Europe Healthcare Workwear Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Product (Coveralls, Gowns, and Others); End Use (Hospitals, Home Healthcare, Outpatient/Primary Care Facilities, and Others), and Country
The Europe healthcare workwear market is expected to reach US$ 1,671.07 million by 2027from US$ 848.40 million in 2019;itis anticipatedto grow at a CAGR of 8.9% during 2020–2027.
Healthcare workwear helps prevent the spread of microorganisms and provide protection to doctors, nursing professionals, and other hospital staff. Various types of healthcare workwear available in the market include coveralls, gowns, safety glasses or face shields, masks, gloves, lab coats, scrubs, shoes, and boot covers. Medical professionals choose healthcare workwear according to their requirements and job. Safety glasses or face shields are plastic goggles that protect these professionals from sudden splashes of fluids such as blood, vomit, or excrement. Masks help them avoid exhaling microorganisms in a sterile environment. The rising cases of COVID-19 across Europe are driving the growth of the Europe healthcare workwear market. Also, various ongoing innovations and advancements in surgical procedures, such as standardizing procedures and technological advancements propel the growth of the European healthcare sector, which would ultimately drive the demand for healthcare workwear. Further, the growing incidence of chronic diseases is another factor that is likely to bolster the market growth in coming years.
Based on product, the Europe healthcare workwear market is segmented into coveralls, gowns, and others. The gowns segment holds the largest share of the market. The gowns used by healthcare professionals are classified into surgical gowns, surgical isolation gowns, and nonsurgical gowns. Surgical gowns protect both the healthcare personnel and patients from the possible consequences of the transfer of body fluids, microorganisms, and particulate matter. Also, it is essential for an individual to wear surgical gown in sterile growing procedures. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines a surgical gown as Class II regulated medical device, which needs a 510(k) premarket notification. The FDA classifies surgical gowns into various zones. For instance, a critical zone includes the front of the body from the top of shoulders to knees and the wrist cuff's arms to above the elbow. The surgical gowns can be used for different risk levels ranging from levels 1 to level 4. Regulatory agencies closely monitor and regulate medical device manufacturing.
Based on country, the Europe healthcare workwear market is further segmented into Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Germany contributed to the largest market share in 2019. It is considered as one of the largest economies in Europe. According to Germany Trade & Invest, it is a leading healthcare market across Europe, by market volume, and the number of healthcare providers, patients, and medical technology manufacturers. The country is expected to dominate the medical device industry during the forecast period as it has a huge number of employees—more than 7.3 million—working with the industry. Further, the demand for healthcare workwear is growing rapidly in Germany owing to the rising number of healthcare workers across the country.
3M; Alpha Pro Tech; Ansell Limited; Cardinal Health; O&M Halyard; Tronex International, Inc.; KIMBERLY-CLARK CORPORATION; and Surgeine Healthcare (India) Pvt. Ltd are among the players operating in the Europe healthcare workwear market.
The overall Europe healthcare workwear market size has been derived in accordance to both primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the Europe healthcare workwear market.
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