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Medical Clothing Market to Exhibit a CAGR of 6.3% from 2024 to 2032; Cardinal Health Launched a Surgical Incise Drape to Strengthen its Position

May 21, 2024 | Healthcare

The global medical clothing market size stood at USD 109.50 billion in 2023. The market value is slated to rise from USD 115.24 billion in 2024 to USD 187.53 billion by 2032 at a CAGR of 6.3% during 2024-2032. Fortune Business Insights™ presents this information in its report titled “Medical Clothing Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Product (Surgical Drapes, Scrubs & Gowns, Gloves, Facial Protection, Sterilization Wraps, Protective Apparel, and Others), By Type (Disposable and Reusable), By End-user (Hospitals, Outpatient Facilities, Physicians’ Offices, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032”

A barrier is developed between the healthcare workers and potentially infectious material through medical apparel, which helps in the avoidance of any damage or adverse implications on their health. Scrubs, surgical gowns, drapes, aprons, protective facemasks, coveralls, eye gear, caps, and boots are the types of protective clothing deployed in medical facilities and hospitals. The innovations in fabric technology, growing emphasis on healthcare worker safety, and tightening infection control regulations have resulted in the demand for healthcare apparel across healthcare settings, driving the market growth.

The market witnessed the production of huge quantities of medical clothing during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in the expansion of the production facilities of players, brand awareness, a rise in revenues, and notable product penetration.

Cardinal Health Released the Surgical Incise Drape to Enhance Its Position

In March 2022, Cardinal Health announced the release of a surgical incise drape featuring Avery Dennison's patented BeneHold CHG adhesive technology. Moreover, the product has been developed by deploying industry-leading antiseptic Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG). A sterile surface for the creation of a barrier to contamination is provided by the product.

Market Value to Grow Owing to Rising Number of Surgeries, Which is Poised to Increase Usage of Surgical Medical Clothing

The medical clothing market growth is driven by an increasing number of surgeries, which is expected to bolster the deployment of surgical medical clothing. The growing focus on early diagnosis and treatment by initiatives implemented by different regional and national healthcare agencies has resulted in a rise in the number of admissions to outpatient and inpatient departments in healthcare settings across the globe. Moreover, the growth in the number of surgical procedural volumes across hospitals is poised to bolster the demand for reusable and disposable products, including surgical drapes, medical gowns, and others.

However, the rising product regulatory reforms along with product recalls may hinder the market growth.

Prominent Companies Emphasize Product Innovations to Serve the Needs of Healthcare Workers

Distribution partnerships are being developed by many players to reach broader audiences to further broaden their global and regional footprint. Moreover, the market is witnessing a shift toward high-value-added products for medical use. Leading companies are leveraging capacity expansions, partnerships, joint ventures, and mergers & acquisitions to stand out from the competition. Product innovation strategies are also being emphasized by leading players to cater to the requirements of healthcare workers.

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Key Players

  • O&M Halyard Inc. (U.S.)

  • ANSELL LTD. (Australia)

  • Medline Industries (U.S.)

  • Cardinal Health (U.S.)

  • Barco Uniforms (U.S)

  • Superior Uniform Groups (U.S)

  • Semperit AG Holding (Austria)

  • 3M Company (U.S)

  • Mölnlycke Health Care (Sweden)

Key Industry Development

  • November 2023 – Cardinal Health announced the U.S. launch of SmartGown EDGE Breathable surgical gown consisting of assist instrument pockets. Convenient and safe instrument access in the operating room is provided by the new surgical gown to surgical teams.

Further Report Findings

  • North America witnessed the largest medical clothing market share in 2023. This can be credited to the heightened focus of players on expanding the product distribution channel.

  • The Asia Pacific market for medical clothing is poised to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the rising awareness of hygiene and safety among healthcare professionals.

  • By type, the disposable segment registered the largest share in 2023. The rising uptake of medical disposables across healthcare organizations due to the high potential benefits, including minimum risks of infections and lower costs of repair, maintenance, and replacement, is accelerating the segment growth.

Table of Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.3% from 2024-2032


Value (USD billion)


By Product

  • Surgical Drapes, Scrubs & Gowns

  • Gloves

  • Facial Protection

  • Sterilization Wraps

  • Protective Apparel

  • Others

By Type

  • Disposable

  • Reusable

By End-user

  • Hospitals

  • Outpatient Facilities

  • Physicians’ Offices

  • Others

By Region

  • North America (By Product, By Type, By End-user, and By Country)

    • U.S. (By Product)

    • Canada (By Product)

  • Europe (By Product, By Type, By End-user, and By Country/Sub-region)

    • Germany (By Product)

    • U.K. (By Product)

    • France (By Product)

    • Italy (By Product)

    • Spain (By Product)

    • Scandinavia (By Product)

    • Rest of Europe (By Product)

  • Asia Pacific (By Product, By Type, By End-user, and By Country/Sub-region)

    • China (By Product)

    • India (By Product)

    • Japan (By Product)

    • Australia (By Product)

    • Southeast Asia (By Product)

    • Rest of the Asia Pacific (By Product)

  • Latin America (By Product, By Type, By End-user, and By Country/Sub-region)

    • Brazil (By Product)

    • Mexico (By Product)

    • Rest of Latin America (By Product)

  • Middle East & Africa (By Product, By Type, By End-user, and By Country/Sub-region )

    • GCC (By Product)

    • South Africa (By Product)

  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa (By Product)

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