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Alcohol Based Disinfectants Market Size by Product (N-Propyl Alcohol, Methyl Alcohol, Ethyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol), By Usage Form (Spray, Gel, Wipes, Liquid), By End-Use (Residential, Commercial (Hospitals, Commercial Buildings, Schools, Office Spaces) Industrial (Agriculture, Food & Beverage), Industry Analysis Report, Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4778
  • Published Date: Jul 2020
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Alcohol Based Disinfectants Market Size

Alcohol based disinfectants market size exceeded USD 1.75 billion, globally in 2019 and is estimated to exceed above 11.0% CAGR between 2019 and 2026. Rising product penetration owing to its anti-bacterial and cleansing properties will fuel the product business growth during the forecast period.

Alcohol is widely effective against influenza virus and various germs which has led to its demand as a strong cleaning, bacterial and disinfecting agent. Some of the actively used alcohol disinfectants in commercial and non-commercial applications include n-propyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and others. Alcohol is widely used to sterilize small surfaces such as rubber stoppers of multiple-dose medication vials, and thermometers and occasionally external surfaces of equipment.

Alcohol Based Disinfectants Market Outlook

Alcohol disinfectants are microbial agents used on various surfaces to kill harmful microbes. Growth of alcohol-based disinfectants is attributed to its germ-killing property since it also evaporates as soon as application and is anticipated to spur the alcohol based disinfectants market growth.

Food and beverage industry are experiencing massive growth since past few decades. Alcohol based disinfectant is being used for food sanitization purposes. Additionally, growing product usage in agricultural sector to disinfect fertilizers to increase crop yield.

Growing end-use applications in the food and beverage industry along with growing product demand in domestic and commercial applications is anticipated to drive market growth. Growing consumer inclination towards proper hygiene globally is supplementing the growth of alcohol based disinfectants market. Alcoholic sprays provide coverage and adhesion to hard surfaces such as countertops, bath and toilet include alcohol based disinfectant for cleansing purpose.

Manufacturers are investing on R & D activities and product launches and capacity expansions in order to fulfill the growing the alcohol-based disinfectants market demand. Coronavirus pandemic has led to global lockdown of manufacturing plants which has also impacted supply chains. However, advent of new entrants in production of sanitizers, disinfectants to cater to spurring demand for alcohol based chemicals in wake of rise in COVID-19 cases globally.

Government lockdowns and manufacturing halts has not impacted this market due to increasing usage of these chemicals for disinfection purposes in hospitals, schools, labs, private offices and household purposes.

Alcohol Based Disinfectants Market Analysis

Alcohol Based Disinfectants Market by Ethyl Alcohol

Ethyl alcohol-based disinfectants segment was valued over USD 720 Million in 2019 and is forecast to grow over 11.7% through 2026. Ethyl alcohol is a key ingredient in preparation of disinfectants. Ethyl alcohol is widely used at concentration of 60%–80% in disinfectants since it exhibits property as a potent virucidal agent and can inactivate all the lipophilic viruses including herpes, vaccinia, and other influenza virus and other hydrophilic viruses including enterovirus, rhinovirus, adenovirus, and rotaviruses.

Increasing demand for ethanol based disinfecting chemicals in hospitals, and commercial applications in order to curb the growing menace of covid-19 has fueled the growth of global alcohol based disinfectants market. Medical facilities are key end-users of alcohol disinfectants due to increasing requirement of sterile environmental to kill germs and prevent patients from contracting hospital acquired diseases.

In addition to this, intensive infection control programs in residential, industrial and commercial sectors are supporting the alcohol based disinfectants market. Moreover, increasing cases of nosocomial infections such as urinary tract and surgical site infections, pneumonia and many others are one of the defining factors which fuels the market growth.


Alcohol Based Disinfectants Market by Liquid Form

Alcohol based disinfectants market by liquid form was valued at USD 743.0 million in 2019 rising with a CAGR of 11.3% through 2026. Liquid based alcohol disinfectants are strongly effective over different types of micro-organisms and are therefore widely used for sanitization purposes are witness demand in routine hygienic procedures. Liquid disinfectants are also widely used for routine sterilization of pipelines, utensils, and surfaces, since these chemicals control the spread of infection.


Alcohol Based Disinfectants Market from Industrial Application

Industrial application segment is valued over USD 550 Million in 2019 and is anticipated to surpass 10.0% growth rate during the estimated timeframe. Disinfectants are widely used for municipal and street cleaning, aircraft, electronics and industrial equipment sanitization purposes. These chemicals witness enhanced growth in hard surface cleaning.

Increasing demand for the safe and hygienic food storage conditions along with pest elimination, household disinfection and improvement in sanitary conditions is bound to drive the growth of  alcohol based disinfectants market  Moreover, increasing demand for cleaners and disinfectants to maintain hygienic and anti-bacterial industrial and commercial floors, walls etc. is also likely to drive the product usage.


Alcohol Based Disinfectants Market by Region

Europe alcohol disinfectants business was valued over USD 455 Million and is anticipated to witness significant gains over 10.5% through 2026. Surging adoption of new technologies by major players for the increased production of disinfectants will support growth of global market.

In early 2020, surge in novel coronavirus pandemic has resulted in shortage of sanitization and disinfectant chemicals in certain European countries such as France, UK, Spain and Italy. This has led to entry of multiple small scale manufacturers to produce disinfectants with at least 70% alcohol percentage as per the guidelines set by WHO.

Alcohol Based Disinfectants Market Share

Alcohol based disinfectants industry is witnessing fierce competition due to presence of global as well as domestic players. Some of key manufacturers operating in the market include

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • 3M Company
  • DuPont
  • BODE Chemie GmbH
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • BODE Chemie GmbH
  • Acuro
  • Organics Limited

Manufacturers are involved in strategic initiatives including partnerships, collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and capacity expansions to expand product portfolio and cater to increasing product demands. Additionally, few manufacturers are seeking backward integration on producing raw material to overcome raw material supply chain disruptions and maintain quality of end products.

Alcohol based disinfectants market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry trends, with estimates & forecast in terms of Kilo Tons and revenue (USD Billion) from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

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By Product

  • N- Propyl Alcohol
  • Methyl Alcohol
  • Ethyl Alcohol
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Others

By Usage Form

  • Spray
  • Gel
  • Wipes
  • Liquid

By Application

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Hospitals
    • Commercial buildings
    • Schools
    • Office Spaces
    • Others
  • Industrial
    • Agricultural
    • Food & Beverage
    • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The alcohol based disinfectants market in 2019 exhibited a revenue of USD 175 Billion.

In 2026, the alcohol based disinfectants industry is estimated to record a valuation of USD 3.75 Bn.

The alcohol based disinfectants market is recording momentous growth during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of large scale demand and launch of new sanitizers and disinfectants.

The demand for ethyl alcohol-based disinfectant is estimated to grow by over 11.7% through 2026 given to the product’s capable to inactivate all types of lipophilic viruses including influenza virus.

The market for liquid alcohol disinfectants is projected to foresee a CAGR of 11.3% through 2026 as the product is widely used for sanitization purposes.

Large scale use across municipal settings and equipment sanitization purposes has led the demand for alcohol disinfectants across the industrial sector.

The market for alcohol disinfectants in Europe is estimated to grow by 10.5% over the coming years due to the availability and adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies and solutions.

Alcohol Based Disinfectants Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2019
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 325
  • Countries covered: 16
  • Pages: 220
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