Global Disposable Medical Gloves Market 2014-2018

Reportstack Announces the Publication of its Research Report - Global Disposable Medical Gloves Market 2014-2018. Reportstack recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Disposable Medical Gloves Market: Ansell Healthcare LLC, Cardinal Health Inc., Hartalega Holdings Bhd., Medline Industries Inc., Supermax Corp. Bhd., and Top Glove Corp. Bhd. “The increasing prevalence of allergies and discomfort associated with the use of latex gloves has led to the development of disposable gloves from other polymeric materials. Synthetic materials such as nitrile butadiene rubber and polyvinyl chloride are some of the new materials being used in the production of disposable gloves. These materials provide excellent tactility, strength, and have less adverse effects on the skin. In fact, synthetic gloves are gaining popularity among users, and the Synthetic Gloves segment is the fastest growing segment in the Global Disposable Medical Gloves market, and it is expected to garner a major share during the forecast period. Indeed, synthetic gloves could potentially replace latex gloves. Hence, the increasing demand and preference for synthetic disposable gloves is expected to boost the growth of the Global Disposable Medical Gloves market during the forecast period.”

According to the report, the increasing prevalence of infections and bio-hazards is one of the major drivers in this market. Threats from emerging epidemics and pandemics, owing to the avian influenza virus, SARS virus, and A H1N1 influenza virus, have raised concerns about healthcare regulations and practices. This has resulted in a high demand for disposable gloves for use as a protective barrier against the spread of infections.

Further, the report states that the fluctuations in the price of raw materials constitute one of the major challenges being faced by the vendors in this market. Fluctuations in the price of latex and the by-products of petroleum are increasing the price of the raw materials used in the supply chain. This is proving to be a challenge for glove manufacturers as it hinders their growth and revenue. 

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. For further information on this report, please visit