Global Cotton Buds Market (2018) Size, Share, Trends, Key Players and Competitive Strategies – Forecast to 2026 –

The “Global
Cotton Buds Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional
Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and
Forecasts, 2018 To 2026” report has been added to’s

The global cotton buds market accounted for a volume of 543.75 billion
units in 2017, expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2018 to 2026.

Factors such as rising population, increasing hygiene awareness, and
increasing per capita expenditure of consumers identified as major
drivers in the market. However, factors such as increasing awareness on
disadvantages of using cotton buds for ear cleaning coupled with rising
concern over mitigating marine plastic waste in Europe especially,
expected to hamper the overall market growth.

Used cotton buds with plastic spindle are disposed in the toilets that
escape through sewage and mix with water bodies making cotton buds as
the most pervasive forms of marine pollution, motivating manufacturers
to switch from plastic cotton buds to rolled paper cotton buds. For
instance, Jhonson & Jhonson, a leading manufacturer of cotton buds is
transitioning from plastic to rolled paper cotton buds in half of the
world to support the on-going movement against plastic cotton buds in

Rolled paper and extruded plastics also made their way into the market
where rolled paper contained heavy paper gauge over which the cotton
swab was rolled. Plastic (extruded ones) gained immense popularity in
comparison to rolled paper and wood. In the extruded plastic stick, an
extra protective plastic cap can be fixed on the other end of spindle,
under the cotton coating. This acts like a cushioning element and
protects the stick tip’s possible protrusion that can damage the rolled
cotton swab.

Factors affecting growth are high rate of urbanization, increasing
number of outlet channels and easy availability of product. Furthermore,
the manufacturers are diversifying their product range from
adult-centric to baby-infant-children centric that helps in growth of

The potential side effects of traditional plastic cotton buds have
contributed to rise in demand for organic products. Several
manufacturers have already introduced environment friendly cotton buds
manufactured from chemical free organic cotton and rolled paper as
spindle. Rising environmental concerns, consumer shift towards natural
products, and risk associated with the chemically synthesized cotton
buds has given rise to the demand for 100% organic cotton buds across
the globe.

Key Topics Covered

Chapter 1 Preface

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Market Overview

Chapter 4 Global Cotton Buds Market, By Material

Chapter 5 Global Cotton Buds Market, By Application

Chapter 6 Global Cotton Buds Market, by Geography

Chapter 7 Company Profiles

7.1 Johnson & Johnson

7.2 Unilever

7.3 Chicco

7.4 Helenvita

7.5 Becutan

7.6 NUK

7.7 Sanyo

7.8 Pigeon

7.9 Tulip

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