Surgical Glove Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Material (Latex, Nitrile, PI (Polyisoprene), Neoprene (Polychloroprene)), By End-User (Hospitals & Clinics, Ambulatory Surgery Centers), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Apr 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061612197
  • Pages : 112

The surgical glove market, which was valued at US$2,948.976 million in 2022, is estimated to reach US$5,095.528 million in 2029 at a compound annual growth rate of 8.13%.

Surgical gloves are a type of disposable glove that is designed particularly for surgeries to protect patients, surgeons, or doctors from any kind of contamination. The surgical glove, which is one type of medical glove, is specifically made up of either latex or nitrile, which is a synthetic material, and other different polymers. They are powdered with cornstarch, which makes it easy to wear these gloves on your hands. However, the regulation put on the restriction on using these powdered gloves will hamper the market’s growth. Due to their use in surgeries, surgical gloves are made to higher standards. They are precise in sizing, have better precision, and are highly sensitive. Increasing awareness of hospital-acquired infections and an increase in surgical interventions have been attributed to the increasing demand for surgical gloves, which has led to market growth worldwide.

The pandemic has had a positive impact on the global surgical glove market owing to the rising demand for gloves and protection solutions all over the world to prevent the spread of contamination. Surgical gloves are a very essential part of these kits. As even the reuse of PPE kits is to be avoided as per the suggestions by the United States FDA, the demand is expected to increase in the future. Furthermore, according to the regulations by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, as part of the precautions to reduce the spread of contamination, the use of gloves should be increased in hospitals as well as in the community. These developments have paved the way for the increase in demand for surgical gloves.

Market Drivers:

  • The rising number of surgical interventions is anticipated to propel the surgical glove market growth.

The number of surgical procedures is growing globally. The number of individuals suffering from injuries and the increase in the number of road accidents and other accidents are paving the way for surgical procedures. Additionally, the increase in advanced technologies regarding plastic surgeries has also created an urge in many individuals to opt for such surgeries in recent times. These advancements have also become a boon to many handicapped individuals. For instance, in the year 2019, at NYU Langone Health Hospital, a team carried out a first-hand transplant. This technology is spreading in other developing countries as well.

Likewise, chronic diseases such as cancer have increased the success rate of their treatment globally. Data published by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in 2019 indicates that around 31.7% of total births in the United States were by the Caesarean section method. Hence, to meet the increasing demand for surgical procedures worldwide, the demand for surgical gloves is increasing at a faster pace.

Moreover, the increasing awareness of clinical hygiene among surgeons and the demand for surgical gloves have driven the demand for surgical gloves for the last few decades. The surgical glove market will be dominated by nitrile and powder-free gloves. As polymer latex is associated with many allergic properties, nitrile surgical gloves have been a nonallergic substitute for these latex gloves.

The awareness regarding the benefits of nitrile gloves is increasing, specifically in the medical field, which is gradually increasing its preference by surgeons. This led to rising demand for nitrile surgical gloves. Thus, this segment is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. However, due to the availability of latex gloves, the position of latex gloves in the market is still untouched.

Latest Developments:

  • May 2023- Ansell, the world's top provider of branded surgical gloves, received the highest recyclability certification from Institut Cyclos-HTP (CHI), confirming an AAA rating for its SMART Pack™ packaging. This certification reflects Ansell's commitment to sustainable packaging design and authenticity, tested in 32 countries through its SMART Pack™ initiative.
  • December 2022- Semperit AG Holding signed a contract with Southeast Asian glove producer HARPS GLOBAL PTE. LTD. to sell its medical business, including surgical and examination gloves. The deal, signed in Vienna, is expected to be completed in Q2 2023. The buyer continues contract manufacturing for several years, with a sales price of EUR 115 million, subject to price adjustment mechanisms.
  • May 2022- Globus Group introduced the ultimate single-use glove range for industry and healthcare, featuring premium, 100% nitrile gloves under the medically graded Hakia and industrial Skytec brands. These gloves are designed for various applications and industries, including healthcare, food industry, pharmaceutical, laboratories, automotive, and engineering. Utilizing advanced manufacturing practices, these gloves have been rigorously tested and inspected for quality and chemical resistance.

Company Product:

  • GAMMEX® NON-LATEX SENSITIVE- GAMMEX® Non-Latex Sensitive surgical gloves are sterile, non-latex neoprene gloves manufactured by Ansell Healthcare. They offer superior sensitivity and dexterity, with a 30% thinner, chemical accelerator-free formulation for allergy protection. The gloves have a micro-textured finish for secure instrument grip and handling and ultra-thin technology for enhanced comfort. They are chemically tested for use with chemotherapy drugs, as per ASTM D6978.
  • Surgical Latex Powder Free 7.5 Mil- Hartalega Holdings Berha's Surgical Latex Powder Free 7.5 Mil is a natural latex glove designed for free range motion and minimal hand fatigue. It offers excellent fit and comfort, can be used as an all-purpose glove or outer glove, and is powder-free, reducing the risk of powder-related complications and promoting a clean surgical environment.
  • Sterile Latex Surgical Powder Free Glove- Top Glove Corporation Bhd. manufactures the sterile Latex Surgical Powder-Free Glove, known for its elasticity and softness, providing biological barrier protection, fit, comfort, dexterity, and flexibility. The glove's fully anatomical design with curved fingers minimizes hand fatigue during surgical procedures. Its palm textured surface enhances grip and control, while the polymer-coated interior ensures smooth donning. The glove is manufactured under QSR (GMP), ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 13485:2016 quality standards, conforming to ASTM D3577, EN455, and ISO 10282 standards and meeting PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 requirements.

Market Segmentation:

  • By Material
    • Latex
    • Nitrile
    • PI (Polyisoprene)
    • Neoprene (Polychloroprene)
  • By End-user
    • Hospitals & Clinics
    • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • 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

1.8. Key Benefits to the Stakeholder


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Processes


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces 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

4.5. Analyst View


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Latex

5.2.1. Market Opportunities and Trends

5.2.2. Growth Prospects

5.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.3. Nitrile

5.3.1. Market Opportunities and Trends

5.3.2. Growth Prospects

5.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.4. PI (Polyisoprene)

5.4.1. Market Opportunities and Trends

5.4.2. Growth Prospects

5.4.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.5. Neoprene (Polychloroprene)

5.5.1. Market Opportunities and Trends

5.5.2. Growth Prospects

5.5.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Hospitals and Clinics

6.2.1. Market Opportunities and Trends

6.2.2. Growth Prospects

6.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.3. Ambulatory Surgery Centers

6.3.1. Market Opportunities and Trends

6.3.2. Growth Prospects

6.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. By Material

7.2.2. By End-User

7.2.3. By Country USA Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Canada Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Mexico Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects

7.3. South America

7.3.1. By Material

7.3.2. By End-User

7.3.3. By Country Brazil Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Argentina Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Others Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. By Material

7.4.2. By End-User

7.4.3. By Country Germany Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects France Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects United Kingdom Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Italy Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Spain Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Others Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. By Material

7.5.2. By End-User

7.5.3. By Country South Africa Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Saudi Arabia Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Others Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. By Material

7.6.2. By End-User

7.6.3. By Country China Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Japan Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects South Korea Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects India Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Thailand Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Taiwan Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Indonesia Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects Others Market Opportunities and Trends Growth Prospects


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Market Share Analysis

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Competitive Dashboard


9.1. Ansell Limited

9.2. INitrile

9.3. Mölnlycke Health Care AB 

9.4. Cardinal Health

9.5. Medline Industries, Inc.

9.6. B. Braun Melsungen AG      

9.7. Vulkan Medical, a.s.   

9.8. Top Glove Corporation Bhd        

9.9. Sempermed (A Part of Semperit Ag Holding)      

9.10. RFB Latex Limited    

9.11. Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd

Ansell Limited


Mölnlycke Health Care AB

Cardinal Health

Medline Industries, Inc.

B. Braun Melsungen AG     

Vulkan Medical, a.s.  

Top Glove Corporation Bhd       

Sempermed (A Part of Semperit Ag Holding)     

RFB Latex Limited   

Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd