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Glove industry gains as demand surges due to COVID-19

It has increased three times over the normal consumption, but manufactures are unable to meet the requirement as it is difficult to raise capacity in a short time; There are 28 glove manufacturing units in India, half of which are in Kerala

June 30, 2021 / 05:37 PM IST
Representative image of a man's hands with nitrile gloves on. (Source: ShutterStock)

Representative image of a man's hands with nitrile gloves on. (Source: ShutterStock)

COVID-19 has given an opportunity to the Indian glove industry to ramp up capacity and produce more pieces, even as many other industries are still reeling under the impact of the pandemic.

Glove manufacturers have been working overtime since the outbreak of the pandemic to meet the rush of orders.

Heavy demand for gloves, globally, has curtailed cheaper imports to India, thus helping even the smaller units to make some gains.

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