Emerging countries such as India, China and Brazil are mainly regarded as the most significant growth frontiers for the medical nonwoven disposables market. The medical nonwoven disposables market will grow significantly in these regions due to increasing aging population, increasing prevalence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), pandemics or epidemics and increasing demand for healthcare in developing economies. These factors will boost the medical nonwoven disposables market in these regions.
Incontinence refers to the lack of voluntary control of the excretion of waste products from the body. Females and adults suffering from incontinence are the prime users of incontinence products. The adult incontinence products include cotton pads, disposable underwear, disposable panty shields and disposable diapers. These products are used for the management of light, moderate and heavy incontinence.
Currently, wide range of incontinence products is available in the market, such as pull up underwear and diapers, maternity briefs, etc. Pull up underwear and diapers are made up of innovative material with a target acquisition zone to maintain the dryness and softness of the skin. Additionally, it has a pH system that neutralizes the urine and inhibits bacterial growth to avoid infection.
North America medical nonwoven disposable incontinence products market, 2014-2020 ($million)
Governments in the European region favour the use of medical nonwoven disposables as it provides better protection against infections. The Medical nonwoven disposables market in Europe exhibits a steady growth rate, a trend which is expected to grow in the future due to stringent government regulation regarding the use of medical devices. Further, stronger level of health awareness, increase in disposable incomes and the use of advanced medical technology increase the consumption level of the medical nonwoven disposables market. The count of aging population in Europe is considerably high and would increase in the future. Hence, the top companies are eyeing Europe for innovative product launch in future.
Presently, there is a large adoption of medical nonwoven disposables arising from the recent changes in government policies which have shifted the onus of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) to the health service provider. The companies in Europe are focusing on increasing the production of disposable bed sheets used in hospitals as it would considerably reduce the incidences of infection.
Europe medical nonwoven disposable market by country (2020)
The key factors that drive the growth of medical nonwoven disposables market in Europe are high disposable income, favourable government policies, a higher level of health awareness and hygiene, along with the rising count of aging population and favorable reimbursement policies. The percentage count of aging population in Europe was evaluated at 18% in 2012. This has further augmented the use of medical nonwoven disposables due to its high efficiency in preventing infections Also; the high efficiency of the medical nonwoven disposable products in preventing infections has boosted its adoption in Europe. Increasing focus on the design and manufacturing process of medical nonwoven products would help the companies to increase their profits in the European market. Further, the introduction of novel products in feminine care would boost the market growth in Europe.