Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives Market Research Report, 2024-2032
Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives Market Research Report, 2024-2032

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Product (Acrylic-Based, Silicone-Based, Rubber-Based, Hydrogel-based, Others); By Backing Material; By Material Type; By Application; By End User; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032

  • Published Date:Mar-2024
  • Pages: 119
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM4443
  • Base Year: 2023
  • Historical Data: 2019-2022

Report Outlook

The global medical stick to skin adhesives market was valued at USD 2.44 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period.

The application of medical stick to skin adhesives is skyrocketing nowadays, driven by their effectiveness in promoting skin safety, flexibility, reliability, durability, and non-invasive nature. This is gaining importance in wound care, skin therapies, and wearable medical devices. The rising adoption of advanced materials in the pharmaceutical space, attributable to increased health consciousness and purchasing power among the population, is expected to propel the expansion of the medical stick-to-skin adhesives industry. In addition, companies are working on developing the efficiency of their products through new product development activities.

Medical Stick To Skin Adhesives Market Size

To Understand More About this Research:Request a Free Sample Report

  • For instance, in November 2023, DermaMed Coatings, a manufacturer of high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesives, introduced its new product, DM-8041. It is a tape featuring a clear bilateral tear, polypropylene film, and ease of application.

Moreover, increasing awareness about stick-to skin adhesives and increased accessibility with the evolution of online e-commerce portals are positively driving the growth and expansion of the global market.

However, the existence of lower-quality adhesives is affecting consumers perceptions of medical stick-to-ski adhesives, and the higher costs associated with them are hampering the growth of the market.

Growth Drivers

  • Rising surgical procedures in the worldwide market

The rising minimally invasive surgeries are emphasizing the need for medical stick-to-skin adhesives, contributing to the increased demand for the product in the coming years. They usually involve smaller or no-invasion procedures based on the patient's condition. They require advanced medical technologies, including stick-to-skin adhesives. According to the 2022 study published in PubMed Central, the utilization of minimally invasive surgeries in the United States is gaining momentum based on the new data set focused on data between 2016 and 2018. Ambulatory MIS procedures showed a rising trend, with growth of 16.9%, 17.4%, and 18% in 2016, 1017, and 2018, respectively. This factor is expected to contribute to the growth of the market during the forecast timeframe.

Furthermore, researchers are working on exploring the functioning of stick-to-skin adhesives, filling the research gaps. A 2023 study focused on revealing the potential outcomes of adhesive application to skin without and after cleansing with alcohol and water, with a view to measuring peel strength. The study concluded that repetitive use of adhesives led to lower peel strength, and skin preparation with alcohol and water before application improved peel strength by 1.1% and 2.9%, respectively.

Medical Stick To Skin Adhesives Market Size

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on product, backing material, material type, application, end user and region.

By Product

By Backing Material

By Material Type

By Application

By End Use

By Region

  • Acrylic-Based
  • Silicone-Based
  • Rubber-Based
  • Hydrogel-based
  • Others


  • Paper
  • Fabric
  • Plastic
  • Other Materials



  • Electrode Adhesives
  • Transdermal Drug Delivery Adhesives
  • Specialized Adhesives



  • Surgery
  • Wound Dressing
  • Ostomy Seals
  • Other
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Home Care Settings
  • Other
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia. South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

To Understand the Scope of this Report:Speak to Analyst

By Product Analysis

  • Acrylic-based segment is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period

The acrylic-based segment will grow with rapid pace, mainly driven by the growing and significant adoption of homecare during the pandemic outbreak. The COVID-19 pandemic created a new environment in which patient care takes place in homes, necessitating the need for wound dressing equipment, wearable device monitoring, and more. The tendency to attach and remove smoothly and the skin-friendly nature of acrylic adhesives have gained prominent preference among children and the geniatric population. This transformation is likely to support the demand for acrylic-based adhesives during the forecast period.

By Backing Material Analysis

  • Fabric segment accounted for the largest market share in 2023

The fabric segment accounted for the largest. This trend is highly influenced by their effectiveness in healing wounds. In fabric tapes, it contains water-based adhesives, which are skin-friendly and protect from allergic reactions.

By Material Type Analysis

  • Specialized adhesives segment held the significant market revenue share in 2023

The specialized adhesives segment held the largest share, due to the rising demand for adhesives in surgical procedures. These adhesives reduce skin irritation and promote patient comfort, making them a key instrument in invasion closures and the application of advanced wearable medical devices in healthcare settings.

By Application Analysis

  • Wound dressing segment held the significant growth in 2023

The wound dressing segment held a significant growth share in 2023, which was highly accelerated due to the increased accessibility of stick-to-skin adhesives, including bandages and tapes, and the formulation of effective supply chain networks in the form of online retail platforms and small-scale shops. The ease of application, higher efficiency, and compatibility with the skin are making people consume these adhesives more frequently, driving demand for the product on the market.

By End User Analysis

  • Hospitals & Clinics segment witnessed the significant revenue in 2023

The Hospitals & Clinics segment held a significant share of revenue in 2023, which is highly accelerated due to its application in glucose monitoring, closing scars, and small injuries. Hospitals and clinics are integral parts of patient care, driving the need for patient safety materials, including stick-to-skin adhesives. These play a pivotal role in wound dressing, facilitating the significant demand all the time.

Medical Stick To Skin Adhesives Market Size

Regional Insights

  • North America region registered the largest share of global market in 2023

The North American region dominated the market. The growth of the segment market can be largely attributed to the presence of larger producers engaged in research and innovation activities in adhesives. Growing investments in the healthcare sector in the region are positively affecting the demand for advanced medical equipment, including medical stick to skin adhesives.

The Asia Pacific region will grow rapidly, owing to the growing consumption of single use adhesives for the wound dressings. The presence of developing countries in this region like China and India, are positively affecting the growth of the public expenditure on infrastructure development. The increasing elder population in the region is emphasizimg loading="lazy" loading="lazy" government to develop healthcare facilities and increase availability of wound care equipment as they are more vulnerable to the wound infections. According to the Economic Survey 2022-23, Indian public expenditure on healthcare registered 2.2% of GDP in FY22, while 1.6% in FY21. This is likely to promote the stick to skin adhesives market throughout the forecast period.

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives Market Share

Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

The medical stick to skin adhesives market is highly consolidated, which is influenced by the presence of a larger market share among the key market players and is anticipated to witness competition due to the rising innovations in extending the stick to skin adhesives time period along with the strategic partnerships and acquisitions in the market. For instance, in July 2023, H.B. Fuller, a pureplay adhesives company, acquired a U.S. medical adhesives company, Adhezion Biomedical, LLC.

Some of the major players operating in the global market include:

  • 3M Company
  • Adhesives Research, Inc.
  • Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc
  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Chemence Medical, Inc.
  • DermaMed Coatings Company, LLC
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Gelita Medical
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lohmann & Rauscher
  • Mactac

Recent Developments

  • In February, 2023, 3M introduced a new medical adhesive with the capability to stick to the skin for up to 28 days, while the previous wear time of extended adhesives was 14 days. 
  • In January, 2023, H.B. Fuller unveiled bio-compatible adhesives, Swift®melt 1515-I, for medical applications, specifically with the stipulated climate conditions, higher temperatures, and humidity.

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 2.62 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 4.65 billion


7.5% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Product, By Backing Material, By Material Type, By Application, By End User, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


Report customization as per your requirements with respect to countries, region and segmentation.


Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives Market report covering key segments are product, backing material, material type, application, end user and region.

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives Market Size Worth $ 4.65 Billion By 2032

The global medical stick to skin adhesives market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period.

North America is leading the global market.

The key driving factors in Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives Market are Rising surgical procedures in the worldwide market .