Antiseptics and Disinfectants

Published - Feb 2009| Analyst - Shalini Shahani Dewan| Code - CHM052A
Market Research Report Single User License: $2750 Member Price: FREE

Report Highlights

  • The global market for antiseptics and disinfectants increased from $2.8 billion in 2007 to $3.1 billion in 2008. It should reach $4.9 billion by 2013, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6%.
  • Aldehydes, alcohols and oxidizing agents have the largest share of the market, worth $1.2 billion in 2008 and expected to increase to $1.9 billion in 2013, for a CAGR of 9.2%.
  • Biguanides, amidines and quaternary compounds have the second largest share of the market, generating $873.9 million in 2008. This should reach $1.6 billion in 2013, for a CAGR of 12.2%.



BCC’s goal in conducting this study is to provide an overview of the current and potential aspects of the global market for antiseptics and disinfectants. The report determines the market size and market leaders, provides a market overview, and examines factors affecting the markets for antiseptics and disinfectants, including end-user markets.

The overview of types of antiseptics and disinfectants is also examined along with sales figures over the 5-year period from 2008 to 2013. The report also gives the advantages and disadvantages of the use of some antiseptics and disinfectants in the current situation. Companies manufacturing and selling the antiseptics and disinfectants are profiled, and factors affecting markets for these products and how the markets are likely to change are analyzed. Revenues have been broken down by the type of antiseptics and disinfectants and by different regions.

Our key objective is to present a comprehensive analysis of the current market and the future direction of the antiseptics and disinfectants markets.


Due to increasing consumer awareness of the dangers of microbes, consumers are now vigilant and the use of antiseptics and disinfectants has increased.

This study looks at almost all types of products used as antiseptics and disinfectants. We study the research and development of new products. The changes in market behavior justify focusing on this segment. Finally, this study discusses the usage of these products.


The study contributes to understanding market growth and decline in antiseptics and disinfectants from the point of view of the manufacturer and user. This study will be of interest largely to the chemical, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, as well as clinics and hospitals.


The scope of this study encompasses the markets for antiseptics and disinfectants. BCC analyzes each market and its leaders, different types of antiseptics and disinfectants, the regulatory environment, the regional market for the antiseptics and disinfectants, and market projections and market share. Technological issues include latest trends and new developments.


A comprehensive search of the literature was conducted. The literature included technical newsletters and journals as well as many other sources. The data were collected through interviews and correspondence with various pharmaceutical/ biotechnical experts. Projections were based on estimates such as the current number of end users, potential end users, likely unit prices, rates of consumption, and market trends.


BCC surveyed many companies to obtain data for this study. We gathered the data from the industries; spoke with officials of this industry; and consulted newsletters, company literature, product literature, a host of technical articles, journals, indexes, and abstracts. Exhaustive investigations of databases by key terminology were done. In addition, we compiled data from current financial and trade information and government sources.


Shalini Shahani Dewan holds a Masters Degree in pharmaceutical chemistry. Among the research topics she has covered are studies on compounds of potential pharmaceutical interest from ibuprofen and 2-naphthyl acetic acid. Shahani was awarded a gold medal by the Prime Minister of India for her work and has worked with top companies in India and in the U.S. Some of her other reports with BCC are: Reagents of Chromatography; Spectroscopy, an Enduring Market; Advanced Drug Delivery Systems; Orthopedic Drugs, Implants and Devices; Imaging Reagents; Contract Manufacturing, Research and Packaging; The Dynamic Media, Sera and Reagent market in Biotechnology;Opportunities in Chiral Technology;Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents; and Pharmaceutical Regulatory Industryand many more.

Table of Contents & Pricing

All reports provided in PDF format. For shared licensing options (5+ Users), please call a representative at (+1) 781-489-7301 or contact us at
Note: Reports are discounted or included with certain Memberships. See Membership Options.

Need a custom data table, graph or complete report? Tell us more.

Contact Us
Share This Report