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    Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) Market Growth Analysis | 2022-2028

    Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) Market Growth Analysis | 2022-2028
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    Market Insights

    The polyglycolic acid (PGA) market was estimated at USD 4.67 billion in 2021 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 9.57% during 2022-2028 to reach USD 8.88 billion in 2028.


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    What is polyglycolic acid (PGA)?

    Polyglycolic acid (PGA) is a biodegradable and thermoplastic polymer, majorly used for surgical sutures owing to its properties such as high tensile strength, tissue reactivity, hydrolytic stability, and excellent knotting ability.

    Polyglycolic acid (PGA) is available in different forms such as fibers, films, and others, which are used in different end-use industries such as medical, oil & gas, and packaging.

    Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) Market Highlights

    Market Size in 2021

    USD 4.67 billion

    Market Size in 2028

    USD 8.88 billion

    Market Growth (2022-2028)

    9.57% CAGR

    Base Year of Study


    Trend Period


    Forecast Period


    Segments Covered

    By Form Type (Fibers, Films, and Others),

    By End-Use Industry Type (Medical, Oil & Gas, Packaging, and Others),

    By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World).

    Market Dynamics

    The growing demand for polyglycolic acid in the medical industry, especially as a raw material for manufacturing surgical sutures, hernia meshes, drug delivery devices, grafts, and scaffolds for tissue regeneration, is likely to drive the demand for polyglycolic acid during the forecast period. Higher growth of the packaging industry with a preference for biodegradable packaging will also bolster the growth of the market for polyglycolic acid during the forecast period.


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    Segments' Analysis

    By Form Type

    Based on the form type, the market is segmented as fibers, films, and others. The fibers segment held the largest share of the market in 2021 and is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period. The higher demand for fiber forms of polyglycolic acid is driving the growth of the segment, with its huge consumption in the medical industry in the formation of absorbable surgical sutures.

    By End-Use Industry Type

    Based on the end-use industry type, the market is segmented as medical, oil & gas, packaging, and others. The medical industry segment dominates the market owing to the higher acceptance of polyglycolic acid in the field of transluminal coronary angioplasty, hysterectomy, total mastectomy, and other surgeries.

    Regional Insights

    In terms of regions, North America is estimated to be the largest market for polyglycolic acid during the forecast period, with the USA, Canada, and Mexico being the major countries with lucrative growth opportunities. The growth of the market is driven by the presence of the old age population along with an increase in the number of cardiac, orthopedic, and hysterectomy surgeries and a surge in medical tourism in the region.


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    Market Segmentation

    This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision-making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.

    The market is segmented into the following categories.

    By Form Type

    • Fibers
    • Films
    • Others

    By End-Use Industry Type

    • Medical
    • Oil & Gas
    • Packaging
    • Others

    By Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: the USA, Canada, and Mexico) 
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, the UK, Russia, Spain, and the Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: China, Japan, India, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Sub-Region Analysis: Latin America, the Middle East, and Others)


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    Key Players

    Some of the major polyglycolic acid manufacturers are-

    • Kureha Corporation
    • Corbion
    • Shenzhen Polymtek Biomaterial Co, Ltd.
    • BMG Incorporated
    • Huizhou Foryou Medical Devices Co., Ltd.
    • Teleflex Incorporated

    Research Methodology

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools.

    More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles have been leveraged to gather the data.

    We conducted more than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and with industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

    • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
    • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
    • Market trend and forecast analysis
    • Market segment trend and forecast
    • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, product portfolio, product launches, etc.
    • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
    • Emerging trends
    • Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players
    • Key success factors

    Report Features

    Market Segmentation


    Regions Covered


    Countries/Sub-Regions Covered


    No. of Figures & Tables


    Company Profiles


    Report Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to 3 players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to 3 players)

    Market Segmentation

    • Current market segmentation of any one of the form types by end-use industry type.

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances.

    Custom Research: Stratview Research offers custom research services across sectors. In case of any custom research requirement related to market assessment, competitive benchmarking, sourcing and procurement, target screening, and others, please send your inquiry to sales@stratviewresearch.com.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The market was estimated at USD 4.67 billion in 2021.

    The market is likely to reach USD 8.88 billion in 2028.

    The polyglycolic acid (PGA) market is expected to witness an impressive growth of 9.57% CAGR during 2022-2028.

    Kureha Corporation, Corbion, Shenzhen Polymtek Biomaterial Co, Ltd., BMG Incorporated, Huizhou Foryou Medical Devices Co., Ltd., and Teleflex Incorporated are among the key players in the market.

    North America is expected to be the largest market.

    The fiber segment is expected to remain dominant in the market.

    The medical industry segment dominates the market.


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