Consumables for the cleanroom are significantly important, which are used for the maintenance of healthy and controlled environment. They also enhance the safety and efficiency in the workflow of healthcare professionals and workers. Moreover, operators and staff can avoid the contamination of products using consumables to cover their hair, hands, and shoes. Cleanroom consumables such as cleanroom apparels and gloves are majorly used in manufacturing companies of pharmaceutical, medical devices, food and nutrition, and others. Furthermore, cleanroom consumables are used in hospitals, diagnostic centers, and clinics to ensure patients’ safety.
The global cleanroom consumables market is estimated to be valued at US$ 9,754.9 Mn in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period (2021-2028).
Figure 1. Global Cleanroom Consumables Market Share (%), By End User, 2021
Increasing hospital admissions and the rising number of surgical procedures is expected to drive the global cleanroom consumables market growth during the forecast period.
According to the American Hospital Association Annual Survey, the total admissions in all the U.S. hospitals reached 36,241,815 and the total expenditure for all the U.S. hospitals was US$ 1,161 Bn in 2019.
|Base Year:||2020||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 9,754.9 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2021 to 2028|
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:||5.8%||2028 Value Projection:||US$ $ 14,474.8 Mn|
Berkshire Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Contec, Inc., DuPont, Ansell Ltd., Illinois Tool Works Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Valutek Inc., Steris, Avantor, Inc., and KM Purely.
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Figure 2. Global Cleanroom Consumables Market Share (%), By Region, 2021
Increasing demand for cleanroom consumables due to the high risk of hospital acquired infections (HAI) is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period.
The high risk of HAIs is expected to increase the demand and drive the cleanroom consumables market growth. HAIs, also called nosocomial infections, are absent at the time of admission into the hospital but are acquired within 48 hours of hospitalization. Some of these infections include catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), surgical site infections (SSI), and Hospital-acquired Pneumonia (HAP). According to an article published by the Indian Journal of Medical Research in October 2017, the overall prevalence of hospital acquired infections at a tertiary care hospital in Pune, India, between March and August 2014, was found to be 3.76% wherein the risk of HAI associated with surgical intensive care unit (ICU) was 25%, medical ICU was 20%, burns ward was 20%, and pediatric ward was 12.17%
Global Cleanroom Consumables Market – Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The COVID-triggered shutdown has disrupted the supply, distribution, and manufacture of medical supplies globally. Moreover, due to social distancing, the footfall in clinics and health institutions has fallen by more than 70% during this pandemic, leading to decrease in the number of surgical procedures, clinical trials, research and development activities, etc., which has negatively impacted the market growth.
However, the demand for cleanroom consumables is expected to remain high in the near future. Due to the COVID-19 impact, cleanroom consumables are experiencing increasing demand across the world. Products such as surgical masks, goggles, gloves, and gowns are unprecedentedly in high demand.
Furthermore, market players have collaboratively launched various initiatives and programs to support the demand for cleanroom apparels and PPE kits for healthcare and frontline workers working against the pandemic. For instance, in April 2020, DuPont, an American company engaged in manufacturing of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, launched The TyvekTogether Program for increasing the protective garment supply. Under this initiative, the company aimed to deliver six million additional non-surgical isolation gowns per month, around the world.
Lockdowns were imposed in many countries, which had a negative impact on the economy of the global private healthcare sector. It also resulted in the closure of industrial establishments, except the manufacturing of essential commodities, and disruption in the supply chain.
In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rise in the price of personal protective equipment (PPE) by 100-200%, especially those needed to protect frontline health workers.
Global Cleanroom Consumables Market Restraint
Adverse effects associated with the use of cleanroom consumables may act as a restraint for the market growth. Potential allergic reactions from latex gloves create the need to use synthetic gloves such as nitrile, vinyl, and polyethylene gloves. For instance, in December 2014, the U.S. FDA recommended to label the medical products mentioning if it is made from natural rubber latex. If patient is allergic to natural rubber latex, healthcare professional or caregiver should choose gloves made from other synthetic materials.
Major players operating in the global cleanroom consumables market include Berkshire Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Contec, Inc., DuPont, Ansell Ltd., Illinois Tool Works Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Valutek Inc., Steris, Avantor, Inc., and KM Purely.
Consumables for the cleanroom are used to protect the product and process from contamination that can take place due to human beings and their garments. Also, it is important so that health care professionals are protected from bacteria, viruses, and infectious fluids. The consumables that healthcare professionals wear provide a barrier between them and infectious organisms. Moreover, it protects them from hazardous substances. Therefore, it is important to use consumables to protect people and maintain product quality. Cleanroom consumables are widely used in the manufacturing companies of pharmaceutical, medical devices, food and nutrition, and others. Moreover, they are used in diagnostic centers, hospitals, and clinics to ensure patients’ safety. Cleanroom consumables include various cleanroom apparels, cleaning products, cleanroom stationery, wipers, gloves, and adhesive mats.
The increasing adoption of different strategies and innovative R&D techniques by key players to expand their business and secure their position in the global cleanroom consumables market is anticipated to drive the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in April 2020, Contec, Inc., a leading manufacturer of cleanroom supplies including wipes, mops, and disinfectants for critical cleaning in controlled environments, launched the cleanroom industry’s first 'green' sustainable polyester wipe made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. Furthermore, in July 2020, the company launched Green Cleanroom Wipes and CyQuanol Sterile options. CyQuanol is an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)-registered ready-to-use, intermediate disinfectant.
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