Surgical gowns must repel diseases and infections yet provide adequate freedom to move. They must allow necessary mobility without rubbing and chafing, and must resist tearing and lining. They must fit closely but not restrict movement. Since there is generally excess fabric, the gowns must withstand constant pulls on the fabric during routine movements.
These gowns must be designed to fit a diversity of body shapes and sizes with a limited range of sizes, as hospitals will only stock limited quantities. The gowns must control the bacteria released into the theater and aid in maintaining the sterile zone required for patient safety. They must provide for easy donning and doffing without contamination, yet not have openings where the barrier might be breached. Gowns must be durable enough to last the intended useful life of the garment, be that single or multi-use. They should repel fluids but ventilate the surgeon’s extreme body heat.
A surgical drape is a covering made of a disposable non-woven material and is used to cover the area of a patient. A drape usually has a fenestration (an opening) to allow the surgeon to perform the operation. It comes in various sizes depending on the type of operation for which it is used. Drapes also vary from hospital to hospital.
Surgical drapes are used to provide and maintain a bacteria-free operating environment. To achieve this adhesive tape must bond securely to both the drape material and the patient’s skin, its performance cannot be affected by the method used to sterilize the drape or compromised by the pre-operation cleaning solutions.
The global medical disposable market is expected to reach USD 160 billion by 2023 from USD 114 million in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 7%. Increasing hospital visitation, increasing cases of hospital acquired infections, increasing awareness of patients are some of the major factors driving the growth of the global disposable medical market.
The global surgical drapes and gowns market has been segmented into type, usage pattern, and end user. Based on type, surgical drapes and gowns market is segmented into surgical drapes and surgical gowns. The surgical drapes segment is expected to account for the largest share segment of the market. Based on usage pattern, surgical drapes and gowns market is segmented into disposable surgical drapes & gowns and reusable surgical drapes & gowns. Based on end user, surgical drapes and gowns market is segmented into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and others. Thus, due to demand it is best to invest in this project.
Few Indian major players
1. Primewear Hygine (India) Product Ltd.
2. Raaj Medisafe India Ltd.
3. Surgeine Healthcare (India) Pvt. Ltd.
4. Vikram Nuvotech India Pvt. Ltd.