloves were introduced in January 2022. According to the company, the newly introduced industrial gloves were designed for strong tactile sensitivity and enhanced comfort during extended wear. The gloves are marketed to have a unique skin-protection feature called Low Derma Technology.

Key Segments

By Material:

  • Nitrile
  • Latex
  • Neoprene
  • Leather
  • Vinyl
  • Others

By Type:

  • Reusable
  • Disposable

By Application:

  • Chemical
  • Mechanical
  • Biological
  • Thermal
  • Others

By End-use Industry:

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania

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