Surface Disinfectant Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Surface Disinfectants Market Growth and it is Segmented by Type (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, Hypochlorite, Alcohols, Aldehydes, and Other Surface Disinfectants), Formulation (Liquids, Wipes, and Sprays), End User (Hospitals and Clinics, Outpatient Surgical Centers, and Other End Users), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The Values are Provided in Terms of USD Million for above segments.

Surface Disinfectant Market Size

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Surface Disinfectant Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 5.46 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Medium

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Surface Disinfectant Market Major Players

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Surface Disinfectant Market Analysis

The Global Surface Disinfectant Market size is expected to grow from USD 4.83 billion in 2023 to USD 6.29 billion by 2028, registering a CAGR of 5.46% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

The outbreak of COVID-19 significantly impacted the growth of the surface disinfectant market as surface disinfection was a major care during the pandemic period. The usage of surface disinfectants that protect healthcare facilities was raised during the pandemic. As a result, several companies have ramped up their production and were focused on developing new products which helped the market grow. In addition, the demand for surface disinfectants is still growing, with new developments that are likely to prevent the pandemic from recurring. For instance, in January 2023, the University of Queensland stated that it developed a long-lasting surface spray that could kill viruses such as COVID-19 and potentially deadly bacteria. These new developments increase the safety of pandemics and are expected to significantly impact the market over the coming years.

The factors driving the market growth include the rising incidence of hospital-acquired infections, the subsequent growth in the prevalence of chronic diseases, and the increasing number of surgical procedures. As per the study report published by the Journal of Infection in Developing Countries in February 2023, as of 2022, the overall prevalence of hospital-acquired infections in Southeast Asia was 21.6 %, with the highest prevalence rate of 30.4% reported in Indonesia. Hence, with the growing burden of hospital-acquired infections, the demand for surface disinfection increases, which is expected to grow the market over the forecast period.

Furthermore, the strategic initiatives and approvals by the market players are also expected to drive the market's growth. For instance, in March 2023, Neogen Corporation stated that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved additional virucide claims to its Neogen Viroxide Super disinfectant. These label claims specify that Neogen Viroxide Super kills viruses on hard, non-porous surfaces that cause Avian Influenza A, Bovine Viral Diarrhea, Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS), and African Swine Fever. Hence, given the abovementioned factors and increasing product approvals, the market studied is expected to be boosted over the forecast period.

However, issues related to the sterilization and disinfection of advanced medical instruments and side effects associated with certain toxic chemicals may impede market growth over the forecast period.

Surface Disinfectant Market Trends

Hypochlorite Segment is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share Over the Forecast Period

Hypochlorite surface disinfectant is used as sodium hypochlorite, commonly known as bleach. It is a broad-spectrum disinfectant that is effective for the disinfection of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and mycobacterium. The hypochlorite segment is expected to hold a significant market share due to factors such as the increasing number of surgical procedures coupled with a growing hospital-acquired infection and the launch of products.

Hypochlorites are available in either solid or liquid form. The most prevalent chlorine products in the United States are the aqueous solutions of 5.25% to 6.15% sodium hypochlorite, typically household bleach. These have an extensive spectrum of antimicrobial activity (i.e., virucidal, bactericidal, fungicidal, sporicidal, and mycobactericidal), are unaffected by hard water, are fast-acting and inexpensive, generally do not leave toxic residues, remove dried or fixed organisms as well as biofilms from surfaces, and have a significantly low incidence of serious toxicity.

Recommendations by various health organizations to use sodium hypochlorite for surface disinfection are expected to fuel the growth of this sector. For instance, the National Environment Agency released a report on lists of disinfectant products against coronaviruses in April 2023. As per the report, Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is one of the proven disinfectants used in sanitization, where 0.05-0.5% is recommended as the working concentration.

Additionally, the support from the regulatory authorities for the distribution of hypochlorite to prevent the spread of various diseases is also expected to drive the segment's growth. For instance, in October 2022, UNICEF delivered lifesaving health and water, hygiene, and sanitation supplies to Syria to scale up efforts to halt the cholera outbreak. During the period, 408 tons of sodium hypochlorite have been distributed to prevent and curb the spread of cholera. This is expected to support the surface disinfectant manufacturers for production and thus drive the growth of the market segment. Hence, due to the abovementioned factors, the demand for hypochlorite surface disinfectants is expected to grow, fueling the segment's growth.

Surface Disinfectant Market: Percentage Increase in Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), United States, 2020-2021

North America is Expected to Have Significant Growth in the Market Over the Forecast Period

North America is expected to have a major share in the surface disinfectant market, owing to the growing burden of chronic diseases, surgeries, and initiatives taken by public organizations and market players. The rise in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and others requires extended hospital stays and surgeries.

For instance, according to 2022 data from the American Health Association, there were approximately 33,356,853 hospital admissions in 2022. Many of these admissions were due to chronic diseases and critical procedures like heart bypass surgery. Thus, the increasing number of hospital admissions is expected to create a need for surface disinfectants, thereby boosting the region's market.

Furthermore, the approval of various surface disinfectants from regulatory bodies and their launches is also expected to boost the market's growth. For instance, in May 2022, GOJO Industries, the maker of PURELL products, expanded its surface hygiene portfolio with the launch of PURELL Healthcare Surface Disinfecting Wipes. This expansion of the surface hygiene portfolio helps in the widespread distribution of products in the region, which is expected to have significant growth in the market.

Surface Disinfectant Market - Growth Rate by Region

Surface Disinfectant Industry Overview

The surface disinfectant market is fragmented and consists of several major players. The companies are adopting various strategies to grow their presence in the market. Some major market players include 3M, Cantel Medical Corporation, Ecolab, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson Professional USA, Inc., and The Clorox Company.

Surface Disinfectant Market Leaders

  1. Cantel Medical Corporation

  2. Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

  3. 3M

  4. Procter & Gamble

  5. SC Johnson Professional USA, Inc

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Surface Disinfectant Market Concentration
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Surface Disinfectant Market News

  • May 2023: LANXESS stated that the broad-spectrum disinfectant Rely+On Virkon has proven effective against the yeast Candida auris. Thus, it can be used as a disinfectant in healthcare and institutional facilities where infection with the drug-resistant yeast is either demonstrated, indeed suspected, or should be prevented immediately.
  • April 2023: SC Johnson launched the FamilyGuard Brand Disinfectant Spray, a lineup of disinfectant formulas created to help protect families against germs by disinfecting hard, non-porous surfaces.

Surface Disinfectant Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and 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 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD)

    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Quaternary Ammonium Compounds

      2. 5.1.2 Hypochlorite

      3. 5.1.3 Alcohols

      4. 5.1.4 Aldehydes

      5. 5.1.5 Other Surface Disinfectants (Peracetic Acid, Phenolic Compounds, Iodine Compounds, Hydrogen Peroxide etc.)

    2. 5.2 By Formulation

      1. 5.2.1 Liquids

      2. 5.2.2 Wipes

      3. 5.2.3 Sprays

    3. 5.3 By End-User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospitals & Clinics

      2. 5.3.2 Outpatient Surgical Centers

      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 and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and 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

      2. 6.1.2 STERIS PLC (Cantel Medical Corporation)

      3. 6.1.3 Ecolab

      4. 6.1.4 Procter & Gamble

      5. 6.1.5 SC Johnson Professional USA, Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 The Clorox Company

      7. 6.1.7 Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc

      8. 6.1.8 Metrex Research LLC


      10. 6.1.10 Medline Industries, Inc

      11. 6.1.11 Evonik Corporation

      12. 6.1.12 Sanosil LTD

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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Surface Disinfectant Industry Segmentation

As per the report's scope, disinfectants are antimicrobial agents that are applied to the surface of various non-living objects to destroy the microorganisms living on those objects. Practical implementation of surface disinfection routines can prevent or minimize infections and various adverse effects that are prevalent in the current healthcare system. The Surface Disinfectant Market is Segmented by Type (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, Hypochlorite, Alcohols, Aldehydes, and Other Surface Disinfectants), Formulation (Liquids, Wipes, and Sprays), End User (Hospitals and Clinics, Outpatient Surgical Centers, and Other End Users), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries across major regions globally. The report offers the value (in USD) for the above segments.

By Type
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
Other Surface Disinfectants (Peracetic Acid, Phenolic Compounds, Iodine Compounds, Hydrogen Peroxide etc.)
By Formulation
By End-User
Hospitals & Clinics
Outpatient Surgical Centers
Other End-Users
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America
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Surface Disinfectant Market Research FAQs

The Global Surface Disinfectant Market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.46% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Cantel Medical Corporation, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, 3M, Procter & Gamble and SC Johnson Professional USA, Inc are the major companies operating in the Global Surface Disinfectant Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Global Surface Disinfectant Market.

The report covers the Global Surface Disinfectant Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Surface Disinfectant Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Surface Disinfectants Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Surface Disinfectant market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Surface Disinfectant analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Surface Disinfectant Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)