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Antiseptic and Disinfectant Market

Antiseptic and Disinfectant Market

Antiseptic and Disinfectant Market By Product (Quaternary Ammonium Compound, Chlorine Compound, Alcohol-based, Aldehyde-based, Phenolic Compound, Hydrogen Peroxide, Iodine), By End User, & By Region - Global Insights 2021-2031

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

Antiseptic and Disinfectant Market Outlook

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.

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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

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.

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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.  

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.

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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.

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.

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



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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

- 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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