India Disposable Gloves Market Overveiw:
Disposable gloves are primarily used in the healthcare and food industry, as a protection measure to avoid cross infection between caregivers and patients. Over the past few years, various variants of disposable gloves have been developed, such as natural rubber, nitrile, vinyl, neoprene, and others. Each of the variants renders a unique benefit over conventional gloves; which in turn increases its applications in various food service, clean room, industrial application, and other industries. For instance, nitrile gloves are more puncture-resistant, frictionless, and offer longer shelf life than latex gloves. India disposable gloves market generated $303 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $760 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 12.4% from 2018 to 2025. In terms of volume, the market is growing at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2018 to 2025.
The Indian healthcare industry is witnessing considerable growth due to growth in health awareness among the population. Therefore, increasing the scope for developing disposable gloves manufacturing sites across the country, mainly in the southern zone. However, the glove manufacturers need to invest extensively to increase production capacity due to increase in the demand for disposable gloves. Moreover, India mainly depends on the import of disposable gloves due to less production capacity. For instance, the demand for disposable surgical gloves is high among the surgical team members due to the constant change of gloves during surgery, as use of single gloves for longer time is unsafe, owing to the fear of contamination, long exposure to external environment, and carelessness. Therefore, these factors are expected to fuel the growth of the market, and India is anticipated to be one of the fastest growing disposable gloves markets in Asia in the near future.
The major factors that drive the growth of the India disposable gloves market include rise in concerns for safety and hygiene and growth in number of end users. In addition, technological advancements are anticipated to propel the market growth. However, less production capacity and toxic reaction to certain gloves are expected to hamper the market growth. On the contrary, growth in healthcare sector is anticipated to provide lucrative opportunities for the India disposable glove manufacturers in the near future.
Product segment review
Based on product, the market is classified into natural rubber gloves, nitrile gloves, vinyl gloves, neoprene, polyethylene, and others. The natural rubber gloves segment generated the highest revenue in 2017 and is anticipated to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period as these gloves are widely used in healthcare settings for protection against disinfectants and other related harmful chemical agents. In addition, these are less costly as compared to nitrile and neoprene gloves.
Form segment review
Based on the form of disposable gloves, the market is bifurcated into powdered gloves and non-powdered gloves. The non-powdered gloves segment is projected to exhibit the highest growth during the forecast period as these gloves are harmless due to their powder-free nature, which decreases the chemical reaction especially during surgeries and examination processes. In addition, these non-powdered gloves are less messy than the powdered ones.
The key players operating in the India disposable gloves market include Ansell Limited, Hartalega Holdings Berhad (Gloveon), B. Braun Melsungen AG, Semperit AG Holding, Medline Industries, Inc., MRK Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., RFB Latex Limited, Primus Gloves Private Limited, Kanam Latex Industries Pvt. Ltd., and Asma Rubber Products Pvt. Ltd. The other players operating in this market include Sara Healthcare P Ltd., Vijayalakshmi Health & Surgicals Pvt. Ltd., Dahanu Rubber Gloves Manufacturing Co., Plasti Surge Industries Pvt. Ltd., Safeshield India Rubber Products Pvt. Ltd., Sara Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., and 3p India.
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India Disposable Gloves Market Report Highlights
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Key Market Players
Medline Industries, Inc., Kanam Latex Industries Pvt. Ltd., Asma Rubber Products Pvt. Ltd., Semperit AG Holding, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, MRK Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., RFB Latex Limited, Primus Gloves Private Limited, Ansell Limited
Disposable gloves form an essential part of maintaining hygienic conditions, ensuring security of patients & caregiver, and safeguarding against infections. These are used while performing laboratory experiments to ensure safety of the personnel. The usage of gloves minimizes the possibility of infection due to blood flow, pathogens, and other external factors. The advent of newer manufacturing technologies, increased awareness regarding the benefits of disposable gloves, and improved healthcare practices are expected to boost the market growth.
The market for disposable gloves is primarily driven by their requirement in medical and surgical applications to ensure safety and hygiene. In addition, increase in number of end users, such as healthcare, pharma, food industries, and others, is expected to fuel the market growth. However, toxic reaction from certain gloves and competitive pricing offered by local manufacturers are expected to hamper the market growth. Moreover, increase in healthcare expenditure and advancements in technology related to the development of novel disposable gloves are anticipated to provide lucrative opportunities for the market players in the near future.
Based on product, the natural rubber gloves segment was the highest contributor to the India market revenue, as these are widely used in healthcare settings for protection against disinfectants and other related harmful chemical agents. Also, these are less costly as compared to nitrile and neoprene gloves.