Medical Tubing Market, by Material (Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), Silicone, Polyolefins (Polyethylene (PE), and Polypropylene (PP)), and Others), by Application (Peristaltic Pump Tubing, Catheters (Diagnostic Catheters, Central Venous Catheters, Angioplasty Catheters and Other Catheters), Feeding Tubes, Urological Retrieval Devices, Cannulas and Other Applications), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa) - Size, Share, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2026

  • Published On : Dec 2018 |
  • Pages : 202 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Medical Tubing Market - Insights

Medical tubes are intrinsic part of various medical devices, used extensively in catheters and cannulas’ manufacturing, drug delivery systems, dialysis, and intravenous tubing. Medical tubes are usually a small plastic tube, which are inserted into the patient’s body through mouth, nose, or any cut in skin to deliver oxygen, anesthesia, drugs, or any other fluid.

Generally, the structure of medical tubes becomes more complex with decrease in size of the tube. The medical tubes are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to satisfy demand for medical tubing in various applications. The manufacturers are also focusing on advancements of raw materials of medical tubing, as the materials vary with application and chemical nature of the drug.

Materials such as silicone, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polycarbonate (PC), bioabsorbable polymers, polyester, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are used in medical and pharmaceutical applications, such as peristaltic pump tubing, catheter, feeding tubes, urological retrieval devices, among others. Silicone is the most preferred material in medical tubing, owing to its higher resistance towards extreme temperatures and non-toxicity. Raw materials play an essential role in the manufacturing of medical tubing, as incompatibility of material can lead to serious problems such as chemical alteration of drugs and medicines. Also, incompatible tube materials might lead to binding of chemical or drug to the wall of medical tube, resulting in failure of drug delivery to patient.

Increasing number of minimally invasive surgeries and its high adoption in medical devices, is enabling manufacturers to focus on the advancements of tubing functionality such as number of lumens, deflection capability, and steerability. For instance, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) statistics, there were 17.1 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. in 2016. Moreover, medical tubing is mostly used for respiratory and fluid management process in a patient’s body.

The global medical tubing market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 6,921.1 million in 2018, and is expected to witness a CAGR of 8.4% over the forecast period (2018–2026).

Global Medical Tubing Market Share (Value Terms), by Region, 2018

                Medical Tubing  | Coherent Market Insights         

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2018)

Increasing Prevalence of Chronic Diseases and Life Threatening Diseases is Expected to Augment Market Growth

Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and life threatening diseases is expected to drastically increase demand for medical tubing devices, which are essentially required during surgery procedures.  For instance, according to a study published by National Center for Biotechnology Information in 2015, it was estimated that around 5.7 million people suffered from heart failure in the U.S. Moreover, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2017, around 610,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year.

According to a report published by the Australian Government, Department of Health in 2017, it was estimated that 1 in every 2 Australians (50%) suffers from at least one type of chronic condition, such as arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes or mental health conditions. Thus, high prevalence of chronic diseases and life threatening diseases is expected to be one of the major factors driving growth of the global medical tubing market.


Global Medical Tubing Market Share (Value terms), By Application: 2018 & 2026

Medical Tubing  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2018)

Furthermore, launches of advanced medical tubing solutions with latest technological features are expected to offer prominent growth opportunity for medical tubing manufacturers in the market.

For instance, in 2017, ART Medical Ltd., Israel-based startup, developed a novel sensor-based smart tube that enables healthcare professional to collect comprehensive patient data and reduces the risk of medical complications. This novel medical tube is able to gather the patient data such as feeding needs, saliva secretion, and urine output by using sensors embedded in the tubes. It also aid in regulating the feeding process and provides real-time information, including the exact location of the tube. Launches of such novel and smart medical tubing in future is enable to continue the technological advancement in the medical tubing, during the forecast period. 

However, side effects related to materials used in manufacturing of medical tubing is expected to restrain the growth of market. For instance, in February 2017, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pointed out that DEHP (di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate), which is used in PVC as a plasticizer (softener), may be absorbed into blood and body fluids, causing health problems. In addition, European Commission issued a notification in February 2016, referring the safety of medical devices containing DEHP- plasticized PVC or other plasticizers on neonates and other groups.

In 2012, Kaiser Permanente, an American-managed care consortium, banned PVC tubing and bags, and adopted 100% PVC and DEHP (di-2-ethyl hexyl phthalate) free intravenous tubing. Hence, side effects related to medical tubing material is expected to restrain growth of the market.

North America held a dominant position in the global medical tubing market in 2017 and is expected to retain its dominance over the forecast period. This is owing to the rising number of patient admissions in emergency wards, due to critical health conditions and severe injuries that require external support for survival. For instance, according to Society of Critical Care Medicine, in 2015, over 5.7 million patients were admitted in the intensive care units (ICU) in the U.S. for intensive or invasive monitoring, airway support, stabilization of chronic medical problems, and breathing disorders.

Furthermore, Asia Pacific is expected to witness a significant growth in the market during the forecast period, owing to developments in healthcare infrastructure, rising health awareness regarding benefits of prevention and wellness among patients, and development of innovative and cost-effective medical tubing solutions. In August 2017, Tekni-plex started a new production-manufacturing site near Shanghai in China, to satisfy rising needs of the Asia Pacific pharmaceutical and medical device market. This new facility produces Natvar’s silicone extrusion tubing for catheters, feeding tubes, drug delivery, and peristaltic pump applications. Navtar is Tekni-plex’s global supplier of precision medical tubing solutions for wide range of medical device products.

Some of the key players operating in the medical tubing market are Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Teleflex Incorporated, Optinova Holding AB, Zeus Industrial Products, Inc., The Lubrizol Corporation, Nordson Corporation, Putnam Plastics Corporation, Raumedic AG, Tekni-Plex, Inc., and Smith Group plc.

Medical tubing completes a medical industry requirements and standards for various medical or pharmaceutical related applications. Medical tubing is used for fluid management, drainage, anesthesiology and respiratory equipment, intravenous applications (IVs), catheters, peristaltic pumps, and biopharmaceutical laboratory equipment. Medial tubing is equipped with standards and certifications, which represents material and specification requirements for tubes. These standards include Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP). Furthermore, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants standards depending on specific application required for certain types of medical tubing.  

Increasing usage of medical tubing in IVs, catheters, peristaltic pumps, and biopharmaceutical laboratory equipment are expected to boost the medical tubing market. For instance, according to Surgical Endoscopy Journal in 2013, surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques, primarily laparoscopy and robotic surgery, to perform procedures that were previously done as open surgery. Furthermore, according to the StatPearls Publishing LLC: a peer-reviewed medical article, October 2017; 92% of all cholecystectomies performed in the U.S. are done laparoscopically. Therefore, increasing preference for minimally invasive surgeries is expected to fuel growth of the global medical tubing market during the forecast period.

Market Dynamics

Growing adoption of medical tubing by surgeons for minimally invasive surgeries coupled with rising number of hospital admissions in the intensive care units is also expected to boost the growth of the market. Rising number of patients taking drug delivery through medical tubes, who are unable to take drugs orally, is another factor aiding the growth of medical tubing market.

According to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), in 2015, it was estimated that acute injury and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) are major disorders responsible for ICU admissions. According to Biomed Central Respiratory Research, 2016, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common chronic obstructive lung disorders characterized by variable airflow limitation and airway hyper responsiveness, affecting over 25 million people in the U.S.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of medical tubing market, its market size (US$ Million) and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2019 – 2026), considering 2018, as the base year.
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global medical tubing market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study includes Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Teleflex Incorporated, Optinova Holding AB, Zeus Industrial Products, Inc., The Lubrizol Corporation, Nordson Corporation, Putnam Plastics Corporation, Raumedic AG, Tekni-Plex, Inc., and Smith Group plc.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics.
  • The global medical tubing market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, researchers, medical tubing manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts.
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the medical tubing market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Medical Tubing Market, By Material:
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    • Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
    • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
    • Silicone
    • Polyolefins
      • Polyethylene (PE)
      • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Others
  • Global Medical Tubing Market, By Application:
    • Peristaltic Pump Tubing
    • Catheters
      • Diagnostic Catheters
      • Central Venous Catheters
      • Angioplasty Catheters
      • Other Catheters
    • Feeding Tubes
    • Urological Retrieval Devices
    • Cannulas
    • Other Applications
  • Global Medical Tubing Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
      • By Material:
        • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
        • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
        • Silicone
        • Polyolefins
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Polypropylene (PP)
        • Others
      • By Application:
        • Peristaltic Pump Tubing
        • Catheters
          • Diagnostic Catheters
          • Central Venous Catheters
          • Angioplasty Catheters
          • Other Catheters
        • Feeding Tubes
        • Urological Retrieval Devices
        • Cannulas
        • Other Applications
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
      • By Material:
        • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
        • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
        • Silicone
        • Polyolefins
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Polypropylene (PP)
        • Others
      • By Application:
        • Peristaltic Pump Tubing
        • Catheters
          • Diagnostic Catheters
          • Central Venous Catheters
          • Angioplasty Catheters
          • Other Catheters
        • Feeding Tubes
        • Urological Retrieval Devices
        • Cannulas
        • Other Applications
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • By Material:
        • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
        • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
        • Silicone
        • Polyolefins
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Polypropylene (PP)
        • Others
      • By Application:
        • Peristaltic Pump Tubing
        • Catheters
          • Diagnostic Catheters
          • Central Venous Catheters
          • Angioplasty Catheters
          • Other Catheters
        • Feeding Tubes
        • Urological Retrieval Devices
        • Cannulas
        • Other Applications
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
      • By Material:
        • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
        • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
        • Silicone
        • Polyolefins
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Polypropylene (PP)
        • Others
      • By Application:
        • Peristaltic Pump Tubing
        • Catheters
          • Diagnostic Catheters
          • Central Venous Catheters
          • Angioplasty Catheters
          • Other Catheters
        • Feeding Tubes
        • Urological Retrieval Devices
        • Cannulas
        • Other Applications
    • Middle East
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
      • By Material:
        • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
        • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
        • Silicone
        • Polyolefins
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Polypropylene (PP)
        • Others
      • By Application:
        • Peristaltic Pump Tubing
        • Catheters
          • Diagnostic Catheters
          • Central Venous Catheters
          • Angioplasty Catheters
          • Other Catheters
        • Feeding Tubes
        • Urological Retrieval Devices
        • Cannulas
        • Other Applications
    • Africa
      • By Country:
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
      • By Material:
        • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
        • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
        • Silicone
        • Polyolefins
          • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Polypropylene (PP)
        • Others
      • By Application:
        • Peristaltic Pump Tubing
        • Catheters
          • Diagnostic Catheters
          • Central Venous Catheters
          • Angioplasty Catheters
          • Other Catheters
        • Feeding Tubes
        • Urological Retrieval Devices
        • Cannulas
        • Other Applications
  • Company Profiles
    •  Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Recent Developments
      • Strategies
    • Teleflex Incorporated
    • Optinova Holding AB
    • Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
    • The Lubrizol Corporation
    • Nordson Corporation
    • Putnam Plastics Corporation
    • Raumedic AG
    • Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    • Smith Group plc.

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Overview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Material
      • Market Snippet, By Application
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Market Trends
    • Key Developments 
    • New Product Launches
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • PEST Analysis
    • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 
  4. Global Medical Tubing Market, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Silicone
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Polyolefins
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Polyethylene (PE)
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Polypropylene (PP)
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Medical Tubing Market, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Peristaltic Pump Tubing
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Catheters
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Diagnostic Catheters
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Central Venous Catheters
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Angioplasty Catheters
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Other Catheters
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Feeding Tubes
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Urological Retrieval Devices
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Cannulas
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Other Applications
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Medical Tubing Market, By Region, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2018 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2017 - 2026
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 - 2026, (US$ Million)
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Teleflex Incorporated
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      •  Optinova Holding AB 
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • The Lubrizol Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Nordson Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      •  Putnam Plastics Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Raumedic AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Tekni-Plex, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Smith Group plc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
  8. Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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