Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market
Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Analysis By Type (Surgical Drapes & Surgical Gowns) By Usability (Disposable Surgical Drapes and Gowns & Reusable Surgical Drapes and Gowns) By End-Use and By Region – Global Market Insights 2022 to 2026
Analysis of Surgical Drapes and Gowns market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more
Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Outlook (2022-2026)
The global surgical drapes and gowns market currently accounts for a valuation of US$ 3.8 billion and is projected to reach US$ 4.7 billion by the end of 2026. Worldwide sales of surgical drapes and gowns, on a global level, are projected to increase at 4.3% CAGR through 2026.
The increasing rate of hospitalizations and rising awareness of hospital-acquired infections are expected to majorly drive the demand for surgical drapes and gowns across the world.
The market in Canada is set to witness expansion at a CAGR of 5.5% over the next four years, while China will see rapid progression at 7% CAGR.
Market Size (2022)
US$ 3.8 Billion
Projected Market Value (2026F)
US$ 4.7 Billion
Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2026)
China Market Value (2026F)
US$ 465 Million
Germany Market Growth Rate (2022-2026)
Canada Market Growth Rate (2022-2026)
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Demand Analysis of Surgical Drapes and Gowns (2017-2021) in Comparison to Market Forecasts (2022-2026)
The rate of hospitalization and the number of surgeries being performed across the world have substantially increased over the past few years and this trend is expected to be rife throughout the forecast period as well. This is expected to favor surgical drapes and gowns market potential through 2026 on a global level as per this Fact.MR study.
Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, rising investments in healthcare infrastructure, growing awareness of hospital-acquired infections, and rising healthcare expenditure are some other factors that could potentially drive the global market growth over the years to come.
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 had a positive impact on overall surgical drapes industry growth as they were crucial in avoiding the risk of infection while treatment.
From 2022 to 2026, Fact.MR predicts that the surgical drapes and gowns market will expand at a CAGR of 4.3%.
What’s Prominently Driving Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Expansion?
“Increasing Awareness of Hospital-acquired Infections (HAIs)”
The rate of hospitalizations has increased substantially over the past few years owing to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and an increasing number of surgeries being performed. This has led to the adoption of various medical products that ensure patient safety as well as eliminate the risk of cross-contamination between patients and caregivers.
Surgical drapes and surgical gowns are crucial in healthcare settings to avoid hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and hence their demand is expected to increase over the coming years. Increasing awareness of HAIs across various geographies is expected to further bolster the demand for surgical drapes and gowns through 2026.
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What Opportunities in the Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Could New Entrants Explore?
“Aspiring Market Players Could Focus on Novel Product Development & Launches”
New surgical drape manufacturers could focus on the research and development of sustainable products that reduce plastic waste in the medical industry.
Personal protective equipment witnessed an uproar in demand in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and created new opportunities for upcoming surgical gown and drape manufacturers.
- In 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tamara Chayo, a chemical engineering student from Mexico founded MEDU Protection. The company developed reusable PPE that could be washed up to 50 times and still retain its protective properties. The products are embedded with QR codes to inform medical professionals how many times the product has been washed.
New market players could focus on creating novel product solutions for the market to create a space for themselves in the global industry landscape. Sustainability is a key area of focus that many start-ups are expected to focus on and launch novel product offerings to maximize their revenue generation potential.
Which Region Should Surgical Drape Manufacturers Invest In?
“North America Spearheading Surgical Drapes and Gowns Industry Growth”
The North America surgical drapes and gowns market accounts for a major market share in the global marketplace and is expected to maintain this stance across the forecast period as well. High healthcare expenditure, increasing rate of hospitalization, and increasing focus on patient and healthcare professional safety are expected to be the prominent factors driving surgical drapes and gowns market potential in this region.
The market for surgical drapes and gowns in Europe is expected to exhibit bright opportunities over the coming years owing to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and rising awareness of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Germany, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom are projected to be the key markets in this region for surgical gown suppliers throughout the forecast period.
Demand for medical drapes and surgical gowns is predicted to increase at a 5% CAGR in Germany through 2026.
The Asia Pacific regional market is expected to witness growth at a high CAGR over the coming years as the focus on healthcare bolsters and investments in the healthcare industry increase. Rising awareness of HAIs, supportive government initiatives to increase the focus on medical safety, a growing population, an increasing number of surgeries performed, and advancements in the healthcare industry are prominent factors that are expected to govern the surgical drapes and gowns market potential in this region.
Populous countries such as China and India are anticipated to be at the forefront of Asia Pacific surgical drapes and gowns market growth throughout the forecast period owing to the rising focus on healthcare in these countries.
Key developments in the surgical drapes and gowns industry on a regional and global level have been assessed in this latest research survey by analysts at Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider.
Why is the United States an Investment-worthy Market?
“Favorable Reimbursement Scenario & Increasing Number of Surgeries in the U.S.”
The United States surgical drapes and gowns market is expected to be highly lucrative for surgical gown manufacturers over the coming years.
The rising prevalence of chronic diseases, rising number of surgeries being performed, presence of developed healthcare infrastructure, growing geriatric population, attractive reimbursement policies, and extensive healthcare coverage are prime factors that are anticipated to favor the overall surgical drapes and gowns market growth in the United States through 2026.
How Lucrative Will the China Market Be for Surgical Gown Suppliers?
“Increasing Prevalence of Chronic Diseases to Drive Market Potential”
China is witnessing an increase in the incidence of chronic and infectious diseases and this trend is expected to be rife across the forecast period which is expected to directly drive the sales of surgical products such as surgical drapes, surgical gowns, etc.
The country was the epicenter for the origination and propagation of coronavirus which led to a global pandemic in 2020 and this also boosted the demand for surgical drapes and gowns in the country.
Rising awareness of HAIs, increasing geriatric population, and rising healthcare expenditure are other factors that govern surgical drapes and gowns market potential in the country.
The China surgical drapes and gowns market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 7% over the coming years and is expected to account for an estimated revenue total of US$ 465 million by 2026-end.
How Will Demand for Disposable Surgical Gowns and Drapes Fare through 2026?
“Disposable Surgical Drapes Expected to Be Highly Popular”
The global surgical drapes and gowns market based on usability is segmented into disposable and reusable.
Disposable surgical drapes and gowns are used widely across the world owing to better efficacy in protecting against contamination and hospital-acquired infections as compared to reusable surgical drapes and gowns. However, increasing focus on the reduction of medical waste is expected to slow down the demand for disposable surgical gowns across the forecast period, and this is expected to favor sales of reusable medical surgical drapes through 2026.
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Surgical drape manufacturers are anticipated to focus on the launch of new products to increase their sales potential on a global scale.
- In March 2022, Cardinal Health, a leading manufacturer of medical products, announced the launch of its new surgical incise drape. The new drape uses Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG), an industry-leading antiseptic.
- EDM Medical Solutions, a leading medical imaging supplies organization, in July 2020, announced the launch of new CT scanner drapes. These single-use sterile drapes are launched to reduce infections in the medical environment and reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
Surgical gown suppliers are also expected to focus on the expansion of their production facilities to meet the high demand and increase their revenue generation capacity across the world.
- In October 2021, Harbour Technologies, a leading contract manufacturer of medical products in Canada, publicly unveiled its first fully-automated isolation gown manufacturing plant. The plant was launched to supply PPE kits to Canada and the U.S.
Segmentation of Surgical Drapes and Gowns Industry Research
By Type :
- Surgical Drapes
- Surgical Gowns
By Usability :
By End Use :
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers
- Other End Uses
By Region :
- North America
- Latin America
- East Asia
- South Asia & Oceania
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The global surgical drapes and gowns market is valued at US$ 3.8 billion.
By 2026, the market for surgical drapes and gowns is expected to reach US$ 4.7 billion.
Sales of surgical drapes and gowns are expected to increase at 4.3% CAGR through 2026.
Key companies are OneMed, Paul Hartmann AG, Standard Textile Co., Mölnlycke Health Care, Steris, Medline Industries Inc., Priontex, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., and Steris Plc.
The China surgical drapes and gowns market is expected to reach US$ 465 million by 2026.