[219+ Pages Report] According to Facts and Factors, The global medical nonwoven disposables market size was valued at USD 13.01 billion in 2022 and is predicted to surpass USD 17.87 billion by the end of 2030. The medical nonwoven disposables industry is expected to grow by a CAGR of 4.05%.
Medical non-disposables are a wide range of products used in the healthcare industry. These are manufactured with the help of nonwoven fabrics. Nonwoven fabric is produced by interlocking fiber without weaving. These are single-use products to avoid transmission of infections during surgical procedures. Medical nonwoven disposables include face masks, surgical drapes, surgical gowns, caps & head covers, shoe covers, gloves, disposable underpads, incontinent products, and several others.
Increasing incidences of healthcare-associated infections are posing a huge demand for disposable medical products in the global marketplace. The need to prevent and control these infections in the healthcare setting is important to lower the burden on public health infrastructure globally.
Also, the increasing spending on healthcare is further widening the scope of the global medical nonwoven disposables market. Additionally, advancements in nonwoven fabric technologies are leading to the innovation of more comfortable, advanced, and effective disposable medical products, which are expected to expand the market in the coming years.
Also, the growing awareness among consumers regarding the importance of hygiene and infection control practices is further accentuating the demand for these disposable medical products in homecare settings and healthcare facilities. Regulatory bodies and healthcare authorities play an important role in the global market by enforcing stringent standards and guidelines regarding the use of medical products.
For instance, Winner Medical came up with Antibiosis Series Products and CMC dressing products in France in May 2022. The product is a transparent film dressing with silicone foam.
The single-use nature of nonwoven disposables is a challenging factor for healthcare professionals. However, these materials are cost-friendly, but still, their limited use is deterring healthcare facilities from adopting these medical products.
The development of environmentally friendly and sustainable nonwoven material is accentuating the demand in the medical nonwoven disposables industry. These products address environmental concerns and contribute towards lowering the carbon footprint. Also, the convenience of single-use medical products and their cost-effectiveness in a sterile environment are expected to impact the growth trajectory of the industry positively.
For instance, Medline unveiled its OptifoamGentle EX Foam Dressing in June 2022. The product is made with five different layers that help in assisting in absorbing shear stress, moisture, and friction.
Inconsistent quality is a global concern. Healthcare professionals are worried about the use of these large volumes of non-disposable products in the environment. Furthermore, the global medical nonwoven disposables market is highly competitive with numerous manufacturers. This competition is leading to price pressure, which is expected to lower manufacturers' overall margins, which in turn can lead to quality issues in the future.
The global medical nonwoven disposables market can be segmented into products, distribution channels, and regions.
On the basis of products, the market can be segmented into sterile, nonwoven products, and incontinence hygiene products. The sterile nonwoven product segment accounts for the largest share of the medical nonwoven disposables industry. Steroid nonwoven products help avoid the transmission of infections during medical applications. These products include sterile wound dressings, drapes, surgical gowns, and other items used in aseptic environments. The usage of these sterile, nonwoven products is important in surgical procedures to reduce the risk of surgical site infections.
Also, the ongoing advancements are further expected to boost the developments in the segment. Healthcare regulations and standards play an important role in the growth of the segment as they provide a mandate for the use of sterile products, which in turn further widens the scope of the segment during the forecast period. Post-COVID-19 pandemic, there is heightened awareness among healthcare professionals and patients regarding infection prevention practices.
Therefore, such a landscape is expected to boost the growth of the segment during the forecast period. The increasing emphasis on innovating sustainable and eco-friendly nonwoven materials to address the harsh environmental impact associated with single-use products is also supporting the positive growth trajectory of the segment.
On the basis of distribution channels, the market can be segmented into retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, and other distribution channels. The retail pharmacy segment is projected to sweep a larger area in the global medical nonwoven disposables market. The easy accessibility of retail pharmacies to the general public is a major reason for the high growth rate of the segment.
Most of the medical nonwoven disposables like bandages, wound dressing, and other personal care items come under the category of over-the-counter products, and therefore, people can easily purchase these medical supplies without the need for any prescription. Retail pharmacies are the primary points of sale for nonwoven disposable products.
Increasing awareness regarding hygiene and infection control is also driving a huge demand for medical nonwoven disposables at retail pharmacies. The retail pharmacies expand their product offering to a wide range of medical products to meet the diverse requirements of end-users.
Another major reason for the high growth rate of the segment is the extended opening hours of the retail pharmacies to help consumers with purchase convenience outside the traditional settings. Retail pharmacies partner with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure a consistent supply of these disposable products.
Market Size in 2022
USD 13.01 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2030
USD 17.87 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate
Key Market Players
Ontex Hygienic Disposables, Abena A/S, Cypress Medical Products LLC, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Polymer Group Inc., MRK Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Georgia-Pacific, Freudenberg Performance Materials, Ahlstrom, Unicharm Corporation, Medline Industries, LP, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA, First Quality Enterprises Inc., Mölnlycke Health Care AB, KCWW, Medtronic, Domtar Corporation, and Others.
By Products, Distribution Channels, and Region
Major Regions Covered
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East &, Africa
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North America is expected to see a study growth rate during the forecast period because of numerous factors. The stringent regulations in the region regarding the healthcare sector and infection control are boosting the demand for medical non-disposables in healthcare facilities. The region is at the forefront of technological advancements in the healthcare sector, which is another major factor accentuating the growth trajectory of the regional market.
The aging population in the region is leading to a higher demand for these medical products because of the increased treatment procedures in healthcare settings. The well-established healthcare infrastructure, like a good network of clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities, is a primary reason for the high consumption of medical nonwoven disposables in the region.
An increase in the awareness among people regarding the requirement of infection control and hygiene practices is also posing a huge demand for nonwoven disposable products in the region.
Asia Pacific is expected to see a significant surge in the regional market volume in the coming years because of the constantly growing demand for medical nonwoven disposables in the region. Several countries in the region are increasing their healthcare expenditure, which is contributing significantly towards the growth in the sale of medical supplies. The reason holds a large population base, thereby driving high demand for healthcare services and products. The increasing middle-class population, along with their disposable income, is contributing heavily towards the high growth rate of the regional market.
There is a surge in awareness among people in the region regarding the importance of hygiene and infection control practices. This awareness is posing a huge demand for disposable medical products, which, in turn, is expected to impact the growth of the regional market positively. Governments in the region are emphasizing improving healthcare facilities and promoting the use of qualitative medical products. This landscape is likely to boost the demand for medical supplies in the region.
The key players in the global medical nonwoven disposables market include:
For instance, The United Nations Populations Fund contributed sanitary pads amounting to $50,000 towards the Menstrual Hygiene Initiative undertaken by Lady Arya Ali in Guyana.
The global medical nonwoven disposables market is segmented as follows:
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