Disinfectants Market

Disinfectants Market

Disinfectants Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product Type (High-level Disinfectants, Intermediate-level Disinfectants and Low-level Disinfectants), Form (Gels & Lotions, Liquid, Wipes and Sprays & Foams), Application, End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23434

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2023)

US $54.04 BN

Projected Year Value (2030)

US $81.85 BN

CAGR (2023 - 2030)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Highest Growing Market


According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Disinfectants Market is accounted for $54.04 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $81.85 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 6.11% during the forecast period. Any drug or method that kills germs, including viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that may infect people and cause disease, and is typically employed on non-living materials is known as disinfectant. Most disinfectants are harsh chemicals. A range of hospital disinfectants may not be available to healthcare institutions with limited finances, but if used properly, alcohol and bleach are acceptable chemical disinfectants. Aqueous sodium hypochlorite solutions ranging in concentration from 5.25% to 6.15%, sometimes known as home bleach, are the most widely used chlorine products in the United States.

According to World Health Organization (WHO) data updated in 2022, globally, hundreds of millions of people every year are affected by healthcare-associated cited infections (HAIs), many of which are completely avoidable. 48.7% of sepsis with organ dysfunction treated in adult ICUs is hospital-acquired.

Market Dynamics:


Incidence of infectious diseases

The weak immunity of the population brought on by bad eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle choices has led to a sharp rise in the number of infectious illness cases, which is now a primary factor driving the market's growth over the forecast period. The vast majority of the elderly population and the younger age bracket have emerged as the market's prospective customers. Due to a lack of knowledge about the ways in which the disease is transmitted, and the preventive measures to stop the spread of illness among patients and medical professionals, it is crucial to process and recycle medical equipment and gadgets by disinfecting the equipments which has driven the growth of the inculcation of the disinfection in peoples lifestyles thus propelling the growth of the market.


Growing microbiological resistance to disinfectants

The misuse of disinfectants leads to microbial resistance. Therefore, it could be required to make disinfectants more powerful. However, this strategy may endanger those who work in the disinfection industry. Chemical disinfectants may be extremely harmful since they include dangerous ingredients that destroy microorganisms. Such disinfectants pose a risk to both cleaning staff and building occupants since they are frequently quite caustic and can irritate the respiratory system. These disinfectants may affect surfaces when discharged into the environment.


An increase in surgeries and prolonged stays in hospitals

The need for disinfectants has been driven up by an increase in operations and prolonged hospital stays. Laboratories and healthcare facilities must often undergo sterilisation procedures to prevent infection. Regular inspections of the microbiological load at these locations are required. For a standardised decrease of microbial load to reduce cross-contamination, there are strict laws controlling the disinfection of surfaces, spaces, and equipment in these facilities. According to recommendations from the CDC and FDA, sterilising medical equipment is best done with high-level disinfectants. The rise of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors in the US has led to a major increase in the need for disinfectants. Regulatory agencies' demands that pharmaceutical and biotechnology businesses follow disinfection rules have an additional positive impact on this demand.


Lacking competent experts

A key component of the health care system's efficient operation is the presence of qualified specialists in the medical field. The healthcare system is hampered by a lack of trained personnel, and therapy does not result in the expected outcomes. For the purpose of halting the spread of infectious illnesses, several products have been released into the market as antiseptics and disinfectants. Lack of understanding on how to use these goods on the market does little to stop the spread of infectious illnesses. This has made the rising incidence of infectious illnesses cases into a significant barrier to the market's expansion.

Covid-19 Impact

Following the COVID-19 epidemic, there was an abrupt rise in the number of infected patients being admitted to hospitals, which resulted in an increase in the need for disinfectants to lower infection rates. Disinfectants were, however, in short supply due to constraints brought on by the epidemic, and manufacturing was suspended as a result. This increased the cost of disinfectants.

The high-level disinfectants segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The high-level disinfectants segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to reusable medical and dental equipment and shield patients from healthcare-associated illnesses, high-level disinfectants (HLDs) are employed in the medical field. With the exception of certain spores and prions when present in considerable loads, high-level disinfection (HLD) refers to the process of treating medical equipment and dental tools to suppress the majority of live germs.

The surface disinfectants segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The surface disinfectants segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to chemical substances known as surface disinfectants are used to kill or render inactive bacteria on inert surfaces. These disinfectants function by rupturing microorganisms' cell walls or obstructing their metabolism. Infections that do not exist or are not incubating at the time a patient is admitted can be avoided by performing thorough surface cleaning. Surface disinfectants utilise a number of chemicals for various objectives. In non-healthcare contexts, sodium hypochlorite (bleach/chlorine) may be used at a recommended dosage of 0.1% or 1,000 ppm, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) data revised in March 2022. Also, it is useful for surface sanitation is alcohol at 70–90% concentration. Prior to disinfection, surfaces must be cleansed with water, soap, or a detergent to eliminate grime.

Region with largest share:

North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the factors including the prevalence of major market competitors and the United States' advanced healthcare system. As a result, the need for antiseptics and disinfectants in hospitals has skyrocketed. Some of the factors anticipated to propel the antiseptic and disinfectant market during the forecast period include rising healthcare spending, an increase in hospital-acquired infections, increased awareness of the significance of maintaining personal hygiene on a global scale, and the development of cutting-edge healthcare facilities in this region are propelling the growth of the market.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to stricter safety and cleanliness rules for numerous settings, including workplaces, institutions, warehouses, and industrial facilities, disinfectants are being used more frequently in Germany. Disinfectants are also actively used by hospitals and other healthcare institutions to sanitise medical devices and equipment. Increased expenditures in research and development, the creation of a modern healthcare infrastructure, and the execution of several government programmes are just a few of the important elements contributing to the country's rising disinfectant sales.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Disinfectants Market include Cantel Medical Corporation, Procter and Gamble, Steris Corporation, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, 3M Company, SC Johnson Professional, The Clorox Company, Ecolab, Diversey Holdings Ltd., CarrollCLEAN, Metrex Research LLC, BASF SE, MEDALKAN, PAUL HARTMANN AG, Medline Industries, Inc. and Pharmax Pharmaceuticals FZ-LLC

Key Developments:

In September 2020, Clorox's Pine-Sol Multi-Purpose Cleaner was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus present on hard, non-porous surfaces.

In May 2020, Ecolab acquired Holchem Group to expand its portfolio of hygiene and cleaning products and services for the food, catering, and hospitality industries.

Product Types Covered:
• High-level Disinfectants
• Intermediate-level Disinfectants
• Low-level Disinfectants

Forms Covered:
• Gels & Lotions
• Liquid
• Wipes
• Sprays & Foams
• Other Forms

Applications Covered:
• Surface Disinfectants
• Animal Disinfectants
• Air Disinfectants
• Water Disinfectants
• Other Applications

End Users Covered:
• Hospitals & Clinics
• Ambulatory Surgical Centers
• Rehabilitation Centers
• Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies
• Academic & Research Institutes
• Domestic User
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, and 2030
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 End User Analysis
3.9 Emerging Markets
3.10 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Disinfectants Market, By Product Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 High-level Disinfectants
5.2.1 Formaldehyde
5.2.2 Glutaraldehyde
5.2.3 Peracetic Acid
5.2.4 Hydrogen Peroxide
5.2.5 Ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA)
5.2.6 Chlorine Dioxide
5.2.7 Alcohol + QAC
5.2.8 Other High-level Disinfectants
5.3 Intermediate-level Disinfectants
5.3.1 Sodium Hypochlorite
5.3.2 Iodophors
5.3.3 Other Intermediate-level Disinfectants
5.4 Low-level Disinfectants
5.4.1 Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs)
5.4.2 Phenols
5.4.3 Hydrogen Peroxide + Peracetic Acid
5.4.4 Bleach
5.4.5 Other Low-level Disinfectants

6 Global Disinfectants Market, By Form
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Gels & Lotions
6.3 Liquid
6.4 Wipes
6.5 Sprays & Foams
6.6 Other Forms

7 Global Disinfectants Market, By Application
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Surface Disinfectants
7.3 Animal Disinfectants
7.4 Air Disinfectants
7.5 Water Disinfectants
7.6 Other Applications

8 Global Disinfectants Market, By End User
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Hospitals & Clinics
8.3 Ambulatory Surgical Centers
8.4 Rehabilitation Centers
8.5 Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies
8.6 Academic & Research Institutes
8.7 Domestic User
8.8 Other End Users

9 Global Disinfectants Market, By Geography
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 US
9.2.2 Canada
9.2.3 Mexico
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany
9.3.2 UK
9.3.3 Italy
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Spain
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 Japan
9.4.2 China
9.4.3 India
9.4.4 Australia
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.1 Argentina
9.5.2 Brazil
9.5.3 Chile
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.2 UAE
9.6.3 Qatar
9.6.4 South Africa
8.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.4 Expansions
10.5 Other Key Strategies

11 Company Profiling
11.1 Cantel Medical Corporation
11.2 Procter and Gamble
11.3 Steris Corporation
11.4 Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
11.5 3M Company
11.6 SC Johnson Professional
11.7 The Clorox Company
11.8 Ecolab
11.9 Diversey Holdings Ltd.
11.10 CarrollCLEAN
11.11 Metrex Research LLC
11.12 BASF SE
11.15 Medline Industries, Inc.
11.16 Pharmax Pharmaceuticals FZ-LLC

List of Tables
1 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Product Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By High-level Disinfectants (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Formaldehyde (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Glutaraldehyde (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Peracetic Acid (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Hydrogen Peroxide (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Chlorine Dioxide (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Alcohol + QAC (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Other High-level Disinfectants (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Intermediate-level Disinfectants (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Sodium Hypochlorite (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Iodophors (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Other Intermediate-level Disinfectants (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Low-level Disinfectants (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs) (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Phenols (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Hydrogen Peroxide + Peracetic Acid (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Bleach (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Other Low-level Disinfectants (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Form (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Gels & Lotions (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Liquid (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Wipes (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Sprays & Foams (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Other Forms (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Surface Disinfectants (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Animal Disinfectants (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Air Disinfectants (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Water Disinfectants (2021-2030) ($MN)
33 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
34 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
35 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Hospitals & Clinics (2021-2030) ($MN)
36 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Ambulatory Surgical Centers (2021-2030) ($MN)
37 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Rehabilitation Centers (2021-2030) ($MN)
38 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies (2021-2030) ($MN)
39 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Academic & Research Institutes (2021-2030) ($MN)
40 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Domestic User (2021-2030) ($MN)
41 Global Disinfectants Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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