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North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents Market Size By Product [Degreaser {Water Based Degreasers, Natural Degreasers, Solvent-Based Degreasers}, Cleaning Agents (Detergents, Acid Based), Disinfectants (Acids, Alcohols, Aldehydes, Alkalis, Oxidizing Agents, Phenols)}], By Active Ingredient (Caprylic Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), Alcohols, Ortho-Phthalaldehyde, Glutaraldehyde, Peracetic Acid, Chlorine And Chlorine Compounds, Iodophors, Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, Synthetic Thyme Oil), By End-Use (Residential, Commercial & Institutional {Hospitals & Laboratories, Commercial Buildings, Schools, Office Spaces}, Industrial [Manufacturing (Automotive, Food & Beverages, Chemicals}, Non-Manufacturing (Agriculture, Construction, Utilities)Industry Analysis Report, Country Outlook Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4815
  • Published Date: Sep 2020
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North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents Market Size

North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents Market size was over USD 1.5 billion in 2019 and is estimated to grow over 8.0% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. owing to increasing awareness regarding cleanliness, personal health and hygiene. Growing demand from healthcare sector coupled with increasing cases of hospital acquired infections (HAI) to promote the market growth.

Disinfectants and cleaning agents are vital for safety assurance. These products are essential to control contamination and killing the microorganisms present on floors and surfaces in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Various substances including alcohol or creosote are applied to inanimate objects to kill microorganisms. Growing product demand from end-use industries including automotive, construction, food & beverages, chemicals, agriculture, will foster the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market growth.

North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents Market Outlook

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Increasing prevalence of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) contracted by patients while receiving treatment at hospitals will augment the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market share. According to a survey report by the U.S. acute care hospitals, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection per day. Moreover, the presence of a large number of educational institutes, hospitals, corporate buildings, along with increasing awareness regarding self-hygiene among people will further stimulate the market size.

Key benefits in controlling the spread of infections, and elimination of microbial pathogens in public places, and healthcare institutions will spur the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market growth. Growing consumer inclination towards proper hygiene is supplementing the demand for alcohol, acid, and phenol-based disinfectants in the region. High consumer spending on personal hygiene products such as hand sanitizers, wipes, handwash, etc. is anticipated to boost the overall industry size. Also, steady growth in the construction and automotive sector in conjunction with an improving U.S. economy will promulgate the product demand.

Increasing efforts being undertaken by the U.S. government to combat the problem of healthcare-associated infections is expected to promote the growth of the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market. For instance, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed the HHS Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections. Furthermore, increasing cases of infection transmitted diseases such as COVID-19 is creating an awareness among people regarding the need for cleanliness and personal hygiene, which may foster the growth of the market.

Companies invest in product innovations to purify, improvise, and evaluate their products through technological upgradations for obtaining varying stability, flowability, and dispersibility levels. Market profitability may get affected due to unstable raw material prices, environmental safety-related concerns, and stringent government rules pertaining to quality & types of ingredients used.

However, manufacturers are focusing on adopting sustainable practices, such as energy & waste management, and utilization of natural and sustainable ingredients for adhering to labeling norms. Increasing number of consumers seeking for clean label products and green ingredients will fuel the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market size.

North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents Market Analysis

North America Disinfectants Product Volume

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North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market is bifurcated based on product as degreasers, cleaning agents, and disinfectants. Disinfectants segment will witness high demand owing to the growing use of acids, alcohols, aldehydes, alkalis, oxidizing agents, and phenols across several industries, educational institutions, hospitals, and households. The increasing spread of viral infections such as COVID-19 has surged demand for disinfectant wipes and sprays from medical professionals and consumers seeking to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus.

Disinfectants segment may witness growth over 6.5% between 2020 to 2026. Rise in industrialization activities coupled with the adoption of innovative marketing strategies by major FMCG manufacturers will surge the demand for disinfectants in the region. Key benefits of disinfectants such as broad-spectrum antimicrobial, virucidal, fungicidal properties along with excellent solubility, stability, non-toxic, and non-corrosive nature is likely to spur the product demand.

Favorable regulatory guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for maintaining proper hand hygiene and environmental cleaning in healthcare facilities will instigate the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market segment growth.

North America Alcohols based Active Ingredients Revenue

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North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market is bifurcated based on active ingredients as caprylic acid, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), alcohols, orthophthalaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, peracetic acid, chlorine and chlorine compounds, iodophors, quaternary ammonium compounds, synthetic theme oil, and others. Alcohols based active ingredients led the market accounting for over USD 250 million in 2019. Rising awareness regarding hygienic living practices coupled with the increasing cases of COVID-19 is likely to demand the use of alcohol-based products.

Market for alcohol-based disinfectants is expected to witness an upsurge during the forecast period owing to its high-performance characteristics, quick action, high efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Alcohols, typically in the form of 60% to 80% ethyl alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol (IPA), are used as topical disinfectants.

In April 2020, the World Health Organization issued guidelines for recommending the use of alcohol-based disinfectants to curb the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Besides, key benefits of ethyl alcohol such as powerful broad-spectrum germicide and excellent cleaning properties make it effective against the influenza virus.

North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents Market by Application

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North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market is bifurcated based on end-use such as industrial, commercial & institutional, and residential. Industrial sector is anticipated to hold more than 50% share. Increasing demand for high-performance products in the industrial sector coupled with strict labor laws is will propel the segment growth. Also, increasing the use of acid or alcohol-based solutions as a solvent or cleaning agent across manufacturing industries that produce water-sensitive items is likely to further augment the growth of the market.

High sanitization and disinfection standards required by industries manufacturing medical devices, automotive, printed circuit boards, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and feed products will spur the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market size. The ability of alcohol-based disinfectants to efficiently kill pathogens with high evaporation rates makes them compatible with food industry as these solutions are used in the food sanitization process, thus propelling the market growth.

Numerous tax preferential policies and tax exemption benefits provided by the U.S. and Canadian governments for the upgrading of production facilities of small businesses will further stimulate regional market growth.

North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents Market by Country

Canada disinfectants and cleaning agents market will attain a CAGR of over 7.5% between 2020 to 2026 owing to favorable government guidelines and policies towards the manufacturing and use of surface disinfectants and home cleaning products. For instance, Health Canada is working with disinfectant manufacturers and industry associations to inform Canadians of the products that can be used to help against the spread of COVID-19. Moreover, high consciousness among the consumers towards safety & hygiene and elimination of microorganisms on environmental inanimate surfaces and objects will surge the product demand.

Increasing consumer spending on personal care products and strong demand from commercial & institutional sectors will foster the overall industry size. Rising incidence of nosocomial infections, increasing geriatric population, and improvements in healthcare infrastructure will further boost product demand in the country. High consumer disposable income, awareness related to health and hygiene along with spread of COVID-19 virus in Canada has enhanced the demand for soaps, sanitizers, wipes, disinfectants, and cleaning products in the country.

North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents Market Share

North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market is competitive with key players including

  • Kao Corporation
  • BASF
  • 3M
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group
  • S.C. Johnson
  • Medline Industries
  • Ecolab
  • Cantel Medical
  • Steris Corporation
  • The Clorox Company
  • Diversey
  • Henkel Corporation

Companies are engaged in product launches, acquisitions & joint ventures, R&D, and innovations to expand their product portfolio and cater to the rising product demand in residential, industrial, commercial, and utility sectors. For instance, in August 2019, Ecolab Inc. announced the acquisition of Chemstar Corporation, a U.S.-based supplier of food safety and cleaning and sanitizing solutions focused on the grocery and food retail markets. This strategic acquisition would enable the company to diversify its product portfolio in cleaning and sanitizing solutions for grocery and food retail sectors.

In February 2020, Proctor & Gamble launched a new brand of antibacterial home sanitizing products under brand name Microban 24 that can help to keep surfaces protected against bacteria for 24 hours. This strategy will help the company to enhance its product portfolio and capture higher market share in the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market.

The North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilotons & revenue in USD Million from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Degreasers
    • Water-based Degreasers
    • Natural Degreasers
    • Solvent-based Degreasers
  • Cleaning Agents
    • Detergents
    • Acid-based
  • Disinfectants
    • Acids
    • Alcohols
    • Aldehydes
    • Alkalis
    • Oxidizing Agents
    • Phenols
    • Others

By Active Ingredients

  • Caprylic Acid
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)
  • Alcohols
  • Orthophthalaldehyde
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Peracetic acid
  • Chlorine and Chlorine Compounds
  • Iodophors
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
  • Synthetic Theme Oil
  • Others

By Application

  • Industrial
    • Manufacturing
      • Automotive
      • Food & Beverages
      • Chemicals
      • Others
    • Non-manufacturing
      • Agriculture
      • Construction
      • Utilities
      • Others
  • Commercial
    • Hospitals & Laboratories
    • Commercial Buildings
    • Schools
    • Office Spaces
    • Others
  • Residential

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

By Country

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market size was valued at USD 1.5 billion in 2019 and may depict 8% CAGR through 2026, driven by rising awareness on personal health and hygiene.

North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market size from disinfectants segment may register 6.5% CAGR thorough 2026, owing to ongoing industrialization trends and marketing gimmicks deployed by FMCG manufacturers.

Alcohols based active ingredients led North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market share in 2019 with an industry size of USD 250 million. This can be attributed to the surging hygiene awareness and rising COVID-19 cases.

Industrial sector may hold 50% of North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market share by 2026 owing to rising demand for high-performance cleaning products in the industrial domain.

North America disinfectants and cleaning agents industry share may increase in Canada due to supportive government guidelines regarding the production of cleaning products. Canada market may exhibit 7.5% CAGR through 2026.

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