Medical Disposables Market Research Report‚ÄĒGlobal Forecast till 2032

Medical Disposables Market Research Report Information By Product (Wound Management Products, Drug Delivery Products, Diagnostic and Laboratory Disposables, Dialysis Disposable, Incontinence Products, Respiratory Supplies, Sterilization Supplies, Non-woven Disposables, Disposable Masks, Disposable Eye Gear, Disposable Gloves, Hand Sanitizers and Others), By Raw Material (Plastic Resin, Nonwoven Material, Rubber, Paper and Paperboard, Metals, Glass and Others), By End Use (Hospitals, Home Healthcare, Outpatient/Primary Care Facilities and Ot

ID: MRFR/HC/10856-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki | November 2023         

Global Medical Disposables Market Overview


Medical Disposables Market Size valued at USD 245.9 Billion in 2022. The Medical Disposables market industry is projected to grow from USD 261.1 Billion in 2023 to USD 422.5 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound yearly growth rate (CAGR) of 6.20% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increased emphasis on infection control and prevention in healthcare settings and the growing aging population are the key market drivers boosting the growth of the market.


Medical Disposables Market Overview


Source: The Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Medical Disposables Market Trends



  • Growing focus on infection control and prevention in healthcare settings is driving the market growth


Market CAGR for medical disposables is being driven by the rising focus on infection control and prevention in healthcare settings. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) have been a longstanding concern in healthcare facilities. The use of single-use medical disposables, such as gloves, masks, gowns and disposable medical instruments, is a critical part of infection control protocols. These disposables help prevent the transmission of pathogens between patients and healthcare workers, reducing the risk of HAIs.


The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for robust infection control measures in healthcare settings. The increased demand for the personal protective equipment (PPE), including disposable masks and gloves, has been a significant driver for the medical disposables market. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have had to increase their stock of disposable items to meet the surge in patient cases. Further, regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Food and the Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), have established strict guidelines and standards for infection control and the use of medical disposables. Compliance with these regulations is a driving factor for healthcare facilities to procure and use disposable medical products. As healthcare spending continues to rise globally, healthcare providers are investing in infection prevention strategies to reduce the financial burden associated with HAIs. This includes increased adoption of medical disposables as part of infection control measures.


Ongoing advancements in materials and manufacturing technologies have improved the performance and effectiveness of medical disposables. This has led to the development of more advanced and specialized disposable products, further driving market growth. Moreover, the aging population in many parts of the world is increasing the demand for healthcare services. Older individuals often have weaker immune systems and are more susceptible to infections, necessitating a higher usage of medical disposables in healthcare settings. Emerging infectious diseases and global health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, serve as reminders of the critical role that medical disposables play in protecting public health. These events have accelerated the adoption of disposable medical products.


With the aging population, there is also an increasing trend toward home healthcare and long-term care. Many medical disposables are used in home healthcare settings to provide necessary care and treatment to elderly individuals who prefer to age in place. Advances in medical technology have caused the development of innovative disposable medical devices and supplies that enhance the quality of care for older patients. These technological advancements drive both adoption and growth in the medical disposables market. Thus driving the Medical Disposables market revenue.


Medical Disposables Market Segment Insights:


Medical Disposables Product Insights


The Medical Disposables Market segmentation, based on product, includes Wound Management Products, Drug Delivery Products, Diagnostic and Laboratory Disposables, Dialysis Disposable, Incontinence Products, Respiratory Supplies, Disposable Masks, Sterilization Supplies, Non-woven Disposables, Disposable Eye Gear, Hand Sanitizers Disposable Gloves, and Others. The non-woven disposables segment dominates the market, accounting for the largest market revenue, due to its superior characteristics, including cost-effectiveness, high absorbency, softness, and barrier properties, making non-woven materials ideal for a wide range of medical disposable products such as surgical gowns, masks, drapes, and wound dressings. These materials are also environmentally friendly, contributing to their growing adoption in the healthcare industry, further solidifying their dominance in the market. Further, the hand sanitizer segment is anticipated to experience the fastest growth throughout the forecast years.


Medical Disposables Raw Material Insights


The Medical Disposables Market segmentation, based on raw material, includes Plastic Resin, Nonwoven Material, Rubber, Paper and Paperboard, Metals, Glass and Others. The plastic resin category dominates the market due to the versatility, cost-effectiveness, and ease of manufacturing associated with plastics, making them the preferred material for a wide range of disposable medical products, including syringes, tubing, gloves and surgical drapes, among others. The ability of plastic resins to meet stringent regulatory requirements for sterility and biocompatibility further contributes to their widespread use in the production of medical disposables, ensuring product safety and performance.


Medical Disposables End Use Insights


The Medical Disposables Market segmentation, based on end use, includes Hospitals, Home Healthcare, Outpatient/Primary Care Facilities and Others. The hospitals category dominates the market due to the high volume of patients and the medical procedures conducted in hospital settings, necessitating a continuous supply of disposable products. Hospitals require a wide range of disposable items, including gloves, surgical drapes, syringes, and catheters, to maintain sterile environments and prevent cross-contamination. Stringent infection control standards in hospitals further fuel the demand for single-use medical disposables. Additionally, the increasing prevalence of the chronic diseases and the aging population result in more hospital admissions and surgical interventions, contributing to the sustained growth of medical disposables in this segment.


Figure 1: Medical Disposables Market, by End Use, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion


Medical Disposables Market, by End Use, 2022 & 2032


Source: The Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Medical Disposables Regional Insights


By region, the study gives market insights into the North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American Medical Disposables market area will dominate this market due to its well-established healthcare infrastructure, high healthcare expenditure, and large patient population. The region's advanced healthcare facilities and stringent infection control regulations have led to a robust demand for disposable medical products. Additionally, the presence of prominent manufacturers and suppliers in North America contributes to the dominance of the region in the Medical Disposables Market.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: MEDICAL DISPOSABLES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


MEDICAL DISPOSABLES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: The Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe's Medical Disposables market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the increasing healthcare expenditures, a growing elderly population, and rising awareness of infection control measures, leading to higher demand for disposable medical products. Further, the German Medical Disposables market held the largest market share, and the UK Medical Disposables market was the fastest-growing market in European region.


The Asia-Pacific Medical Disposables Market is expected to grow at the rapid CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to the fast growing healthcare industry, increasing healthcare access, and rising awareness of infection control measures. Moreover, China’s Medical Disposables market held the largest market share, and the Indian Medical Disposables market was the fastest-growing market in Asia-Pacific region.


Medical Disposables Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing hugely in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Medical Disposables market grow even more. Market players are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to spread their global footprint, with important market developments including mergers and acquisitions, new product launches, contractual agreements, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To spread and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Medical Disposables industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize the operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by the manufacturers in the global Medical Disposables industry to benefit clients and grow the market sector. In recent years, the Medical Disposables industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to the medicine. Major players in the Medical Disposables market, including Medline Industries Inc., Smith & Nephew Plc, Bayer AG, BD, 3M Company, Cardinal Health Inc., Ansell Ltd, Medtronic plc, Becton Dickinson and Company, AMMEX Company, and others, are trying to increase market demand by investing in the research and development operations.


Medline Industries, Inc. is a privately held American healthcare company headquartered in Northfield, Illinois. The company was founded in 1910 by A.L. Mills and is currently one of the largest privately owned manufacturers and distributors of medical supplies and equipment in the United States. Medline operates on a global scale, serving healthcare facilities, hospitals, surgery centers, nursing homes, hospice care, and other healthcare providers. Medline has made efforts to reduce its environmental impact. They have implemented sustainability programs and initiatives aimed at minimizing waste and promoting responsible sourcing. The company has a history of innovation in healthcare products and solutions. They invest in research and development to create new and improved medical products. In June 2023, Medline Industries and 3M announced a partnership to develop and market new medical disposable products. The partnership combines Medline's expertise in medical device manufacturing with 3M's innovation in materials science.


Cardinal Health, Inc. is the healthcare services and products company, formerly based in the United States and now headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. It is one of the largest and most prominent companies in the healthcare distribution and services industry. It is a major player in pharmaceutical distribution. The company supplies a vast array of pharmaceutical products, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, to pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare providers. The company provides a range of solutions to help healthcare providers improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance patient care. These solutions include technology and services related to supply chain management, inventory optimization, and medication management. In May 2023, Cardinal Health, Inc. acquired Medline Industries, Inc. for $30.4 billion. Medline is a leading provider of medical disposables, and the acquisition will give Cardinal Health a more comprehensive offering of products and the services to hospitals and other healthcare providers.


Key Companies in the Medical Disposables market include



  • Medline Industries Inc.

  • Smith & Nephew Plc

  • Bayer AG

  • BD

  • 3M Company

  • Cardinal Health Inc

  • Ansell Ltd

  • Medtronic plc

  • Becton Dickinson and Company

  • AMMEX Company


Medical Disposables Industry Developments


April 2023: Medtronic acquired Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), a leading offerer of advanced wound care products and the services. The acquisition gives Medtronic a stronger position in the growing market for wound care disposables.


May 2023: Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) acquired Cerus Corporation, a maker of blood safety products. The acquisition gives BD a new portfolio of disposable products for blood transfusion and donation.


July 2023: Cardinal Health and BD announced a partnership to develop and market new medical disposable products for the hospital and ambulatory care markets. The partnership combines Cardinal Health's distribution network with BD's product portfolio.


Medical Disposables Market Segmentation


Medical Disposables Product Outlook



  • Wound Management Products

  • Drug Delivery Products

  • Diagnostic and Laboratory Disposables

  • Dialysis Disposable

  • Incontinence Products

  • Respiratory Supplies

  • Sterilization Supplies

  • Non-woven Disposables

  • Disposable Masks

  • Disposable Eye Gear

  • Disposable Gloves

  • Hand Sanitizers

  • Others


Medical Disposables Raw Material Outlook



  • Plastic Resin

  • Nonwoven Material

  • Rubber

  • Paper and Paperboard

  • Metals

  • Glass

  • Others


Medical Disposables End Use Outlook



  • Hospitals

  • Home Healthcare

  • Outpatient/Primary Care Facilities

  • Others


Medical Disposables Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 245.9 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 261.1 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 422.5 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.20% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, The Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product, Raw Material, End Use, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Medline Industries Inc., Smith & Nephew Plc, Bayer AG, BD, 3M Company, Cardinal Health Inc, Ansell Ltd, Medtronic plc, Becton Dickinson and Company, AMMEX Company
Key Market Opportunities ·       Rise in the number of aging populations.
Key Market Dynamics ·       Increased emphasis on infection control and prevention in healthcare settings.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Medical Disposables Market size valued at USD 422.5 Billion in 2022.

The global market is foreseen to rise at a CAGR of 6.20% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had largest share in the global market

The key players in market are Medline Industries Inc., Smith & Nephew Plc, Bayer AG, BD, 3M Company, Cardinal Health Inc, Ansell Ltd, Medtronic plc, Becton Dickinson and Company, AMMEX Company.

The plastic resin category dominated the market in 2022.

The hospitals category had largest share in the global market.

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