The global medical non-woven disposables market is estimated to reach USD 30.4 billion by 2026. Increasing pool of geriatric population suffering from debilitating and restricting diseases is anticipated to augment the demand for medical non-woven disposable products in the global market. Conditions such as Parkinson’s, rheumatoid arthritis, and dementia restrict movement of senescent patients, often confining them to a limited space. These patients often need non-woven disposable items such as garments and diapers for management of disease associated incontinence. Furthermore, technological advancement in the nature and quality of these products is attracting more and more customers and thus further boosting the market growth.
Growing awareness programs by NGOs and governments alike towards adoption of non-woven disposables in everyday life of patients further adds to the advantage of this market. Such initiatives are increasing awareness among patients and care givers regarding the merits of incontinence products, especially in the developing economies.
The major players operating in the global medical non-woven disposable products market include but are not limited to Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Domtar Corporation, Medtronic PLC, Molnlycke Health Care AB, First Quality Enterprises, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., MRK Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Cypress Medical Products, Freudenberg Nonwovens, First Quality Enterprises, Inc., and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget. Proliferation of local manufacturers is also significant in this market, thus intensifying the prevalent competition.
Key Segments of the Global Medical Non-woven Disposables Market
Product Overview, 2016-2026 (USD Million)
- Hygiene Products
- Ostomy Liners
- Incontinence Pads
- Panty Shields and Liners
- Medical Supplies
- Face Masks
Distribution Channel Overview, 2016-2026 (USD Million)
- Hospital Pharmacies
- Retail Pharmacies
Regional Overview, 2016-2026 (USD Million)
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
Reasons for the study
- Growing geriatric population, and their vulnerability to incontinence and chronic diseases, demanding continues use of incontinence products
- Proliferation of online sales channel, cannibalizing the position of hospital and retail pharmacies
- Consistent threat of deadly infections in hospital and healthcare settings urging the use of disposable medical supplies especially in emerging countries and remote locations
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- The study on the global medical non-woven disposables market includes qualitative insights such as drivers, restraints, challenges and opportunities
- Additionally, the market has been evaluated using the Porter’s five forces analysis
- The study covers qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market segmented on the basis of equipment and services. Moreover, the study on medical non-woven disposables market provides similar information for the key geographies.
- Actual market sizes and forecasts have been provided for all the above-mentioned segments
- The study includes the profiles of key players operating in the market with a significant global and/or regional presence
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Growth in the prevalence of incontinence is alarming in the developed regions. This has resulted in high demand for disposables for incontinence management. As reported by the Nation Health Service, UK, the country houses anywhere between three to six million individuals suffering from some form of incontinence. The pool of patients with fecal incontinence also counts to millions. Therefore a growth in the number of patients aged 50 and above suffering from fecal or urine incontinence forms a key market driver.
The latest technological advancements and introduction of new products in the market shall also keep the pace going. As new and new products are being introduced in the market, several unaddressed issues of patients are being solved, therefore increasing the customer base for these products. Conversely, steady availability of more economic reusable and washable may restrict the market for disposable incontinence products to grow from its full potential. It is yet anticipated that the demand for protective incontinence garments such as underwear will remain high through the forecast period. These products are finding high acceptance in treatment of several conditions including urinary incontinence.
Based on product types, the global non-woven disposable products market is segmented into hygiene products and medical supplies. The medical supplies segment currently dominate the global market with around 50% market share in 2019. Growing usage of these products during surgical interventions for prevention of infection, and the increasing rate of surgeries are attributed to the large share of this segment. On the other hand, hygiene products segment is anticipated to progress at a rapid growth rate during the forecast period. Increasing prevalence of fecal and urinary incontinence among population aged 50 and above contributes to the swift pace of this segment. Though there is a threat of reusable products to this segment, the advent of biodegradable disposable alternatives will considerably offset the effect of this challenge. a
North America is the largest regional market for medical non-woven disposables on the global front, followed by Europe. The prevalence of incontinence in the general population aged 50 an above is high in the region, especially among women. The pool of geriatric population is also significantly high in the region, owing to higher life expectancy attributed to state of the art healthcare facilities. These facts also contribute to greater awareness in the general population about the availability of novel disposable products for incontinence management. Moreover, several market incumbents are domiciled in North America and Europe, therefore giving the regions early bird advantage in adoption of latest advanced products. Asia Pacific market shall be witnessing swift growth during the forecast period. Improving healthcare infrastructure, better outreach of manufacturers in the Asia Pacific market through proliferation of online sales platforms and improving awareness are the key factors attributed to the progress of Asia Pacific market.