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Surface Disinfectant Market Analysis Report By Composition, By Form, By End-use, By Application, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2020 To 2027

Report ID: MN17620201  |  Published: March 2021  |  No of Pages: 170
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Chemicals


With reference to the report published, the global surface disinfectant market size was prized by USD 3.4 billion in 2019. It is estimated to witness a 6.0% CAGR from 2020 to 2027.


The enlargement in the market for surface disinfectants can be credited to the growing occurrence of Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs), together with the existence of constructive rules regarding the utilization of surface disinfectants in biotechnology & pharmaceutical labs, hospitals, research & diagnostic laboratories, and others.

Increasing cases of never-ending ailments are moreover expected to assist in enhancing the expansion of the market, during the period of the forecast. Rising consciousness of the consumers, regarding cleanliness and precautionary healthcare, is furthermore impelling the requirement for surface disinfectant. The exceptional stage of distraction through the world, sourced by the Covid-19 pandemic, has created the enlargement in the demand for the product.


Effect of Covid-19

The continuing Covid-19 pandemic and resulting procedures, which have been used to deal with public health and safety interest; have given the rise to the requirement for disinfectant chemicals. The global companies are increasing their manufacture to assist the unexpected growth in demand from municipal departments, healthcare associations, domestic users, and retailers of the food items.

Application Insight

The in-house application retained the major share of revenue in 2019; it was more than 68%. The in-house function consists of industrial, commercial & domestic, and internal surfaces. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has set down specific guiding principles and proposals for the clean-up as well as the procedures of disinfection for internal use. The course of sterilizing internal surfaces does not essentially scrub or destroy every microbe but drops the threat of distribution of disease, sourced by fungus, viruses, and microbes. Increasing demand for a surface disinfectant for usual clean-up and disinfection drive, particularly at the moment of the Covid-19 pandemic, has advanced the expansion of the division.

Large utilization of the product for clean-up of the apparatuses, from medicinal experts and the consumers, is expected to impel the demand for spray and wipes categories of the product.

Form Insight

The division of liquid form surface disinfectant retained the major share of the surface disinfectant market in 2019; it was more than 65%. Liquid surface disinfectants are effective, poisonous antimicrobial chemicals, that can be useful for infected exteriors. These merchandises are effective against numerous categories of microbes ensuing in enteric as well as respiratory infectivity, along with injury. These disinfectants are utilized in regular sanitation actions, for example, everyday sterilization of pipelines, apparatuses, and surfaces through a variety of commercial and industrial places, since they are able to efficiently restrain the increase of disease.

Rising demand for these commodities from the food processing, meat processing, fish, and poultry processing industries is moreover expected to power the development of the section, during the upcoming years. In spite of this, the section of spray form is expected to record the highest CAGR, during the forecast period, owing to their returns, for example, effortlessness of exercise and the abridged possibility of traverse contagion.

End-Use Insight

In 2019, the commercial sector held the biggest share of revenue in the surface disinfectant market; it was more than 59% and is expected to further develop by a stable CAGR throughout the forecast period. This enlargement can be credited to the wide-ranging utilization of the product in a variety of business places, like educational establishments, hotels, and offices. Ecolab and 3M are a few well-known producers of commercial class surface disinfectants, in the international market.


On the other hand, the households sector is anticipated to observe the highest expansion percentage, during the period of the forecast. The greater part of the product is utilized for the clean-up of the hard surface. An important factor contributing to the progress of the segment comprises the increasing demand for less manual, ecological, and extremely efficient products.

Composition Insight

Chemical surface disinfectants held the biggest share of revenue, in 2019. It was more than 92% due to the greater demand from the healthcare and food processing industries. Chemical disinfectants are offered at a low cost, in contrast to bio-sourced products, and hence are used for a number of business functions. On the other hand, increasing alertness regarding the undesirable possessions of chemical sourced products is anticipated to impede the progress of the segment.

Owing to increasing demand for bio-centric products, along with the regulatory force on the chemical sourced products, bio-sourced surface disinfectants are expected to record the highest CAGR, for the duration of the forecast.

Regional Insight

Due to the rising populace, growing stages of the disposable income of the consumers, along with the fast industrial and urban development within the region, Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the speedily developing provincial market, during the period of the forecast. Increasing acceptance of the latest technologies, by the majority of the manufacturing companies, is furthermore inspiring the progress of the regional surface disinfectant market.

Besides, the nations like Korea, China, Japan, and India are considerably contributing to the expansion of the market for surface disinfectants, as a result of consistent policies adopted by the government.

In 2019, North America held the major share of the market and is expected to keep hold of its top place, during the period of the forecast, due to increasing cases of Hospital-Acquired Infections as well as strict rules imposed by the government about the use of disinfectants to control the increase of such disease.

A number of plans were taken on to set up the course of action for the determination of the desired products, for utilize in the healthcare industry, particularly childcare, on the basis of easiness of the utilization, effectiveness in contradiction of related pathogens, toxicity, and the price is likely to power the expansion of the regional surface disinfectant market.


The manufacturing companies are investing a lot in R&D functions to meet up a variety of standards and conditions. Major companies in the market, comprising DuPont, Lanxess AG, and Solvay are concentrating on rewarding addition and create their unrefined materials to preserve the excellence of the finishing item for consumption. Additional producers depend on the distributors, for the supply of basic materials to their sites of manufacturing plants and in-house shipping of the finishing product.

Some of the companies for the surface disinfectant market are:

    • SC Johnson Professional
    • Whiteley Corp.
    • The Clorox Company
    • Procter & Gamble
    • Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KCWW)
    • Evonik Industries AG
    • Lonza
    • Medline Industries, Inc.
    • Reckitt Benckiser Group plc.
    • Ecolab
    • The 3M Company
    • BASF SE

Report Scope

Report Attribute


The market size value in 2020

USD 4.5 billion

Market volume in 2020

4160.5 kilotons

The revenue forecast in 2027

USD 5.4 billion

Volume forecast in 2027

4569.6 kilotons

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.0% from 2020 to 2027 (Revenue-based)

The base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative Units

Volume in kilotons, revenue in USD million, and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue and volume forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Composition, form, application, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Mexico; GCC; South Africa

Key companies profiled

BASF SE; Evonik Industries AG; The 3M Company; Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KCWW); Ecolab; Procter & Gamble; Reckitt Benckiser Group plc.; The Clorox Company; Medline Industries, Inc.; Whiteley Corp.; Lonza; SC Johnson Professional

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this report, Million Insights has segmented the global surface disinfectant market report on the basis of composition, form, application, end-use, and region:

• Composition Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Chemical
        • Alcohols
        • Ammonium Compounds
        • Oxidizing Agents
        • Phenolics
        • Aldehydes
        • Others
    • Bio-based

• Form Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Liquids
    • Wipes
    • Sprays

• Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • In House Surfaces
    • Instruments
    • Others

• End-use Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Hospitals
    • Laboratories
    • Households
    • Industrial
    • Commercial

• Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • North America
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
    • The Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
    • Central & South America
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
    • Middle East & Africa
        • GCC
        • South Africa

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