Top Nitrile Gloves Manufacturers and Suppliers

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Nitrile gloves are an alternative hand protection option that is growing in popularity and use in medical and industrial applications. While latex gloves were traditionally used, many people have allergies to latex and suffer from skin irritations when they use these gloves for extended periods of time. Latex is made from natural rubber, while nitrile gloves are produced from synthetic rubber called nitrile rubber (also called NBR, Buna-N, or acrylonitrile butadiene rubber). Synthetic nitrile rubber tends to produce few issues with allergic conditions and gloves made from this material have several advantages:

  • They are price competitive with latex or vinyl gloves
  • Nitrile gloves provide a comfortable fit even for extended periods
  • The gloves offer a good tactile sense
  • Nitrile rubber offers good chemical resistance, more so than latex
  • Nitrile film is thin and allows for good heat dissipation that reduces sweating and skin irritation
  • Nitrile gloves will take up less volume for the equivalent quantity, saving on storage and transportation costs

Figure 1 below summarizes the industrial glove market share by material type with forward projections through 2023. A recent study of the market from Reports and Data shows a projected compound annual growth rate of 6.3% in the U.S.

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This article summarizes the top nitrile gloves manufacturers and suppliers both in the U.S. and globally, based on user activity on and data from Industry Research.

Top U.S.-Based Nitrile Glove Suppliers as sourced on

Table 1 below presents the top ten small to mid-sized suppliers of nitrile gloves located in the U.S. as sourced by user activity on Companies are listed alphabetically. The table includes the city/state location of the supplier and the type of company.

Table 1 – Top U.S.-Based Suppliers of Nitrile Gloves based on usage data

Company Name

City, State Location

Type of Company

Associated Bag

Milwaukee, WI


Carolina Glove Co.

Conover, NC


First Choice Industrial Supply Company

Oakdale, CA


Haggard & Stocking Associates, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN


Lancaster Packaging

Hudson, MA


Liberty Industries, Inc.

East Berlin, CT


New Pig

Tipton, PA



Charlotte, NC


Renco Corporation

Manchester, MA


SC Fastening Systems

Macedonia, OH


Company Summaries

Associated Bag located in Milwaukee, WI is a distributor of packaging, shipping, and workplace products including janitorial supplies and hand protection such as nitrile gloves.

Carolina Glove Co. is a distributor and manufacturer of industrial work gloves, gloves for consumer and retail use, and safety & protective products. They are in Conover, NC.

First Choice Industrial Supply Company, located in Oakdale, CA provides a selection of protective apparel including nitrile gloves, fall protection harnesses, janitorial supplies, and other cleaning chemicals and solutions.

Haggard & Stocking Associates, Inc. is a distributor of a wide range of industrial products including safety and personal protection suppliers such as nitrile gloves. They are located in Indianapolis, IN.

Lancaster Packaging of Hudson, MA offers packaging products as well a facilities and maintenance supplies including nitrile gloves.

Liberty Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of cleanroom and contamination control equipment and suppliers. They are in East Berlin, CT.

New Pig of Tipton, PA, is a distributor of spill protection absorbents and related spill containment products, including personal protection suppliers such as nitrile gloves.

Reagents is a manufacturer and provider of specialty chemicals and supplies such as solvents, labware, and laboratory supplies and consumables including disposable gloves. They are in Charlotte, NC.

Renco Corporation is a U.S.-based manufacturer and leading supplier of gloves and isolation sleeves for personal protection. They are located in Manchester, MA.

SC Fastening Systems in Macedonia, OH is a distributor of a full range of industrial products including abrasives, fasteners, cutting tools, and safety products for applications such as hand protection and eye protection.

Top Global Nitrile Gloves Manufacturers

Table 2 summarizes the top 25 global producers of nitrile gloves as reported by Industry Research in their Nitrile Gloves Industry 2019 Global Market research report. The table shows the company name, headquarters location, and estimated annual revenue in U.S. dollars. Companies are listed in alphabetical order. Annual revenue amounts denoted in foreign currencies were converted to U.S. dollars using currency exchange rates as of March 31, 2020.

Table 2 – Top Global Manufacturers and Producers of Nitrile Gloves based on Industry Research’s 2019 Global Market research report

Note – Annual revenue values derived from company websites and annual financial reports.

Company Name


Estimated Annual Revenue


Selangor, Malaysia

$13.9 million


Kent, Washington, USA

Privately held


Richmond, Australia

$1.499 billion

Aurelia Gloves

Aurora, IL, USA

Privately held

Barber Healthcare

Leyburn, United Kingdom

Privately held

Comfort Rubber Gloves Industries

Perak, Malaysia

$109.8 million


Orangeburg, NY, USA

Privately held

Hartalega Holdings

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

$655 million

Illinois Glove

Northbrook, IL, USA

Privately held


Irving, TX

$18.45 billion

Kossan Rubber

Selangor, Malaysia

$492 million


Montreal, Canada

Privately held

Renco Corporation

Manchester, MA

Privately held


Selangor, Malaysia

$211.8 million


Perak, Malaysia

$47.6 million


Vienna, Austria

$925 million


North Clearwater, FL, USA

$925 million


Essex, United Kingdom

$1.81 billion

Tan Sin Lian

Johor, Malaysia

Privately held

Top Glove

Shah Alam, Malaysia

$1.1 billion

United Glove

Newton, NC, USA

Privately held


Radnor, PA, USA

$1.52 billion

YTY Group

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

$10.8 billion

Shandong Yuyuan

Shandong, China

Privately held

Zhangjiagang Dayu

Jiangsu, China

Privately held

Company Summaries

Adventa is a Malaysian-based manufacturer of disposable gloves headquartered in Selangor, Malaysia.

AMMEX, located in Kent, Washington, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of protective gloves including nitrile gloves.

Ansell is global manufacturer of protective gloves including nitrile gloves. They are headquartered in Richmond, Australia.

Aurelia Gloves, owned by Supermax Healthcare, is a leading international manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of high-quality medical gloves. They are headquartered in Aurora, IL.

Barber Healthcare is a UK-based manufacturer and distributors of a wide range of high quality, high performance, disposable gloves available in NR Latex, Nitrile and Vinyl materials.

Comfort Rubber Gloves Industries is a leading manufacturer of latex and nitrile glove, with headquarters in Perak, Malaysia.

Dynarex, located in Orangeburg, NY, is a supplier of disposable medical products and durable medical equipment, including disposable nitrile gloves.

Hartalega Holdings is the world’s largest producer of nitrile and latex gloves, with production capacity to produce 35 billion gloves annually. They are headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Illinois Glove, located in Northbrook, IL, is a US-based supplier of gloves for a variety of applications.

Kimberly-Clark produces many personal care products based on non-woven fabrics and has leading brands serving adult care, baby & child care, feminine care, as well as professional products for industrial use such as scientific and cleanroom environment wipers and apparel including disposable and nitrile gloves. Their brands are sold in 175 countries worldwide. They are headquartered in Irving, TX.

Kossan Rubber is a global manufacturer of medical, surgical, and professional gloves as well as cleanroom and safety personal protection equipment. They are headquartered in Selangor, Malaysia.

Medicom is a Canadian-based leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality infection control, single-use, and preventive products for the medical, dental, industrial, veterinary, laboratory and health and beauty markets. They are headquartered in Montreal.

Renco Corporation is a U.S.-based manufacturer and leading supplier of gloves and isolation sleeves for personal protection. They are located in Manchester, MA.

Riverstone, headquartered in Selangor, Malaysia, is a leading manufacturer of nitrile gloves, cleanroom gloves, and latex medical examination gloves.

Rubberex is a Malaysian-based manufacturer of industrial and safety gloves including nitrile gloves. They are headquartered in Perak, Malaysia.

Semperit is a global provider of gloves for medical and industrial uses as well as other rubber-based products for industrial applications. They are headquartered in Vienna, Austria.

Sempermed, located in North Clearwater, FL, is a globally integrated manufacturer and supplier of gloves for medical, dental, and industrial applications.

Synthomer, with headquarters in the United Kingdom, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Acrylic and Vinyl emulsions polymers, specialty polymers, and Styrene-Butadiene and acrylonitrile-butadiene latex. They are the market leaders in many segments including coatings, construction, technical textiles, paper, and synthetic latex gloves.

Tan Sin Lian is a Malaysian-based manufacturer of latex and nitrile gloves which exports to 45 countries. They are headquartered in Johor, Malaysia.

Top Glove is a global leading manufacturer of surgical, latex, nitrile, and industrial gloves with an annual production output of some 73.8 billion units. They are headquartered in Shah Alam, Malaysia.

United Glove is a manufacturer and provider of hand protection products and gloves including a full line of products manufactured in the U.S. They are privately held and headquartered in Newton, NC.

VWR was acquired by Avantor in 2017 and is now part of a global company that serves the healthcare and biopharma industries. They are located in Radnor, PA.

YTY Group, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of single-use examination gloves with a focus on nitrile rubber gloves. They are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indorama Group, a Thailand-based global conglomerate.

Shandong Yuyuan produces surgical gloves and various types of examination gloves, which are widely used in medical treatment, food, electronic equipment, chemical experiment, hairdressing and beauty, and other fields. They are located in Shandong, China.

Zhangjiagang Dayu, headquartered in Jiangsu Province, China, is a global manufacturer of nitrile examination gloves for industrial applications.


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