Global Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market Size, Trends, and Analysis - Forecasts To 2026 By Type (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, Chlorine Compounds, Alcohols & Aldehyde Products, Enzyme, Others), By Product (Enzymatic Cleaners, Medical Device Disinfectants, Surface Disinfectants), By Sales Channel (Business to Business, Fast Moving Consumer Goods), By End-User (Hospitals, Clinics, Others), By Region (North America, Asia Pacific, CSA, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa); End-User Landscape, Company Market Share Analysis & Competitor Analysis
Antiseptics and disinfectants are used to prevent the growth of viruses, germs, bacteria, and fungi which can cause various diseases. Cleanliness is an important factor in the prevention of the spreading of communicable diseases like cholera, typhoid, common cold, dengue, among other diseases. The viruses, bacteria, and germs that spread these diseases thrive in unclean and dirty environments. Disinfectants and antiseptics can clean surfaces and prevent the growth of these viruses, bacteria, and germs thereby preventing the spread of such diseases. Home cleanliness is an important aspect of preventing the spread of communicable diseases and disinfectants and antiseptics are used extensively by homeowners to prevent viruses, bacteria, and germs from causing diseases amongst the inhabitants. Disinfectants and antiseptics are used to clean medical devices to spread diseases from one patient to another patient. An example of medical devices that require to be cleaned by disinfectants and antiseptics is gastrointestinal endoscopes. Gastrointestinal endoscopy is used to image the inner lining of the intestines which can show the presence of damage or disease growth, especially cancerous growths. After the gastrointestinal endoscope is used on one patient, it has to be disinfected using disinfectants and antiseptics so that the following patient is not infected by the disease carried by the previous patient. Number of surgeries carried out across the globe has increased rapidly. Surgical instruments and rooms have to be disinfected and cleaned thoroughly to prevent complications that can threaten the patient’s life. Antiseptics are used to kill bacteria, germs, and viruses present in the human body and within the exposed human tissues. These chemicals attack the disease-causing microorganisms by dissolving the cell membranes, cause the microorganism's cells to lose their retained water through increased evaporation from the damaged cell membranes, and denaturing the proteins present in the cell. While antiseptics are used on the human body, disinfectants are used to kill the pathogens present on surfaces that can come into contact with the human body. They work similarly to antiseptics by disrupting the cell membranes and denaturing the proteins present within the cells of the pathogens. The augment of the pandemic has played a vital part in promoting the disinfection process. Disinfectants and antiseptics were becoming widely implemented in order to stop and prevent the rapid spread of the virus. Sanitizing surfaces, hands, and washing hands had become a very common practice as the world tried to prevent the spread of the disease. The antiseptics and disinfectants market is driven by the growing spread of communicable diseases, the increasing number of medical devices, a growing number of surgeries, and the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The market is restrained by the volatility in the availability of the chemicals required to produce disinfectants and antiseptics, stringent government regulations that delay the deployment of new products, and the increased risk from prolonged use of antiseptics and disinfectants.
Based on type, the antiseptics and disinfectants market can be divided into enzymes, chlorine compounds, quaternary ammonium compounds, alcohols & aldehyde products, and other segments. The quaternary ammonium compounds segment is expected to hold the dominant share of the market during the forecast period. The enzyme segment is expected to grow at the largest rate during the forecast period. Quaternary ammonium compounds are used extensively as disinfectants in healthcare facilities like hospitals and clinics to disinfect surfaces and medical devices that come into contact with patients. The enzyme-based disinfectants are used by hospitals and clinics to disinfect the testing kits they use. They are used more in research laboratories than in hospitals and clinics. Tengrwoing investments in research and development are expected to increase the number of research laboratories and thereby increase the demand for the enzyme segment.
Based on products, the antiseptics and disinfectants market can be segmented into medical device disinfectants, enzymatic cleaners, and surface disinfectants. The medical device disinfectants segment is expected to hold the lion’s share of the market during the forecast period. They are used to disinfect medical devices that come into contact with the patients and are not single-use devices. They are also used in surgeries to inhibit the complications that can arise from an unclean surgical room or surgical instruments.
Based on the sales channel employed by the antiseptics and disinfectants vendors, the antiseptics and disinfectants market can be segmented into fast-moving consumer goods and business-to-business. The business-to-business segment held the largest share of the market. Antiseptics and disinfectants vendors prefer to sell directly to businesses as they deal in larger orders and prolonged relationships which can be more beneficial to the vendors than by selling to consumers.
Based on the end-user, the antiseptics and disinfectants market can be segmented into hospitals, clinics, and others segments. The hospital segment is expected to hold the dominant share of the market during the forecast period. The number of new hospitals have been launched lately and this has affected the hospital segment in the market positively. Moreover, all the countries have prioritized their expenditure on healthcare management which will support the market growth.
As per the geographical analysis, the market can be classified into North America (the United States, Canada, and Mexico), Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Rest of Asia Pacific), Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands, and Rest of Europe), Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Rest of the Middle East & Africa) and Central South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of Central and South America). The North American region is expected to hold the dominant share of the market among all regions. The region has a large number of surgeries that occur as well as a growing expenditure on public healthcare. The APAC region is expected to record the fastest growth rate among all regions. The increasing number of doctors, nurses, and rapidly rising infectious disease cases are expected to increase the demand for antiseptics and disinfectants in the region.
Reckitt Benckiser, 3M, STERIS PLC, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Cardinal Health, BD, Bio-Cide International, Johnson & Johnson, among others, are the major players in the antiseptics and disinfectants market.
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of companies profiled in the report.
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The Global Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market has been studied from the year 2019 till 2026. However, the CAGR provided in the report is from the year 2021 to 2026. The research methodology involved three stages: Desk research, Primary research, and Analysis & Output from the entire research process.
The desk research involved a robust background study which meant referring to paid and unpaid databases to understand the market dynamics; mapping contracts from press releases; identifying the key players in the market, studying their product portfolio, competition level, annual reports/SEC filings & investor presentations; and learning the demand and supply-side analysis for the Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market.
The primary research activity included telephonic conversations with more than 50 tier 1 industry consultants, distributors, and end-use product manufacturers.
Finally, based on the above thorough research process, an in-depth analysis was carried out considering the following aspects: market attractiveness, current & future market trends, market share analysis, SWOT analysis of the company and customer analytics.
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