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Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Research Report Information By Type (Surgical Drapes and Surgical Gowns), By End User (Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest Of The World) - Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/HC/5657-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki| June 2024

Global Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Overview


Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Size was valued at USD 1.9 billion in 2021 and is projected to grow from USD 1.99 billion in 2022 to USD 9.96 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The key market drivers accelerating the growth is the rise in hospital-acquired infections. Hospital-acquired infections, nosocomial infections, hospital acquired infections (HAIs), and health care-associated infections (HCAI) are also among the key factors propelling the surgical drapes and gowns market.Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Trends



  • Rise in number of surgical procedures to propel market growth


Sports injuries, cardiac surgeries, and accidents are on the rise, which is why there are more surgical procedures being performed. One of the main factors fueling the market expansion is the rising prevalence of cardiovascular illnesses and other chronic ailments where surgery is being recommended. Due to the rising incidence of surgical site infections and the need for patient and healthcare worker protection, surgical drapes and gowns are very necessary. Approximately 18,416 surgical site infections in adults and 464 surgical site infections in children were reported from acute care hospitals in the United States in 2020, according to the Annual National and State HAI Progress Report. Thus, the market's expansion is fueled by the rising demand for surgical gowns and drapes. Thus, this factor is driving the market CAGR.


The isolation of patients and physicians due to the COVID-19 outbreak in several nations is expected to fuel demand for surgical drapes and gowns as there is a medium to high risk of contamination, which is regulated by the FDA and necessitates a 510(k) premarket notification for a Class II medical device. This permission will lead to a quicker approval process for surgical drapes and gowns, which will be a major market driver.


Strong emphasis is placed on safety standards, which brings the preoperative phases of surgery into focus. Increased incidences of nosocomial infections and healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) are also important factors driving the market's growth. These are the primary driving forces behind the market for surgical drapes and gowns. The market for surgical drapes and gowns will also see new opportunities resulting from rising growth in emerging nations, expanding modernization and technical innovation in the healthcare industry, and expanding research and development activities in the healthcare industry. Thus, it is anticipated that this aspect will accelerate Surgical Drapes and Gowns market revenue ly.


Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Segment Insights


Surgical Drapes and Gowns Type Insights


The Surgical Drapes and Gowns market segmentation has been segmented by type into Surgical Drapes and Surgical Gowns. The surgical gowns segment dominated the market growth in 2021 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is a term used in healthcare contexts. Self-donning surgical gowns that medical staff may put on themselves are in demand in the healthcare setting. Additionally, it is more crucial than ever to wear a gown that can be placed on and taken off quickly and safely during chronic viral and infectious disorders to stop the spread of environmental infections.


Surgical Drapes and Gowns End User Mode Insights


The Surgical Drapes and Gowns market segmentation has been segmented by end user into Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers. The hospitals segment dominated the market in 2021 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. Due to the fact that hospitals perform the majority of surgical procedures involving this equipment, hospitals are the largest consumers of surgical drapes and gowns.


Figure 2:  Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market by end user, 2021 & 2030 (USD Billion)Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market by end user, 2021 & 2030Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Surgical Drapes and Gowns Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America Surgical Drapes and Gowns market accounted for USD 0.8 billion in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a 42.30% CAGR during the study period. The robust infrastructure, rising surgical procedures, and an uptick in surgical site infections are all cited as reasons for the market's expansion. The market in North America will rise as a result of rising healthcare costs, an increase in the usage of single-use surgical drapes and gowns, and the active participation of industry players in the region.


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


Figure 3:  SURGICAL DRAPES AND GOWNS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2021 (%)SURGICAL DRAPES AND GOWNS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2021Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Asia Pacific Surgical Drapes and Gowns market accounts for the fastest growing market share. The market expansion can be attributed to the rising number of operations and the expanding population. Additionally, it is anticipated that throughout the forecast period, technological developments in the healthcare industry and rising R&D efforts would open up new potential prospects for the market. Further, the China Surgical Drapes and Gowns market held the largest market share, and the India Surgical Drapes and Gowns market was the fastest-growing market in the region.


Europe Surgical Drapes and Gowns market is expected to grow at a substantial CAGR from 2022 to 2030. With contributions from industrialized nations like France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, and others, the European region has also seen significant rise in the market for surgical drapes and gowns as a result of rising medical procedures and improved infrastructure. Moreover, UK Surgical Drapes and Gowns market held the largest market share, and the Germany Surgical Drapes and Gowns market was the fastest-growing market in this region


Surgical Drapes and Gowns Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the Surgical Drapes and Gowns industry grow even more. Market participants are also taking various strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, market developments and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market industry.


One of the primary business strategies manufacturers adopt in the Surgical Drapes and Gowns industry to benefit clients and expand the sector is manufacturing locally to reduce operating costs. In recent years, Surgical Drapes and Gowns industry has provided medicine with some of the most significant benefits. The Surgical Drapes and Gowns market major player such as Halyard Health (US), Cardinal Health (US), 3M (US), Mölnlycke Health Care (Sweden), Thermo Fisher Scientific (US), STERIS Corporation (US), Paul Hartmann AG (Germany), Pacon Manufacturing (US), Medica Europe B.V. (The Netherlands) and Guardian (US).


An American provider of scientific equipment, reagents, and consumables as well as software services is Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Thermo Fisher, headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, was created in 2006 by the union of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific. In July 2021, to advertise and distribute Thermo Scientific MAS Quality Controls and LabLink xL Quality Assurance Software for use with Ortho Clinical Diagnostics VITROS analyzers, the world leader in science services, Thermo Fisher Scientific, has partnered with Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.


Cardinal Health, Inc. is a worldwide American health care services firm that generates the 14th biggest amount of revenue in the US. Dublin, Ireland and Dublin, Ohio serve as its corporate headquarters (EMEA). The business, which serves more than 100,000 sites, specialists in the distribution of medications and medical supplies. In November 2020, in Phase 2 of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Strategy for COVID-19, Cardinal Health has committed to serve as the network administrator, enabling clients of retail independent, small chain, and long-term care pharmacies to take part in the immunization campaign.


Key companies in the Surgical Drapes and Gowns market includes



  • Halyard Health (US)

  • Cardinal Health (US)

  • 3M (US)

  • Mölnlycke Health Care (Sweden)

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific (US)

  • STERIS Corporation (US)

  • Paul Hartmann AG (Germany)

  • Pacon Manufacturing (US)

  • Medica Europe B.V. (The Netherlands)

  • Guardian (US)


Surgical Drapes and Gowns Industry Developments


October 2021: The handmade hospital robes by Miami-based designer Rene Ruiz were made available for patients recovering from transplant operations. About 4,260 hospital gowns have been given by the designer, and more are planned, including some for general patients.


July 2020: With the introduction of its new PPE kits, RJ Group, a well-known producer of hospitality equipment, announced its entry into the healthcare sector. Medical personnel' surgical overalls, surgical gowns, and other safety supplies are included in the packages.


Surgical Drapes and Gowns Market Segmentation


Surgical Drapes and Gowns Type Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2030)



  • Surgical Drapes

  • Surgical Gowns

  • Usage Pattern


Surgical Drapes and Gowns End User Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2030)



  • Hospitals

  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers


Surgical Drapes and Gowns Regional Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2030)




  • 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 Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2021 USD 1.9 Billion
Market Size 2022 USD 1.99 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 9.96 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.8% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, End User and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Halyard Health (US), Cardinal Health (US), 3M (US), Mölnlycke Health Care (Sweden), Thermo Fisher Scientific (US), STERIS Corporation (US), Paul Hartmann AG (Germany), Pacon Manufacturing (US), Medica Europe B.V. (The Netherlands) and Guardian (US)
Key Market Opportunities New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
Key Market Dynamics Increasing number of surgeries  High incidences of hospital-acquired infections


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size was expected to be USD 1.9 billion in 2021.

The market is expected to register a CAGR of ~4.8% over the next ten years.

North America held the largest market share in the market.

Halyard Health (US), Cardinal Health (US), 3M (US), Mölnlycke Health Care (Sweden), Thermo Fisher Scientific (US), STERIS Corporation (US), Paul Hartmann AG (Germany), Pacon Manufacturing (US), Medica Europe B.V. (The Netherlands) and Guardian (US) are the key players in the market.

The surgical gowns category led the segment in the market.

The hospitals category had the largest market share in the market.

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