Global Alcohol-based Disinfectants Market: Snapshot

The global alcohol-based disinfectants market is foreseen to rake in a high demand in the near future while riding on the ability of the disinfectants to efficiently eliminate germs and evaporate soon after. Besides hand sanitizing, alcohol-based disinfectants could be engaged for other applications such as food sanitization. Since a substantial count of manufacturers perform downstream activities, there could be a high degree of forward integration taking shape in the market. Forward integration is expected to advantage players with market dominance and customer retention.

By the end of 2020, the global alcohol-based disinfectants market could draw a revenue of US$2.1 bn.

Hand Sanitizers Outshine Most Applications with Need to Avoid Epidemic Diseases

Alcohol-based disinfectants could play a significant role in the healthcare sector, owing to their wide range of applications. Clinical device disinfecting, clinical surface disinfecting, and hand sanitizing are anticipated to be some of the crucial applications of alcohol-based disinfectants on the commercial front. In the recent past, hand sanitizers secured a larger share in the world alcohol-based disinfectants market. The inflating significance of keeping up with hand hygiene in healthcare facilities could augment the demand for hand sanitizers. The rising awareness about maintaining overall personal hygiene is also predicted to increase the need for hand sanitizers.

The epidemic occurrence of H1N1 and swine flu viruses and other superbugs could be another reason for the rise in the growth of the alcohol-based disinfectants market for hand sanitizers. The spread of diseases could usually be supported on the back of primary mediums such as hands. Moreover, the periodic nature of major disease outbreaks could leave an enduring impact on the minds of people. As a result, hand hygiene is expected to play a critical part in sidestepping major diseases. Such types of alcohol-based disinfectants could boast of efficient germ killing properties.

In terms of product, isopropyl and ethyl alcohol exhibited a massive share in the world alcohol-based disinfectants market in the latest past. N-propyl was ranked immediately after the two more successful alcohol-based disinfectants. Treading on the heels of n-propyl, methyl alcohol could not be used as much as other alcohol-based disinfectants.

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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