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Global Theater Linen Market for Healthcare Application: Snapshot

The global theater linen market for healthcare application is witnessing significant traction owing to the increased focus on instigating effective hospital-acquired infection prevention measures. Hospitals are taking critical precautions related to hygiene, especially regarding the usage of linens in operating rooms. Significant funds are being diverted towards the provision of improved and technologically advanced surgical or medical equipment, and clean and tidy patient clothing.

According to Transparency Market Research, the global theater linen market for healthcare application was valued at US$5,434.2 mn in 2015 and is anticipated to reach US$8,947.2 mn by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 5.8% between 2016 and 2024.

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Hygiene-related Benefits to Boost Consumption of Disposable/Single-use Theater Linen in Healthcare

The theater linen market for the healthcare sector comprises linens employed in operation/surgical rooms in hospitals. Type of materials used in the production of theater linen used in the healthcare sector includes traditional cotton or polyester/cotton, disposable/single use, and microfiber. Of these, the segment of disposable/single use material linen segment is anticipated to expand at a relatively higher rate as compared to other material types, chiefly owing to the upsurge in the attentiveness about hospital-acquired infections.

When using traditional cotton/polyester linen for the operation theater, the hospital staff is required to manually gather and dispose of all stained and infected items after surgeries in high infection areas. This makes disposable linen appropriate for usage in such situations. As a result, the usage of disposable linens has witnessed a significant surge across the globe in the last few years. Healthcare centers are increasingly placing emphasis on the infection control advantage of disposable linen versus the laundering and ongoing costs associated with the traditional linen. The impact of this trend on the global theater linen market for healthcare applciation is expected to remain strong in the next few years as well.

Asia Pacific Market to Remain Most Influential            

The market exhibits highly distinctive trends across different regions. Of the key regions for the market examined in the report, Asia Pacific accounted, with over 40% of the global market for healthcare applications in 2015, surpassed the valuation of the market in regions such as North America and Europe. The surge in demand for sophisticated and hygienic healthcare facilities is the prominent factor driving the theater linen market for healthcare application in Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific is also expected to remain the most attractive region over the forecast period.

Augmentation in foreign investments and favorable government policies are likely to provide significant growth opportunities for the Asia Pacific theater linen market for healthcare application during the forecast period. Growth in disposable incomes and purchase power parity have encouraged people to spend more on improved and sophisticated medical amenities in Asia Pacific. Demand for theater linen for healthcare application was high in China in Asia Pacific in 2015.

Europe and North America are the other two crucial regional markets for theater linen. Collectively, the regions held more than 40% of the global theater linen market for healthcare application in 2015. The theater linen market in these regions is estimated to expand at a fairly stable rate during the forecast period. The rising population in North America is expected to lead to a significant rise in demand for advanced health care facilities in the next few years. This, in turn, is projected to expand the theater linen market in North America over the forecast period.

Some of the key vendors operating in the global theater linen market are ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists, Inc., Hospital Central Services, Inc. and Affiliates (HCSC), Towel & Linen (Pty) Ltd, Angelica Corporation, Crothall Healthcare, and Synergy Health PLC. 

Increasing Number of Surgical Procedures to Bring Profitable Growth for the Theater Linen Market

The market for theater linen will observe promising growth across the forecast period of 2016-2024 on the back of the escalating demand for superior healthcare services. Hygiene is a prime concern across the healthcare sector. The rising dangers of hospital-spread infections and the need to control the same will prove to be a vital growth factor for the theater linen market during the assessment period of 2016-2024. The growing number of surgeries and operations is also responsible for the increasing popularity of theater linens.

  • Theater linens refer to the linen used across operation theaters or surgical procedures. The linens are made of different materials such as microfiber, polyester, cotton, disposable, and others according to the requirement. The growing popularity of these linen types across the healthcare sector will bode well for the growth of the theater linen market.
  • The expenditure on healthcare facilities by the government bodies of numerous countries has helped in increasing the growth rate of the theater linen market. The rising prevalence of various infections and diseases has urged many countries to improve their healthcare infrastructure. The rising spends on healthcare by various countries will serve as a great growth generator for the theater linen market. The rising disposable income of individuals around the world has also led to increased spends on healthcare facilities, thus adding extra stars of growth to the theater linen market.
  • The COVID-19 outbreak has affected the growth prospects of a large number of companies and sectors. The theater linen market is no exception. Although the demand was high due to the full functioning of the healthcare sector during the pandemic, supply chain disruptions and other aspects during the lockdown restrictions ruined the growth prospects of the theater linen market. However, the relaxations announced by the government bodies of various countries in the lockdown restrictions have led to great growth advancements across the theater linen market.

Global Theater Linen Market for Healthcare Application: Scope of the Report

The report estimates and forecasts the theater linen market for healthcare application on the global, regional, and country level. The study provides forecast between 2016 and 2024 based on revenue (US$ Mn) with 2015 as the base year. The report comprises an exhaustive value chain analysis for each of the material segments. It provides comprehensive view of the market. Value chain analysis also offers detailed information about value addition at each stage. The study includes drivers and restraints of the theater linen market for healthcare application along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. The study also provides key market indicators affecting market growth. The report analyzes opportunities in the theater linen market on the global and regional level. Drivers, restraints, and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified through quantitative and qualitative data. These have been verified through primary and secondary resources. Furthermore, the report analyzes substitutes of theater linen.

The report includes Porter’s Five Forces Model to determine the degree of competition in the theater linen market. The report comprises qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users and countries have been analyzed based on attractiveness for each region. Growth rate, market size, raw material availability, profit margin, impact strength, technology, competition, and other factors (such as environmental and legal) have been evaluated in order to derive the general attractiveness of the market. 

Global Theater Linen Market for Healthcare Application: Segmentation

The study provides comprehensive view of the theater linen market by dividing it into material segment and geography. The theater linen market has been segmented into traditional cotton/polyester/cotton, disposable/single use, and microfiber. Material segments have been analyzed based on historic, present, and future trends, and the market has been estimated in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) between 2016 and 2024.

Global Theater Linen Market for Healthcare Application: Geographical and Competitive Dynamics

Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for theater linen in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA). Key countries such as the U.S., Germany, France, the U.K., Italy, India, China, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, and Brazil have been included in the study.

The report covers detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key players operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Angelica Corporation, Crothall Healthcare Inc., and Synergy Health PLC. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, number of employees, brand overview, key competitors, business overview, business strategies, recent/key developments, acquisitions, and financial overview (wherever applicable).

Global Theater Linen Market for Healthcare Application: Research Methodology

Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, national government documents, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report.

In-depth interviews and discussions with wide range of key opinion leaders and industry participants were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and strengthening secondary research findings. Primary research further helped in developing the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

The theater linen market has been divided into the following segments: 

Theater Linen Market – Material Type Analysis

  • Traditional Cotton or Polyester/Cotton
  • Disposable/Single Use
  • Microfiber

Theater Linen Market – Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Egypt
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Oman
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America

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