Adhesive Bandages Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Adhesive Bandages market is segmented by product type (medicated bandages and non-medicated bandages), application, end-user, and geography.

Adhesive Bandages Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.1 %

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Market Overview

The adhesive bandages play a primary role in stopping bleeding and prevention of infections. Depending upon the application areas of a body, there are four major types of bandages used plastic, fabric, foam and tricot. With growing number of skin injuries particularly in old age and very young ages, drive the importance of adhesive bandages. 

There are increased number of skin diseases and surgical procedures performed across large number of hospitals and multi-speciality centers, which also demand imporved capabilities of bandages used for healing of infection or wounded area of a body. 

According to the report "Diabetes Footcare Pathway Blueprint, 2017", patients with diabetes are likely to suffer from foot ulcers and amputations. Around 450,000 diabetic people expereince foot ulcers and 7,000 undergoes amputation. It emrges the need for adhesive bandages to prevent from any further injuries. 

Therefore, steady growth has been observed in type of bandages used for adhesive purposes. Such factors drive the adhesive bandages market, over the forecast period. However, in certain cases the material made of latex or polyurethane, hinders the use of such bandages and its market in a region.

Scope of the Report

In a clinical care, wound management is given a very high importance, where adhesive bandages are important to control the growth of infection and diseases. With that perspective into consideration, along with others, the scope of the Adhesive Bandages market is segmented by product type, application and end-user.

By Product Type
Medicated Bandages
Cohesive Fabric Bandages
Flexible Fixation Bandages
Non-medicated Bandages
Cohesive Fabric Bandages
Flexible Fixation Bandages
By Application
Wound Management
Orthopedic Support
Pain Management
Sports and Athletic Wraps
Other Applications
By End User
Ambulatory Centers
Other End Users
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Hospitals and Clinics are Estimated to Hold Major Share of the Adhesive Bandages Market, Over the Forecast Period

The hospitals and clinics are well equipped with first aid facilities available. A growing number of multispeciality hospitals are present across large number of cities with growing facilities to accommodate emergency admissions of patients. With that, large number of road accidents as well as trauma cases demand hospital admission and life saving activities, where an urgent and immediate requirement of adhesive bandages are very important. 

The challenges lies in maintaining the avalibility of stock of adhesive bandages at such healthcare centers, which at times becomes a very costly affair for hospitals as well as patients with their faimilies. However, the usage are expected to rise cositently for this segment compared to other end users.

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North America is Estimated to Have Major Share Over the Forecast Period

North America has a well-established infrastructure across the number of healthcare facilities, supported by government policies and structure reimbursement scenarios. Some of the primary consumers at large scale are children, parents, and caretakers. Also, to attract the consumer in this market segment, there are several efforts developed to create products that incorporate graphics or eye-catching design such as stickers, tattoos, holograms, glitter, and color-changing bandages. A wide presence of domestic and international players across the US and Canada drives the adhesive bandages business in the North American region.

Adhesive Bandages Market - Growth Rate by Region

Competitive Landscape

The major market players are focusing on better distribution channel as well as reaching out to each category of patients with different diseases and age groups, which makes the companies grow in this market. Some of the major players in the market are 3M, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Cardinal Health, Inc., Johnson and Johnson, Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Surgical Procedures and Trauma Related Injuries

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancements in the Material of Bandages

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Side-effects of Latex and Polyurethane Products

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Medicated Bandages

        1. Cohesive Fabric Bandages

        2. Flexible Fixation Bandages

      2. 5.1.2 Non-medicated Bandages

        1. Cohesive Fabric Bandages

        2. Flexible Fixation Bandages

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Wound Management

      2. 5.2.2 Orthopedic Support

      3. 5.2.3 Pain Management

      4. 5.2.4 Sports and Athletic Wraps

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospitals/Clinics

      2. 5.3.2 Ambulatory Centers

      3. 5.3.3 Other End Users

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. France

        2. Germany

        3. United Kingdom

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 3M

      2. 6.1.2 B. Braun Melsungen AG

      3. 6.1.3 Beiersdorf

      4. 6.1.4 Cardinal Health, Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Conva Tec

      6. 6.1.6 Detectaplast, Inc

      7. 6.1.7 Dynarex Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Johnson and Johnson

      9. 6.1.9 Medline Industries, Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Adhesive Bandages Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Adhesive Bandages Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.1% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

3M, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Cardinal Health, Inc, Johnson and Johnson, Smith & Nephew Pty Ltd are the major companies operating in Adhesive Bandages Market.

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