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Sterilants Market

Sterilants Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Product Type, by Process and, by End Use Industry : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Roshan Deshmukh
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Sterilants are often used in healthcare as they help to chemically treat medical supplies and surgical instruments. They ensure that infectious microorganisms are not transmitted to patients. The common sterilants used in healthcare include vaporized hydrogen peroxide, ethylene oxide, and peracetic acid. In addition, sterilants are used in the agriculture and the food industries where they help in water sterilization and increase the shelf life of food, respectively. In healthcare, sterilants not only kill all microorganisms but also help kill bacterial spores from the surface of inanimate objects. This way, sterilants help reduce the chances of different infections.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

  • COVID-19 is an infectious disease that originated in the Hubei province of Wuhan city in China in December 2019. The highly contagious disease, caused by a virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is transmitted from human to human. Since the outbreak, the disease has spread to almost 213 countries around the globe with the World Health Organization declaring it a public health emergency on March 11th, 2020.
  • Pharmaceutical and biotech companies together with governments around the globe are working to address the COVID-19 outbreak, from supporting the development of vaccines to planning for medicine supply chain challenges. Currently, around 115 vaccine candidates and 155 molecules are in the R&D pipeline. Moreover, commonly used drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine, have witnessed a dramatic surge in demand for the management of COVID-19. Such high demand for these drugs has presented huge opportunities for manufacturers of COVID-19 management drugs, as many developed countries are facing shortage of these drugs. Thus, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are expected to witness significant growth in the future, owing to the demand for vaccines and treatment drugs for COVID-19.
  • However, the supply chain of raw materials required to manufacture sterilants has been disrupted in many countries. In addition, the market growth of sterilants is declining as the manufacturers of these drugs have slowed down their production due to the pandemic. This, in turn, is expected to have a significant impact on the sterilants market.

Top Impacting Factors

  • The key factors that drive the growth of the sterilants market include the increase in demand for processed food. Sterilants are used as preservatives in processed foods and help protect them from microorganisms and also increase their shelf life.
  • Furthermore, the increase in use of sterilants in the agriculture industry is also expected to boost the sterilants market growth. In agriculture, sterilants are used for water treatment.
  • Environment-friendly sterilants, such as peracetic acid, are being preferred as sterilizing agents for medical equipment. These sterilants do not leave toxic residues and are expected to boost the growth of the sterilants market during the forecast period.
  • However, when sterilants come in contact with the human body, they can cause various adverse health effects such as respiratory irritation, irritation in the eyes, and even dermatitis. In addition, high concentrations of a few sterilants can be corrosive and deteriorate the inanimate surface. These factors can impede the sterilants market growth.

Key Market Trends

The Asia-Pacific region holds the largest sterilants market share, owing to increase in geriatric patients that visit hospitals where sterilants are used often. Sterilants in hospitals are used to sterilize medical equipment.

The demand for sterilants in North America is also increasing due to rise in consumption of processed food in this region. In 2015, Canadians were attaining their 54.8% of daily calorie requirements by consuming processed foods. Government regulations for the adoption of green products have also stimulated the sterilants market growth. For instance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized peracetic acid (a sterilant) as a safe chemical for food protection.

Moreover, a well-established pharmaceutical industry in North America also adds to the consumption of sterilants.

The sterilants market in Europe is driven by the presence of leading food & beverages and pharmaceutical industries. The Europe sterilants market is also anticipated to hold a significant market share during the forecast period.

In the Middle East & Africa, the sterilants market has registered a positive growth, which is attributed to the use of sterilants in water treatment plants. This region often doesn’t have access to clean water and the use of sterilants helps to solve that problem.

Key Benefits of the Report

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the sterilants market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with a detailed analysis of the sterilants market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the sterilants growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
  • The report provides a detailed analysis depending on the competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in the coming years.

Questions Answered in the Sterilants Report

  • Which are the leading players active in the sterilants market?
  • How is each segment of the market expected to grow during the forecast period?
  • What are the adoption trends for the sterilants market in emerging economies and established economies across the world?
  • What are the current trends that will influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the market?
  • What future projections would help in taking further strategic steps in the market?
  • What are the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry?
  • What is a sterilant?
  • What are the current and predicted trends in the market?

Sterilants Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Product Type
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Gas
  • Peracetic Acid
  • Pure Chlorine
  • Others
By Process
  • Steam Sterilization
  • Ethylene Oxide Sterilization
  • Others
By End Use Industry
  • Food & Beverages
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

Contec, Inc., Ecolab Inc., Cantel Medical Corporation, Arkema S.A., Evonik Industries AG, OZU Corporation, 3M Company, Steris Plc., Metrex Research, LLC, Solvay SA

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Sterilants Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032