Global Dental Thermosealers Market: Overview
Dental thermosealers are medical devices or machines used to seal surgical instruments before placing them inside the autoclave for sterilization. They are used in sterilization procedures for dental instruments. They preserve the sterility of the dental instruments at the end of the sterilization cycle. Thermosealers seal dental equipment for sterilization by using heat and pressure method. Dental thermosealers are used with sterilization tubing and similar materials to create custom-sized sterilization packaging. These simple devices heat up quickly and allow the packaging material to be placed beneath an arm that presses it into the heating element to create a proper seal for the sterilization process. A dental thermosealer should fit on a counter in the sterilization center for easy access.
Global Dental Thermosealers Market: Key Trends
A rise in the prevalence of dental diseases and increase in the patient pool are major drivers for the growth of the global dental thermosealers market. For instance, as per WHO, in 2010, untreated caries in permanent teeth was prevalent in 2.4 billion people globally. Data also shows that 621 million children were affected by caries worldwide in 2010. Increased awareness regarding sterilization and rise in the use of sterilization devices for patient safety are also some of the major factors that are propelling the growth of the global dental thermosealers market. Additionally, advanced technologies for sterilization procedures and R&D activities for dental procedures are also contributing to the growth of the global dental thermosealers market. However, high cost of devices and difficulty in maintaining the devices are projected to hinder the growth of the global dental thermosealers market.
Global Dental Thermosealers Market: Segmentation
The global dental thermosealers market can be segmented based on product, technology, end-user, and region. In terms of product, the global dental thermosealers market can be classified into automatic and semiautomatic. The automatic segment is dominant and is expected to maintain its position during the forecast period. The segment is expected to expand at a rapid CAGR during the forecast period, as dental thermosealers offer faster operation and ease of handling the entire process of thermo sealing. Based on technology, the global dental thermosealers market can be segmented into rotary, impulse, and band technology segments. The rotary segment dominated the market and is expected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period. This is because rotary dental thermosealers offer greater control of handling and are suitable for all types of equipment. In terms of end-user, the global dental thermosealers market can be classified into hospitals, dental clinics and others (ambulatory surgery centers and dental diagnostic centers). The hospitals segment constituted a prominent market share in terms of revenue and is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The growth of the hospitals segment of the dental thermosealers market can be attributed to lower cost of dental procedures at hospitals as compared to private clinics and more number of hospitals opted for this equipment for sterilization across globe. Moreover, specialty dentists are available at hospitals and safety measures such as standard sterilization procedures are adopted. These factors are estimated to propel the segment. The dental clinics segment is expected to expand at a robust CAGR in the coming years, due to a rise in the number of specialty clinics and increase in people’s inclination toward specialized treatments available at these clinics.
Global Dental Thermosealers Market: Regional Analysis
In terms of region, the global dental thermosealers market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America was a dominant region of the market. The market in the region is expected to expand at a rapid pace in the next few years. A rise in the prevalence of dental diseases, presence of major players, and higher safety standards adopted during dental procedures in the region are projected to drive the dental thermosealers market in North America. Asia Pacific is a lucrative region of the dental thermosealers market. The market in the region is expected to expand at a rapid CAGR during the forecast period, due to a larger patient pool and increased awareness regarding dental procedures.
Global Dental Thermosealers Market: Competitive Landscape
The global dental thermosealers market is highly competitive, due to the presence of major companies in this market. Key players operating in the global dental thermosealers market include Dental X S.p.A., Dentsply Sirona, Medical Trading s.r.l., Ningbo Runyes Medical Instrument Co., Ltd., BA International Ltd., hawo GmbH, Gandus Saldatrici srl, Ritter Concept, MDS Medical Ltd., and Reverberi s.r.l.
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