The surgical drapes market size was valued at US$ 3.2 Bn in 2020 and expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2021 to 2030.
The global surgical drapes market size is projected to surpass around US$ 4 billion by 2030.
Sterile surgical drapes are used during surgery to prevent contact with unprepared surfaces, and to maintain the sterility of environmental surfaces, equipment, and patient’s surroundings. Nonwoven and woven materials are used in the manufacture of surgical drapes. Nonwoven material includes polypropylene, polyethylene, and polyamide & polyester. The global surgical drapes market is driven by rise in the number of surgical procedures and increase in the global geriatric population with major chronic diseases.
Innovative Materials Increasing Availability of ISO-certified Products
In order to avoid infections caused by reusable drapes, companies in the surgical drapes market are manufacturing disposable drapes. Welmed— a provider of disposable medical products, is delivering disposable surgical drapes in a variety of materials such as polyethylene (PE), Tri-Lam Heavy Duty, Protect5, and ClearView options to meet clinical needs.
Manufacturers in the surgical drapes market are increasing their production capabilities in orthopedic drapes, cystoscopy drapes, and obstetric drapes, among others. This explains why the market is projected to reach the revenue of US$ 4.1 Bn by 2030. ISO (International Organization for Standardization)-certified products are being preferred by surgeons.
Iodophor-impregnated Adhesive Drapes Prevent Incidences of SSIs in Patients
Adhesive plastic incise drapes impregnated with antimicrobial agents are used in a patient’s skin after the completion of the surgical site preparation. This drape acts as a microbial barrier to prevent the migration of microorganisms from the skin to the operative site. However, it has been found that these drapes also lead to increased recolonization of the skin, resulting in antiseptic preparation underneath the adhesive drapes compared to the use of no drapes.
Surgical sight infections (SSI) are inhibiting the growth for the surgical drapes market. Hence, companies in the surgical drapes market are recommending the use of iodophor-impregnated adhesive drapes to prevent incidences of SSIs in patients. They are adhering to the guidelines issued by the United Kingdom (UK) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to boost their credibility credentials.
Standardized Absorbent Reinforcement Materials in Drapes Provide Enhanced Protection
Disposable robotic surgical drapes are a breakthrough innovation in the surgical drapes market. These drapes are especially designed for patient safety, and are gaining prominence in minimally invasive robotic surgeries and computer-assisted surgeries. Manufacturers in the surgical drapes market are increasing their R&D in sterile and robotic friendly clear leggings.
On the other hand, manufacturers are introducing triple access angiography drapes. Patent approved designs in these drapes are helping manufacturers to capitalize on incremental opportunities. Cardinal Health, Inc.— a U.S. multinational healthcare services company is offering standardized absorbent reinforcement material in drapes to provide a more consistent look, feel, and experience to clinicians. Manufacturers are complying with the guidelines issued by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) to meet industry’s protection standards.
Incise Drapes to Dominate Surgical Drapes Market
In terms of type, the global surgical drapes market has been divided into incise, sheets, laproscopy, lithotomy, laparotomy, leggings, and others. The incise segment dominated the global surgical drapes market in 2020. This trend is expected to continue during the forecast period. Rise in application of incise surgical drapes on wounds and incision, and utilization in a large number of surgical procedures are key factors driving the segment. Laproscopy was the second-largest segment, in terms of market share, in 2019. The expansion of the segment can be attributed to increase in the demand for laparoscopic and laparotomy surgical drapes, owing to the rise in the number of laparoscopic surgeries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 3.5 million laparoscopic surgeries are conducted annually in the U.S. alone.
Disposable Surgical Drapes to Offer Lucrative Opportunities
In terms of usability, the global surgical drapes market has been categorized into disposable and reusable. The disposable segment accounted for a prominent share of the global surgical drapes market in 2020. Extensive usage of disposable surgical drapes in countries, such as the U.S., and increase in awareness about these drapes in other developing countries are expected to boost the segment during the forecast period.
Nonwoven Surgical Drapes to be Preferred to Woven
In terms of material, the global surgical drapes market has been bifurcated into nonwoven and woven. The nonwoven segment has been further sub-segmented into polypropylene, polyethylene, polyamide & polyester, and others. The nonwoven segment accounted for a prominent share of the global surgical drapes market in 2020. The expansion of the segment can be attributed to increase in awareness about the use of nonwoven surgical drapes. These surgical drapes do not cause discomfort to patients, and there are less chances of transferring infections in the hospital environment. Furthermore, nonwoven surgical drapes have four levels of barrier performance depending on the material used and hence, proven to be the best option during surgical procedures and even while recovery.
High Demand for Surgical Drapes in Hospitals
In terms of end user, the global surgical drapes market has been classified into hospitals, specialty clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, nursing homes, and others. The hospitals segment led the global surgical drapes market, in terms of revenue, in 2019. The trend is expected to continue during the forecast period. Hospitals are an important channel for usage of surgical drapes. Rise in number of hospitals in countries, such as India and China, is projected to boost the demand for surgical drapes. The growth of the segment can be attributed to increase in the number of surgeries and hospital facilities across the world.
North America to Dominate Surgical Drapes Market
The global surgical drapes market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global surgical drapes market in 2020, followed by Europe. Prominent market share held by North America can be ascribed to increase in the number of people with major chronic diseases, new product launches, and presence of major players in the region. The surgical drapes market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a high CAGR from 2020 to 2030. This can be ascribed to the presence of developing countries with commercial hubs, expanding business organizations, rise in awareness about surgical drapes, improving healthcare infrastructure, and high investments by companies in R&D.
Competition Landscape of Surgical Drapes Market
The global surgical drapes market is fragmented in terms of number of players. Key players operating in the global market include 3M, Cardinal Health, PAUL HARTMANN AG, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Medica Europe BV, OneMed, Priontex, Guardian, STERIS plc., and Medline Industries, Inc.
Global Surgical Drapes Market: Segmentation
Surgical Drapes Market, by Type
Surgical Drapes Market, by Usability
Surgical Drapes Market, by Material
Surgical Drapes Market, by End User
Surgical Drapes Market, by Region
Scope of the Report
VRR’s report on the global surgical drapes market studies past as well as current growth trends and opportunities to gain valuable insights of these indicators of the market during the forecast period from 2021 to 2030. The report provides revenue of the global surgical drapes market for the period 2017–2030, considering 2020 as the base year and 2030 as the forecast year. The report also provides the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the global surgical drapes market during the forecast period.
The report has been prepared after primary and secondary researches. Primary research involved bulk of research efforts, wherein analysts carried out interviews with industry leaders and opinion makers. Secondary research involved referring to key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents to understand the global surgical drapes market.
Secondary research also included Internet sources, statistical data from government agencies, websites, company presentations, sales data, and trade associations. Analysts employed a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches to study various phenomenon in the global surgical drapes market.
The report includes an elaborate executive summary, along with a snapshot of the growth behavior of various segments included in the scope of the study. Furthermore, the report sheds light on the changing competitive dynamics in the global surgical drapes market. These indices serve as valuable tools for existing market players as well as for entities interested in entering the global surgical drapes market.
The report delves into the competition landscape of the global surgical drapes market. Key players operating in the global surgical drapes market have been identified, and each one of these has been profiled for distinguishing business attributes. Company overview, financial standings, recent developments, and SWOT are some of the attributes of players in the global surgical drapes market that have been profiled in this report.
Key Questions Answered in Surgical Drapes Market Report
A unique methodology has been utilized by VRR to conduct a comprehensive research on the growth of the global surgical drapes market and arrive at conclusions on its growth prospects. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts warrant the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.
Secondary research sources referred to by analysts during the production of the global surgical drapes market report include statistics from company annual reports, SEC filings, company websites, investor presentations, regulatory databases, government publications, and industry white papers. Analysts have also interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, and market intelligence managers, who contributed to the production of VRR’s study on the surgical drapes market as primary methods.
These primary research respondents have provided exclusive information during interviews, which serves as a validation from the surgical drapes market leaders. Access to an extensive internal repository and external proprietary databases enabled this report to address specific details and questions about the global surgical drapes market with accuracy. The study also uses the top-down approach to assess the revenue of each segment and the bottom-up approach to counter-validate them. This has helped in reaching VRR’s estimates on future prospects of the global surgical drapes more reliably and accurately.
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