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Alcohol-Based Disinfectants (Methyl Alcohol, Ethyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol and N-Propyl Alcohol) Market for Hand Sanitizers, Clinical Surfaces, Clinical Devices and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Disinfectants play an important role in the healthcare industry. These are used in a broad range of applications. Commercial applications of alcohol-based disinfectants include hand sanitizing, clinical surface disinfecting, clinical device disinfecting and others. In terms of revenue, the global market for alcohol-based disinfectants was valued at USD 1,194.0 million in 2013 and is likely to reach USD 2,187.7 million by 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 9.0% from 2014 to 2020. 

Ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol-based disinfectants accounted for the largest share of the alcohol-based disinfectants market in terms of both volume and revenue. Together, these constituted more than two-thirds share of total volume in 2013. N-propyl alcohol-based disinfectants used for disinfecting applications was the third-largest product segment of alcohol-based disinfectants, followed by methyl alcohol, which is used sparingly for disinfecting applications. The alcohol-based disinfectants industry exhibits a high degree of forward integration, as most producers of alcohol-based disinfectants are also engaged in downstream activities. This forward integration provides participants with a distinctive competitive advantage in terms of customer retention and market dominance.

High demand for alcohol-based disinfectants is primarily ascribed to growing awareness about hand hygiene across the globe. Increased number of hospital-acquired infection cases has compelled authorities to implement appropriate hygiene measures. In order to reduce costs associated with diagnosing hospital-acquired infections, various health institutions have put forth regulations pertaining to hand hygiene, especially in hospitals. Thus, demand for alcohol-based disinfectants is expected to increase significantly in the next few years due to a rise in the number of stringent regulations regarding the usage of disinfectants for hand sanitization. Furthermore, there is increasing awareness about the need to maintain hand hygiene in developed regions such as North America and Europe. Hands are the medium that transfers germs from one individual to another. Therefore, maintaining hand hygiene becomes imperative in order to restrict the growth and transmission of germs and viruses.

Alcohol-based disinfectants used in hand sanitizers were the major application of alcohol-based disinfectants, accounting for about 60% of the alcohol-based disinfectants market in 2013. Demand for alcohol-based disinfectants used for hand sanitizing is increasing due to growing awareness about overall personal hygiene and rising importance of maintaining hand hygiene in healthcare facilities. Demand for hand hygiene products has increased in the recent past due to the outbreak of superbugs such as swine flu and H1N1 viruses. These outbreaks are periodic in nature; however, they leave a lasting impression on the minds of people. Hands are the primary medium for spread of diseases. 

Therefore, hand hygiene plays a vital role in avoiding these diseases. Growth of the alcohol-based disinfectants market is likely to be restricted by usage of substitutes for disinfecting applications. Alcohol-based disinfectants are characterized by rapid evaporation rate and efficient germ killing properties. On the other hand, these disinfectants are flammable and toxic in nature. These properties of alcohol-based disinfectants may hamper its growth in the near future.

North America and Europe were the major markets for alcohol-based disinfectants in 2013. With around 27% share in total consumption, Asia Pacific was the third-largest regional market for alcohol-based disinfectants in 2013. Leading manufacturers of alcohol-based disinfectants focus on capacity expansion in Asia Pacific to increase their production capacities. The recent outbreak of H1N1 in 2011 and other such pandemic outbreaks across the globe have resulted in an increase in demand for disinfecting products. Thus, growing awareness about personal hygiene in developed as well as emerging economies is anticipated to drive demand for alcohol-based disinfectants in the next few years.

In the recent past, industry participants have shifted their focus towards customer retention and providing quality products to customers. Key market participants in the alcohol-based disinfectants market include BODE Chemie GmbH, Reckitt Benckiser, Johnson & Johnson, 3M Company, DuPont and Ecolab Inc.

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Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report description
1.2 Market segmentation
1.3 Research scope
      1.3.1 Assumptions
1.4 Research methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
2.2 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market snapshot, 2013 - 2020

Chapter 3 Alcohol-based Disinfectants - Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value chain analysis
      3.2.1 Value chain analysis of the global alcohol-based disinfectants market
3.3 Market drivers
      3.3.1 Drivers for alcohol-based disinfectants market: Impact analysis
      3.3.2 Increase in number of hospital-acquired infection cases to drive demand for hand sanitizing products
      3.3.3 Growing awareness about hygiene across the globe to propel market demand for alcohol-based disinfectants
3.4 Market restraints
      3.4.1 Restraints for alcohol-based disinfectants market: Impact analysis
      3.4.2 Non-alcoholic disinfectants substituting alcohol-based disinfectants in some markets
3.5 Opportunities
      3.5.1 Untapped Asia Pacific market to be a hotspot for alcohol-based disinfectants in the near future
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces analysis for alcohol-based disinfectants market
      3.6.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
      3.6.2 Bargaining power of buyers
      3.6.3 Threat of new entrants
      3.6.4 Threat from substitutes
      3.6.5 Degree of competition
3.7 Alcohol-based disinfectants: Market attractiveness analysis
      3.7.1 Alcohol-based disinfectants: Market attractiveness analysis
3.8 Alcohol-based disinfectants market: Company market share analysis
      3.8.1 Alcohol-based disinfectants market: Company market share analysis, 2013

Chapter 4 Alcohol-based disinfectants: Product Segment Analysis
4.1 Global Alcohol-based Disinfectants Market: Product Segment Overview
      4.1.1 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market volume share, by product, 2013 and 2020
4.2 Methyl alcohol
      4.2.1 Global methyl alcohol-based disinfectants market, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4.3 Ethyl alcohol
      4.3.1 Global ethyl alcohol-based disinfectants market, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4.4 Isopropyl alcohol
      4.4.1 Global isopropyl alcohol-based disinfectants market, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4.5 N-propyl alcohol
      4.5.1 Global n-propyl alcohol-based disinfectants market, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 5 Alcohol-based Disinfectants: Application Analysis
5.1 Global Alcohol-based Disinfectants Market: Application Overview
      5.1.1 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market volume share, by application, 2013 and 2020
5.2 Hand sanitizer
      5.2.1 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market for hand sanitizer application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
5.3 Clinical surface
      5.3.1 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market for clinical surface application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
5.4 Clinical device
      5.4.1 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market for clinical device application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
5.5 Others (including animal hide etc.)
      5.5.1 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market for others (including animal hide, etc.) applications, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 6 Alcohol-based disinfectants Market– Regional Analysis
6.1 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market: Regional overview
      6.1.1 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue share, by region, 2013 and 2020
6.2 North America
      6.2.1 North America alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by product, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.2.2 North America alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by product, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
      6.2.3 North America alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.2.4 North America alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
6.3 Europe
      6.3.1 Europe alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by product, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.3.2 Europe alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by product, 2013 – 2020 (USD Million)
      6.3.3 Europe alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.3.4 Europe alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
6.4 Asia Pacific
      6.4.1 Asia Pacific alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by product, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.4.2 Asia Pacific alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by product, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
      6.4.3 Asia Pacific alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.4.4 Asia Pacific alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
6.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
      6.5.1 RoW alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by product, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.5.2 RoW alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by product, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
      6.5.3 RoW alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      6.5.4 RoW alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 3M Company
      7.1.1 Company overview
      7.1.2 Product portfolio of alcohol-based disinfectants
      7.1.3 Financial overview
      7.1.4 Business strategy
      7.1.5 SWOT analysis
7.2 BODE Chemie GmbH & Co.
      7.2.1 Company overview
      7.2.2 Product portfolio
      7.2.3 Financial overview
      7.2.4 Business strategy
      7.2.5 SWOT analysis
      7.2.6 Recent developments
7.3 DuPont Chemical & Energy Operations, Inc.
      7.3.1 Company overview
      7.3.2 Product portfolio
      7.3.3 Financial overview
      7.3.4 Business strategy
      7.3.5 SWOT analysis
7.4 Ecolab Inc.
      7.4.1 Company overview
      7.4.2 Product portfolio
      7.4.3 Financial overview
      7.4.4 Business strategy
      7.4.5 SWOT analysis
      7.4.6 Recent developments
7.5 Johnson & Johnson Limited
      7.5.1 Company overview
      7.5.2 Product portfolio
      7.5.3 Financial overview
      7.5.4 Business strategy
      7.5.5 SWOT analysis
7.6 Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc.
      7.6.1 Company overview
      7.6.2 Product portfolio
      7.6.3 Financial overview
      7.6.4 Business strategy
      7.6.5 SWOT analysis
7.7 Procter & Gamble Co.
      7.7.1 Company overview
      7.7.2 Product portfolio
      7.7.3 Financial overview
      7.7.4 Business strategy
      7.7.5 SWOT analysis
7.8 Kutol Products Company, Inc.
      7.8.1 Company overview
      7.8.2 Product portfolio
      7.8.3 Financial overview
      7.8.4 Business strategy
      7.8.5 SWOT analysis
7.9 Stepan Company
      7.9.1 Company overview
      7.9.2 Product portfolio
      7.9.3 Financial Overview
      7.9.4 Business strategy
      7.9.5 SWOT analysis
7.10 Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.
      7.10.1 Company overview
      7.10.2 Product portfolio
      7.10.3 Financial overview
      7.10.4 Business strategy
      7.10.5 SWOT analysis
7.11 Vi-Jon Laboratories, Inc.
      7.11.1 Company overview
      7.11.2 Product portfolio
      7.11.3 Financial Overview
      7.11.4 Business strategy
      7.11.5 SWOT analysis

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market segmentation
FIG. 2 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 3 Value chain analysis of the global alcohol-based disinfectants market
FIG. 4 Porter’s Five Forces analysis for alcohol-based disinfectants market
FIG. 5 Alcohol-based disinfectants: Market attractiveness analysis
FIG. 6 Alcohol-based disinfectants market: Company market share analysis, 2013
FIG. 7 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market volume share, by product, 2013 and 2020
FIG. 8 Global methyl alcohol-based disinfectants market, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 9 Global ethyl alcohol-based disinfectants market, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 10 Global isopropyl alcohol-based disinfectants market, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 11 Global n-propyl alcohol-based disinfectants market, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 12 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market volume share, by application, 2013 and 2020
FIG. 13 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market for hand sanitizer application, 2013–2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 14 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market for clinical surface application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 15 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market for clinical device application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 16 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market for others (Including animal hide, etc.) applications, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 17 Global alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue share, by region, 2013 and 2020

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Drivers for alcohol-based disinfectants market: Impact analysis
TABLE 2 Restraints for alcohol-based disinfectants market: Impact analysis
TABLE 3 North America alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by product, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 4 North America alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by product, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 5 North America alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 6 North America alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 7 Europe alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by product, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 8 Europe alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by product, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 9 Europe alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 10 Europe alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 11 Asia Pacific alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by product, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 12 Asia Pacific alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by product, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 13 Asia Pacific alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 14 Asia Pacific alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 15 RoW alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by product, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 16 RoW alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by product, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 17 RoW alcohol-based disinfectants market volume, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
TABLE 18 RoW alcohol-based disinfectants market revenue, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)


Demand for alcohol-based disinfectants is primarily ascribed to increasing awareness about hand hygiene globally and rising demand for disinfectants for hand sanitizing. North America dominates the global market for alcohol-based disinfectants. This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes, estimates and forecasts the alcohol-based disinfectants market on a global and regional level for a six year period from 2014 to 2020, both in terms of volume and revenue. The study also provides information on restraints, drivers and opportunities along with their impact on the overall market during the forecast period. The report segments the market based on application and region, and offers estimates and forecast for each segment. 

The study analyzes the product value chain beginning with feed stock material up to end-use. Additionally, it evaluates the market based on Porter’s five forces model that analyzes the degree of competition in the market by considering factors such as bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, and threat from substitute products and new entrants. The report includes a detailed competitive landscape of the alcohol-based disinfectants market that comprises company market share analysis and profiles of key market participants.

Inflation is not a part of pricing in the report. Prices of alcohol-based disinfectants vary across each region. Considering that different end-users use different types of products, pricing for each application varies according to regions while estimating and forecasting market revenue on the global basis. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down the market by end-application in each region. The market size of the global alcohol-based disinfectants market has been presented in terms of both volume and revenue. Market volume is provided in kilo tons, while market revenue is in USD million. Both domestic and institutional sales of alcohol-based disinfectants have been considered. Domestic uses of alcohol-based disinfectants include alcohol-based disinfectants used for hand sanitizing and other applications. Institutional usage of alcohol-based disinfectants includes healthcare and animal care applications. Market numbers are provided based on product types and applications in the context of the global as well as regional market. Market size and forecast for each major application is also provided in the context of the global as well as regional market. Numbers provided in the report are derived based on demand for alcohol-based disinfectants from various end-user industries across different regions. Primary research represented the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. All the prices have been considered as FOB prices. All market revenues have been calculated based on sales and consumption trends. All USD exchange rates are as of 2013. 

The report provides a decisive view on the alcohol-based disinfectants market by segmenting it based on product types and applications. Product segments analyzed in this report include methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and n-propyl alcohol. Based on applications, alcohol-based disinfectants are segmented into hand sanitizers, clinical surfaces, clinical devices and others (including animal hide, etc.). All application segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market has been estimated from 2014 to 2020.

The alcohol-based disinfectants market is segmented based on geography into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. Demand for each application type of alcohol-based disinfectants has been forecasted for each of these regions in terms of both revenue and consumption for the period from 2014 to 2020.

Leading manufacturers profiled in this report include BODE Chemie GmbH, Reckitt Benckiser, Johnson & Johnson, 3M Company, DuPont and Ecolab Inc. These profiles include features such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, SWOT analysis and recent developments.

Alcohol-based Disinfectants Market - Product Segment Analysis
  • Methyl Alcohol
  • Ethyl Alcohol
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • N-Propyl Alcohol
Alcohol-based Disinfectants Market – Application Analysis
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Clinical Surfaces
  • Clinical Devices
  • Others (including animal hide, etc.)
Alcohol-based Disinfectants Market – Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)


 
 
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