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Disposable Incontinence Products Market

Disposable Incontinence Products Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product and Incontinence Type : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026

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Author's: Kavita Joshi | Roshan Deshmukh
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Disposable Incontinence Products Market Overview:

The global disposable incontinence products market size was valued at 7,229 million in 2018 and is expected to reach 10,544 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 4.9% from 2019 to 2026. Disposable incontinence refers to the state where there is loss of voluntary control over the urinary bladder muscles or rectal incontinence. In incontinence, there is involuntary or accidental release of the contents from the urinary bladder, known as urinary incontinence or over rectal muscle (bowel or flatulence) known as rectal incontinence. Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity from just a small leak to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. Disposable incontinence products are primarily used by the people suffering from urinary incontinence. These are mostly used by the elderly population, who are unable to control the urinary influx. The disposable incontinence products are preferably made up of medical grade nonwoven fabrics. Medical nonwovens are a distinctive class of textile materials designed from fibers that are bonded together to form a lucid structure. Medical nonwovens are either made up of natural fiber-like cotton, linen, or of synthetic materials such as polypropylene, polyester, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and others. The medical nonwoven disposable incontinence products are commonly used in surgical processes, serving as a barrier to microorganisms, and prevent infections.

Disposable Incontinence Products Market

The key factors that boost the growth of the global disposable incontinence products market include rapid developments in nonwoven and woven production technology, growth in focus toward preventing hospital acquired infections (HAIs), and improvement in healthcare infrastructure and services across developing countries. In addition, surge in disposable income, rise in health awareness, and significant increase in geriatric population supplement the market growth. However, threat of substitutes and increase in popularity of less-invasive surgeries are expected to impede the growth of the disposable incontinence products market. Conversely, technological innovations in nanotechnology and its increased use in the production of disposable incontinence products are anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for the market growth during the forecast period.

Global Disposable Incontinence Products Market Segmentation

The disposable incontinence products market is segmented on the basis of product, incontinence product, and region. By product, the market is segmented into disposable diaper, disposable shields, disposable under pads, disposable underwear, and others. On the basis of incontinence product, the market is divided into stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overflow incontinence, and functional incontinence. Region wise, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Disposable Incontinence Products Market
By Product
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Disposable underwear segment is projected as one of the most lucrative segments.

Product segment review

By product, the disposable diaper segment accounted for 44% of the total market share in 2018 and is expected to exhibit a prominent growth rate in the near future, owing to its increased adoption by all age groups. These diapers are easy to wear and dispose, which is also one of the major factors contributing to the disposable incontinence products market growth. Further, various types of disposable diapers are available in the market, such as ultra-absorbent disposable diapers, super-absorbent disposable diapers, gender-specific diapers, biodegradable disposable diapers, and regular disposable diapers.

Disposable Incontinence Products Market
By Incontinence Type
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Stress incontinence is projected as one of the most lucrative segments.

Incontinence type segment review

By incontinence type, the stress segment dominated the disposable incontinence products market share in 2018 and is anticipated to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. This is attributed to surge in incidence of stress conditions among people across the globe. This segment is also anticipated to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. 

The North American disposable incontinence devices market accounted for the highest market share and is expected to continue its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is primarily due to the early adoption of novel urinary incontinence devices along with increase in prevalence of stress urinary incontinence among women in this region. Further, A study regarding the prevalence of urinary incontinence by Canadian Urological Association (CUA) also stated that stress urinary incontinence (SUI) represented almost 50% of the incontinence patients in the country in 2012. Thus, government initiatives along with high prevalence of urinary incontinence is expected to offer lucrative opportunities for the Canadian disposable incontinence products market. Whereas, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to grow at the fastest pace as high geriatric population base (more susceptible to urinary incontinence) is witnessed in this region. Further, its growth is supplemented by increase in demand for healthcare infrastructure, rise in number of hospitals in emerging countries, surge in healthcare reforms, and technological advancements in the field of healthcare. In addition, Moreover, increase in number of hysterectomy cases and growth in obese population further propel the market growth in this region as women suffering from aforementioned health conditions are more susceptible to urinary incontinence.

Comprehensive competitive analysis and profiles of major disposable incontinence products market players such as Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Kimberly Clark, First Quality, Cardinal Health, Inc, and Unicharm Corporation are provided in this report.

Disposable Incontinence Products Market
By Region
North America 

Asia-Pacific region would exhibit the highest CAGR of 6.5% during 2019-2026.

Key Benefits for Stakeholders:

  • The disposable incontinence products market share and analysis is based on a comprehensive analysis of key developments in the disposable incontinence products industry.
  • The development strategies adopted by the key market players are enlisted to understand the competitive scenario of the global market.
  • The study provides an in-depth analysis of the market trends to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
  • The global disposable incontinence products market trends are studied from 2018 to 2026.
  • Information about key drivers, restrains, and opportunities and their impact analysis on the market size is provided.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers operating in the industry.
  • The quantitative analysis of the global disposable incontinence products market from 2019 to 2026 is provided to determine the market potential.

Disposable Incontinence Products Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Product
  • Disposable underwear
  • Disposable shields
  • Disposable diapers
  • Disposable underpads
  • Others
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urge urinary incontinence
  • Overflow incontinence
  • Functional urinary incontinence
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, Spain, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific  (Japan, China, India, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

Unicharm Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Berry Global Inc., Freudenberg & Co. KG, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Georgia-Pacific LLC, First Quality Enterprises, Inc., ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION, Domtar Corporation

Analyst Review

These disposable incontinence products are mainly produced from nonwoven or woven polymer fabric that are essentially used to prevent infection and maintain hygiene. Further, the major factors that drive the growth of the global disposable incontinence products market include increase in geriatric population, improved healthcare infrastructure, rise in per capita expenditure on healthcare, and improvement of hygiene habits.

The disposable incontinence products market is predicted to witness a steady growth in the future due to increase in prevalence of incontinence disorders across the world and rise in adoption of such products. North America holds the largest share for disposable incontinence products, owing to high utilization rate of advanced medical products and a comparatively higher level of consciousness for hygiene. Nevertheless, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest rate, and would supersede North America market by 2026. China, particularly, is expected to drive the market growth in the Asia-Pacific region. The key for sustaining amidst an intensely competitive front and expanding prospects in the global market lies in improving the distribution channels and dynamically enhancing the product capacity.

Author Name(s) : Kavita Joshi | Roshan Deshmukh

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Disposable Incontinence Products Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026