Report : Europe Disposable Gloves Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis – by Material (Natural Rubber, Nitrile, Neoprene, Polyethylene, and Others) and Type (Powdered and Powder-Free)

At 14.2% CAGR, the Europe Disposable Gloves Market is speculated to be worth US$ 6,854.82 million by 2028. Also, based on volume the Europe Disposable Gloves Market is estimated to reach  3,37,726 million units at a CAGR of 14.9% by 2028, says Business Market Insights

According to Business Market Insights’ research, the Europe disposable gloves market was valued at US$ 2,915.80 million in 2021 and is expected to reach US$ 6,854.82 million by 2028, registering an annual growth rate of 14.2% from 2021 to 2028. The rising burden of healthcare-associated infection and increasing usage of nitrile gloves for industrial use are the critical factors attributed to the market expansion.

Healthcare-associated infections are the most frequent and adverse event in health-care delivery worldwide. Millions of patients get affected by healthcare-associated infections every year, which can increase the mortality rate and financial losses for healthcare systems. According to estimates by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, ~4544,100 episodes of healthcare-associated infection affect 4131,000 patients per year in Europe.

A recent European multicenter study reports that 51% of the infected patients are admitted to intensive care unit, in which ~30% of patients in ICUs are affected by at least one episode of healthcare-associated infection. The longer patients live in ICU, the more likely they become to get an infection. The median rate of infection in high-risk adult patients, on average, is 17.0 episodes per 1000 patient days. The use of invasive devices, such as central lines, urinary catheters, and ventilators is linked to the high frequency of infection.

Hospital-associated infections are one of the major causes of morbidity among patients. According to the study, ‘Nosocomial Pneumonia’, about 90% of hospital-acquired pneumonia is caused to the patients who are mechanically ventilated.

Gloves are personal protective wear that creates a barrier between germs and human body and prevents the spread of disease-causing germs in the hospitals. Gloves help keep hands clean and reduce the chance of germ spread that can make patients or healthcare professionals sick. Healthcare professionals should wear gloves while touching blood, bodily fluids, bodily tissues, mucous membranes, or broken skin, even if a patient seems healthy and has no signs of infection. Therefore, gloves play an important role in avoiding infections among patients as well as health care workers, which is expected to drive the demand for surgical gloves in healthcare sector.

On the contrary, continuous shortage of disposable gloves hurdles the growth of Europe disposable gloves market.

The Europe disposable gloves market, by material, is segmented into natural rubber, nitrile, neoprene, polyethylene, and others. The nitrile segment held the largest share of the market with a share of 39.3% amassing US$ 1,059.76 million and is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period, thus reaching upto 2,733.91 million by 2028 at 14.5% CAGR during 2021–2028.

Based on type, the Europe disposable gloves market is fragmented into powder and powder-free. With 86.2% share of the domain, the powder-free segment dominated the market in 2021. It accrued US$ 2,330.70 million in 2021 and is estimated to generate US$ 5,968.66 million by 2028 to grow at a CAGR of 14.4% over the forecast period.

Our regional analysis states that Germany captured 29.2% market share in 2021. It was assessed at US$ 790.13 million in 2021 and is likely to hit US$ 1,950.88 million by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 13.8% during the forecast period.  

Key players dominating the Europe disposable gloves market are Ansell Limited, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Cardinal Health Inc, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Mölnlycke, RUBBEREX, Sempermed, Supermax Corporation Berhad, and Top Glove Corporation Bhd among others.   

  • In June 2019, Top glove corporation launched BioGreen biodegradable nitrile powder free gloves for use in healthcare as well as non-Healthcare sector. These new biodegradable gloves has been proven to biodegrade 10 times faster than conventional nitrile examination gloves. Moreover, BioGreen gloves also minimize the risk of Type IV hypersensitivity reactions triggered by exposure of certain chemicals.  
  • In Oct 2020, Mölnlycke is celebrating World Handwashing Day with the global launch of the innovative Biogel PI UltraTouch S surgical disposable glove, which can addresses the problem of allergic contact dermatitis among surgical teams.

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