Hospital Linen Supply And Management Services Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Hospital Linen Supply And Management Services Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Bed Sheet & Pillow Covers, Blanket), By Material, By End-use, By Service Provider, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: Sep, 2020
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-336-2
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018
  • Number of Pages: 86

Report Overview

The global hospital linen supply and management services market size was valued at USD 8.4 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from 2020 to 2027. The growing number of surgeries globally is a key factor expected to drive the market for hospital linen supply and management services over the forecast period. For instance, as per Mölnlycke Health Care AB, 70.0 million surgical procedures are performed every year in Europe. As such, hospital gowns, being an essential requirement for surgical procedures, are expected to witness high demand over the forecast period. According to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), in 2014, around 9,942,000 surgeries were performed in the U.S. within ambulatory care settings. Hospital gowns can help protect against nosocomial infections to some extent, owing to which, surgeons consistently recommend patients to wear patient gowns. Such factors are expected to drive the market for hospital linen supply and management services over the forecast period.

U.S. hospital linen supply and management services market size

Key players in the market offer various linen supply and management services. They provide linen and apparels, medical apparels, gowns, towels, washcloths, bath towels, bed covers, and pillow covers. In addition to these offerings, value-added services provided by the companies attract the end-users. Some of the value-added services include uniform rental service, laundry, and waste removal systems. Majority of the key players such as Unitex Textile Rental Services, Inc.; Angelica Corporation; Healthcare Services Group, Inc.; ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists, Inc.; Swisslog Holding AG; and AmeriPride Services, Inc. offer laundry services along with linen supply management. The laundry services include in-house as well as contractual services. Some of these companies also do the installation of laundry systems.

In addition to laundry services, some of the key players such as Unitex Textile Rental Services, Inc.; Tetsudo Linen Service; and AmeriPride Services, Inc. also provide uniform rental services. These companies provide personalized uniforms, which can be customized for size, length, color, and any other specification as per the end user’s requirement. Moreover, companies like Unitex Textile Rental Services, Inc. have on-site linen and uniform management programs. Similarly, Angelica Corporation has web-based linen management software. These additional services offered by the key players in the market help them to increase their market share and boost the demand for hospital linen supply, thereby driving the market for hospital linen supply and management services.

The increasing incidence of HAIs due to lack of sanitation and precaution is one of the leading factors contributing to market growth. For instance, as per the CDC, about one in 25 hospital patients contracts at least one HAI every year. Hospital gowns provide general protection against contamination and can help lower the risk of contracting HAIs. Furthermore, they can prevent bacterial and other microbial infections from entering a patient’s body. Thus, surgeons recommend patients to wear gowns before medical procedures. These factors are anticipated to propel the growth of the market for hospital linen supply and management services over the forecast period.

Product Insights

The bedsheet and pillow cover segment held the largest revenue share of 46.2% in 2019. The segment is anticipated to witness considerable growth in the market for hospital linen supply and management services over the forecast period. Bed sheets used in the hospitals are of various types such as flat sheets, fitted sheets, bariatric sheets, hyperbaric sheets, gurney sheets, mortuary sheets, and birthing sheets. These sheets are categorized on the basis of the size of the bed as single bed sheets and double bed sheets. In addition, companies offer bed sheets that are shrink-resistant and are easily washable. These bedsheets also have stain release properties, which makes them look newer for a longer duration, thereby reducing maintenance expenses. Pillow covers are also available in different colors and sizes depending on the need of the customers. Pillow covers have features such as stain resistance and they minimize shrinkage of the pillow.

The bathing and cleaning accessories segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate in the market for hospital linen supply and management services over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the increasing awareness about hygiene standards and the need for sanitation maintenance in healthcare facilities. It includes wipes, washcloths, and various types of towels such as bath, hand, and face towels. Bathing and cleaning accessories are available as disposable as well as reusable products. Maintenance and dry cleaning services for these clothes are provided by various companies such as Unitex Textile Rental Services, Inc.; E-town Laundry Company; and Healthcare Services Group, Inc.

Material Insights

The non-woven segment dominated the market for hospital linen supply and management services and held the largest revenue share of 48.7% in 2019. The segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. The segment majorly includes protective materials such as hospital gowns, drapes, and sheets used during surgeries. The products are specially made for the aforementioned purposes as they have certain advantages over traditional materials, such as an added barrier to the infectious microorganisms, durability, and involve easy recycling procedures after appropriate sterilization.

The increasing demand for hospital gowns, drapes, and medical sheets due to the rising hospital admissions owing to the pandemic outbreak across the globe is one of the major factors influencing segment growth. Furthermore, in order to meet the growing demand for hospital gowns, the World Health Organization has appealed to the industries and government to increase the manufacturing of hospital gowns by 40.0%.

Service Provider Insights

The contractual segment dominated the hospital linen supply and management services market and held the largest revenue share of 48.9% in 2019. Contractual services are gaining popularity due to an increase in the number of services pertaining to linen and a rise in the number of hospitals, beds, and working professionals.

Contractual laundry saves space and resources in the hospitals; therefore, the hospitals are able to focus more on their core competencies. It also acts as a cost-curbing tool employed by the hospitals, as they do not have to spend on the installation of the systems and hire professionals for the services.

End-use Insights

The hospital segment dominated the market for hospital linen supply and management services and is anticipated to witness a considerable growth rate over the forecast period. The hospital segment dominated the market with a revenue share of more than 50.0% in 2019 due to the rising number of patient admissions in hospitals for surgeries and treatments for COVID-19. As per a study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco in 2016, on average, more than 2000 tons of waste is generated by operating rooms per day, of which a significant portion of waste is from disposable medical supplies. Thus, such high usage of medical disposables in the hospital may promote segment growth in the market for hospital linen supply and management services over the forecast period.

Global hospital linen supply and management services market share

The diagnostic centers segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth in the market for hospital linen supply and management services over the forecast period. Diagnostic centers require linen for beds, gowns, and apparel for patients as well as the staff. Apparels for patients are available in both reusable and disposable categories. In addition, the linen can be rented from various companies, which are later washed and dry cleaned based on the industry’s hygiene standards. The linen required by diagnostic centers include diagnostic pants, diagnostic gowns, bath blankets, towels, lab coats, scrubs, sheets, pillowcases, patient gowns, and washcloths.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market for hospital linen supply and management services and held the largest revenue share of 42.1% in 2019. This is owing to the increasing number of surgeries and the presence of key market players in this region. In addition, an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients in this region has spurred the demand for hospital gowns. As per a report published by the WHO on 20th April 2020, more than 33,909 existing cases were reported and more than 1,509 new confirmed cases were detected in Canada. Moreover, the number of cases is expected to increase exponentially over the next month or two. Such factors are anticipated to increase the demand for hospital linen supply and management services in the region.

In Asia Pacific, the market for hospital linen supply and management services is expected to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period, owing to its increasing geriatric population and prevalence of cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, Asia Pacific has been one of the worst-hit regions by COVID-19. China and South Korea have reported a very high number of COVID-19 cases. In addition, the densely populated pockets in this region are making it easier for community transmission of the virus. Such a high number of potential patients in this region is anticipated to drive the market for hospital linen supply and management services over the forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key players in the market for hospital linen supply and management services are adopting various strategies, such as mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and product launches to strengthen their foothold. For instance, in May 2016, Unitex opened its 12th facility in Linden, New Jersey, and is the fourth facility owned and operated by the company. The new facility has the capability to process 1.1 million pounds of linen per week and will serve nursing homes and hospitals in New Jersey. This new facility is anticipated to strengthen the company’s position in this region.

In September 2019, Angelica Corporation recertified three of its largest facilities for the Hygienically Clean Healthcare Certification Program and remains certified for all 23 facilities. Thus, the company had the most hygienically clean healthcare-certified laundries in the U.S. This is expected to increase the customer base of the company. Some of the prominent players in the hospital linen supply and management services market include:

  • Unitex Textile Rental Services, Inc.

  • Emes Textiles Pvt. Ltd.

  • Angelica

  • Elizabethtown Laundry Company

  • Healthcare Services Group, Inc.

  • ImageFIRST

  • Tetsudo Linen Service Co., Ltd.

  • Celtic Linen

  • Swisslog Holding Ltd.

Hospital Linen Supply And Management Services Market Report Scope 

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2020

USD 9.1 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 13.9 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.3% from 2020 to 2027 (Revenue-based)

Market size volume in 2019

854,254,172.85 unit sold

Volume forecast in 2027

1,422,167,023.45 unit sold

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.3% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation

2019

Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Volume in unit sold, revenue in USD million, and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Volume forecast, revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, material, end-use, service provider, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; Japan; China; Brazil; Mexico; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Unitex Textile Rental Services, Inc.; Emes Textiles Pvt. Ltd.; Angelica; Elizabethtown Laundry Company; Healthcare Services Group, Inc.; ImageFIRST; Tetsudo Linen Service Co., Ltd.; Celtic Linen; Swisslog Holding Ltd.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global hospital linen supply and management services market report on the basis of product, material, end-use, service provider, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Unit Sold; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Bed Sheet & Pillow Covers

    • Blanket

    • Bed Covers

    • Bathing & Cleaning Accessories

    • Patient Repositioner

  • Material Outlook (Volume, Unit Sold; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Woven

    • Non-Woven

  • End-use Outlook (Volume, Unit Sold; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Hospital

    • Diagnostic Centers

    • Standalone Clinics

  • Service Provider Outlook (Volume, Unit Sold; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • In-house

    • Contractual

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Unit Sold; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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