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Surgical Hat Market

Surgical Hat Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Application, By Distribution Channel, By Type : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030

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Author's: Naga Surya Sanka | Surya Sanka
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Surgical Hat Market Research, 2030

The global surgical hat market size was valued at $5,33,504 thousand in 2021 and is projected to reach $7,19,113 thousand by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2022 to 2030. Surgical hats, often known as scrub caps or skull caps, are specially made headgear for surgeons and the supporting medical staff to wear in operating rooms or in circumstances comparable to these. Scrub caps, like scrub medical uniforms and gloves, contribute to keeping the operating room clean and sterile as well as the surgical areas free from contamination. Additionally, anyone who wears scrubs, including those in the medical or dentistry fields, can utilise these caps.

Surgical Hat Market

Surgical hats, also known as scrub caps, are specially designed headgear for surgeons to wear in operating rooms to prevent contamination of the sterile environment. Surgical hats are now made in such a manner that they also indicate the wearer's duty and the function he or she is meant to do. Generally, surgical hat is made of a variety of fabrics like cotton, and polyester among which polyester is the most preferred fabric in the industry, especially healthcare. The main reason for this preference is that surgical hats, made up of polyester, is long-lasting, easy to care for, quick to dry, and resistant to shrinking, stretching, and wrinkling.

Surgical hat made up of polyester fabric is widely used in several industries such as healthcare, food & beverages, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. Polyester can hold perspiration rather than absorb it like cotton, so you may feel a bit damp, but it will help to keep the surgical room clean. Due to its great utility, it is frequently used for surgical scrub caps. These factors are expected to drive the surgical hat market growth in the forecast time period.

The lack of awareness regarding surgical apparel such as caps drapes and gowns, head ware, gloves, and others in hospitals in middle- and low-income countries is expected to hamper the global surgical hat market trend over the forecast period.

Surgical hats are now days widely used in special clinics, emergency departments (EMS), and hospitals. To satisfy operating room hair covering standards, several hospitals throughout the world utilize single-use disposable scrub caps. Disposable scrub caps are marketed as being more hygienic and cost-effective than reusable alternatives. Furthermore, surgical caps are beneficial for healthcare staff since they may easily dispose of the caps when they are no longer needed or hygienic, which explains why surgical hats are becoming more popular.

The key players profiled in this report include Medline Industries, Inc., Cardinal Health., Henry Schein, Inc., Owens & Minor, O&M Halyard or its affiliates., SEE KATE SEW, Mölnlycke Health Care AB., PAUL HARTMANN AG, Zarys International Group, Alleset, and KIMKAPS LLC.

The global surgical hat market is segmented on the basis of type, application, distribution channel, and region. By type, the market is sub-segmented into cotton, non-woven, and others. By application, the market is classified into hospital, ambulatory surgery center, clinic, and others. By distribution channel, the market is classified into online and offline. By region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.


Surgical Hat Market by Application

By type, the non-woven sub-segment dominated the market in 2021. Non-woven surgical caps are available in blue, white, and green color. These non-woven surgical hats are designed to meet the needs of the health and medical care industries. Non-woven surgical hat serve to cover the entire head and scalp area. As the hair and scalp contain a huge number of microorganisms, releasing these microbes during a medical operation might be hazardous. This skull hat is the most effective approach to ensure cleanliness. Several companies were providing a non-woven surgical cap at a reasonable price. Furthermore, surgical hat market contributes to a hygienic work environment by preventing unsanitary hair infection during surgeries. These factors are projected to propel the surgical hat market demand over the comin years.

Surgical Hat Market by Distribution Channel

By application, the hospital sub-segment dominated the global surgical hat market share in 2021. The growth of the hospital sub-segment is mostly due to factors such as strategic developments between innovative firms and hospitals, an ageing population, and the establishment of specialty hospitals. The hospital sector is regarded as one of the most critical components of healthcare infrastructure, owing to its better outpatient services and increased patient satisfaction. As a result, the need for surgical apparel in the hospital sub-segment is expected to expand dramatically, potentially bolstering the surgical headgear business in the future.

Surgical Hat Market by Type

By distribution channel, the offline sub-segment dominated the global surgical hat market share in 2021. The majority of disposable surgical hats are sold through offline distribution channels such as shops, convenience stores, brand outlets, and direct sales. Since pharmacies and medical stores stock a wide selection of surgical headgear, several companies are choosing to advertise and market their goods through these channels. Additionally, buyers are able to assess the quality and materials used in various products when they visit these businesses in person.

Surgical Hat Market by Region

By region, North America dominated the global market in 2021 and is projected to remain the fastest-growing sub-segment during the forecast period. The surgical hat demand in countries, namely China and India, is increasing rapidly. For instance, in March 2020, there have been signs of improvement in PPE supply availability, owing in part to China's normalization of manufacturing. Manufacturers in China have stated that their manufacturing lines are operational but reliant on raw material availability, underscoring the worry and necessity of obtaining raw materials for face masks, surgical hats, gowns, and coveralls.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Surgical Hat Industry

  • The global pandemic has a positive influence on the global surgical hat business. The cause for the market expansion is the increasing demand for surgical hats in healthcare settings to combat COVID-19 infection.
  • The Indian Government has expanded its export restriction in pandemic to include all PPE items, such as mask, cap, gown including raw materials such as non-woven textiles used to make surgical cap and other protective equipment
  • Sales of surgical hat are directly proportional to the demand from end-use industries namely healthcare, appliances, packaging, and others. However, the COVID-19 pandemic's import-export restrictions, restricted borders, and supply chain interruptions had a significant impact on the need for surgical hats in the healthcare sector.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the surgical hat market forecast segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the surgical hat market analysis from 2021 to 2030 to identify the prevailing surgical hat market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the surgical hat market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global surgical hat market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Surgical Hat Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Market Size By 2030

USD 719.1 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 3.3%

Forecast period

2021 - 2030

Report Pages


By Application
  • Hospital
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Clinics
  • Others
By Distribution Channel
  • Online
  • Offline
By Type
  • Non-woven
  • Cotton
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest Of Asia Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

Cardinal Health Inc., Halyard HealthMedicom, molnlycke health care us, zarys international group llc lp, GRI-Alleset, Inc., hartmann, medline industries, inc., Owens & Minor Inc., KimKaps, HARTMANN GROUP, Henry Schein, Inc.

Analyst Review

The significance of health and workplace safety is likely to drive the expansion of the surgical hat market. The surgical hat market is predicted to expand due to increasing awareness regarding the vast range of surgical hats available in various patterns, styles, and materials. In addition, lower surgical hat product penetration in middle and low-income nations is projected to limit the market expansion. However, the increasing awareness among Asian consumers about improving their quality of life has likewise been surprising. Furthermore, the burden of many chronic health disorders such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory illnesses, and diabetes are rising dramatically across the APAC region. As a result, the consumption and continuous growth of medical gear in this region are increasing, potentially creating profitable chances for the global surgical hat market in the coming years.

Among the analyzed regions, North America is expected to account for the highest revenue in the market by the end of 2031, followed by Asia-Pacific, Europe, and LAMEA. North America leads the global surgical hat market among all regions and is predicted to increase tremendously owing to the fast spread of the coronavirus.

Author Name(s) : Naga Surya Sanka | Surya Sanka
Frequently Asked Questions?

The market for surgical caps is anticipated to increase significantly throughout the forecast period as a result of rising venous disease prevalence and rising new product approvals to meet this need. In addition, the healthcare industry's demand for surgical hat is estimated to generate excellent opportunities in the market.

Asia-Pacific will provide more business opportunities for the global surgical hat market in future.

Increasing application of surgical hat in the production of hospitals and in ambulatory surgery centers is anticipated to boost the surgical hat market in the upcoming years.

Medline Industries, Inc., Cardinal Health., Henry Schein, Inc., Owens & Minor, O&M Halyard or its affiliates., SEE KATE SEW, Mölnlycke Health Care AB., PAUL HARTMANN AG, Zarys International Group, Alleset, and KIMKAPS LLC. are the major players in the surgical hat market.

The major growth strategies adopted by surgical hat market players are developing product.

The report provides an extensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of the current trends and future estimations of the global surgical market from 2021 to 2031 to determine the prevailing opportunities.

Technological development and strategic partnerships are the major customers in the global surgical hat market.

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Surgical Hat Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030