Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market is segmented by Type, Application (Enzymatic Cleaners, Medical Device Disinfectants, Surface Disinfectants, Other Applications), End-User, and Geography

Market Snapshot

Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.5 %
Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Antiseptics and Disinfectants market is expected to rise due to Rising Incidence of Hospital-Acquired Infections, Growing Geriatric Population and Subsequent Growth in the Prevalence of Chronic Diseases, and Increasing Number of Surgical Procedures

The hospital acquired infections are not just prevalent in developing countries, but in developed countries as well. As per CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Surgical Site Infection Surveillance in 2018, it is estimated that 11% of all deaths in intensive care units are associated with surgical site infections. This has lead to increasing demand for antiseptics and disinfectants in hospitals and clinics. As a result of these factors, the market is expected to grow.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, antiseptics are used to kill or eliminate microorganisms and/or inactivate viruses on living tissues. Disinfectants are used to kill or eliminate microorganisms and/or inactivate viruses on inanimate objects and surfaces.

By Type
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
Chlorine Compounds
Alcohols & Aldehyde Products
By Application
Enzymatic Cleaners
Medical Device Disinfectants
Surface Disinfectants
Other Applications
By End User
Hospitals and Clinics
Other End Users
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Application as Surface Disinfectants is Expected to Rise over the Forecast Period

Surface Disinfectants are chemical agents designed to inactivate or destroy microorganisms on inert surfaces. These Disinfectants work by destroying the cell wall of microbes or interfering with their metabolism. Using proper surface disinfection can prevent infections that develop during hospitalization, which are neither present nor incubating at the time of a patient's admission. There are a variety of chemicals used in surface disinfectants for different purposes.

The demand for disinfectants has increased in the market, due to the increasing number of hospital visits. For instance, the number of visits to the accident and emergency department (A&E) has increased continuously over the years in England. As per the 2020 report by the National Health Service, attendance has risen from 59,396 in 2013 to 70,230 in 2019.​ As a result, the demand surface disinfectants has also increased, which has resulted in market growth.

Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market Key Trends

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market

The North American region is expected to dominate the market primarily due to factors such as the large presence of key market players and a well-developed healthcare system in the United States.

As per a 2020 report by the American Hospital Association (AHA), in 2017, hospitals recorded a total of 880.5 million outpatient visits and in 2018, those same hospitals delivered 879.6 million outpatient visits.​ This has resulted in increased demand for antiseptics and disinfectants in the hospitals.

Additionally, as per a 2018 report Mainul Haquw, published in Journal of Infection and Drug Resistance, nearly 1.7 million hospitalized patients annually acquire hospital care acquired infections (HCAI)s while being treated for other health issues and that more than 98,000 of these patients (1 in 17) die due to HCAIs. Moreover, the above-mentioned report also states that HCAIs are the most common complications of hospital care in the US. 

These factors have resulted in high demand for antiseptics and disinfectants in the United States.

Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market Growth Rate By Region

Competitive Landscape

Majority of the Antiseptics and Disinfectants products are being manufactured by the global key players. Market leaders with more funds for research and better distribution system have established their position in the market. Moreover, Asia-pacific is witnessing an emergence of some small players due to the rise of awareness. This has also helped the Antiseptics and Disinfectants market grow.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Rising Incidence of Hospital-Acquired Infections

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Geriatric Population and Subsequent Growth in the Prevalence of Chronic Diseases

      3. 4.2.3 Increasing Number of Surgical Procedures

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Issues Related to the Sterilization and Disinfection of Advanced Medical Instruments

      2. 4.3.2 Side Effects of Certain Toxic Substances

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Quaternary Ammonium Compounds

      2. 5.1.2 Chlorine Compounds

      3. 5.1.3 Alcohols & Aldehyde Products

      4. 5.1.4 Enzymes

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Enzymatic Cleaners

      2. 5.2.2 Medical Device Disinfectants

      3. 5.2.3 Surface Disinfectants

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospitals and Clinics

      2. 5.3.2 Homecare

      3. 5.3.3 Other End Users

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle East & Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 3M Company

      2. 6.1.2 Cantel Medical Corporation

      3. 6.1.3 Becton, Dickinson and Company

      4. 6.1.4 Procter and Gamble

      5. 6.1.5 SC Johnson Professional

      6. 6.1.6 Steris Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 The Clorox Company

      8. 6.1.8 Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

      9. 6.1.9 Steris PLC

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

3M Company, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, Steris PLC, Becton, Dickinson and Company, The Clorox Company are the major companies operating in Antiseptics and Disinfectants Market.

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