A surgical (surgeon’s) glove is made of natural or synthetic rubber intended to be worn by operating room personnel to protect a surgical wound from contamination. Surgical gloves have more precise sizing (numbered sizing, generally from size 5.5 to size 9), and are made to higher specifications. They are hand specific. Non-latex materials gloves have not yet replaced latex gloves in surgical procedures, as gloves made of alternate materials generally do not fully match the fine control or greater sensitivity to touch available with latex surgical gloves.
High-grade non-latex gloves (such as Nitrile gloves) also cost two or more times the price of their latex counterparts, a fact that has often prevented switching to these alternate materials in cost-sensitive environments, such as many hospitals. Powder-free medical gloves are also used in medical clean room environments, where the need for cleanliness is often similar to that in a sensitive medical environment. Similar but specially tested gloves are used in electronics clean rooms.
The global disposable gloves market size was valued at USD 8.19 billion in 2017.Growing demand for disposable gloves in medical and healthcare, pharmaceutical, automotive finishing, chemical, and oil and gas industries has been a major factor driving the industry over the past few years. In addition, use of the product in the food processing industry is likely to complement market growth.
Increasing awareness pertaining to employee health and safety, coupled with rising concern regarding skin diseases in the industrial sector, is expected to drive the market over the projected period. Technological innovation, supported by availability of customized designs to cater to specific industry demands, is likely to have a positive impact on demand.
Increasing aging population and occurrences of chronic health issues necessitate the presence of reliable and upgraded emergency medical services. Growing demand for outpatient, ambulatory care and EMS in U.S. is expected to steer investments in medical infrastructure over the long term, subsequently driving demand for medical products such as gloves.
The demand for rubber gloves is rapidly increasing on account of rapid industrialization and urbanization of our country currently taking place. Several workers in the chemical, electrical and food processing industries use rubber gloves. Similarly, the number of people using gloves for household purposes during handling of detergents, floor polishes, pesticides and the like is also increasing especially in the urban areas. As a whole any entrepreneur can venture in this project without risk and earn profit.
Few Indian major players are as under
Accent Industries Ltd.
Acknit Industries Ltd.
Casil Health Products Ltd.
Casil Health Products Ltd.
Sri Kannapiran Mills Ltd.
London Rubber India Ltd.