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Healthcare fabrics market by raw material, fabric type, application and region - global forecast to 2025 -

The "Healthcare Fabrics Market by Raw Material (Polypropylene, Cotton, Polyester, Viscose, Polyamide), Fabric Type (Non-woven, Woven, Knitted), Application (Hygiene, Dressing, Clothing, Curtains, Blanket & Bedding, Upholstery), Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to's offering.

The global market for healthcare fabrics in 2019 was USD 15,096 million and is projected to register a CAGR of 6.78% between 2020 and 2025.

Increasing awareness of hygiene products through promotions and advertising is primarily driving the healthcare fabrics market. However, the increased use of sanitary napkins among females has led to a serious environmental concern..

The major application of healthcare fabrics is in hygiene, blanket & bedding and clothing. Healthcare fabrics are specifically manufactured for different applications in the healthcare sector. These fabrics are designed and produced to be used in medical and hygiene applications.

Polyester expected to be the fastest-growing raw material of the healthcare fabrics market, in terms of value, between 2020 and 2025

Among raw materials, the polyester segment of the healthcare fabrics market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This high-growth of the polyester segment can be attributed to its high performance at lower cost, as fabrics made out of polyester are strong and have high tensile strength. They are highly durable, chemical resistant, wrinkle-resistant, abrasion-resistant, and offer structural stability. Thus, the demand for polyester is expected increase during the forecast period.

The hygiene estimated to account for the largest share of the overall healthcare fabrics market, in terms of value, between 2020 and 2025

The demand for healthcare fabrics in hygiene products is mainly driven by the increase in consumption of sanitary napkins, adult diapers and baby diapers in the emerging countries of the APAC. Moreover, rising awareness and growing disposable incomes coupled with the rising numbers in the new born and menstruating population is expected to fuel the growth of the healthcare fabrics market in hygiene products.

Amongst fabric type, the non-woven segment of the healthcare fabrics market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Non-woven fabrics are used in various hygiene products ranging from baby diapers, to adult incontinence products. Non-woven fabrics are used as an alternative to traditional textiles due to their excellent absorption properties, softness, smoothness, strength, comfort and fit, stretchability, and cost effectiveness. These have various advantages over woven and knitted fabrics and hence this segment is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period

Strong hygiene awareness in Europe to drive the demand for healthcare fabrics in the region.

Europe is the largest market for healthcare fabrics, followed by APAC and North America. The growth of this market in Europe is propelled by high expenditure on healthcare and increased purchasing power. Moreover, the increasing demand for eco-friendly hygiene products will drive the demand for healthcare fabrics that are used in sanitary napkins, baby diapers, and adult diapers. APAC is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The rising awareness regarding health and hygiene drives the demand for feminine hygiene products, which will drive the demand for healthcare fabrics across APAC.

Market Dynamics


• Increasing Consumer Awareness Regarding Hygiene Products

• Improved Quality of Healthcare Fabrics

• Growing Need for Better and Convenient Wound Dressing Material

• Increasing Use of Non-Woven Fabrics in the Healthcare Industry


• Increased Carbon Footprint Due to the Use of Female Hygiene Products

• Availability of Alternative Products Opportunities


• Advancements in Medical Science and Textile Industry

• Shift Toward Eco-Friendly Products


• Counterfeited Healthcare Clothing in the Market

Companies Mentioned

• Agua Fabrics

• Ahlstrom Munksjo Oyj

• Architex International

• Asahi Kasei Corporation

• Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd

• Baltex Fabrics

• Berry Global Group Inc.

• Brentano Fabrics

• Carnegie Fabrics, LLC

• Designtex

• Eastex Products, Inc.

• Eximius Incorporation

• Fabtex

• Fitesa

• Freudenberg Group

• Global Nonwovens Limited

• Jaden Fabrics, Inc.

• Kimberly-Clark Corporation

• Knoll, Inc.

• Maharam Fabric Corporation

• Paramount Tech Fab Industries

• Saaf Advanced Fabrics

• Sidwin Fabrics Pvt Ltd

• The Mitchell Group

• Welspun India Ltd

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