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Disposable Incontinence Products Market Size By Product (Protective Incontinence Garments {Disposable Adult Diaper, Disposable Protective Underwear, Cloth Adult Diaper, Disposable Pads and Liners [Male Guards, Bladder Control Pads, Incontinence Liners (Belted and Beltless Under Garments, Disposable Under Pads)]}, Urine Bag {Leg Urine Bag, Bedside Urine Bag}, Urinary Catheter {Indwelling (Foley) Catheter, Intermittent Catheter, External Catheter}), By Application (Urine Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Dual Incontinence), By Incontinence Type (Stress, Urge, Mixed) By Disease (Feminine Health {Pregnancy and Child Birth, Menopause, Hysterectomy}, Chronic Disease, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Bladder Cancer, Mental Disorders), By Material (Plastic, Cotton Fabrics, Super Absorbents, Latex), By Gender (Male, Female), By Age (Below 20 years, 20 to 39 years, 40 to 59 years, 60 to 79 years, 80+ years), By Distribution Channel (Retail Stores, E-commerce), By End-use (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Nursing Facilities, Long Term Care Centers), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI739
  • Published Date: Nov 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Disposable Incontinence Products Market size was worth more than USD 12 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to witness over 7% CAGR from 2023-2032.

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Increasing incidences of chronic illnesses among the geriatric population will positively influence the industry dynamics. Urinary incontinence, also known as the overactive bladder, is very common among the elderly. Aging causes cognitive & functional impairment, along with comorbidities, which induces the need for incontinence products. These health issues also occur due to damage to pelvic nerves in patients suffering from diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and Parkinson’s disease.

The availability of alternative treatment options could restrain the global disposable incontinence products industry. Additionally, inadequate knowledge and understanding associated with incontinence products in low and middle-income countries may affect sales and revenue of incontinence product manufacturers. Personal hygiene and care associated with urinary diseases are often neglected in rural areas, resulting in a negative impact on product adoption rate.

Rising incidences of overreactive bladder to drive the need for protective incontinence garments

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Disposable incontinence products market share from the protective incontinence garments segment is anticipated to exhibit over 7% CAGR between 2023-2032. A dynamic growth in the number of patients with urinary disorders and bladder control problems will propel the need for protective incontinence garments. These garments are breathable, reduce skin irritation, prevent new infections, and absorb moisture. Increasing cases of overreactive bladder will proliferate the sales of these garments. According to the National Centers for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), in 2021, nearly 33 million people in the U.S. had an overreactive bladder.

Cases of stress incontinence to trigger the demand for disposable incontinence products

Disposable incontinence products market from the stress incontinence segment is poised to surpass USD 12 billion by 2032. Stress urinary incontinence refers to involuntary leaks and high intra-abdominal pressure caused due to weakness in the pelvic floor and urethral sphincter. Over the last decade, incidences of stress-related incontinence have seen a substantial rise. For instance, the Phoenix Physical Therapy and National Association for Incontinence reported that 15 million adult women had stress incontinence in the U.S.

High rate of hysterectomy surgeries to boost incontinence product usage for feminine health

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Disposable incontinence products market from feminine health segment is projected to expand at 7% CAGR between 2023-2032. Growing concerns associated with comorbidities among the female population are accelerating the demand for disposable incontinence products for feminine health. Incontinence garments are widely used by women during childbirth, hysterectomy menopause, and pregnancy. Hysterectomy is a commonly performed surgical procedure, particularly in developed countries, and is among the leading causes of incontinence among women. According to the MGM Journal of Medical Sciences data, approximately 55,000 women in the UK undergo hysterectomy surgeries every year.

Widespread demand for cotton fabric-based hygiene and incontinence products

Disposable incontinence products market from cotton fabrics material is estimated to reach over USD 6.5 billion by 2032. Cotton fabrics are extensively used in nonwoven health and hygiene products such as baby diapers, feminine hygiene pads, antiseptic wipes, and incontinence products. The material is soft and breathable and offers numerous benefits like reduced skin irritation. Easy availability of cotton and the rapid shift towards environmentally friendly products will enable the development of sustainable cotton-based incontinence products.

Preference for minimally invasive procedures at hospitals to treat urinary illnesses will favor industry statistics

Disposable incontinence products market from hospitals end-use is poised to account for more than USD 8 billion by 2032. Rising prevalence of incontinence and growing concerns associated with unmet clinical needs of the adult population will increase the demand for incontinence products across hospitals. A large patient pool prefers hospital-based treatment owing to the accessibility to a broad spectrum of treatments and solid operability. Furthermore, increasing preference for minimally invasive surgeries to treat incontinence and urinary diseases will positively influence segment expansion.

Favorable medical policies to expand Europe market statistics

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Europe disposable incontinence products market is anticipated to exceed USD 8.5 billion by 2032. Rapidly escalating hospitalization rates driven by high incidences of lower urinary tract infections and bladder issues will propel the need for incontinence products in the region. For instance, the World Federation of Incontinence and Pelvic Problems (WFIPP) reported nearly 36 million cases of urinary incontinence across Europe. The region also offers lucrative market opportunities favored by supportive healthcare policies. Rising number of initiatives, screening programs, and awareness campaigns regarding health and hygiene will complement industry development.

Novel product development to foster disposable incontinence product businesses

Some of the leading companies in the global disposable incontinence products market are Becton, Dickinson and Company, B Braun Melsungen AG, Cardinal Health, Inc, Coloplast Ltd, ConvaTec Inc., Essity AB, Hollister Incorporated, Urocare Products, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc, ABENA A/S, Attends Healthcare Products, Inc., Fu Burg Industrial Co., Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, MRK Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. (Nulife), Ontex, Paul Hartmann Ag, First Quality Enterprises, Principle Business Enterprises, Inc., and Unicharm Corporation.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on disposable incontinence products market trends

The COVID-19 pandemic had a slightly negative impact on the disposable incontinence industry. The pandemic caused significant disruptions to the supply chain & logistics, manufacturing, and other aspects of the healthcare sector. With an extensive amount of resources dedicated to coronavirus diagnosis and treatment, the demand for disposable incontinence reduced dramatically in the initial phase of the pandemic.

The disposable incontinence products market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2017 to 2030 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Protective Incontinence Garments
    • Disposable adult diaper
    • Disposable protective underwear
    • Cloth adult diaper
    • Disposable pads and liners
      • Male guards
      • Bladder control pads
      • Incontinence liners
        • Belted and beltless under garments
        • Disposable under pads
  • Urine Bag
    • Leg Urine Bag
    • Bedside Urine Bag
  • Urinary Catheter
    • Indwelling (Foley) Catheter
    • Intermittent Catheter
    • External Catheter

By Application

  • Urine Incontinence
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Dual Incontinence

By Incontinence Type

  • Stress
  • Urge
  • Mixed
  • Others

By Disease

  • Feminine Health
    • Pregnancy and Child Birth
    • Menapause
    • Hysterectomy
    • Others
  • Chronic Disease
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Mental Disorders
  • Others

By Material

  • Plastic
  • Cotton fabrics
  • Super Absorbents
  • Latex
  • Others

By Gender

  • Male
  • Female

By Age

  • Below 20 years
  • 20 to 39 years
  • 40 to 59 years
  • 60 to 79 years
  • 80+ years

By Distribution Channel

  • Retail Stores
  • E-commerce

By End-use

  • Hospital
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Long term care centers
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Rupali Swain, Subodh Kharad

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market size for disposable incontinence products was more than USD 12 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to witness over 7% CAGR from 2023-2032.
Stress incontinence segment is poised to surpass USD 12 billion by 2032 due to the rising prevalence of urinary incontinence.
Europe disposable incontinence products market is poised to exceed USD 8.5 billion by the end of 2032 driven by rising private and public initiatives and favorable healthcare policies.
Becton, Cardinal Health, Inc, Coloplast Ltd, Essity AB, MRK, Ontex, Paul Hartmann Ag, and Unicharm Corporation are some of the leading manufacturers of disposable incontinence products.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 19
  • Tables & Figures: 863
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 510
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