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Japan Cleanroom Gloves Market Segmentation by Material (Nitrile, Natural Rubber, Vinyl, Latex, Neoprene, & Others); by Usability (Disposable, & Re-Usable); by Distribution Channel {Online (Third Party Aggregator, & Company Website), & Offline (Departmental Store, Hypermarket/Supermarket, Specialty Stores, and Others)}; by ISO Equivalent (ISO 3, ISO 4, ISO 5 & ISO 8); and by Industry Vertical (Healthcare, Aerospace & Semiconductor, and Others) – Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2018-2025

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Extensive insights into the Growth of Japan Cleanroom Gloves Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

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In an attempt to control and eliminate the surge of coronavirus cases and meet the demand for required medical devices along with providing efficient medical services, there is a drastic shift of investments from authoritative bodies towards the healthcare sector. Where the aftermath of this pandemic may take years to be measured, Research Nester estimates notable expansion of e-health, gaming, and media and entertainment industries till the whole situation is contained and the plan of action for the recovery process is determined. There is an estimated probability of the growth in businesses going back a year if the condition is controlled in the next 2-3 months.                                                         Request Insights

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  • January 4, 2021: Ansell Limited announced that it has completed the acquisition of the life science business from Primus Gloves, the manufacturer and marketer of gloves in India.

Japan Cleanroom Gloves Market Highlights Over 2018 - 2025

The Japan cleanroom gloves market garnered a revenue of USD 77,866.32 thousands in 2018 and is estimated to record a CAGR of 11.94% over the forecast period, i.e., 2019 – 2025. The market is further expected to reach a value of USD 171067.86 thousands by the end of 2025. The growth of the market can be attributed to the growing demand for clean gloves in various end user industries, such as the semiconductors, pharmaceutical, and electronic industries among others. In the semiconductor and electronics industries, the workers are required to handle different chemicals as part of their work processes. These chemicals are dangerous to the surface of the hand, and hence the worker need to use gloves to protect themselves. Furthermore, rising number of regulatory standards set by government for manufacturing medical products in a clean environment is also expected to drive market growth in the upcoming years. In addition, the outburst of COVID-19 pandemic raised the demand for cleanroom gloves in Japan to a large extent throughout 2020. 


Japan is one such nation that takes the safety and hygiene of healthcare professionals extremely seriously. Rise in concerns regarding the safety of medical authorities coupled with high adoption of sophisticated techniques for the production of rubber gloves that are rupture and temperature resistant, are projected to provide ample growth opportunities to the market in the near future. In addition, the robust growth of healthcare sector is also predicted to be beneficial for the market growth. According to a report by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the health expenditure in Japan reached 10.9% of GDP share in 2018, and is evaluated to reach 12.1% by the end of 2030. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT


Cleanroom gloves are heavily used as a protection tool by cleanroom authorities in the electronics, semiconductors, and pharmaceutical industries.  It is also used to avoid any type of cross-contamination to the manufactured product. Apart from this, the wide usage of these gloves by personnel in various pharmaceutical industry manufacturing processes such as production of enzymes, vaccines and volume parenteral is also assessed to observe a notable hike in the coming time.

Japan Cleanroom Gloves Market Regional Synopsis

On the basis of geographical analysis, the Japan cleanroom gloves market is segmented into eight major regions, including Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki/Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu. The market in the Tohoku region is estimated to occupy the largest revenue of USD 35,411.05 thousands in 2025, up from USD 14,138.01 thousands in 2018, and witness the highest CAGR of 14.06% over the forecast period. In 2021, the market in this region is expected to generate a revenue of USD 20,843.66 thousands. The market growth in this region can be credited to the increasing number of research and development activities regarding development of healthcare technologies and the presence of premium medical institutes in the region. In addition, large number of ongoing vaccination drive for coronavirus conducted in the health center of Tohoku University is also expected to boost the demand for the product in the region in the imminent months. For instance, more than 2000 people are vaccinated each day for coronavirus vaccine since May 2021 in the university.

Growth Drivers and Challenges Impacting the Growth of the Japan Cleanroom Gloves Market

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Demand for Cleanroom Gloves from End-User Industries
  • Usage of Variant Raw Material for Glove Production to Meet Specific Industrial Requirement


  • Harmful Effects on Environment if Disposed Improperly
  • Increasing Automation in the Healthcare Industry

Japan Cleanroom Gloves Market Segmentation Synopsis

The Japan cleanroom gloves market is segmented on the basis of material into nitrile, natural rubber, vinyl, latex, neoprene, and others, out of which the nitrile segment is anticipated to grab the largest market share of 45.30% and a value of USD 77,501.7 thousands by the end of 2025 and witness a significant growth rate of 12.92% over the forecast period. The growth of this market segment can be attributed to the higher shelf life, strength, durability and puncture and chemical resistance properties of nitrile gloves as compared to other gloves, along with their growing usage in various industrial verticals. Additionally, based on usability, the segment for disposable cleanroom gloves occupies a notable market share of USD 75,801.05 thousands in 2021, backed by the rise in demand for these gloves from healthcare facilities as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and higher disposable incomes of the people in the country. Moreover, the re-usable segment is evaluated to witness a highest growth rate of 12.78% over the forecast period. Based on distribution channel, the online segment is expected to hold the largest market share and further attain a revenue of USD 103044.02 thousand by the end of 2025. Further, the market is also segmented on the basis of ISO equivalent into ISO 3, ISO 4, ISO 5, ISO 6, ISO 7, and ISO 8, out of which, the ISO 4 segment is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR of 12.99% during the forecast period and further reach a market value of USD 77069.11 thousand by the end of 2025. Furthermore, the ISO 4 segment in the pharmaceutical industry vertical is expected to hold the largest market revenue of USD 29716.06 thousand by the end of 2025.

Key Companies Dominating the Market

Our report has covered detailed company profiling comprising company overview, business strategies, key product offerings, financial performance, key performance indicators, risk analysis, recent developments, regional presence, and SWOT analysis among other notable indicators for competitive positioning. Some of the prominent industry leaders in the Japan cleanroom gloves market that are included in our report are Ansell Ltd., Hartalega Holdings Berhad, 3M Company, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Semperit AG Holding, Cardinal Health, Inc, Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Top Glove Corporation Bhd, and others.

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