GVR Report cover 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, Bed Covers), By Material, By End Use, By Service Provider and By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-336-2
  • Number of Pages: 86
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global hospital linen supply and management services market size was valued at USD 12.0 billion in 2021 and is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2% from 2022 to 2030. Increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have a long-term positive impact on the demand for disposable linens in hospitals. Hospitals are focused on keeping additional stock in reserve for potential waves in the future. The growing number of surgeries globally is a key factor expected to drive the market over the forecast period. For instance, as per Mölnlycke Health Care AB, 70 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 forecasted period. According to 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 wear patient gowns. Such factors are expected to drive the hospital linen supply & management services market growth. Key players in the market offer various services along with linen supplies. They provide linen & apparel, medical apparel, gowns, towels, washcloths, bath towels, bed covers, pillow covers, and different gowns for patients.

 China  hospital linen supply and management services market size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

In addition to these offerings, value-added services provided by these companies attract end-users. Some of the value-added services include uniform rental service, laundry, and waste removal system. 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 provide laundry installation 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 on the basis of the requirement 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. Therefore, 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 which ultimately drives the hospital linen supply and management services market growth.

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 wear gowns before medical procedures. These factors are anticipated to propel market growth over the forecast period.

Product Insights

The bedsheet & pillow covers segment held the largest market share of 46.0% in 2021 and is anticipated to witness considerable growth over the forecast period. Bedsheets 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 bedsheets and double bedsheets. In addition, companies offer bedsheets that are shrink-resistant and easily washable. These bedsheets also have stain release properties making 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 & cleaning accessories segment is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the increasing awareness about hygiene standards and the need for sanitation maintenance. It includes wipes, washcloths, and various types of towels such as bath, hand, & 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 is anticipated to witness the fastest growth of more than 9.8% 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 added barriers to 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 the segment growth. Furthermore, in order, to meet the growing demand of hospital gowns, the World Health Organization has appealed to the industries and government to increase the manufacturing of hospital gowns by 40.00%. Therefore, a significant growth rate is anticipated over the forecast period.

End Use Insights

The hospital segment held the largest market share of 49.9% in 2021 and is anticipated to witness a considerable growth rate over the forecast period. This is due to the rising number of patient admissions in hospitals for surgeries and treatments for COVID-19. As per the study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, in 2016, on average, more than 2000 tons of waste are generated by the operating room 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 the segment growth over the forecast period

 Global hospital linen supply and management services market Share, by end- use, 2021 (%)

Diagnostic centers are anticipated to witness the fastest growth 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 includes diagnostic pants, diagnostic gowns, bath blankets, towels, lab coats, scrubs, sheets, pillowcases, patient gowns, and washcloths.

Service Provider Insights

The contractual segment of the hospital linen supply and management services segment is expected to showcase a fast growth rate of around 9.9% during the forecast period. Contractual services are gaining popularity due to the increase in the number of services pertaining to linen and the rise in the number of hospitals, beds, & working professionals. Contractual laundry saves space and resources in the hospitals; therefore, the hospitals are able to focus more on their core competencies. It is also 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.

Regional Insights

North America held the largest market share of more than 41.8% in 2021, owing to the increasing number of surgeries and the presence of key market players in this region. Moreover, an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients in this region has spurred the demand for hospital gowns. As per the 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 & management services in the region.

The Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth 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 very high 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 market growth in the forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Market players in the industry are adopting various strategies, such as mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, and product launches to strengthen their foothold in the market.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 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


Market size value in 2022

USD 10.6 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 21.3 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 9.2% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion, Volume in Unit Sold, CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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 on the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For 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 (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Bed Sheet & Pillow Covers

    • Blanket

    • Bed Covers

    • Bathing & Cleaning Accessories

    • Patient Repositioner

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Woven

    • Non-Woven

  • End Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hospital

    • Diagnostic Centers

    • Standalone Clinics

  • Service Provider Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • In-house

    • Contractual

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • 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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