Global Rubber Gloves Market Outlook and Forecasts 2021-2026: Outbreak of Pandemic Diseases / Increased Preference for Nitrile Gloves / Growth in Cleanroom Technology


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The rubber gloves market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 13% during the period 2021-2026.

The global rubber gloves market by revenue is expected to witness 2.1X times the growth during the forecast period. The market is highly competitive, with a high scope for revenue opportunities and market expansion.

The scope for market growth is high with new entrants entering into collaborations and strategic ventures for market expansion activities. Government agencies are also concerned with public safety and are implementing reforms in healthcare and industrial standards that involve maximizing the use of gloves at workplaces. Ethical norms and corporate procedures further act as drivers for the use of gloves.

The momentum for safety gloves is expected to shoot up that can enforce the need for new innovations and developments following the COVID-19 pandemic where the scenario for shortage supply can be more certain owing to the sudden boom.

Global Rubber Gloves Market Segmentation

This research report includes a detailed segmentation by type, end-user, category, form, distribution, geography. Despite losing a share to the nitrile segment, the natural rubber gloves segment accounted for over 40% of the total volume in 2020. North America is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period, anticipating an incremental growth of over 37 billion units.

The favorable rubber production in APAC countries is likely to sustain the market supply for natural rubber gloves. However, price fluctuations in raw materials and the increase in latex allergies are the major challenges that are expected to favor the use of synthetic ones and other alternatives.


North America is the major consumer of rubber gloves, with the US dominating and leading the market. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 further made the country to realize the potential to stock up medical supplies to tackle similar situations in the coming years.

The region has some of the most rigorous safety practices that drive demand from several industries and sectors. With the favorable scenario for the rise of domestic vendors and profitable relationships with vendors in Malaysia and Europe, the surge in demand could enforce the region to sustain as the market leader during the forecast period.

As the market is poised for growth and opportunities, the number of players operating in the market could surge, which could also witness the rise of domestic players with mergers and acquisitions through international brands. Further, innovations in synthetic rubber categories such as neoprene, polyisoprene, and TPE could stand out from the competition as the North American market is always open to new product launches.


The global rubber gloves industry is a highly competitive market with more than 250 recognized vendors across the globe. Factors such as comfort, dexterity, safety, comfort, and price play a major role in determining the demand and penetration of gloves in the market. Innovation serves as a key differentiator for brands to capitalize on the competition. Moreover, collaborations and M&A are helping companies to increase their global footprint. Major players in the industry are also consistently expanding their facilities to comply with the growing global demand from industries.


1. What is the rubber gloves market size and growth rate during the forecast period?
2. What are the factors impacting the growth of the rubber gloves market share?
3. What is the growth of the Asia Pacific rubber gloves market share during the forecast period?
4. Who are the leading vendors in the rubber gloves market?

Market Dynamics

Market Opportunities & Trends

  • Onset Of Pandemic Diseases
  • Preference For Nitrile Gloves
  • Growth In Cleanroom Technology

Market Growth Enablers

  • Concern Toward Personal Hygiene
  • Growing Medical And Surgical Applications
  • Rise In Medical Tourism
  • Rising Applications Of Reusable Gloves

Market Restraints

  • Harmful Side Effects Of Latex
  • Rise In Environmental Impacts
  • Stringent Manufacturing Regulations

Prominent Vendors

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

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Kanam Latex Industries Pvt. Ltd.
  • Unigloves (UK) Limited.
  • Supermax Corporation Berhad
  • The Glove Company
  • Cardinal Health
  • Molnlycke Health Care AB
  • Dynarex Corporation
  • Medline Industries Inc.
  • SAS Safety Corp
  • Showa
  • Venom Steel
  • Adenna LLC
  • Winmed Sdn Bhd
  • MedPride
  • Infitec Inc.
  • Superior Gloves
  • Reflexx S.p.A Unipersonale
  • Protective Industrial Products Inc.
  • T. Arista Latindo
  • Guardian Manufacturing
  • Mapa Professional
  • Granberg AS
  • Renco Corporation

Key Topics Covered:

1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope Of The Study

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Introduction
7.1 Overview
7.2 Covid-19 Impact

8 Market Opportunities & Trends

9 Market Growth Enablers

10 Market Restraints

11 Market Landscape
11.1 Market Overview
11.2 Market Size & Forecast
11.3 Five Forces Analysis

12 Type
12.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Revenue)
12.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Unit Shipments)
12.3 Market Overview
12.4 Natural

13 Synthetic
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Revenue)
13.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Unit Shipments)
13.3 Nitrile
13.4 Neoprene
13.5 PVC
13.6 Butyl
13.7 Others

14 Form
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Revenue)
14.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Unit Shipments)
14.3 Market Overview
14.4 Powdered
14.5 Powder-Free

15 Category
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Revenue)
15.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Unit Shipments)
15.3 Market Overview
15.4 Disposable
15.5 Reusable

16 End-User
16.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Revenue)
16.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Unit Shipments)
16.3 Market Overview

17 Medical
17.1 Surgical
17.2 Examination

18 Non-Medical
18.1 Food
18.2 Chemical

19 Industrial
19.1 Market Overview
19.2 Pharmaceuticals
19.3 Manufacturing & Construction
19.4 Automotive
19.5 Oil & Gas
19.6 Commercial And Others

20 Distribution
20.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Revenue)
20.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Unit Shipments)
20.3 Market Overview
20.4 Physical
20.5 Online

21 Geography
21.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Revenue)
21.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Unit Shipments)
21.3 Geographic Overview

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