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									                                           Sterilization Wraps: A Market Snapshot

           Reference Code: GDME0713VPT                                                                                                           Publication Date: MAR 2010

       1          Table of Contents
       1      Table of Contents ...............................................................1          2          Executive Summary
           1.1     List of Tables ...............................................................1
           1.2     List of Figures..............................................................1         The US market for sterilization wraps was valued at $150m in
       2      Executive Summary............................................................1              2009 and is forecast to reach $180m by 2016 with a compound
           2.1     Sterilization Wraps: An Overview ................................1                     annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3%. In the US, about 80% of
       3      Sterilization Wraps: Market Characterization......................2
                                                                                                          hospitals use sterilization wraps. The market is expected to be
           3.1     Sterilization Wraps: US Market Size............................2
           3.2     Sterilization Wraps: Competitive Landscape in the US2                                  driven by the low cost of the sterilization wraps, an increase in
           3.3     Sterilization Wraps: Europe Market Size .....................3                         the number of hospitals and surgery centers, and the
           3.4     Sterilization Wraps: Competitive Landscape in Europe                                   disposable aspect of the product. Kimberly Clark, with a 92%
                   3                                                                                      share, was the leader in the US sterilization wraps market in
       4      Sterilization Wraps: Market Dynamics ................................3                      2009.
           4.1     US Hospitals Prefer Sterilization Wraps as they are
           Inexpensive Compared to Containers ....................................3                       The European market for sterilization wraps was valued at
           4.2     Increase in the Number of Hospitals to Boost Demand                                    $70m in 2009, and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 1% to
           for Sterilization Wraps in the US ............................................3                reach $74m in 2016. In Europe, about 60% of the hospitals use
           4.3     Disposability of Sterilization Wraps Eliminates                                        sterilization containers with the remaining 40% using
           Nosocomial Infections ............................................................3
                                                                                                          sterilization wraps. European hospitals’ preference for
           4.4     Environmental Consciousness of European Hospitals
           is Leading to Increasing Preference for Containers over                                        sterilization containers is due to the fact that they are
           Sterilization Wraps .................................................................4         environmentally friendly compared to sterilization wraps. The
       5      Appendix ............................................................................4      European sterilization wraps market is highly competitive, with
           5.1     Methodology................................................................4           companies such as Kimberly Clark, Ahlstrom and Arjo Wiggins
           5.2     Contact Us ..................................................................5         having a strong presence in the market. These three companies
           5.3     About GlobalData ........................................................5
                                                                                                          together accounted for 80% of the market share.
           5.4     Disclaimer ...................................................................5

       1.1        List of Tables                                                                          2.1       Sterilization Wraps: An Overview
       Table 1: Sterilization Wraps Market, US, Revenue ($m), 2009                                        The sterilization of surgical equipment and supplies is important
       – 2016........................................................................................2    to minimize the spread of infections to patients. The surgical
       Table 2: Sterilization Wraps Market, US, Company Share (%),                                        equipment in need of sterilization includes clamps, scalpel
       2009 ..........................................................................................2   blade handles, retractors, forceps, and scissors. Typically,
       Table 3: Sterilization Wraps Market, Europe, Revenue ($m),                                         surgical equipment that needs to be sterilized is placed on an
       2009 – 2016...............................................................................3        instrument tray and packaged within at least one layer of a
       Table 4: Sterilization Wraps Market, Europe, Company Share
       (%), 2009 ...................................................................................3     sterilization wrap. The wrapped object is then sterilized within
                                                                                                          the sterilization wrap. Sterility of the object is maintained by
       1.2        List of Figures                                                                         keeping the sterilization wrap package sealed until immediately
                                                                                                          prior to use.
       Figure 1:Sterilization Wraps Market, US, Revenue ($m), 2009
       – 2016........................................................................................2    Important attributes of sterilization wrap include:
       Figure 2:Sterilization Wraps Market, US, Company Share (%),
       2009 ..........................................................................................2         High strength.
       Figure 3:Sterilization Wraps Market, Europe, Revenue ($m),                                               An effective barrier.
       2009 – 2016...............................................................................3
       Figure 4:Sterilization Wraps Market, Europe, Company Share                                               Low lint.
       (%), 2009 ...................................................................................3           Easy aseptic presentation.
       Figure 5: .............................................. GlobalData Methodology
            4                                                                                                   Water resistance.
                                                                                                                Steam and ethylene oxide penetration.
                                                               
								
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