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Disposable Medical Gloves - Global Strategic Business Report

  • Published: March 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 413 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Disposable Medical Gloves in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Disposable Examination Gloves (Powdered, & Powder Free), and Disposable Surgical Gloves (Powdered, & Powder Free). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 162 companies including many key and niche players such as Ansell Healthcare, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Cardinal Health, Inc, Cypress Medical Products, Dynarex Corporation, DASH Medical Gloves, Inc., Hartalega Holdings Bhd, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc, Kossan Rubber Industries BHD, Medline Industries Inc., Microflex Medical Corp, Molnlycke Health Care AB, Paul Hartmann AG, Rubberex, Siam Sempermed Corporation Ltd, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Semperit AG Holding, Shijiazhuang Hongray Group, Top Glove Corporation Bhd, and Vulkan AS. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search READ MORE >

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Product Definitions I-4
Medical Gloves I-4
1. Medical Examination Gloves I-4
Powdered Examination Gloves I-4
Powder Free Examination Gloves I-4
2. Surgical Gloves I-4
Powdered Surgical Gloves I-5
Powder Free Surgical Gloves I-5

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Disposable Medical Gloves Industry Survives Recession II-1
The Medical Gloves Industry: A Quick Primer II-1
Detection Device II-2
The Evolution of Medical Gloves: A Primer II-2
Opportunities: Notes from Across the Globe II-3
Growth Drivers II-4
Challenges Faced by Latex Glove Manufacturers II-4
Stability in Prices II-4
Product Variables for Commercial Success II-5
Worldwide Demand: Changing Trends II-5
Factors Influencing Buyer Behavior II-5
Brand Recognition II-6
Price II-6
Prompt Delivery II-6
Channels of Distribution II-6
Warehouses II-6
End-Use Outlets II-6
Industry Issues II-7
Durability of Medical Gloves: A Key Issue II-7
Powdered Gloves: A Key Culprit in Surgical Complications II-7
Industry Embroiled in the Issue of Latex Allergens II-8
Future of Powdered Gloves Precariously Hangs in Balance II-8
Dumping of Medical Gloves in Asian Countries Invokes Ire II-9
Market Trends II-9
Managed Care Vs Cost Concerns II-9
Non-Latex Surgical Gloves Playing at Center Court II-9
Manufacturers of NR Latex Gloves Rise to the Challenge II-10
Underplayed Advantages of NRL: Hoping to Reinstate Consumer
Confidence II-10
Synthetic Medical Gloves Fast Replacing NR Latex Gloves II-11
Production of Non-Latex Gloves Contingent on Raw Materials
Supply II-12
Industry Upbeat on the Technology & Innovation Front II-12
Regional Trends: An Incisive Insight II-12
Eurofocus II-12
Malaysia: Asia's Production Epicenter II-13
Technology/Product Breakthroughs II-14
Dual Polymer Coated Gloves for Enhanced Grip & Traction II-14
Aloe Vera Enhanced Surgical Gloves On Cards II-14
French Medical Researchers Innovate Biocide Layers for Safer
Surgical Gloves II-14
Nitrile: The Newest Innovation in Polymer Coated Gloves II-14
INTACTA - For Medical and Dental Exam Gloves II-15
A Peek Into the Competitive Climate II-15

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-17
Gloves: An Essential Tool of Infection Control II-17
Gloves: An Inevitable Safety Measure II-17
Gloves: Not Always An Impermeable Barrier II-17
Infection Control: A Crucial Issue II-17
Medical Gloves: An Introduction II-18
Use of Gloves II-18
General Applications of Gloves II-18
Police Personnel II-19
Medical Personnel II-19
Prevention of Blood Borne Diseases II-19
Dentists II-19
Cyclists II-19
Glove Manufacturing Process II-19
Latex: The Primary Raw Material II-20
Extraction Process II-20
Production Process II-20
Sterilization Vs. Irradiation II-20
Challenges Before Manufacturers II-20
Major Producers II-21
Demand II-21
Latex Gloves II-21
Latex: A Necessary Evil II-22
Threats Caused by Inferior Quality Gloves II-22
Threats Caused by Latex Gloves II-22
Contact Dermatitis II-22
Type I Reaction (Immediate Hypersensitivity) II-23
Type IV Reaction (Delayed Hypersensitivity) II-23
Contact Urticaria II-23
Wear Test II-23
Prick Test II-23
Scratch Test II-23
Internal Complications II-24
Other Infections II-24
Regulations for Patient Examination and Surgeon's Gloves II-24
Suggestive Measure for Allergy Prone Health Care Professionals II-24
Latex Alternatives II-25
Latex Gloves - The Future II-26
Green House Effect II-26
Biodegradability II-26
Presence of Sulphur II-26
Low Energy Requirement II-26
Non-Latex Glove Market II-27

3. PRODUCT SEGMENTATION: A PERSPECTIVE II-28
Medical Examination Gloves II-28
Surgical Gloves II-28
Reuse of Surgical Gloves II-29
Examination Gloves Vs Surgical Gloves II-29
Classification of Gloves: A Tabular Exposition II-29
Powdered Gloves: A Declining Market II-29
Lightly Powdered Gloves II-30
Possible Risk Involved II-30
Post-Surgical Complications II-30
Other Skin Lesions II-30
Powder Free Gloves: A Growing Market II-30
Importance II-31
Powder Free Surgical Gloves II-31
Hypoallergenic Gloves II-31
Hypoclean 100® II-32
Vinyl Vs Latex Gloves II-32
Tensile Testing/Glove Specifications/Effective Protection II-32
Appropriate Usage II-32
Barrier Properties II-33
Barrier Integrity II-33
Storage and Handling II-33
Sterilization - A Precautionary Measure II-33
Quality Standards II-33

4. POSSIBLE RISKS INVOLVED ON FAILURE OF GLOVE USAGE II-34
HBV II-34
Sabia Virus Infection II-34
Microbial Infections II-34
AIDS II-34
Other Infections II-34

5. EVALUATION OF THE MICROBIAL INTEGRITY OF GLOVES: A STUDY II-35

6. RAW MATERIAL OVERVIEW II-36
The Raw Deal: An Insight II-36
The New Face of NRL Gloves II-36
Polymer Coated Powder Free Gloves Not a Foolproof Allergy
Solution II-37
The Rise of Synthetic Alternatives II-37
Chloroprene II-38
Nitrile polymers II-38
Synthetic polyisoprene II-38
Neoprene II-39
Polymers or Block Polymers II-39
Polyurethane II-39
Thermoplastic rubber II-40
Outlook II-40
Synthetic Materials and Their Forte In a Nutshell II-40
Benefits & Drawbacks of Latex and Non-Latex Gloves II-41
Advantages of Natural Rubber Latex Gloves II-41
Disadvantages of Natural Rubber Latex Gloves II-41
Advantages of Non-Latex Gloves II-41
Disadvantages of Non-Latex Gloves II-42
Polymer Coatings: A Peek Into What's New II-42
Hydrogels II-43
Polyurethanes II-43
Acrylics II-43
Silicones II-43
Nitrile II-44

7. PRODUCT INTRODUCTION/INNOVATIONS II-45
Ansell Launches New Gammex Powder-Free Glove II-45
Ansell Healthcare Products to Launch New Range of Derma Prene®
Synthetic Surgical Gloves II-45
Spectrum Introduces Decontamination Gloves II-46
Molnlycke Health Care Launches Biogel® PI Indicator™ Underglove II-46
Ansell Launches New Latex and Vinyl Disposable Gloves II-46
PolyConversions Introduces VRTM Gloves II-46
Esteem Introduces Micro Surgical Gloves II-46
Microflex Launches New Disposable Dura FlockTM Nitrile Gloves II-46

8. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/LAUNCHES - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-48
Microflex Rolls Out Cuff First™ Glove Dispensing System II-48
Microflex Launches MidKnight Gloves II-48
Microflex Launches Tranquility™ Non-Latex Exam Glove II-48
Microflex Launches UltraSense™ EC Nitrile Gloves II-48
Microflex Launches Glove Dispensing System II-49
Mölnlycke Launches Puncture Indication Glove System II-49
Molnlycke Launches Powder- Free Non-Latex, Sterile Glove II-49
Ansell Introduces MicroTouch® NitraTex® Sterile Examination Glove II-49
Ansell Launches MicroTouch NitraTex Sterile Exam Gloves in
Singles II-50
Ansell Introduces Gammex® PF Underglove II-50
Cardinal Health Unveils Esteem® Surgical Glove II-50
Ansell Launches Derma Prene® IsoTouch™ Surgical Gloves II-51
Ansell Announces Launch of Encore HydraSoft Surgical Glove II-51

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-52
Shepard Acquires Digitex Glove Business from Mayer Laboratories II-52
Semperit Acquires Fenix Comercio Exterior Ltda II-52
Ansell Takes over Hawkeye Glove Manufacturing II-52
ECI Medical Technologies Closes Operations II-52
FDA Grants Approval for Yulex Patient Exam Glove II-53
SEL Mulls to Invest Rs650 Crore for Technical Textile Unit II-53
Top Glove to Acquire Medi-Flex Ltd II-53
Molnlycke Establishes H.Q. for Gloves Business in US II-53
Linden, Edgewater Funds Acquire BSSI II-53
Semperit to Boost Production of Synthetic Surgical Gloves II-53
Investor AB, Morgan Stanley Acquire MHCG from Apax Partners II-54

10. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-55
Ansell Healthcare (USA) II-55
B. Braun Melsungen AG (Germany) II-55
Cardinal Health, Inc (USA) II-55
Cypress Medical Products (USA) II-56
Dynarex Corporation (USA) II-56
DASH Medical Gloves, Inc. (US) II-56
Hartalega Holdings Bhd (Malaysia) II-56
Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc (USA) II-56
Kossan Rubber Industries BHD (Malaysia) II-57
Medline Industries Inc. (USA) II-57
Microflex Medical Corp (USA) II-58
Molnlycke Health Care AB (Sweden) II-58
Paul Hartmann AG (Germany) II-58
Rubberex (Malaysia) II-59
Siam Sempermed Corporation Ltd (Thailand) II-59
Supermax Corporation Berhad (Malaysia) II-59
Semperit AG Holding (Austria) II-59
Shijiazhuang Hongray Group (China) II-60
Top Glove Corporation Bhd (Malaysia) II-60
Vulkan AS (Czech Republic) II-60

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-62
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Medical Gloves by Geographic Region- US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 2: World Historic Review for Disposable Medical Gloves
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008(includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 3: World 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Examination Gloves by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 5: World Historic Review for Disposable Examination
Gloves by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008(includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 6: World 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Examination
Gloves by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Examination Gloves by Product Segment - Powdered
and Powder Free Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017
includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 8: World Historic Review for Disposable Examination
Gloves by Product Segment - Powdered and Powder Free Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 ( includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 9: World 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Examination
Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Powdered and Powder Free Markets for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017 includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Examination Gloves (Powdered) by Geographic Region-
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009
through 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 11: World Historic Review for Disposable Examination
Gloves (Powdered) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Examination
Gloves (Powdered) by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Examination Gloves (Powder-Free) by Geographic
Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 14: World Historic Review for Disposable Examination
Gloves (Powder-Free) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008(includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Examination
Gloves (Powder-Free) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017(includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Surgical Gloves by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 17: World Historic Review for Disposable Surgical Gloves
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008(includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Surgical
Gloves by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Surgical Gloves by Product Segment - Powdered and
Powder Free Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 20: World Historic Review for Disposable Surgical Gloves
by Product Segment - Powdered and Powder Free Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Surgical
Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Powdered and Powder Free Markets for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Surgical Gloves (Powdered) by Geographic Region-
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 23: World Historic Review for Disposable Surgical Gloves
(Powdered) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Surgical
Gloves (Powdered) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World for Years
2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Surgical Gloves (Powder-Free) by Geographic Region-
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009
through 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 26: World Historic Review for Disposable Surgical Gloves
(Powder-Free) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Surgical
Gloves (Powder-Free) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-88

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Disposable Medical Gloves: Bouncing High with Strong Growth
Patterns III-1
Technology Innovation To Sustain Future Growth III-1
Non-Latex Gloves Overtake Latex Gloves III-1
Surgical Glove Market III-2
Legal and Regulatory Issues III-2
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) III-2
Federal Center for Disease Control III-3
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) III-3
Higher AQLs: The Newest Amendment in the Medical Glove
Testing Regulation III-4
Double Gloving Overlooked III-4
Distribution & End-Users III-4
Table 28: Disposable Medical Examination Gloves Market
(2010): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Key End-Users
- Hospitals, Home Healthcare, Outpatient, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Import-Exports Statistics III-5
Table 29: US Exports of Surgical Gloves* (2006 & 2007):
Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Key Destination
Countries - Mexico, Canada, Turkey, Japan, South Africa,
Peru and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 30: US Imports of Surgical Gloves* (2006 & 2007):
Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin
- Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
B.Market Analytics III-7
Table 31: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Examination
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves
(Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 32: US Historic Review for Disposable Medical Gloves
by Product Segment - Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder
Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008(includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 33: US 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and
Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

2. CANADA III-10
A.Market Analysis III-10
Import-Export Statistics III-10
Table 34: Canadian Exports of Surgical Gloves* (2006 &
2007): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Key
Destination Countries - The US, Germany, Malaysia, Austria,
Denmark, China and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 35: Canadian Imports of Surgical Gloves* (2006 &
2007): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country of
Origin - Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11
B.Market Analytics III-12
Table 36: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment -
Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 37: Canadian Historic Review for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Product Segment - Examination Gloves (Powdered,
Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008(includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 38: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

3. JAPAN III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Japanese Manufacturers Feel the Pressure on Imports Front III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 39: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment -
Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 40: Japanese Historic Review for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Product Segment - Examination Gloves (Powdered,
Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 41: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

4. EUROPE III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
The Changing Landscape of the European Surgical Gloves Market III-19
Growth Drivers in a Capsule III-19
European Demand for Latex Gloves Healthy III-19
Table 42: European Disposable Surgical Gloves Market
(2009): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading
Players - Ansell Healthcare, Sempermed, Molnlycke Health
Care, Paul Hartmann AG and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 43: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Disposable Medical Gloves by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 44: European Historic Review for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and
Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 45: European 15-Year Perspective for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of
Europe for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017(includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 46: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment -
Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 47: European Historic Review for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Product Segment - Examination Gloves (Powdered,
Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008(includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 48: European 15-Year Perspective for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

4a. FRANCE III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Market Overview III-27
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 49: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Examination
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves
(Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 50: French Historic Review for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Product Segment - Examination Gloves (Powdered,
Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves Powdered, Powder Free)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008(includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 51: French 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and
Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

4b. GERMANY III-31
Market Analytics III-31
Table 52: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Examination
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves
(Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 53: German Historic Review for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Product Segment - Examination Gloves (Powdered,
Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 54: German 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and
Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4c ITALY III-34
Market Analytics III-34
Table 55: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Examination
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves
(Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 56: Italian Historic Review for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Product Segment - Examination Gloves (Powdered,
Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008(includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 57: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and
Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-37
Market Analytics III-37
Table 58: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Examination
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves
(Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 59: UK Historic Review for Disposable Medical Gloves
by Product Segment - Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder
Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008(includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 60: UK 15-Year Perspective for Disposable Medical
Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and
Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003, 2011
and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4e. REST OF EUROPE III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
The Netherlands III-40
Russia: A Major Import Market III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 61: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment -
Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 62: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Examination Gloves
(Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered,
Powder Free) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through
2008(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 63: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Changing Dynamics of the Asian Medical Glove Industry III-44
Asia-Pacific: Home to Glove Manufacturers III-44
Select Players in the Asian Medical Gloves Industry III-45
Focus on Select Countries III-45
Indonesia III-45
Malaysia III-46
China III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 64: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment -
Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 65: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Examination Gloves
(Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered,
Powder Free) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through
2008(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 66: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

6. LATIN AMERICA III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
Chile III-50
Argentina III-50
Table 67: Argentinean Imports of Medical Gloves (2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin -
Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 68: Argentinean Imports of Surgical Gloves (2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin
-China, Malaysia, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50
B.Market Analytics III-51
Table 69: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment -
Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 70: Latin American Historic Review for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Examination Gloves
(Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered,
Powder Free) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through
2008(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 71: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

7. REST OF WORLD III-54
Market Analytics III-54
Table 72: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Disposable Medical Gloves by Product Segment -
Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical
Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 73: Rest of World Historic Review for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Examination Gloves
(Powdered, Powder Free) and Surgical Gloves (Powdered,
Powder Free) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through
2008(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 74: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Disposable
Medical Gloves by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Examination Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free)
and Surgical Gloves (Powdered, Powder Free) for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 162 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 183)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 83
Canada 6
Japan 4
Europe 34
France 3
Germany 13
The United Kingdom 7
Italy 1
Rest of Europe 10
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 53
Latin America 1
Africa 1
Middle-East 1
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