Medical gloves are hand gloves worn by surgeons during surgical procedures. These medical gloves help to avoid contamination, infection and entry of microorganisms and bacteria during surgical procedure, chemotherapy and during medical examinations. They are made from various kinds of polymers such as suclatex, nitrile rubber, vinyl, and neoprene
There are two main types of gloves, namely examination gloves and surgical gloves. Examination gloves can be sterile or non-sterile, while surgical gloves are used during surgical procedures and are made to high standard and have more precise size, comfort precision and high sensitivity. Surgical gloves are only available in sterile form. Medical gloves are used in multiple purposes in the medical care such as surgical purpose to dental purpose.
Latex gloves are more elastic than other gloves such as nitrile rubber glove, and are available in powder and non- powder forms which are excellent barrier protection from blood pathogens. They provide superior chemical resistance.
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Rise in number of pandemic diseases and increase in surgical procedures around the globe expected to boost the medical gloves market in the forecast period
Growth in prevalence of pandemic disease such as HIV, swine flu, non-communicable and communicable diseases and increase in consumer awareness about hygiene and disease prevention boost the demand for medical gloves. North America and Asia Pacific is expected to lead the highest growth in medical gloves market in the future near due to the increase in number of surgical procedures, expenditure in the health care sectors and rise in incidence of chronic disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015, around 10.4 million people around the world were affected by the Tuberculosis (TB). Whereas in 2012 around 48,000 new cases of whooping cough were estimated. As per the HIV.gov, around 36.7 million people worldwide suffered from HIV in 2015, including 1.8 million children; this number subsequently increased to 18.2 million in 2016. This expected to support the growth of surgical procedures around the globe.
According to the stats published by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), around 814,969 total surgical procedures were performed around the globe in the year 2014. As per the American Society of Plastic (ASPS) in the U.S. around 15.9 million cosmetic surgeries were performed in 2015.
Key players of Medical Gloves Market includes:
Key players operating in medical gloves market are Paul Hartmann AG, Paul Hartmann AG, Hotpack Packaging Industries, LLC, Falcon, Deeko Bahrain, Deeko Bahrain, Salalah Medical Supplies Mfg. Co. LLC, United Medical Industries Co. Ltd., and NAFA (NAFA Enterprises, Ltd.)
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