Booming Medical Sector Propelling the Demand for the Non Woven Adhesive Tape

The non-woven adhesive tape market is valued at US$975.388 million in 2020, with a CAGR of 7.52% expected to reach US$1,620.67 million by 2027. Non-woven adhesive tape is a type of adhesive tape that is used for a variety of clinical applications. This tape has a non-woven paper substance and is absorbent, allowing moisture and sweat to drain conveniently. These tapes are used in various medical implementations, including wound treatment, eye pads, sterile gauze, and others.

The market is driven by variables such as an increase in wound instances, a rising birth rate, and a greater emphasis on feminine hygiene. Furthermore, the non-woven adhesive tape's low cost is expected to contribute to market expansion. Non-Woven Adhesive Tape is also known as Air Vent Tape in many industries.

The tape's secure and comfortable properties make it perfect for harsh, wonky, or rounded surface and edge bonding. The increasing usage of different end industries such as medical, automotive, transportation, and electrical are expected to spur the global non-woven tape market. Furthermore, the rising geriatric population motivates the healthcare industry, which is believed to enhance the non-woven tape market. 

It can be used by the automobile seat manufacturer for name-plate mounting, small frames, bezels, plastics, metal, foam bonding, and general bonding.

According to the NCBI, in The United States, Chronic wounds account for 6.5 million people, which costs the total burden of disease US$39 billion annually. The rising wound burden incidences are expected to drive the market for the non-woven adhesive tape over the forecasted period. Diabetes was the ninth leading cause of death in 2019, accounting for an estimated 1.5 million deaths. Furthermore, the cesarean deliveries hold the 31.8 % of all deliveries that is 1,148,692 deliveries by cesarean as per CDC; these deliveries require the intensive and advance care of the wound which is expected to burgeon the non-woven adhesive tape market globally.

However, the inadequate properties of non-woven tape compared to specialized tapes and the poor performance and durability of paper tapes are impeding the global non-woven tape market. 

Trends Leading the Growth of the Non-woven Adhesive Tape Market

Non-woven Adhesive tapes are progressively used for medical purposes, and physicians and healthcare professionals recommend them outstanding properties. Non-woven tapes are used in various products, including surgical gowns, masks, dressings, hygienic products, s wound closure strips, and bandages. Non-woven Adhesive tapes are gentle, sanitized, and flexible, with excellent antibacterial and water-repellent properties. The growing realization of the importance of safety and sanitary hygiene products for women and babies in emerging regions is driving up demand for non-woven adhesive tapes. Furthermore, as a result of the 

COVID-19 outbreak, world demand for hygiene products has grown. Non-woven adhesive tapes have also grown in popularity, owing to their primary use in hygiene.

The growing number of surgical implementations, rising hygienic consciousness, and advancements in technology such as anti-bacterial tapes are anticipated to push the non-woven adhesive tapes market in the coming years.

Adhesive And Types & Non-Woven Adhesive Tape Market

Adhesive, also identified as cement, glue, mucilage, or paste, is any non-metallic material that binds two different items together and prevents them from being separated. Adhesives benefit from other binding methods such as mechanical fastenings, sewing, and welding. These advantages include connecting different materials, more efficacious load distribution across a joint, the cost-effectiveness of a conveniently mechanized process, and higher versatility. Adhesives are usually categorized according to their adhesion method, followed by whether they are reactive or non-reactive.

Acrylic Adhesive Tape-Acrylic adhesives are resin-based adhesives that contain acrylic or methyl acrylic polymers. They are remarkably strong and efficient at linking various items together, and they are highly resistant to environmental factors. Acrylic adhesives are frequently used in the construction industry due to environmental resistance.

Rubber Adhesive Tape-Adhesives Made of Rubber is said to be Rubberised tape is a synthetic polymer commonly used in hook and loop fasteners. The rubber adhesive is considerably less expensive and has a higher tack performance. Still, it is more vulnerable to moisture and high temperatures, which may induce it to tear down over the years.

Silicone Adhesive Tape-Silicone adhesive is a flexible, water-resistant polymer based on silica, a popular form of sand found in quartz. Silicones are a class of polymers that have a silicon oxide bond with organic compounds. The detachment of silicon from silica is the first step in producing silicone adhesives.

Woven And Non-Woven Adhesive Tapes



  • It Includes fabric  crafted by kitting yarn or by weaving.
  • They are formed from  organic or synthetic fibers  that are interlocked chemically, thermally and mechanically.
  • Woven tape provide high strength ,long lifespan and tear & wear resistance.
  • Non-Woven tapes can be recycled,washable, flame retardant, flexible, absorbent and can repel liquid.
  • They are flexible and durable and properties depend on the material used to preapre it.
  • They are flexible and durable and properties depend on the material used to preapre it.

The Asia-Pacific is the Emerging Region in The Non-Woven Adhesive Tape Market

Because of the developing healthcare sectors in China, India, and South Korea and the region's ongoing investment opportunities to promote the medical science and automobile industries over the generations, Asia-Pacific is predicted to win the overall market.

The transportation and automotive industries have steadily increased their demand for non-woven tapes. These tapes are automotive for headliners, roof linings, and leather and textile backers. Non-woven tapes are primarily used in medical and good hygiene applications. Non-woven tapes are also used in the electronics and building sectors.

Performing surgeries necessitates sophisticated health components and devices, such as non-woven tapes. Furthermore, continued growth in the electronics and transport industries is supposed to propel the Asia-Pacific non-woven tapes market in the coming years.

Development is Key to the Innovation 

  •  On April 2022,3M launched medical adhesive, 3M Spunlace Extended Wear Adhesive Tape on Liner, 4576, was created for extended wear devices that require skin bond for up to 21 days, propelling in the next generation of the design process. Longer wear times, such as 21 days, may aid user adherence and provide health and economic advantages.
  • On January 2022, Rogers Corporation shareholders approved the acquisition of the company by Dupont. The merger of Rogers and DuPont's Industrial & Electronics businesses provides compelling benefits to customers and employees because of the combined strengths in technology and innovation materials to introduce new solutions to rapidly growing end markets.

 In May 2019, 3M acquired Acelity Inc. And its KCI subsidiaries globally. Under the KCI brand, Acelity is a global healthcare technology organization specializing in advanced wound care and specialty surgical implementations. It will grow 3M's business into wound care applications.