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Sterilants Market to achieve CAGR of 5.4% from 2023 and 2032, owing to the rising prevalence of hospital-acquired infections | insightSLICE

The global Sterilants market size was estimated to be US$ 2.3 billion in 2021 and is expected grow at a CAGR of 5.4% between 2023 to 2032.

Sterilants are used in the sterilization procedure to remove germs from inanimate objects, including fungi, bacteria, spores, viruses, and other biological agents.

Sterilants, also known as sterilizing agents, are used in the medical industry to inactivate or eliminate certain types of germs found in surgical instruments and medical equipment.

A greater focus on cleanliness and hygiene, especially in light of the recent coronavirus pandemic, has increased the need for sterilants.

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A few variables that can increase a person’s susceptibility to HAIs include the use of catheters, subpar cleanliness standards in healthcare institutions, and excessive antibiotic use.

Additionally, an increase in the number of surgical procedures carried out in clinics is one of the primary factors driving market expansion. To keep the clinic’s atmosphere healthy, proper sanitation and hygiene must be practiced.

Additionally, COVID-19’s spread mandates the implementation of prophylactic measures to stop the disease’s spread. It is anticipated that these considerations will have an impact on how sterilizing equipment is used in clinics.

The key players of the Global Sterilants Market are:

Solvay, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Evonik Industries AG, Deroyal, Peroxychem, Ecolab, JBT Corporation, Diversey, Airedale Chemical, Hydrite Chemical, and ACURO ORGANICS LIMITED, Acmas Technologies, Andersen Sterilizers,s Belimed, Hubei CFULL Medical Technology, MATACHANA GROUP, 3M, Cardinal Health,Getinge,Steelco, and STERIS are some of the leading companies in the global sterile market.

Driving factors for the growth of Global Sterilants Market

The market for sterilants is believed to grow in the coming years due to the rising incidence of illnesses linked to healthcare brought on by the contamination of surgical instruments or equipment and the changing preference for an aseptic environment.

It is also projected that rising demand for cold sterilants would fuel market growth to protect devices that are sensitive to heat. During the anticipated period, it is observed that government initiatives to support hygiene solutions will fuel the growth of the sterilants market.

Manufacturers have increased their focus on R&D initiatives to hasten the development of cutting-edge formulations that can impact market growth.

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The leading market segments of Global Sterilants Market

As they aid in minimizing the transmission of infections and diseases, sterilization is necessary for sterilizing and cleaning various equipment used in hospitals. The majority of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and other autoimmune disorders, are anticipated to rise, raising the demand for sterilizing equipment.

Some fundamental causes of the rising preponderance of chronic diseases consist of antimicrobial resistance, an expansion in unhealthy and sedentary lifestyles, smoking, and alcohol use.

Sterilization is utilized more frequently in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries as hospital-acquired infections become more common. These are the two main factors boosting the growth of the sterilization equipment market.

Processed food varieties employ sterilization as an addition to help protect them from bacteria and lengthen their shelf life. In agriculture, sterilization is used to sterilize water. A common choice of environmentally friendly sterilant for cleaning medical equipment is peracetic corrosive.

Regional performance of Sterilants Market

The Asia-Pacific region has a sizable portion of the worldwide sterilant market due to its vast aging population and susceptibility to numerous diseases. As a result, there are more clinical visits. Our patients and those undergoing surgery will eventually need more sterile medical treatment due to the growing patient population.

In countries such as Canada and the United States in North America, the consumption of processed food is exceptionally high.

The strict regulations against the use of processed and high-calorie foods and growing consumer awareness of the advantages of a green diet are expected to increase the demand for sterilant in the region. Additionally, the European industry is likely to develop due to the increasing demand during the anticipated time.

The Middle East and Africa sterilant market is predicted to expand significantly during the projected period due to the use of sterilants in the food and beverage industry and water treatment facilities. Sterilization use in healthcare and agricultural settings is anticipated to grow slowly in South America over the forecasted period.

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Global Sterilants Market Key Segments:

By Product

  • Ethylene Oxide (EtO)
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Plasma (HPGP)
  • Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Immersion and Vapor Phase
  • Peracetic Acid
  • Others

By Form

  • Liquid
  • Spray

By End-user

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Reference Laboratories
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Long-Term Care Centers
  • Critical Care Centers
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies
  • Academics and Research Institutes
  • Homecare Settings

By Geography

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • France
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • India
    • China
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America

Growth limiting factors of Sterilants Market

Regulatory complexity is the main barrier to market expansion. Only use high-level sterilants or disinfectants within the acceptable concentration range. Sterilants are toxic compounds, making it difficult to get rid of them because they are also harmful to the environment.

The health and environmental dangers associated with chemical sterilants have led many market participants to embrace alternatives, which is expected to limit the growth of the global sterilants market in the future.

Additionally, corrosion could result from solid sterilant concentrations coming into contact with the skin.

Based on a report published by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, exposure to some sterilants, whether short-term or long-term, may cause cancer, neurotoxicity, sensitization, respiratory irritation, headaches, and other health problems.

Hence, the market is expected to grow tremendously as the demand for sterilization increases with each passing day.

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Last Updated: 29-Nov-2022