ID: MRFR/CnM/6856-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 111 pages
According to MRFR analysis, the Global Glutaraldehyde Market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.5% to reach USD 826 Million by the end of 2025.
Glutaraldehyde is a transparent saturated dialdehyde liquid, with a pungent odor, used as a disinfectant, fixative, and preservative. As glutaraldehyde is non-corrosive in nature it is widely used as a sterilant and high-level disinfectant in the sterilization of medical equipment such as spirometry tubing, dialyzers, endoscopes, and transducers. On the industrial scale, glutaraldehyde is produced by oxidation of cyclopentene. Some of the major applications of glutaraldehyde are as a preservative in cosmetics, cross-linking agent, tissue fixative in pathology labs, and disinfectant. Astican, Cidex, Aldecyde 28, Aidal, Biomate, Acticide GDA 50, Glutaclean, and BIOBAN GA 50, among others are the trade names of glutaraldehyde.
The major factors driving the growth of the glutaraldehyde market are the growing healthcare industry in emerging economies, particularly in Asia-Pacific, increasing demand for personal care and hygiene products, and growing use of glutaraldehyde in wastewater treatment applications. Aqueous glutaraldehyde (0.1–1.0% concentration) is used as a disinfectant and preservative for long-term storage.
The adoption of glutaraldehyde solution has increased in laboratories, where alkaline glutaraldehyde solutions find applications in electron microscopy, light microscopy, as a cross-linking agent for polyvinyl alcohol, gelatins, and polyheptapeptides, and tissue fixative in pathology and histology labs. The solution required for these applications usually consists around 50% of glutaraldehyde by weight in water.
Furthermore, glutaraldehyde being a relatively inexpensive aldehyde exhibiting excellent material compatibility makes it the material of choice for several applications. Additionally, glutaraldehyde is readily biodegradable and is classified as non-carcinogenic by the EPA. These factors are expected to contribute to the growth of the global market during the forecast period.
However, the use of glutaraldehyde has some disadvantages such as dermatitis, respiratory irritation, and pungent odor, which are expected to hinder the growth of the global glutaraldehyde market.
The regulations regarding the use of glutaraldehyde set by the regulatory bodies across the globe are as follows: European Union (EU) Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) for ‘assessing the active substances within commercial products’, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPGs-1, -2, -3), for ‘potential releases of airborne glutaraldehyde’, the Department of Energy (DOE) Protective Active Criteria (PAC-1, -2, and -3), for ‘potential releases of airborne glutaraldehyde’, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) 2015 recommended a TLV-Ceiling of 0.05 ppm (0.2 mg/m3). The Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards (DECOS) proposed glutaraldehyde occupational exposure limit as (HBR-OEL) for glutaraldehyde at 0.1 ppm (0.4 mg/m3)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :
Global glutaraldehyde market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% by the end of 2025.
Global glutaraldehyde market is anticipated to hold a value of USD 826 million by the end of 2025.
The increasing expansion of the healthcare industry in the developing economies is likely to be one of the most significant factors expanding the global glutaraldehyde market.
The severe impact on health, such as dermatitis and respiratory irritations are estimated to hamper the global glutaraldehyde market.
UPICHEM (US), Lenntech B.V. (The Netherlands), Dow (US), and Finoric LLC (US) are some of the eminent players of the global glutaraldehyde market.