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Antiseptic and Disinfectant Market

Antiseptic and Disinfectant Market

Manufacturers to Focus on Producing Natural and Organic Disinfectants in the Global Antiseptic and Disinfectant Market during 2021-2031

Antiseptic and Disinfectant Market
  • Aug-2021
  • List of Tables : 39
  • List of Figures : 61
  • 170 Pages
  • Healthcare

Market Snapshot

According to Fact.MR’s analysis, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Cardinal Health, Bio-Cide International, BD, STERIS plc, and Johnson & Johnson, are identified as key players in the antiseptic and disinfectant market.

As of 2021, the market is likely to be valued at nearly US$ 24 Bn, with global demand poised to expand nearly 7x by 2031, reaching US$ 160 Bn. Increasing the use of organic and inorganic products is acquiring significant traction.

Key Points Addressed in Antiseptic and Disinfectant Industry Analysis

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2016-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Antiseptics & Disinfectants and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

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Antiseptics & Disinfectants Consumption Analysis 2016-2020 Vs Future Outlook 2021-2031

As per Fact.MR- a market research and competitive intelligence provider, from 2016 to 2020, the global market for antiseptic and disinfectant expanded at close to 6% CAGR.

Disinfectants and antiseptics usage has surged in various applications such as healthcare, commercial and domestic settings. Major traction was experienced since the outbreak of COVID-19, which heightened the need for maintaining personal and community hygiene.

Manufacturers are increasingly turning to natural and organic disinfectants. There is a high demand for antiseptics and disinfectants in the medical industry to clean surgical units and equipment. As per Fact.MR, the market is expected to grow at a whopping 21% CAGR from 2021 to 2031.

How have Hygiene Concerns Elevated Demand for Antiseptics & Disinfectants?

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the world has witnessed outbreaks of several regional epidemics, including SARS, MERS, Zika, Ebola and Swine Flu among others. This ultimately snowballed into the COVID-19 global pandemic today. Naturally, people are increasingly aware about maintaining personal and community hygiene.

Consequently, manufacturers are developing various antiseptic and disinfectant products such as wipes, gels, disposable paper towels and alcohol-based solutions.

Increasing consumer trust in branded products is contributing to the growth of the industry. Demand for new items such as sprays, sanitizers, cloth disinfectant sprays, veggie washes, etc. are driving the demand for antimicrobial disinfectants in the market.  

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How has COVID-19 Impacted Demand for Antiseptics and Disinfectants?

Current outbreaks of the coronavirus pandemic across the globe has elevated demand for disinfectants and antiseptics. The use of disinfectants is especially noticeable across commercial, industrial, and residential uses.

Initial shocks amid high demand and limited supply were experienced. Eventually, this was offset. Paper towels, aerosol disinfectants, and multipurpose cleaners saw huge increases in sales, as consumers became more aware of the importance of keeping surfaces clean.

Many products have been launched over the past several months, some from industry giants, and advertised as being highly effective against SARS-CoV-2. Consumers are increasingly searching for non-alcoholic products to clean their groceries at home, including disinfectants to clean fruits and vegetables to avoid infection from COVID-19.

Will Stringent Formulation Requirements Spur R&D in Antiseptics & Disinfectants?

Surface sanitizing products do not always meet the standards set for disinfectants by regulatory authorities.  For instance, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires manufacturers to submit data concerning chemical composition, toxicity, and efficacy, as well as proposed labeling, before registering their products.

Researchers at the EPA are also studying other high-efficiency disinfection methods such as UV light, ozone disinfection, and steam-based disinfection to ensure cleanliness and safety of public transportation systems.

EPA has registered many products that can be used both as disinfectants and as sanitizers when tested using both standards. Furthermore, EPA researchers will determine whether antimicrobial products contain residual disinfectants and how durable this disinfectant is over time with proper cleaning and natural weathering.

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Country-wise Analysis

How much is Demand Expected to grow in the U.S.?

The U.S is witnessing a massive surge in antiseptic and disinfectant consumption as individuals become increasingly concerned about the prevalence of COVID-19 and other health issues. A staggering 10% CAGR is projected for the market through 2031.

Promoting improved patient care by advocating health awareness and infection prevention in hospitals and clinics is lucrative for creating growth opportunities for antiseptics and disinfectants in the region. 

What Growth Prospects Abound in the Asian Markets?

The Asian markets offer substantial expansion opportunities for antiseptic & disinfectant sales, with India and China expected to remain at the forefront. Nearly 70% of total demand is expected to be fueled by the aforementioned countries.

Rapid population expansion has led to an increase in incidences and outbreaks of several epidemics and pandemics, prompting healthcare industries to invest significantly in providing antiseptics and disinfectants to mitigate their spread. Japan exhibited one of the highest opportunities for antiseptic and disinfectant market growth.

Category-wise Insights

How is Domestic Usage of Antiseptics & Disinfectants Gathering Pace?

It is become imperative to frequently clean and disinfect surfaces at home, in light of the current COVID-19 outbreak. COVID-19 transmission through surfaces poses a much greater threat than transmission through contact, hence the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends washing surfaces regularly, even when you don't leave the house.

With the rise in case of COVID-19 cases, domestic users have taken precautions against microbes spread through contaminated surfaces. Disinfectants are used extensively to get rid of household pathogens. A market share of around 30% is predicted until 2031.

How is Demand for Alcohol-based Products Stimulating Market Growth?

In the healthcare industry, low-level disinfectants such as isopropyl alcohol and ethyl alcohol are used to clean surfaces in hospitals and clinics. These products usually contain active agents such as quaternary ammonium or phenolic compounds.

The fast and effective cleaning and disinfecting process which is completely volatile raises the demand for alcohol products in the disinfectant industry. A disinfectant's rapid evaporation rate and short contact times are among the reasons for its popularity in the market. A CAGR of around 20% is projected for this segment.

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Competitive Landscape

Companies that hold a relatively large share of the market are focusing on expanding their customer base.

  • Hygiene-Konzepte, a leading manufacturer of disinfectants, develops alcohol-free skin-friendly disinfectants. With its powerful patent formula, the all-in-one product can be used for cleaning and disinfecting hands and surfaces. Their impressive and safe product Hydroxil stands out for its powerful disinfectant properties against various viruses that are 99.9% effective.
  • Sceptre, a leading manufacturer of antiseptic and disinfectants, is currently expanding to increase its manufacturing capacity and product range. In addition, the company will establish new production facilities for wet wipes and focus on expanding its export business.
  • A full range of products is offered by the company including wet wipes, 70% alcoholic wet wipes, QAC wet wipes for cleaning medical devices, medicated patient bed bath wipes, non-alcoholic hydrogen peroxide wet wipes, and baby wipes.

Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume
Key Regions Covered
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

Key Market Segments Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • GCC
  • South Africa
Key Market Segments Covered
  • Product
  • End User
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled


  • 3M
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Cardinal Health
  • Bio-Cide International
  • BD
  • STERIS plc
  • Johnson & Johnson

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Key Segments Covered

  • Product

    • Quaternary Ammonium Compound Antiseptics & Disinfectants
    • Chlorine Compound Antiseptics & Disinfectants
    • Alcohol-based Antiseptics & Disinfectants
    • Aldehyde-based Antiseptics & Disinfectants
    • Phenolic Compound Antiseptics & Disinfectants
    • Hydrogen Peroxide Antiseptics & Disinfectants
    • Iodine Antiseptics & Disinfectants
    • Silver Antiseptics & Disinfectants
    • Other Antiseptics & Disinfectants
  • End User

    • Antiseptics & Disinfectants for Healthcare Providers
    • Antiseptics & Disinfectants for Commercial Users
    • Antiseptics & Disinfectants for Domestic Users

Antiseptic and Disinfectant Market- Scope of Report

A recent study by Fact.MR on the antiseptic and disinfectant market offers a 10-year forecast for 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of the market. This report explicates on vital dynamics, such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players along with key stakeholders as well as emerging players associated with offering antiseptics and disinfectants.

The study also provides the dynamics responsible for influencing the future status of the antiseptic and disinfectant market over the forecast period. A detailed assessment of value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report.

A list of prominent companies operating in the antiseptic and disinfectant market, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including production capacities, demand, product developments, revenue generation, and sales of antiseptics and disinfectants across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of antiseptics and disinfectants during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • Which are the most lucrative antiseptic and disinfectant markets?
  • Which factors will impact the growth of antiseptics and disinfectants?
  • How will changing trends impact the strategies of market players?
  • How can market players capture the low-hanging opportunities across regions?
  • Which companies are leading the antiseptic and disinfectant industry?
  • What are the winning strategies of stakeholders in the market?

Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

The market has been analyzed for each segment in terms of volume (‘000 Units) and value (US$ Mn).

Estimates at global and regional levels for antiseptics and disinfectants are available in terms of “US$ Mn” for value and in “‘000 Units” for volume. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report. Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a manufacturer/distributor can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the sales and distribution perspective in the global antiseptic and disinfectant market.

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include regional macros (political, economic, and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectant market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on demand for antiseptics and disinfectants has been offered for each region, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, price index, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value & volume for emerging countries has also been included in the report.

In-depth Analysis on Competition Analysis

The report sheds light on leading manufacturers of antiseptics and disinfectants, along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to market performers who are principally engaged in offering antiseptics and disinfectants has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

Company profiles have been included in the report, which include essentials such as product portfolios and key strategies, along with all-inclusive SWOT analysis on each player. Company presence is mapped and presented through a matrix for all the prominent players, thus providing readers with actionable insights, which helps in thoughtfully presenting the market status, and predicting the competition level in the antiseptics and disinfectants domain.

Research Methodology

In Fact.MR’s study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectant industry, and reach conclusions on future growth parameters. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the preparation of the market study include statistics from governmental organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases. Analysts have interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of the research report as a primary resource.

- FAQs -

According to Fact.MR, the antiseptics & disinfectants market is poised to reach US$ 24 Bn by 2021-end

From 2016 to 2020, demand for antiseptics and disinfectants expanded at around 6% CAGR

The antiseptic and disinfectant demand is expected to reach US$ 160 Bn by 2031, growing at an astronomical 21% CAGR

Sales across the domestic sector are rising, with an anticipated 30% revenue share

The U.S market is projected to expand at a whopping 10% CAGR from 2021 to 2031

India and China are likely to remain at the forefront, yielding 60% of total demand

There are several companies operating in the antibacterial & disinfectant market such as 3M, Reckitt Benckiser, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, STERIS plc, Bio-Cide International Inc., Novartis AG, BD, Cardinal Health, and Johnson & Johnson

Rising hygiene concerns amid the outbreak of pandemics and epidemics is catalyzing demand for antiseptics and disinfectants

U.S, India, China, Japan and Canada are expected to emerge as the top 5 growth engines for antiseptics and disinfectants

Increasing scramble to prevent proliferation of surface level viruses is increasing demand for antiseptics & disinfectants

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Fact.MR follows a methodology that encompasses the demand-side assessment of the market, and triangulates the same through a supply-side analysis. This methodology is based on the use of standard market structure, methods, and definitions.

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