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Industrial Safety Gloves Market Size By Product (Mechanical [Multi-Purpose, Cut Protection, Oil Repellent, Specialized, Back Hand Impact Protection], Chemical & Liquid Protection [Chemical Solutions, Single Use/Disposable], Thermal [Arc Flash], Special Protection), By Material (Nitrile Gloves, Natural Rubber Gloves, Vinyl Gloves, Neoprene Gloves, Polyethylene Gloves), By Application (Automotive, Chemical, Machinery, Metal Fabrication, Oil & Gas, Mining), Covid-19 Impact Analysis Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI771
  • Published Date: Nov 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Statistics

Industrial Safety Gloves Market size was worth more than USD 7.5 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at over 5.2% CAGR from 2023-2032. Rapid growth in the automotive sector is expected to complement industry expansion.

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Growing awareness regarding workplace safety and stringent occupational safety regulations will pave the way for the industrial safety gloves market growth. Rapid industrialization has elevated the requirement for heavy-duty hand gloves to protect workers at manufacturing facilities. Cases of workplace injuries have increased considerably in the past few years.

High incidences of skin allergies caused by latex gloves may impact market growth. Latex allergies are very prevalent and cause damage to the skin of workers. In some cases, exposure to latex can cause skin reactions such as irritant contact dermatitis, or allergic contact dermatitis. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), approximately 4.3% of the general population has a latex allergy which affects nearly 9.7% of healthcare workers across the nation. The development of non-latex industrial hand gloves could help the industry overcome the above-mentioned challenges.

Increasing focus on worker safety to drive the demand for special protection gloves

Industrial safety gloves market share from the special protection segment is estimated to reach USD 960 million by 2032.  Special protective gloves are available in different forms such as anti-syringe, electric insulation, anti-vibration & anti-impact, and critical environmental gloves. These gloves are particularly designed to provide protection from a spectrum of forces across different work environments. For example, disposable nitrile gloves are suitable for workers exposed to toxic chemicals since they are tear- and chemical-resistant. Increasing awareness among workers regarding fatal injuries will propel the demand for special protective gloves.

Shift towards eco-friendly products to drive the demand for natural rubber gloves

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Natural rubber gloves segment is anticipated to account for more than USD 5 billion by the end of 2032. Natural rubber gloves offer superior characteristics such as tactile sensitivity, snug fit, good dexterity, and resistance to any changes caused by exposure to salts, acids, alkalis, and ketones. Natural rubber is a cost-effective raw material and provides protection against chemicals and liquids. These features have motivated glove manufacturers to utilize natural rubber for making new products. These gloves are also considered to be more eco-friendly as compared to gloves made using synthetic materials such as nitrile.

Surging automotive production activities to propel the use of industrial safety gloves

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Industrial safety gloves market from automotive application was valued at more than USD 2.5 billion in 2022. Automotive employees and workers use industrial safety gloves to perform high-precision and heavy-duty operations at manufacturing plants. These workers are prone to a wide variety of hazards such as sharp tools and objects that can puncture gloves and cause injury. Handling harmful substances and chemicals can also cause harm to the skin and other side effects. Manufacturers are developing innovative mechanic gloves to protect workers from soft-tissue injuries, harmful liquids, and cuts & bruises. The ongoing expansion of the automotive sector and increasing automotive production across developed and developing economies will fuel the need for industrial safety gloves.

Strict regulations pertaining to worker safety to augment North America market growth

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North America industrial safety gloves market is projected to expand at over 5% CAGR between 2023-2032. Rapid industrialization, robust growth in manufacturing output, and the presence of stringent regulations pertaining to worker safety will augment regional industry expansion. The U.S. and Canada have reported sustainable growth in manufacturing performance in the post-pandemic era. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, manufacturing output recovered within 5% of pre-pandemic numbers, while productivity surged by 9% in Q2 of 2021. Implementation of strict guidelines to maintain workplace safety will be a key factor fueling product demand.

Joint ventures to boost industrial safety gloves market development

Some of the leading companies in the global industry include Acme Safety, Ansell Limited, Arco Limited, ATG Sitec GmbH, Blaklader B.V., Ejendals AB, Ekastu Safety GmbH, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Honeywell International, Inc., Kächele Cama Latex GmbH, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Atlas Safety Products, Lebon Protection Industrielle, MAPA Professional, MCR Safety (Shelby Group International, Inc.), Riverstone Holdings Limited, Rubberex Corporation (M) Bhd, Showa Glove Co., Stego Gloves Technologies, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Towa Corporation, and Uvex Group.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on industrial safety gloves market trends

The COVID-19 pandemic had a slight negative impact on the industrial safety gloves industry. While the demand for medical gloved skyrocketed during the pandemic, the need for safety gloves across manufacturing facilities witnessed a tremendous decline. Due to stringent lockdown restrictions and social distancing norms, several small-scale manufacturing units had to shut down temporarily. Additionally, the pandemic expedited challenges associated with raw material prices, production halts, and labor shortages. A broad spectrum of industry verticals such as automotive, mining, oil & gas, and chemical were affected due to supply chain disruptions, thus hampering product uptake.

The Industrial Safety Gloves market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Million units and revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Mechanical
    • Multi-purpose
    • Cut protection
    • Oil repellent
    • Specialized
  • Chemical & liquid protection
    • Chemical solutions
    • Single use / disposable
  • Thermal
  • Special protection

By Material

  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Natural Rubber Gloves
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Neoprene Gloves
  • Polyethylene Gloves
  • Others

By Application

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Machinery & equipment
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining
  • Others 

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market size for industrial safety gloves was worth more than USD 7.5 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at over 5.2% CAGR from 2023-2032.
Industrial safety gloves industry share from natural rubber gloves is expected to reach over USD 5 billion by 2032 as the material is eco-friendly and cost-effective.
North America industrial safety gloves industry is estimated to record over 5% CAGR between 2023-2032 owing to robust growth in the manufacturing sector.
Blaklader B.V., Ejendals AB, Ekastu Safety GmbH, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Showa Glove Co., Towa Corporation, and Uvex Group are some of the leading manufacturers of industrial safety gloves.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 23
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  • Countries covered: 21
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