The global medical tubing market size was worth around USD 10.5 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 17.0 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 5.5% between 2022 and 2030.
Medical Tubing Market
The global medical tubing market size was worth around USD 10.5 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 17.0 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 5.5% between 2022 and 2030. The report analyzes the global medical tubing market’s drivers, restraints/challenges, and the effect they have on the demands during the projection period. In addition, the report explores emerging opportunities in the medical tubing market.
A hollow cylindrical pipe referred as "medical tubing" is utilized to transmit gas and liquid using devices. It is produced using nylon, silicone, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). Few of its applications include catheters, fluid management, peristaltic pumps, drainage, bio-pharmaceutical laboratory equipment, intravenous (IVs), breathing equipment, and anesthesia. Medical tubing has several qualities, comprising resistance to temperature, abrasion, and pressure, as well as flexibility, hardness, and durability. It is readily applicable to the human body because it is made from recyclable plastic and does not cause allergic or adverse reactions. Due to its high level of purity, medical tubing can survive extremely demanding mechanical conditions. As a result, it is frequently utilized in medical labs, ambulatory surgical centers, hospitals, and clinics.
Increasing demand for medical tubes across a range of medical devices to drive the market growth
Many different medical procedures involve tubes, including delivering fluids and medications, performing minimally invasive surgery, providing interventional therapy, and using ventilators and intravenous therapy (IVs). Cardiovascular catheterizations are used to diagnose and treat a variety of heart conditions, including driving catheters with medical tubing to locate narrowing blood vessels, unclog arteries, check pump performance, perform biopsies, diagnose congenital heart defects, and locate problems with heart valves. Cardiorespiratory disorders are becoming more common, which has increased demand for medical devices that employ a lot of medical-grade tubes. This is anticipated to boost demand for medical tubes in a variety of medical devices and propel the global medical tubing market expansion.
Health issues related to the insertion of medical tubes hampering the market growth
Medical tubing market growth is being restrained by health issues related to tube insertion, such as diarrhea, skin breakdown or anatomic disturbance, dislodged or blocked feeding tubes, and metabolic concerns like hyperglycemia and hyperphosphatemia. Another important issue impeding market expansion is the rising prevalence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) among adult patients utilizing indwelling urinary catheters (IUC). Further predicted market growth restraints include discomfort and other issues related to tube insertion and removal.
Rising product launches along with the latest technology features provide lucrative opportunities for the market expansion
The global medical tubing market for medical tubing manufacturers is anticipated to see significant development prospects as a result of the rising launches of sophisticated medical tubing solutions with cutting-edge technological features. For instance, an Israeli firm, ART Medical Ltd., created a revolutionary sensor-based smart tube in 2017 that enables healthcare professionals to gather thorough patient data while lowering the risk of medical consequences. By utilizing sensors built into the tubes, this cutting-edge medical device may collect patient information such as feeding requirements, salivation, and urine output. It gives real-time information, including the precise placement of the tube, and assists in controlling the feeding process.
Stringent and time-consuming approval process act as a major challenge for the market expansion
The commercialization of medical products is hampered by burdensome and time-consuming regulatory procedures. Because medical tubing comes into direct contact with the body, safety and the avoidance of health risks are significant considerations for these tubing. Various authorities, like the FDA, NSA, and others, established standards for the production of medical tubing. The time needed to complete the approval process and the regulatory criteria vary by region. Additionally, the approval procedure differs depending on the kind of medical device. Thus, act as a major challenge for market expansion.
The global medical tubing market is segmented based on product, application and region
Based on product, the global market is bifurcated into polyolefins, silicone, polyvinyl chloride, polycarbonates, fluoropolymers and others. The polyvinyl chloride segment held the largest market share in 2021 and is expected to show its dominance during the forecast period. The demand for PVC-based medical devices has increased as a result of a rise in the usage of single-use, pre-sterilized medical equipment. Moreover, blood bags and other non-breakable containers, which are essential in healthcare, are made using PVC. The preferred material for these kinds of devices is soft PVC.
Being thin and nearly impervious to tearing, it is perfect for speedy and efficient emergency care of accident patients. Furthermore, PVC is the softest and most flexible material that can be used to produce disposable medical devices due to its unique qualities. The medical equipment is made as comfortable as possible owing to its softness; PVC, for example, is the best material to use in neo-natal wards for newborn and premature babies. When wearing medical gloves, healthcare professionals can also appreciate the softness. PVC-based medical devices also don't make any noise and keep odors from escaping, enhancing comfort and hygiene. Thus, this will drive segment growth over the forecast period.
Based on application, global medical tubing is categorized into bulk disposable tubing, catheters, drug delivery systems, biopharmaceutical laboratory equipment, and others. Bulk disposable tubing is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. For a variety of uses, such as blood transfusion, IV transfusion, respiratory tubing, and others, bulk disposable tubing is available. Similarly, it is used to administer fluids and medications straight into a person's blood. The demand for bulk disposable tubing used in healthcare facilities is anticipated to rise as a result of an aging population and government spending to build new and upgrade existing healthcare facilities.
|Medical Tubing Market Research Report
|Market Size in 2021
|USD 10.5 Billion
|Market Forecast in 2030
|USD 17.0 Billion
|Compound Annual Growth Rate
|CAGR of 5.5%
|Number of Pages
|Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)
|Key Companies Covered
|The Lubrizol Corporation, Saint-Gobain Group, Tekni-Plex, Optinova, Zeus Industrial Products, Inc., Putnam Plastics, Nordson Corporation, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., RAUMEDIC AG, Teknor Apex, Teleflex Incorporated, Freudenberg Medical, Dow, Avient Corporation, Coloplast Corp., ConvaTec Group PLC, Boston Scientific Corporation, Lvd Biotech, A.P. Extrusion Incorporated, and Elkem ASA, among others.
|By Product, By Application And By Region
|North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)
|North America: U.S and Canada
Europe: Germany, Italy, Russia, U.K, Spain, France, Rest of Europe
APAC: China, Australia, Japan, India, South Korea, South East Asia, Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Chile
The Middle East And Africa: South Africa, GCC, Rest of MEA
|2016 to 2020
|2022 - 2030
|Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs. Request For Customization
North America is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period
North America accounted for the largest global medical tubing market share of more than 35% and is expected to continue this pattern during the forecast period. The rising incidence of chronic diseases and the aging population, the rise in product releases, the demand for minimally invasive treatments, and rising strategic initiatives by major market players are the main drivers fueling the growth of the North American medical tubing market. In the region, the US hold the largest market share over the analysis period. For instance, according to the Kidney Disease Statistics for the United States, which were updated in July 2022, chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than one in seven persons in this country, and it is projected that 37 million Americans have kidney disease.
Urinary catheter demand will rise as the prevalence of CKD in the nation rises, propelling the market. Additionally, increasing product launches and approval is one of the significant factors that penetrate the market growth during the forecast period. For instance, in August 2021, SKATER Mini-Loop Drainage Catheters, which will be inserted through the skin under imaging guidance as a minimally invasive method to remove or drain an unwanted fluid collection, were introduced by Argon Medical Devices, Inc. in the United States. In November 2021, the FDA granted permission to The Flume Catheter Business Ltd. (TFCC) to commercialize the FLUME catheter in the United States. TFCC is a medical device company committed to creating a superior replacement for the Foley indwelling urinary catheter. Thus, the aforementioned facts support the market expansion in the region.
Besides, the Asia Pacific market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth in the region is attributed to the consumers' per capita income increasing rapidly, while the population is growing significantly. The Gross National Income (GNI) of China increased by 2.12% from 2019 to 2020, which is anticipated to increase middle-class consumers' purchasing power and empower them to pay for better healthcare services. In addition, it is anticipated that high population expansion would lead to a greater increase in the elderly population. For instance, the National Statistical Office (NSO) estimates that the share of old people in India will increase by 13.1% by 2031. The senior population's increasing need for medical tubes to deliver fluids and medications is anticipated to fuel market revenue growth.
The global medical tubing market is dominated by players like
The global medical tubing market is segmented as follows:
Some of the major drivers propelling the market's expansion include the growing elderly population and the prevalence of diseases including cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory problems. Accordingly, the extensive use of medical tubing in cardiac and urinary catheterization, where it is more effective in terms of time and cost, is promoting market expansion.
According to the report, the global medical tubing market size was worth around USD 10.5 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 17.0 billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 5.5% between 2022 and 2030.
The global medical tubing market growth is expected to be driven by North America. It is currently the world’s highest revenue-generating market owing to the increasing incidence of chronic disease and the ageing population.
The global medical tubing market is dominated by players like The Lubrizol Corporation, Saint-Gobain Group, Tekni-Plex, Optinova, Zeus Industrial Products, Inc., Putnam Plastics, Nordson Corporation, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., RAUMEDIC AG, Teknor Apex, Teleflex Incorporated, Freudenberg Medical, Dow, Avient Corporation, Coloplast Corp., ConvaTec Group PLC, Boston Scientific Corporation, Lvd Biotech, A.P. Extrusion Incorporated, and Elkem ASA, among others.