Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market Size to Reach USD 29.06 Bn by 2030

Published Date : 21 Jul 2022

The global medical nonwoven disposables market was valued at USD 19.71 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 29.06 billion by 2030 with a CAGR of 4.4% from 2021 to 2030.

According to the World Health Organization, in the developing countries about10% of the hospitalized patients and in the developed nations, about 7% of the hospitalized patients acquired at least some hospital acquired infection. The medical known disposables market helps the professionals to stay away from any contamination and infection. These nonwoven materials prevent the entry of microorganisms that cause diseases. There is a continuous R&D in order to produce these nonwoven medical disposables. The increased adoption of these non-owned disposables in the surgical units have increased the demand. The nonwoven disposables are antibacterial, sterile, liquid absorbing and soft. Continuous innovations by the various companies are expected to help in the market growth.

Regional Snapshot

  • The North American market accounted highest revenue share in 2021. Due to the geriatric population in USA and the rise of urinary incontinence among the old aged people there is a rise in the market. An increased reduction of the medical nonwoven products for the old age that foster the growth of the market like diapers.
  • The increasing number of patients due to chronic diseases has also fostered the growth of medical nonwoven disposables. Due to rapid growth in the geriatric population and increasing birth rates in the Asia Pacific countries, the market is estimated to grow during the forecast. The geriatric population is mostly from the lower and middle income countries, so the Asia Pacific countries which are developing are expected to have a greater market share during the forecast.

Report Highlights

  • On the basis of the product type, the sterile, non woven products segment has dominated the global medical nonwoven disposables market till the year 2021 and it is expected to grow during the forecast. The waterproof property or the water resistant property of the sterile nonwoven products restricts the penetration of microorganisms or other particles and fluids and ensure the safety of the health care providers. Due to these properties of the sterile nonwoven products the segment is expected to show a good growth during the forecast period.
  • On the basis of the end user, the Home Health Care segment is expected to grow the most on the basis of the end user due to the rising demand for receiving treatment of home. The infections that are acquired from the hospitals, growing incidences of urinary incontinence and rising geriatric population. All of these factors are fueling the growth of this segment.

Market Dynamics


There's a great surge in the geriatric population across the globe and this population is very vulnerable to urinary infections and other urinary disorders. Around 400 million people are affected by the urinary incontinence. It prevails in the population aged above 60 and it is expected to spur the demand for the medical nonwoven disposables during the forecast period


There could be a negative impact of the medical nonwoven disposables on the environment. A large amount of waste is generated across the world due to the medical nonwoven disposables market. Improper measures for disposing such medical materials may contaminate the environment. Proper measures must be taken for disposing such materials. The environment is negatively affected due to the accumulation of waste and its disposal impact, so this happens to be a restraint in the growth of this market.


Due to constant research and developments in this field, the manufacturers are expanding their production capabilities in order to produce products that are eco friendly. The production of the eco friendly wipes and other medical disposables are a boon to the environment. Due to stringent government policies biobased polymers are used in the production of the medical disposables. There's a rise in the adoption of these bio based polymers. They will help in reducing the harmful effect of these disposables on the environment and provide sustainability.


In the developing nations as well as the underdeveloped nations there is no proper healthcare infrastructure. The population has very low access to the facilities of health care and also they lack the general awareness regarding the infections that are caused due to the hospitalization. Low awareness regarding these acquired infections is a great challenge that will restrict the market growth in these nations.

Recent Developments

  • Baby diapers were launched by Unicharm Limited, in October 2018, with various sizes in the adult and a baby care division.
  • In 2019, incontinence products were launched in North America by Domtars personal care division in order to keep the patient comfortable, the product contains a dry confinement core. In order to garner higher market share, this strategy was used which helped in upgrading the product.

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