Disposable Medical Gloves - A World Market Review

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Disposable Medical Gloves - A World Market Review

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Far from being just a rubber based hand protective solution, medical gloves have evolved from a simple clinical accessory in early 18th century, to present day technology ingrained hi-tech gloves designed to safeguard users against biological warfare, and bacterial contamination. Over the past few years, gloves market witnessed a rapid expansion, the reason being an increase in awareness of gloves as a protective barrier against infectious diseases such as AIDS and Hepatitis. Global demand for medical, household and other purpose gloves manufactured from natural rubber is experiencing healthy year on year growth driven largely by increasing world population and rising emphasis on health, occupational safety and hygiene among end-users such as individual consumers, food, medical, dental and service industries.

These and other market data and trends are presented in "Disposable Medical Gloves: World Market Review" by BizAcumen, Inc. Our reports are designed to be most comprehensive in geographic coverage and vertical market analyses.

DISPOSABLE MEDICAL GLOVES BMR-1085

CONTENTS

1. METHODOLOGY 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Quantitative Techniques & Reporting Level 3

2. GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK 4

The Medical Gloves Industry: A Quick Primer 4

The Evolution of Medical Gloves: A Primer 5

Opportunities: Notes from Across the Globe 6

Growth Drivers 6

Product Variables for Commercial Success 7

Factors Influencing Buyer Behavior 7

Brand Recognition 7

Price 8

Prompt Delivery 8

Channels of Distribution 8

Warehouses 8

End-Use Outlets 8

Industry Issues 8

Durability of Medical Gloves: A Key Issue 8

Powdered Gloves: A Key Culprit in Surgical Complications 9

Industry Embroiled in the Issue of Latex Allergens 10

Future of Powdered Gloves Precariously Hangs in Balance 11

Dumping of Medical Gloves in Asian Countries Invokes Ire 11

Market Trends 11

Managed Care Vs Cost Concerns 11

Non-Latex Surgical Gloves Playing at Center Court 12

Manufacturers of NR Latex Gloves Rise to the Challenge 13

Underplayed Advantages of NRL: Hoping to Reinstate Consumer

Confidence 13

Synthetic Medical Gloves Fast Replacing NR Latex Gloves 14

Production of Non-Latex Gloves Contingent on Raw Materials

Supply 15

Industry Upbeat on the Technology & Innovation Front 15

Glove Prices Forecast to Spike 15

Technology/Product Breakthroughs 16

Dual Polymer Coated Gloves for Enhanced Grip & Traction 16

Aloe Vera Enhanced Surgical Gloves on Cards 16

French Medical Researchers Innovate Biocide Layers for Safer

Surgical Gloves 16

Nitrile: The Newest Innovation in Polymer Coated Gloves 17

INTACTA - For Medical and Dental Exam Gloves 17

Competition 18

Hallmark of Top Corporate Honchos 18

Regent Medical/ Molnlycke Health Care: The Undisputed Leader 18

Ansell Healthcare Europe: A Force to Reckon With 18

Cardinal Health: Sweating Over the Powder Free Threat 19

A Peek Into the Competitive Climate 19

"Competing on Product Functionality" 21

3. PRODUCT FACTS 21

Medical Examination Gloves 21

Surgical Gloves 22

Reuse of Surgical Gloves 22

Powdered Gloves: A Declining Market 23

Lightly Powdered Gloves 23

Powder Free Gloves: A Growing Market 23

Importance 24

Powder Free Surgical Gloves 24

Hypoallergenic Gloves 25

Vinyl Vs Latex Gloves 25

4. CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 25

Microflex Launches MidKnight Gloves 25

Microflex Launches Tranquility™ Non-Latex Exam Glove 25

Top Glove to Acquire Medi-Flex Ltd 25

Molnlycke Establishes H.Q. for Gloves Business in US 26

Linden, Edgewater Funds Acquire BSSI 26

Semperit to Boost Production of Synthetic Surgical Gloves 26

Investor AB, Morgan Stanley Acquire MHCG from Apax Partners 26

Microflex Launches UltraSense™ EC Nitrile Gloves 27

Microflex Launches Glove Dispensing System 27

Molnlycke Launches Puncture Indication Glove System 27

Molnlycke Launches Powder- Free Non-Latex, Sterile Glove 27

Ansell Introduces MicroTouch® NitraTex® Sterile Examination Glove 28

Ansell Launches MicroTouch NitraTex Sterile Exam Gloves in

Singles 28

Ansell Introduces Gammex® PF Underglove 28

Cardinal Health Unveils Esteem® Surgical Glove 29

Ansell Launches Derma Prene® IsoTouch™ Surgical Gloves 29

Ansell Announces Launch of Encore HydraSoft Surgical Glove 30

5. MAJOR PLAYERS 30

Ansell Healthcare (USA) 30

Cardinal Health, Inc (USA) 30

Medline Industries Inc (USA) 31

Molnlycke Health Care AB (Sweden) 31

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc (USA) 31

Semperit AG Holding (Austria) 32

Supermax Corporation Berhad (Malaysia) 32

Top Glove Corporation Bhd (Malaysia) 32

6. MARKET ANALYTICS 33

7. THE UNITED STATES 40

Disposable Medical Gloves: Bouncing High with Strong Growth

Patterns 40

Technology Innovation To Sustain Future Growth 41

Non-Latex Gloves Overtake Latex Gloves 41

Surgical Glove Market 42

Double Gloving Overlooked 42

Distribution & End-Users 42

Market Share Statistics 43

Import-Exports Statistics 43

8. CANADA 45

Import-Export Statistics 45

9. JAPAN 47

10. EUROPE 48

a. France 52

b. Germany 54

c. The United Kingdom 55

d. Italy 57

e. Rest of Europe 58

11. ASIA-PACIFIC 61

Changing Dynamics of the Asian Medical Glove Industry 61

Asia-Pacific: Home to Glove Manufacturers 61

Focus on Select Countries 62

Indonesia 62

Exports of Rubber Gloves 62

Malaysia 62

An Eminent Source of Latex 62

Demographics 62

Domestic Production 63

Imports 63

Malaysian Medical Glove Industry: A Story of Lost Opportunities 63

Malaysian Export Market Scenario 64

Medical Gloves Exports to US 64

Antidotes 65

Rising Production Costs: A Burning Issue 66

Thailand 66

Domestic Production 66

Market Shift from Malaysia 66

China 67

Challenges Plague Dragonland 67

Taiwan 68

Market Snapshots 68

12. LATIN AMERICA 69

Chile 69

13. REST OF WORLD 70

EXHIBITS

Table 1: Global Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Region for

the Period 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Global Disposable Medical

Gloves Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 3: Global Disposable Examination Gloves Market by Region

for the Period 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 4: Percentage Breakdown of Global Disposable Examination

Gloves Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 5: Global Disposable Examination Gloves (Powdered)

Market by Region for the Period 2007-2015 (Sales in US$

Million)

Table 6: Percentage Breakdown of Global Disposable Examination

Gloves (Powdered) Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 7: Global Disposable Examination Gloves (Powder-Free)

Market by Region for the Period 2007-2015 (Sales in US$

Million)

Table 8: Percentage Breakdown of Global Disposable Examination

Gloves (Powder-Free) Market by Region for the Years 2008 &

2012

Table 9: Global Disposable Surgical Gloves Market by Region

for the Period 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 10: Percentage Breakdown of Global Disposable Surgical

Gloves Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 11: Global Disposable Surgical Gloves (Powdered) Market

by Region for the Period 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 12: Percentage Breakdown of Global Disposable Surgical

Gloves (Powdered) Market by Region for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 13: Global Disposable Surgical Gloves (Powder-Free)

Market by Region for the Period 2007-2015 (Sales in US$

Million)

Table 14: Percentage Breakdown of Global Disposable Surgical

Gloves (Powder-Free) Market by Region for the Years 2008 &

2012

Table 15: Market Shares of Leading End-Use Applications for

Medical Examination Gloves in the US- 2005

Table 16: Market Shares of Leading Medical Examination Gloves

Manufacturers in the US - 2005

Table 17: Market Shares of Leading Surgical Gloves

Manufacturers in the US - 2005

Table 18: Market Shares of Examination & Surgical Gloves by

Type in the US - 2008

Table 19: US Exports of Surgical Gloves by Destination - 2007

Table 20: US Imports of Surgical Gloves by Country of Origin -

2007

Table 21: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in the

US: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 22: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in the US for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 23: Canadian Exports of Surgical Gloves by Destination -

2007

Table 24: Canadian Imports of Surgical Gloves by Country of

Origin - 2007

Table 25: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in

Canada: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 26: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in Canada for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 27: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in

Japan: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 28: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in Japan for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 29: Market Shares of Leading Surgical Gloves

Manufacturers in Europe - 2006

Table 30: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Region in

Europe: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 31: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Region in Europe for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 32: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in

Europe: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 33: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in Europe for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 34: Market Shares of Leading Disposable Surgical Gloves

Manufacturers in France - 2002

Table 35: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in

France: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 36: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in France for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 37: Market Shares of Leading Disposable Surgical Gloves

Manufacturers in Germany - 2002

Table 38: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in

Germany: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 39: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in Germany for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 40: Market Shares of Leading Disposable Surgical Gloves

in the UK - 2002

Table 41: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in the

UK: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 42: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in the UK for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 43: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in

Italy: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 44: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in Italy for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 45: Market Shares of Leading Surgical Gloves

Manufacturers in Spain -2002

Table 46: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in

Rest of Europe: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 47: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in Rest of Europe for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 48: Malaysian Exports of Rubber Gloves by Destination -

2005

Table 49: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan): 2007-2015 (Sales in US$

Million)

Table 50: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) for the

Years 2008 & 2012

Table 51: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in Latin

America: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 52: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in Latin America for the Years 2008 & 2012

Table 53: Disposable Medical Gloves Market by Segment in Rest

of World: 2007-2015 (Sales in US$ Million)

Table 54: Percentage Breakdown of Disposable Medical Gloves

Market by Segment in Rest of World for the Years 2008 & 2012

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