Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Industrial Hand Gloves Market
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all the countries across the world. The COVID-19 virus spreads when people come in close contact with a person having the respiratory symptoms of COVID-19. Also, handshaking is one of the most common ways of spreading respiratory diseases. Therefore, hand gloves play a very important role, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Industrial hand gloves are widely adopted by the automotive, chemical, food & beverage, and healthcare industries. Nitrile, disposable, natural rubber, and latex hand gloves are widely used in the healthcare sector to protect healthcare workers and patients. The use of hand gloves during the treatment of coronavirus-affected patients helps in preventing the spread of COVID-19 within hospitals. The pandemic has spread from China to all countries across the globe. The halt in the supply of raw materials from Chinese manufacturers has resulted in a supply-demand gap. However, the pause in the export of raw materials from China, as well as the increasing cases of COVID-19 across the world, have compelled the manufacturers of other countries to produce hand gloves. The COVID-19 pandemic has positively affected the hand gloves market.
The lockdowns imposed by the governments have significantly impacted various industries owing to the partial or complete shutdown of manufacturing activities. In some countries, a gradual lifting of the lockdowns has helped in resuming manufacturing operations, albeit with precautionary measures such as maintaining social distancing, hand sanitization, and the use of gloves. The increasing concerns over the incidences of hand injuries in the construction and the manufacturing sectors is also driving the demand for hand gloves. Strict government regulations in the U.S. and Europe regarding workplace safety are also responsible for the growth of the market. Besides, the changing consumer behavior and purchasing patterns to protect oneself from the pandemic are also driving the demand for hand gloves. After the pandemic subsides, the market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period.
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