Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives Market Size $4.65 Billion By 2032 CAGR 7.5%

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives Market Size Worth $4.65 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 7.5%

The global medical stick to skin adhesives market size is expected to reach USD 4.65 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “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” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Medical stick-to-skin adhesives are witnessing rapid growth in the pharmaceutical industry due to the increased utilization of soft-skin adhesives in personal care and the medical field. These are highly convenient to use at the time of small injuries, making them a widely used item in first aid kits. In addition, they are used in the application of glucose monitoring devices, pulse oximeters, ostomy seals, sanitary products, sport tapes, and more.

The increasing innovations in the world by key market players are expanding the potential utility of medical stick to skin adhesives. For instance, in December 2023, DermaMed Coatings unveiled its latex-free rubber-based medical adhesive, DM-2065, for numerous medical device applications, primarily pulse oximeter sensors.

Furthermore, the rise in the prevalence of chronic wound disease is expected to continue the demand for stick-to-skin adhesives in the marketplace. According to the 2022 study, the incidence of venous ulcers, active or healed, constitutes 1% of the U.S. population, while pressure sores take place around 0.75%. Among the 30+ million diabetic patients, around one million witness foot ulcers annually.

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Medical adhesives are utilized in wound care as adhesive bandages in wound dressings and in surgical procedures as medical tapes in incision closures. The surgical procedures in the pharmaceutical industry are creating a potential demand for stick-to-skin adhesives. Based on the Advanced Medical Solutions annual interim report for 2023, the companies surgical and wound care segments registered an increase in revenue of 10% and 6%, respectively, at reported currency. This is demonstrating the significant growth and demand for market.

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives Market Report Highlights

  • Acrylic-based segment is anticipated to witness the highest growth in the coming years due to its flexibility and breathability.
  • Fabric segment accounted for the largest share, owing to improved patient safety and comfort.
  • Specialized adhesives segment held the largest revenue share, due to its enhanced performance.
  • Asia Pacific is expected to have the fastest growth owing to the rising advancements in the healthcare segment.
  • The global players include 3M Company, Adhesives Research, Inc., Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc. & Avery Dennison Corporation.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the medical stick to skin adhesives market report based on product, backing material, material type, application, end user and region:

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives, Product Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

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

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives, Backing Material Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Paper
  • Fabric
  • Plastic
  • Other Materials

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives, Material Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Electrode Adhesives
  • Transdermal Drug Delivery Adhesives
  • Specialized Adhesives

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Surgery
  • Wound Dressing
  • Ostomy Seals
  • Other Applications

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives, End User Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Home Care Settings
  • Other End Users

Medical Stick to Skin Adhesives, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • South Africa

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


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