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Vinyl Gloves Market Research Report Information By Form (Powdered and Non-Powdered), By Application (Medical, Examination, Food Processing, Foodservice, Surgical, Non-medical, and Industrial), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/HC/20242-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki| June 2024

Global Vinyl Gloves Market Overview


Vinyl Gloves Market Size was valued at USD 1.3 Billion in 2022. The Vinyl Gloves market industry is projected to grow from USD 1.4 Billion in 2023 to USD 2.7 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.60% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Surging adoption of improved industrial hygiene and safety rules and the growing geriatric population are the key market drivers enhancing the vinyl gloves market growth.


Vinyl Gloves Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Vinyl Gloves Market Trends



  • Increasing demand for medical gloves is driving the market growth


Market CAGR for vinyl gloves is being driven by the aging population, rising healthcare awareness, and population growth, which are all contributing to the global expansion of the healthcare industry. The need for medical gloves, particularly vinyl gloves, for use in clinics, hospitals, diagnostic labs, and other healthcare institutions is rising in tandem with the expansion of healthcare services. The prevalence of infectious diseases has increased due to the continued threat posed by illnesses like COVID-19. This has made infection prevention and control strategies even more crucial. Vinyl gloves are in high demand in medical settings because they are vital for preventing the spread of infections to patients and healthcare personnel. Strict hygiene and safety rules are enforced in medical settings by governments and healthcare regulatory authorities globally. It is imperative to adhere to these laws by using medical gloves of superior quality, such as vinyl gloves, that fulfill precise performance and safety requirements.


Additionally, chemotherapy uses a lot of medical gloves to reduce occupational exposure to chemotherapy medications and its possible mutagenic, carcinogenic, and teratogenic consequences. Using personal protective equipment (PPE), particularly gloves, is a key component of preventing skin contact. It is quite important to select the right gloves. It is crucial to define broad guidelines assessing suitable materials and specifying quality criteria for the best possible protection in the cancer setting. Furthermore, as cancer incidence rises, there will likely be a greater need for chemotherapy in the future. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1.9 million new cancer cases will be detected in 2022. Because of the rising use of chemotherapy, the United States' high cancer incidence rate is anticipated to fuel market expansion in this area.


Additionally, technological advancements in manufacturing have resulted in more cost-effective and efficient vinyl glove production techniques. Higher output volumes and lower production costs are the outcome of streamlining manufacturing operations through automation, robots, and creative production approaches. New technological advancements have made it possible to create vinyl glove compositions with enhanced properties such as greater strength, flexibility, and durability. Vinyl gloves perform better due to new materials and additives, which opens up a larger range of settings and applications for them. Thus driving the Vinyl Gloves market revenue.


Vinyl Gloves Market Segment Insights




  • Vinyl Gloves Form Insights




Based on form, the Vinyl Gloves Market segmentation includes powdered and non-powdered. In 2023, the non-powdered category generated the most income. The need for non-powdered alternatives has increased as a result of allergic reactions to glove powder, especially latex glove powder. Non-powdered vinyl gloves are the best option for people with latex allergies or sensitivities because vinyl is naturally latex-free. Non-powdered vinyl gloves provide a more comfortable and fitted option than gloves with powder. Non-powdered vinyl gloves are more pleasant to wear for extended periods because the lack of powder increases tactile sensitivity and decreases the chance of glove slipping.


The powdered segment of vinyl gloves is anticipated to grow fastest during the forecast period. Vinyl gloves contain a powder that helps absorb moisture, keeping the hands dry and comfortable even after extended use. This feature is especially helpful in situations when perspiration buildup is possible, including in hot and muggy weather.


Figure 1: Vinyl Gloves Market, by Form, 2023 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Vinyl Gloves Market, by Form, 2023 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Vinyl Gloves Application Insights


Based on application, the Vinyl Gloves Market segmentation includes medical, examination, food processing, food service, surgical, non-medical, and industrial. The food processing category leads the market. Vinyl gloves reduce the transmission of pathogens, such as germs and viruses, that may be on the skin. This is essential in settings where handling various food items occurs, as cross-contamination must be prevented.


The vinyl gloves market’s examination segment is anticipated to grow fastest during the projection period. Healthcare practitioners use vinyl gloves for various tests, including dental exams, physical exams, and diagnostic procedures. Reducing the possibility of coming into contact with potentially dangerous bacteria assures the patients' safety.


Vinyl Gloves Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American vinyl gloves market will dominate this market. Owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a noticeable increase in demand for vinyl gloves in the region. Increased healthcare spending, an aging population, and a growing awareness of infections linked to healthcare are all contributing factors to this trend. Part of the reform plan is investing in new facilities and modernizing the public healthcare system and infrastructure. Due to these advances, the need for medical devices and equipment is anticipated to increase. Because of the nation's growing medical industry, there will likely be an increase in demand for hand protection supplies, including Vinyl and long-lasting gloves.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are the US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: VINYL GLOVES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (USD Billion)


 VINYL GLOVES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe's Vinyl Gloves market accounts for the second-largest market share because European nations maintain strict regulations, particularly in workplace hygiene and product safety. Adherence to these requirements guarantees worker safety and health standards, which drives constant demand for vinyl gloves across various industries. Further, the German Vinyl Gloves market held the largest market share, and the UK Vinyl Gloves market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Vinyl Gloves Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2024 to 2032. This is because vinyl glove demand is predicted to rise in the coming years due to the quickly expanding medical and healthcare sectors and the soaring investments in other sectors, including food and beverage, construction, mining, and chemical and petrochemicals. Further propelling the growth of the Asia Pacific vinyl gloves market is the growing awareness of health, cleanliness, illnesses related to healthcare, and other infections. Moreover, China’s Vinyl Gloves market held the largest market share, and the Indian Vinyl Gloves market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Vinyl Gloves Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


The vinyl gloves market will continue to grow due to major companies in the industry making significant R&D investments to extend their product ranges. Significant market developments include new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, greater investments, and cooperation with other organizations. Market participants also engage in various strategic actions to broaden their global footprint. The Vinyl Gloves sector must provide affordable products to grow and thrive in a more cutthroat and dynamic market.


One of the main strategies manufacturers use in the worldwide Vinyl Gloves market to benefit customers and expand the market sector is local manufacturing to reduce operating expenses. Some of the biggest benefits to medicine in recent years have come from the vinyl glove sector. Major players in the Vinyl Gloves market, including Ansell Ltd, Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Ammex Corporation, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Sempermed USA, Inc., Corporativo DL S.A. de C.V., Halyard Health Inc., MCR Safety, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Health and safety protection solutions that enhance lives across a range of sectors are provided by Ansell Limited (Ansell). The company designs produces, and sells a wide selection of medical clothes and hand and arm protection products. Moreover, it provides industrial safety solutions, medical gloves, and healthcare. In addition to customers, Ansell provides its products to industrial workers, patients, and healthcare professionals. To create cutting-edge items, the company does research. Its production and packing plants are in Mexico, Brazil, Portugal, China, Malaysia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Russia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. March 2023, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Ansell Limited, a leader in the world of protection solutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on February 23, 2023, starting a crucial process to lay out a plan for Ansell to create a strategic management approach for its biodiversity footprint.


The Supermax Group has twelve factories that manufacture various nitrile latex and natural rubber gloves. These products are shipped to more than 165 countries worldwide, including the US, the EU, the Middle East, Asia, and the South Pacific. The group distributes its gloves via eight global distribution centers and works with a vast network of more than 1,200 partners worldwide. The Supermax Group has also emerged as Malaysia's first indigenous contact lens manufacturer. After conducting considerable research and development in the UK, it opened its manufacturing plant in Malaysia in 2016 and is progressively increasing its production capacity.


Additionally, it has had considerable success in securing the required licenses and permits, enabling it to expand the market share of its products into more than 60 countries. In August 2022, Supermax Corp Bhd's subsidiary, Supermax Healthcare Canada, released a formal agreement announcing a strategic relationship with Minco Wholesale & Supply Inc. This partnership will distribute the products of Canadian producer Supermax across North America. These products include masks, rubber gloves, and non-woven cotton medical items.


Key Companies in the Vinyl Gloves market include



  • Ansell Ltd

  • Top Glove Corporation Bhd

  • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd

  • Ammex Corporation

  • Hartalega Holdings Berhad

  • Supermax Corporation Berhad

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation

  • Sempermed USA, Inc.

  • Corporativo DL S.A. de C.V.

  • Halyard Health Inc.

  • MCR Safety


Vinyl Gloves Industry Developments


February 2023: Ansell Ltd. announced the acquisition of Careplus (M) Sdn Bhd (Careplus). Through this acquisition, Ansell enhanced its supply chain, met the increasing global demand for surgical gloves, and maintained better control over the quality of its output.


January 2023: The Medicom Group, through its subsidiary Kolmi-Hopen, which specializes in producing single-use medical equipment, revealed that it intended to construct a nitrile glove factory named ManiKHeir.


Vinyl Gloves Market Segmentation


Vinyl Gloves Form Outlook



  • Powdered

  • Non Powdered


Vinyl Gloves Application Outlook



  • Medical

  • Examination

  • Food Processing

  • Foodservice

  • Surgical

  • Non-medical

  • Industrial


Vinyl Gloves Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    •  Japan

    •  India

    •  Australia

    •  South Korea

    • Australia

    •  Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 1.3 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 1.4 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 2.7 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 8.60% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2019-2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Form, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Ansell Ltd, Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Ammex Corporation, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Sempermed USA, Inc., Corporativo DL S.A. de C.V., Halyard Health Inc., and MCR Safety
Key Market Opportunities ·         Growing emphasis on infection control and the expansion of the healthcare industry  
Key Market Dynamics ·         Surging the adoption of improved industrial hygiene and safety rules and the growing geriatric population


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Vinyl Gloves Market size was valued at USD 1.4 Billion in 2023.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.60% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the global market

The key players in the market are Ansell Ltd, Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Ammex Corporation, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Sempermed USA, Inc., Corporativo DL S.A. de C.V., Halyard Health Inc., and MCR Safety.

The food processing category dominated the market in 2023.

The non-powdered had the largest share in the global market.

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