Self-adherent wraps, also commonly known as cohesive bandages, are type of bandages that stick to themselves and not to skin and hair. They provide support for sprains and strains. Self-adherent wraps do not stretch and loosen over time like athletic bandage tape. These wraps can be applied in more layers to create more support. As a result, self-adherent wraps are highly used in the sports and fitness sectors to wrap ankle sprains and strains and secure dressings quickly. Further, Self-adherent wraps are available in different colors and sizes in the market, allowing users to choose as per their requirements. Self-adherent wraps are also available in the market in sterile and non-sterile types. The sterile self-adherent wraps have antibiotic properties and are made to resist bacteria and keep wounds clean. The sterile self-adherent wraps do not cause skin irritation and provide compression to ankles, knees, wrists, and elbows. These wraps are used on cuts and broken skin. These factors are significantly driving their demand among consumers especially athletes and sportspersons.
The global healthcare infrastructure is developing at a rapid pace with increasing government as well as private sector investments. Increasing investments in the healthcare industry enable easy access to various innovative medical equipment, accessories, and high-quality medicines. For instance, in India, the government launched Ayushman Bharat Scheme in 2018 to provide comprehensive primary health care. As part of this scheme, 1.5 lakh Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) are being set up across the country by upgrading Sub-Health Centres (SHCs), Primary Health Centres (PHCs), and Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHCs). Self-adherent wraps are used in applications such as emergency rooms, intensive care units, surgeries, wound care, cardiovascular, and critical care. Hence, the increasing investments in healthcare infrastructure is expected to provide more opportunities for the self-adherent wraps market growth during the forecast period.
3M Co, Cardinal Health Inc, PRIMED Medical Products Inc, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc, Walgreens Co, Dynarex Corp, Milliken & Co, Medline Industries LP, Essity AB, Steroplast Healthcare Ltd, and Performance Health Holding Inc. are a few players operating in the global activated carbon market. Market players are focusing on providing high-quality products to fulfill customer demand. They are also adopting strategies such as investments in research and development activities, new product launches, collaborations, and mergers & acquisitions.