The global market for Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Products is projected to exceed US$60 billion by 2022, driven by burgeoning demand for green cleaning products, and the rising need to address new and aggressive microbe strains and antibiotic-resistant species of bacteria.
Cleaning and hygiene play a crucial role in protecting human health from harmful agents, allergens and pathogens that cause infectious diseases. I&I (Industrial and Institutional) cleaning solutions are products intended for regular cleaning of locations such as warehouses, institutions, offices, and other industrial facilities to keep places pleasant and safe for people. Over the last decade, the industry underwent a major transformation in terms of type of cleaning products and equipment used, mode of application and chemical compositions. Today's I&I cleaning products industry offers more application specific chemicals and is focused on environment and social safety. Even packaging and dispensing equipment used along with cleaning agents have changed both in their functional properties and appearance. The increasing incidents of allergies globally have significantly increased the need for effective cleaning and hygiene solutions to protect people from allergens and agents known to trigger allergic reactions. Degree of cleanliness required, prevailing government legislations and sensitivity towards price play vital roles in determining the type of cleaners used by end-use sectors. The I&I cleaning products market globally continues to maintain its growth momentum owing to the necessity of these products in ensuring a germ-free, hygienic and healthy environment at workplaces across the world.
Multi-functional and high performance products that are effective, quick and live up to claims stated on the packaging along with products that focus on safety and convenience are expected to drive future growth in the market. Rising prominence of sustainable products that are environment friendly and manufactured from plant-derived chemicals is also poised to benefit market growth in the near term. Growing number of bio-based ingredients are used, while innovative products that need less/no water and those that are packaged in recyclable packaging material are becoming common. Healthcare facilities represent the fastest growing application area driven by the perennial need to maintain high levels of cleanliness and sanitation for preventing spread of diseases and infections. Innovative solutions that are poised to benefit market expansion in the coming years include e-solutions, robots, FM apps, microbial cleaning, robotic cleaning, odor-preventing microbial cleaners, and sophisticated cleaning software.
Sanitation & Janitorial Cleaners represents the largest market segment supported by surging demand for disinfectants and sanitizers.
Europe and the United States represent leading markets worldwide. Stringent regulations, strong demand from the healthcare industry against the backdrop of growing emphasis on infection prevention and increased hospitalization of the elderly represent key factors driving growth. The emerging and underpenetrated markets in Asia-Pacific and Latin America represent important growth markets. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market worldwide with a CAGR of 6.9% over the analysis period. China and India represent the two major Asian countries with the highest potential driven by burgeoning manufacturing sectors and rapid development of institutional and commercial infrastructure.
Key players in the market include 3M Company, ALMADION International LLC, Arrow Solutions, Arrow-Magnolia International Inc., Avmor, Bebbington Industries, Betco, Bio Productions, Buckeye International Inc., Charlotte Products Ltd., Church & Dwight Co. Inc., Diversey, DR.SCHNELL Chemie GmbH, DuBois Chemicals, Ecolab G.K., Ecolab Inc., Essity AB, GOJO Industries Inc., Guardian Chemicals Inc., Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, iMEC Hygiene Sdn Bhd, Kao Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Kyzen, Lion Corporation, National Chemical Laboratories Inc., Neutron Industries, Orbio Technologies, Ostrem Chemical Co. Ltd., PortionPac Chemical Corp., Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser Inc., Spartan Chemical Co. Inc., State Industrial Products Corporation, The ArmaKleen Company, The Clorox Company, W.M. Barr & Company Inc., and Zep Inc. among others.