The Overall Demand For Infection Control In Hospitals Proportionately Increases The Demand For Patient Cleansing Products Market

Patient Cleansing Products Market: Market Outlook

Patient Cleansing Products are an assorted range of commodities used for cleanliness and grooming of patients to prevent infections and cross-contamination from conventional sources of cleaning, such as washbasins and cloth. Reusable washbasins, linens and tap water can harbour harmful germs and bacteria and are high sources for nosocomial infections which are linked to the high number of patient deaths. Thus, particularly for high-risk patients, increased awareness of bath basins and cloth as a source of transmission of hospital-acquired infections and concerns regarding sanitation and personal hygiene and increasing cross-contamination problems has to lead to a significant rise in the demand for Patient Cleansing Products.

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The overall demand for infection control in hospitals, which is primarily driven due to the increase in the prevalence of Hospital Acquired Infections results in the proportionate increase in the demand for Patient Cleansing Products attributing to the control and prevention of such infections, the main sources of which are surfaces such as washbasins, hospital beds and equipment, rails, etc. This poses a need for the application of Patient Cleansing Products which are presenting a growing rate of use and distribution among various sectors of healthcare. There do, however, lie some global concerns concerning the chemicals present in these Patient Cleansing Products, which may not be appropriate for some skin types and would thus perturb government regulations.

What are the key Dynamics and Trends in the Patient Cleansing Products Market?

The demand for Patient Cleansing Products is growing among individuals across the globe and this can be closely related to the rising awareness about cross-contamination issues, hygiene, prevention of infections in high-risk patients and sanitation. These are the major factors that drive the global Patient Cleansing Products market growth. There are various product types with Patient Cleansing Products with the major type being the Healthcare Wipes. The various types of healthcare wipes such as macerator friendly body wipe, non-invasive medical device disinfectant wipes and pre-injection alcohol wipes which are available in variable packaging such as sachets, buckets, tubs, etc make them convenient for regular use and service for the fulfilment of several purposes inpatient care and infection control. Considering the basis of product type, the dry wipes segment is expected to dominate in the global healthcare wipes market, due to the increase in the demand and usage of dry wipes in healthcare institutions, medical centres and nursing homes. These are the key factors expected to support the global Patient Cleansing Products Market growth.

Factors such as increasing health and hygiene concerns and the use of the healthcare cleansing products for patient hygiene in the form of skin cleaning and hospital surface cleaning, medical equipment sterilization is a key factor which assists the growth in the Patient Cleansing Products Market.

Apart from factors related to individual health and infection control in medical facilities, there has also been a rise in the increased application of Patient Cleansing Products such as healthcare wipes in other areas such as food preparation and packaging environments. Areas supporting the catering of high populations, such as supermarkets also apply the usage of these cleansing products for crowd safety.

This growth is also observed due to factors such as rapid urbanization and industrialization, which correlate to the distribution of online Patient Cleansing Products and their expansion into the retail sector. Disposable income surge and lifestyle change also positively impact the Patient Cleansing Products market.

The wipes market, for the forecast period of 2021 to 2018 is subjected to expect the global market growth rate of 6.81%. Product innovations and new launches also extend profitable opportunities in the expanding realm of the global applications and expansion of usage of Healthcare and Patient Cleansing Products.

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What are the key Restraining Factors on the growth of the Patient Cleansing Product Market?

There exists a wide availability of an incongruous range of commodities as an alternative to the Patient Cleansing Products such as towels, brushes and other surface cleaners. This availability is capable of subject limitation to the demand of the Patient Cleansing Products. Other than this factor, there are also growing concerns with relation to the impact to the environment due to deforestation due to heavy tree cutting leading to heavy rain, fire and temperature rise, for acquiring an adequate amount of raw material for manufacturing pulp & paper-based Patient Cleansing Products.

Competitive Landscape

The major players involved in the production of the Patient Cleansing Products are

  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Weiman Products LLC
  • Nice-Pak Products
  • DuPontRockline Industries
  • The Clorox Company
  • Aspac
  • S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.
  • Contec Inc.
  • Robinson Healthcare
  • Embuer Health Pvt Ltd
  • Amway
  • 3M
  • Method products
  • Pbc
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • The Clorox Company
  • Unilever

Due to factors such as the increasing disposable income, rapid urbanization and the growth of online retailing channels, North America projects as the dominant entity in the Patient Cleansing Products market as one of the factors encouraging the use of the Patient Cleansing Products is the denial of Medicare payouts for hospital readmissions, several of which comes from the infections about the surfaces and cross-contamination from basins and other surfaces. It is expected to witness significant growth in the application of the Patient Cleansing Products in the Asia-Pacific region due to the potential growth in the developing economies like China and India and thus the increase in the consumer base due to large infant populations while the factor of continuous product innovation also poses an opportunity for growth in the market. The global Patient Cleansing Product market was valued at US$ 5,226.73 million in 2018 and is projected to reach US$ 10,061.40 million by 2027. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2019 to 2027. Large presence of facilities manufacturing the Patient Cleansing Products such as Nice Pak, America Hygienics Corporation, Kimberly Clark Company and others are driving substantial growth of the industry in the region of North America. The European region on the other hand witnesses a considerable share in the market for healthcare wipes commodities due to growing infrastructural facilities of hotels and hospitality apart from their use in hospitals due to the escalating arrival of tourists in the region. South America on the other hand is driven to pose a definitive market share in the Patient Cleansing Products due to the growing manufacturing capacity of the pulp and paper-based products including wipes, corrugated boxes and boxboard.

The key industry developments include the acquisition of the majority share of the Tru-D Smart UVC, a disinfection industry on November 2019, by PDI, a global leader in infection prevention related products and services to develop Sensor 360 degree technology-based disinfectant wipe Patient Cleansing Products. Diamond Wipes Internation Inc., in January 2020, launched a ‘HandyCleanSteridol’ wipe which provides efficient germ protection solutions to the people and is more effective against coronavirus spread.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Patient Cleansing Products Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions in the demand and supply of Healthcare and Patient Cleansing Products with implications that with the rise in infectious and contagious diseases, the application of the Patient Cleansing Products are not only limited to the Healthcare industry but has also swerved to areas involving personal use, industrial use and use in industries such as hospitality industry, the travel industry and Food and Beverage industry. These commodities are highly useful in the prevention of infections and the spread of disease with the property of being easy to apply/use and procure. The North American healthcare wipes market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11% due to the introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic impact. The market conditions for the production of such Patient Cleansing Commodities have thus been favoured due to the reduced price volatility and low capital investment. Factors such as hygiene and prevention of infection and disease are also prime driving factors for the production of Healthcare wipes and Patient Cleansing Products due to the surge in the infection rate on a contact basis due to the COVID-19 virus.

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Key Segments of Patient Cleansing Products Market Covered in the Report

Based on Product, the Patient Cleansing Products are segmented as

  • Hand & Body care
  • Facial care

Based on Product Type, the Patient Cleansing Products market is segmented as

  • Dry wipes
  • Wet wipes
  • Wash mitts
  • Perineal gloves

Based on Distribution Channels, the Patient Cleansing Products market is segmented as

  • Hospitals & Specialty Clinics Market
  • Drug stores & Pharmacies Market
  • Online stores Market

Based on Materials, the Patient Cleansing Products market is segmented as

  • Woven
  • Non-woven

Based on Key Players, the Patient Cleansing Products market is segmented as

  • Procter and Gamble Co
  • 3M
  • The Clorox Company
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Unicharm Corporation
  • Medline and Hengan International Group Company Ltd.

Based on the End-User, the Patient Cleansing Products market is segmented as

  • Hospitals/Medical Facilities/Healthcare Centers
  • Offices
  • Food Processing Industry
  • Hospitality
  • Supermarkets/Grocery stores
  • Individual/Household

Based on the region, the Patient Cleansing Products market is segmented as

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa
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