Global Hospital Disinfectant Products Market – Snapshot
Hospital disinfectant products are used to kill or eliminate harmful agents such as virus, bacteria, and fungi from an equipment, floor, or patient’s skin and body. The use of hospital disinfectant products in hospitals is common in making human and non-living objects germ free. With increasing awareness about the safety of patients, the process of sterilization is set high on priority by healthcare professionals. Rising number of surgical procedures and nosocomial infections (hospital acquired infection) propels the demand for sterilization equipment. All these factors are expected to drive the overall hospital disinfectant market across the world during the forecast period.
The global hospital disinfectant products market has been segmented based on type, application, and geography. Based on type, the market has been classified into liquid, gel & lotions, spray & foam, wipes, devices, surveillance providers, and others. Based on application, the market is segmented into skincare, surface cleaners, air cleaners, water cleaners, disinfectant instrument & accessories, and surveillance providers. In terms of skincare, the market is further sub segmented into skin cleanser, hand sanitizer, surgical scrubs, skin conditioners, and others. The surface cleanser segment has been sub segmented into toilet cleaners, floor cleaners, surface sanitizers, and instrument decontaminant solution. Based on air cleaner segment, the market is classified into air neutralizer and air freshener. In term of water cleaner, the market has been sub segmented into water disinfectant solution and water purification products. In term of disinfectant instrument & accessories, the market is sub segmented into hand sanitizer dispenser, UV disinfectant, fogger disinfectant, air purifier, water sterilizer, and others. In term of surveillance providers, the market is categorized into antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention, and others.
Based on type, the liquid segment is expected to be the fastest growing during the forecast period in the hospital disinfectant products market. Liquid based products are the oldest form of hospital disinfectants and include liquid based disinfectant products such as skincare cleaner, surface cleaner, air cleaner, and water cleaner. All these are expected to drive the liquid segment during the forecast period. In addition, rapid product innovations and new product launches are the key factors which are expected to accelerate the hospital disinfectant products market across North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America, and Asia Pacific during the forecast period.
Based on application, the market is segmented into skincare, surface cleaners, air cleaners, water cleaners, disinfectant, instrument & accessories, and surveillance providers. The surface cleaner segment held major share in 2017, and is expected to maintain its share during the forecast period. The skin cleaner segment is expected to have a healthier growth rate over the forecast period.
In terms of skin care, the hospital disinfectant market has been further sub segmented into skin cleanser, hand sanitizer, surgical scrubs, skin conditioners and others. Under the skin care segment, the hand sanitizer segment is expected to be the most attractive segment. In hospitals, doctors and other health professionals frequently use hand sanitizers for sanitation purposes. Thus, an increase in total health expenditure generally has a positive effect on industry demand and revenue. Hand sanitizer is the basic hospital disinfectant product.
Based on surface cleaner, the market is sub segmented into toilet cleaners, floor cleaners, surface sanitizer, and instrument decontaminant solution. Toilet cleaner and instrument decontaminant solution is expected to be the most attractive segment during the forecast period. Increase in number of hospital-acquired infections is anticipated to drive this segment of the market.
Under the air cleaner segment, air freshener is expected to be the most attractive segment during the forecast period. In term of CAGR the air freshener segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment. As compared to air neutralizer, air freshener is less expensive. Air freshener products are used to reduce the odor in the air. Air fresheners are available in different forms such as spray, gel, and liquid.