Global Medical Non-Woven Market is Growing at a Significant Rate in the Forecast Period 2018-2025

According to Data Bridge Market Research new Market report, Global Medical Non-Woven Market By type(Spunbond, Meltblown, Drylaid, Wetlaid, Spun-Melt-Spun), By Product Type(Hygeine{Incontinence Pads, Ostomy Liners, Disposable Underwear’s, CSR Wraps, Disposable Medical Wipes and Diapers}, Apprel Products{Surgical Masks, Surgical Packs, Surgical Drapes, Gowns, Surgical Caps, Wound Care Material}), By End User(Hospitals, Clinics, Home Healthcare, Laboratories, Ambulatory Surgical Centers), By Distribution(Direct tenders, Retail), By Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) - Industry Trends and Forecast is projected to reach USD 23.76 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period of 2018 to 2025.

Global Medical Non-Woven Market

Nonwovens are webs made up of fibres. These webs have to be bonded. Bonding methods can be chemical, thermal or mechanical. The development taken place in nonwovens sector includes use of different materials for nonwoven includes Lyocel nonwovens, cellulosic nonwovens, and biodegradable nonwoven. Fibres used in manufacturing of nonwovens for medical applications are cotton, polyester, polypropylene, viscose glass fibre, wood fluff polyamide, chitin, layocell.

Recent developments in medical nonwoven have seen with advanced cellulosic nonwovens, Lyocell nonwovens are the excellent nonwoven.  Its high strength enables the nonwoven producer to reduce basis weight while meeting targets. As this is free from shrinkage and due to its high wet stability allows higher area yield in HE process.

Nonwoven disposables are one of the essential constituents of healthcare industry with the product’s disposable attribute offering an edge over woven fabrics used in hospitals. Factors such as rapid advances in nonwovens production technology, increased focus on preventing hospital acquired infections (HAIs), and improving healthcare infrastructure and services across developing countries, drives the growth of medical nonwoven disposable market. Focus on infection control as a means to cut healthcare costs implies that hospitals and other healthcare facilities are looking at disposables as essentials. Growing awareness over the spread of infectious diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis has fueled demand from hospitals for clean, sanitary and disposable products for safeguarding patients and doctors from infections. Health needs of an aging population, increasing incidence of chronic illnesses, and the continuous rise in hospital admissions are driving demand for medical nonwoven disposables. Market growth is also attributed to the rise in surgical procedures (inpatient and outpatient) and the trend towards home healthcare. With strict regulations adopted for safety at healthcare facilities, demand for nonwoven products such as facial masks, gowns, drapes, gloves, and wipes is on the rise. Apart from medical supplies market, nonwovens are also used in adult incontinence care products.

As per the research Europe represents the largest market worldwide. The region is expected to continue witnessing strong demand as national standards have been implemented to ensure harmony with EN (European Standards) for medical devices and protective equipment. Compared to developed regions such as the U.S., Europe, and Japan, demand for medical nonwoven disposables is relatively low in developing countries due to primarily low income levels and high prices of disposables. Lack of awareness about benefits offered by disposables particularly in infection control is also cited as a reason for the comparatively low sales of nonwovens.

The introduction of innovative products and rustle free diapers are showing the good growth in the market. Though North America and Europe are major markets, Asia-Pacific is emerging as a market with enormous potential for incontinence products due to the aging population, particularly in China. The fastest growing market is surgical nonwoven segment with growth attributed to the constant demand for nonwoven gowns, drapes, masks, caps, sheets and gauze as a means to prevent cross-infections in healthcare facilities.

Segmentation: Global Medical Non-Woven Market

The global market for medical non-woven by the following sub-categories is presented

  • By Type

    • Spunbond
    • Meltblown
    • Drylaid
    • Wetlaid
    • Spun-Melt-Spun

  • By Product Type

    • Hygeine

      • Incontinence Pads
      • Ostomy Liners
      • Disposable Underwear’s
      • CSR Wraps
      • Disposable Medical Wipe
      • Diapers

    • Apprel Products

      • Surgical Masks
      • Surgical Packs
      • Surgical Drapes
      • Gowns
      • Surgical Caps
      • Wound Care Material

  • By End User

    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Home Healthcare
    • Laboratories
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

  • By Distribution

    • Direct tenders
    • Retail

  • By Geography

    • North America
    • South America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Middle East and Africa


Growing Demand of Hygiene Products

The use of disposable diapers has offered hygienic benefits. Urine and fecal matter leakage from the cloth nappies and the hand-to-mouth behavior in infant’s causes many illnesses with oral mode of transmission. Also, the tender skin of the infant is more prone to nappy rash. The modern age disposable diapers, when compared to cloth nappy have shown a superior ability in containment of urine and feces, thereby reducing contamination and transmission of infection. Also disposable diapers contain Super Absorbent Material (SAM) that successfully reduces the incidence of nappy rash and offer hygiene. Hygiene market is the largest consumer of disposable nonwovens

Feminine hygiene products (also called menstrual hygiene products) are personal care products used by women, for menstruation, vaginal discharge, and other bodily functions related to the vulva and vagina. These products are either disposable or reusable. Sanitary napkins (American English) or sanitary towels (British English), tampons, and pantiliners are disposable feminine hygiene products. Menstrual cups, cloth menstrual pads and period panties are the major categories of reusable feminine hygiene products.

From facial tissues and napkins, to nappies and sanitary products, disposable hygiene products are ubiquitous. These everyday items rely on their quality, safety and most importantly to retain consumer loyalty. Most tissue and hygiene products are single use and/or disposable, but this does not mean they should be any less reliable, functional, safe or environmentally sensitive than any other consumer product.

As there is wide increase in demand for hygiene products diapers, feminine hygiene, incontinence products, nursing pads, Toddler training pants the market for the disposable non-woven is expected to grow at a very inclining rate.

Paradigm Shift from Reusable Products to Disposable Products

Hygiene market is the largest consumer of disposable nonwovens. Disposable textiles are gaining popularity in today's time due to their usability and cost effectiveness. The wide range of disposable textiles are being used in houses, hospitals, hotels and restaurants which gives the advantage of no need of washing or cleaning the textiles as they can be disposed of after use. Hence, the demand for disposable textile has increased globally.

With new development and inventions, there is a multiple variety of single use textiles available in the market. Moreover, specialty textiles are manufactured for healthcare purpose like shoe cover, disposable trousers, Isolation gown, liquid resistant laboratory coats, latex anti-allergic gloves, sleeve protector, surgical gown, howie coats, disposable bed sheets, etc. These textiles are long lasting, lightweight and cheaper. Woven and non-woven fabrics are used in manufacturing single use textiles.

In hospitals the isolation gowns are best for visitors as they have characteristics like lightweight, comfortable and protects from infection. Also, one can find breathable and liquid resistant disposable trousers. Superior quality liquid resistant and infection resistant laboratory coats have been introduced. Howie coat is stylish clothing that gives good protection compared to the normal laboratory coats with high collar and cross over front strap.

Anti-allergic powder free latex gloves can be used with ease by both hands. Disposable overshoe covers are used to protect the floor from shoe borne infections. They are strong, extremely light, water resistant and inexpensive. Moreover, surgical caps, face mask, sleeve protectors obstruct micro-organisms and bacteria efficiently. Likewise, smart disposable diapers have been developed by a research institute in Taiwan, China.

The electronic diapers are being sold since 2013. The diapers are hygienic and wearable because of the anti-bacterial properties of the nonwoven textile used in its manufacturing. The smart diaper will automatically let the nurse or the caretaker know when the diaper needs to be changed. This product is very useful among aged people who are ill for a long period of time. Even disposable smart mattresses are being developed for chronic patients.

Chemical coveralls are being manufactured using disposable textiles used by military personnel, mine workers, industrial workers, etc. Chemical coveralls are manufactured to protect against physical, chemical and biological risks to protect the individual form Physical, chemical, biological risks during work the chemical covealls are being manufactured. Sometimes chemicals give no warning signals and cause harm to the workers. Therefore, this protective clothing is worn to save the workers at risk. A range of disposable chemical coveralls are available depending on the requirements, which are manufactured by trusted labels in the world.

When there is a threat to the life, chemical coverall with greatest level of skin protection is worn. The fabric used for such type of coveralls is vapor, gas and liquid resistant. Hence, these all factors lead to increase demand of the disposable non-woven.

Some of the major players operating in Non-woven Market are Avgol Ltd., Fibertex Non Wovens A/S and Pegas Nonwovens, 3M, KCWW, Halyard Health, Inc., Advanced Fabrics (SAAF), Biovation LLC, Intco Medical, Ahlstrom Corporation, Ansell Healthcare, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Cypress Medical Products, Dynarex Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, Hogy Medical, Molnlycke Health Care AB, Paul Hartmann AG, Precision Fabrics Group, Inc., Domtar Corporation, Cardinal Health, UniCharm Corporation, Kraton Performance Polymers Inc., and Medline Industries, Inc., Surgi Pharma, Berry Plastics Group, Halyard Health, Inc. among others.

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