Antiseptic and Disinfectants Market Size to Attain USD 73.11 Bn by 2032

Published Date : 02 May 2024

The global antiseptic and disinfectants market size reached USD 51.37 billion in 2023 and is estimated to hit around USD 73.11 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4% from 2023 to 2032. Due to the lack of knowledge about disease transmission, it is estimated to drive the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectant market.

Antiseptic and Disinfectants Market Size and Growth Rate From 2024 to 2033

Market Overview

The antiseptic and disinfectants market deals with antimicrobial agents used to kill viruses, fungi, bacteria, and other microorganisms. Unhealthy lifestyle choices and bad eating habits can drive market growth. Easy transmission of harmful viruses and the increasing prevalence of infectious diseases are boosting the market growth. Increasing demand for hygiene products in healthcare sectors, schools, corporate places, and households is expected to drive market growth. In addition, the increasing number of surgical treatments is also driving the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectant market. The increasing customer awareness of the importance of personal and home hygiene during the expected time creates a significant opportunity for market growth. In addition, the increasing prevalence of diseases, including dengue, food poisoning, hepatitis A, cholera, and typhoid, is anticipated to enhance the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectant market over the forecast period.

The increasing prevalence of hospital-acquired infections fuels the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectants market 

Hospital-acquired infections are commonly found in patients suffering lengthy treatment, especially surgical treatments. It can be found in ambulatory surgical centres, clinics, surgical centres, hospitals and lengthy care facilities including nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. Factors such as excessive use of antibiotics, insufficient proper hygiene in the healthcare sector and indwelling catheters can surge the risk of hospital-acquired infections in patients. The hospital-acquired infections are mainly incubated at the time of hospital admission. These infections are commonly acquired after being hospitalized and remain 48 hours after hospital admission. Then antiseptic and disinfectants are helped by killing harmful microorganisms by washing hands and sanitized frequently. Moreover, increasing cases of hospital-acquired infections due to the lack of precaution and sanitation is a major factor expected to drive the market growth.

However, some harmful side effects can restrain the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectants market. Excessive use of sanitizers, which include chemicals such as triclosan, chloroxylenol, chlorhexidine, and alcohol, can irritate as it destroys the skin’s natural oils. The alcohols present in hand sanitizers, such as n-propanol, ethanol, and isopropyl, can damage and dry skin cells, and the risk of getting into contact with dermatitis increases. A human body that is exposed to a clean atmosphere can have a weak immune system. In addition, so many hand sanitizers are produced with fragrances. These fragrances can be harmful and irritating to people who have sensitive skin and cause allergic reactions, and they also suffer from hormone imbalance in the body. These are the factors that can restrain the growth of the market.

Antiseptic and Disinfectants Market Report Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Revenue in 2023 USD 51.37 Billion
Projected Forecast Revenue by 2032 USD 73.11 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 4%
Largest Market North America
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

The Antiseptic and Disinfectants Market Top Companies

  • BD 
  • Neogen Corporation 
  • Cosmos Health 
  • Cardinal Health 
  • Johnson & Johnson 
  • Bio-Cide International, Inc. 
  • Reckitt Benckiser 
  • 3M 
  • Dettol 
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation 
  • Steris Plc 
  • Amway 
  • Lifebuoy 

Recent Development by Neogen Corporation 

  • In April 2024, in Britain, Neogen Corporation launched Neogen Farm Fluid MAX, subject to notifications and registrations across Britain's livestock and poultry markets. These disinfectants were specially designed and formulated for use as part of a Neogen Pathogen Programma and challenging farm conditions.  
  • Recent Development by Cosmos Health 
  • In September 2023, Cosmos Health announced the launch of a new C-Scrub Wash 4% CHG Biocide for the expansion of the C-Sept brand. The aim behind this launch was to capitalize on the 29 billion global antiseptic and disinfectant market.   

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow fastest in the forecast period. The increasing number of healthcare centers, expansion of business, and high literacy rates are expected to drive the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectant market in the region. China, India, Japan, and South Korea are the emerging countries in the region.

In China, disinfectants are expected to be health-related products. These health-related products mainly include disinfecting equipment, disinfectants, and drinking water-related products. Any chemical intended uses regarded as disinfectants in China include health consumable goods, skin, tableware, fruit and vegetables, water, the environment, the surface of an object, air, and sewage-like secretions. These are the major factors in China that are estimated to enhance the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectant market in the Asia Pacific region. 

North America dominated the antiseptic and disinfectants market in 2023. A rising presence of the highly developed healthcare sector, rising demand for disinfectants, and government initiatives are anticipated to drive market growth in North America. The United States and Canada are the developing countries in North America. 

A large number of surgical diseases like dengue, cholera, typhoid, and food poisoning are found in the U.S. due to bad eating habits and unhealthy life choices. The most prevalent chlorine products are solutions, and a large percentage of sodium hypochlorite is household bleach with antiseptics in the United States. Chemical disinfectants are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency through the Rodenticide Act and the Fungicide and Insecticide Act in the U.S.. This includes disinfectants, sanitizers, and other sterilant. In the United States, a large number of disinfectants are used to clean hooves and wash horses' vehicles. This product has been safe during the application.

Market Potential and Growth Opportunity 

Technological Advancements 

Technological advancements such as increasing use of surgical units and endoscope reprocessors along with automated disinfection in the coming future. Technological developments, healthcare expenditure, increasing customer health awareness, and hospital-acquired coverage in the production of antiseptic and disinfectants are expected to be the major opportunities. Endoscopes are classified as semicritical products. They have high levels of disinfection, and most undergo cleaning, which results in minimizing the microorganisms. Endoscopes are polluted with 7-10 logs of microbes. So, endoscopes, especially duodenoscopes, are frequently polluted with bacterial pathogens after proper disinfection. These are the major opportunities that are estimated to drive the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectants market in the coming future. 

The Antiseptic and Disinfectants Market News

  • In September 2023, to increase patient safety, improve workflows, and lower costs in healthcare sectors, Parker Laboratories Inc. Launched two ultrasound products, such as Tristel ULT high-level disinfectant foam, at the Emergency Nurses Association.  
  • In April 2023, 3M Health Care launched a new FDA-approved 3M SoluPrep Sterile solution isopropyl alcohol and chlorhexidine gluconate patient skin preparation. The product provided persistence, broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, and fast-acting in healthy human volunteers. 

Segments covered in the report

By Type

  • Phenols and derivatives
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds
  • Alcohol and aldehydes
  • Biguanides and amides 
  • iodine compounds
  • Others

By Product

  • Enzymatic Cleaners
  • Medical Device Disinfectants
  • Surface Disinfectants

By Sales Channel

  • B2B
  • FMCG 

By End User

  • Institutional user
  • Domestic user

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