Healthcare Linen Market Size - Industry Trends Report 2025
According to reliable projections, global healthcare linen market is projected to record considerable growth during 2020-2025. Rising prevalence of various diseases including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and arthritis along with increasing cases of road accidents has led to a surge in number of patients around the globe, hence augmenting the demand for linen across the healthcare sector. Increasing geriatric population who are more prone to various diseases is positively impacting the healthcare linen market growth. Furthermore, rising concerns regarding hospital acquired infections coupled with growing focus towards inpatient care will bolster the demand for linen in the forthcoming years.
In addition, outsourcing of hospital linens coupled with the growing popularity of value-added services offered by major market players, such as uniform rentals, laundry, and waste removal systems will strengthen the linen supply chain over the estimated timeframe, hence favoring the business scenario.
Based on the type, global healthcare linen market is classified into rental & management, external washing, and procurement. Procurement segment is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period on account of the several benefits of outsourcing including time-saving and cost benefits, and efficient resource management. Moreover, high cost associated with the establishment of in-house laundry services is encouraging hospital and clinics to outsource linen supply and management services. Moreover, preference for single-use surgical linens to ensure hygiene and avoid spread of contagious infections is further enhancing the segment growth.
Speaking of the applications spectrum, hospitals segment is expected to account for a significant share of the global healthcare linen market. Increasing number of patients suffering from various diseases coupled with rising inpatient cases are fueling the demand for linens in hospitals. The overburdening of public hospitals is supporting the establishment of private hospitals. Increasing requirement for hospitals beds especially in developing nations in tandem with inflowing government investment in the healthcare sector will fuel the adoption of healthcare linens across hospitals.
As per the regional analysis, U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Russia, France, Italy, India, China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and South Africa are the key contributors of the global healthcare linen market share.
Healthcare linen market in North America is expected to register a significant market share by the end of 2025. Dense presence of market majors, well-established healthcare infrastructure, and stringent healthcare regulations pertaining to hygiene and safety are driving the growth of North America healthcare linen market.
Major players operating in the global healthcare linen market are Cintas, Angelica, Alsco, Aramark, Clarus Linen, ImageFIRST, Crothall Healthcare, PARIS, Mission, Unitex Textile Rental, Emerald Textiles, HCSC, Florida Linen, Economy Linen, Linen King, Ecotex, Healthcare Linen, CleanCare, Faultless, and Fdr Services. These industry majors are diversifying their product and service offerings to attract customers and enhance their stake in the global market.