Nitrile Gloves Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Nitrile Gloves Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Powdered, Powder-free), By Product (Disposable, Durable), By End-use (Automotive, Oil & Gas), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-104-2
  • Number of Report Pages: 114
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2023
  • Forecast Period: 2024 - 2030 
  • Industry: Advanced Materials

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the nitrile gloves market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for nitrile gloves market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of nitrile gloves market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Nitrile Gloves Market Categorization:

The nitrile gloves market was categorized into four segments, namely type (Powdered, Powder Free), product (Disposable, Durable), end-use (Medical & Healthcare, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Metal & Machinery, Chemical & Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Cleanroom), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The nitrile gloves market was segmented into type, product, end-use, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The nitrile gloves market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into twenty-three countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Germany; France; the UK; Italy; Russia; Spain; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Indonesia; Brazil; Argentina; Colombia; Chile; Peru; Mexico; Saudi Arabia; UAE; South Africa.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Nitrile gloves market companies & financials:

The nitrile gloves market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • Ansell Ltd. - Established in 1929 and based in Melbourne, Australia, Ansell Ltd. is a company that specializes in providing protective equipment and solutions. It operates through two main divisions: Healthcare and Industrial. Ansell serves a variety of industries such as construction, oil & gas, mining, healthcare, automotive, life sciences, food processing, and chemicals with its products and protective solutions. The Healthcare division of the company offers a range of products including surgical and examination gloves, single-use gloves for industrial applications, active infection prevention products, and healthcare safety devices. On the other hand, the Industrial division caters to industrial workers and other specialty applications by providing protective solutions like suits, clothing, gloves, and respiratory products. Ansell also designs premium protective solutions tailored for specific job roles such as guardians and care centers. The company’s products are marketed under several brand names including AlphaTec, Activarmr, Projex, Microflex, TouchNTuff, Ringers, and Hyflex. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ansell has ramped up its manufacturing and distribution capabilities to supply personal protective equipment (PPE), encompassing hand, body, respiratory, and eye protection, to healthcare professionals.

  • Top Glove Corporation Bhd - Established in 1991 and based in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Top Glove Corporation Bhd specializes in the production and distribution of gloves. The company’s product range encompasses latex, nitrile, vinyl, household, cleanroom, cast polyethylene (CPE), and surgical gloves. In addition to gloves, Top Glove also offers face masks, dental care products, and sexual wellness products. The company has partnered with Global Doctors to establish the TGGD Medical & Dental Clinic, which provides dental, specialist, and primary care services to the Setia Alam community. Top Glove has an impressive annual production capacity of 80.2 billion rubber gloves, with approximately 90% of these being exported to over 2,000 customers across 195 countries. Top Glove operates manufacturing plants and subsidiaries in various locations including the U.S., China, Thailand, and Germany, comprising 45 factories and 700 production lines. As of July 2020, the company employed over 20,000 people. The gloves produced by Top Glove are utilized in a variety of sectors such as medical, industrial, and food processing.

  • Hartalega Holdings Berhad - Established in 1988, Hartalega Holdings Berhad is a Malaysia-based company with its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. The company specializes in the production and distribution of gloves, with nitrile and latex gloves being the main products in its portfolio. These products cater to a variety of sectors such as food, healthcare, and semiconductors. Hartalega Holdings Berhad is recognized as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of nitrile gloves. As of 2020, the company aimed to increase its annual production capacity from 35 billion to 44.6 billion gloves. In December 2019, the company employed 7,800 staff across its eight manufacturing facilities. Hartalega Holdings Berhad also operates regional offices in the U.S., Australia, India, and China.

  • Unigloves (UK) Limited - Unigloves (UK) Limited, a company established in 1989 and based in Gillingham, UK, is in the business of manufacturing and distributing disposable gloves. It operates under the umbrella of UG Healthcare Corporation Ltd. and delivers more than 3 billion gloves each year to 50 different countries. The company’s product range includes gloves made from latex, nitrile, and vinyl, as well as a hybrid glove type called Unitrile. These gloves are used in various sectors such as agriculture, automotive, medical, dental, laboratory, and food handling. As of December 2019, Unigloves (UK) Limited had a workforce of 600 employees.

  • Adenna LLC - Established in 1997, Adenna LLC is a U.S.-based company with its headquarters in California. The company specializes in the production and supply of disposable gloves, safety products, washroom essentials, and wipers. It operates three manufacturing facilities in North America. Adenna LLC’s business is divided into three segments: disposable glove & safety products, wiping cloth heritage, and washroom essentials. The company manufactures nitrile gloves under various brand names including Dark Light, ProWorks, Empower, Precision, Miracle, Night Angel, and Shadow. These gloves are used in a wide range of industries such as agriculture, aviation, food, painting, tattoo, salon, veterinary, medical, dental, and pharmaceutical. Adenna LLC’s products are distributed through various channels including Cardinal Health, Henry Schein, Anda, HD Supply, Eikon, Jon-Don, and Interstate Batteries.

  • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd - Established in 1979, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd is a Malaysia-based company with its main office in Jalan Kapar. The company specializes in the production and distribution of rubber products, including molded rubber, polyurethane products, extruded rubber, and gloves. Its products are distributed to more than 130 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The company boasts an annual glove production capacity of over 28 billion pieces. Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd operates 20 manufacturing facilities, with 19 in Malaysia and one in China. As of December 2019, the company employed over 7,000 people globally. It manufactures nitrile gloves under the brand names Intouch, Chemax, and 7th Sense, which are used in various sectors such as medical, healthcare, dental, industrial safety, and janitorial services.

  • Superior Gloves - Established in 1910, Superior Gloves is a company based in Acton, Canada, specializing in the production and distribution of work gloves. The company boasts four manufacturing plants and has a presence in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Europe through its various offices. Superior Gloves offers a range of gloves, both durable and disposable. The company is self-sufficient in its value chain, possessing its own PVC dotting lines, nitrile dip and coating lines, and yarn development capability. It manufactures nitrile gloves under the brand names KeepKleen Chemstop and North Sea, which are widely used in the automotive, paint, food handling, and janitorial industries.

  • MCR Safety - Established in 1974, MCR Safety is a U.S.-based company with its headquarters in Tennessee. The company specializes in the production of personal protective equipment, including protective headgear, gloves, and bodysuits. MCR Safety operates a large distribution center spanning 500,000 square feet in Tennessee, which caters to 80% of the U.S. market. It also has distribution sites in Nevada (U.S.), Tennessee (U.S.), and Potosi (Mexico). The company offers a broad range of both disposable and durable gloves. MCR Safety manufactures nitrile gloves under the brand names NitriShield, Nitri-Chem, Nitri-Med, and DuraShield, which find applications in various industries such as janitorial, nursing, home care, painting, canning, dentistry, veterinary, and food service. Furthermore, the company maintains an in-house testing laboratory to inspect inbound shipments and products, ensuring they meet the required quality standards.

  • Supermax Corporation Berhad - Supermax Corporation Berhad, established in 1987 and based in Selangor, Malaysia, is a glove manufacturer and distributor. The company’s products reach over 160 countries worldwide. It operates eight distribution centers located in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Germany, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan, and works with more than 1,200 independent distributors globally. Supermax Corporation Berhad manufactures gloves under several brand names, including Aurelia, Supermax, Maxter, Medic-dent, and Supergloves, with Aurelia being the designated brand for its medical and industrial gloves. The company boasts an impressive annual manufacturing capacity of 24 billion pieces. Its nitrile gloves are utilized in various sectors such as dental, medical, laboratory, industrial protection, emergency medical services, and food service.

  • Ammex Corporation - Established in 1988, Ammex Corporation is a U.S.-based company with its headquarters in Washington. The company specializes in the distribution and importation of gloves. Its product range encompasses disposable gloves, work gloves, protective coverings, heat works, and microfiber towels. As of December 2019, the company employed over 275 people worldwide. Ammex Corporation distributes a variety of nitrile glove brands, including Gloveworks, Gloveplus, Ammex, and X3 Series. These gloves are used in a wide array of sectors such as industrial, automotive, chemical, food processing, plumbing, medical, dental, beauty, tattoo, and janitorial.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Nitrile Gloves Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2018 to 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Nitrile Gloves Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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