Instrument Cleaners and Detergents Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Instrument Cleaners and Detergents Market by Product Type – Cleaners and Detergents for 2021 – 2031

Key Highlights from Report

  • Which Is the Highest Grossing Instrument Cleaners And Detergents Market?  

    North America currently holds dominance, accounting for over 35% of the instrument cleaners and detergents market in 2021. Rising investment in life science research is creating h growth opportunities for the years ahead. The U.S. currently leads the global market, with revenue expected to reach US$ 840.8 Mn by 2031.

  • Which is the Top-selling Product in the Instrument Cleaners and Detergents market?

    Detergents will remain top-selling product in the market, accounting for over 73% of revenue generated by 2031. This is due to rising focus on point-of-care cleaning, which has resulted in the increasing demand for detergents.

  • Which are some of the leading companies offering Instrument Cleaners and Detergents?

    Some of the leading companies in this landscape are STERIS Plc, Getinge Group, Ecolab Inc., 3M Co., Cantel Medical Corporation and others. As per FMI, over 43% of the market share is currently covered by the top 21 players.

  • Who is the Leading End User of Instrument Cleaners and Detergents? 

    Hospitals are expected to dominate the market over the forecast period, generating revenue of US$ 1.1 Bn by 2031 due to rising number of medical procedures and due to repetitive use of instrument and medical equipment in hospitals.

Key Questions Answered by Instrument Cleaners and Detergents Market Study

  • Market estimates and forecast 2015-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Instrument Cleaners and Detergents Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

2016-2020 Instrument Cleaners and Detergents Market Outlook Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast

Driven by increase focus on maintaining cleanliness and hygiene at hospitals, the instrument cleaners and detergents market will rise at 4.1% CAGR between 2021 and 2031 in comparison above 3.5% CAGR registered during 2016-2020.

Healthcare centers have been consistently susceptible to breeding of microorganisms that potentially put healthcare workers and patients at risk. The demand for instrument detergents and cleaners has increased consistently and surprisingly more following the implementation of stringent guidelines to ascertain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene amid COVID-19 emergency.

Key factors driving the interest for instrument detergents and cleaners include rising awareness about the dangers of hospital acquired infections and the demand of reusable medical devices.

Leading biopharma companies are focusing on expanding their product scope across distribution in various countries channels around the world. To improve their industrial research activities, some companies are collaborating directly with academic institutions.

Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) are among key health concerns impacting patient recovery. In addition, the increase in the occurrence of surgical site infections is expected to fuel the demand for effective sanitization.

It has been seen that steady implementation of disease control and prevention measures has brought about a considerable decline in the rate of HAI cases. The U.S. has been at the fore of the adoption of instrument cleaners and detergents.

This can be attributed to increasing healthcare expenditure compared to other countries, adoption of the advanced technology and increase in the elderly population. The practice of ensuring clean and hygienic hospital environment however is not limited to developed nations.

In the coming years, the demand for instrument cleaners and detergents will rise amid expansion of the healthcare infrastructure globally.

What Is The Impact Of Increasing Number Of Surgical Site Infections?

Surgical site Infection (SSI) are commonly reported as surgical complications and hospital-acquired infections. SSI might lead to mortality and morbidity, increase reoperation and even readmissions, prolong hospital stay, and elevate costs.

As per a study, in the United States, SSI is identified as a severe complication with an occurrence of 2% - 5% in patients going through a medical procedure and complicating around 300,000 to 500,000 medical procedures each year and costing health-care system above of $1.6 billion.

SSIs can therefore result in increasing the financial burden on the patient. The increasing cases of SSI has increased interest in instrument cleaners and detergents because they guarantee thorough cleaning of surgical and other instruments.

What Is the Impact Of COVID-19 Crisis On Instrument Cleaners and Detergents Market?

Lockdown imposed across various countries negatively impacted the market. Limited production and transportation-related delays owing to travel restriction created obstacles amid the pandemic. With the consecutive waves of the novel coronavirus tightening its noose, treatment of other ailments were either affected or delayed. This also had a negative impact on the market.

Nonetheless, several hospitals and healthcare centers stockpiled on instrument cleaners & detergents to ensure sufficient supplies during the pandemic. Additionally, increase in in-patients inflow has resulted in the high demand for instrument cleaning products to maintain a safe and hygienic environment across healthcare institutions.

Despite the difficult situation, economies are steadily recovering from the effect. Company activities have begun to grow at a slow and steady pace as supply and distribution networks recover. Against this backdrop, the pandemic is unlikely to have a long-term effect on the Instrument Cleaners and Detergents market.

Country-wise Insights

How big is the Opportunity for Instrument Cleaners and Detergents Market in the U.S.?

North America is predicted to remain one of the most attractive markets during the forecast period, according to Future Market Insights. According to the study, the U.S. is expected to account for over 75% of the North America market through 2031.

The United States' high healthcare spending is one of the main factors supporting the market growth. Overall healthcare spending grew at a rate of about 4.6 percent in 2019 than overall economic growth of 4.0 percent in the United States calculated by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to CMS' Office of the Actuary estimates.

Furthermore, the U.S. remains one of the world's largest markets for pharmaceuticals, making it a lucrative market for instrument cleaners and detergents manufacturers. Aside from this, rising cases of chronic diseases, growing overall population, and high medical care awareness among Americans will drive growth in the market.

Why is Demand for Instrument Cleaners and Detergents Increasing in the U.K.?

Demand in the U.K. market is expected to rise at nearly 4% CAGR over the forecast period. The U.K. healthcare system is backed by a well-developed infrastructure and it is largely supported by the government. It is not surprising that the U.K. has the most elevated level of expenditure in Europe.

As per the report, the U.K. is recognized as a primary market, and it is expected to continue exhibiting high demand for instrument cleaners and detergents through the forecast period. Moreover, rising research activities, presence of several major players, and increasing pipeline drugs are creating attractive opportunities for instrument cleaners and detergents market in the country.

Why is Innovation Key to Succeed in the German Pharmaceutical Market?

Germany is one of the world’s top most manufacturers of pharmaceuticals. By 2031, it is expected to account for over 22% of instrument cleaners and detergents sales within Europe.

Manufacturers in the country have a competitive advantage as they have access to cutting edge research to address the unmet challenges. Additionally, they are constantly investing in order to expand their operations, which is resulting in a more promising pipeline.

Some of the leading companies operating in the Germany market are prioritizing areas with unmet needs and working towards developing innovative products in these areas.

For instance, in 2020, Bayer AG announced its plan to expand its Beijing supply center with construction of new production and supply facility at Beijing Economic-Technological Development with investment of around US$ 59 million.

How are Government Initiatives Boosting Instrument Cleaners and Detergents Sales in India?

In 2021, India will account for over 38% sales in South Asia. Government initiatives undertaken to give quality and affordable healthcare are anticipated to supplement development of India's biopharma just as Instrument Cleaners and Detergents market.

In addition, India is additionally considered as one of the top countries of infections in the region, rising the requirement for Instrument Cleaners and Detergents market around the country.

Rising patient pool because of increase in population, lifestyle changes, and emergence of new diseases are also driving interest for biopharmaceuticals, which is required to give high freedom to suppliers of Instrument Cleaners and Detergents.

Also, Indian producers are expecting to extend their business through consolidation and acquisitions with different organizations.

For instance, In April 2019, Cipla Ltd. acquired 30% Stake in South African's Brandmed for Business Expansion. The Acquisition was carried out to pair the company’s strengths with Brandmed’s innovative, patient-centric approach to healthcare which will enhance Cipla Medpro’s portfolio.

Category-wise Insights

Why the Demand for Detergents in Instrument Cleaners and Detergents Continuously Rising?

Based on instrument cleaners and detergent products, detergents is the leading category, accounting for nearly 73% of the market in 2021. Availability of detergents that can be used for multiple processes such as presoak, manual cleaning, automatic cleaning and disinfection has been creating attractive prospects.

Detergents are expected to remain top choice for many end users, since they significantly reduce storage space and are considered cost-effective solutions to reduce the risk of infections in healthcare institutions.

This will increase the demand for detergents. It is quite evident that there is a rising focus on point-of-care cleaning products which has resulted in the increasing demand for detergents.

Why Is Manual Cleaning Preferred As Process Type?

Instrument cleaners and cleansers are utilized for manual cleaning, disinfection processes, presoaking, and automatic cleaning. Of these, manual cleaning is estimated to dominate and account for over 50% of the market by 2031.

The need of manual cleaning processes to supplement automatic instrument is a vital factor in keeping up sufficient safety standards. Additionally, less capital expenses related with manual detergents and cleaners add to market development.

Which Instrument Utilizes Maximum Instrument Cleaners And Detergents?

The surgical instruments segment is estimated to hold for the largest revenue share of more than 30% in 2021 owing to rising number of surgeries. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 51 million inpatient surgeries were carried out in the U.S., alone, in 2017, followed intently by outpatient medical procedures.

Rise in the quantity of medical procedures, all around the world, is expected to support the interest for instrument cleaners and detergents, during the forecast years, and extensively used for disinfection of surgical instruments to prevent infections.

Why Does Hospital Segment Hold High Share in Global Instrument Cleaners And Detergents Market?

The hospital segment is expected to contribute maximum revenue share of more than 30% in the global Instrument cleaners and detergents market owing to the rising number of medical procedures and due to repetitive use of instrument and medical equipment in hospitals.

Advancement in medical care approaches in different nations like the U.S. and Japan has brought about improved cost-effectiveness for different treatment and diagnostic administrations. This has prompted more individuals receiving strategies for their treatment. This thusly has prompted rise in need for hospitals

Hospital-acquired/associated infections (HAIs) is a critical reason for mortality worldwide. As per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in each 20 infections is HAIs in the U.S. Rise in occurrence of various HAIs is expected to drive the need of Instrument Cleaners and Detergents across the globe.

Competitive Landscape

Companies operating in Instrument Cleaners and Detergents market are aiming at strategic collaborations and strategic partnerships with other manufacturers to expand their product manufacturing and address the demand of an expanding patient pool.

  • For instance, In, December 2020, CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. and Censis Technologies announced a new long-term partnership to combine Cantel's leading infection-prevention endoscope reprocessing workflow portfolio with the surgical asset management and instrument tracking solutions from Censis.
  • In, May, 2020, Fortive Corporation and Pioneer Square Labs announced that they have formed a joint innovation studio to create new companies from scratch in the industrial technology space. The goal of the joint studio is to create innovative new solutions and technologies that solve critical problems and present opportunities for customers in these markets.

Manufacturers are also focusing on the expansion of manufacturing facilities globally to maintain their global presence.

  • For instance, In December 2020, Medline Industries, Inc. laid foundation stone for the expansion project in Slovakia. The new facility enabled the company to increase its footprint in Europe, expand sales into Eastern Europe, and better address its customers’ needs by producing more products and solutions.

Some of the leading companies operating in the market are:

  • Metrex Research, LLC 
  • Ruhof Corporation
  • Case Medical, Inc.
  • Certol International LLC
  • Dr. Weigert
  • Biotrol
  • ORO Clean Chemie AG
  • Medalkan
  • STERIS Plc
  • Getinge Group
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • 3M Co.
  • Cantel Medical Corporation
  • EQT (Schülke & Mayr GmbH)
  • Fortive Corporation (Advanced Sterilization Products)
  • Medline Industries, Inc.

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


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Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, and South Africa

Key Segments Covered

Product type, Instrument type, Process type, End User and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Metrex Research, LLC 
  • Ruhof Corporation
  • Case Medical, Inc.
  • Certol International LLC
  • Dr. Weigert
  • Biotrol
  • ORO Clean Chemie AG
  • Medalkan
  • STERIS Plc
  • Getinge Group
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • 3M Co.
  • Cantel Medical Corporation
  • EQT (Schülke & Mayr GmbH)
  • Fortive Corporation (Advanced Sterilization Products)
  • Medline Industries, Inc.

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Instrument Cleaners and Detergents Market by Category

By Product Type:

  • Cleaners
    • Liquid Solutions
    • Foam-based Cleaners
    • Gel-based Cleaners
  • Detergents
    • Enzymatic Detergents
    • Neutral Detergents
    • Acidic Detergents
    • Alkaline Detergents

By Process Type:

  • Presoak
  • Manual cleaning
  • Automatic Cleaning
  • Disinfection

By Instrument Type:

  • Surgical instruments
  • Endoscopes
  • Ultrasound
  • Dental Instruments
  • Others

By End User:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Diagnostic Centers
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

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