Skin Adhesives Market - By Technology, By Application, By End-User and Global Region Market Size, Trends, Share & Forecast 2020-2025

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  • Status : Ongoing
  • Published on: March 2021
  • Report ID: KDMI-3359
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The global value of skin adhesive market size in 2019 was USD 8.3 billion and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.7% from 2021 to 2027. Quick functional speed related to skin adhesive over traditional wound ceasing methods such as stitches is expected to drive the global market. Moreover, recent trends show global market players are adopting better quality, cost-effective solutions with low maintenance and easy handling facilities to gain a cutting edge advantage over existing competitors in the industry. Raising technological innovation have led the development of eco-friendly and biocompatible adhesives for surgical application. Furthermore, raising concerns over skin-related problems will further boost opportunities that will increase the skin adhesive market's growth.

Skin care adhesives ensures safe boding of dressing to skin to promote rapid healing and gives pain-free removal without affecting or damaging skin. Moreover, wound care producers uses silicone-based ingredients and formulations to develop skin-friendly adhesives for surgical tapes, dressings and bandages. These skin adhesives are used to alleviate pain and prevent exacerbation of prevailing wounds and creation of new wounds. Furthermore, they are also used for attachable and wearable medical devices and transdermal patches, as it is responsible and provide great comfort. 

Increase in use of wound care dressing, wearable medical devices and drug delivery devices among consumers is the factor that boost the growth of the skin adhesives market. Rise in home healthcare demand and increase in healthcare outsourcing trend further increases the market growth. However, changing prices of raw materials like silicone and strict government regulation related to the formulation of this adhesives further restricts the market's growth. Increase in demand for adhesives from emerging economies due to increased population growth, raise in consumer awareness about the importance of utilizing skin-friendly adhesives, and increase in disposable income is estimated to provide lucrative growth opportunities for the market.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global population suffers from an unhealthy lifestyle. According to WHO, cardiovascular diseases are directly connected to an unhealthy lifestyle. As a result, there is an increase in the number of people that are afflicted with cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, the application of the product in internal medical application like heart surgeries are raising. For example, fibrin-related adhesives act as a key bonding agent with a hemostatic effect and are witnessing rapid heart surgery growth. 

Moreover, the increasing global elderly population is a critical factor which is supplementing the market growth. According to the United Nations, the global population aged 60 years or more was estimated at 962 million in 2017. According to the United Nations estimation, the number of older age person is estimated to double by 2050 and projected to reach 2.1 billion. The elder population is more prone to diversified diseases than the younger population which is expected to create a great market platform over the upcoming years. 

Geographical Coverage 

North America market holds the major share in the year 2019 and it expected to retain its dominant during the forecast period. Raising patient awareness related to wound infection and skin diseases and raising geriatric population is boosting the growth of skin adhesive market in this region. Moreover, the shift of market players towards advanced wound dressing is the major trend in this region. 

Market Insights: 

 Technology Insights 

By technology analysis, the skin adhesives market is segmented into water based, solvent based, hot melt and reactive and others. Hot melt segment holds the major market share as it does not need drying or solvent based technology and possess excellent adhesion properties. The flexibility provided by hot melts to attach on both rough and smooth surfaces is crucial in facilitating the faster growth of this segment. In addition, the hot melts are eco-friendly, solvent-free and have rapid setting speed. Moreover, hot melts are preferred over water-based products to maintain strong adhesion over wet skin. 

Application Insights

By application, the skin adhesives market is divided into dental, medical device & equipment, internal medical application and external medical application. In medical equipment and devices, adhesives are used for anesthesia-mask bonding, molding, hearing-aid, polycarbonate component assembly. The strong thermal and chemical resistance, high gap filling, low shrinkage, rapid cure, substrate versatility are the crucial factors that drives the growth in medical device and equipment.  

 Key Companies Profiled

 The global skin adhesives market is characterized by the presence of various small and big players. The major market player includes Baxter International, Adhesive Research Inc., Avery Dennison Corporation, Bluestar Silicons France SAS, Dow Corning Corporation, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Lohmann Group, Nitto Denko Corporation, Scapa Group Plc and Tesa Group. As the market is competitive, the players indulge in raising their competitive share through strategic initiatives like mergers, new products and acquisitions. 

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