Dublin, March 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Nitrile Gloves - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
As the most favored glove material among healthcare workers, Nitrile Gloves are projected to reach a market size US$66. 8 billion by 2027, driven largely by the novel corona virus spreading rapidly across the globe.
Nitrile gloves come available in powdered or powder-free variants, and are flexible, easily fits various hand sizes, protein-free, latex-free, chemical and puncture resistant, high levels of protection and durability, retains sensitivity to touch, and are free from allergies and skin irritation.
Shortage of gloves as the current pandemic rages on is pushing up demand for gloves sky high and because of its heavy-duty protection, nitrile gloves are fast becoming the ideal protective gear to survive the pandemic. By far the worst and the most deadly pandemic in recent history with death tolls surpassing that of MERS (850) and SARS (770), consumers are rushing to pharmacies to buy protective gloves creating. The death toll currently stands at 134,677 and continues to rise at alarming speeds. As the health crisis continues to deepen, the world is scrambling to meet a critical shortage of protective wear. With studies proving gloves to be effective in protecting against covid-19, what the world needs now are medical gloves. Over 80 million gloves are needed by COVID-19 health response teams each month worldwide.
Over 45% increase in personal protective equipment (PPE) production is needed to meet the world`s rising demand to fight the pandemic. A frightening crisis is now unfolding, as growing numbers of frontline healthcare workers get infected due to shortage of protective gear. As a result per capita consumption of medical gloves, especially examination gloves is expected to witness a sudden temporary spike as the pandemic continues to ravage the world.
As distressed governments float global tenders for PPE equipment, glove manufacturers are being pushed into overdrive as they struggle to meet the spike in demand. Top Glove Corporation, the world`s largest manufacturer of medical gloves, is modifying its production lines to meet increased demand and close the demand and supply gap. Disruptions nevertheless are creating serious risks with companies grappling with massive shortage of workers.
Staging an early recovery from the pandemic, China`s restarting of medical supplies production for global exports offers hope in easing the pressure at least partially. Under this scenario of changing dynamics, the market is ready for significant upward revision in growth forecasts in the short-term.
Nitrile gloves are available in varied lengths from forearm to wrists. Some widely used nitrile gloves` applications include laboratory testing and examination gloves, while improved strength of the gloves is leading to their varied uses in several end-use industries. The applications of the gloves range from handling harmful materials that include chemotherapy chemicals to the regular exam room checks. While nitrile gloves are more expensive than PVC gloves, they offer more functionality and are more flexible compared to PVC. Nitrile stretches more and enables relaxed and flexible hand movement even in prolonged wear. Nitrile rubber is a synthetic rubber copolymer of butadiene and acrylonitrile.
This rubber generally exhibits strong resistance to fuel, oil and chemicals, although the chemical and physical characteristics vary based on the polymer`s composition of nitrile. The resilience of this rubber makes it highly beneficial for manufacturing examination, cleaning and disposable lab gloves, enabling manufacturers to charge a premium when compared to natural rubber gloves. Nitrile gloves can be produced with reduced wall thickness, which enables glove producers to optimize cost of raw materials.
Key Topics Covered:
I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE
II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. MARKET OVERVIEW
Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession
Europe's Massive Rate of Infections Among Healthcare Workers is a Warning to the World of the Heavy Price to Pay If the War Against the Virus is Waged Without Protective Gear
Nitrile Gloves: A Prelude
Nitrile Gloves: An Effective Synthetic Alternative to Natural Rubber Latex Gloves
Synthetic Materials and Their Forte in a Nutshell
Factors Hampering Growth
Powder Free Gloves Register Strong Growth
Healthcare Segment Witnesses Rapid Growth
Developing Countries Hotspots for Future Growth
Nitrile Gloves Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019
Top Four Gloves Manufacturers Worldwide: Capacity in Billion Pieces
Hartalega Leads in Nitrile Gloves Segment
Hartalega's NGC Project: Capacity and Timelines
Recent Market Activity
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
Focus on Hand Hygiene to Curb Rising Incidence of Hospital Acquired Infections Propels Market Growth
Leading Nosocomial Infections in the US: Percentage Breakdown of Healthcare Cost from Leading Five Infections
Rise in Number of Diagnostic Laboratories Spurs Demand for Medical Gloves
Growth in the Food Processing Sector and Emphasis on Food Safety Augurs Well for Nitrile Gloves Market
Global Sales of Processed Foods in US$ Trillion: 2014-2024
Rising Importance of Hand Protection Supports Demand for Protective Gloves in the Industrial Sector
Untapped Potential in Asia as Measured by Lower Per Capita Glove Usage, Throws the Region into the Spotlight as the Focal Point for Future Growth in the Protective Gloves Market: Per Capita Glove Usage (In Pcs) by Select Country/Region
Industry Witnessed Increased Demand for Micro-Roughened Nitrile Gloves
Companies Explore the Recycling of Medical Gloves
Manufacturers Focus on Biodegradable Gloves and Other Innovations
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
III. MARKET ANALYSIS
GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS
Total Companies Profiled: 146
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