Medical Grade Tubing Market Research Report, Analysis and Forecast

Medical Grade Tubing Market Size & Analysis

The importance of tubes in the medical industry is paramount and the industry is generating attractive profits for the tubing OEMs. In the past six years, the demand for tubes in the medical industry has doubled and the medical grade tubing market size stands close to $11.8 billion in the year 2022.

Medical Grade Tubing Market

Medical tubing is used in various medical equipment, from simple catheters to complex respiratory devices. Because of its vast diversity in health care services, manufacturers face several challenges with their medical-grade tubing. Several industries are working their way out by manufacturing the tubing that eliminates the risk of bioburden. Moreover, medical tubing manufacturers also need to follow strict regulations regarding the safety and efficacy of their products. The scope of this article is to discuss the several uses, advantages, and industry trends of medical-grade tubing.

Medical Grade Tubing Market Size

In order to capitalize upon this attractive industry, the manufacturers and suppliers of tubes need to keep evolving based on the requirements of the medical industry. It has been observed that the manufacturers have been continuously diversifying their portfolio, introducing new specialty materials, to meet the industry demand.

Presently, there are several materials used for manufacturing medical tubes. These materials are silicone, polyvinyl chloride, polycarbonate, polyfills, fluoropolymers, and others. Out of these, the most common ones are PVC and silicone tubes. PVC and silicone together account for 60% of the total Medical Grade Tubing industry.


The global Medical Grade Tubing Market is segmented into North America, Europe, APAC & the Rest of the world. The research report titled “Medical Grade Tubing Market, Business and Opportunity Analysis” published by Datavagyanik presents a detailed analysis of the Medical Grade Tubing Market with country-wise market statistics, qualitative insights, and market player analysis. One of the prime objectives of the report is to provide an assessment of the market potential, growth, market revenue, and volume of the Medical Grade Tubing Market for each country.

Some of the most recent trends observed in the industry which are worth highlighting are:

  • Remaining focused on the design and development part is critical as the industry requirements are continuously evolving. There has been a rise in the demand for heal stabilized and non-shrinkable tubes for extremely sensitive and complex catheters and other devices.
  • Specialty tubing products like polyimide and fluoropolymer-based tubing are also gaining notable demand and are worth capitalizing on.
  • Customized, order to made tubing contracts are on the rise and most medical device manufacturers are very selective in choosing the suppliers who are most updated with their capabilities.

Raw Material Price Rise in Tubing Industry


The margins have shrunken due to the rising prices of raw materials and increase in demand, the profits still continue to be attractive. For example, the price of PVC as well as silicones which are the most important raw material for Medical Grade Tubing rose by over 15% during 2021. There are demand vs supply side as well as geopolitical factors impacting the industry raw material prices.

Key Insights that the Medical Grade Tubing Market analysis report presents are:

  • Medical Grade Tubing Market revenue and demand by countries
  • Medical Grade Tubing Market production and sales volume by countries
  • Break-down of the Medical Grade Tubing Market in terms of application areas, target customers, and other potential market segments
  • Areas that are relatively more potential and are faster growing
  • Medical Grade Tubing Market competitive scenario, market share analysis
  • Medical Grade Tubing Market business opportunity analysis

Global and Country-Wise Medical Grade Tubing Market Statistics

  • Global and Country-Wise Medical Grade Tubing Market size ($Million) and Forecast – (2022 – 2028)
  • Global and Country-Wise Medical Grade Tubing Market Production Volume and Forecast – (2022 – 2028)
  • Global and Country-Wise Medical Grade Tubing Market Sales Volume and Forecast – (2022 – 2028)
  • Global and Country-Wise Medical Grade Tubing Market Business Opportunity Assessment

 Global Medical Grade Tubing Market Analysis

  • Overview
  • Global Medical Grade Tubing Market size ($Million) and Forecasts (2022 – 2027)
  • Global Medical Grade Tubing Market size ($Million) and Forecasts (2022 – 2027), By Material Type
    • Silicone
    • Polyolefins
    • Polyvinyl Chloride
    • Polycarbonates
    • Fluoropolymers
    • Others
  • Global Medical Grade Tubing Market size ($Million) and Forecasts (2022 – 2027), By Material Type
    • Bulk Disposable Tubing
    • Drug Delivery Systems
    • Catheters
    • Others
  • Global Medical Grade Tubing Market size ($Million) and Forecasts (2022 – 2027), By Geography
    • North America
    • Asia Pacific
    • Europe
    • Rest of the World


Silicone vs PVC Tubing in Medical Industry:


Both these segments are equally potential. However, there is a difference in their tubing application in the medical industry. On one hand, while the PVC tubes are more commonly used in the bulk disposable Medical Grade Tubing applications, silicones are more used in specialized areas like catheter manufacturing and drug delivery applications.

UNITED STATES SILICONE MEDICAL GRADE TUBING MARKET SIZE, (2020-2027)This is due to the fact that silicones are better in terms of quality, are more flexible, stronger and also resist chemical reactions with the outer environment. Presently, the PVC tubing segment is slightly bigger in terms of revenue, in comparison to the silicone tubing segment. However, demand for silicone tubes is growing at a faster pace in the medical devices industry.

What are the other tubing options?

The requirements of the medical industry are evolving and apart from PVC and silicones. There are some other tubing materials that are being used to cater to the specialty application areas. Some of these materials are polyimide, polyolefins, polycarbonates, fluoropolymers, and others. PET tubes (polyester tubes) are being used in medical applications for heat shrink applications. Similarly, polyimide tubes are finding application in areas that require high chemical resistance and thermal resistance.

United States continues to be the most lucrative Medical Grade Tubing market?

Global Medical Grade Tubing Market is expected to grow at an average yearly rate of around 6.5% during the timeframe (2022-2025). In 2021, the market stands at $11.5 billion. The United States is the largest market for medical tubes just because the country also creates the highest demand for disposable medical tubes, catheters, drug delivery systems, and similar other medical devices.


Medical Grade Tubing Market Demand and Supply Side Analysis

The report analyzes the Medical Grade Tubing Market from the demand as well as the supply side. In supply-side analysis, we reach out to the Medical Grade Tubing Market players to collect information on their portfolio, revenue, target customers, and other insights. During this process, paid interviews and surveys are conducted for obtaining and validating the data pointers. We also deep dive into the available paid industry databases, research studies, white papers, and annual reports.

As a part of our demand-side analysis, we reach out to the end-users of the Medical Grade Tubing Market, to gauge the application areas, demand trends, and similar insights.

Medical Tubing Market Dynamics

Medical tubing also comprises a good part of the medical market. The global market was $11.8 billion in 2021 and is expanding notably. If it keeps growing at this rate, it will reach a global cost of almost $15 billion by 2026. On regional analysis, the United States and Western Europe comprises the most significant market share. APAC is also a fast growing market with China dominating the region.

As discussed before, the tubing has several essential uses in the medical field. It is a part of cannulas, catheters, drug delivery systems, and several other devices. In addition, respiratory tubes used in ventilators and respiratory assisting devices are also critical applications. Therefore, during the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the global medical tubing market showed an unprecedented rise due to the increased demand for medical tubing in hospitals.

Drivers, Barriers, and Opportunities

According to the world population report, there were 727 million people older than 65 in 2020. This number was expected to become double by 2050. With such a magnificent increase in the geriatric population, the incidence of hospitalized patients is also increasing. As a result, more hospitalization cases are putting pressure on the medical tubing market to meet the demands.

Therefore, the increase in the older population is one of the primary driving factors behind the growth of the medical tube market. In contrast, factors like high investments and longer manufacturing time are mainly responsible for negating the development of the global market.

Countries will likely invest in their health care industries in the next five years. Therefore, it is an excellent opportunity for investors to target their investments because of the upcoming modern health care technology era.

Manufacturing Tips to Reduce Risks

The quality of tubing directly affects the functioning of the device. Therefore, manufacturers must select the suitable material for their tubes to make their products excel in the market. First, medical tubing should be of a material that eliminates the risk of product issues. Second, experts should select a material that offers resistant to contamination with germs in the hospital. In the end, storing tubing at an appropriate place that doesn’t reduce its shelf life is necessary. Using the tubing after its shelf life can present multiple complications.

Greater Variety of Options

Medical tubing, especially silicone tubes, comes in a variety of grades. As a result, it offers greater flexibility during its use in health care services. For example, platinum-grade tubing provides appropriate quality for the medical and pharmaceutical industries.


Some of the tubes and catheters are placed directly inside the human body. Therefore, the product of the tube should be biocompatible so that it does not lead to any complications. Silicone is an excellent synthetic that offers these benefits.

High Versatility

Medical tubing comprises a transparent material that makes the blood and fluid visible in the IV lines and other catheters. Moreover, they are chemically inert and also offer no taste and odor. Therefore, tubing adapts remarkably to the medical environment.

Better Sterilization

The medical facility’s most significant challenge is keeping all the devices and equipment germ-free. The same is valid for medical tubing. Rubber tubing is particularly important because of its resistant nature to the sterilization process, even autoclaving and dry heat. Moreover, silicone also has a remarkable ability to withstand severe temperatures during its sterilization.

Sample Data Tables Covered for Each Region and Country:

This business analysis report on the Medical Grade Tubing Market presents a regional as well as country-level analysis. The regions covered in the report are – North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. In these four regions, all the countries have been covered in detail with information on Medical Grade Tubing Market production volume, sales volume, market size ($Million), and Medical Grade Tubing Market import-export.

The report covers Medical Grade Tubing Market revenue, sales volume, and forecast for the period (2019 – 2027), by regions, (further split into countries):

  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Rest of APAC)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Benelux, Poland, Rest of Europe)
  • North America (United States, Canada, Mexico)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa


Year 2021 2022 2023 2024 CAGR
Medical Grade Tubing Market Revenue ($Million) XX XX XX XX XX
Production Volume XX XX XX XX XX
Sales Volume XX XX XX XX XX

*Note – Country-level break-down has been covered in the report

Medical Grade Tubing Market Player Analysis:

  • Company overview, portfolio analysis, market share, and target customers
  • Estimated segment revenue and relative positioning
  • Business and growth strategies

Medical Tubing Manufacturers

  • Avient Corporation
  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • Elkem ASA
  • Freudenberg Medical LLC.
  • Lubrizol Corporation
  • Nordson Corporation
  • Optinova
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Teknor Apex
  • W.L. Gore and Associates Inc.
  • Raumedic AG
  • Other Market Players

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