The mammoth advancements in healthcare infrastructure may be attributed as one of the pivotal stimulants of medical nonwoven disposables market, in addition to the massive rise in the aging population across the globe. Currently, estimates claim the aging demographics have been rising 2 to 3 times faster than any other age group. Besides, the elderly generally possess weaker immunity, and are naturally susceptible to hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). In consequence, this demands the requirement for high-quality disposables, inherently propelling medical nonwoven disposables industry share. Lately, many of the scientists and industry giants have been involved in the development of effective solutions for HAI treatment using nonwoven fabrics. Recently, a group of UK based scientists developed revolutionary antibacterial push-handles and pushpads for doors in hospitals to control HAIs, significantly impacting the product spectrum of medical nonwoven disposables market. Driven by the numerous benefits of nonwoven fabrics such as cost-effectiveness and technical viability, they are being rapidly adopted across the healthcare space, thus stimulating medical nonwoven disposables market trends over the years ahead.
China Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market, By Product, 2013 - 2024 (USD Million)
In order to create awareness among the citizens about hygienic healthcare, the U.S. government has framed the Protection and Affordable Care Act, which has resulted in a subsequent rise in the deployment of cleaning wipes and medical nonwovens. Concerns regarding the importance of maintaining hygiene in operating rooms and healthcare facilities pertaining to the favorable deployment of awareness programs will thus lead to the surging utilization of medical nonwovens across the U.S., propelling the regional medical nonwoven disposables industry share. In fact, driven by supportive government initiatives and the rise in healthcare hygiene awareness, U.S. medical nonwoven disposables market size was pegged at USD 2 billion in 2016.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), a few years back, had conducted medical surveys in more than 1000 hospitals across 30 European countries to collect information related to antimicrobial usage and healthcare-associated infections. Through this survey, ECDC had inferred that disposable medical nonwovens are likely to witness escalating demand, as they would be pivotal to control healthcare associated infections. According to the report, nearly 80,000 patients in the European hospitals have witnessed the prevalence of hospital-acquired infections such as urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, respiratory tract infections, and bloodstream infections. Post the survey, ECDC intended to generate awareness among the healthcare workers across the European Union – a move which has had a commendable impact on Europe medical nonwoven disposables market.
Meanwhile, in order to encourage end-use domains for deploying disposable nonwoven products across Europe, major behemoths in medical nonwoven disposables industry have apparently adopted significant growth tactics. Companies in medical nonwoven disposables market have been mainly focusing on the improvement of product development technologies such as fiber technology and cutting-edge nonwoven technology. For instance, a well-known innovator in the development of nonwoven disposable products, Freudenberg has implemented an exclusive nonwoven solution to manufacture products for advanced wound care, transdermal delivery system, and ostomy applications. Additionally, Technical absorbents Ltd. is also currently involved in the development of several projects to enhance the performance and design of products. These instances highlight the noteworthy efforts undertaken by the industry biggies, which will influence medical nonwoven disposables market share positively. Speaking along similar lines, other renowned players in medical nonwoven disposables industry are Ahlstrom Corporation, Medline Industries, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and First Quality Enterprises.
Product innovations play a pivotal role in medical nonwoven disposables market growth, given the high demand for quality products. In the near future, the emergence of new manufacturing methodologies will help improve the quality of nonwoven apparels by bringing about a change in fiber morphology, size, thickness, shape, and density. Nanotechnology, one of most profitable evolving domains of the 21st century, also stands as one of attractive avenues for medical nonwoven disposables industry giants. Companies would be striving to exploit the potential of this business space to enhance the quality and effectiveness of nonwovens, as the deployment of nanotechnology helps increase the surface area of nonwovens with improved overall density without adding extra weight. In addition, other advancements such as plasma technology are also likely to improve the surface chemistry properties of medical nonwovens, which would eliminate the need for additional surface coatings. These instances stand to validate the forthcoming technological developments and are certain to help augment the graph of medical nonwoven disposables industry share. As per estimates, medical nonwoven disposables market is expected to collect a revenue of more than USD 12.5 billion by the end of 2024.
Written By : Sunil Hebbalkar