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  • Published On : May 2023
  • Code : CMI5747
  • Industry : Medical Devices
  • Pages : 155
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The global surgical sinks market is anticipated to witness substantial growth during the forecast period of 2023-2030. It is projected to expand from US$ 2.90 billion in 2022 to reach US$ 4.48 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.60%. This growth can be attributed to various factors, including the increasing emphasis on infection control measures and patient safety in healthcare settings. Surgical sinks are specialized sinks used in healthcare facilities, particularly in operating rooms, to maintain a hygienic environment for surgical procedures. They adhere to strict infection control standards and facilitate effective cleaning and disinfection of surgical instruments and hands.

These sinks are designed with features like hands-free operation using foot pedals or sensor-activated faucets, minimizing the risk of cross-contamination. They typically have multiple compartments or basins, allowing separate areas for pre-surgical handwashing, scrubbing, and rinsing.

The demand for surgical sinks is propelled by the growing emphasis on infection control and patient safety in healthcare settings. Proper hand hygiene and instrument decontamination are crucial in preventing healthcare-associated infections. Consequently, healthcare facilities are investing in advanced surgical sink solutions to meet regulations and mitigate infection risks.

Surgical Sinks Market Regional Insights

  1. North America: The North American region, including the United States and Canada, has a well-established healthcare infrastructure and stringent regulations regarding infection control. The market for surgical sinks in North America is expected to be significant, driven by the increasing emphasis on patient safety and infection prevention measures. The adoption of advanced surgical sink solutions is likely to be higher in this region, supported by the presence of leading healthcare facilities and technological advancements.
  2. Europe: Europe is another region with a strong focus on healthcare quality and infection control. Countries such as Germany, France, and the United Kingdom have robust healthcare systems, which contribute to the demand for surgical sinks. The market in Europe is expected to experience steady growth due to the implementation of strict regulations and guidelines for hygiene standards in healthcare settings.
  3. Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific region presents significant growth opportunities for the surgical sinks market. Rapidly developing countries such as China, India, and Japan are witnessing increased healthcare spending and infrastructure development. The growing awareness about infection control practices and the need for patient safety are driving the demand for surgical sinks in this region. Additionally, the rise in the number of surgical procedures and the expansion of healthcare facilities contribute to market growth.

Surgical Sinks Market Drivers:

  1. Increasing Emphasis on Infection Control: In healthcare settings, there is a growing focus on infection control to prevent healthcare-associated infections. Surgical sinks play a vital role in maintaining a hygienic environment by facilitating proper hand hygiene and instrument decontamination. The rising awareness about the importance of infection control is driving the demand for surgical sinks.
  2. Rising Number of Surgical Procedures: The increasing prevalence of surgical procedures, both in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers, contributes to the demand for surgical sinks. As the number of surgeries performed continues to rise, healthcare facilities need efficient and effective solutions for proper handwashing and instrument decontamination, driving the adoption of surgical sinks.
  3. Increasing Healthcare Expenditure: Healthcare expenditure is steadily increasing worldwide, driven by factors such as population growth, aging demographics, and the expansion of healthcare infrastructure. As healthcare facilities invest in improving infrastructure and upgrading medical equipment, the demand for advanced surgical sink solutions also grows.
  4. Expansion of Healthcare Facilities: The construction and expansion of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and ambulatory surgical centers, drive the demand for surgical sinks. As new healthcare facilities are built or existing ones expand, there is a need to equip them with modern infrastructure and equipment, including surgical sinks, to meet the hygiene and infection control requirements.

Surgical Sinks Market Opportunities:

  1. Emerging Markets: Emerging markets, particularly in Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, offer significant growth opportunities for the surgical sinks market. These regions are experiencing rapid economic growth, increasing healthcare expenditure, and infrastructure development. As healthcare systems evolve and expand, there is a growing demand for modern medical equipment, including surgical sinks, to meet the rising standards of hygiene and infection control.
  2. Integration with Water Management Systems: Surgical sinks can be integrated with water management systems to optimize water usage, reduce wastage, and enhance sustainability. Opportunities exist to develop surgical sink solutions that incorporate water-saving features, such as automated shut-off mechanisms and efficient water filtration systems. This can align with the growing focus on environmental sustainability in healthcare facilities.
  3. Expansion of Ambulatory Surgical Centers: Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) are experiencing significant growth due to their cost-effectiveness and convenience for patients. As the number of ASCs increases, there is a corresponding need for surgical sinks that meet the specific requirements of these facilities. Developing surgical sinks tailored to the needs of ASCs, such as compact designs and efficient workflow integration, presents opportunities for market expansion.
  4. Increasing Adoption of Touchless Technology: Touchless technology has gained prominence due to its potential for reducing cross-contamination risks. The adoption of touchless controls, such as sensor-activated faucets and foot pedals, in surgical sinks can enhance infection control and convenience for healthcare professionals. There is an opportunity to develop advanced touchless surgical sink solutions that provide seamless and hygienic operation.
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Surgical Sinks Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2022: US$ 2.90 Bn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 5.60% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 4.48 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Stainless Steel Surgical Sinks, Ceramic Surgical Sinks, Other Material Surgical Sinks
  • By Installation Type: Wall-Mounted Surgical Sinks, Floor-Mounted Surgical Sinks
  • By End User: Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Specialty Clinics, Others (Dental Clinics, Veterinary Clinics, etc.)
  • By Application: Preoperative Handwashing, Surgical Instrument Cleaning, Sterilization, Others (Wound Irrigation, Dental Procedures, etc.)
  • By Size: Small Surgical Sinks, Medium Surgical Sinks, Large Surgical Sinks
  • By Price Range: Low-cost Surgical Sinks, Mid-range Surgical Sinks, High-end Surgical Sinks
  • By Technology: Manual Surgical Sinks, Sensor-activated Surgical Sinks
  • By Compliance: Standard Surgical Sinks, Surgical Sinks with Integrated Safety Features (e.g., antimicrobial surfaces, automatic faucets)
Companies covered:

TBJ Incorporated, Getinge AB, Steelco S.p.A., MAC Medical, Inc., TEAL Patents Ltd., MEGASAN Medikal, Elmo Technology, The Brewer Company, Inmoclinc, Bemis Manufacturing Company, Ophthalmic Instruments, Inc., Duravit AG, Infection Prevention Technologies,, Surgical Sink Company

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing Emphasis on Infection Control
  • Rising Number of Surgical Procedures
  • Expansion of Healthcare Facilities
  • Increasing Healthcare Expenditure
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High Costs
  • Limited Awareness and Education
  • Infrastructure Limitations

Surgical Sinks Market Trends:

  1. Increasing Adoption of Hands-Free Operation: There is a growing trend towards hands-free operation in surgical sinks. Healthcare facilities are prioritizing infection control and cross-contamination prevention, leading to the widespread implementation of foot pedals and sensor-activated faucets in surgical sinks. Hands-free operation minimizes the need for direct contact with sink surfaces, promoting better hygiene practices.
  2. Integration of Advanced Technologies: The integration of advanced technologies is gaining traction in the surgical sinks market. Manufacturers are incorporating features like touchless controls, smart sensors, and IoT connectivity into surgical sink designs. These technologies enable real-time monitoring, data collection, and analysis, allowing healthcare providers to track hand hygiene compliance and optimize sink usage.
  3. Focus on Ergonomics and Workflow Efficiency: Surgical sinks are being designed with a focus on ergonomics and workflow efficiency. This trend involves optimizing the layout and arrangement of sink compartments to facilitate seamless movement and minimize contamination risks. Improved workflow efficiency can contribute to time savings during surgical procedures and enhance overall productivity.
  4. Antimicrobial Surfaces and Materials: Manufacturers are incorporating antimicrobial surfaces and materials in surgical sinks to further enhance infection control. These surfaces inhibit the growth of microorganisms, reducing the risk of contamination. The use of antimicrobial materials in surgical sinks helps maintain a cleaner and more hygienic environment.

Surgical Sinks Market Restraints:

  1. High Costs: Cost considerations can be a significant restraint for the adoption of surgical sinks. Advanced surgical sink solutions with features like touchless controls, antimicrobial surfaces, and integrated systems tend to have higher upfront costs. Healthcare facilities, particularly those with limited budgets, may find it challenging to invest in these expensive options, leading to slower market adoption.
  2. Limited Awareness and Education: Despite the importance of infection control and proper hand hygiene, there can be limited awareness and education among healthcare professionals about the benefits and best practices associated with surgical sinks. Lack of awareness can hinder the demand for surgical sinks, as healthcare facilities may not prioritize their inclusion in their infrastructure planning.
  3. Infrastructure Limitations: Existing infrastructure limitations in older healthcare facilities can pose a challenge for the installation and integration of surgical sinks. Retrofitting surgical sinks into these facilities may require modifications to plumbing systems, which can be time-consuming and costly. This can impede the adoption of surgical sinks in certain healthcare settings.

Recent Developments

Surgical Sinks Market New product launches

  1. Touchless Surgical Sinks: Several manufacturers have introduced touchless surgical sinks that incorporate sensor-activated faucets or foot pedals for hands-free operation. These sinks aim to minimize the risk of cross-contamination and improve infection control in healthcare settings.
  2. Integrated Water Management Systems: Newer surgical sink models may feature integrated water management systems that optimize water usage and improve sustainability. These systems may include features such as water-saving mechanisms, efficient filtration, and automated shut-off valves to minimize water wastage.
  3. Antimicrobial Surface Coatings: Some manufacturers have launched surgical sinks with antimicrobial surface coatings. These coatings are designed to inhibit the growth of microorganisms, enhancing infection control and maintaining a cleaner environment within the surgical sink.

Acquisition and partnerships

  1. In September 2020, Symmetry Surgical, a subsidiary of Stryker Corporation, announced the acquisition of the surgical sinks business of Olsen Medical. This acquisition aimed to strengthen Symmetry Surgical's portfolio of infection prevention solutions and expand its offerings in the surgical environment.
  2. In October 2019, Belimed, a leading provider of sterile processing solutions, partnered with Steelco, an Italian manufacturer of medical and surgical equipment. The partnership aimed to combine Belimed's expertise in sterile processing with Steelco's surgical sinks and other equipment, creating integrated solutions for infection control in healthcare facilities.
  3. In April 2019, Getinge, a global provider of healthcare solutions, announced a partnership with Intermetro Industries Corporation, a subsidiary of Ali Group, to offer comprehensive solutions for healthcare environments. The partnership focused on providing advanced solutions for surgical instrument decontamination and included surgical sinks as part of the integrated offerings.

Top companies in Surgical Sinks Market

  1. TBJ Incorporated
  2. Getinge AB
  3. Steelco S.p.A.
  4. MAC Medical, Inc.
  5. TEAL Patents Ltd.
  6. MEGASAN Medikal
  7. Elmo Technology
  8. The Brewer Company
  9. Inmoclinc
  10. Bemis Manufacturing Company
  11. Ophthalmic Instruments, Inc.
  12. Duravit AG
  13. Infection Prevention Technologies
  15. Surgical Sink Company

Surgical sinks, also known as scrub sinks or medical sinks, are vital to keep operating rooms (ORs) up and running, and are imperative to the health and safety of the patients. They are essential for operating rooms'' smooth functioning and maintenance. Surgical sinks are used for preoperative hand-washing, surgical instrument cleaning, sterilization, and others (wound irrigation and dental procedures, among others). They serve as the scrub station for surgeons and other OR staff to scrub their hands and arms before a surgical or invasive procedure. Thus, it is the preferred choice for hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and veterinary clinics worldwide.

Market Dynamics:

Growing burden of chronic disease, increasing number of surgical procedures, increasing number of minimally invasive procedures, rise in focus on patient safety, increasing number of healthcare facilities, and the outbreak of COVID-19 are major factors expected to augment the growth of the global surgical sinks market over the forecast period.

For instance, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), worldwide, around 310 million major surgeries are performed each year; around 40 to 50 million in the United States and 20 million in Europe. The volume of surgical procedures is rising worldwide, and this in turn is expected to drive growth of the market.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global surgical sinks market, and provides market size (US$ Billion) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2021–2028), considering 2020 as the base year.
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market.
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players.
  • It profiles key players in the global surgical sinks market based on the following parameters such as company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies.
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Surgical Sink Company,, Duravit AG, Inmoclinc, The Brewer Company, Elmo Technology, MEGASAN Medikal, TEAL Patents Ltd., MAC Medical, Inc., Steelco S.p.A., Getinge AB, TBJ Incorporated, Infection Prevention Technologies, Ophthalmic Instruments, Inc., and Bemis Manufacturing Company, among others.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics.
  • The global surgical sinks market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts.
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global surgical sinks market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Surgical Sinks Market, By Product Type:
    • Stainless Steel Surgical Sinks
    • Ceramic Surgical Sinks
    • Other Material Surgical Sinks
  • Global Surgical Sinks Market, By Installation Type:
    • Wall-Mounted Surgical Sinks
    • Floor-Mounted Surgical Sinks
  • Global Surgical Sinks Market, By End User:
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Specialty Clinics
    • Others (Dental Clinics, Veterinary Clinics, etc.)
  • Global Surgical Sinks Market, By Application:
    • Preoperative Handwashing
    • Surgical Instrument Cleaning
    • Sterilization
    • Others (Wound Irrigation, Dental Procedures, etc.)
  • Global Surgical Sinks Market, By Size:
    • Small Surgical Sinks
    • Medium Surgical Sinks
    • Large Surgical Sinks
  • Global Surgical Sinks Market, By Price Range:
    • Low-cost Surgical Sinks
    • Mid-range Surgical Sinks
    • High-end Surgical Sinks
  • Global Surgical Sinks Market, By Technology:
    • Manual Surgical Sinks
    • Sensor-activated Surgical Sinks
  • Global Surgical Sinks Market, By Compliance:
    • Standard Surgical Sinks
    • Surgical Sinks with Integrated Safety Features (e.g., antimicrobial surfaces, automatic faucets)
  • Global Surgical Sinks Market, By Design:
    • Basic Surgical Sinks
    • Ergonomic and Advanced Design Surgical Sinks
  • Global Surgical Sinks Market, By Geography:
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
  • Company Profiles:
    • Surgical Sink Company
    • Duravit AG
    • Inmoclinc
    • The Brewer Company
    • Elmo Technology
    • MEGASAN Medikal
    • TEAL Patents Ltd.
    • MAC Medical, Inc.
    • Steelco S.p.A.
    • Getinge AB
    • TBJ Incorporated
    • Infection Prevention Technologies,
    • Ophthalmic Instruments, Inc.
    • Bemis Manufacturing Company

Frequently Asked Questions

The global surgical sinks market size was valued at US$ 2.90 Bn in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 2.90 Bn by 2030.
The major factors driving the market are the increasing emphasis on infection control, rising number of surgical procedures, increasing healthcare expenditure, and expansion of healthcare facilities
Cost constraints, lack of awareness and education, resistance to change, infrastructure limitations, regulatory challenges, lack of standardization, and environmental concerns are key factors hampering the market.
The market growing at a CAGR of 5.60% during the forecast period.
TBJ Incorporated, Getinge AB, Steelco S.p.A., MAC Medical, Inc., TEAL Patents Ltd., MEGASAN Medikal, Elmo Technology, The Brewer Company, Inmoclinc, Bemis Manufacturing Company, Ophthalmic Instruments, Inc., Duravit AG, Infection Prevention Technologies,, Surgical Sink Company

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