Transport tubes are also called mailing tubes which are majorly used in the healthcare sector in laboratories, biological research labs, and hospitals. They are also used in food testing, environmental sample testing, and independent testing of any product or sample. They are commonly used to store, transport, and freeze the biological samples which are then used for testing and research purposes.
They are usually made up of polypropylene (PP) with leak-proof screw caps. The transparent polypropylene tubes help in the easy viewing of the sample. The transport tubes are also used with the transport swabs for the collections of specimens of different viruses and bacteria.
Transport Tubes Market: Dynamics
Recently, the transport tubes and transport swabs were used for the collection of the coronavirus specimens in the pandemic situation. Transport tubes allow easy and complete removal of samples, owing to the conical base of the tube which is anticipated to uplift the market growth in the forecasted period. Also, increasing collection and testing of new antigens or biological samples in the healthcare sector along with increasing demand for food testing is boosting the market growth for transport tubes.
Transport tubes are used for the collection, storage, and transport, and testing of the biological samples, food samples, and environmental samples. Owing to the different parameters of the transport tubes like the stiffness due to polypropylene material, transparency which aids easy viewing of the sample, and the easy removal due to the conical base are expected to drive the growth of the market. The extensive food and beverage testing activities in food testing labs are also propelling the growth of the transport tubes market. Also, the transport tubes along with printed graduation lines allow the easy measurement of the biological sample and the food sample which is also the factor uplifting the market.
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Transport Tubes Market: Segmentation
Based on material type, the transport tubes market has been segmented as
- Polyethylene (PE)
- Polypropylene (PP)
Based on the capacity, the transport tubes market has been segmented as
- Below 5ml
- 5 ml to 10ml
- 15ml to 20ml
- 20ml to 30ml
Based on end-user, the transport tubes market has been segmented as
- Food & Beverages
- Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
Transport Tubes Market: Regional Outlook
Based on the region, the Transport Tubes market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA Region. The Asia-Pacific region is forecasted to witness growth in the transport tubes market owing to the increased collection and testing of the biological samples, various strains of bacteria and viruses, etc. Recently, the outbreak of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) in a country like India, was exposed to numerous specimen collection, storage, transportation, and testing of the sample was carried out.
Also, the growth in the food testing laboratories before the launch of the new food product is growing the market for transport tubes. The pharmaceutical sector is continuously evolved in the testing and research of the new drugs and related specimens which allows the constant use of the transport tubes for testing procedures. Other regions like MEA and Latin America are also anticipated to witness positive growth owing to an increase in the research & development activities in the healthcare sector in the region.
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Transport Tubes Market: Key Players
Some of the transport tubes manufacturers are:
- VWR International LLC.
- Cardinal Health
- COPAN Diagnostics Inc.
- Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corp.
- Polymedicure Ltd.
- EKF Diagnostics
- Becton Dickinson U.K. Limited
- Zhuhai Ideal Plastic Product Co., Ltd.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Axil Scientific Pte Ltd.