The global medical protective clothing market was valued at USD 368.6 million in 2019. Factors such as an increasing requirement of high-quality patient care in healthcare facilities and continuous growth in healthcare spending are driving the demand for medical protective clothing. Ongoing innovations, combined with advancement in the field of surgery, such as standardization of procedures, technical innovations and high-reliability organization (HRO) worldwide which will further propel the growth of global medical protective clothing market.
A clothing product that protects medical professionals from harmful pathogens is considered as medical protective clothing. Medical protective clothing protects not only medical personnel, but also patients from potential non-sterile garments contamination. In the market, there are different kinds of protective clothing available that are used to cover every part of the body. Health professionals select safe medical clothing according to their work requirements. Safety glasses or face guards, goggles, gloves, lab coats, scrubs, shoe and boot covers, surgical gowns and sleeves are a few forms of medical protective clothing. Plastic goggles are known as protective glasses or face masks that protect against sudden splashes of fluids such as blood, vomit or excrement. In order to avoid exhaling microorganisms in a sterile atmosphere, masks are usually worn over the mouth and nose. Increasing demand for better patient care quality during hospital stay will push hospitals to invest in protective medical clothing to ensure better patient care quality. These factors are likely to boost demand for medical protective clothing during the forecast period.
Strict government regulations for the protection of patients, physicians, and other working personnel in hospitals and premises, combined with enormous fines for non-compliance with the standards, have caused employers to use medical protective clothing to shield their personnel from various diseases and health threats. The worldwide market demand for medical protective clothing is also significantly influenced by a growing number of surgeries and an increasing prevalence of different chronic diseases. However, rising demand for outsourcing and automation in pharmaceutical manufacturing may hinder the market.
Key players operating in the global medical protective clothing market include 3M, Ansell, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Delta Plus, Alpha Pro Tech, Cardinal Health, Halyard Health, Lakeland Inc., Derekduck Industries Corp., Plasti Surge Industries Pvt., and Tronex International, Inc. among others.
Key Segments of the Global Medical Protective Clothing Market
Product Type Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Million)
End-Users Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Million)
- Home Healthcare
- Outpatient/Primary Care Facilities
Regional Overview, 2018-2028 (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
- Strict regulatory standards pertaining to patient safety
- Growth in biotechnology and healthcare spending
What does the report include?
- The study on the global medical protective clothing 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 product type and end-users. Moreover, the study on medical protective clothing 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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COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a novel corona virus newly discovered in 2020. On 11th March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) announced COVID-19 as a pandemic disease. The pandemic has triggered instability of health-care services nationwide, with hospitals becoming overrun by rising patient influx. Temporary clinics are now being built to tackle a growing outbreak of the disease. The introduction of COVID-19 has also sparked a rise in demand for medical protective clothing items owing to awareness of health and protection. These medical protective clothing aids in preventing the spread of infectious disease and are also commonly used to protect health workers, including physicians, nurses and other medical personnel, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, this is anticipated to grow the demand for medical protective clothing.
The worldwide market demand for medical protective clothing is also significantly influenced by the growing number of surgeries and an increasing prevalence of different types of chronic diseases. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), approximately 129,000 Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) operations were conducted in the U.S. in 1990, and the number has increased to more than 600,000 TKA procedures in 2010. Also, it is estimated to reach over 3 million TKA procedures by 2030. Moreover, there is a continuous rise in spending on healthcare. According to a study by AltarumCenter for Value in Healthcare, in 2016, 2017, and the first half of 2018, overall health expenditure and spending on US health services increased at annual rates between 4.3% and 4.8%. Rising number of surgeries and growing healthcare expenditure & spending in the country is anticipated to boost the medical protective clothing market growth in the U.S.
In addition, the introduction of adequate medical protective clothing helps to protect healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patients from high-consequence infectious diseases (HCIDs). Compliance with the ASTM F1670 and ASTM F1671 specifications for defence against blood, body fluids and blood-borne pathogens from these medical protective clothing is expected to have a positive effect on market development.
The global medical protective clothing market has been segmented based on product type, end-users and region. Based on product type, the medical protective clothing market is segmented into coveralls, and gowns wherein the gowns segment dominated the market. gowns have wide uses in various field. Healthcare personnel use impermeable and fluid-resistant medical protective garments such as surgical gowns and isolation gowns when treating COVID-19 infected patients.
On the basis of end-users, the medical protective clothing market is segmented into home healthcare, hospitals, outpatient/primary care facilities and others. The hospitals segment dominated the market due to rising prevalence of chronic disease such as COVID-19 has led to an increasing number of hospital visits and re-admissions, having a positive effect on the demand for medical protective clothing in hospitals. In addition, the rising prevalence of hospital-acquired and other diseases, such as hepatitis and AIDS, along with the increasingly growing geriatric population is projected to increase the demand for medical protective clothing in hospitals.
The global medical protective clothing market is cumulative to North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. Europe dominated the global medical protective clothing market in 2019, however Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a highest pace through 2028.
In Europe the market growth of medical protective clothing is projected to be driven by the growing proportion of the country's elderly population. In addition, an increase in the number of same-day surgical procedures is expected to have a positive effect on the country's demand for medical protective clothing.
Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing regional market for medical protective clothing aided by constructive steps taken by the regional governments of countries such as India and China to establish local manufacturing and innovation centers. Rising number of plastic surgeries in this region is expected to augment the demand for medical protective clothing, such as surgical gowns, over the forecast period.