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North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents Market size worth over USD 2.5 billion by 2026

  • Published Date: September 14, 2020

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc., the North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents Market size is set to surpass USD 2.5 billion by 2026. Increasing instances of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) coupled with high prevalence of chronic health diseases among adults has urged the health professionals and citizens in the region towards use of effective disinfectants and cleaning agents.

Ready-to-use, disposable, and pre-soaked wipes are increasingly being used for the disinfection of near-patient services as a means of preventing infections. Also, the spreading of health pandemics such as COVID-19 has led to high awareness among people regarding the need to maintain personal health and hygiene.    

Rise in the spread of infectious diseases coupled with high-tech innovations in detergent cleaning products should trigger the growth of North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market.

According to market insights, the cleaning agents segment will witness a noteworthy growth rate owing to increasing consumer focus towards sanitizing floors and surfaces from unwanted microbes. Surge in demand for acid cleaners for removing mineral deposits and a descaling of dishwashers in households and restaurants will influence the product demand. Also, increasing cases of spread of infectious diseases and rising awareness regarding cleanliness and personal hygiene will spur the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market growth.

Steady growth in the manufacturing, construction, and hospitality sectors across the North American countries is another reason likely to boost the cleaning agents segment growth in coming years.

Innovations in the cleaning and disinfection industry have urged the hospitals and care centers to adopt modern disinfection techniques and cleaning methods. BASF developed a keratin polymer technology that can be added to light-duty laundry detergents to strengthen garment fibers. While, Dow Chemicals has developed SupraCare 133, a cationic cellulose that can impart softness and fragrance to liquid laundry detergents.

Also, health care facilities in the North American countries are opting to expand the use of sporicidal cleaning agents that offer broad-spectrum efficacy for a more comprehensive approach to environmental infection control, this will fuel the overall North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market demand.

“As per industry forecasts, cleaning agents is forecasted to witness a substantial growth of 7% at the end of 2026 owing to increasing spread of infectious diseases and innovative product launches by key players”

Browse key industry insights spread across 200 pages with 168 market data tables and 25 figures & charts from the report, “North America Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents Market 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” in detail along with the table of contents:

Increasing instances of food poisoning and waterborne diseases to stimulate the demand for chlorine-based disinfectants in the North America region

Increasing instances of foodborne and waterborne illnesses in North America are likely to divert the attention of consumers and health professionals towards the use of chlorine-based disinfectants. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 48 million people suffer from foodborne diseases, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 people die from foodborne diseases every year in the U.S. Chlorine and chlorine compounds are used to disinfect drinking water and swimming pool water across the North American countries. Increasing instances of water-borne illnesses such as cholera, typhoid fever, dysentery, and hepatitis A will fuel the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market segment growth.

“As per the analysis, chlorine and chlorine compounds segment is forecast to grow over 4% by 2026 owing to increasing prevalence of food borne and water borne diseases in the region”

Increasing product demand in schools, offices and commercial spaces to drive the growth of North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market

Alcohol-based disinfectants are finding promising applications in different commercial spaces such as schools, offices, malls, hotels, etc. on account of their cost-effectiveness and eco-friendly nature. Favorable government policies and initiatives such as public handwashing stations at commercial spaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will boost the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market penetration rate.

Strict regulations regarding proper and effective sanitization and disinfection of commercial spaces, mainly schools and offices for public safety, are a major driver.  Also, rising consumer awareness towards healthcare has spurred massive demand for disinfectants and cleaning agents from hospitals, educational institutes, and offices.

“As per the analysis, commercial & institutional application segment is forecast to grow over 7.5% through 2026 owing to favorable government guidelines that promote use of disinfectants and cleaning agents”

High consumer spending on personal hygiene coupled with increasing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in the U.S. will foster product demand

Rising consumer spending on personal hygiene products will support sales of specialty disinfectant cleaners and value-added consumer products imbued with antimicrobial properties in the U.S. Due to the major spread of COVID-19 in the U.S., government organizations such as the FDA, WHO, and CDC, are suggesting the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers as a preventive measure for COVID-19 spread. 

Moreover, increasing prevalence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) such as C. difficile and antibiotic-resistant pathogens such as MRSA in the U.S. supported by favorable government guidelines towards the use of surface disinfectants and cleaning agents in commercial and educational institutes will spur the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents market demand.

Key market participants in the North America disinfectants and cleaning agents industry are Kao Corporation, S.C. Johnson, Cantel Medical, BASF, Procter and Gamble, Ecolab, Reckitt Benckiser, 3M, Medline Industries, Kimberly-Clark.

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Amit Rawat