Global Disinfectant Wipes Market - Introduction

Disinfectant wipes clean as well as disinfect surfaces and are extensively utilized in personal care, baby care, food services, households, and health-care. Disinfectant wipes are dampened with water and the paper is treated with softeners, perfumes, lotions, and chemicals to maintain the physical properties of the wipe. Methylisothiazolinon is a common preservative that is used to prevent bacterial and fungal growth in the disinfectant wipes package.

The disinfectant wipes market is likely to expand significantly in both developed as well as developing countries, as these wipes offer consumers hygienic, all-in-one and timesaving solution to clean up any mess. Baby wipes are the most sought-after type of disinfectant wipes. Baby wipes is a mild product that is made of regenerated cotton. Personal care is another major segment of the disinfectant wipes market. Consumer preference for disinfectant wipes is anticipated to increase in the near future, as they are convenient and easy to carry.

Global Disinfectant Wipes Market – Competitive Landscape

Reckitt Benckiser

Reckitt Benckiser is a leading player in the field of consumer home, health, and hygiene. The company manufactures and distributes a wide range of household, health, toiletry, and food products worldwide. Its products include disinfectant wipes, dishwashing detergent, disinfectant spray, fabric treatments, and cleaners, personal care, food, and over-the-counter drugs. The company sells disinfectant wipes under the brand Lysol.

The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company is a prominent global company that specializes in the manufacture and marketing of consumer and professional products. It has approximately 8,700 employees located across the globe. The Clorox Company operates through four segments: lifestyle, household, cleaning, and international. It offers professional cleaning, disinfecting, and food service products under the Clorox brand.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a notable manufacturer of consumer tissue, personal care, and professional products. It operates globally through three segments: consumer tissue, personal care, and K-C professional. Under the consumer tissue segment, the company provides napkins, paper towels, facial and bathroom tissues, and related products, which are marketed under the following brands: Scottex, Kleenex, Andrex, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, and Neve. It also offers baby wipes, training and youth pants, disposable diapers, swim pants, feminine and incontinence care products under the personal care segment. The company’s K-C Professional segment manufactures wipes, apparel, towels, tissues, soaps, and sanitizers that are sold under the Kleenex brand.


Claire manufacturing has a vast experience of over 100 years in the sanitary supply industry. The company manufacturers wipes, air fresheners, aerosols, including cleaners, insecticides, disinfectants, and polishes. The company is currently, based in Illinois, U.S.


Parker Laboratories, Inc. is a leading player that provides medical products globally. It also manufactures, develops, and sells lines of institutional cleaners and disinfectants, as well as ultrasound and electromedical contact media. The company sells disinfectant wipes under the brand Protex Ultra.

Other prominent players operating in the disinfectant wipes market include Stryker, CleanWell, LLC, Dreumex USA Inc., Seventh Generation, Inc., Windex, and Method Products Pbc.

Global Disinfectant Wipes Market – Dynamics

Increasing use of disinfectant wipes for household application to boost market

Rise in demand for disinfectant wipes in household applications is a major factor that is expected to drive the disinfectant wipes market. Disinfectant wipes reduce the need for water and save time. The disinfectant wipes market is also driven by additional features of these wipes, such as convenience, performance, hygiene, and cost. Moreover, modernization in healthcare practices worldwide boost the market, as wipes provide better protection than paper products or traditional cloth.

Side-effects of using disinfectant wipes to hamper market during forecast period

Disinfectant wipes contain toxic chemicals that can cause immediate acute side-effects such as eye and skin irritation. Disinfecting chemicals usually contain a class of substances called ‘quats’ or quaternary ammonium compounds. These chemicals are skin irritants, can cause irritation to the lungs, and they have been linked to asthma. Side-effects associated with the use of disinfectant wipes is a major restraint of the market.

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Global Disinfectant Wipes Market – Segmentation

The global disinfectant wipes market can be segmented based on:

  • Type
  • Material
  • End-use
  • Region

Disinfectant Wipes Market Segmentation – By Type

Based on type, the global disinfectant wipes market can be bifurcated into:

  • Disposable
  • Non-disposable

Disinfectant Wipes Market Segmentation – By Material

In terms of material, the global disinfectant wipes market can be classified into:

  • Composite
  • Durable Fibers
  • Fabric
  • Virgin Fiber

Disinfectant Wipes Market Segmentation – By End-use

Based on end-use, the global disinfectant wipes market can be divided into:

  • Health-care
  • Food Services
  • Personal care wipes
  • Baby wipes

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