The global alcohol wipes market was valued at USD 474.8 million in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period. Factors driving the growth of the alcohol wipes market include increasing cognizance concerning the usage of wipes and retaining optimal hygiene, increasing demand from the healthcare industries for sanitizing medical equipment and ease of carrying and usage during outdoor activities.
There are a range of different disinfectants with different active ingredients available. The choice of active ingredient affects the spectrum of kill the disinfectant possesses. Other factors affecting selection include safety; contact time (how long the surface needs to be left for, following disinfection); and format (with most practices preferring pre-saturated wipes). One of the most widely used types of disinfectant is alcohol, because of its wide spectrum of microbial kill.
Regionally, North America accounted for the largest market share of the global alcohol wipes market attributable to growing product demand for personal hygiene and household cleaning. Leading players of the global alcohol wipes market include Cardinal Health Inc., Pal International Ltd., CleanFinity Brands, Robinson Healthcare Ltd., GAMA Healthcare Ltd., The Clorox Co., Whitminster International, Clarisan, Diamond Wipes International Inc., 3M Company among others.
Alcohol Wipes Market Scope
|Forecast Unit||Value (USD)|
|Revenue forecast in 2028||USD 689.1 million|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 4.9% during 2021-2028|
|Segment Covered||Fabric, End-use, Regions|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa|
|Key Players Profiled||alcohol wipes market include Cardinal Health Inc., Pal International Ltd., CleanFinity Brands, Robinson Healthcare Ltd., GAMA Healthcare Ltd., The Clorox Co., Whitminster International, Clarisan, Diamond Wipes International Inc., 3M Company among others.|
Key segments of the global alcohol wipes market
Fabric Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Million)
End-use Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Million)
- Personal & Household
Regional Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Million)
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
Reasons for the study
- Increased usage of wipes during driving, trekking, travelling
- The characteristics of wipes including affordability, packaging, performance, fragrance among others are factors
- High inflammation property of alcohol wipes
What does the report include?
- The study on the global alcohol wipes market includes qualitative factors such as drivers, restraints and opportunities
- The study covers qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market segmented on the basis of fabric and end user. Moreover, the study provides similar information for the key geographies.
- Actual market sizes and forecasts have been provided for all the above-mentioned segments
- The study includes the profiles of key players in the market with a significant global and/or regional presence
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Infection control is an integral part of dental practice, particularly in ensuring that surfaces are clean and potentially pathogenic microorganisms, including the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and MRSA infections are eliminated. Surfaces should be wiped down between patients with a high quality disinfectant. Alcohol wipes are usually the preferred format in a busy dental practice as they are convenient to use, disposable and require less storage space than sprays. An ideal disinfectant should have a high inactivating capacity for a wide range of viruses, including HIV and hepatitis, as well as being effective against bacteria, including tuberculosis. It should be safe to use and suitable for frequent application. Research suggests that alcohol wipes are capable of destroying the widest range of microbial contamination. Alcohol wipes are virucidal against ‘enveloped’ viruses, such as HIV and hepatitis B and against the ‘non-enveloped’ viruses, such as poliovirus, rhinoviruses and hepatitis A.
On the basis of end user, the market is segmented into personal & household and commercial. The commercial segment dominated the market in 2020. Aseptic manufacturing can be described as a multiple step process by which many materials, equipments, medicinal products and containers are transferred into an environmentally controlled workspace to produce a sterile product. Items used for product preparation usually start with some surface bioburden and as such need to be disinfected, usually by a combination of spraying with alcohol and wiping prior to and during transfer(s) into the isolator cabinet where the final product is manufactured. In hospital aseptic units, high quality assurance standards have been introduced to maximize patient safety. Examples of typical aseptic products would include intravenous (IV) cytotoxic drugs, trans-parenteral nutrition (TPN) and central intravenous additive (CIVA). Transfer disinfection is usually based on a combination of 70% alcohol sprays and sterile wipes.
North America accounted for the largest share of the global alcohol wipes market in 2020. Moreover, Asia is likely to show lucrative growth during the forecast period.
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has risen to be a significant global public health concern and led to extensive use of hand disinfectants given its contagious nature. Given the dangers imposed by this disease, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has promoted and encouraged hand hygiene through hand washing or use of hand sanitizer. Hand disinfectants are commercially available in various types and forms such as anti-microbial soaps, water-based or alcohol-based hand sanitizers, most often used in hospital settings. Different types of delivery systems are also formulated for instance, rubs, foams, or wipes. The World Health Organisation recommends alcohol-based hand sanitizer in line with the proven advantages of their rapid action and a broad spectrum of microbicidal activity offering protection against bacteria and viruses. To date, most effective hand sanitizer products are alcohol-based formulations containing 62% to 95% of alcohol as it is capable of denaturing the proteins of microbes and inactivating viruses.