Nonwoven Disposable Gloves Market (By Technology: Spunlace/Spunbond, Wetlaid, Airlaid, Needle Punched, Others; By Product: Pre-soaped, Non-soaped) - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2019 - 2026

Category : Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals | Published at : August-2019 | Delivery Format : PDF | Status: Published | Pages : 190


According to Acumen Research and Consulting, the global nonwoven disposable gloves market is expected to grow at a CAGR around of 4.8% over the forecast time period and reach around US$ 970 million by 2026.

The report provides analysis of global nonwoven disposable gloves market for the period 2015-2026, wherein 2019 to 2026 is the forecast period and 2018 is considered as the base year. 

Market Insights

Disposable nonwoven gloves are mainly used in the health and food industries to protect against cross-infection between carers and patients. Different versions of disposable gloves, like natural rubber, nitrile, vinyl, neoprene and others, have been created in recent years. Each of the versions offers a distinctive advantage over standard gloves; in turn, they are used in multiple food services, clean rooms, manufacturing apps and other sectors.

The increased demand for disposable nonwoven gloves in healthcare is expected to increase market growth in the forecast period. Market growth can also be ascribed to an increase in geriatric population susceptibility to diseases.The primary products that are used for nonwoven gloves are cotton, polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and viscose. Most products are produced in conjunction with two fabrics, including cotton & PE and PET & viscose to increase consumer efficiency by decreasing the danger of contamination. The technique is expected to increase its general share with strong penetration of the manufacture of smooth nonwoven goods with strong resistance, even surface and outstanding processability. Spunbonded products are highly penetrated in the USA due to the early implementation and cost-effectiveness of the technology.

The OSHA and the National Health Service (NHS) have laid down laws on the use of gloves in medical apps to avoid contamination. In the United States, the Use of Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) under the OHSA is mandated by federal rules to remove any foreseeable risk to personnel's health and to ensure safety at work. Factors such as unfavorable financial circumstances, fluctuating prices for raw materials and elevated R&D investment are anticipated to hamper sector development over the predicted era. Furthermore, rigid laws relating to both emerging and advanced medical textiles are expected to limit the development of the industry for disposable nonwoven gloves during the forecast period. The manufacture of nonwoven fabrics with improved characteristics, such as anti-microbial characteristics and elevated absorption to decrease cross-contamination, are anticipated to generate fresh business possibilities. Furthermore, increased consumer knowledge of hospital-acquired infections has caused the use of sophisticated, nonwoven devices.

Segment Analysis

In 2018, the punching and spunbond section became the dominant section. Due to increased R&D operations, the sector is anticipated to obtain traction and deliver tearproof and smooth nonwoven goods for use in applications sectors such as medicine. Spunlace technology provides the product a lightweight, versatile framework, strong tear resistance and liquid storage ability. Spunbonded technique provides great processing for nonwoven products. This means that this production method is cost-effective and environmentally friendly and therefore accounts for a significant business share.

The section of aircraft technology is expected to record greatest CAGR development. The development can be ascribed to the small density and elevated hardness of non-woven materials provided by technology. Airlaid paper is produced from binders, polyesters, viscose and natural & synthetic brief fibers that contribute to offering high density of the unwoven goods used for manufacturing disposable pads.

The highest development pace is anticipated in the printed technology section over the forecast period. Gloves generated through this technique are used to absorb and wipe water, oil and clean hospital, nursing home and home care bedridden patients. Increased use of needle-punched gloves is anticipated to increase technology requirement in the predicted era. The segment of non-soaped disposable gloves became the leader in 2018. The sector is anticipated to experience increased demand as the item is cost-effective, and provides an effective alternative to avoid micro-organisms from being transferred to the atmosphere as gloves are disposed of instantly after use.

Unsoaped jet gloves can be used with soap, water and lotion directly as well. They give elevated tear strength, leave less fiber behind and are extremely absorbent after use. These gloves are used solely during motherhood, ambulance and child care in clinics, health care facilities and households. In health centres, pre-soaped nonwoven gloves are used mainly where there is an elevated danger of cross-contamination and hospital-acquired infection. These gloves are impregnated with cleaning soap, which facilitate risk-free cleansing and moisturizes the skin. Increasing allergies, infectious illnesses and skin exposure will increase demand for pre-saped goods which in turn will cause the segment's development. Mild effective substances such as aloe vera and glycerin allantoin are used by manufacturers of pre-soaped nonwoven disposable products to guarantee sanitary washing.

Regional Stance

North America appeared as the world's major region in 2018. Due to the accessibility of a well-established healthcare industry and elevated customer knowledge about hygiene, health and security, demand for products in North America is anticipated to increase. A substantial development pace is anticipated for the European industry in nonwoven disposable gloves over the prediction era. This can be ascribed to elevated consumer supply in markets like Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Russia. Furthermore, Europe is a leading importer of medical goods and, because of its strong regional demands, produces premium value, environmentally friendly and effective nonwoven disposable products.

In Asia Pacific, China was a significant customer and a significant market share for 2018 due to elevated consumption and output. The country's demand for medical products has greatly increased factors such as increasing geriatric population, the disposable income, health care expenditures and living standards. The country's increasing middle class population and disposable revenue are anticipated to boost medical expenditure and thus increase the requirement for medical goods such as disposable gloves.

Market Segmentation

Global Nonwoven Disposable Gloves Market, by Technology

  • Spunlace/Spunbond
  • Wetlaid
  • Airlaid
  • Needle Punched
  • Others

 Global Nonwoven Disposable Gloves Market, by Product       

  • Pre-soaped
  • Non-soaped

 Global Nonwoven Disposable Gloves Market, by Geography

  • North America.
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

The market research study on “Nonwoven Disposable Gloves Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Technology, Product and Region - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2019 - 2026” offers detailed insights on global Nonwoven Disposable Gloves market segments with market dynamics and their impact. The report also covers basic technology development policies.

Key Players & Strategies

The key players operating in the market include A.M.G. Medical, Inc., Medical Depot, Inc. and dba Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare. Major competitors are concentrating on fresh brand launches, purchases, developments in current products and techniques and other policies to grow and reinforce their business. The most important strategic inferences were technological partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, inorganic growing companies and product range, followed by main competitors in the sector.

Keeping stronger competition and investing in the development of their companies to preserve a major role on the market are key participants in inorganic development. Asian companies lead the global industry compared to European and North American producers, because they can deliver premium products at reduced rates. North American and European businesses are concentrating on extending their portfolio through the use of fresh products and techniques to support their products on the market.

The main strategic activities for major players in the sector were effective inorganic development through merger and takeover, technological development to improve surge transport capacity together with the expansion of production facilities for economies of scale.

Frequently Asked Questions

The nonwoven disposable gloves are mainly used in the health and food industries to protect against cross-infection between carers and patients.

According to Acumen Research and Consulting, the nonwoven disposable gloves market value is anticipated to be worth around US$ 970 million in 2026.

The nonwoven disposable gloves market is anticipated to grow over 4.8% CAGR during the forecast period 2019 to 2026.

North America held maximum share in 2018 for nonwoven disposable gloves market.

Asia Pacific is projected to grow at a fast pace during forecast period in the nonwoven disposable gloves market.

The nonwoven disposable gloves market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and The Middle East & Africa (LAMEA).

The key players operating in the nonwoven disposable gloves market include A.M.G. Medical, Inc., Medical Depot, Inc. and dba Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare.

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