Cleanroom market study underway

Kelly Sewell

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA-To meet the demand for comprehensive contamination control market research information, CleanRooms has commissioned Frost & Sullivan (Mountain View, CA) to conduct a study entitled “The U.S. Market for Cleanroom Products.”

The research for the report is already underway, and the results of the finished report will be announced at the CleanRooms West 2000 Conference and Exhibition, which will be held Oct. 2-4 in Portland, OR.

“This study will enable manufacturers, suppliers and other companies participating in the cleanrooms market to put the industry in perspective and identify growth opportunities,” says James M. Enos, CleanRooms vice president/group publishing director.

Frost & Sullivan researchers will compile the report based on interviews with U.S. vendors and users. An outline of the methodology used will be included in the final report. Once established, Enos says, “We might expand to other parts of the world including new, emerging markets.”

“The objective of this research is to help market participants better understand the nature and structure of the U.S. cleanrooms market and to increase awareness of the market drivers, restraints and challenges companies must address,” says Karen Rasmussen, manager of the environmental health and safety group at Frost & Sullivan.

The initial report will address the following segments of the cleanrooms industry: apparel (including gloves); benches, workstations, cabinets and furniture; monitors and instruments; water, chemical and gas systems; flooring and modular rooms; minienvironments; and supplies/consumables. For each of the segments, the research will include; revenue forecast through 2006, market drivers and restraints, market and technology trends, competitive analysis, and strategic recommendation.

Enos anticipates that there will be regular updates to the report in the future.

CleanRooms approached Frost & Sullivan as a partner for this report based on the company's 40-year history of in-depth market research that focuses on needs of industry participants and is based on primary market research, not secondary or previously published research.

“Frost & Sullivan was a natural choice to partner with given the firm's history of performing research in other segments of the cleanrooms industry,” Enos says. Among the titles Frost & Sullivan has previously published are: “U.S. Protective Clothing Markets;” “U.S. Non-Disposable Gloves Markets;” “U.S. Markets for Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, and Reverse Osmosis Membranes;” and “U.S. Markets for Air Filtration Products.”

The report will be available for sale by both CleanRooms magazine and Frost & Sullivan. It can be purchased in individual sections or in its entirety. Information on how to obtain the report will be available on the CleanRooms Web site ( and the Frost & Sullivan Web site ( as its release date nears.


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