Disposable Medical Gloves: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2008
Far from being just a rubber based hand protective solution, medical gloves have evolved from a simple clinical accessory in early 18th century, to present day technology ingrained hi-tech gloves designed to safeguard users against biological warfare, and bacterial contamination. Over the past few years, gloves market witnessed a rapid expansion, the reason being an increase in awareness of gloves as a protective barrier against infectious diseases such as AIDS and Hepatitis. Global demand for medical, household and other purpose gloves manufactured from natural rubber is experiencing healthy year on year growth driven largely by increasing world population and rising emphasis on health, occupational safety and hygiene among end-users such as individual consumers, food, medical, dental and service industries.
Examination gloves represents the largest product segment, while surgical gloves form the fastest growing category supported by the aggressive growth of powder free surgical gloves. United States, characterized by its vast size and equally intense competition, represents about 48% of the global Disposable medical gloves market in value sales, as stated by the recent report published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing market and is expected to garner sales worth US$253.8 million by 2012.
Technology trends impacting the market include advancements in glove materials based on non-latex alternatives, such as synthetic and nitrile products for improved barrier protection and better fit, and functionality in acute care environment.
Worldwide market for Examination gloves market is expected to rise by US$371.9 million over the 2008-2012 period. Europe, a typically saturated market is passing through a period of stringent rationalization of healthcare costs. Worldwide Surgical gloves market is forecast to reach US$1.38 billion by 2015 driven by powder free surgical gloves, which is projected to expand at a CAGR of 8.3% over the 2011-2015 period.
Rising awareness regarding latex caused allergens, and increased innovation, and technology breakthroughs in synthetic variants are expected to sustain growth patterns of disposable medical gloves, and surgical gloves in particular. The potential adverse health effects of medical glove powder continue to remain the industry's hottest issue. This has paved way for increasing the demand for powder-free gloves. The rise of non-latex surgical gloves, and its increasing penetration into operating room is chiefly attributed towards the rising incidences of allergies associated with latex. Non-latex surgical gloves, manufactured from synthetic materials such as nitrile, neoprene and polyisoprene, offer several advantages over traditional powdered latex gloves.
Key players profiled in the report include Ansell Healthcare, Cardinal Health Inc, Medline Industries Inc., Molnlycke Health Care AB, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc, Semperit AG Holding, Supermax Corporation Berhad and Top Glove Corporation Bhd.
The report titled "Disposable Medical Gloves: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive insight into growth drivers, market restraints, market trends, issues, and competition pertaining to the market. The report enumerates recent developments, product developments, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. Product segments analyzed include: Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free). Analysis is presented for established and emerging markets including United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.
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