Surgical Glove Manufacturers

The surgical glove market should not be confused with surgical gloves because it costs nearly 10-20 times more to make since they need to be designed for higher quality. As such, there are not as many manufacturers for surgical gloves. Companies with the largest market share include Molnlycke Health Care (famous for their Biogel line of gloves), Ansell Healthcare, and Cardinal Health. As with most product brands you are familiar with, these top manufacturers provide consistent quality of products so you can focus on your work.

In truth, most surgical gloves are manufactured overseas since it is more cost effective thereby reducing healthcare costs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will ensure that all medical supplies labeled as surgical gloves will meet key ASTM standards, but every manufacturer is responsible for producing gloves for surgeons that meet their brand's standards. For this reason, there is a level of comfort choosing a vendor that provides consistency so you never have to worry about the quality of your medical gloves.

Surgical glove manufacturers are currently focused on producing the best medical gloves made from latex, neoprene, and polyisoprene material.

Biogel / Molnlycke Health Care

Molnlycke Health Care, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, is one of the world’s leading providers of single-use surgical and wound care products and services for the health care sector. Biogel is one of the most well-known brand name for surgical gloves because of their donning technology they created. All Biogel gloves contain an inner-coating polymer that makes wearing the surgical gloves easier even if the hands are moist. This became especially useful since surgeons no longer had to wait for their hands to dry completely before donning their protective gloves.
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Cardinal Health

Cardinal Health is an $87 billion global manufacturer and distributor of medical and surgical supplies and technologies dedicated to making healthcare safer and more productive. With customers located on five continents which include hospitals, medical centers, retail and mail-order pharmacies, clinics, physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare providers, Cardinal Health has been manufacturing surgical gloves for over 40 years to the medical industry.
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Ansell Healthcare

Ansell Healthcare is a $1 billion manufacturer specializing in providing barrier protection solutions to occupational and professional healthcare workers. Ansell is a leader when it comes to designing and developing new surgical glove standards which require high-quality gloves that are both comfortable and safe. Ansell is well known for their Gammex, Encore, and Micro-Touch glove lines.
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Medline Industries

Medline Industries is a $2 billion privately-held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies. Medline is more known as a top exam glove provider, but used their experience and resource to dip into the surgical glove arena. Over the years, Medline has been working to perfect their surgical gloves by using new glove formers to create the best fitting glove for surgeons.
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Hutchinson Healthcare

Hutchinson Healthcare is a subsidiary of Hutchinson Worldwide, a €2 billion company employing over 25,000 employees worldwide. Their major specialties are within the industrial segment, but made an innovative breakthrough for the healthcare industry through their patented virus inhibiting surgical gloves. The success of this surgical glove, G-VIR glove, has prompted the release of an exam glove version utilizing this technology.
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