Newsline-National | July 2014
Medical nonwovens market to grow at 5 percentage
Single-use medical nonwovens market, has rebound from saturation level and is expected to grow at about 5 percent. Dave Rousse, President of the United States based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry-INDA, in speaking recently in a webinar organised by the Rodman Media Corp., said that due to the Affordable Care Act, Center for Disease Control and Prevention advisories and also payment qualification criteria imposed by private insurers, the disposable nonwoven market is expected to grow at 5 per cent rate. This growth figure is more than the earlier expected growth rate of 2 percentage. According to Rousse, medical nonwovens in the United States has a share of 9 per cent in the total nonwovens market. Allied product such as absorbent hygiene has 21 per cent share, wipes has 17 per cent share and filtration has 11 per cent share. The Affordable Care Act emphasizes the shift from quantity to quality, which will aid the growth of disposable nonwovens.
Nonwoven products such as underpads, adult incontinent products, face masks, sterile wraps and packages and health care related wipes will be in demand, which will push the sector towards growth trajectory, said Rousse