Analysis On The Development Status And Prospect Of China's PVC Gloves And Nitrile Gloves Industry In 2018

- Apr 22, 2019-

Disposable health protective gloves are usually a type of glove made of thin rubber sheets or films.In some industries with high frequency of glove replacement, disposable gloves are generally recommended, which can not only avoid cross-contamination, but also greatly save costs, such as medical industry, laboratory, food processing industry and other industries with high requirements on hygiene.According to the material, disposable protective gloves can be divided into nitrile gloves, PVC gloves, latex gloves and PE gloves.Disposable health protective gloves can be divided into medical level and non-medical level according to their USES. Medical level refers to the products that meet the national medical quality certification, and are mainly used in medical surgery, medical care, medical examination and other fields.The quality of medical grade products directly affects the level of infection rate, so medical institutions have high requirements on the quality of medical grade gloves.Non-medical grade gloves are commonly used in the fields of food processing, laboratory, electronic chemistry, catering and home cleaning.Disposable health protective gloves can be divided into latex gloves, nitrile gloves, PVC gloves and PE gloves according to different materials.

PE gloves are non-medical grade gloves, mainly used in the catering industry.Latex gloves are medical-grade gloves, which are used in medical operations. As the raw material of natural latex can cause human skin allergy, the market share is gradually shrinking.PVC gloves and nitrile gloves are both medical-grade and non-medical-grade gloves and are the most widely used disposable protective gloves in various countries.Nitrile gloves have better performance in anti-static, tensile, comfort and other aspects. With the reduction of cost and the improvement of consumption capacity, the market demand is more vigorous, and some latex gloves and PVC gloves are gradually replaced.

Demand for health protective gloves continues to grow in developed countries, with the industry growing by more than 10 percent in 2017.However, structural changes have taken place in the demand for protective gloves in developed countries. Nitrile gloves are the fastest growing, with an estimated growth rate of over 15%.PVC gloves growth rate is the second, estimated growth of about 10%;Demand for latex gloves has declined.The United States is the world's largest consumer of health protective gloves, and the number of imported health protective gloves maintained a steady growth from 2012 to 2017.Imports hit 110 million cases in 2017, up about 13 percent year-on-year.In terms of the structure of imports, the proportion of nitrile gloves has continued to increase, from 34% in 2012 to 45% in 2017, while PVC/PE gloves and latex gloves have declined.

Due to the advantages of rubber origin, disposable protective gloves are mainly produced in southeast Asian countries, which is the largest protective glove manufacturer in the world. The annual output of major enterprises exceeds 10 billion gloves.Among them, Top Glove's annual production reached 52.4 billion in 2017, with an income of 5.48 billion yuan and a net profit of 530 million yuan.Lanfan medical, China's largest protective glove manufacturer, reported revenue of 1.58 billion yuan and net profit of 200 million yuan in 2017.As the production capacity of protective gloves is gradually transferred to China, Chinese enterprises still have huge room for development.


China is the world's largest producer of PVC gloves. The future development trend of the industry is that the industry leader will gradually increase the market share by virtue of scale effect and cost advantage. At the same time, strict environmental protection policies will lead to the launch of the market by small enterprises.It is expected that China's PVC gloves will maintain a stable growth of 5-10%, and as the leader of the industry, bluefan medical industry is expected to achieve a growth rate of 10-15% in the next three years.It is estimated that the global demand for nitrile gloves is over 100 billion, mainly produced in southeast Asian countries. With the improvement of Chinese technology and cost reduction, the production capacity is gradually transferred to China.It is estimated that China exported about 20 billion nitrile gloves in 2017, less than 20% of the total global demand.In 2017, the export volume of nitrile gloves in China increased by 20%, which is expected to further increase. It is the best opportunity for the development of domestic protective glove enterprises.Due to the early start time of nitrile glove production, yingke medical and zhonghong medical saw explosive growth in profits and revenue in 2017.The first phase of 2 billion nitrile gloves of lanfan medical will be put into production in the second half of 2017, and the capacity utilization rate is conservatively estimated to reach 80% in 2018.The second phase of 4 billion nitrile gloves will be put into production in the second half of 2018, and it is expected to be fully produced in 2019, which will promote further volume growth of the performance.