Surface Disinfectants Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Composition (Chemical, Biobased), By Form (Liquid, Wipes, Sprays), By Application (In House, Instruments, Others), By End-use (Hospitals, Laboratories, Households, Hotel/Restaurants/Cafes, Educational Institutes, Malls, Railways, Airports, Food Processing Industries, Others) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America), Global Economy Insights, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast Till 2031.

The report offers the value (in USD Billion) for the above segments.

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Market Overview: 
According to a new report by IMIR Market Research on Global market for Surface Disinfectants was valued at approximately USD 5.85 Billion in 2023. Over the course of the forecast period (2024–2031), the market is expected to develop at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2%, reaching a value of USD 10.03 Billion by 2031.

The growth is attributed to a number of factors, including changing lifestyles in emerging countries and farmers' growing awareness of animal diseases and also disinfection on livestock farms. The demand for sanitizers, disinfectants, and cleaning supplies has increased dramatically as the surface disinfectant industry is rebounding internationally due to increased awareness of sanitation and hygiene following the epidemic. This has favorably impacted market growth by creating a spike in demand for goods that fight viruses and bacteria on surfaces.

The petroleum industry's waste products are the main source of raw materials utilized in the manufacturing of surface disinfectants. These raw materials are mostly sourced by local producers in the developed economies of China, North America, and Europe. In order to reduce chemical-related toxicity, the industry has recently noticed a shift in trend toward the use of biodegradable surface disinfectants. Compared to chemicals, the basic materials needed to make biodegradable surface disinfectants are less expensive and more readily accessible. Therefore, it is anticipated that in the near future, demand for bio-based surface disinfectants will surpass that of traditional petroleum-based surface disinfectants.

The demand for surface disinfection products has experienced a little to moderate rise in prices since the epidemic. Unexpected rise in the need for surface disinfectants after COVID-19, coupled with rising prevalence of HAIs and chronic illnesses, encouraging government initiatives, and stringent sterilization and disinfection regulations. These factors have increased demand for the goods, especially in the developed economies of North America and Europe.

Surface disinfectants contain a variety of chemicals. When followed exactly, produce amazing outcomes. They aid in stopping the development and spread of many illnesses. These compounds, however, have the potential to harm both people and animals, which eventually results in environmental issues. A possible risk to the market's expansion could be ignorance about the safe application of surface disinfectants and the health risks they represent.

Market Dynamics:
Market Drivers-

Increasing numbers of disease outbreaks

  • Hospitals and other similar institutions treat patients for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which are infections that are not found at the time of admission. These conditions include, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), surgical site infections (SSI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI).
  • The main causes of infections related to healthcare are inadequate infection control procedures, weakened immune systems, and the presence of infectious organisms in healthcare facilities. Additional contributing variables include old age, immunosuppression, prolonged hospital admissions, and stays in critical care units. 20% of these infections are thought to have their origins in intensive care units. Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Clostridium difficile are a few of the main microorganisms associated with healthcare-associated infections. Ongoing interaction with contaminated surfaces or medical professionals can spread these illnesses. However, due to the continued usage of various surface disinfectants for hospital surface cleaning and medical tool disinfection, the occurrence of these disorders has significantly decreased.

The growing of Medical Hygiene Laws

  • High-quality surface disinfectants are in high demand to prevent the transmission of infections like COVID-19 in clinics, hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers. The market is driven by growing labs and increased awareness of personal hygiene. Legal regulations control the disposal of chemical-based disinfectants in North America and Europe. Government agencies work to promote hygiene, safety, and health. Numerous initiatives encourage cleanliness, health, and handwashing. The government's regulations concerning health, safety, and the avoidance of chronic illnesses will increase the market for surface disinfectants.
Market Trends-

Growing Focus on Infection Prevention and Control

  • An increasing focus on infection prevention and control has resulted from the global COVID-19 outbreak and the ongoing risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in a range of settings, including clinics, hospitals, long-term care institutions, and public spaces. Due to surface disinfectants are essential for reducing the spread of pathogens, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, on high-touch products and environmental surfaces, demand for them has increased in response to the pandemic. The surface disinfectants are essential for breaking the chain of infection and reducing the danger of cross-contamination & secondary infections because they kill or inactivate pathogenic organisms on surfaces. A growing number of individuals want reliable disinfection solutions that are successful in eliminating a range of pathogens, including emerging and drug-resistant microorganisms, in order to halt the spread of infectious diseases. Customers, companies, and healthcare providers are some of these stakeholders. In addition, groups for public wellness and regulatory agencies are distributing recommendations and instructions for the appropriate choice, application, and usage of surface disinfectants to guarantee adherence to infection control norms and standards.

Shift towards Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable Formulations​

  • The market for surface disinfectants is seeing a movement toward sustainable and eco-friendly formulations in response to increased concerns about the harmful effects of chemical disinfecting agents and a demand for eco-friendly substitutes. The harsh chemicals found in traditional surface disinfectants, such as bleach with chlorine, quaternary ammonium compounds (quats), and phenolic substances, can be harmful to both human health and the environment. These chemicals can cause skin irritation, respiratory issues, and ecological toxicity. The demand for disinfectants for surfaces that are safer for users and kind to the environment and that are made with recyclable, plant-based, or naturally produced chemicals is rising as a result. Green disinfectant formulations work to destroy germs with minimal impact on the environment by utilizing natural antimicrobial agents as thymol, hydrogen peroxide, citric acid, or essential oils. Additionally, producers are investigating cutting-edge delivery methods like foggers, foams, sprays, and wipes that limit product waste, decrease chemical exposure, and maximize disinfection efficiency. The selection of environmentally friendly disinfection solutions that meet stringent performance and safety criteria is also made easier for businesses and consumers by third-party certifications, sustainability initiatives, and eco-labeling. Since consumers, healthcare facilities, and commercial organizations place a higher priority on sustainability, it is expected that the market for green surface disinfectants would grow.
Market Restraining Factors-

Growing Awareness of the Toxicology of Chemical Surfaces Disinfectants

  • Surface disinfectants are composed of chemicals that, when used properly and according to directions, have positive benefits. They assist in halting the onset and progression of diseases. Nevertheless, there could be risks for people, pets, and the environment when using these disinfectants. A lack of knowledge about the health concerns associated with surface disinfectants and how to use them safely could pose a danger to the market's progress. Since improper use of disinfectants can lead to infections, it is imperative to be aware of any health risks associated with them. For example, phenols, used as chemical disinfectants, have been found to have major negative effects on humans, such as nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and diarrhea. The animals can cause severe corrosive damage to the stomach, throat, & oesophagus in addition to bleeding, perforation, and scarring. If disinfectants are disposed of improperly, they might have a negative impact on the environment. Disinfectants that are released into public waste treatment facilities via the sewage system are subject to appropriate disposal regulations.
Report Coverage:

The report will cover the qualitative and quantitative data on the global Surface Disinfectants  Market. The qualitative data includes latest trends, market players analysis, market drivers, market opportunity, and many others. Also, the report quantitative data includes market size for every region, country, and segments according to your requirements. We can also provide customize report in every industry vertical.

Report Scope and Segmentations:

Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Forecast Year


Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.2% from 2024 to 2031


By Composition, By Form, By Application, By End-use, By Region


USD Billion

By Composition

  • Chemical
  • Biobased

By Form

  • Liquid
  • Wipes
  • Sprays

By Application

  • In House
  • Instruments
  • Others

By End-use

  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Households
  • Hotel/Restaurants/Cafes
  • Educational Institutes
  • Malls
  • Railways
  • Airports
  • Food Processing Industries
  • Others

By Region

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)


Surface Disinfectants Market Players Analysis:
  • PDI, Inc.
  • GOJO Industries, Inc.
  • M. Barr
  • Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.
  • W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Carenowmedical
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
  • PaxChem Ltd.
  • BODE Chemie GmbH
  • Star Brands Ltd.
  • The 3M Company
  • Ecolab
  • Procter & Gamble
  • The Clorox Company
  • Whiteley Corporation
  • Lonza
  • SC Johnson Professional
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Kimberley-Clark Corporation (KCWW)
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
Key Industry Developments:
  • In June 2023, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC's Lysol business announced the arrival of Lysol air sanitizer in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States has certified the first air sanitizing spray (EPA).
Surface Disinfectants Market Segmentation Analysis:

By Composition

  • Chemical
  • Biobased

By Form

  • Wipes
  • Liquid
  • Spray

By Application

  • In House
  • Instruments
  • Others

By End-user

  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Households
  • Hotel/Restaurants/Cafes
  • Educational Institutes
  • Malls
  • Railways
  • Airports
  • Food Processing Industries
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Online
  • Offline

By Region

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)

The report also helps in understanding Global Surface Disinfectants Market dynamics, structure by analyzing the market segments, and project the Global Surface Disinfectants Market size. Clear representation of competitive analysis of key players by type, price, financial position, product portfolio, growth strategies, and regional presence in the Global Surface Disinfectants Market make the report investor’s guide.

Global Surface Disinfectants Market Segmentation Insights:

The market is divided into segments based on By Composition, By Form, By Application, By End-use.

By Form

Based on the Form of the market is segmented into Liquid, Wipes, Sprays.

Surface disinfectants in liquid form held a dominant market share of about 62.0% in the global market in 2023. Their wide range of uses in both industrial and residential settings, including windows, vinyl, kitchen fixtures, glazed ceramic tile, plastics, and outside surfaces of applications, are responsible for this high share.

Liquid surface disinfectants come in gel and liquid forms with low viscosities. Strong, toxic antibacterial or biocidal compounds that can be applied to polluted surfaces are known as liquid disinfectants. Liquid biobased disinfectants for surfaces are typically utilized. One of the liquid disinfectants that is frequently utilized in the cattle business is sodium hypochlorite. Since it's an aqueous solution, water hardness has no effect on it. These liquid disinfectants are used to treat animal illnesses and reduce the risk of certain diseases.

Moreover, wipes are bits of moistened fabric or plastic. Because they require no water, are convenient, and have low chances of cross-contamination, surface disinfection wipes are expected to rise in popularity. Particularly in hospitals were using liquids & sprays is difficult, wipes are used to disinfect equipment.

By Application

Based on the Application of the market is categorised into In House, Instruments, Others.

In 2023, in-home application held a revenue share of more than 68.0%, dominating the surface disinfectant market. Its large proportion can be attributed to the substantial rise in product demand, particularly in the wake of the continuing pandemic, for routine cleaning services and interior house disinfection.

Surface applications for use in houses include commercial, industrial, and residential surfaces. The procedures for cleaning and disinfection have been outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with certain guidelines and recommendations. Although not all germs are eliminated or cleaned during this procedure, it does reduce the likelihood of illnesses and diseases brought on by bacteria, fungus, and viruses spreading.

Transportation & outdoor disinfection are two more uses for surface disinfectants. These applications have resulted in a notable increase in product demand. The market is most likely to be dominated by chemical-based surface disinfectants since they are readily available, affordable, and simple to use.

Regional Snapshots:

By region, Insights into the markets in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world are provided by the study. 

In 2023, the North American region held a dominant market share of about 33.0% in the surface disinfectant market. This is explained by the quantity of licenses granted to use these disinfection goods domestically by regulatory bodies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States and Health Canada. The market is predicted to continue growing in North America due to constantly changing legislation, healthcare spending, higher awareness of cleanliness and health issues, and increased R&D efforts by surface disinfectant creators, raw material makers, and end users.

The market is experiencing a rise in demand across Europe as a result of an outbreak. High global corporations are gradually expanding their footprint in the area by constructing a large number of production and manufacturing facilities in order to service the regional healthcare institutions and meet the growing demand. The market has expanded in the region as a result of technological and R&D developments in industrial technologies. Significantly increasing product consumption is the area's growing need for products, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marketplace expansion within and outside the nation has been accelerated by the availability of moderately cost active ingredients.

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North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherland
  • Turkey
  • Rest of Europe


  • India
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Rest Of APAC

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Rest Of MEA
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Research Scope of Surface Disinfectants Market:
  • Historic year: 2019-2022
  • Base year: 2023
  • Forecast: 2024 to 2031
  • Representation of Market revenue in USD Million

Surface Disinfectants Market Trends: Market key trends which include Increased Competition and Continuous Innovations Trends:

  • PUBLISHED ON : May, 27-May-2024
  • BASE YEAR : 2023
  • STUDY PERIOD : 2020-2032
  • NO OF PAGES : 380

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