Medical Adhesive Tapes Market Analysis by Size, Growth Status, Industry Development Challenges & Expert Reviews

What is Medical Adhesive Tapes industry?

Medical adhesive tapes are a type of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape used in medical settings for various applications, such as wound care, surgical procedures, and securing medical devices or dressings. The medical adhesive tapes industry encompasses the production and distribution of these tapes, which are typically made of materials such as paper, cloth, or plastic coated with a medical-grade adhesive.

The Medical Adhesive Tapes market reports provide a detailed analysis of area market expansion, competitiveness, global and regional market size and growth analysis. It also offers recent developments such as medical adhesive market size, share, opportunity analysis, product launch and sales analysis, segmentation growth, market innovation and value chain optimization and SWOT analysis. The latest reports on the market cover the current impact of COVID-19 on the market. This has brought about some changes in market conditions.

How big is the medical adhesive tapes market?

Early and future assessments of rapidly changing medical adhesive tapes market scenarios and impacts are covered in the report. Sales revenue of the global medical adhesive tapes market in 2021 is valued at US$ 8.6 billion and is projected to reach US$ 11.5 billion with 6.1% CAGR by the end of 2026.

Rise in chronic diseases has led to an increased rate of hospitalizations and surgeries across the world and this is expected to primarily drive the demand for medical adhesive tapes across the forecast period. Increasing investments in healthcare infrastructure development in emerging economies such as India, China, and Brazil are also expected to favor medical adhesive tapes market growth through 2026.

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Top Industry Players of Medical Adhesive Tapes 

  • 3M company (US)
  • Medtronic PLC (US)
  • Medline Industries (US)
  • Avery Dennison Corporation (US)
  • Johnson & Johnson (US)
  • Smith & Nephew plc (United Kingdom)
  • Nichiban (Japan)
  • Paul Hartmann AG (Germany)
  • Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan)
  • Scapa Group PLC (United Kingdom)

Key Takeaways from Market Study

  • The global medical adhesive tapes market was estimated at for a value of US$ 8.6 billion in 2021.
  • Shipments of medical adhesive tapes are slated to rise at a steady 6.1% CAGR through 2026.
  • By 2026, the global medical adhesive tapes market is anticipated to reach US$ 11.5 billion.
  • Growing aging population, increasing number of surgeries being performed, high incidence of diabetes, obesity, and other chronic diseases, and increased focus on wound care management are prominent drivers for market growth.
  • However, volatility in raw material pricing and strict regulatory norms are anticipated to have a restraining effect on overall market growth through 2026.

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Segments of Medical Adhesive Tapes Industry Research

On the basis of resin type

  • Acrylic
  • Silicone
  • Rubber
  • Others

Silicone is the second-largest resin type in the overall medical adhesive tapes market

Silicone is the second-largest resin type in the overall medical adhesive tapes market as they can withstand higher temperatures than rubber-and acrylic-based medical adhesive tapes. Over the past few years, the demand for silicone medical adhesive tapes has increased in the stick-to-skin market of the medical sector. These tapes have lower peel adhesion compared to synthetic rubber and acrylic tapes. These tapes are widely used for fragile skin, such as infant babies and elderly patients with comorbidities causing the skin to be more delicate. These tapes are also useful for repeat application on the same portion of the skin.

On the basis of backing material

  • Paper
  • Fabric
  • Plastic
  • Others

Paper is the fastest-growing segment of the market during the forecast period

Paper is a widely used backing material that adheres lightly to an individuals skin. It is most widely used for people (adults and infants) with sensitive skin. These are widely used for applications such as dressing and fixation of tubes. These tapes provide excellent comfort compared to the fabric medical adhesive tapes. Hence, they find significant applications in cases involving elderly patients. These tapes are also preferred in cases involving frequent redressing of wounds. 

On the basis of application

  • Surgery
  • Wound Dressing
  • Splints
  • Secure IV lines
  • Ostomy Seals
  • Others

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On the basis of region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South America

Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing market for medical adhesive tapes

The Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing market for medical adhesive tapes, in terms of value, due to the improving healthcare services and the rising level of income in this region. The rising population of the region, along with high disposable income and improved healthcare activities in this region, is driving the medical adhesive tapes market. Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan) and Nichiban Co., Ltd. (Japan) are the important players in this region. The manufacturing sector in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), especially consumer products, is growing rapidly. Moreover, various new production facilities in the region, both export-oriented and domestic, utilize the latest manufacturing processes which are designed to use medical adhesive tapes instead of traditional mechanical fastening equipment.

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