Soft Skin Adhesives Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2032

Soft Skin Adhesives Market Research Report Information By Base Chemistry (Silicone Based, Acrylic Based, and Urethane Based), By Application (Wound Dressing & Bandages, Scar Therapies Application, and Wearable Medical Devices), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/HC/10263-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Garvit Vyas | September 2023         

Global Soft Skin Adhesives Market Overview

The Soft Skin Adhesives Market Size was valued at USD 0.7 Billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 0.8 Billion in 2023 to USD 1.5 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.50% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Global palliative care expansion, rapid growth in the market for medical implants, and rising demand for single-use medical supplies, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.
Soft Skin Adhesives Market Overview
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Soft Skin Adhesives Market Trends

  • Increase demand for single use medical products is driving the market growth

Comparing single-use disposable medical equipment to conventional stainless-steel systems, there are a number of benefits. Injection-molded plastic is largely used in the assembly of disposable devices, which is done through bonding, glueing, ultrasonic welding, or radio-frequency welding. Due to the enormous volume of single-use device production, automated assembly in clean rooms is required to reduce human touch. The benefits include a lesser chance of cross-contamination, fewer regulatory worries, a reduced need for cleaning system validation, a smaller capital investment, greater portability and scalability, and increased sterility assurance. One of the top firms in the single-use disposable products market, Dow Corning (maker of disposable silicone tubing), predicts that the market will expand at a rate of 17–20% over the coming several years.

The expanding need for palliative care is probably going to have an effect on the soft skin adhesive industry. Enhancing the quality of life for people with terminal illnesses including cancer, heart disease, or neurological problems is the aim of palliative care. Gentle skin adhesives are necessary in palliative care since patients must wear bandages and medical devices. Due to its gentleness and lack of skin irritation, soft skin adhesives are perfect for use in palliative care. They make it possible to secure medical devices including catheters, ostomy bags, and wound dressings in a safe and comfortable mannerPatients receiving palliative care who may be experiencing pain or suffering due to underlying medical conditions need to pay special attention to this. Together with the increase in demand for palliative care, the market for soft skin adhesives is anticipated to expand.

Target receptors and transducers are components of wearable technology. After analysing and acknowledging the target, the linked receptor reacts appropriately. The user might spend the entire day using wearable skin adhesives to collect real-time health data. These tools are useful for tracking things like heart rate variability, daily step totals, and sleep quality. Even specific ailments like diabetes, heart conditions, and cancer can be detected by it. They also encourage people to be aware of potential health dangers and offer advice on how to protect their health and avoid certain emerging diseases. Wearable skin adhesives provide customers with continuous feedback on their progress as well as any places that need improvement or therapy. People are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle in this way. Thus, driving the Soft Skin Adhesives market revenue.

Soft Skin Adhesives Market Segment Insights:

Soft Skin Adhesives Base Chemistry Insights

The Market segments of Soft Skin Adhesives, based on base chemistry, includes silicone based, acrylic based, and urethane based. The silicone based segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022. When skin-friendly applications are required for wearables and wounds, silicone medical adhesives are appropriate. The silicone adhesives are breathable and simple to position. They are frequently used by those with delicate or sensitive skin.

Soft Skin Adhesives Application Insights

The Soft Skin Adhesives Market segmentation, based on application, includes wound dressing & bandages, scar therapies application, and wearable medical devices. The wound dressing & bandages segment accounted for largest market share in 2022. There are a number of significant problems brought on by sutures, such as painful needle punctures to the surrounding tissue, which is particularly harmful for essential organs like the liver or lung where it is challenging to halt blood and air leaks by suturing. The development of fibrous scar tissue brought on by epidermal ingrowth along the suture track could result from improper placement or tightness. Adhesives are very important since sutures are often time-consuming for large or numerous lacerations. The main advantage of placing an adhesive layer over a wound closure using stitches is that the glue covers the entire wound. This protection against secondary bleeding lowers the danger of infection during the healing process by acting as a preventive strategy. Glueing the skin is a rapid, inexpensive procedure that cuts down on operation time. Since there is no stitch removal involved, this method is more aesthetically pleasing.

Figure 1: Soft Skin Adhesives Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)
Soft Skin Adhesives Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Soft Skin Adhesives Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North America Soft Skin Adhesives Market dominated the global market in 2022 (45.80%). In order to provide gentle and non-irritating skin contact, soft skin adhesives are increasingly being used in conjunction with minimally invasive procedures and non-invasive medical devices. For instance, blood pressure cuffs, EKG electrodes, and glucose monitors are often attached to patients' skin using soft skin adhesives.

Over the coming years, it is projected that as the usage of non-invasive medical devices and minimally invasive treatments expands, so will the demand for soft skin adhesives in the United States. As more patients opt for these therapies, there is an increasing need for soft, non-irritating adhesives to connect medical devices and sensors to the skin. The advancements in soft skin adhesive technology are also projected to improve patient outcomes and expand the market. Further, the U.S. market of Soft Skin Adhesives held the largest market share, and the Canada market of Soft Skin Adhesives was the fastest growing market in the North America region.

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

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

Europe Soft Skin Adhesives market is expected to register fastest growth from 2023 to 2032. Soft skin adhesives are employed in a number of medical procedures, such as the affixing of surgical drapes to the skin, the sealing of incisions, and the attachment of medical instruments to the skin. Thus, these applications aid in the overall growth of the soft skin adhesives market in Europe. Further, the German market of Soft Skin Adhesives held the largest market share, and the U.K market of Soft Skin Adhesives was the fastest growing market in the European region

The Asia Pacific Soft Skin Adhesives market accounts for the significant market share. The rapidly ageing population in China may lead to a surge in the demand for medical items geared towards the elderly. Soft skin adhesives are an essential item for the Chinese market since they are regularly utilised in medical applications including wound care and medical equipment. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that as of 2021, there were around 118.4 million individuals in China with diabetes, ages 20 to 79, and that number will rise to nearly 147.2 million adults by 2045. As a result, China now has the highest percentage of adults worldwide who are diabetic. Moreover, China’s market of Soft Skin Adhesives held the largest market share, and the Indian market of Soft Skin Adhesives was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Soft Skin Adhesives Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

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

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global Soft Skin Adhesives industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Soft Skin Adhesives industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Soft Skin Adhesives market, including Adhesives Research, Dupont, DermaMed, Elken, Scapa, Henkel Adhesives, TOYOCHEM CO., LTD, and Wacker Chemic AG, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

An organisation that offers technology-based materials and solutions is DuPont de Nemours Inc (DuPont), formerly known as DowDuPont Inc. It provides materials and printing systems to the advanced printing sector as well as materials and solutions for the production of integrated circuits and semiconductors, addressing both the front and back ends of the manufacturing process. Adhesives, advanced printing solutions, animal nutrition, building supplies, biomaterials, electronic solutions, textiles, fibres & nonwovens, food & beverage ingredients, industrial films, medical devices, resins, and other products are among the company's product offerings. Automobile, building and construction, energy, electronics, food and beverage, aerospace, textile, medical, personal care, and packaging and printing are just a few of the industries it supports. The U.S. city of Wilmington, Delaware, is home to DuPont. DuPont announced LiveoTM MG 7-9960 in February 2023, a soft elastomeric silicone adhesive with a strong bond, long wear time, and simple removal. The formulation of the adhesive contains hardly any cyclosiloxanes at all.

Manufacturer and distributor of industrial goods and services is 3M Co. The company's product line also includes advanced materials, display materials and systems, stationery and office supplies, home care, home renovation, roofing granules, closure and masking systems and other items. Additionally, 3M provides a range of services, including medical, dental, consumer health, food safety, and health information systems. A new silicone-based adhesive technique from 3M has been introduced that can provide a more secure attachment to the skin, improved biocompatibility, breathability, or flexibility, and easy removal.

Key Companies in the market of Soft Skin Adhesives include

  • Adhesives Research

  • Dupont

  • DermaMed

  • Elken

  • Scapa

  • Henkel Adhesives


  • Wacker Chemic AG

Soft Skin Adhesives Industry Developments

July 2021: PerClot Polysachharide Hemostatic System will be purchased by Baxter International from CryoLife, Inc. for up to USD 60.8 million.

April 2019: At the 2019 Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) worldwide surgical conference and expo, Baxter revealed that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had approved FLOSEAL hemostatic matrix's speedier preparation.

Soft Skin Adhesives Market Segmentation

Soft Skin Adhesives Base Chemistry Outlook

  • Silicone Based

  • Acrylic Based

  • Urethane Based

Soft Skin Adhesives Application Outlook

  • Wound dressing & Bandages

  • Scar Therapies Application

  • Wearable Medical Devices

Soft Skin Adhesives 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 0.7 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 0.8 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 1.5 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 8.50% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Base Chemistry, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, the U.K, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Adhesives Research, Dupont, DermaMed, Elken, Scapa, Henkel Adhesives, TOYOCHEM CO., LTD, and Wacker Chemic AG
Key Market Opportunities Growing healthcare industry in developing regions
Key Market Dynamics Growing palliative care globally, high growth in the medical implants market, and increase demand for single use medical products

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Soft Skin Adhesives Market size was valued at USD 0.7 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.50% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are Adhesives Research, Dupont, DermaMed, Elken, Scapa, Henkel Adhesives, TOYOCHEM CO., LTD, and Wacker Chemic AG

The Silicone Based Base Chemistry dominated the market in 2022.

The Wound Dressing & Bandages Application had the largest share in the global market.

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