Effects on The Global Surgical Gowns Market Due to Coronavirus Development

  • Published Date : Apr 2020

Nowadays, surgical gowns are having impressive demand due to the global epidemic. COVID-19 affected people requires gown to be worn during their isolation period. People with weakened immune system are more likely to catch infections which can even destroy their lives. Gowns are the most important surgical apparel for an infection control strategy. During the treatment of COVID-19 infected patients, nurses should wear the same protective gear. A person is also suggested to wear a respirator mask, face shield, and isolation gown & gloves during such medical crisis. It helps in offering protection and also in reducing the spread of infection.

Global surgical gown market is expected to reach approximately USD 1,723.10 million by 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 6.23% between 2020 and 2024.

Clinics and Hospitals Require Surgical Gowns for Medical Staff to Control Spread of Virus and Infections

Surgical Gown plays imperative role in overall infection control strategy.  It is a personal protective garment intended to be worn by health care personnel during surgical procedures to protect from spreading infection, illness, transfer of microorganisms, among others.

The global surgical gown market is rising adversely due to rise in prevalence of various chronic diseases and surgeries across the world. Rapid advancement in the healthcare sector is another major factor that is supporting the market to grow exponentially in the health care sector.


By Type:

  • Disposable
  • Reusable

Disposal surgical gowns are more preferred than reusable surgical gown. And it is also the most attractive segment, with an attractiveness index of 5.0 over the forecast period. Further, this segmented is expected to hold 70% market share by the end of 2025 because of its higher protection level.

By Distribution Channel Segment:

  • Online Sales
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Direct Sales

By End-User Segment:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Diagnostic Centers
  • Clinics
  • Others

What Are the Major Responsible Factors for Global Market Demand?

  • The major reason behind it is rising number of surgeries all across the world which attributes to the major revenue of the surgical gown market. Incessant rise in geriatric population leads to increase in number of surgeries around the world.
  • One of the most Important factors is “compulsion of gowns for every operation theater as it prevents the patients getting infected from Hospital Acquired infections (HAIs) that can lead to human death. Advancement in medicare facilities regarding the hospital acquired infections has also increased day by day, thus helping in uptakes of surgical gown. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30% HAI makes the situation worsen. Such alarming cause has led to the rise in awareness regarding the hospital acquired infections, thus increasing the demand.
  • The market if highly fragmented owing to presence of several key players. Rapid innovations and increasing growing investments make the product more efficient by preventing harmful infections. There are Variety of gowns available in the market for different purpose. On the basis of material there are various gowns available which is expected to bolster the growth of the market.

Factors Hampering the Growth of Surgical Gown Market

  • Spread of infections due to reuse of gowns
  • Product recalls

Prominent Players Ruling the Market

  • 3M Health Care
  • Cardinal Health
  • Lohmann & Rauscher
  • Stryker
  • Kimberly-Clark Health Care
  • Hartmann AG.

Regional landscape

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

What Is the Centre Attraction of Market During This Epidemic?

The current guidelines do not require use of gowns that conform to any standards. Although, in time of shortages, healthcare facilities can consider using international gowns and coveralls. Gowns and coveralls that conform to international standards, including with EN 13795 and EN14126, could be reserved for activities that may involve moderate to high amounts of body fluids.