This research report titled ‘Global Surface Disinfectant Market 2017-2021’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.
The demand for surface disinfectants from the APAC region is expected to be the highest among all the regions, because of the rising development, rapid industrialization, increasing expenditure in the healthcare sector, and rise in population. Also, the rising literacy rate in India, China, and Indonesia is affecting the market with the increasing awareness of hygiene and healthcare facilities among the people.
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Technavio’s analysts categorize the global surface disinfectant market into five major segments by product. They are:
- Chlorohexidine gluconate
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Quaternary ammonium compounds
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The top three product segments of the global surface disinfectant market are discussed below:
Global hypochlorite disinfectant market
Hypochlorite disinfectant accounted for 26% of the market share, which is the largest, in 2016. Hypochlorite is widely used as a disinfectant. Chemically, hypochlorite contains atoms of oxygen and chlorine. It reacts with various ions like sodium and calcium to form sodium hypochlorite (NaClO) and calcium hypochlorite (Ca(ClO)2).
According to Kurva Samba Sivudu, a lead specialty chemicals research analyst from Technavio, “Hypochlorite disinfectant is used as a bleaching agent to clean floors and walls. Sodium hypochlorite is used as a bleaching agent in textiles, laundry, and detergents. About 10% of sodium hypochlorite solution is used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant in healthcare facilities, public facilities, and household. There is an increasing demand for hypochlorite due to its availability in various forms like sodium hypochlorite and calcium hypochlorite.”
Global quaternary ammonium compounds disinfectant market
Quaternary ammonium compounds are used as surface disinfectants. Though their ability to disinfect is lower than that of hypochlorite, they effectively kill the virus causing influenza. Generally, they exhibit low toxicity; however, they cause dermatitis and nasal irritation, which lasts longer, when they come in contact with the skin and nose, respectively.
“Quaternary ammonium compounds are widely used by hospitals to clean items that are necessary for non-critical patients, and common surfaces. They are used in the food industry and hydraulic fracking, owing to their anti-microbial properties. These disinfectants are used for regular cleaning of floors in homes and offices. Although they are ineffective against viruses and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, they are more effective in disinfecting micro-organisms on surfaces that are cleaned,” says Kurva.
Global hydrogen peroxide disinfectant market
Hydrogen peroxide is sometimes used as an antiseptic for cleaning wounds. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature. It is a weak acid and exhibits strong oxidizing properties; therefore, it is used as a bleaching agent. It is mainly used in the purification of water. Hydrogen peroxide is used as an antimicrobial agent to clean surfaces such as floors, walls, couches, countertops, and windows.
Hydrogen peroxide is a stable compound, and its shelf life is two years. Highly resistant to the virus that is responsible for influenza, and norovirus. Hillyard Suprox-D is an environmental protection agency (EPA)-registered hydrogen peroxide disinfectant that claims to kill HIV-1 virus in a minute.
The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s research analysts in this report are:
- The Clorox
- Johnson & Johnson
- Reckitt Benckiser Group
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