GVR Report cover Americas Reusable Gloves Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Americas Reusable Gloves Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material (Natural Rubber, Nitrile), By End-use (Construction, Manufacturing), By Country, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

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Market Size & Trends

The Americas reusable gloves market size was estimated at USD 4.4 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9% from 2023 to 2030. The market is expected to witness growth due to the rising awareness among industry players regarding the significance of ensuring the health and safety of employees in workplaces. This heightened awareness can be attributed to increasingly strict occupational safety regulations and the substantial expenses linked to workplace hazards, both of which are poised to act as drivers for market expansion.

U.S. Reusable Gloves Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The efforts and investments are expected to increase the workforce required in the manufacturing sector, which will in turn boost the demand for flame-resistant, cut-resistant, and chemical-resistant reusable gloves. These reusable gloves are made from thicker and more robust materials, making them more durable and resistant to wear & tear. For instance, in March 2023, the Mexican government unveiled a comprehensive strategy aimed at attracting businesses to the country. This strategy, known as the Inter-Oceanic Corridor Plan, involves the establishment of ten new industrial parks spanning the route that connects the Pacific port of Salina Cruz in Oaxaca state to the Gulf coast hub of Coatzacoalcos in Veracruz state.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's 2022 report, approximately 23% of all work-related injuries involved damage to the hands and fingers, which made hand wounds the most prevalent type of preventable injuries. In New York, for example, workers commonly experience hand injuries, such as cuts, fractures, burns, crush injuries, and puncture wounds, which are not only frequent but also severe. The growing emphasis on safety and security in workplaces across the U.S. is likely to positively influence the growth of the market. In addition, employers are increasingly recognizing the importance of ensuring the safety of their workers. This heightened awareness has led to a greater demand for protective gear like reusable gloves, which can reduce the risk of hand injuries in various industries.

The U.S. has also witnessed growth in its industrial production from quarter three of 2021 to quarter two of 2023. This growth of the industrial sector is likely to be facilitated by various efforts and initiatives to revive domestic manufacturing and reduce the dependency on imports. Furthermore, various new projects that are lined up in the U.S. industrial sector are likely to create a surge in demand for reusable gloves over the forecast period. For instance, in March 2022, Amazon HQ2 in Virginia unveiled plans to expand its footprint, encompassing the construction of two LEED-certified buildings, each soaring 22 stories high, worth 2.1 million sq. ft. of office space for Amazon. Increasing projects across the U.S. are expected to increase the demand for reusable gloves as appropriate hand protection for workers to avoid injuries from sharp edges, splinters, or rough surfaces while loading and unloading cargo in transportation facilities.

Due to strict regulations and significant expenses associated with workplace hazards, there is a growing recognition within the industrial sector of the paramount importance of ensuring the safety and security of workers. Safeguarding employees has become a top priority. To mitigate workplace risks and their detrimental effects on operational expenses in terms of compensation and legal settlements, businesses have given top priority to worker safety and implemented stringent safety regulations. The expansion of industrial activities, combined with these rigorous rules, is expected to have a beneficial influence on the demand for reusable gloves across various industries.

The growth of the construction industry in the U.S. is primarily fueled by population increase, elevated government expenditures, and private investments. Moreover, the growing requirements of various industries to carry out floor space expansions have led to an increase in the construction of new facilities and renovation of the existing ones in the country. This, in turn, drives the demand for reusable gloves as they are used for heavy-duty tasks being performed in the construction industry, including rough material handling, welding, and power tool work.

Material Insights

Based on material, the nitrile segment dominated the market in 2022 with a market share of 37.2% in terms of revenue. The demand for reusable gloves developed from nitrile is expected to increase significantly in the Americas owing to their surging adoption in the construction, manufacturing, chemicals, mining, and oil & gas industries. More resistance is offered by nitrile reusable gloves to puncture and chemicals than that by reusable gloves developed from vinyl and latex. Therefore, these properties are anticipated to augment the growth of the nitrile reusable gloves segment during the forecast period.

The demand for nylon gloves is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8.7% over the forecast period. Nylon gloves offer lightness and breathability, resulting in superior comfort and dexterity for users. These gloves can be used multiple times as they are wear and tear resistant, thereby reducing the requirement for frequent replacements. They are increasingly being adopted for use in different applications in different industries. This fuels the growth of the nylon reusable gloves segment over the forecast period.

End-use Insights

In terms of end-use, the manufacturing segment led the market in 2022 with a revenue share of 17.8%. Reusable gloves are extensively used in the manufacturing industry for various tasks, including assembly, painting, welding, and handling sharp and heavy materials. Nitrile and latex gloves are commonly used to protect workers from chemicals, oils, and mechanical hazards. Reusable gloves help workers avoid injuries and provide dexterity for precise assembly and maintenance tasks. Moreover, in the manufacturing end-use industry, cut-resistant reusable gloves are widely utilized as these gloves are made from materials like Kevlar or high-performance polyethylene (HPPE) and provide excellent protection against cuts, slashes, and abrasions. They are essential for workers handling sharp objects, such as metal, glass, or machinery components.

Americas Reusable Gloves Market share and size, 2022

The chemical segment is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR of 9.2% over the forecast period. In the chemicals industry, reusable gloves are considered crucial when it comes to ensuring the health and safety of the personnel involved in hazardous activities. Proper selection and utilization of suitable reusable gloves aid in hazard prevention, such as preventing injuries or burns to the hand. The rapid expansion of the chemical and petrochemical industry in the U.S., along with stringent safety regulations, is expected to have a positive impact on the demand for reusable gloves over the forecast period.

Countries Insights

The U.S. led the market in 2022 with a revenue share of 56.6%. The U.S. places a strong emphasis on occupational safety and compliance with safety regulations. This focus continues to drive the demand for reusable gloves across various industries, including manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and more. The rise of e-commerce has made it easier for consumers and businesses in the U.S. to access a wide variety of reusable gloves through online platforms, contributing to increased accessibility, as well as competition, in the market.

The market in Argentina is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.4% over the forecast period. Transportation, oil & gas, and manufacturing are three major end-use industries of reusable gloves in the country. A stable government, coupled with GDP growth, is expected to drive the oil & gas exploration and production in Argentina. This, in turn, is anticipated to influence the use of the market in the country. Moreover, the growing penetration of this equipment in the manufacturing and transportation industries, owing to increasing awareness pertaining to employee safety, is expected to positively influence the growth of the market in Argentina over the forecast period.

Increasing private investments in the construction of commercial malls, mixed-use buildings (such as offices, housing units, and commercial spaces), and industrial buildings (such as distribution and production facilities) are projected to fuel the growth of the construction industry in Mexico during the forecast period. Such projects are expected to drive the demand for reusable gloves, particularly the ones crafted from cotton. These gloves are well suited for general construction activities that demand dexterity, such as the handling of small tools and materials.

The rising employment rate in the mining industry, an increasing number of mining infrastructure development projects, and surging investments in this industry in Peru are anticipated to positively fuel the growth of the market for reusable gloves. This is because these gloves form a crucial layer in protecting the hands of miners, reducing the risk of injuries, cuts, abrasions, burns, and chemical exposure. For instance, as outlined in the 2021 Portfolio of Mining Construction Projects released by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru, the country is witnessing 43 major ongoing projects, which are in various stages of development, targeting diverse metals and minerals. The cumulative investment in these projects exceeds USD 53.00 billion.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The Americas market is highly fragmented, with numerous small-to-large manufacturers and suppliers competing for market share. This fragmentation offers a wide selection of gloves, materials, and customization choices to buyers while catering to specific industry needs. To meet the rising demand from a diverse range of industries, the market players are pursuing business growth through strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of new manufacturing facilities, and geographic expansion initiatives.

For instance, in February 2022, SHOWA Group revealed its plans to expand its facility in Alabama, resulting in a boost to its annual production capacity of nitrile gloves to 2.8 billion units. Some prominent players in the Americas reusable gloves market include:

  • The Glove Company


  • Superior Glove

  • MCR Safety

  • United Glove


  • Kimberly-Clark Corp.

  • The Globus Group

  • Newell Co.

  • Altex Gloves USA, LLC

Americas Reusable Gloves Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 4.7 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 8.0 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 7.9 % from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company market position analysis, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Material, end-use, country

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Brazil; Argentina; Colombia; Peru; Central America

Key companies profiled

The Glove Company; SHOWA GROUP; Superior Glove; MCR Safety; United Glove; ANSELL LTD.; Kimberly-Clark Corp.; The Globus Group; Newell Co.; Altex Gloves USA, LLC

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Americas Reusable Gloves Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at a country level and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Americas reusable gloves market report based on material, end-use, and country:

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Natural Rubber/Latex

    • Nitrile

    • Leather

    • Nylon

    • Vinyl

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Construction

    • Manufacturing

    • Oil & Gas

    • Chemicals

    • Food

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Healthcare

    • Transportation

    • Mining

    • Household

    • Others

  • Country Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Colombia

    • Peru

    • Central America

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