Hydrogel Market Report Scope & Overview:

The Hydrogel Market Size was valued at USD 26.68 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 44.17 billion by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period 2023-2030. The hydrogel consists of three-dimensional polymeric structures that can absorb and retain huge amounts of water. A hydrogel is a polymeric material that has the ability to swell and hold water without dissolving it. Functional hydrophilic groups connected to the polymeric backbone give hydrogels their ability to absorb water. The cross-links between the network chains of hydrogels provide resistance to disintegration. Based on their structure, it's divided into polyacrylate, polyacrylamide, silicone-modified hydrogels, and others. It's used in a variety of applications, including sanitation, drug delivery systems, packaging, coal dewatering, nutrition, food additives, tissue engineering, and others.

Hydrogel Market Regional Analysis

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Market Dynamics:


  • The demand from the microwave industry.

  • The prevalence of hydrogen.

  • Increasing Demand for Medical Industries.


  • The complexity in production.

  • High cost of production.


  • Personal and hygiene products are in high demand.

  • Increasing Demand in Medical Sector.


  • The market's supply chain interruptions.

  • Due to covid 19 such as less production 

Impact of COVID-19:

The world economy is having a difficult time in Covid 19. During this time, global business demand and supply rates are decreasing. Many markets' output rates are also declining. The closure of manufacturing plants is a significant setback for the markets. From 2020, the workforce in industries will be decreasing. The year 2020 will be a year with fewer business activities. The labor shortage in this sector is a problem that many markets face. The need for hydrogels is expected to increase starting in 2021. Nonetheless, some industries have a strong demand for hydrogel. Hydrogel has a high adoption rate in the medical field. This market's demand was sustained by the use of hydrogel products in the medical industry.

Market Segmentation:

By Raw Material Type:

  • Natural

  • Synthetic

  • Hybrid

By Composition:

  • Polyacrylate

  • Polyacrylamide

  • Silicon

  • Others (Agar and PVP)

By Form:

  • Amorphous

  • Crystalline

  • Semi-crystalline

By Application:

  • Wound Care

  • Contact Lens

  • Drug Delivery

  • Agriculture

  • Personal Care & Hygiene

  • Others

Hydrogel Market Segmentation Analysis

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Regional Analysis

Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America make up the hydrogel market. North America is a major country with a large portion of the market. Various industries in North America are in need. The contact lens market is growing at the fastest rate in the industry. The United States and Canada are the leading investors in the market. In addition, the tissue engineering market is experiencing strong demand. The market has a high per capita income. In the market, hygiene, healthcare, and drug delivery subsystems are in high demand. Latin America is the region with the largest hydrogel consumption. The market for tissue engineering and medicine has the biggest demand. In addition, the European market is growing. Personal hygiene products are in high demand.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Key Players:

Ashland Global Holdings Inc, Cardinal Health, Essity, Inc, 3M Company, B. Braun Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Medline Industries, Paul Hartmann, Procyon Corporation, Smith & Nephew, The Cooper Companies, and other players.

Cardinal Health-Company Financial Analysis


Hydrogel Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 26.68 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 44.17 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 6.5% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Raw Material Type (Natural, Synthetic, Hybrid)
• By Composition (Polyacrylate, Polyacrylamide, Silicon, Others)
• By Form (Amorphous, Crystalline, Semi-crystalline)
• By Application (Wound Care, Contact Lens, Drug Delivery, Agriculture, Personal Care & Hygiene, Others)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Ashland Global Holdings Inc, Cardinal Health, Essity, Inc, 3M Company, B. Braun Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Medline Industries, Paul Hartmann, Procyon Corporation, Smith & Nephew, The Cooper Companies, and other players.
DRIVERS • The demand from the microwave industry.
• The prevalence of hydrogen.
• Increasing Demand for Medical Industries.
Restraints • The complexity in production.
• High cost of production.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: Manufacturers, Consultant, aftermarket players, association, Research institute, private and universities libraries, suppliers and distributors of the product.



Ans: Ashland Global Holdings Inc, Cardinal Health, Essity, Inc, 3M Company, B. Braun Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Medline Industries, Paul Hartmann, Procyon Corporation, Smith & Nephew and The Cooper Companies are the key players in the us Hydrogel Market.

Ans: Natural, Synthetic and Hybrid are the sub-segments of by Raw Material Type segment.


Ans: The demand from the microwaves industry, The prevalence of hydrogen and Increasing Demand for Medical Industries are the drivers for Hydrogel Market.

Ans: Hydrogel Market Size was valued at USD 26.68 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 44.17 billion by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period 2023-2030

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis

8. Global Hydrogel Market Segment, By Raw Material Type

                8.1 Natural

                8.2 Synthetic

                8.3 Hybrid

9. Global Hydrogel Market Segment, By Composition

                9.1 Polyacrylate

                9.2 Polyacrylamide

                9.3 Silicon

                9.4 Others (Agar and PVP)

10. Global Hydrogel Market Segment, By Form

                10.1 Amorphous

                10.2 Crystalline

                10.3 Semi-crystalline

11. Global Hydrogel Market Segment, By Application

                11.1 Wound Care

                11.2 Contact Lens

                11.3 Drug Delivery

                11.4 Agriculture

                11.5 Personal Care & Hygiene

                11.6 Others

12. Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction

12.2 North America

12.2.1 USA

12.2.2    Canada

12.2.3    Mexico

12.3 Europe

12.3.1    Germany

12.3.2    UK

12.3.3    France

12.3.4    Italy

12.3.5    Spain

12.3.6    The Netherlands

12.3.7    Rest of Europe

12.4 Asia-Pacific

12.4.1    Japan

12.4.2    South Korea

12.4.3    China

12.4.4    India

12.4.5    Australia

12.4.6    Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.5 The Middle East & Africa

12.5.1    Israel

12.5.2    UAE

12.5.3    South Africa

12.5.4    Rest

12.6 Latin America

12.6.1    Brazil

12.6.2    Argentina

12.6.3    Rest of Latin America

13. Company Profiles

                13.1. Ashland Global Holdings Inc

                                13.1.2 Financial

                                12.1.4Products/ Services Offered

                                13.1.4 SWOT Analysis

                                13.1.5 The SNS view

                13.2 B. Braun Holding GmbH & Co. KG

                13.3 Cardinal Health

                13.4 Essity

                13.5 Medline Industries

                13.6 Paul Hartmann

                13.7 Procyon Corporation

                13.8 Smith & Nephew

                13.9 The Cooper Companies, Inc

                13.10 3M Company

14. Competitive Landscape

14.1 Competitive Benchmark

14.2 Market Share analysis

14.3 Recent Developments

15. Conclusion

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