Replacement Sheets Market

Replacement Sheets Market Analysis and Review by Product Type—Slide Sheets and Turn Sheets for 2021-2031

Replacement Sheets Market Snapshot

[240 Pages] Demand for replacement sheets is slated to grow at 4.5% CAGR in 2021, finds Future Market Insights  (FMI) in a recent market analysis. Owing to high demand for advanced devices and affordable products in the healthcare sector, the market is projected to reach US$ 117.0 Mn in 2021.

In addition to this, the slide sheet segment is projected to account for 40% of the total replacement sheets market share, while sales of turn sheets are anticipated to continue rising over the forecast period.

Key Points Covered in Replacement Sheets Market Survey

  • Market estimates and forecast 2021-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Replacement Sheets Market and how to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

Replacement Sheets Market Historic Sales Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast Outlook

Consumption of replacement sheets grew at a 4.3% CAGR between 2016 and 2020, with turn sheets segment accounting for nearly three-fourth of the total market share in 2020. 

Increasing investments aimed at improvements in the healthcare infrastructure in various countries are pushing sales of replacement sheets. Along with this, growing demand for affordable and advanced medical devices and equipment is identified as a key factor, driving demand for replacement sheets.

Increasing rate of  critical surgeries like caesarean and other invasive procedures is also propelling  demand for replacement sheets.  Medical professionals and nurses carry out a number of high-risk, high-frequency patient handling tasks. Using a replacement sheet effectively reduces the risk of contamination and transmission of infectious bacteria, ensuring safety of patients and healthcare providers alike.

Considering this, FMI has projected the global replacement sheets market to expand at a steady 4.6% CAGR over the forecast period 2021-2031.

What are the Key Opportunities for Replacement Sheets Manufacturers?

Growing risk of hospital-acquired infections and increasing prevalence of surgeries performed is pressing upon the need for advanced and convenient replacement sheets. To cater to to the growing demand from hospitals, surgical clinics and ambulatory centres, various manufacturers are entering into strategic contracts, acquisitions and mergers to improve their product portfolio.

Research and development activities to improve product qualities and performance, along with expansion of distribution channels in developing nations are anticipated to offer lucrative opportunities for replacement sheets market players.

In addition to this, rising expenditure on healthcare infrastructure is pushing manufacturers to offer customized solutions as per end-use requirements and to launch affordable options for advanced replacement sheets. This is anticipated to bode well for the expansion of the global replacement sheets market in the forthcoming years, opines FMI.

What are the Restraining Factors for Replacement Sheets Market Growth?

Lack of adequate training and assistance is the primary factor hampering sales of  replacement sheets. Inadequacies in handling replacement sheets can result in infection transmission and high risk of contamination.

In addition to this, high cost associated with repositioning devices, particularly replacement sheets and product recalls are some other factors restraining growth of the market. Usage of high-standard materials for manufacturing of replacement sheets leads to additional cost, resulting in higher overall cost of the product, which is might hinder sales of replacement sheets over the assessment period.

How COVID-19 has Impacted Replacement Sheets Market?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a world health emergency in January 2020. The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on the replacement sheets market.

One of the main concerns associated with the supply gap attributable to the adoption of fewer number of procedures in hospitals. Thus, disruption in supply chains, lack of labor, and halt in transportation has led to a shortage of replacement sheets.

Throughout the pandemic, the need for disposable products like disposable turn sheets, has risen in order to avoid the spread of infection. The unavailability of replacement sheets during the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled market players to push sales through online retail channels with offers and discounts. Hence, throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, the growing inclination towards online retail has assisted market players to keep their revenue afloat in 2020

Country-wise Insights

What Makes the U.S. an Attractive Replacement Sheets Market?

As per FMI’s analysis, the U.S. is projected to dominate the North America replacement sheets market, accounting for 81% of the total market share. Increasing government initiatives to provide high-standard care facilities to patients through investments and funding are anticipated to provide impetus to replacement sheet sales in the upcoming years.  

In addition to this, replacement sheets market players in the U.S. are actively investing in collaborations, mergers and acquisitions to gain a competitive edge.  For example, in June 2020, Mölnlycke announced a collaboration with AstraZeneca’s BioVentureHub to offer free consultation with AstraZeneca’s BioVentureHub regarding latest products and solutions featuring medical device components.

How will Replacement Sheets Sales Fare across Germany?

Germany is anticipated to exhibit high demand for replacement sheets over the forecast period on the back of increasing prevalence of geriatric disorders and ongoing technological advancements in the healthcare sector. FMI has forecast the replacement sheets market in Germany to expand at a 5.3% CAGR over the forecast period.

Rising prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders such as lower back pain, tendonitis, and arthritis in Germany is spurring demand for replacement sheets in hospitals and long-term care centers.  Some of these musculoskeletal disorders may lead to temporary immobility in patients, which requires timely repositioning.  

The increasing incidence of chronic diseases such as kidney disorders and cancer is leading to critical surgical procedures, resulting in high demand for replacement sheets. Additionally, need for advanced and convenient repositioning equipment in hospitals, and advancements in medical equipment will continue driving sales of replacement sheets in Germany.

Will the U.K. Emerge as a Lucrative Replacement Sheets Market?

The U.K. is anticipated to lead the Europe replacement sheets market, as per FMI. The market valuation is forecast to US$ 2.7 Mn in 2021, growing at a 4.3% CAGR.

Increasing occurrence of hospital-acquired infections, coupled with high prevalence of surgical procedures in the U.K. is boosting demand for single-use replacement sheets. Besides this, rising preference for bariatric surgeries in the U.K. will continue spurring demand for replacement sheets over the forecast period.

Will China Continue Exhibiting High Demand for Replacement Sheets?

China is expected to lead the East Asia market, commanding nearly half of the market share in 2021.

China has one of the largest number of road accidents across the globe, with a lot of people requiring invasive surgical procedures as an outcome. The country is home to a robust medical equipment market that offers products at a comparatively affordable price compared to other market, making it an attractive pocket for key replacement sheet market players in the forthcoming years.

Category-wise Insights

Demand for Turn Sheets To Remain High

Based on product type, the turn sheet segment accounted for 59% of the total market share in 2020, owing increase in hospitalizations rate due to high cases of surgeries.

Rising geriatric population is resulting in increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as cancer and artheritis, leading to high demand for turn sheets. The trend is anticipated to continue over the forecast period, with sales of turn sheets increasing at a steady pace.

Why will Hospitals Account for Maximum Sales of Replacement Sheets?

When the patients are unable to reposition themselves, they need support. Patients are placed in various body positions including degree of tilt, supine, walking or sitting which is controlled by well-trained personnel or professionals.

Hospitals are considered the chief care centres that house well-trained professionals and support staff that helps patients to reposition. Products like replacement sheets, pressure relief mattress and other patient handling devices find highest applications in in hospitals.

Owing to these factors, the segment accounted for over 28% of the total market share in 2020, and the trend is anticipated to prevail over the assessment period.

Competitive Landscape

Key players operating in the global replacement sheets market are focusing on expansion in emerging regions and new revised product manufacturing. Product approvals, agreements, partnerships, and strategic collaborations among regional and global players will remain prominent growth strategies adopted by market players throughout the forecast period. For instance:

  • In July 2018, HoverTech International launched the HoverSling® Repositioning Sheet to allow caregivers to use one product for nearly all patient handling tasks, including lateral transfers, boosting, and positioning, turning and vertical lifting.

Similarly, recent developments related to companies manufacturing replacement sheets have been tracked by the team at Future Market Insights, which are available in the full report.

Report Scope as per Replacement Sheets Industry Analysis



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value and Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, South Asia East Asia, Oceania, and Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Benelux, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, South Africa, and GCC Countries

Key Market Segments Covered

Product, End User, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Etac AB
  • HoverTech International
  • EHOB Inc.
  • Vendlet ApS
  • Arjo- Getinge Group
  • Stryker Corporation


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Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • How much is the replacement sheets market currently worth?

    The global replacement sheets market is projected to reach worth US$ 117.0 Mn in 2021.

  • What is the sales forecast for replacement sheets through 2031?

    The replacement sheets market is expected to reach US$ 184.3 Mn by the end of 2031, with sales growing at a 4.6% CAGR.

  • At what rate did the replacement sheets market grow between 2016 and 2020?

    From 2016-2020, the market for replacement sheets expanded at a 4.3% CAGR.

  • What are the key trends driving replacement sheets sales?

    Growing demand for advanced turning systems, along with increasing sales of replacement sheets through online channels are driving growth of the global replacement sheets market.

  • Which are the top 5 countries driving demand for replacement sheets?

    The U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and India are expected to drive demand for replacement sheets products.

  • What is the North America market outlook for replacement sheets?

    North America is one of the key markets for replacement sheets, with the U.S. expected to account for over 80% of the North America market share.

  • At will be the demand outlook for replacement sheets in Europe?

    Demand for replacement sheets in Europe is expected to rise at a 4.5% CAGR through 2031.

  • Which countries are key producers of replacement sheets products?

    The U.S., Canada, Germany, the U.K., and France are the key producers of replacement sheets.

  • What are the key market statistics for South Korea and Japan?

    Sales of replacement sheets in Japan are projected to increase at a 4.0% CAGR, while South Korea currently holds a revenue share of 19.0% in the East Asia market.

Replacement Sheets Market by Category

By Product:

  • Slide Sheet
    • Disposable Slide Sheets
    • Reusable Slide Sheets
  • Turn Sheet
    • Disposable Turn Sheets
    • Reusable Turn Sheets
    • Air Transfer Gliding Sheets

By End-User:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centres
  • Long Term Care Centres
  • Skill Nursing Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Others 

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