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Chemical Protective Gloves Market Size - By Material, By Type, By Gloves Size, By Price Range, By End-Use (Chemical Processing, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Mining, Food Processing, Paint & Dye), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline) Global Forecast 2023 – 2032

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  • Published Date: Nov 2023
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Chemical Protective Gloves Market Size

Chemical Protective Gloves Market size was valued at USD 1.3 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 8.4% between 2023 and 2032. Growing need for gloves made for particular sectors, uses, and chemicals. Specialty gloves are designed to offer the best protection possible in a variety of settings, such as handling hazardous materials, laboratories, and pharmacies.

Chemical Protective Gloves Market

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Growing awareness of workplace safety and the implementation of strict regulations related to personal protective equipment (PPE) drive the adoption of compliant gloves. These regulations vary by industry and region. The shift toward eco-friendly and sustainable products is influencing the development of chemical-resistant gloves made from recycled or biodegradable materials. These gloves meet the demands of environmentally conscious industries.

Disposable chemical-resistant gloves are becoming more and more popular because of their affordability, practicality, and hygienic advantages. In the food processing, medical, and laboratory industries, this trend is rather common. The industry for chemical protective gloves is growing as a result of industry and trade globalization.

COVID-19 Impact

The market for chemical protection gloves was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. In reaction to the pandemic's challenges and safety precautions, there was a significant surge in demand for gloves, particularly chemical protection gloves. There were several reasons that caused interruptions in the worldwide gloves supply chain, such as rising demand, difficulties with logistics, and scarcity of raw materials. Deliveries of gloves experienced shortages and longer lead times as a result.

Chemical Protective Gloves Market Trends

The use of compatible chemical protection gloves has increased across industries as a result of increased workplace safety awareness and the implementation of stringent safety laws and standards. Chemical protective gloves are heavily used in the healthcare sector, and the COVID-19 epidemic has raised demand for disposable gloves in these settings.

Chemical Protective Gloves Market Analysis

Chemical Protective Gloves Market Size, By Material, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on material nitrile gloves, neoprene gloves, latex gloves, butyl gloves, and pvc gloves. The nitrile gloves segment held around USD 0.65 billion in 2022. Excellent chemical resistance makes nitrile gloves ideal for a variety of industrial uses, such as petrochemicals, chemical manufacture, and laboratories. Owing to its resistance to oils, fats, and other food ingredients, nitrile gloves are frequently employed in the processing and handling of food. Nitrile gloves suitable for handling food are still in high demand.


Chemical Protective Gloves Market Revenue Share, By End-Use, (2022)

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Based on end-use, the chemical protective gloves market is categorized into chemical processing, healthcare, oil & gas, automotive, mining, food processing, paint & dye. The healthcare end-use segment held around 28% market share in 2022. The COVID-19 epidemic caused a significant increase in the market for latex and nitrile medical gloves. These gloves are essential for preventing the spread of infections to patients and healthcare personnel. Gloves possessing antimicrobial properties have gained popularity in the healthcare industry as a means of mitigating cross-contamination and improving infection control protocols.

Based on type, the market is categorized into disposable gloves and reusable gloves. The disposable gloves type segment held around USD 930 million in 2022. Because of its excellent chemical resistance, hypoallergenic qualities, and suitability for a range of applications, including medical and laboratory settings, nitrile disposable gloves have become more and more popular than latex. Disposable gloves are in high demand due to increased awareness of infection prevention and hygiene, especially in sectors with stringent hygiene regulations.

Based on gloves size, the chemical protective gloves market is categorized into below 7 inch, 7 to 10 inch, above 10 inch. The below 7inch segment held around 49% industry share in 2022.  Short-length gloves are widely employed in industries requiring accuracy and fine motor abilities. They are frequently utilized in cleanroom settings, pharmaceutical manufacturing, laboratories, and electronics manufacturing. The need for short-length chemical protective gloves, which enable workers to maintain a contaminant-free environment while dealing with sensitive chemicals, has increased due to the expansion of cleanroom production and research facilities.

Based on price range, the market is categorized into low (below USD 3), medium (USD 3 to 5 USD), and high (above USD 3 to 5 USD). The medium (USD 3 to 5 USD) segment held around 42% market share in 2022. In many industries, such as manufacturing, automotive, construction, and agricultural, where reasonable prices and sufficient protection are crucial, medium-priced chemical protective gloves are preferred. In healthcare environments, gloves that are reasonably priced are utilized when greater protection is needed than with disposable gloves, yet they still don't have to be as expensive. This is particularly important for outpatient clinics, dental practices, and other dental settings.

Based on distribution channel, the chemical protective gloves market is categorized into Online and offline. The offline segment held around 59% industry share in 2022. Growing personal protective equipment (PPE) specialty retailers and safety stores have given consumers across a range of industries a dependable source. These shops provide professional guidance along with a large selection of gloves. Distribution offline enables in-person consultations and fittings, guaranteeing that consumers obtain gloves customized to meet their individual requirements. This solution is especially helpful in sectors where safety regulations are specific.


 U.S. Chemical Protective Gloves Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Billion)

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North America dominated the Chemical Protective Gloves market in 2022, accounting for a major share of around 34%. Strict safety laws and requirements apply to the North American market, and in order to guarantee the greatest levels of protection, compliance and certification are continuously prioritized. North American industries are looking for chemical protection gloves with cutting edge features, longevity, and excellent performance, especially for usage in dangerous conditions. North American markets have focused more on supply chain resilience, making measures to guarantee that gloves that protect against chemicals are consistently available in the event of disruptions.

Chemical Protective Gloves Market Share

Major players operating in the chemical protective gloves industry include:

  • Ansell Ltd.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • 3M
  • Showa Group
  • MAPA Professional

Ansell Ltd. and Honeywell International Inc. are dominant players in the industry due to their vast product landscape, geographical presence, and strategic alliances. These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch and commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Chemical Protective Gloves Industry News

  • In 2021, SHOWA Group became the first glove company to achieve GreenCircle Biodegradable certification for its Eco Best Technology (EBT) gloves. EBT gloves are made from a special blend of materials that allows them to break down naturally in the environment within 386 days. This is a significant achievement, as most disposable gloves are made from synthetic materials that can take hundreds of years to decompose.
  • In 2021, Ansell Limited launched a new line of chemical protective gloves made from its HyFlex 11-900 material. HyFlex 11-900 is a lightweight and durable material that offers superior dexterity and protection against a wide range of chemicals.

The Chemical Protective Gloves market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Million Units) & revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Material, 2018 – 2032

  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Neoprene Gloves
  • Latex Gloves
  • Butyl Gloves
  • PVC Gloves
  • Others

By Type, 2018 – 2032

  • Disposable Gloves
  • Reusable Gloves

By Gloves Size, 2018 – 2032

  • Below 7 Inch
  • 7 to 10 Inch
  • Above 10 Inch

By Price Range, 2018 – 2032

  • Low (Below USD 3)
  • Medium (USD 3 to 5 USD)
  • High (Above USD 3 to 5 USD)

By End-Use, 2018 – 2032

  • Chemical Processing
  • Healthcare
  • Oil & Gas
  • Automotive
  • Mining
  • Food Processing
  • Paint & Dye
  • Others

By Distribution Channel, 2018 – 2032

  • Online
    • E-Commerce
    • Company Owned-Website
  • Offline
    • Distributors and Resellers
    • Industrial Supply Stores
    • Specialty Safety Equipment Retailers

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • GCC
    • South Africa


Authors: Avinash Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for chemical protective gloves was valued at USD 1.3 billion in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of over 8.4% by 2032, backed by their use in a variety of settings, such as handling hazardous materials, laboratories, and pharmacies.

The healthcare end-use segment held a market share of over 28% in 2022 & is projected to grow swiftly through 2032, owing to increasing demand for antimicrobial gloves alongside the COVID-19 pandemic that increased the demand for latex and nitrile medical gloves.

North America market captured a revenue share of 34% in 2022 & is anticipated to grow swiftly through 2032 backed by the demand from industries that require chemical protection gloves with cutting edge features, longevity, and excellent performance.

Ansell Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., 3M, Showa Group, MAPA Professional are some of the major industry contenders.

Chemical Protective Gloves Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 12
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