According to the study, the U.S. represents the leading regional market in terms of consumption. With volume of sophisticated hi-tech surgical intervention growing rapidly, Europe is likely to experience high growth in medical nonwovens sector in the coming years. Growth in developed markets is expected to be sustained by growing proportion of aging population and product innovations. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing market for nonwoven disposables. The market for medical nonwovens disposables in China is likely to be upbeat in coming years, as the country moves towards overhauling its healthcare system, buoyed by its expanding economy.
Segment-wise, incontinence represents the largest product segment. In light of the growing aspiration of incontinence sufferers to lead an active life, the market is witnessing a demand for superior incontinence products that address three critical needs - simplicity in usage, comfort, and security. Surgical nonwoven products represents the fastest growing segment.
Major nonwoven disposables manufacturers profiled in the report include Domtar Corporation, Covidien, Hogy Medical Co., Kao Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Medline Industries, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, SCA Hygiene Products, The Hartmann Group and UniCharm Corporation.
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