Nitrile Medical Gloves Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented By Product Type (Powdered, Powder-free), By End-User and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Nitrile Medical Gloves Market Snapshot
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7.7 %

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Market Overview

The Nitrile Medical Gloves Market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period. Growing burden of hospital acquired infections and steady advancements by companies is expected to be the key drivers for nitrile medical gloves market growth. Healthcare associated infections are one of the major causes for morbidity. Nosocomal pneumonia is a kind of pneumonia that is affected to patients after being hospitalized. According to the study published in 2016 by Annals of the American Thoracic Society, about 90% of hospital acquired pneumonia are caused to those patients which are mechanically ventilate. Generally, there are two types of microbes that are known to reside in the hand – resident flora and transient flora, out of which transient flora are the ones which are majorly associated with hospital acquired infections. Hence, hand hygiene is being considered as one of the crucial points to control infections. However the lack of awareness regarding hospital acquired infections and hygiene standards may hinder the market growth.

Scope of the Report

Nitrile Medical Gloves are made up of synthetic material usually made for those who have allergy to latex. It is generally characterized as puncture resistant and chemical resistant. Nitrile Medical Gloves Market is segmented By Product Type, End User and Geography.

By Product Type
By End User
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Hospital Segment is Expected to Hold a Major Market Share in the Nitrile Medical Gloves Market

  • With the increasing infections in nosocomial infections, hospital segment is expected to be a dominant segment in the nitrile medical gloves market.
  • Most of the infections are spread through a contact and according to Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of 25 patients get infected due to hospital acquired-infections. Hence, it poses a great risk for patient’s health in a hospital.
  • According to World Health Organization, surgical site infection and urinary tract infections are one of the most common type of hospital acquired infections. According to the study, “ NHSN Surgical Site Infection Survelliance 2018”, around 11% of death accounted was due to surgical site infection.
  • Some of the preventive measures to control infection is through keeping the hands clean. According to Centre for Disease Control and Infection, healthcare providers sanitize their hands about less than half of the time they should. Thus, with increase in importance of hygiene at workplace station, a increase in demand of nitrile medical gloves is also expected to grow.
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North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Share in the Market and Expected to do Same in the Forecast Period

Higher prevalence rate of infections such as nosocomial infections is expected to boost the North America’s nitrile medical gloves market growth. According to Surgical Site Infection Surveillance of 2018, by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, around 8,205 deaths were caused due to surgical site infections. Bacteria resistant to antibiotics is a very important factor in case of hospital acquired infections. Increased number of day for hospital stays, increased mechanical ventilation, etc. are some of the causes of antibiotic resistance.According to the report of Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2.8 million of patients are reported with antibiotic-resistance infections in the United Sates. Hence, maintaining a healthy and safe environment for patients as well as healthcare providers is of utmost importance.

Nitrile Medical Gloves - Growth Rate by Region

Competitive Landscape

The Nitrile Medical Gloves Market is fragmented and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players are currently dominating the market. Some of the companies which are currently dominating the market are Dynarex Corporation, Ansell LTD, Halyard, Superior Gloves, Shield Scientific, Renco Corporation, TG Medical Inc, Reflexx S.p.A., HighTech Conversions Inc and The Glove Company

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Burden of Hospital Acquired Infections

      2. 4.2.2 Steady Advancements by Companies

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Lack of Awareness Regarding Hospital Acquired Infections and Hygiene Standards

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Powdered

      2. 5.1.2 Powder-free

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.2.2 Laboratories

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Ansell LTD.

      2. 6.1.2 Dynarex Corporation

      3. 6.1.3 Halyard

      4. 6.1.4 HighTech Conversions Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Renco Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Reflexx S.p.A.

      7. 6.1.7 Shield Scientific

      8. 6.1.8 Superior Gloves

      9. 6.1.9 TG Medical Inc

      10. 6.1.10 The Glove Company

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Nitrile Medical Gloves Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Nitrile Medical Gloves Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.7% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Dynarex Corporation, Halyard , Superior Gloves, Shield Scientific , Ansell LTD. are the major companies operating in Nitrile Medical Gloves Market.

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