Antiseptics and Disinfectants are broadly classified under the class of Anti-infective agents or germicides. Antiseptics are chemical compounds or antimicrobial agent that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganism when applied to a living tissue such as skin. While, disinfectants are the chemical compounds that prevents infection by killing of microorganisms, growing on inert objects such as knife, forceps etc. Antiseptics and Disinfectants form an essential part of infection control practices and aid in prevention of acquired infections. These chemicals are extensively used in hospitals and other healthcare organizations for variety of hard-surface and topical applications. Increasing concerns of microbial infections risks in healthcare and other food consumer market have led to the increase in usage of antiseptics and disinfectants products.
The global antiseptics and disinfectants market is anticipated to show an accelerated growth in near future. The rise in market value is seen due to outbreak in infectious diseases such as swine flu and avian flu which has triggered the use of antiseptics and disinfectants products. Such incidences have increased the public awareness regarding the potential dangers of such infections. A wide variety of chemical compounds are found in this category and many of them are being used over the century. Hence, the global antiseptics and disinfectants market is categorized on the basis of classification of chemical compounds and by the end users. Classification segment based on chemical compounds comprises of biguanides and amidines, quaternary ammonium compounds, phenol and derivatives. In addition other compounds include iodine products, silver compounds, oxidizing agents, aldehydes, alcohols and others. The end users segment comprises of Domestic antiseptic & Disinfectants and Institutional antiseptic & Disinfectant.
Geographically, North America dominates the antiseptics and disinfectants market followed by the European region. Antiseptics and disinfectants market is highly fragmented and comprises of small and large players. Major players occupying the market space include ABC Compounding Company, Actavis, Aplicare, Inc., Cardinal Health, Dupont, 3M Company, Medical Chemical Corp., Veridien Corporation ant others.
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- Asia Pacific
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