Infection Control (Disinfection & Sterilization) Market 2015 - Global Forecasts to 2020 for the $16.7 Billion Industry

Jul 08, 2015, 05:51 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, July 01, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Infection Control Market by Disinfection - Global Forecast to 2020" report to their offering.

The global infection control market is estimated to reach $16.7 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period (2015 to 2020)

The rise in chronic diseases, increase in the number of surgeries performed, increase in the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections, and aging population are the major drivers for the growth of infection control market. Similarly, with a rise in the awareness of food quality and an increase in the exports of exotic fruits and vegetables across countries, the need for food sterilization and disinfection has risen. Hospitals and medical devices play a vital role in the infection control market. However, stringent regulations and saturation in developed economies are restraining the growth of the market.

The disinfection market is divided into five categories disinfectors, endoscope reprocessors, disinfectants, medical non-wovens, and disinfectant wipes. The disinfectors market is broadly classified as washer disinfectors, flusher disinfectors, and UV rays disinfectors. UV rays disinfector is the fastest growing segment growing at a CAGR 8.5% during the forecast period. Replacement of chlorine-based disinfection with advanced disinfection techniques (UV and ozone being two major technologies) is the key trend boosting the adoption of UV technology.

The medical non-wovens segment accounted for the largest share of nearly 45% of the global disinfection market in 2014; whereas, endoscope reprocessors is the fastest growing market among disinfectors/reprocessing equipment market. This segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9%-10% during the forecast period. A high growth in this market is supported by continuous advancements in instrument development, particularly in the field of minimally invasive surgery and increased significance of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures.

Based on products, the infection control is divided majorly into two categories methods and services. The sterilization market is divided into heat sterilization, low temperature sterilization, filtration sterilization, and ionization radiation sterilization. Among different methods of sterilization, heat sterilization is the most widely used techniques, which accounted for nearly 50% share of the sterilization market in 2014. However, during the forecast period of 2015 to 2020, a majority of the growth in the sterilization market is likely to be driven by the high growth expected in the low-temperature sterilization market (consisting of ethylene oxide sterilization (ETO), vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP), hydrogen peroxide gas plasma, ozone gas-based medical sterilization, and formaldehyde sterilization). This market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6%-7% during the forecast period. Non-toxic nature, lower turnaround time, greater material compatibility are some of the key factors driving greater adoption of low-temperature sterilization methods among different end users for variety of applications.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Industry Insights

7 Global Infection Control Market

8 Global Infection Control Market, By End User

9 Global Infection Control Market, By Geography

10 Competitive Landscape

11 Company Profiles

- Belimed AG
- Cantel Medical Corp.
- Geting Group
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation
- Mmm Group
- Sterigenics Internation, Inc.
- Steris Corporation
- Synergy Health Plc

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