Disinfectants market projected to reach $2.5 billion by 2012

April 22, 2008 — /PRWEB/ — SAN JOSE, CA — Demand for disinfectant products is on the rise, driven by increasing health consciousness and hygiene awareness. General public awareness regarding problems associated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and other infection causing agents has also contributed to market growth. Demand for disinfectants that sanitize food preparation surfaces is also growing, given the increased risk related to foodborne pathogens and other contaminants. Increased use of disinfectants aids in reducing infections including the reverse outbreak of diseases in hospitals and health clinics. In response to robust demand, manufacturers have introduced new and advanced products, including specialty disinfectants to satisfy varied needs of consumer and industrial users. Washing powders and liquids modified with disinfectants have also been introduced as a form of value addition to existing products. With the rise in antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, manufacturers are developing products customized for specific tasks.

The European disinfectants market, the largest in the world, is estimated at $1.13 billion for 2008 as stated by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. The Disinfectants market in Asia-Pacific is expected to grow fastest, registering a CAGR of 4.3 percent over the period 2001 to 2010. North America and Europe collectively account for over 80 percent of the world. In the U.S., demand for disinfectants in industrial processing is forecasted to record a CAGR of 3.8 percent over the period 2001 to 2010. Global market for disinfectants in pharma and health care industries is projected to reach over $330 million in 2015.

The global marketplace includes participants such as 3M Co., Ecolab, Henkel KGaA, JohnsonDiversey, Kao Corp, Procter and Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson & Son, The Clorox Company, Unilever Plc, and Zep Inc.

“Disinfectants: A Global Strategic Business Report,” published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, product profile, players, competition, new product introductions, recent developments, mergers, acquisitions, alliances, and other strategic industry activities. Analysis is presented for major geographic markets such as the United States, Japan, France, Germany, the U.K., Italy, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Analytics for the period 1991 to 2015 are provided in terms of delivery system including aerosols and non-aerosols, as well as by end-use segments including Industrial Processing, Pharma & Health Care, and Consumer & Other Applications.

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