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The disposable medical gloves market continues to flourish despite increasing raw material costs and severe cost-cutting measures in the largest healthcare markets. More details on this report at http://www.marketstrat.com.
According to Marketstrat’s updated report on the Disposable Medical Gloves market, released in September 2012, the world exam and surgical glove market is set to exceed $4.3 billion by 2018. Glove manufacturers are finding new opportunities and more shelf-space to fill in the blossoming economies of Latin America and Asia which are implementing stricter infection control standards. Awareness of hygiene requirements for protection of both the patient and the healthcare provider is improving in these regions. Latin America is maintaining a lead in this race, followed by China and India. Highest growth in emerging markets is expected in the latex and vinyl glove segments. In the relatively saturated markets of the US, W. Europe and Japan, new growth is emerging from expanding patient populations and demand for high-quality powder-free latex and synthetics.
This is a highly competitive arena with large OEMs and multiple small manufacturers in Asia vying to capture market share from large, well-reputed leaders like Ansell and Medline. Specialists like Molnlycke, Sempermed, Kimberly Clark and Paul Hartmann rely on clinicians loyal to their premium brands as well as long-term contracts with large group purchasing organizations to protect their market share. Most leaders are shifting manufacturing towards synthetics like nitrile and polychloroprene to maintain a strong revenue stream.
Manufacturers who lost revenue in 2011 due to increased latex and fuel prices, the weak US dollar and lack of major widespread infectious epidemics, are expected to recover soon. The report discusses these and other trends sculpting the medical glove landscape including market shares of leaders and competitive strategies.
This research report analyzes the world market for Disposable Medical (Exam and Surgical) Gloves. The report discusses key players and identifies trends impacting the market for these products.
Topics covered include product definitions, strategies, competitive analysis, market shares, key market and product segment parameters, competitive position maps, market conditions, brands, and company profiles.
The report provides detailed market estimates and forecasts in revenues (US$) and unit sales by product segment for 2010 to 2018.
DATA SEGMENTS Market Forecasts (Revenues in US$ and unit sales, 2010 – 2018)
By Material/ Application - Exam Gloves (PW latex, PF latex, Vinyl, Nitrile); Surgical Gloves (PW latex, PF latex, Synthetic including nitrile, polyisoprene and polychloroprene).
By Geographical location - US, Latam, Europe, Japan, China, India and ROW
By Care Location - Hospitals and Clinics, Long-term care facilities, Outpatient Surgical Centers, Physicians’ offices, Dentists’, Clinical labs, and Ve