Increasing prevalence of infections and increasing number of surgical procedures are some of the key factors driving growth in global surgical apparel market, as per the report titled ‘Surgical Apparel Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020’ by Persistence Market Research (PMR).
The report pointed out that North America dominates the global market for surgical apparel due to large number of aging population and increasing healthcare coverage resulting in increase in surgeries. Asia is also expected to show high growth rates in the next five years in the global surgical apparel market. China and India are expected to be the fastest growing surgical apparel markets in Asia-Pacific region. Some of the major companies operating in the global surgical apparel market are Cardinal Health Inc., DuPont Medical Fabrics, Kimberly-Clark Health Care and Medline Industries.
Some of the key driving forces for surgical apparel market in emerging countries are expanding healthcare sector and increasing healthcare spending, according to the report. In addition, increasing incidence of hospital acquired infection is also fuelling the growth of the global surgical apparel market. However, strict regulatory requirements and unstable raw material cost are some of the major factors restraining the growth for the global surgical apparel market.
The report highlighted that advanced composite technology, emergence of bio-functional textile and non-conventional types of gloves would develop opportunities for the market. However, maintaining a balance between quality and cost would pose a challenge for the global surgical apparel market.