Combat dressings are specially designed gauze dressings used for treating external hemorrhages and injuries during combat or tactical situations. They are compact, self-adhesive bandages that can instantly stop bleeding from open wounds allowing the injured soldier to get out of harm’s way and receive medical assistance. Growing geo-political tensions and rising defense budgets of major economies have significantly increased military modernization programs worldwide. For instance, according to data from Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), global military expenditure reached an all-time high of $2.1 trillion in 2021.
The global combat dressing Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 5.53 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 2.4% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The increasing military spending globally driven by escalating geopolitical tensions is one of the major drivers fueling growth of the combat dressing market. According to SIPRI report, military spending in the U.S., China and India accounted for 62% of global annual military spending in 2021. Escalating defense budgets will enable defense forces to procure advanced combat wound care products including combat dressings in large quantities. Additionally, rising instances of cross border terrorism,conflicts and ongoing modernization of armed forces are also expected to promote demand for combat dressings over the forecast period. However, stringent regulations pertaining to usage of combat dressings and availability of alternatives like hemostatic gauze may hamper market growth to some extent.
The combat dressing market is segmented based on product type as combat dressing, combat gauze, haemostatic dressings and others. Among these, haemostatic dressings dominates the market due to its ability to clot blood at the site of injury which prevents further blood loss. It stops the bleeding from cuts and wounds within a few minutes.
Political: Government initiatives to strengthen defense and warfare capabilities to bolster military has positively impacted the demand for medical equipment like combat dressings.
Economic: Rising per capita disposable income in developing countries has increased spending on military equipment as well as medical supplies. This boosts the combat dressing market.
Social: Increasing incidence of accidents and injuries due to violence, wars is anticipated to drive the need for emergency care and primary wound management solutions like combat dressings.
Technological: New formulations in haemostatic dressings allow for faster clotting action and better management of bleeding wounds. Advanced materials are also being used for improved absorption, adhesion and ease of use.
The Global Combat Dressing Market Growth is expected to witness high over the forecast period owing to escalating military budgets and combat casualties worldwide. The global combat dressing Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 5.53 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 2.4% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.
North America is projected to dominate the market due to the large defense expenditure of countries like United States. The United States Department of Defense is a significant end-user of combat dressings.
Key players operating in the combat dressing market are First Care Products, TyTek Group., PerSys Medical, IBC, H&H Medical Corporation. First Care Products offers advanced combat, compressed gauze dressings and medical packs for trauma care. TyTek Group provides haemostatic gauze dressings for external bleeding wounds. PerSys Medical manufactures haemostatic gauze dressings that are easy to use and help control bleeding.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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