Major brands in the nitrile and PVC gloves industry of disposable protective gloves (with report catalogue)

1. Classification of disposable protective gloves

Disposable protective gloves of different materials and grades have different technical requirements and development prospects. Disposable health protective gloves can be divided into nitrile gloves, PVC gloves, latex gloves and PE gloves according to different materials. The comparison and analysis of different types of gloves are as follows:

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Main characteristics and applications of disposable protective gloves

Disposable health protective gloves can be divided into medical grade and non-medical grade according to the quality level and purpose. Medical grade gloves need to meet the quality certification system or access standards of the medical market of the target country, and are mainly used in medical inspections, medical care and other fields; non-medical The technical specifications and quality standards of grade gloves are lower than those of medical grade gloves. They are mainly used in food processing, electronic chemicals, household cleaning and sanitation. Medical-grade gloves have higher requirements than non-medical-grade gloves in terms of core technical indicators such as pinhole rate. Companies whose production lines can stably produce glove products that meet medical-grade requirements at a higher output rate usually have strong market competitiveness.

2. Nitrile gloves have broad prospects and PVC gloves have been used maturely

Nitrile gloves have excellent performance in antistatic, stretch, comfort, oil resistance, etc., and are mainly used in the fields of medical protection, health protection, for protection strength, dust resistance, chemical resistance, oil resistance and mechanical protection Scenarios with higher requirements such as sex, belong to the higher-end products in disposable protective gloves. Compared with other glove varieties, nitrile gloves are a newly-added sunrise variety, which has gradually gained user recognition worldwide, and there is a huge room for incremental demand.

PVC gloves were invented in the late 1950s and AIDS was confirmed around the 1980s. During the global outbreak, the demand for PVC gloves increased sharply in the European and American markets. With the mandatory hand protection of medical personnel in Europe and the United States and other countries With the implementation of directives and regulations, the medical care field has formed a good awareness of the use of PVC gloves. From the perspective of medical gloves, PVC gloves are a stock variety. Although its demand growth rate is not large, the huge historical long-term customer

base and low production costs can still ensure its huge market demand. Chinese enterprises began to introduce PVC glove production technology in the 1990s. After years of innovation and improvement, PVC glove production technology has achieved a qualitative improvement. At present, the domestic PVC glove production technology is very mature, and most of the global PVC glove production capacity is concentrated in China.

3. Developed regions such as Europe, America and Japan occupy the mainstream of the disposable protective glove consumer market, and there is huge potential for demand growth in emerging markets

At present, the global consumption of disposable health protective gloves is mainly concentrated in the United States, Europe, Japan and other developed countries and regions. However, with increasing attention to safety protection issues, the Asia-Pacific region has become the fastest-growing disposable glove consumption area.

The United States is the country that consumes the largest number of disposable health protective gloves in the world. According to the US International Trade Commission

According to the statistics of import statistics published on the website of the Commission, from 2012 to 2017, the import volume of disposable health protection gloves showed an overall upward trend, and the import volume of nitrile gloves increased from 31,188,800 boxes to 51,646,800 boxes;

According to product classification, the proportion of latex gloves in disposable health protection gloves has dropped from 7.97% to 5.40%, the proportion of PVC and PE gloves has dropped from 57.71% to 50.07%, and the proportion of nitrile gloves has shown an upward trend. 34.32% rose to 44.53% in 2017.

4. China has become the world's main supplier of disposable health protective gloves

In terms of nitrile gloves, the global production capacity of nitrile gloves is mainly concentrated in Malaysia. The production of nitrile gloves in my country started in early 2000. In recent years, the production and sales volume and market share have continued to grow. Compared with the production of PVC gloves, nitrile gloves have significantly higher requirements in terms of production technology and production technology, and the investment and construction cost of the production line is much higher than that of PVC gloves. There are certain technical and financial barriers to entering the nitrile glove industry. Regarding PVC gloves, Chinese companies introduced PVC glove production technology in the 1990s. After years of innovation and improvement, accumulation of production experience and market cultivation, domestic manufacturers have made considerable progress in product innovation and quality improvement, production equipment improvement, cost control, and customer expansion. At present, the global production capacity of PVC gloves is mainly concentrated in my country.

According to statistics from the General Administration of Customs, in 2015, my country’s export volume of disposable nitrile and latex gloves (calculated based on the total of customs codes 40151100 and 40151900) was 87,100 tons, which has increased to 124,800 tons in 2019, of which nitrile gloves were exported The total export volume (customs code 40151900 caliber) increased from 49,300 tons in 2015 to 73,700 tons in 2019, showing a continuous growth trend.

5. Nitrile and PVC gloves will become the mainstream of disposable protective gloves, and the proportion of nitrile gloves will further increase

While the total demand for disposable health protective gloves increases, the product demand structure will also change. PE gloves are often used in the food processing industry, but they are easily damaged, inconvenient to use, and poor in operation flexibility. They are low-end products in disposable health protection gloves. They are often used only because of their low prices. With the increase of social income And the stricter requirements for the quality of life, the demand for PE gloves will gradually decrease. Although latex gloves have the advantages of comfortable wearing and excellent compliance, they can easily cause some human allergies due to their collagen content and have natural defects.

Nitrile gloves and PVC gloves have good water resistance, acid and alkali resistance and chemical resistance. They are far better than PE gloves in terms of safety protection, and are not inferior to latex gloves. In the field of in vitro inspection, nitrile gloves and PVC gloves are fully equipped with the functions of latex gloves and do not have allergies. They are gradually replacing some latex gloves. Nitrile gloves have excellent performance in antistatic, stretchability, comfort, oil resistance, etc., and will become the mainstream product in the incremental market of disposable gloves.

6. Major brands in the industry

At present, the barriers to entry in the nitrile glove industry are high. The production companies are mainly concentrated in Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia. Only a few domestic companies including issuers have been recognized by the international market. PVC glove manufacturers are mainly concentrated in mainland China, mainly in Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Jiangxi and other provinces, but there are not many manufacturers with large output and high medical grade production rate.

(1)Top Glove Corporation Berhad.

Founded in 1991, the company has hundreds of production lines and an annual output of more than 50 billion gloves. It is the world's largest manufacturer of latex gloves. The company's products include latex gloves, nitrile gloves, PVC gloves, PE gloves and other series of products. The company was listed on the Bursa Malaysia Stock Exchange in March 2001, and its 2019 operating income was approximately US$1.209 billion.

(2) Hartalega Holdings Berhad.

The company was established in 1988 and has more than 100 glove production lines. It is the world's largest manufacturer of nitrile gloves. Its products include nitrile gloves and latex gloves. The company was listed on the Bursa Malaysia Stock Exchange in 2008, and its 2019 operating income was approximately US$797 million.

(3) Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd.

The company was established in 1979 and has an annual production capacity of more than 20 billion gloves. The company's products are sold in more than 100 countries and regions, and it was listed on the Bursa Malaysia Stock Exchange in 1996. Its operating income in 2019 was US$578 million.

(4)Supermax Corporation Berhad

The company was founded in 1987 and produces approximately 20 billion gloves per year. The company was listed on the Bursa Malaysia Stock Exchange in August 2000 and had an operating income of US$385 million in 2019.

(5) Blue Sail Medical Co., Ltd.

The company is divided into two major business divisions, the protection division and the cardio-cerebrovascular division. The main products of the Protection Division include disposable medical gloves, household gloves, etc., which are mainly used for medical inspection and protection, food processing, and electronics industries;

In 2019, the production of Blue Sail Medical's health protective gloves reached 16.789 billion, and the operating income reached 1.678 billion yuan. The total production capacity of health protective gloves has exceeded 18 billion per year.

(6) British Medical

Ingram Medical was established in 2009 with a total share capital of RMB 198,299,900. It was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in July 2017. Its business covers medical protection, rehabilitation care, health care and physical therapy, and inspection consumables. Its main products include disposable gloves, wheelchairs, Various types of nursing products such as hot and cold compresses, electrode pads, etc., among which medical protective products mainly include disposable PVC gloves and nitrile gloves, protective clothing, etc. In 2019, the output of Intech's medical gloves was approximately 15.727 billion, and the sales revenue of medical protective products was approximately 1.769 billion.

(7) Zhonghong Purin Medical Products Co., Ltd.

The company is a professional medical glove manufacturer integrating R&D, production and sales of PVC gloves and nitrile gloves, and production of packaging products. In 2019, the company's production capacity of nitrile gloves was 6.02 billion pieces, output was 5.996 billion pieces, and sales volume was 6.134 billion pieces; PVC gloves production capacity was 3.668 billion pieces, output was 3.231 billion pieces, and sales volume was 3.555 billion pieces.

(8) Shijiazhuang Hongrui Group Co., Ltd.

Shijiazhuang Hongrui Group Co., Ltd. was established in 2001 with a registered capital of RMB 320.52 million. It has production bases in Shijiazhuang, Jinzhou, Xinji, Zanhuang, Shenze and other places in Hebei Province. The company's products include PVC series gloves, nitrile series gloves, PE series products and non-woven products. The annual production of gloves exceeds 10 billion, and the products are sold all over the world.