Cleanroom Consumables Market Overview:
Cleanroom Consumables Market size is projected to be worth USD 3,384.49 million by 2027, registering a CAGR of 5.66% during the forecast period (2021 - 2027), The market was valued at USD 2,300.91 million in 2020
Cleanroom consumables provide protection against contamination and limiting human exposure as well as maintain quality of the product. There has been an increase in infectious disease and the rate of contamination to both inanimate and animate objects which boost the need to destroy microbial contamination. The cleanroom consumables market has been segmented into products, application, and region. The market is driven by factors such as increasing cases of infectious diseases, growing demand for modular clean room systems, rising cases of hospital acquired infections. However, high cost related to cleanrooms hinder the growth of this market.
The pandemic has changed the business environment for numerous organizations across the globe. The supply chain is the key to fulfill customer demands. Several countries had implemented certain restrictions on imports and exports because of the pandemic. The major players operating in the market, including Berkshire Corporation (US), Ansell Ltd. (Australia), and DuPont (US), have their production facilities distributed across the globe, were impacted due to the trade barriers in place. However, trade restrictions are expected to be lifted as the cases decline and the vaccinated population increases.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major growth factor for the cleanroom consumables market. The main purpose of cleanroom consumables is to protect both the user and the products from environmental contaminations, which is of particular importance during the pandemic. The demand for cleanroom consumables such as gloves, surgical masks, goggles, and gowns have rapidly increased. To compensate for the increase in demand for cleanroom consumables, biopharmaceutical companies have also increased their production. Furthermore, new players are entering the market due to the opportunities generated from the increase in demand for cleanroom consumables.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also impacted the R&D sector and the ongoing clinical trials where cleanrooms are utilized. For instance, according to McKinsey & Company (US), in the first quarter of 2020, over 50% of the companies had paused recruitment for clinical trials, and 75% had paused site activation for several clinical trials.
Increase in demand for modular cleanroom systems
- Cleanrooms are used in various industries, including aerospace & defense, optics, nanotechnology, and biopharmaceuticals. Hence, specialized cleanrooms are required to serve specific purposes, which is driving demand for modular cleanroom systems. Furthermore, there have been several technological advancements for cleanroom design and construction in recent years to address the increasing concerns over contaminating building materials, regulatory stringency, operational efficiencies, and increased interest in faster modular and prefabricated modular construction. Modular cleanrooms provide several advantages over the fixed counterpart such as ease of use, tax advantages, and cheaper alternative due to reduction in material cost, design, engineering, and construction time.
- Furthermore, it is estimated that by 2025, there will be 11,000 pharmaceutical cleanrooms and 15,000 cleanrooms by 2030 of ISO 5-9 range worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has further resulted in high demand for modular cleanroom systems as modular cleanrooms giving end users the ability to set up a regulatory compliant cleanroom facility very quickly to meet the increasing R&D efforts that require the use of cleanrooms. Also, several key players, such as DuPont (US) and Ansell (Australia), have enhanced their production to meet the demand. Hence, an increase in demand for modular cleanroom systems is driving the market for cleanroom consumables.
Increasing cases hospital acquired infections
Rising need for product certification
- High cost related to cleanrooms
- Cleanrooms can cost a lot, from designing the cleanroom to the actual setup. Cleanrooms are classified at different levels from ISO 8 (Class 100,000) to ISO 3 (Class 1) based on reducing particulate count in the air. Moreover, specialized materials and systems—such as special flooring and walls, High-efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) filtration systems, and special air supply and exhaust systems—are required for the proper functioning of the cleanrooms; this further increases the costs.
- The average cost of constructing an ISO 8-7 cleanroom ranges from USD 250 to USD 1,500 per sq. feet or more. Furthermore, the setting up of lower ISO level cleanrooms costs even more due to the superior purification systems required to reduce the particulate content further. Therefore, the high costs of setting up cleanrooms and their maintenance might stand as a barrier to small organizations, negatively impacting the market growth for the cleanroom consumables market.
- Increasing adoption of clean rooms in emerging countries
- The adoption of cleanroom technology in emerging countries will provide a viable growth opportunity for the cleanroom consumables market in the future. This is being supported by factors such as the rapid development of the healthcare infrastructure in the developing regions and increasing healthcare expenditures in these countries.
- For instance, according to the World Bank, the health expenditure in East Asia & Pacific region had increased from 5.76% of GDP in 2007 to 6.67% of GDP in 2018. Furthermore, there has been an increase in R&D expenditure in the emerging countries, enabling the use of more cleanrooms and boosting the market growth. For example, China recorded the highest R&D expenditure in 2020 at USD 378 billion, which is 2.4% of its GDP.
Value Chain Analysis
- The global cleanroom consumables market is growing steadily and is expected to continue growing at the same rate soon. This is due to the growing contribution of existing players to make the product available to the public, increasing demand for modular cleanrooms, and rising investments in R&D. The value chain analysis for the global cleanroom consumables market comprises four major components which start with the research and product development followed by manufacturing of the products, distribution, sales, and ends with post-sales services.
- Cleanroom products such as cleanroom mops, validation swabs, and cleaning chemicals are used to keep the level of contamination with particles and/or microorganisms under a specified limit. Cleanroom mops are used for cleaning floors, walls, and other surfaces in a cleanroom, laboratory, surgery room, or other critical applications. In pharmaceutical production environments, swabbing is the primary way of validating crucial cleanliness.
- Cleanroom apparels include numerous consumables, including coveralls, boot covers, shoe covers, face masks, hoods, and cleanroom goggles are designed to trap and prevent human contaminants—such as those created by the skin and body or carried in apparel—from entering the clean environment. Due to the need for safety and hygiene, industries such as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, food & beverage, and food processing are likely to use a large volume of cleanroom apparel.
- Cleanroom gloves are intended to protect either the product or the wearer against chemical contamination. It includes nitrile cleanroom gloves, latex cleanroom gloves, sterile cleanroom gloves, polychloroprene cleanroom gloves, and chemotherapy gloves. It is extensively used in hospitals, research centers, pharmaceutical, medical equipment, and biopharmaceutical companies.
- Cleanroom wipers are made from the lowest-linting substrates such as microfiber, polyester, cotton, and poly-cellulose. They are manufactured with materials that are free of bonding agents, adhesives, or chemical additives. These can further be sub-segmented as wet wipers and dry wipers.
- Cleanroom stationery includes cleanroom papers, self-adhesive notepads, cleanroom clipboards, cleanroom ballpoint pens, and adhesive cleanroom tapes. Cleanroom stationery must meet the ISO Standards set by regulatory authorities. This ISO standard includes these cleanroom classes ISO 1, ISO 2, ISO 3, ISO 4, ISO 5, ISO 6, ISO 7, ISO 8, and ISO 9. ISO 1 is the "cleanest" ISO classification, while ISO 9 is the "dirtiest." These products play an important role in cleanrooms for documentation, note-taking, and performing administrative activities.
- Cleanroom sticky mats have a tack because they are impregnated with adhesive. As employees enter a cleanroom, these adhesive mats remove debris and pollutants from the bottoms of their shoes. It aids in preventing dirt, dust, lint, and other pollutants from entering sterile areas.
Hospitals & Clinics
- Hospitals & clinics extensively use cleanroom consumables products such as gloves, face masks, sterile coveralls, hairnets, shoe covers, and aprons to help create a barrier between the wearer and contaminants in the surrounding. Doctors and general medical practitioners use these cleanroom consumables products to protect themselves and the patients. This can be attributed to the growing surgical procedures and rising COVID-19 infections. For instance, according to the National Health Service (NHS), surgery is the most important treatment offered by the NHS in secondary care within the UK.
- Pharmaceutical companies utilize cleanroom consumables to produce medications and ensure their safety, purity, and efficacy before releasing them to the public. Medical gloves, wipers, coveralls, masks, boot covers, and hoods are some of the most popular consumable goods that allow engineers or lab assistants to operate in a cleanroom environment.
Research Labs & Universities
- Cleanrooms in research labs and universities are dust and other contaminant-free environments to conduct experiments by researchers, students, and industrial partners. Rising research and development activities across the globe drive the growth of the segment. Moreover, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has further resulted in high demand for research labs and universities to conduct studies for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
- Cleanrooms provide a secure setting for all sorts of medical research, with stringent rules and procedures in place to prevent contamination that might lead to pandemic outbreaks. Furthermore, cleanrooms offer a contamination-free environment for dealing with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or other infectious agents that might cause damage and harm human beings if not contained.
Medical Device Companies
- Most equipment in the medical device sector must be clean and free of contamination that might cause infections or other diseases. Moreover, contact between a medical device or surgical tool and a patient's sterile tissue occurs in invasive procedures. The introduction of harmful microorganisms that might cause infection is a major concern of all such operations; hence all surgical instruments must also be disinfected before being used on a patient. Thus, drive the growth of the medical device company’s segment.
- The other segments include diagnostic centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing centers, physiotherapy centers, ambulatory surgery, and centers. The rising adoption of cleanroom consumables for these applications is driving the market growth of this segment.
GLOBAL CLEAN ROOM CONSUMABLES MARKET SHARE (%), BY Region, 2020
Source: MRFR analysis
- North America dominated the global cleanroom consumables market due to various factors, such as the well-established healthcare system and a high number of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies in the region
- Countries such as the US spend more on healthcare than less affluent countries. In 2019, the US spent about USD 11,582 per person on healthcare, which is the highest healthcare cost per capita across the OECD. Canada has a decentralized, universal, publicly funded health system called Canadian Medicare. In 2019, Canada’s per capita spending on health expenditures ranked 11th among healthcare systems. The region also has a high presence of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. According to Statista, many of the leading pharma companies come from the US, and it has the largest pharmaceutical market worldwide.
- Asia-Pacific presents lucrative opportunities for players operating in the cleanroom consumables market, attributing to rapidly growing and improving healthcare infrastructure and increasing demand for cleanroom consumables
- The Asia-Pacific region is a mix of developing and developed countries. Along with digital transformation, Asia-Pacific countries increasingly focus on improving hospital systems and operations with government-driven healthcare and Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Due to the impact of COVID-19, the demand for cleanroom consumables is rising in the region. There is a high demand for products such as gloves, surgical masks, goggles, and gowns. Major players are focusing on the latest technologies and investing more in R&D activities for cleanroom consumables.
- The global cleanroom consumables market is distinguished by the presence of numerous global, regional, and local players catering to technological advancements in instrumentation, government investment in academics and life sciences, and growth in generics and CROs. The increasing demand for modular cleanroom systems, the rise in the incidence of HAI and the increase in demand for product certification are making the cleanroom consumables market more lucrative. The major players have adopted a strategy of obtaining regulatory approval from government agencies for their products and signing contracts and agreements to broaden their reach and reduce operational costs.
- The global cleanroom consumables market is extremely competitive, with players competing, partnering, and investing heavily in research and development to gain a significant market share. The market is moderately fragmented with rising competition, product launches, increasing collaborative partnerships, and other strategic decisions to achieve operational efficiency. In May 2020, Textwipe (US) launched revolve, a complete line of cleanroom consumable products made from upcycled polyester. It includes cleanroom wipers and mop. This product launch will increase the textwipe product portfolio.
List of companies with HQ
- Berkshire Corporation (US)
- Cantel Medical (US)
- Contec Inc (US)
- DuPont (US)
- Micronclean (UK)
- Ansell Ltd (Australia)
- Kimberly-Clark (US)
- Valutek, Inc (US)
- KM Corporation (South Korea)
- Texwipe (US)
- In May 2020, Textwipe (US) launched revolve, the complete line of cleanroom consumable products made from upcycled polyester. It includes cleanroom wipers and mop.
- In April 2020, Contec (US) launched the Cleanroom industry’s first “green” sustainable polyester wipe that is made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. ReFIBE, green sustainable pilyster wipe, is now available validated sterile to 10-6 for the most critical environments.
- In March 2019, Ansell Limited (Australia) announced the launch of MICROFLEX MidKnight XTRA, a nitrile exam glove that has been tested against both fentanyl and gastric acid to simulate real-world overdose situations.
- The study covers the existing short-term and long-term market effects. It helps decision-makers to draught short-term and long-term business plans by region. The report covers major regions in North North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The report analyzes market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, Porter's five forces, value chain, and impact of COVID-19 on the market.
- To provide a comprehensive analysis of the global clean room consumables market and its sub-segments, thereby providing a detailed structure of the industry
- To provide detailed insights into factors driving and restraining the growth of the global clean room consumables market
- To estimate the market size of the clean room consumables market where 2018 to 2019 would be the historical period, 2020 shall be the base year, and 2021 to 2027 will be forecast period for the study
- To provide strategic profiling of key companies (manufacturers and distributors) present across the countries, and comprehensively analyze their competitiveness/competitive landscape in this market
- To provide a value chain analysis for the clean room consumables market.
Global Clean Room Consumables Market, By Products
- Cleanroom Products
- Cleaning Chemicals
- Cleanroom Mops
- Validation Swabs
- Cleanroom Apparels
- Boot Covers
- Shoe Covers
- Face Masks
- Cleanroom Stationary
- Adhesive Mats
Global Clean Room Consumables Market, By Application
- Hospitals & Clinics
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Research Labs & Universities
- Biotechnology Companies
- Medical Device Companies
Global Clean Room Consumables Market, By Region
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Rest of the World
- Middle East
- Latin America
- Manufacturers and distributors
- Healthcare institutions (hospitals, laboratories, medical schools, and outpatient clinics)
- Research institutes
- Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs)
- Government associations
- Market research and consulting firms
- Venture capitalists and investors