In the past few years, the recognition of antimicrobial hospital curtains has increased owing to its potential capability to decrease infectious microbe transmission in the medical and healthcare sector. The textile industry surfaced with an antimicrobial cloth solution to battle with swiftly mutating microbes. Healthcare facilities mainly need distinctive kind of curtains that are made-up from 100% antimicrobial and antifungal fabric to keep the hospital settings clean and hygienic.
The global antimicrobial hospital curtains market is projected to observe substantial growth during the forecast period due to the rising worries regarding the spread of microorganisms through hospital curtains, which would further boost the use of antimicrobial hospital curtains. In addition, the increasing alertness of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and the varying lifestyles in terms of healthcare & hygiene is expected to boost the surge the market growth in the years to come. Few of the advantages of utilizing antimicrobial curtains are safe, recyclable, international flame-retardant approvals, easy to install & remove, and lightweight. Thereby, they are suggestively deemed as a cost-saving substitute for traditional textile curtains, thus further propelling the market growth.
The global antimicrobial hospital curtains market can be segregated based on material, usability, end-use, and region. By material, the market is divided into polypropylene, polyester, and others. By usability, the market is categorized into disposable antimicrobial hospital curtains and reusable antimicrobial hospital curtains. By end-use, the market is classified into hospitals, emergency settings, private clinics, short stay settings, ambulatory surgical centres, nursing homes, and others.
Regionally, Asia Pacific is projected to witness the fastest expansion in the global antimicrobial hospital curtains market during the forecast period primarily owing to the rising reinforcement of best practices among the general public, health workers, and policymakers to circumvent the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. Also, numerous initiatives are taken up by government to raise cognizance about global antibiotic resistance along with the rising count of infections is expected to fuel the regional market expansion.
The leading players in the global antimicrobial hospital curtains market comprise Endurocide Limited, RD Plast, National Surgical Corporation, Jiangsu Saikang Medical Equipment, ANGLO MIDDLE EAST, Hangzhou Xiang Jun Textile Flame Retardant Technology, Hospital Curtain Solutions, Tracks2Curtains, Elers Medical, and EcoMed Technologies. To cite, in March 2020, an “infection-proof fabric” was developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to be utilized at hospitals to avert hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). This innovation by a start-up incubated at IIT-Delhi, “Fabiosys Innovations,” emerged at a moment when the world was trying to cope with the noxious outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19.