GVR Report cover Medical Coatings For Implants Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Medical Coatings For Implants Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Hydroxyapatite (HA), Titanium Plasma Spray, Nanoparticle), By Technology, By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-949-2
  • Number of Pages: 118
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global medical coatings for implants market size was valued at USD 1.28 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.0% from 2022 to 2030. The growth of medical coatings depends on their use in various implantable medical devices. Growing advancements and the development of neurosurgical endoscopy devices and imaging technologies are likely to fuel the market growth during the forecast period.

U.S. medical coatings for implants market size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

Medical device coatings provide beneficial properties to medical devices, including flexibility, lubricity, antimicrobial, drug-eluting, biocompatibility, and thromboresistance. The demand for medical device coatings has vastly increased among the manufacturers of catheters, stents, cardiac arrest devices, epidural probes, guide wires, feeding tubes, and other devices inserted in the human body.

The market in the U.S. accounted for a revenue share of more than 75.0% in 2021. This can be attributed to the presence of a well-established healthcare industry in the country. Currently, 46 million adults over the age of 65 live in the U.S., as per data released by Rural Health Information Hub. This number is expected to grow to 90 million by 2050. The improved healthcare services and the growing geriatric population in the U.S. are expected to drive the demand for orthopedic implants used in knee cap replacement, which is anticipated to fuel the growth of the market.

The medical coating manufacturers in the U.S. are carrying out development activities in their product offerings to cater to the growing demand for medical implants, which further contributes to the medical coatings demand in the U.S. For instance, Biocoat Incorporated introduced HYDAK UV technology in February 2020 to their existing medical device coatings, which offer UV protection to substrates on which they are applied. These coatings are used on neurovascular, cardiovascular, and peripheral vascular devices.

Product Insights

Hydroxyapatite (HA) dominated the global market and accounted for more than 50.0% share in terms of revenue in 2021. Hydroxyapatite can be derived naturally from limestone, seashells, and sea corals and can be produced synthetically. Hydroxyapatite coatings are widely used in orthopedic and dental implants for bone regrowth and bone repair applications. These coatings are also used to successfully integrate medical implants within the human body.

Titanium plasma spray emerged as the next dominating product segment in 2021 after hydroxyapatite. Titanium plasma spray (TPS)-based coatings offer biocompatibility and bio inertness and can also be used to coat dissimilar substrates such as metals. These factors make titanium plasma spray (TPS)-based coatings suitable for usage in medical implants. Thermal plasma spray-based coatings are also applied on polyether ether ketone (PEEK) substrates, which are widely used in the spine implant industry. Titanium plasma spray-based coatings help in promoting osteointegration.

Technology Insights

The plasma spray process dominated the market and accounted for more than 40.0% share in terms of revenue in 2021. This is attributed to the increasing demand for orthopedic implants due to aging demographics and innovations in the medical sector. Plasma spay technology is widely used in spraying hydroxyapatite-based coatings, titanium (Ti) coatings, and Ti/HA dual coatings on implants used in orthopedic, trauma, and dental applications. Since hydroxyapatite-based coatings are widely used in medical implants, HA-based coatings' growth can positively impact the market growth of plasma spray technology in medical coatings for implants.

Vacuum plasma spray was the next immediate technology after plasma spray in 2021. It is used to spray coatings on orthopedic implants like acetabular cups and femoral stems to allow bone in-growth. Vacuum plasma spraying provides the artificial joint implants with porous structure, required shape, and stability, which helps them embed directly into bones without any aids, thus emerging as a driving factor for the technology used in medical coatings for implants.

Other medical coating technologies for implants include chemical vapor deposition (CVD), titanium anodization, and dip coating. CVD involves the deposition of coatings in gaseous form at relatively high temperatures between 450°C to 1050°C. This technology is used to coat dental implants.

Application Insights

The orthopedic implant screws accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 50.0% in 2021. Orthopedic implant screws consist of pedicle screws, sacroiliac SI joint screws, and screws for other medical implant operations. Orthopedic implant screws reduce the gap between the bones by pressing them and help recover bones faster from fractures. The light suspensions of motorcycles, the improper road conditions in developing countries, and the injuries during sporting events often lead to pelvic trauma and other orthopedic fractures, which can act as a driving factor for the consumption of sacroiliac SI joint screws, thus positively impacting the demand for medical coatings in orthopedic implant screws.

Global medical coatings for implants market share, by application, 2021 (%)

Cardiovascular implants are used to treat heart ailments and remain inside the patient’s body for a long period for the proper functioning of the heart and blood vessels. Due to the increase in life expectancy and technological developments in health management, the use of cardiac rhythm management devices, such as implantable cardiovascular defibrillators and pacemakers, is increasing to manage heart failure and arrhythmia. The growing life expectancy and developments in cardiovascular management are expected to drive the market for medical coatings for cardiovascular implants.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for a revenue share of more than 40.0% in 2021. The demand for medical coatings for implants in North America is driven by the evolving medical and healthcare sector and the introduction of smart implants and advanced smart sensor technologies in the healthcare industry. In addition, medical implants and smart medical devices are expected to play a major role in orthopedics as the real-time measurement of key performance insights that will provide better outcomes to analyze patient recovery and also drive the market in the region.

Europe has a large share of the population engaging in various sports, like volleyball, tennis, football, boating, bike racing, car racing, football, and basketball. This carries an inherent risk of serious injuries due to the associated extreme training programs. During these sports activities, players tend to get injured with fractures and joint dislocation, which require immediate care. The growing popularity of sports in Europe is expected to drive the demand for orthopedic and dental implants due to associated injuries and influence the demand for medical coatings for implants positively.

The Asia Pacific market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period on account of the rising demand for medical implants in various countries, including India, China, and Japan. Thus, an increasing number of body implant surgeries is anticipated to upsurge the demand for medical coatings further in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global market is characterized by the presence of key players, along with a few medium and small regional players. Established players such as Lincotek Group S.p.A are expanding its manufacturing capacity, which can further strengthen its position in the market.

For instance, in March 2021, Lincotek Medical increased its coating production capacity by purchasing automated equipment, including an Air Plasma Spray and a CAPS Intercooler, and an automatic sandblasting machine for its facilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. This new installation will provide Lincotek Medical to ensure optimal quality performance production. Some prominent players in the global medical coatings for implants market include:

  • Himed

  • Hydromer

  • DOT GmbH

  • Lincotek Group S.p.A

  • Medicoat AG

  • CAM Bioceramics B.V.

  • APS Materials, Inc.

Medical Coatings For Implants Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 1.39 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 2.83 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 9.0% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2019 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Volume in tons, revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR (%) from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, technology, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Himed; Hydromer; DOT GmbH; Lincotek Group S.p.A.; Medicoat AG; CAM Bioceramics B.V.; APS Materials, Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts volume and revenue at the global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2019 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global medical coatings for implants market report based on product, technology, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2019 - 2030)

    • Hydroxyapatite (HA)

    • Titanium Plasma Spray

    • Nanoparticle

    • Others

  • Technology Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2019 - 2030)

    • Plasma Spray

    • Vacuum Spray

    • Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2019 - 2030)

    • Orthopedic Implant Screws

      • Pedicle Screws

      • Sacroiliac SI Joint Screws

      • Others

    • Dental Implants

    • Cardiovascular Implants

    • Others

  • Region Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2019 - 2030)
    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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