Medical Tubing Market By Material (PVC, TPE & TPU, Polyolefin, and Silicone), By Structure (Single-lumen, Multi-lumen, Co-extruded, Tapered or Bump Tubing, Braided Tubing, Balloon Tubing, Heat Shrink Tubing), By Application (Drug Delivery, Bulk Disposable Tubing, Catheters & Cannulas, and Special Applications), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, MEA) - Global Forecasts 2017 to 2027

Date: Jun 2021 Report Id: 72 Category: Resins and Polymers Report Format: pdf-img excel-img ppt-img word-img

“Amidst the recent current Covid-19 virus outbreak, medical tubes are playing a pivotal role in assisting healthcare providers in tackling the global pandemic”

Medical Tubing Market Report Overview:

The medical tubing market or medical tubes market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% to reach USD 14.7 billion by 2027 from USD 8.5 billion in 2020. The major demand for medical tubing is attributed to their increasing usage in various applications such as drug delivery, catheter & cannulas, bulk disposable tubing, and special application. Medical tubing manufactured from plastics is increasingly being used to deliver fluids to the body and vice versa. They majorly find applications in catheters, IVs, and respiratory equipment such as ventilators. Some types of medical tubing need to be custom manufactured with multiple chambers or cores according to the needs and specifications are given by the healthcare providers which also depend on the medication needs of the patients.

Medical-grade plastics are largely used in the production of medical tubing or medical tubes. These tubes are produced separately using plastic extrusion methods to ensure the maximum level of hygiene and safety. Medical tubing is a very critical component in the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic on account of its increasing usage in ICU applications for treating patients who require ventilators and other respiratory equipment. Ventilators are critical in ensuring the continuity of oxygen supply to a patient infected by Covid-19. The Medical tubing market or the medical tubes market received a tremendous boost on account of the current Covid-19 pandemic as these are used to make critical healthcare equipment used for treating Covid-19 patients.

The other factors leading to the growing medical tubing market or medical tubes market include increased government spending on healthcare programs, increasing strategic alliances within the medical device industry, and easy availability of cost-competitive medical-grade plastics.

Medical Tubing Market

Ventilator demand in the United States is over 15 times greater as compared to its pre-pandemic levels. Many companies in the value chain are expanding medical tubing capacities in order to cater to the growing demand. The companies which are not traditional manufacturers of medical tubing are making these medical tubes to help the healthcare sector. For instance, automakers like Ford Motor Co. and Mercedes are producing respirators and 3D printing medical components. Companies such as Graham Engineering have increased their production capacity to manufacture medical tubing. The companies present in the value chain are also posed with the challenges such as developing highly complex medical tubing such as tubes with very small diameters.

The research report analyses the ecosystem and value chain of the medical tubing market. The report also categorizes the medical tubing market to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following below-mentioned market segments.

Medical Tubing Market Segmentation:

Market Size by Material Type

  • PVC
  • TPE & TPU
  • Polyolefin
  • Silicone Polyester
  • Others

Market Size by Structure

  • Single-lumen
  • Multi-lumen
  • Co-extruded
  • Tapered or Bump Tubing
  • Braided Tubing
  • Balloon Tubing
  • Heat Shrink Tubing
  • Others

Market Size by Application

  • Drug Delivery
  • Bulk Disposable Tubing
  • Catheters & Cannulas
  • Special Applications


  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • APAC
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Rest of APAC
  • RoW
    • Middle East
    • Africa
    • LATAM

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence Covered in Medical Tubing Market Report are:

The key players operating in the Medical tubing markets are:

  1. ASAHITEC Corporation
  2. ATAG Spa
  3. Bentec Medical
  4. Olympus Medical Systems India
  5. Confluent Medical
  6. NewAge Industries, Inc.
  7. TE Connectivity Ltd.
  8. Trelleborg AB
  9. Freudenberg and Co. KG.
  10. Optinova Holding AB
  11. Zeus Industrial Products
  12. MDC Industries
  13. MicroLumen, Inc.
  14. Nordson Corporation
  15. ZARYS International Group
  16. Hitachi Cable America Inc.
  17. Spectrum Plastics Group
  18. Saint-Gobain
  19. Teleflex
  20. Lubrizol Corporation
  21. Putnam Plastics
  22. Raumedic AG
  23. Tekni-Plex
  24. Primasil
  25. Harkesh Rubber
  26. Parker's Medical Systems
  27. US Plastic Corp.
  28. Reichelt Chemietechnik
  29. TBL Plastics
  30. Biesterfeld AG
  31. Graham Engineering
  32. Others

The report also provides an in-depth impact analysis of market trends of the Medical tubing market:

Trends Impact
The medical tubing industry players are increasingly expanding their manufacturing facilities to increase the production capacity Positive
Continuous product innovation and technological advancements Positive
Usage of 3-D printing technology in fabrication medical tubes of a very small diameter sized has helped in reducing time to market medical tubing products thus and enabling more complex designs Positive

In terms of market by material type, the silicon segment is estimated to be the largest segment of the medical tubing market during the forecast period

The silicone segment is estimated to account for the largest market share of the medical tubing market during the forecast period. The growth of the silicone-based medical tubes segment is a result of increasing usage in numerous medical applications. Silicone material offers distinctive advantages in terms of high-performance physical properties.

Silicone tubing is preferred over other materials on account of its unique biocompatibility and physical durability.  Within the body it can be used in conduits for delivering and removing fluids, also it can be used as catheters in many interventional therapies. Outside the body, silicone tube is popularly used in blood oxygenation as well as many other pharmaceutical processes.

North America is expected to be the largest region in the forecast period

North America region accounted for the largest share of the Medical tubing market followed by the other regions. The North America medical tubing market is also projected to witness a higher product demand in the coming years on account of increasing consumption in the healthcare sector. North America also has the presence of major players in the market that are making significant investments in the market space to stay competitive thus further proliferating the market growth. North American companies are also making significant investments in R&D and innovation.

The demand in the Asia Pacific region is primarily driven on account of demand from the growing healthcare sector. The Asia Pacific market of medical tubing market is growing on account of rising investments in hospital infrastructure.  China and India are key markets in the Asia Pacific region.

Drug delivery segment expected to be the largest application market in the forecast period

Based on material type, the drug delivery segment is anticipated to hold the largest market share in the forecast period. The demand for drug delivery systems increased post the growing incidence of COVID-19 cases, globally. These tubes are also used to treat conditions from existing medical conditions such as asthma and diabetics. There is a very high demand for ventilator tubing products. The market for drug delivery tubes has also witnessed a growing trend of innovations. There is significant growth in the consumption of medical tubing products for drug delivery devices like nasogastric tubes, nebulizers, spacer devices, and others.

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of market dynamics such as drivers, restraints opportunities, and challenges


  • Rising demand for ventilator tubing
  • Government initiatives and investments in the healthcare sector
  • Availability of medical-grade plastics at cost-competitive prices
  • Increasing aging population
  • Investments and expansion plans of companies present in the medical tubing market value chain


  • High lead time in product development
  • The increasing cost of raw materials


  • Small diameter tubes and customized tubes
  • Development of new production technologies like 3D printing


  • Recycling issues

The report also provides an analysis of recent news and developments in the medical tubing market value chain


Sr. No. Date News Category Description
1 Dec-20 Expansion Confluent Medical is investing USD 8 million by starting a new facility in Chattanooga to make high-performance medical tubing.
2 Nov-20 Product Launch Olympus launched its Olympus Procedure Kits and Hybrid Tubing, in partnership with Ruhof Corporation. These two kits reduce the chances of cross-contamination.

Recent Developments

  • In June,2021, Confluent Medical Technologies, a company specialized in manufacturing and distributing medical devices announced the official opening of their Chattanooga, Tenn., which is a specialty polymer tubing center. This new facility, expected to expand company’s ability in providing customers with complex delivery systems for neurovascular, peripheral vascular and structural heart applications.
  • In November 2020, Olympus, a Japanese manufacturer of optics and reprography products launched its Hybrid Tubing and Procedure Kits in partnership with Ruhof Corporation. These kits will help in reducing the chances of cross-contamination and will improve its end-therapy portfolio.

The unique insights provided by this report also includes the following:

  1. In-depth value chain analysis
  2. Opportunity mapping
  3. Sector snapshot
  4. Technology landscape
  5. Regulatory scenario
  6. Patent trends
  7. Market trends
  8. Covid-19 impact analysis
  9. Raw material supply analysis
  10. Pricing trends
  11. Sustainability trends and environmental concerns
  12. Critical Success Factors
  13. Competitive Landscape
  14. Customer preferences

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Global Medical Tubing Market was estimated at USD 8.5 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach a value of USD 14.7 billion by 2027.
The Global Medical Tubing Market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1% during 2017-2027.
The North America region has dominated the Global Medical Tubing Market in 2020.
A few key players in the Global Medical Tubing Market includes Confluent Medical, TE Connectivity Ltd., NewAge Industries, Inc., Trelleborg AB, Optinova Holding AB, Freudenberg and Co. KG., Zeus Industrial Products, MicroLumen, Inc. and MDC Industries among others.
The drug delivery application held the dominant share in the Global Medical Tubing Market.
Author Credentials

Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.

    1. Product Outline
    2. What is Medical Tubes
    3. Different types of Medical Tubing
    4. Sector Snapshot: Medical Tubing
    5. Analysis of Medical Tubing Ecosystem / Value Chain
    6. Supply Chain Analysis
    7. Covid -19 Impact
    8. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Threats
    9. Technology Overview
    10. Patent Analysis
  2. Technology and Regulatory Landscape for Medical tubing  
    1. Regulations and Standards
  3. Raw Material Analysis
      1. Major sources of raw material for Medical Tubing production
      2. Raw Material Analysis
  4. Medical tubing Pricing Analysis
    1. Prices of Medical Tubing
  5. Medical tubing market  by Material Type
    1. PVC
    2. TPE & TPU
    3. Polyolefin
    4. Silicone
    5. Others
  6. Medical tubing  market by Structure
    1. Single-lumen
    2. Multi-lumen
    3. Co-extruded
    4. Tapered or Bump Tubing
    5. Braided Tubing
    6. Balloon Tubing
    7. Heat Shrink Tubing
  7. Medical tubing  market by Application
    1. Drug Delivery
    2. Bulk Disposable Tubing
    3. Catheters & Cannulas
    4. Special Applications
  8.  Regional Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. UK
      3. France
      4. Norway
      5. Italy
      6. Spain
      7. Netherlands
      8. Rest Of Europe
    3. Asia Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. Australia
      5. New Zealand
      6. Rest Of Asia Pacific
    4. Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
  9. Key Strategic Insights
    1. New Raw Material Sources
    2. New Applications
    3. Emerging Technologies
    4. Opportunity mapping
    5. Critical Success Factors
    6. Environmental Impact and sustainability issues
    7. Consumer preferences
  10. Key Market Trends / Recent Developments
  11. Competitive Scenario
    1. Competitive Strategies of Key Players
      1. Mergers and Acquisitions
      2. Investments
      3. Joint Ventures
      4. New Product launches
    2. Strength of product portfolio
    3. Ranking of Key Players
    4. Presence of players by Geographies
    1. ASAHITEC Corporation
    2. ATAG Spa
    3. Bentec Medical
    4. Olympus Medical Systems India
    5. Confluent Medical
    6. NewAge Industries, Inc.
    7. TE Connectivity Ltd.
    8. Trelleborg AB
    9. Freudenberg and Co. KG.
    10. Optinova Holding AB
    11. Zeus Industrial Products
    12. MDC Industries
    13. MicroLumen, Inc.
    14. Nordson Corporation
    15. ZARYS International Group
    16. Hitachi Cable America Inc.
    17. Spectrum Plastics Group
    18. Saint-Gobain
    19. Teleflex
    20. Lubrizol Corporation
    21. Putnam Plastics
    22. Raumedic AG
    23. Tekni-Plex
    24. Primasil
    25. Harkesh Rubber
    26. Parker's Medical Systems
    27. US Plastic Corp.
    28. Reichelt Chemietechnik
    29. TBL Plastics
    30. Biesterfeld AG
    31. Graham Engineering
    32. Others

Research Methodology

Choose License

License Type
Ask for Customization

Actionable and high-quality Premium Insights by ResearchCMFE

  • Customer Insights (Customer Expectations & Market Unmet Needs)
  • Market Opportunity Mapping (Market Sizing, Forecast and Trend Analysis)
  • Competitive Intelligence for Key Companies
  • Market Entry Strategy (Raw Material, Feedstock Trends, M&A, Channel Structure, Supply Chain Analysis)
  • Product Mix and Pricing (Pricing Strategy, Average Pricing, New Technologies, Products/Services Comparison)
  • Segmentation Analysis (Value Chain Analysis, Industry Structure)
  • Neural Network Diagram for Depicting Connected Market Ecosystem.
  • Market Attractiveness Framework
  • Demand Supply Scenario
  • Patent Landscape / Innovation Hotspots/ Technology Landscape
  • Impact of Circular Economy or Digital Transformation Trends
  • Region Specific Reports / Country Specific Reports for Specific Topics
  • As Per Customer Need Section Wise Reports
  • Pre and Post-Sales Service and Support
Ask for Customization

Why Choose ResearchCMFE?

  • Monthly market updates for 6 months
  • Online access of reports
  • Options to buy sections of report
  • Critically analysed research on Quadrant Positioning of your company.
  • Syndicated report along with a supplementary report with objective-based study
  • Get profiled in the reports.Expanding your visibility across our network of readers and viewers
  • We provide local market data in local language on request
  • A complementary co-branded white paper
  • Flat consulting fee based exclusive studies. Consult at the price of syndicate
  • Access to expert team for free transaction advisory service.
Speak to Analyst

Choose License

License Type
Ask for Customization