Fairfield Market Research Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market Share, Outlook, Size 2023-2030

Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market

Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2023-2030 - By Product, Technology, Grade, Application, End-user, Region: (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa)

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Having exceeded the revenue worth US$18 Bn in 2021, the performance of the medical nonwoven disposables market will continue to be modest, as suggested by the market examination report.

Market Analysis in Brief

This study intends to analyse diverse aspects of the global medical nonwoven disposables market. The insights offered in this report are expected to aid in market growth examination over the forecast timeline. In 2021, the market reflected modest growth and per industry figures, it stood at around US$18 Bn in terms of value. According to preliminary study carried out by Fairfield Market Research, the medical nonwoven disposables industry will continue to grow at a moderate CAGR in the next seven years.

Key Report Findings:

  • Increasing focus on sustainability to augment growth of the medical nonwoven disposables market
  • Increasing incidences of HAIs and wounds to promote growth of the medical nonwoven disposables industry
  • Surgical medical nonwoven disposables to gain high traction
  • North America followed by Asia Pacific to remain lucrative go-to-markets in the medical nonwoven disposables space

Growth Drivers

Increasing Prevalence of HAIs, and Wound Incidences

Increasing incidences of chronic wounds especially among old population and growing geriatric population continues to bolster the growth of the medical nonwoven disposables market. Medical nonwoven disposables are widely used in surgical operations acting as an agent that prevents pathogen entry and preventing cross contamination from microorganisms, particles, and other fluids. In addition, the rising burden caused by growing demand for hospital acquired infections (HAIs) treatment.

As an effort to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired infections, healthcare facilities are adopting effective wound care measures and products including medical nonwoven disposables. In addition, benefits of nonwovens such as improved protection against dry, wet, and airborne particles, excellent barrier properties, improved uniformity, high abrasion resistance, high breathability, and light weight have propelled the use of medical nonwoven disposable products.

These functional properties have triggered their adoption in several medical fields including transdermal drug delivery, wound care, isolation gowns, surgical products, and contamination control gowns among others. This factor remains instrumental in driving the growth of the medical nonwoven disposables market.

Growing Emphasis on Developing Sustainable Products

Manufacturers of nonwoven disposable products have been focusing on enhancing their production capabilities and developing green products such as wipes to reduce environmental footprint. In wake of this development, the need to identify low-price and highly sustainable, natural polymers among material suppliers has been increasing. That said, manufacturers in the medical nonwoven disposables market have been eyeing new bio-based materials that can enhance the production processes thus leading to the development of sustainable products.

Furthermore, owing to increasing population and birth rate, manufacturers of medical nonwoven disposable products are increasing the production of baby wipes, wet wipes, and other products promoting sensitive care. They are also marketing these products with attributes such as no alcohol, no artificial fragrance, and hypoallergenic sensitive products. Such developments are expected to complement the sales of several nonwoven disposable products in the healthcare field, thus augmenting the growth of the medical nonwoven disposables industry.

Overview of Key Segments

Surgical Nonwoven Counterparts to Reign Supreme

Surgical medical nonwoven disposables are widely used in healthcare facilities given the increase in the number of surgical procedures and operations. For instance, according to Canadian Institute for Health Information, in 2021, around 1,06,728 cesarean section deliveries were registered, about 51,599 knee replacement surgeries and approximately 51,660 hip replacement procedures were reported in Canada alone.

That said, increasing number of surgeries have fuelled the need for surgical nonwoven products. Additionally, surgical medical nonwoven disposable products have enhanced protection against wet or dry contact that facilitates improved safety of surgical professionals. This has further fuelled the demand for surgical nonwoven products, in turn contributing towards growth of the medical nonwoven disposables market.

Growth Opportunities Across Regions

North America Poised to Maintain Dominance

The medical nonwoven disposables market in North America region is expected to soar at a significant pace in the years to follow. Moreover, from a revenue standpoint, the North America region is likely to dominate the market. This can be attributed towards increasing awareness with regards to HAIs among healthcare professionals and patients coupled with rising burden of chronic ailments.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 1.7 million hospital acquired infection cases and about 99,000 deaths are recorded in the United States every year. In addition, the growing geriatric population along with high prevalence of urinary incontinence has fuelled the demand for medical nonwoven disposables. According to American Community Survey 2021 report, there were approximately 55,892,014 individuals in the age range of 65 years and above in the United States accounting for about 17% of the total population.

This population is more prone to diseases such as diabetes, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). This can result in frequent urination due to hyperactive urinary bladder thus prompting use of adult diapers. This factor remains instrumental in driving the growth of the medical nonwoven disposables market in the region. In addition, other macroeconomic factors such as rising GDP per capita, favourable healthcare infrastructure, favourable government support, and reimbursement policies and strong economic growth continue to influence the growth of the market in North America.

On the other hand, the Asia Pacific region is poised to reflect high growth lucrativeness for the market. Ever increasing population, presence of major players involved in the manufacturing and distribution of medical nonwoven disposables, stable economic growth and rising prevalence of chronic diseases are a few of the factors promoting growth. The region has always been a go-to-regional market for several companies in the healthcare space. Rising patient pool backed by growing population are key factors promoting this attractiveness. These factors remain instrumental in influencing the growth of the medical nonwoven disposables market in emerging economies of Asia Pacific.

Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market: Competitive Landscape

A few of the key players in the medical nonwoven disposables market include Unicharm Corporation, Medtronic PLC, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., Georgia Pacific LLC, Domtar Corporation, MRK Healthcare, Ontex Hygiene Disposables, and Asahi Kasei Corporation.

Key Developments

  • In May 2022, new transparent film dressing, Antibiosis Series Products and bordered silicon foam dressing featuring super absorbent fibers in France. This includes nonwoven fabric, polyester reinforcing thread and gelling fiber
  • In November 2022, sanitary pads worth US$50,000 were donated by the United Nations Population Fund to Lady Arya Ali’s Menstrual Hygiene Initiative to fight poverty in Guyana. This will offer improved menstrual hygiene to people in low income countries

Regional Classification of the Global Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market is Described Below:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East and Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa

*Regions and countries are subject to change based on data availability

Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market

  • Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market by Product/Technology/Grade, Application/End-user, and Region
  • Executive Summary (Opportunity Analysis and Key Trends)
  • Historical Market Size and Estimates, Value, 2018 - 2022
  • Market Value at Regional and Country Level, 2023 - 2030
  • Market Dynamics and Economic Overview
  • Market Size in Value, Growth Rates, and Forecast Figures, 2023 - 2030
  • Competitive Intelligence with Financials, Key Developments, and Portfolio of Leading Companies 
  • Regional and Product/Grade/Application/End-user Price Trends Analysis
  • Value Chain and Five Force’s Analysis
  • Regional/Sub-region/Country Market Size and Trend Analysis
  • Company Market Share Analysis and Key Player Profiles

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