Sunday, 17 April 2016

Adoption of Cleanroom disposable gloves across a spectrum of industries to boost the market growth

Cleanroom disposable gloves gaining prominence a range of pharmaceutical industry segments and manufactures offer gloves made from advanced materials such as nitrile, vinyl and neoprene.

Fast Expanding applications of Cleanroom disposable gloves

Cleanroom disposable gloves find large application in the semiconductor, pharmaceutical and electronic industries. They are primarily used to avoid cross contamination from hazardous materials and as essentials in maintaining an aseptic working environment. These gloves are manufactured using different raw materials such as nitrile, natural rubber/latex, vinyl, neoprene and others. Each raw material has unique property which makes it suitable for different cleanroom applications. For instance, nitrile and vinyl gloves are preferred over other cleanroom gloves, as they provide better grip and puncture resistant features as compared to the other gloves.

The increasing trend of setting up large cleanrooms in the manufacturing units of semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries along with the stringent regulations pertaining to the use of these gloves in work processes are key factors that drive the growth of the Europe Cleanroom Disposable Market. Furthermore, a large customer base in pharmaceutical, electronics industries and semiconductors along with strict adherence to cleanroom standards such as various ISO classifications across industries in Europe will further boost the market growth. Many cleanroom glove manufacturers prefer specifying the cleanliness class for which the glove is suitable as defined in EN ISO 14644-1; for instance EN ISO 14644-1:1999 defines the permitted concentration of airborne particles in cleanrooms.

Trends in Design of cleanroom disposable gloves

Natural rubber/latex gloves are widely used since they are traditional/most-conventional types of gloves used and offers maximum comfort offered through superior ergonomic fit. However, the market witnesses the availability of "cleanroom-customized" variants of gloves as an emerging trend in global market.  Application of cleanroom gloves for various critical operations, has further fueled its demand in production of vaccines, enzymes large and small volume parenteral. Recently, the market has witnessed a transition from using traditional natural rubber/latex gloves to newly developed nitrile and vinyl gloves since the later has good abrasion resistance, while offering supreme barrier protection to materials such as biohazard. However, the limited use of these gloves in hazardous conditions such as extreme temperatures, harmful radiations, and abrasive chemicals and in case of punctures restricts their usage. Neoprene gloves overcome these challenges and hence the fastest growing market segment during the forecast period. The only factors that may hinder its growth is high cost.

Market Prospects & Growth Opportunities

Witnessing the ample growth opportunities in this market, a report by Allied Market Research titled “World Cleanroom Disposable Gloves Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2013 – 2020”, the cleanroom disposable gloves market was valued at $830.0 million in 2013. The global market volume would grow at a 5.6% CAGR over the forecast period 2014–2020. Key companies operating in this market include Ansell Healthcare, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Top Glove, Hartalega Holdings Berhard, Rubberex, Semperit AG Holding, Kossan Rubber Industries Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dynarex Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., and Adventa Berhad.