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Nonwoven Surgical Drapes Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2028

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Nonwoven Surgical Drapes Market size is projected to witness significant growth from 2020 to 2026. Nonwoven surgical drapes are generally made up of nonwoven fabrics such as spunlace, spunbond meltblown spunbond (SMS) and wet-laid. The nonwoven surgical drapes play a vital role in preventing contamination of suture material thereby, maintaining a sterile field at the surgical site. The nonwoven surgical drapes offer several advantages that include better comfort, breathability and barrier against the microorganisms. The disposable surgical drapes are commonly made up of nonwoven materials and are widely used in the areas such as general surgery, orthopedic surgery and cardiac surgery.

Nonwoven Surgical Drapes Market

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Increasing number of surgical procedures across the globe will positively influence the growth of nonwoven surgical drapes market. For instance, according to the recently published data by the National Center for Health Statistics, in the U.S., more than 50 million surgical procedures are performed per year. These procedures include cardiac surgery, gynecological surgery, ENT surgery and orthopedic surgeries, etc. During these surgical procedures, surgical drapes are used to isolate surgical site from rest of the body. As it is essential to maintain safety and prevent infection during surgical procedures, the healthcare facilities will focus on the adoption of nonwoven surgical drapes. Thus, the aforementioned factors will ultimately contribute to the market growth.

Growing incidences of hospital acquired infections will generate the need for nonwoven surgical drapes in the upcoming years. The factors such as increasing bacterial load and poor hygiene standards during surgical procedures in hospitals will lead to an increase in the hospital acquired infections. For instance, according to a recently published data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the U.S., hospital acquired infections account for around 1.7 million of the total infections on an annual basis. Thus, in order to decrease the nosocomial infections, hospitals will increase the adoption of nonwoven surgical drapes. Moreover, availability of various nonwoven surgical drapes for numerous surgical procedures will further contribute to the market growth.

By product type, the nonwoven surgical drapes market share is divided into incise, laparotomy, laparoscopy, leggings, lithotomy and sheets. The laparoscopy drape segment is expected to hold significant market share in 2019 and show substantial growth over the forecast period. The drapes are designed to be used during general surgeries but, they are mainly focusing on endoscopic procedures. The laparoscopy surgical drape is used for abdominoperineal resection with patients in lithotomy position. Increasing number of minimally invasive abdominal procedures will contribute to the segmental growth. The stretchable adhesive edges of laparoscopy drapes maintain a secure seal when the abdomen is inflated. Hence, aforementioned factors will impel the market growth over the analysis timeframe.

On the basis of application, the nonwoven surgical drapes market size is categorized into general surgery, cardiac surgery, orthopedic surgery, dental surgery and other surgeries. The cardiac surgery segment is anticipated to expand at a significant growth rate over the forecast period. The nonwoven surgical drapes provide efficient infection control for all the types of interventions within cardiovascular surgery. Thus, increasing incidences of cardiovascular diseases requiring surgical procedures will positively impact the segmental growth thereby, spurring the market growth. For instance, some of the most common cardiac surgeries are angioplasty, bypass surgery, heart transplant etc. Hence, in order to prevent contamination during surgical procedures, healthcare professionals will focus on the adoption of nonwoven surgical drapes in the upcoming years. 

By end-use, the nonwoven surgical drapes market is classified into hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgical centers and healthcare institutes & organizations. The hospitals segment is expected to account for the majority market share in 2019. The factors such as growing number of hospitals, rising hospital admissions and presence of highly skilled healthcare professionals will boost the segmental growth. Moreover, large number of minimally invasive surgical procedures that are performed in hospitals will trigger the need for nonwoven surgical drapes in order to minimize the hospital acquired infections. Hence, these factors will bolster the segmental growth thereby, fueling the market growth.

U.S. nonwoven surgical drapes market share is anticipated to hold a major market share in 2019 and will show substantial growth in the future. The country growth is attributed to the factors such as strong presence of market players offering nonwoven surgical drapes and upsurge in the admissions to hospitals and outpatient surgery centers for undertaking surgical operations. For instance, according to a recently published data by the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (PRL-IHPS), there are approximately 4 million ICU admissions per year in the U.S. A large group of the patients admitted to intensive care units in the U.S. are involved in some or other major surgical procedure. Hence, the demand for surgical drapes will increase in the coming years thereby, spurring the market growth.

Some of the major companies involved in the global nonwoven surgical drapes market are 3M, Cardinal Health, Medica Europe BV, PAUL HARTMANN AG, Medline Industries, Inc., Halyard Health, STERIS plc. Guardian and Mölnlycke Health Care AB among others. These players are constantly focusing on major strategies such as mergers, new product launches, partnerships and acquisitions in order to strengthen their market position. For instance, in May 2018, Owens & Minor acquired the surgical and infection prevention business of Halyard Health for approximately USD 710 million in cash. The strategic move helped the company in increasing its geographical presence and further assisted in significant revenue growth.

Nonwoven Surgical Drapes Market, By Product Type, 2015-2026 (USD Million)

  • Incise
  • Laparotomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leggings
  • Lithotomy
  • Sheets
    • Plain Sheet
    • Minor Sheet
    • Split Sheet
    • Thyroid Sheet

Nonwoven Surgical Drapes Market, By Application, 2015-2026 (USD Million)

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Dental Surgery
  • Others

Nonwoven Surgical Drapes Market, By End-use, 2015-2026 (USD Million)

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Healthcare Institutes & Organizations

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

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


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Historical data coverage: 2017 to 2021; Growth Projections: 2022 to 2028.
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6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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