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Combat dressing, also referred to as field or battle dressing, are the bandages used during severe case of injuries and wounds (blast and gunshots). It is always carried by soldiers during the war time. These products are sealed with waterproof pouches to keep wounds clean and dry. For instance, Emergency Bandage or Israeli bandage is a specifically designed, first-aid tool, which is used for stopping the blood flow from hemorrhagic wounds caused by major injuries in emergency situations. The bandage has an inbuilt pressure bar, which allows the person to twist the bandage around the wound once, and then change the direction, wrap it around the injured body part, to apply pressure on the wound, in order to stop bleeding.

Global Combat Dressing Market: Drivers

The global combat dressing market revenue is driven by increasing demand for these dressings during increasing war and terrorism, worldwide. In 2016, the Institute of Economics and Peace (IPE) compiled the 10 countries under the heavy influence of terrorism including Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, India, Somalia, Egypt, and Libya. The combat dressing market size is also expanding, owing to increasing investments by the U.S. Department of Defense. According to Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the U.S. invested US$ 48.8 billion for military health in 2017.

Product launches such as the launch of QuikClot by Z-Medica in January 2018 is expected to boost the market growth. It is a hemostatic device, which stops bleeding significantly faster and is more effective than standard gauzes. Since the adoption of QuikClot combat gauze by the United States Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR), the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), and the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC), over six million units of QuikClot combat gauze has been sold in 2018.

Global Combat Dressing Market: Restraints

The use of general and conventional dressings for war wounds are restraining the combat dressing market growth. For instance, tourniquets, an equipment used for stopping the blood flow from an injury, typically by pressing the limb with a cord, is also used as an alternative to combat dressing material. For instance, in March 2020, Alliance Rubber Company announced the immediate availability of latex free tourniquets combined with antimicrobial protection.  Thus, the use of tourniquet also hinders the market growth. Moreover, lack of knowledge about different categories of wounds and use of wrong dressing on wrong wounds is also expected to grow the combat dressing market size at slow rate.

Global Combat Dressing Market: Regional Analysis

North America holds dominant position in the combat dressing market, owing to increasing awareness and availability of wide range of combat dressing products such as Quikclot gauze, Celox gauze, and HemCon bandages. In 2018, the U.S. Army developed Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeleton Orthosis (IDEO), which enhances the movement for those with lower-limb injuries.

Asia Pacific is the most lucrative region in combat dressing market due to army conflicts in the region. According to the U.S. Army Medical Command 2016, survival rates of soldiers increased by 75% in Vietnam in 2016 due to availability of proper combat dressing. According to the same source, in Middle East, lives of around 92% of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2018 were saved due to the availability of healthcare facilities.

Global Combat Dressing Market: Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in the global combat dressing market include First Care Products, TyTek Group., PerSys Medical, IBC, H&H Medical Corporation, Bound Tree Medical, Z-Medica, Israeli First Aid, Celeox Medical, and Quickkare.

Global Combat Dressing Market: Taxonomy

The global combat dressing market is segmented on the basis of product type, technology, distribution channel, and region.

By Product Type

  • Combat Gauze
  • Combat Eye-shield
  • Combat Cravat
  • Combat Bandages
  • Needles
  • Nitrile Gloves

By Technology

  • Impregnated Polyhexamethylene Biguanide Gauze Dressings
  • Silver Dressings
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Moisture Sensors

By Distribution Channel

  • Retail Stores
  • Online Stores
  • Hospital Pharmacies

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

Research Methodology

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