Medical Adhesives Market

Medical Adhesives Market

Global Industry Analysis (2017 - 2021) - Growth Trends and Market Forecast (2022 - 2028)

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Industry: Healthcare | Author Name: Amol

The global medical adhesives market is projected to surge at a strong CAGR due to increasing demand for minimally invasive surgeries in developing regions, rise in population, income level, and awareness of health amongst the people in these regions. Asia Pacific dominated the global medical adhesives market with a share of more than 40% and is projected to continue holding its dominance in the years to come. However, stringent regulatory norms regarding healthcare product safety coupled with increased concerns about cross-contamination are expected to hamper the overall growth potential of the global medical adhesives market over the forecast period.

Medical adhesives are used for various medical purposes. For example, medical adhesive tape can be used for strapping on ostomy appliances or dressings. Also, medical adhesive glue may be applied on split drapes prior to surgery to adhere drapes across an operating area to prevent contamination by blood or other fluids during procedures. Adhesive tincture is also utilized in medical procedures as it contains ingredients that temporarily coat the surface of the skin just enough at allow medical tapes and surgical gowns not to stick and cause medical complications, such as skin rashes and infections. Likewise, medical adhesive pastes like medical adhesive glues are used for medical purposes as well as in the making of medical devices.

Fibrin Natural Resin Emerges as Popular Choice Among Healthcare Professionals

Fibrin natural resin is a medical grade fibrin sealant that contains autologous tissue derived from human plasma as the active ingredient. Fibrin adhesive glue is one of the most commonly used medical adhesives in medical practice today because it’s easy to use and seals wound quickly after being applied onto a patient’s open wounds. It also forms a strong bond with soft tissue at a molecular level which results into solid sealing lasting up to 3 weeks or more depending on applications. For these reasons, fibrin natural resin medical adhesive glue is widely used in medical surgical procedures according to medical practitioners.

Fibrin natural resin medical adhesive tape and medical adhesive glues are gaining popularity in the global medical adhesives market because:

  • It’s easy to use with no need of hospitalization
  • Forms a strong bond with soft tissue which results into solid sealing lasting up to 3 weeks or more depending on applications
  • No allergic reactions such as skin rash and infections that may be caused by medical adhesives made of synthetic materials.

Accordingly, fibrin natural resin medical adhesives have been increasingly demanded in recent years due to the benefits they provide compared side by side with other medical adhesives.

Key Challenges in Medical adhesives market

Adhesive systems have been used to bond medical devices and instruments ever since the late nineteenth century, when fabric tapes were joined with rubber. In fact, adhesive bond technologies have become so prevalent in this industry that it has come to be known as “tape and tab” or simply “tapes” for short. There are several reasons why adhesive bonds have been a preferred technology for many medical device applications: first, they typically possess high strength properties which allow them to securely hold a device in place. They also possess good biocompatibility, can provide electrical insulation where needed, possess low moduli of elasticity (thus minimizing stress) and usually offer simple application processes (tape placement).

However, one of the main challenges of adhesive tape bonding is that it can have a limited-service life because it will eventually dry out and lose its holding power. The drying out process typically takes place over the course of several months until complete dissolution occurs. This can be problematic for certain applications where no direct patient contact exists. The goal in these cases is to maintain adhesion indefinitely and thus engage in what is known as “closed-loop” adhesion (feedback mechanisms to control bond strength over time). 

Minimally Invasive Surgeries Driving Demand for Medical Adhesives

Before the advent of adhesives, surgeons were forced to hold tissues together with stitches or special clips called sutures. While the patient was under general anesthesia for this procedure - usually a minor operation like an appendectomy - and typically attended by several surgical residents and medical students who observed every step. The patient would stay in the hospital for several days until all the stitches were removed, which could be as long as a month. And then it got worse wherein, stitching wounds makes scarring much more likely and much stronger than if left to heal on their own.

Medical Adhesives are strong, flexible and waterproof materials that attach the skin together after surgery without requiring stitches or sutures. These seals between the layers of skin help keep dirt from getting inside, thus preventing infections. And this is why surgeons have been so eager to find the perfect adhesive material - one capable of holding tissues together firmly enough to withstand movement, washing, growth and ageing while being gentle enough not to damage tissue during removal.

The greatest challenge has been finding an adhesive that remains flexible even after it dries, which ensures that the wound will still be able to flex with the body's movements. All in all, most surgeons have started preferring medical adhesives as an important step forward in providing more reliable and even routine procedures than stitching or suturing. With so much progress made on making these technologies work properly during surgery, they might soon become common tools used by surgeons performing minor surgeries all over the world. Even though there may be little difference between glue and stitches, these adhesives prove to be more effective and time-saving compared to stitches.

Asia Pacific to Continue Witnessing Highest Growth in the Global Medical adhesives market

Asia-Pacific medical adhesives market is witnessing rising demand from end-user industries like pharmaceuticals, healthcare, research laboratories etc. Stringent government regulations such as REACH in Europe and FALCPA in USA for safe usage of chemicals coupled with growing population base which has increased the spending on healthcare products are few factors driving the growth of this market. However economic slowdown has restrained market growth to certain extent during the period under consideration raising concerns among key players in this industry over falling profits due to reduction in prices.

In the last few years, the Asia Pacific medical adhesives market has witnessed a significant growth in the demand for the product across various applications such as splints, bandages, dressings, sutures and tubing. Large number of healthcare professionals in the region have started using medical adhesives owing to high adhesive strength; ability to withstand moisture; resistance against biological attack; wide service temperature range; reduced inflammability; reduced toxicity and good clarity (transparency). These factors increase the scope for usage of these products in various end-user sectors like pharmaceuticals & biotechnology, research institutions etc., The major players operating in this market include DENTSPLY International Inc., 3M (USA), Henkel AG & Company (Germany), B.Braun Melsungen AG (Germany), Aesculap AG (Germany) and Smith and Nephew plc.

Rising demand for non-toxic products used in medical applications such as sutures & dressings coupled with increasing use of bio-based ingredients containing adhesives are some factors which may boost medical adhesives market growth during forecast period. However regulatory issues associated with their usage due to presence of carcinogenic materials like formaldehyde and chemicals responsible for allergies will pose key challenges for players operating in this space.

Please Note: The above mentioned segmentation/companies/countries are likely to differ in the actual report as they are based on preliminary research.

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