Disposable Medical Devices are a very important part
of the total medical device industry. Medical
Disposables are the devices which are meant for only
single use and have to be discarded later. They are
essential for carrying out any medical procedure in
Hospital. For the last few years, the disposable
market has been growing continuously and trends
predict strong growth for the near future. Products
with enhanced performance, infection prevention and
efficacy are fuelling the demand of medical
disposables globally. Demand for disposable devices is
increasing in emerging economies, as these countries
are modernizing their healthcare infrastructure. The
growing presence of medical facilities in developing
countries and growing geriatric population in
developed countries are the major growth drivers for
the global medical disposables market.
global medical disposables market is segmented on the
basis of products, geography and in terms of end
users. In terms of product categorization, the market
is segmented into drug delivery disposables,
respiratory disposables, products for dialysis,
laboratory disposables, wound management disposables, nonwoven medical disposables, sterilization supplies,
waste disposable supplies, and others, such as
diagnostic disposables. The medical disposables market
embraces a variety of sub-industries, comprising
product areas such as cardiovascular and orthopedic
devices, wound care products and disposable supplies.
Geographically, this market is segmented into North
America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World.
While, in terms of end users, the market has been
divided into hospitals, outpatient facilities, home
healthcare facilities, and others such as emergency
care, physician offices, etc. Hospitals are currently
the leading sector in the global medical disposables
market and are expected to soar due to the growing
number of surgical procedures, emergency visits, and
Global Medical Disposables Market
global medical disposables market is expected to
increase 6.6 percent yearly to nearly $245 billion in
2018.The global market for disposable medical products
has experienced robust growth over the past two
decades, averaging 12.5% per year. The market will be
dominated by the United States, China, Japan, Russia,
Germany, France, Brazil, India, Italy, and the United
Kingdom, who will comprise the 10 largest national
markets, combining to absorb over two-thirds of the
total value of global demand in 2018. The United States
is the largest market for disposable medical devices
closely followed by Europe and Asia. The market in
developing countries keeps growing, mainly due to
economic growth; increased spending by the respective
governments on healthcare and the increased purchasing
power of the general public.
Presently, North America holds the biggest share in
the global medical disposables market ~ 35%. North
America exhibited sturdy demand for all
segments of the medical disposables market. U.S. alone
accounted for 70% of the market for medical
disposables in North America.
Pacific is soon going to catch up due to increasing
healthcare awareness. Other factors likely to drive
the Asia Pacific medical disposables market are the
rising disposable income, huge pool of aging
population, and increasing expenditure by several
governments on healthcare. The significant development
of the emerging economies of India and China will also
lead to growth of this region.
is one of the top 20 markets for Medical Devices in
the world and is the fourth largest markets in Asia
after Japan, China and South Korea. The Indian Medical
Device market is significantly smaller than other
However, macroeconomic factors suggest a huge
potential for double-digit growth in the Indian
Medical Device sector. Upcoming developments in the
regulatory and policy framework are expected to
accelerate growth of the Indian Medical Devices sector
at an estimated 10-year CAGR of 14–15%.
Currently, the medical devices market in India is
dominated by imported products, including products
manufactured using imported material, which comprises
approximately 75% of the total sales. However, 60% of
domestically manufactured devices are exported, with
the disposables and consumables segment having the
Medical Disposable and Consumables sector in India is
valued at approx. Rs. 15,000 Crore, While 45% Medical
Disposables were being imported. In the Year 2014-2015
(April to Oct.), India imported Disposables and
Consumables worth 2,170.12 Crore Rs., while, Exported
Disposables and Consumables worth 1,723.02 Crore Rs.
Indian disposable medical supplies demand is rising
14.3 percent annually. Syringes and inhalers, IV and
urinary catheters, hemodialysis bloodlines, peritoneal
dialysis kits, tissue sealants, biological wound
dressings, Contact Lenses, Class IV garments and
textiles, and blood glucose test strips are considered
to be among the fastest growing products.
domestic companies are largely involved in
manufacturing low-end products for local and
international consumption. However lately, many
multinational companies have established local
presence in India.
Plastic Resins for Medical Disposables
global medical plastics market is expected to reach
USD 6,978.03 Million by 2020. This growth is fueled by
the aging population increasing the demand for
existing and new medical technologies and growing
application sectors globally.
demand for raw materials used in the production of
medical disposables, the vast majority of which are
plastics, will increase 5.4% annually to $14.3 billion
in 2018. Plastic resins will represent nearly 73% of
raw materials used in the fabrication of medical
disposables at that time. North America will continue
to account for the largest share - almost $5.3 billion
in 2018 - but the Asia-Pacific region will post the
fastest rate of growth.
device manufacturers today demand plastics that are
stronger, lighter, and more durable than ever before.
Several factors are leading to growth in this market.
Plastics are an ideal class of materials which cover
large application areas in health and healthcare due
to their lightweight, bio-compatibility, non-corrosive
nature, chemical inertness, low cost and comparable
densities with that of human organs.
Medical Disposables Devices & Implants incorporate
polymers, either as key components or as coating to
improve the biocompatibility of other materials.
Innovative solutions based on polymer technology play
a significant role in facilitating diagnosis and
treatment via incorporation in medical devices,
implants and disposables.