The global adhesive bandages market size reached a value of more than USD 2.66 billion in 2023. The market is assessed to grow at a CAGR of 4.00% in the forecast period of 2024-2032.
In June 2023, 3M signed an agreement to sell its Neoplast™, Neobun™ brands, and their associated asset rights to Selic Corp Public Company Limited in various Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand. The product portfolio of Neobun and Neoplast brands includes sports and medical tapes, bandages, and other medicated products for the healthcare sector. Such initiatives by the market players are likely to benefit the adhesive bandages market expansion.
In April 2023, 3M introduced Medical Tape 4576, which is an adhesive tape that secures medical devices to the skin of a patient for upto 21 days. Additionally, the polyester nonwoven bandage offers excellent adhesion and flexibility to the skin.
In April 2023, the 3M company announced that its 3M™ Nexcare™ Duo bandages were declared the 2023 winner in the first-aid category. The new product is flexible, breathable, and made of water-resistant fabric. The Nexcare Duo bandages protect customers from painful removal and possess a solvent-free and skin-friendly silicone glue delivering all-day hold. Such innovative product launches are expected to support the adhesive bandages market development.
In November 2021, Johnson and Johnson announced that it was to split into two companies. The company that deals with the medical device and prescription drug business was expected to keep its name as Johnson & Johnson. The new consumer health company was to consist of brands such as Aveeno, Neutrogena, Listerine, Tylenol, Johnson's, as well as Band-Aid.
An adhesive bandage, also called plaster, is a flexible sheet that is sticky on one side and has a non-sticky and absorbent pad placed against the wound. It is a medical dressing that is used for minor injuries, and the bandage protects the wound from bacteria and dirt.
The rising incidences of minor injuries due to domestic or workplace injuries, recreational activities, and road accidents are increasing the utilisation of adhesive bandages in clinical spaces, home settings, and work environments.
The expanding ageing population who are more prone to minor accidents due to their delicate skin and brittle bones is surging the utilisation of adhesive bandages in their first aid.
The increasing research activities to develop bandages that are equipped with sensors to collect the health status of patients is aiding the adhesive bandages market expansion. In March 2021, IEEE Fellow Ravinder Dahiya and other researchers at the University of Glasgow developed a flexible adhesive patch that uses sensors to measure the strain on the skin. Additionally, the smartphone app developed by the researchers can be used by the patients to send the reading to a healthcare provider.
There is a growing availability of various types of adhesive plasters that offer different levels of adhesion, sizes, substrate materials, and shapes to support proper healing. For instance, the butterfly stitches, also known as "Steri-Strips", are increasingly utilised in cases of wounds that are larger or uneven.
The presence of chemicals, such as acrylate and methacrylate, in adhesive bandages to make them stick to the skin and cover wounds can lead to dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis in some patients. Such chemicals can also lead adhesive bandages to cause redness, rash, itchiness, cracked and scaly skin, and blisters, among others.
There is a rising availability of alternative products to traditional adhesive tapes, like hypoallergenic tapes and gauze with tubular band netting. Such alternative products are used by people who are allergic to adhesives to protect their wounds, as these substitutes possess no latex or harsh adhesives.
The market, based on product, can be bifurcated into medicated bandages and non-medicated bandages. Based on material, the market is divided into plastic, woven fabric, and latex strip, among others.
On the basis of distribution channels, the market is segmented into hospitals and clinics, retail stores, and e-commerce, among others. Based on application, the market is classified into oedema control and pain management, wound management, orthopaedic support, and sports and athletic wraps, among others.
The major regional markets are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The comprehensive EMR report offers an extensive assessment of the adhesive bandages market on the basis of Porter's five forces model, along with giving a SWOT analysis.
The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the market, covering their competitive landscape and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, investments and expansion plans.
The increasing participation of all age groups in sports and recreation activities is driving the demand for adhesive bandages to prevent and treat sport injuries. Adhesive bandages are used by players to provide support to joints, reduce swelling, improve physical activities, and enhance their performance without compromising on safety.
There is a growing use of adhesive bandages to treat and prevent microbial growth in wounds caused by minor accidents and diseases like leg ulcers. Moreover, they are used by oedema pain patients for pain relief and relieving joints. The rising geriatric population and its use for orthopaedic support are benefitting the market growth.
Medicated adhesive bandages are being utilised to dress injuries in clinical settings due to their convenience, easy availability, and effective treatment of minor injuries. The rising cases of minor injuries and the efficacy of medicated plasters in rapidly healing wounds are fuelling the demand for these bandages.
Non-medicated adhesive bandages like metal detectable adhesive plasters of various sizes and shapes are being used by restaurants and food manufacturers to prevent metal from contaminating the food. They offer high visibility and are available in the form of foam bandages, woven bandages, and plastic bandages, among others.
Plastic bandages offer several benefits; they are easy-to-apply, offer long-lasting wound protection, feature air holes for breathability, and absorb minor bleeding. Moreover, they are cost-effective, easily available, and help in repelling water and oils, which is boosting their utilisation.
Fabric adhesive tapes are flexible, offer a comfortable experience, and contour the body. Various initiatives taken by the market players in developing fabric products due to the rising eco-consciousness are likely to aid the market. For instance, in June 2023, the WoolAid, a start-up company, introduced its wool bandages that are breathable, flexible, sterile, and biodegradable.
The latex strips are made from rubber which derives from the sap of trees. These bandages are inexpensive, stretchy, strong, and offer comfort.
The availability of high-quality adhesive plasters at affordable prices in the expanding distribution channels, such as hospitals, clinics, and retail stores, is benefitting the market. The emergence of e-commerce is surging the accessibility and availability of innovative adhesive bandages, which is providing impetus to the market expansion.
The increasing demand for superior quality adhesive bandages in North America due to the advanced healthcare infrastructure is driving the market growth. Additionally, the presence of leading market players in the region and their favourable initiatives for developing innovative adhesive bandages are aiding the adhesive bandages market development. For instance, in June 2021, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., a leading pharmaceutical company based in the United States, introduced its new OURTONE™ adhesive tapes that come in three brown shades. The company aimed to make the brown tapes accessible to communities of colour.
Meanwhile, the Asia Pacific region is expected to support the market owing to the rising demand for adhesive bandages amid increasing accidents and the growing geriatric population. The introduction of favourable government regulations to provide first-aid kits for the enhanced safety of workers is supporting the market for adhesive bandages.
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Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. is a multinational corporation based in the U.S. that develops medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer packaged goods. It is a healthcare company that strives to create healthier communities and change the trajectory of health for humanity.
Cardinal Health, Inc. is a prominent multinational healthcare company and one of the major global distributors of medical, laboratory, and pharmaceuticals products. The company also provides data solutions for healthcare facilities and aims to deliver end-to-end solutions to advance healthcare and improve lives.
Other players in the market include 3M, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd., and Dynarex Corporation, among others.
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2 Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3 Report Description
3.1 Market Definition and Outlook
3.2 Properties and Applications
3.3 Market Analysis
3.4 Key Players
4 Key Assumptions
5 Executive Summary
5.2 Key Drivers
5.3 Key Developments
5.4 Competitive Structure
5.5 Key Industrial Trends
6 Market Snapshot
7 Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8 Global Adhesive Bandages Market Analysis
8.1 Key Industry Highlights
8.2 Global Adhesive Bandages Historical Market (2018-2023)
8.3 Global Adhesive Bandages Market Forecast (2024-2032)
8.4 Global Adhesive Bandages Market by Product
8.4.1 Medicated Bandages
126.96.36.199 Market Share
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.4.2 Non-medicated Bandages
220.127.116.11 Market Share
18.104.22.168 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
22.214.171.124 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.5 Global Adhesive Bandages Market by Material
126.96.36.199 Market Share
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.5.2 Woven Fabric
220.127.116.11 Market Share
18.104.22.168 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
22.214.171.124 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.5.3 Latex Strip
126.96.36.199 Market Share
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.6 Global Adhesive Bandages Market by Distribution Channel
8.6.1 Hospitals and Clinics
220.127.116.11 Market Share
18.104.22.168 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
22.214.171.124 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.6.2 Retail Stores
126.96.36.199 Market Share
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
220.127.116.11 Market Share
18.104.22.168 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
22.214.171.124 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.7 Global Adhesive Bandages Market by Application
8.7.1 Oedema Control and Pain Management
126.96.36.199 Market Share
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.7.2 Wound Management
220.127.116.11 Market Share
18.104.22.168 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
22.214.171.124 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.7.3 Orthopeadic Support
126.96.36.199 Market Share
188.8.131.52 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
184.108.40.206 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.7.4 Sports and Athletic Wraps
220.127.116.11 Market Share
18.104.22.168 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
22.214.171.124 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
8.8 Global Adhesive Bandages Market by Region
8.8.1 Market Share
126.96.36.199 North America
188.8.131.52 Asia Pacific
184.108.40.206 Latin America
220.127.116.11 Middle East and Africa
9 Regional Analysis
9.1 North America
9.1.1 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
9.1.2 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9.1.3 Breakup by Country
18.104.22.168 United States of America
9.2.1 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
9.2.2 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9.2.3 Breakup by Country
22.214.171.124 United Kingdom
9.3 Asia Pacific
9.3.1 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
9.3.2 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9.3.3 Breakup by Country
9.4 Latin America
9.4.1 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
9.4.2 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9.4.3 Breakup by Country
9.5 Middle East and Africa
9.5.1 Historical Trend (2018-2023)
9.5.2 Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9.5.3 Breakup by Country
126.96.36.199 Saudi Arabia
188.8.131.52 United Arab Emirates
184.108.40.206 South Africa
10 Market Dynamics
10.1 SWOT Analysis
10.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
10.2.1 Supplier’s Power
10.2.2 Buyer’s Power
10.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
10.2.4 Degree of Rivalry
10.2.5 Threat of Substitutes
10.3 Key Indicators for Demand
10.4 Key Indicators for Price
11 Value Chain Analysis
12 Trade Data Analysis (300510)
12.1 Major Exporting Countries
12.1.1 By Value
12.1.2 By Volume
12.2 Major Importing Countries
12.2.1 By Value
12.2.2 By Volume
13 Competitive Landscape
13.1 Market Structure
13.2 Company Profiles
220.127.116.11 Company Overview
18.104.22.168 Product Portfolio
22.214.171.124 Demographic Reach and Achievements
13.2.2 B. Braun Melsungen AG
126.96.36.199 Company Overview
188.8.131.52 Product Portfolio
184.108.40.206 Demographic Reach and Achievements
13.2.3 Cardinal Health, Inc.
220.127.116.11 Company Overview
18.104.22.168 Product Portfolio
22.214.171.124 Demographic Reach and Achievements
13.2.4 Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
126.96.36.199 Company Overview
188.8.131.52 Product Portfolio
184.108.40.206 Demographic Reach and Achievements
13.2.5 Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd.
220.127.116.11 Company Overview
18.104.22.168 Product Portfolio
22.214.171.124 Demographic Reach and Achievements
13.2.6 Dynarex Corporation
126.96.36.199 Company Overview
188.8.131.52 Product Portfolio
184.108.40.206 Demographic Reach and Achievements
14 Industry Events and Developments
List of Key Figures and Tables
1. Global Adhesive Bandages Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2022
2. Global Adhesive Bandages Historical Market: Breakup by Product (USD Billion), 2018-2023
3. Global Adhesive Bandages Market Forecast: Breakup by Product (USD Billion), 2024-2032
4. Global Adhesive Bandages Historical Market: Breakup by Material (USD Billion), 2018-2023
5. Global Adhesive Bandages Market Forecast: Breakup by Material (USD Billion), 2024-2032
6. Global Adhesive Bandages Historical Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (USD Billion), 2018-2023
7. Global Adhesive Bandages Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution Channel (USD Billion), 2024-2032
8. Global Adhesive Bandages Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2018-2023
9. Global Adhesive Bandages Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2024-2032
10. Global Adhesive Bandages Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2018-2023
11. Global Adhesive Bandages Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2024-2032
12. North America Adhesive Bandages Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
13. North America Adhesive Bandages Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
14. Europe Adhesive Bandages Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
15. Europe Adhesive Bandages Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
16. Asia Pacific Adhesive Bandages Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
17. Asia Pacific Adhesive Bandages Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
18. Latin America Adhesive Bandages Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
19. Latin America Adhesive Bandages Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
20. Middle East and Africa Adhesive Bandages Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
21. Middle East and Africa Adhesive Bandages Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
22. Major Importing Countries by Volume
23. Major Exporting Countries by Volume
24. Major Importing Countries by Value
25. Major Exporting Countries by Value
26. Global Adhesive Bandages Market Structure
In 2023, the market attained a value of over USD 2.66 billion.
The major market drivers include the growing adoption of sustainable adhesive bandages, the increasing use of adhesive bandages to prevent bacteria or dirt and offer natural healing, the surging geriatric population, and developing healthcare infrastructure.
The significant products include medicated bandages and non-medicated bandages.
The various materials include plastic, woven fabric, and latex strip, among others.
The different distribution channels include hospitals and clinics, retail stores, and e-commerce, among others.
The key market trends guiding the growth of the market include the rising cases of minor injuries worldwide during various physical activities, the surging investments in research activities to develop smart adhesive bandages, and the expanding distribution channels.
The various applications of adhesive bandages are oedema control and pain management, wound management, orthopaedic support, and sports and athletic wraps, among others.
Adhesive bandages are typically used for protecting scabs, cuts, and wounds from bacterial growth, dirt, and damage. They are significant in wound care to obtain desired functional and cosmetic results and minimise the risk of complications.
The major regions in the market are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.
The adhesive bandages market is assessed to grow at a CAGR of 4.00% between 2024 and 2032.
The major players in the market are 3M, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Cardinal Health, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd., and Dynarex Corporation, among others.
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