The global medical textiles market size was estimated at USD 22.93 billion in 2022 and is expected to hit around USD 34.43 billion by 2032, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2% from 2023 to 2032.
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Medical textiles are the fiber-based products which are used in the medical environment. Medical textiles play an important role in the medical field these materials need to be biologically compatible and have the ability to disinfect without any chemical or structural changes. The textile materials need to be known toxic and provide air permeability and waterproofing property. It should be resistant to alkali and acid. The medical textile must be reusable and re washable and must be capable these two resists to various microorganisms.
Medical textiles could be used in closure surgeries like soft tissue implants cardiovascular implants and orthopedic implants. Medical textiles also have a wide usage in the external application for the recovery of wounds on the outer part of the body. It can also be used to replace the various organs inside the body as they are non-carcinogenic and nontoxic. These materials help in protecting the health workers when they treat the patients in the hospital.
The demand for the medical grade textile products shall grow on account of the increasing awareness of better health care services and efficient medical treatments across the world. As there is an increasing demand for medical textile based implantable goods like tendons, artificial ligaments and body part enhancements the market is expected to grow.
An increase in the geriatric population across the globe have a great demand for surgeries related to the joints which are driving the market for the usage of implantable goods. The US is under the most affected nations during the pandemic and there were many large-scale investments made by the government to expand the health care services. Dollar increased demand for domestic production of various personal protection equipment's during the pandemic. Many efforts are taken by the textile manufacturers to integrate the stages of the value chain to reduce the cost of operations.
The prominent market players across various regions are able to provide technological advancements in terms of the quality of the medical grade textiles. A wide range of biodegradable polymers, natural fibers and the synthetic non-biodegradable polymers are being used for developing new products in the market. Due to all of these reasons the market for the medical grade textiles is expected to grow well during the forecast period.
Report Scope of the Medical Textiles Market
|Market Size in 2023||
USD 23.78 Billion
|Market Size by 2032||
USD 34.43 Billion
|Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032||CAGR of 4.2%|
|Forecast Period||2023 to 2032|
|Segments Covered||Type, Product, Application, and Geography|
|Companies Mentioned||ATEX Technologies, Inc., Life Threads LLC, Bally Ribbon Mills, Freudenberg Group, Asahi Kasei, Corporation, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj|
Depending upon the product, the nonwoven segment of the medical textile market is expected to have the largest market share during the forecast period. Acid medical textiles are able to provide properties like high air permeability, great bacterial resistance, superior strength and water vapor transmission capacity the market is expected to grow. During the pandemic there was an increased demand for the nonwoven medical textiles. Due to the use of personal protective equipments like the face mask and gowns which would extremely useful in curbing the virus transmission have led to a growth in the market. Many strict regulations were passed by various governments to wear face masks in public places at all the times. Apart from the nonwoven segment the knitted medical textiles segment is also expected to grow well during the forecast period. As an increased demand for cells scaffolds, artificial blood vessels, hernia patches and tissue reengineering applications the use of these medical textiles is expected to grow. Due to the research conducted for manufacturing hi-tech medical textiles the knitting technology is also gaining popularity.
On the basis of application, the health care and the hygiene products segment had the largest market share in the recent years. During the forecast period this segment is expected to witness highest growth. Increasing demand for face mask, medical bags commercial covers, bed sheets, gowns, maternity pads, incontinence pads, caps, sanitary napkins and drapes has become the largest application area for medical textiles. The manufacturing of all these products requires a great quantity of medical textiles. The demand for general hygiene products and protective clothing had grown in the recent years. There are major developments in many developing countries for new healthcare facilities and expansion of the existing facilities so, the demand for medical textiles is expected to grow in the coming years.
The non-implantable goods segment is also expected to have a good revenue-based growth during the forecast period. Due to the increasing number of surgeries globally the non-implantable goods market is expected to grow during the forecast period. These goods are primarily used to reduce hemorrhage, improve healing and reduce the swelling. It also helps in restricting the movement of the wound edges and keeps the intravenous cannula in place.
Medical Textiles Market Share, By Region, 2022 (%)
|Regions||Revenuie Share in 2022 (%)|
The Asia Pacific market accounted for the largest market share till the recent years. Due to the availability of various manufacturing facilities for nonwoven fabrics in China, Taiwan, Japan, India, South Korea, and Indonesia the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow well during the forecast period. in order to increase the manufacturing capacities so as to cater to the demand of raw material in manufacturing of different products there is an addition of production lines in this region. There's a great demand for raw materials for the production of face masks, surgical gowns and PPE kits. Financial and technological assistance is provided by the government of various countries like South Korea, Japan, India.
The financial and the technological assistance is expected to ramp up the production which will thereby positively influence the overall market growth. Route one increase in the health care expenditure in many countries based in Europe this market is expected to grow. Due to an expansion in the existing health care facilities in Germany, Spain, France, Russia, Italy and the UK the demand for protective equipment, cleaning pad and beddings is expected to grow during the forecast period. The growing concern for the protection of patient, escalating aging population and the regulations relating to the health care are driving the expansion of the marked for the medical textiles. There is an increased number of implants, surgeries in patients with chronic diseases which are also driving the global market.
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