Healthcare Fabrics Market Size will grow exponentially from 2022 to 2028 with increasing consumer awareness about hygiene and the ability to reduce the risk of spreading and drug-resistant bacteria. Fabrics, such as polypropylene and polyester are gaining considerable traction for use in medical facilities to facilitate surgical procedures.
Textile developers are focusing on boosting nonwoven and woven fabrics with high wet strength, good drape characteristics and good heat setting properties. Rising investments in healthcare settings are likely to drive the growth of fabrics. Healthcare fabrics are designed to mitigate the risk of contamination on hospital gowns, medical curtains and bedsheets.
In terms of raw material, healthcare fabrics market share from polypropylene will grow through 2028 with strong demand for hygiene products. It is sought-after to manufacture hygiene products, including baby diapers and sanitary napkins. Moreover, non-woven polypropylene fabric has witnessed an increased demand to add layers in face masks to improve filtration.
Based on application, hygiene products will account for a considerable share of global healthcare fabrics market due to the importance of feminine hygiene and the rising birth rate. Improving healthcare fabrics across emerging economies, such as China and India will encourage hospitals to invest in the portfolio. The fabric is suitable for the production of disposable products that contribute to increased levels of hygiene needed in medical applications.
Europe healthcare fabric market forecast will be strong with increasing penetration of non-woven products. The fabrics have gained popularity for smoothness, softness, adsorption, cost-effectiveness and comfort. Besides, the demand for environmentally hygiene products has become noticeable in the U.K., Germany, France and Italy. Prominently, baby diapers, sanitary napkins and diapers will be highly sought-after over the next few years.
Leading companies are focusing on organic and inorganic strategies, including product launches, mergers & acquisitions and collaborations. Some of the key players in the global healthcare fabrics market are Paramount Tech Fab Industries, Architex International, Knoll, Inc, Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd., Arc-Com, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Standard Textile Co., Inc, Brentani Inc. and Designtex, among others.
In December 2020, Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced an investment of around USD 140 million in its nonwovens production plant in Mississippi. Around 15,000 square ft of space would be added to the plant’s portfolio and would be installed in the Corinth facility to expansion the production of Poise, Huggies, Pull-Ups and Depend products.
The COVID-19 outbreak has had a mixed impact on global market with both woven and non-woven products gaining popularity. End-users, including hospitals, private clinics and ambulatory surgical centers have been the major recipient of healthcare fabric. Notably, non-woven and woven products have found major traction for orthopedic implants for attaching soft tissue, mainly for compliance, strength and inherent capabilities to boost tissue growth.
Braided textiles have proven to be ideal for balancing the strength and size needed in robotic surgery platforms that have become popular during the pandemic. Braids have the capability to bear considerable weight, making them suited through a transcatheter delivery system, for instance. The fabrics will continue to gain traction for vascular grafts, catheter-based delivery systems and tissue scaffolds.
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