Industry experts predict that in the next five to 10 years, most of the smaller manufacturers of specialty rubber gloves will be able to meet the needs of the medical sector and other sectors.This is especially true in North America.The number of big rubber glove manufacturers will gradually decrease in the next 10 years to no more than 20, while the small and medium-sized manufacturers are very active and have their own businesses.Industry experts point out that the market share of synthetic rubber gloves is expected to reach 40 to 60 percent in the next 10 years.For today's smaller manufacturers, this is a real opportunity, the future of the special rubber gloves market is promising.
In the next 10 years, large manufacturers of NR latex gloves will continue to move to countries or regions with low labor costs and adequate supply of raw materials to seek development.Most synthetic rubber medical gloves will be concentrated in North America and Europe.That is to say, large manufacturers still control most of the production and sales of powdered/powderless NR latex gloves, while small and medium-sized manufacturers focus on making special gloves with non-allergenic materials.
Benazir bhutto, President of ECI medical technologies, agrees.Founded five years ago and headquartered in bridgewater, nova scotia, Canada, the company mainly produces thermoplastic elastomer medical gloves and has opened a market in North America.In 1996, the company introduced the world's first pair of chlorinated thermoplastic elastomer powder free surgical gloves.
Bhutto also believes that all manufacturers of NR latex gloves will start to look for other materials to produce gloves.Such, competition will affect upstream industry --, manufacturer of raw material.At that time, every material company will try to launch new products.Neoprene may no longer be widely used because it causes many allergies.In fact, the problem for the medical glove industry is the lack of new raw materials.
In recent years, the use of synthetic latex medical gloves has increased significantly.According to officials, the current synthetic latex medical gloves market is growing at an annual rate of about 20 percent.To benefit from the growing market for specialty rubber gloves, some large manufacturers are also offering new material options.But the real intention is not to give up on NR latex gloves.Within 10 years, the application of powder free NR latex gloves will be dominant in the medical industry and food industry.The use of synthetic rubber gloves will also grow.By then, just as NR latex gloves used by customers in North America are generally not made in the United States, synthetic rubber inspection gloves will be made outside the United States.As the use of synthetic rubber gloves for surgical operations becomes more widespread, the history of NR latex gloves is bound to repeat itself.