Medical Adhesives Tape Market Size & Share, by Type (Acrylic, Silicone, Rubber); Adhesion (Single-Sided, Double-Sided); Backing Material (Paper, Plastic, Fabric); Application (Wound Dressings, Surgeries, Splints, Ostomy Seals) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Jun 05, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Global Medical Adhesives Tape Market size is anticipated to reach USD 15 Billion by the end of 2035, observing nearly 6% CAGR between 2023 and 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of medical adhesive tape was USD 9 Billion. The rising number of surgical procedures is primarily driving the medical adhesives tape market growth. On an annual basis, about 300 million surgical procedures are conducted worldwide, including for inpatients and outpatients. Medical adhesive tapes are used to close the surgical incision, lacerations, and other wounds. Moreover, these adhesions are particularly used in sensitive areas, where traditional closure methods may deteriorate the condition.

There is a growing emphasis on cost-effective healthcare solutions in the world. Medical adhesive tapes can offer economic advantages by reducing operative time, minimizing the need for additional resources such as sutures or staples, and potentially shortening hospital stays. This cost-saving aspect has contributed to the medical adhesives tape market growth. Furthermore, cases of road accidents result in severe wounds, which would increase the need for surgery and potentially drive the demand for medical adhesive tapes.

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Global Medical Adhesive Tape Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Cases of Diabetes – Diabetes affected around 537 million persons in 2021. The total number of people suffering from diabetes is expected to climb to 643 million by 2030 and 783 million by 2045. Diabetes demands a continuous supply of insulin with the help of insulin pumps. This pump is attached to the body with the medical adhesive tapes.
  • Surging Demand for Cosmetic Procedures- There has been increasing use of medical adhesive tape for the surging number of cosmetic procedures across the globe. As these tapes are placed over the scars after the treatment for a weeks in order to reduce the problematic scarring risk.
  • Increasing Count of Ambulatory Surgical Centers– ASCs prioritize patient satisfaction and convenience which increases the use of medical adhesive tapes for wound closures. Medical adhesive tapes increase patient comfort by eliminating the discomfort associated with suture removal.  It also aids streamline the post-operative experience, as patients may not require follow-up visits solely for suture removal.
  • Rising Investment in Wound Care Management –Higher investment in wound care will increase the demand for medical adhesive tapes for better wound care management.  Fibroheal Woundcare, biotechnology company in Bengaluru has received funding of approximately USD 245,000 from the Karnataka Government's venture fund Kitven to advertise the silk protein-grounded wound management remedy for all types of wounds, including chronic, acute, severe, and after-surgery wound.


  • Allergic Reaction of Body Towards Medical Adhesive Tapes – Some people may have allergic reactions or sensitivities to certain adhesive materials, which can limit their usage. So far, developing adhesives that are universally biocompatible and hypoallergenic is still a huge challenge and it is likely to hamper the medical adhesives tape market growth.
  • High Cost of the Product
  • Strict regulatory compliance

Medical Adhesives Tape Market: Key Insights

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Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

 ~USD 9 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

 ~USD 15 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Medical Adhesive Tape Segmentation

Backing Material (Paper, Plastic, Fabric)

The fabric segment is estimated to gain the largest market share of about ~40% in the year 2035. The growth of the segment is due to the higher flexibility and elasticity of the fabric backing material. Moreover, fabric material has greater strength than paper and plastic, which makes it the most durable material. Moreover, their durability makes them efficient for various applications, such as healing fractures, ligament tears, and other intricate surgeries. Additionally, fabric backing can easily be labeled with pens by doctors or surgeons.

Application (Wound Dressings, Surgeries, Splints, Ostomy Seals)

The medical adhesives tape market from surgeries segment is expected to garner a significant share of around ~35% in the year 2035. With the rising integration of medical robotics and laparoscopy is increasing the demand for medical adhesive tapes. Every year, around 14 million laparoscopic operations are performed worldwide.  In surgery, Medical Adhesive Tapes are designed to secure both surfaces of tissues together and aid in wound healing until rejuvenated tissue has enough strength to function properly. 

Our in-depth analysis of the market includes the following segments:


  • Acrylic
  • Silicone
  • Rubber

        Backing Material

  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Fabric


  • Single-Sided
  • Double-Sided


  • Wound Dressings
  • Surgeries
  • Splints
  • Ostomy Seals

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Medical Adhesive Tape Industry Regional Synopsis

North American Market Statistics

The medical adhesives tape market share in North America, is set to be the largest with a share of about ~37% by the end of 2035. The growth of the medical adhesives tape market is due to rising cases of surgical procedures and road accidents. In 2021, around 2 million surgical procedures were performed in the United States. Moreover, a total of 35,766 fatal car accidents occurred on US highways in 2020. In road accidents, individuals may sustain lacerations, abrasions, or deep cuts. Medical Adhesive Tapes can be used to close these wounds, providing immediate wound closure and preventing further contamination.

APAC Market Analysis

The Asia Pacific medical adhesives tape market is estimated to be the second largest, registering a share of about ~25% by the end of 2035. Moreover, the market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to grow by approximately 6 percent till 2035. The region has a large aging population, leading to a higher prevalence of age-related health conditions and chronic diseases. Surgical interventions are often required to address these conditions resulting in a greater need for medical adhesive tapes to support tissue repair, hernia fixation, wound closure, and others. Moreover, increasing disposable income in the region is increasing the focus on patient satisfaction. These trends are expected to increase the demand for high-quality medical care, including medical adhesive tapes in the region.

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Companies Dominating the Global Medical Adhesives Tape Market

    • Smith & Nephew plc
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • 3M
    • Medline Industries Inc.
    • Paul Hartmann AG
    • Cardinal Health
    • Baxter International, Inc.
    • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
    • Nitto Denko Corporation
    • Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG
    • Meridian Adhesives Group


In The News

  •  Meridian Adhesives Group announced the acquisition of Pacific Adhesive Systems a Malaysian company that provides high-performance adhesive and coating solutions to the electronics, semiconductor, and medical markets. With this acquisition, the Meridian plans to expand their adhesives, including the Medical Adhesive Tape segment.
  • 3M announced the launch of a long-wear medical adhesive tape, 3M Spunlace Extended Wear Adhesive Tape on Liner, 4576. It is ideal for equipment that must be worn continuously, both inside and outside of care facilities. The new adhesive offers up to 21 days of cutaneous wear and adaptability.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 5005
  • Published Date: Jun 05, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing instances of road accidents, and rising demand for surgical procedures are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market size of medical adhesive tape is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are Smith & Nephew plc; 3M; Medline Industries Inc.; Paul Hartmann AG; Cardinal Health; Baxter International, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.; Nitto Denko Corporation; Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG, and Meridian Adhesives Group

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by type, back material, adhesion, application, and by region.

The fabric segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

Allergic reactions to medical adhesive tapes and the high cost of adhesives are estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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