The global Disposable Shower Caps Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 486.22 million in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a 5.7% CAGR over the forecast period 2023-2028, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Disposable shower caps are single-use caps made of non-woven plastic or paper materials that are placed over hair to protect it from getting wet in the shower. They provide an affordable and convenient way for consumers to keep their hair dry, especially in hotels, gyms, and salons. Disposable shower caps are very thin and lightweight materials that contour the head nicely. They are also water-resistant to effectively prevent water from seeping through. The growing hotel industry and increasing number of travelers are major drivers boosting the demand for disposable shower caps.
Market key trends:
Manufacturers in the disposable shower caps market are focusing on developing eco-friendly and biodegradable products using materials such as bamboo and plant-based cellulose fibers. Plastic shower caps contribute significantly to non-biodegradable waste. Hence, companies are investing in renewable resources and green chemistry technologies to manufacture disposable shower caps that degrade quickly in landfills. They are also designing ultra-thin caps made of bioplastics that require minimal material. Furthermore, new designs integrate additional functions, for example, incorporating massage nodes or adding essential oils, nourishing formulas to provide hair care benefits. Such innovative product developments aim to attract conscious consumers and boost the sustainable growth of the disposable shower caps market.
Threat of new entrants: The threat of new entrants is moderate as the disposable shower cap industry has low capital requirement but established brands have strong customer loyalty and distribution networks.
Bargaining power of buyers: The bargaining power of buyers is high as disposable shower caps are generic products and buyers can easily switch between brands based on price.
Bargaining power of suppliers: The bargaining power of suppliers is low as raw materials used in disposable shower caps such as plastic sheets are commodity and globally available.
Threat of new substitutes: The threat of new substitutes is low as there are no close substitutes for disposable shower caps which provides similar functionality of protecting hair from water during bathing.
Competitive rivalry: Fierce competition exists among key players to increase their market share.
The global Disposable Shower Caps Market Share is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period, due to increasing hygiene standards and growing demand from commercial sectors such as hotels and hospitals.
The US dominates the global disposable shower caps market due to widespread adoption. The Asia Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing market for disposable shower caps driven by increasing per capita income, population, urbanization and demand from sectors like hospitality.
Key players operating in the disposable shower caps market are Xianmengprotect, TOWA, Vagabond, The Flexit Company, Yangzhou Jessica Daily Necessities, Yuanbaby, Fanavid, Hubei Huanfu Plastic, Kimirica, Betty Dain Creations. Xianmengprotect captured the largest share of the global market in 2023 owing to its diversified product portfolio and widespread distribution network.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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