Surgical hats, also known as bouffant caps, scrub caps or skull caps, are the first line of defence against any infection. A surgical hat is worn by medical professionals to wrap in all of the hair, scalp, and ears to lessen the shedding of dead skin particles and hair and protect the patients that are under medical treatment and procedures from infection. Although a surgical hat seems like a mere medical accessory, it is of great importance while performing medical processes.
In recent years, the adoption of surgical hats in special surgeries, healthcare centres and emergency departments (EMS), has surged massively. A large number of healthcare centres worldwide use single-use disposable scrub caps to obey the rules of the operation theatres and maintain safety and hygiene. Makers of disposable scrub caps encourage the use of disposable surgical scrubs as they are more hygienic and affordable than reusable surgical wear options. This has greatly hastened the growth of the surgical hat market in recent years.
Newest Insights in the Surgical Hat Market
As per a report by Research Dive, the global surgical hat market is expected to grow with a 3.3% CAGR and surpass $719,113.0 million in the 2022–2030 timeframe. The North America surgical hat market is expected to perceive significant growth with a CAGR of 2.3% in the years to come. This is because the region has an enormous demand for surgical hats owing to the rising cases of chronic ailments in the region. Moreover, the existence of companies such as Cardinal Health, Owens & Minor, Inc., and 3M, which have given many innovative developments in the surgical apparel arena, is predicted to drive the growth of the regional market.
How are Market Players Responding to the Rising Demand for Surgical Hats?
The growing occurrence of chronic ailments worldwide is driving the demand for surgical hats. Market players are greatly investing in innovative research and developments to fulfil the rising demand for surgical hats. Some of the foremost players in the surgical hat market are Medline Industries, Inc., KIMKAPS LLC., Mölnlycke Health Care AB., Cardinal Health., Henry Schein, Inc., Alleset, O&M Halyard or its affiliates., SEE KATE SEW, PAUL HARTMANN AG, Owens & Minor, Zarys International Group, and others. These players are focused on planning and devising tactics such as mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, novel advances, and partnerships to reach a notable position in the global market.
- In May 2021, SurgicalCaps.com, one of the leading designers and manufacturers of surgical caps and gowns, introduced a novel product line, the Ponytail Scrub Cap for long hair or ponytails.
- In June 2022, Blue Sky Scrubs, one of the leading sellers of advanced surgical scrub wear, announced the launch of its summer scrub hats that are designed with impressive new prints and designs to suit summer fashions.
- In August 2022, Surgicalcaps.com, a designer and manufacturer of surgical caps and gowns, and hospitalgowns.com, a retail website that sells direct designer hospital patient gowns, surgical scrub caps, and bouffant hats launched its winter collection of surgical cap prints with nearly 399 multi-coloured amazing fabric prints.
COVID-19 Impact on the Global Surgical hat Market
The unexpected rise of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 has optimistically impacted the global surgical hat market. During the pandemic period, an unpredicted surge has been observed in the demand for surgical hats in healthcare centres for upholding hygiene to avert the spread of the virus. The surgical hat market witnessed robust growth under the disastrous situations in the pandemic owing to the rising need for personal safety and hygiene in medical centres which boosted the use of surgical hats. As per market experts, the global market is projected to observe massive growth, even after the relaxation of the pandemic, in the upcoming years.