Global Surgical Gown Market by Product Type (Reusable and Disposable), By Distribution Channel (Online Sales, Retail Pharmacies, and Direct Sales), By End User (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Diagnostic Centers, Clinics & Trauma Centers, and Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America); Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Future Outlook, 2016-2026

July 2020
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Global Surgical Gown Market size- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2026

Global Surgical Gown Market has gained momentum in recent years with a staggering CAGR of 6.8% and is expected to attain a valuation of USD 1,821 million by 2026. The global demand for the surgical gown is on the rise due to an increase in surgeries worldwide, the prevalence of various chronic diseases, and the spread of the coronavirus. Another significant factor that causes rapid expansion in demand is the active developments in the healthcare sector in recent times. A surgical gown is the sterile clothing worn by surgeons and other staff working in the surgical section during surgery. It helps prevent direct contact of bacteria and other microorganisms with the healthcare or surgical staff. It aids in stopping the transmission of bacteria and, in turn, the spread of disease.

Global Surgical Gown Market - Overview

Surgical clothing of doctors and staff in the operating ward effectively prevents the two-way transfer of microorganisms and body fluids. It repels diseases and infections, allowing sufficient freedom of movement. It is made of tear-resistant and comfortable cloth. It fits nicely and does not limit movement.

Surgical equipment is tailored to suit a variety of body types and sizes with a limited variation in size since hospitals can only store small quantities. The surgical gowns control the bacteria released into the theater and help preserve the sterile zone required for patient and staff safety. Gowns are durable enough to last the intended useful life of the garment, be that single or multi-use. It should repel fluids allowing ventilation of the intense body heat of the surgeon or staff.

Improving medical services and stringent legislation for patient safety in various countries around the world are likely to contribute a lot to the growth of this market. Advancements and safety measures in healthcare services are being availed to a more significant number of patients going through surgery. The development reassures the substantial growth of the market in the coming years.

Global Surgical Gown Market Outlook and Trends

Growth drivers

Ø  The growing number of surgical procedures

The growing number of surgeries is a major factor driving the growth of the global surgical gowns market. Rapidly increasing population in the world, rise in the number of surgeries and increasing disposable income not just in developing countries, but also in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa regions cumulatively contribute to the demand for these safeguards.

Ø  Increasing awareness about safety and infection control during surgeries

One of the most significant purposes of surgical clothing is to prevent patients from contracting life-threatening Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). The recent advances in medical services have risen the knowledge of hospital-acquired infections among people. As reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30% of HAIs are surgical site infections that swell the hospital bill of patients considerably. Therefore, as a result, the patients have become conscious and more aware of the causes and prevention of HAIs. 


Ø    Reusing of surgical gowns through dry cleaning restricts the sales of new products

The reuse of surgical gown is the major restraint in the market growth during the projection period. The reusable surgical gown is subject to a two-part cleaning process: First, they are washed as specified guidelines for the prevention of infections. And then, they are sterilized in the laundry room or the own packing room of the hospital. Local processing ensures compliance of the best practices, promotes open contact with processing staff and fosters accountability necessary for sustainable, reliable results among them. However, in-house cleaning limits the frequency of purchasing.

Impact of COVID-19 in industry


The global economy and entire humanity have been pushed into a perpetual crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the high infection rate and significant adverse impact on public health systems, there has been an increase in the usage of surgical gowns in healthcare facilities. Healthcare workers (HCWs) in primary care settings are more prone to getting COVID-19 infection than the general population. COVID-19 is transmitted through droplet spread from coughing or sneezing, hand fomites to mucous membranes. Protective clothing helps minimize the spread of droplets or other body fluids to the skin and clothing of HCW, thereby mitigates the risk of secondary spread to the hands and the mucous membranes. Aerosol Producing Procedures (AGPs) recommends wearing full body cover with a waterproof apron on top regularly. It further pushes the demand for the surgical gown.

Growing cases of infection in hospitals and demand for consumables in insulation centers across the globe have hugely affected this market's dynamics. The supply of medical accessories from many manufacturing facilities from China has been severely disrupted, affecting the whole medical supply chain. This situation has opened up a huge opportunity for other players.

The Surgical Gown market, By Type, comprises Reusable products and Disposable products. Reusable product is expected to grow at a high rate during the forecast period. Increasing numbers of surgeries and increasing cases of HAIs are among the key factors expected to contribute to the growth of the segment. Doctor and patient's clothes are primarily designed for surgery to safeguard against different impurities. They possess specific properties related to barrier effect, low particle release rate, purity, and tensile strength. Such properties help prevent disease transmission, microbial transmission, or fungal transmission.

Global Surgical Gown Market: By Distribution Channel

Global Surgical Gown market based on Distribution Channel is segmented into Online Sales, Retail Pharmacies, and Direct Sales. Direct sales are expected to grow significantly during the projection period as hospitals, and medical institutions prefer to buy surgical gown at a discounted price. These factors are expected to drive the market during the forecast period. 

Global Surgical Gown Market: By End User

The global Surgical Gown market based on End User segmented into Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Diagnostic Centers, Clinics & Trauma Centers, and Others. 

Diseases such as Hepatitis C (HCV), Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B (HBV) are usually acquired through contact with contaminated body fluids. Doctors and healthcare staff, in particular, are also more susceptible to such contamination. Surgical gowns reduce the risk of bacterial and fungal infections. 

The hospital segment is expected to grow at a high CAGR during the prediction period, followed by the other end-users. Therefore, the market will witness a substantial overall demand as a safety measure.

Global Surgical Gown Market: Regional insights

Based on the region, the global Surgical Gown market has been split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). North America is expected to retain a large share of the global surgical gown market due to the increasing number of COVID-19 patients and a growing number of geriatrics. The spike has been noticed in surgeries. Other factors contributing to the growth of the market in these regions are the presence of a variety of surgical procedures, accompanied by strict rules and regulations for healthcare professionals and patient safety. On the other hand, Asia Pacific is projected to become the fastest-growing market due to rapid market penetration. The rising number of surgical cases in the area is supporting the market to expand. The Middle East and Africa have seen an increase in demand for recycled garments and an increase in awareness.

Competitive landscape

The major players for Surgical Gown Market are Ahlstrom-Munksjö, 3M, Cardinal Health., Owens & Minor, TIDI Products, LLC., Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., Medeco, priMED Medical Products, Inc., L&R Group and others.

Recent Development 

April 2020: 3M is partnered with Cummins to increase the production of high-efficiency particulate filters for use in 3M’s powered air-purifying respirators or PAPRs.

The partnership has the potential to more than double the current production of filters for 3M’s PAPRs. The additional filters are needed as 3M has ramped up the production of PAPRs to meet a surge in demand for personal protective equipment due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

April 2019: Cardinal Health announced the acquisition of mscripts ®, a company that provides patient compliance and interaction solutions through an advanced, easy-to-use mobile and web-based health management platform.

Mscripts ® was created in 2008 to provide a digital communication channel to help patients keep track of their health by providing personalized messages via mobile and web-based applications connected directly to the pharmacy delivery network. Personalized support delivered through mobile pharmacy reminders encourages patient adherence to prescription drugs and delivers cost savings directly to patients. 

Scope of the Report



Years Considered

Historical data – 2016-2019

Base Year – 2019

Forecast – 2020 – 2026

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Million

Market Coverage

U.S, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, China, India, South Korea UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia.

Product/Service Segmentation

Product type, distribution channel, and end-user

Key Players

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, 3M, Cardinal Health., Owens & Minor, TIDI Products, LLC., Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., Medeco, priMED Medical Products, Inc., L&R Group and other prominent players.

Market Segmentation

By Product Type

Ø  Reusable

Ø  Disposable

By Distribution Channel

Ø  Online Sales

Ø  Retail Pharmacies

Ø  Direct Sales

By End User

Ø  Hospitals

Ø  Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Ø  Diagnostic Centers

Ø  Clinics & Trauma Centers

Ø  Others

By Region:

Ø  Asia Pacific

Ø  North America

Ø  Europe

Ø  Middle East & Africa

Ø  Latin America

The objective of the Study:

Ø  To analyze and forecast the global Surgical Gown market size of the market, in terms of value.

Ø  To examine the market segmentation based on the region by segmenting the Global Surgical Gown market into five regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and their leading countries and estimate their respective market size.

Ø  To outline, categorized and forecast the global Surgical Gown market based on the Product type, distribution channel, and end-user.

Ø  To examine competitive developments like technological advancement, services, and regulative framework within the global Surgical Gown Market.

Ø  To highlight the impact analysis of the factors, affecting the market dynamics including market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges.

Ø  To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their market shares and detail the competitive landscape for market players.


Business Questions Answer by the Report

Ø  How will the market drivers, restraints, and opportunities affect the market dynamics?

Ø  What will be the market size in terms of value and volume and market statistics with a detailed classification?

Ø  Which segment dominates the market or region, and which one will be the fastest-growing, and why?

Ø  A comprehensive survey of the competitive landscape and the market participant players

Ø  Analysis of strategy adopted by the key player and their impact on other players.

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