The medical tubing is the general term for luminal products connecting the body and the outside of the human body. They are products of different materials such as metals, plastics, and rubbers. They are used in drainage, perfusion, drug administration, blood collection, blood transmission, detection of biological conditions through induction components, and introduction of other medical aid appliances and other aspects widely used as pathways.
The global medical tubing market expected to spur market value with USD 2.8 billion with anticipating CAGR in the forecast period from 2020-2021. The market demand for the medical tubing market is increasing bulk adoption of disposable tubes, drug delivery, catheters, and cannulas are bolstering the growth of the global medical tubing market.
The medical tubing or catheters have the characteristics of small size, complex shape, high geometric accuracy requirements, top hygienic indicators, and high biochemical stability. The production of medical tubing is complicated, and conventional plastic equipment cannot meet their production requirements. There are many types of medical catheters and different materials, restricted by production equipment and supporting production technology.
The market for medical tubing is used for different applications and many industries of testing and carrying samples of the food industry and drugs, blood samples, as it is convenient to take the sample for testing and delivery drugs system. There are different medical tubes available in the market, such as spacer devices, nebulizer, and nasogastric tubes, which are now increasing their demand due to the ongoing pandemic.
The development of medical science and technology has made the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment higher and higher, causing less pain. Thus, Interventional catheters have gradually become the mainstream products in the medical catheter (cannula) market due to increased market demand, sophisticated processing, high technical content, and high added value.
Moreover, in the medical industry, tubing is used for securing wounds, restricting blood flow, IVs while taking blood samples, resistance training, and various other purposes. The tube’s material comes with a strict cleanliness regime so that it does not cause allergy and unfavorable reactions when coming into contact with the patient’s body. Therefore, it can easily sterilize and provide flexibility and can easily use for a more extended period.
With the development of the economy and society, people’s living standards continue to improve, and the clinic continuously puts forward higher medical tubing requirements. Continuous innovation helps in meeting clinical needs. With the development of catheter diagnosis and treatment technology, the application of medical tubing in clinical development is increasing owing to its use in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, tumors, and other diseases.
The growth momentum in medical tubing is mainly due to the increased demand for minimally invasive surgery, the increase in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and urinary system diseases; other diagnoses also require tubes. Also, with growing testing requirements, medical cells are used in various applications such as ventilators, drug delivery, and testing blood samples.
The COVID-19 impact on the medical tubing market has increased the market share of the medical tubing. It is mainly due to the rising need for medical tubes in hospitals used in ventilators, providing drips, testing samples, and delivering a drug through the tunnel. Moreover, equipment such as nebulizer is using medical tubes for treating coronavirus patient with breathing difficulty. Therefore, many medical tubes companies have started manufacturing based on medical standards, and policies are increasing demand for the global medical tubing market.
Based on the material, the global medical tubing market segment into PVC, TPE & TPU, Polyolefin, and Silicone. The silicone segment estimated to dominates the maximum share of the worldwide medical tubing market. Medical silicone tubes are made of silicone rubber raw materials, owing to its disinfectant properties and resistance in high and cold temperatures. The silicone tube’s service life for the peristaltic pump can be used continuously for more than 175 hours. Therefore, it is widely used in medical and health. Medical silicone tube has high transparency, high elasticity, strong ultraviolet resistance, and good elasticity. Thus, the use of silicone is increasing due to unique properties that help in treatment and nursing. It also uses various monitoring and nutrition injection, sewage discharge tube. Therefore, the silicone tube is propelling the market share in the global medical tubing market.
Based on the application, the global medical tubing market classified into Drug Delivery, Bulk Disposable Tubing, Catheters & Cannulas, and Special Applications. The drug delivery segment dominates the market share for the global medical tubing market. People live in a polluted environment, cause people illnesses and other diseases. With ongoing pandemic situations, drug delivery is essential to provide drugs on time. The emerging chronic diseases such as kidney failure, diabetes, heart diseases require the diagnosis of diseases. Moreover, the drug delivery system is bolstering owing to the covid-19 impact and increasing asthma; people with diabetes are propelling the market demand for the global medical tube market.
Based on geography, the global medical tubing market segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is the world’s fastest-growing medical tubing market, accounting for the largest share in the global market. It is mainly due to a large number of coronavirus patients have diagnosed, and with rising cases, the demand for rapid testing required. Thus, the market share of the medical tubing market has increased.
Companies such as Zeus Industrial Products, Saint Gobain Performance Plastics, Teleflex, Optinova, Lubrizol Corporation (Vesta), and others are key players in the global medical tubing market.