Industrial Safety Gloves Market Size By Product (Mechanical [Multi-Purpose, Cut Protection, Oil Repellent, Specialized], Chemical & Liquid Protection [Chemical Solutions, Single Use/Disposable], Thermal, Special Protection), By Material (Nitrile, Natural Rubber, Vinyl, Neoprene, Polyethylene), By Application (Automotive, Chemical, Machinery & Equipment, Metal Fabrication, Oil & Gas, Mining) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE), Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 - 2024
Increasing awareness among the business owners about worker’s safety coupled with stringent regulations to prevent occupational hazards will drive industrial safety gloves market. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that nearly 2.9 million workplace injuries and illness have been reported due to improper utilization of personal protective equipment. Industrialist are expected to implement precautionary measures to reduce such incidents, thereby fostering product demand.
Occupational accidents result in huge losses in terms of lives, reimbursement to families, infrastructure damages, work disturbance and legal issues. Manufacturers have comprehended the negative impacts of these occurrences on the manufacturing process as well as the company’s reputation. This will garner higher spending on personal protective equipment, thus supplementing industrial safety gloves market growth.
Stringent standards set by regulatory bodies such as OSHA, EU, American National Standard for Hand Protection (ANSHP) will encourage manufacturers to adopt protective measures to improve worker safety. In addition, hand protection also offers dual benefit of protection from hazards and preventing commodities from contaminants, which in turn, augments product application scope.
Mechanical industrial safety gloves dominate the market accounting for over 55% of the volume share in 2017. Key properties including excellent cut resistance, grip, dexterity and abrasion resistance likely to fuel product adoption rate. Strong application outlook for mining, automotive, heavy machinery equipment, assembling plants and industrial handling will boost their industry share over the forecast timeframe. They are highly durable and work effectively in machinery manufacturing, handling and maintenance.
Multi-purpose industrial safety gloves emerged as the fastest growing segment with over 8.4% CAGR up to 2024. Exceptional resistance to abrasion, cut and permeation has enhanced its utilization in key industries such as automotive, chemical and machinery & equipment. The high-performance material used in its manufacturing enables longevity, which has enhanced its adoption rate among industrialists.
Natural rubber held the largest share in material segment accounting over 46% volume share in 2017. It offers resistance against most acids, chlorine, formaldehyde & bases along with high durability, dexterity, fit and comfort. The product is also biodegradable, which makes them an environmentally friendly and cost-effective option, thereby fostering industrial safety gloves market over the forecast timeline.
Nitrile gloves are estimated to grow at 6.6% CAGR up to 2024. The product offers exceptional chemical resistance, tactile sensitivity, dexterity, comfort and puncture resistance when compared to vinyl and rubber material. Increasing necessity to maintain hygienic conditions in critical environment and prevent the risk of chemical, microbial & bacterial contamination will bolster industrial safety gloves market.
Automotive is estimated to be the largest application and was valued at over USD 1.5 Billion in 2017. Rapid expansion of automotive industry in developing economies including China, Brazil and South Africa owing to favorable macroeconomic conditions will enhance product sales over the forecast period. Extensive use in body painting, press shop operations, assembling operations and dexterity applications will provide strong business outlook for manufacturers.
North America industrial safety gloves market accounted for over 35% share in 2017. Strong presence of large-scale industries such as automotive, chemical, machinery & equipment will drive regional growth. Moreover, the stringent regulations implemented by the regional regulatory bodies such as OSHA, ANSHP on occupational safety will encourage product adoption rate.
The global industrial safety gloves market is highly fragmented owing to the presence of both regional and multinational players. Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Ansell Limited, Riverstone Holdings Limited Rubberex (M) Sdn Bhd and Honeywell International are among the major manufacturers in the business. include Mergers & acquisition, product development, capacity expansions and collaborations are key strategies adopted by the market players to gain market share. For instance, in April 2018, Top Glove Corporation Bhd completed the acquisition of Aspion Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian glove manufacturer.
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