Global Protective Gloves Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Material (Latex, Nitrile, Neoprene, Others), By Type (Re-usable, Disposable), By End-User (Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Construction, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jul 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615799
  • Pages : 148

The global protective gloves market is projected to grow strongly during the forecast period

A protective glove is used to protect hands from threats such as wounds, chemical burns, harm, infection, breaking, or contact with biohazards. The global industry growth will be fueled by rising worker safety awareness and rising occupational dangers in the mining, medical care, building, chemical, oil & gas, and manufacturing industries. The global protective gloves market size is also increasing due to supportive regulatory standards designed to reduce occupational risk across multiple industries. A million workers suffer hand injuries each year, and 110,000 of those injuries cause lost time, according to the US Bureau of Labour Statistics.

Rising demand for disposable gloves

The global protective gloves market size is anticipated to expand due to the expanding product demand in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food processing, oil & gas, and medical industries. The industry trend will be aided by growing worries about skin illnesses, particularly in the industrial area, and raising awareness of worker safety and health. The market may benefit from technological advancement coupled with the availability of specially designed gloves catering to particular enterprises. Due to severe government regulations governing doctors' safety, the protective glove market in the medical care, research lab, and pharmaceuticals sectors may expand.

Increasing demand in the healthcare industry

Workers in the healthcare sector are more likely to experience severe allergic responses to latex. In the healthcare industry, about 1 in 10 workers have latex allergy or sensitivities. Hives, a runny or stuffy nose, and itching are some latex allergy symptoms. It may result in chest tightness, wheezing, and other asthma symptoms. The signs typically appear a minute after being exposed to latex products. Food allergies result from latex allergies. The allergic latex protein found in latex glove products might cause allergic skin issues when coming into direct touch with it. Many hospitals have moved to protective gloves in order to prevent these allergies, which can open up lucrative market potential.

Rapid expansion of the construction sector will spur market expansion.

The manufacture of safety gloves is influenced by variables including the rising number of construction workers and the global increase in fatalities. The hands of construction workers are frequently exposed to a variety of risks on the job site. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics reports that each year, around 110,000 hand injury cases result in fatalities in the construction industry. Whereas roughly 30% of injuries are brought on by using the wrong or poorly-fitting gloves, and about 70% of injuries are caused by employees not wearing gloves which increases the need and leads to an increase in the global protective gloves market share.

North America is projected to dominate the global protective gloves market

During the projected period, the North American region is anticipated to lead the global protective gloves market as a result of rising health consciousness and legislation requiring the use of safety gloves in various industries. The region has adopted the product as a result of strict regulatory rules protecting the worker's health security. The National Security Council (NSC) and the U.S. government are working to avoid all unintentional health harm. Department of Labour encouraged the use of protective measures in high-health risk areas. Protective gloves are rated according to a uniform numeric rating system in accordance with ANSI/ISEA 105 (American National Standard for Hand Protection).

Skin allergies caused by latex materials hinder the growth

Natural rubber latex is derived from the sap of the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis, which grows in Southeast Asia and Africa. People who become sensitized to or allergic to the proteins found in natural rubber latex experience allergic reactions to the items created with latex. The most prevalent material found in many dental and medical products is latex which hinders the global protective gloves market. Disposable gloves, syringe dental dams, catheters, stethoscopes, dressings, bandages, airway & intravenous tubing, and catheters are some of them.

Market Key Developments

  • In May 2023, Saltsen launched the Rayza RX562 and the Rayza RX563 two new models of cut-resistant gloves that are made of 21-gauge material. This range is ideal for situations when manual accuracy and touch sensitivity are required, even for the most difficult tasks.  M&E, signals, technology, and communications are a few examples. In reality, thanks to the highly developed engineering of this line, it is no longer necessary to remove gloves before working because three-digit gloves that don't protect the fingertips or disposable nitrile gloves for precise operations are no longer necessary.
  • In April 2023, Pyramex® announced the release of its new GL3000 Series Arc Flash Protection gloves. For workers who may experience an arc flash occurrence while performing their duties, the series now offers two new glove alternatives that are built for comfort, fit, and dexterity. These gloves are intended to offer top-notch protection. Both of Pyramex's new GL3000 arc flash protection gloves have completed thorough testing in accordance with the NFPA 70E standard using the ASTM F2675 test technique. They offer superior defence against category 4 arc flash occurrences. Additionally, both gloves have been certified as fire-resistant (FR) in accordance with NFPA 2112's section 8.8.
  • On May 2022, Globus Group introduces the ideal single-use glove line for the business and healthcare sectors, which is known for its quality, innovation, and affordability. These hand protectors have been built specifically for a variety of uses and industries, including healthcare, the food industry, pharmaceuticals, laboratories, the automotive industry, and engineering under the medically rated Hakia and commercial Skytec brands. All gloves have undergone thorough testing and inspection using some of the most cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, yielding the highest levels of durability and chemical resistance. The non-latex and powder-free single-use gloves, which come in a range of thicknesses, lengths, and finishes, are ideal for any workforce.
  • In June 2021, A new line of G-Tek® VR-XTM gloves with a proprietary new coating technology has been launched by Protective Industrial Products, Inc. ("PIP®"), a world authority on hand safety and PPE for the retail, construction, and industrial sectors. This introduces a new category of multifaceted hand protection for workers. The new G-Tek® VR-XTM range was created as the first reusable work glove tested and approved to the EN 374 standard for absorption and microbe penetration to provide superior barrier protection against liquids and bacteria (patent pending 63/119,080).


  • By Material
    • Latex
    • Nitrile
    • Neoprene
    • Others
  • By Type
    • Re-usable
    • Disposable
  • By End-User
    • Healthcare
    • Food & Beverage
    • Construction
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Latex

5.3. Nitrile

5.4. Neoprene

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Re-usable

6.3. Disposable


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Healthcare

7.3. Food & Beverage

7.4. Construction

7.5. Others


8.1. Introduction 

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. France

8.4.3. United Kingdom

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East And Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Taiwan

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. Ansell Limited

10.2. Top Glove Corporation BHD

10.3. Honeywell International Inc.

10.4. Hartalega Holdings Berhad

10.5. Kossan Rubber Industries BHD

10.6. W.W.Grainger, Inc.

10.7. Supermax Corporation Berhad

10.8. 3M Company

10.9. Kimberly-Clark Corporation

10.10. Protective Industrial Products, Inc.

Ansell Limited

Top Glove Corporation BHD

Honeywell International Inc.

Hartalega Holdings Berhad

Kossan Rubber Industries BHD

W.W.Grainger, Inc.

Supermax Corporation Berhad

3M Company

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Protective Industrial Products, Inc

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