Number of pages: 100 | Report Format: PDF | Published date: 15 September, 2022
Historical Years – 2020 | Base Year – 2021 | Forecasted Years – 2022-2030
The global medical nonwoven disposables market was pegged at ~US$ 19.64 billion in 2021 and is expected to witness a CAGR of ~3.9% during the forecast period.
The most common type of textile material is a nonwoven product, which is made of fibres that are glued together to form a transparent structure. Natural fibres like cotton and linen or synthetic materials like polypropylene, polyester, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and others are used to make medical nonwovens. The medical nonwoven disposables, which serve as a barrier to pathogens and protect from fluid, particle, and microbe that might lead to cross contamination, are frequently used in surgical procedures. They are employed as composites and are sterile, soft, antibacterial, liquid-repellent, and liquid-absorbent. Products like disposable underwear, cotton pads, panty shields, diapers, ultra-absorbent, super-absorbent, and biodegradable goods fall under this category.
During the forecast period, the market for medical nonwoven disposables is anticipated to be driven by rising rates of incontinence and Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs). Due to their excellent bacterial filtering efficiency, disposable items constructed of nonwoven are suitable for preventing transmission and potential cross-contamination. Due to their capacity to offer patients and medical professionals more protection against infections than traditional fabrics, medical nonwoven disposables are in higher demand. For the market, this is anticipated to have a significant influence.
The global medical nonwoven disposables market has been analysed into three perspectives by product, end user, and region.
Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market by Product
Based on product, the global medical nonwoven disposables market has been segmented into incontinence hygiene products, sterile nonwoven products, wound dressings. The sterile nonwoven products segment dominated the segment during forecast period. Due to its greater effectiveness at preventing the entrance of germs and other organisms as well as cross contamination, sterile nonwoven goods are widely employed in healthcare facilities. Additionally, the waterproof and water-repellent qualities of the sterile nonwoven goods provide the highest level of safety for the medical staff. The sterile nonwoven products segment has become the market leader for medical nonwoven disposables as a result of these characteristics and advantages.
Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market by End User
Based on end user, the global medical nonwoven disposables market has been segmented into hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare, ambulatory centres, and clinics. The hospital segment dominated the market during forecast period owing to both an increase in hospital admissions worldwide and the prevalence of numerous chronic diseases among the global population. Moreover, the use of nonwoven hospital supplies or disposables in surgical procedures serves as a barrier against pathogens and protects patients from contamination by liquids, particles, and bacteria.
Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market by Region
Based on region, the global medical nonwoven disposables market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World. The North America dominated the market during forecast period. The dominance of North America in the global medical disposables market is largely due to government initiatives, a sizable patient pool, a developed healthcare infrastructure, a higher adoption rate of cutting-edge technology, and growing awareness regarding infection control and cross-contamination in the medical and healthcare fields. However, another rapidly evolving market for medical nonwoven disposables is Asia Pacific. Growing chronic disease incidence brought on by sedentary lifestyles and the existence of numerous players engaged in the creation of medical disposable products, such as India and Japan, are anticipated to propel the expansion of the medical disposables market.
Some of the prominent players in the global medical nonwoven disposable market include
• Asahi Kasei Corporation
• Abbott laboratories
• Johnson & Johnson
• Berry Global Incorporated
• Ansell Limited
• Becton and Dickinson Company (BD)
• Cardinal Health
• Boston Scientific Corporation
• Medtronic Incorporated
• Domtar Corporation
• First Quality Enterprises, Inc.
• Derma Sciences Incorporated
• Kinetic Concepts,
• Freudenberg & Co. Kg
• Georgia-Pacific Llc
• Medline Industries Inc.
• Cardinal Health Incorporated
• Kimberly-Clark Corporation
• Minnesota Mining
• Manufacturing Company (3M Company)
• Unicharm Corporation
The major players are prioritizing innovations and new product development in order to build a brand and increase their market position. Additionally, it is anticipated that the rising number of collaborations will in the near future support market expansion as a whole. Competitors in the medical nonwoven disposables market are always creating new, better goods by making large contributions to R&D operations. The introduction of novel products, such as biodegradable and gender-specific diapers, is anticipated to positively affect the market growth for medical nonwoven disposables. For instance, in May 2019, the largest maker of hygiene goods in Asia, Unicharm Corporation, announced the acquisition of DSG International, a firm that makes diapers and other absorbent products.
• In June 2021, the new single-use bronchoscope, the PulmoONE, from the endoscopic business PENTAX Medical Europe has acquired the CE mark. A single-use bronchoscope with good suction power and high-definition (HD) image quality is called the PulmoONE.
• In May 2021, the innovative disposable digestive endoscopy equipment from EndoFresh was unveiled. The FDA has given it their seal of approval, and it also bears the European Conformity (CE) mark. It is perfect for bedside therapy as well as gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy in intensive care units (ICU), emergency rooms (ER), outpatient clinics, and GI suites.
• In May 2019, a cookie-sized bluetooth sensor, made by MONIT Corp., is attached outside a baby's diaper. This sensor assists parents in monitoring their child's bowel movements and guards against diaper rash and UTIs. To integrate Monit's technology into Huggies, Kimberly Clark and MONIT Corp are working together.