The global drain cleaner and disinfectant market size will be valued at USD 2.5 billion, growing at a CAGR of 6% during 2021-2026. The global drain cleaner market is observing a rapid adoption of enzymatic solutions. Enzymatic solutions are likely to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. The demand for enzymatic solutions increases as they contain enzymes producing bacteria such as bacillus that feed on clogs. They are safe and effective for plumbing and septic systems, and they help to breakdown organic materials. Enzymatic drain cleaners are more environment-friendly than chemical solutions. Acid and alkaline drain cleaners have an impact on drainpipes, resulting in leaks and damage. On the contrary, enzymatic solutions are gentle formulations, non-corrosive for metal pipes, sinks, showers, toilets, and tubs. They are free from harmful toxins that irritate the skin, nose, and eyes. Therefore, they do not require protective gear during application. Hence, the adoption of enzymatic solutions as an effective and eco-friendly alternative to chemical disinfectants is expected to boost the drain cleaner and disinfectant market growth.
- Liquid drain cleaners are expected to reach a revenue of approx. USD 1.6 billion by 2026 due to the high availability and application of liquid cleaners and disinfectants in several end-users.
- Enzymatic solutions are likely to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period because of the increased awareness of environment-friendly drain cleaners.
- Commercial drain cleaners and disinfectants are projected to reach a revenue of approx. USD 1.7 billion by 2026.
- Europe and North America are expected to account for the highest revenue during the forecast period as these regions are in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.
GLOBAL DRAIN CLEANER AND DISINFECTANT MARKET SEGMENTATION
This research report includes a detailed segmentation by
- Active Ingredients
INSIGHTS BY FORM
Liquid drain cleaners and disinfectants constituted the highest market share in 2020 and are likely to retain their lead during the forecast period. The rise in hygiene concerns, improvement in the healthcare infrastructure, the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, the increase in residential constructions, the establishment of new businesses, and the expansion of commercial spaces have increased the demand for drain disinfectants across the globe. Implementing proper hygiene and sanitation facilities in hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, ambulatory care centers, and other healthcare settings to prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections is gaining traction, which is further anticipated to boost drain disinfectants' sales. Powdered drain cleaners, which contain sodium hydroxide, sodium nitrate, and aluminum, are expected to reach a revenue of USD 628 million by 2026. Europe is likely to observe an incremental growth of over USD 52 million by 2026. The region is witnessing high demand from hospitals and healthcare & clinical centers to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
INSIGHTS BY ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Alkaline drain cleaners have high pH, which rapidly breaks down clogs. They effectively remove food, grease, and soap scum from sinks, showers, and tub drains; however, they are not meant for toilets. While these solutions are effective for severe clogs, the drain cleaner market decreases as consumers are shifting toward eco-friendly solutions such as enzymatic solutions, which do not harm the environment and work effectively to clear clogs and blockades.
Notwithstanding the shortness of life and slowness in action, enzymatic solutions are witnessing high demand as they are safer than chemical solutions. They use bacteria or enzymes, which naturally feed on organic waste materials such as hair and food waste, often clog drains. Enzymatic drain cleaners are better for the environment as they do not contain dangerous chemicals that can leak into soil and water. The quality of being environment-friendly is a significant factor for growth.
Acidic cleaners are made up of hydrochloric or sulfur acid and are powerful, helping unclog heavy-duty hair, food, grease, soap scum, or paper-based clogs in a short period. These solutions are effective against the clogs caused by grease and hairs and dissolve tissue papers inside water pipes. However, they are dangerous than alkaline solutions and can be used under professional supervision, limiting their market growth.
INSIGHTS BY PACKAGING
Bottled packaging is widely preferred for drain cleaners and disinfectants, contributing over 91% to the overall revenue. Most disinfectant solutions contain sulfur and other hazardous chemicals; they are packed in HDPE bottles, chemical and stress-crack resistant. Moreover, HDFE bottles are cost-effective, non-leaching, UV, and chemical resistant, which increases their adoption among manufacturers. Sachets constitute a small component of cleaners and disinfectants packaging. They are used for powdered or granular drain cleaners. They help to unclog blockade in washbasin pipes and sinks. They are best suited to remove the deposits causing blockage and increase the health of sink and drainage pipes. Households prefer sachets as they are convenient, easy-to-use, and highly effective in removing clogs. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for sachet packaging.
INSIGHTS BY END-USER
Hospitals are among the major end-users of drain cleaners and disinfectants and contributed 42% to the commercial drain cleaner and disinfectant market share in 2020. In healthcare units, the demand for drain cleaners and disinfectants has increased over the years to prevent HAIs. The market is growing at a healthy rate and is likely to grow during the forecast period. This is primarily due to the high adoption maintenance of hygiene and cleanliness in hospital premises and the adoption of drain cleaners and disinfectants. The majority of patients with increased risk of diseases prefer visiting hospitals for diagnosis and treatment. Other commercial end-users include food and beverage industries, commercial kitchens, laundries, the hospitality industry, clubs, and recreational facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has a positive impact on drain cleaners and disinfectant usage in hospital facilities worldwide. Due to the coronavirus's potential survival in the hospital environment for several days, the use of these solutions has increased in hospital premises.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
Europe accounted for the dominant position in the drain cleaner and disinfectant market, with a share of over 30% in 2020. The presence of prominent market players, better safety awareness with high healthcare spending are the primary factors for the significant market share in this region. Germany, France, the UK, Italy, and Spain are the region's major revenue contributors. The market in Europe will mainly be driven by the increasing treatment-seeking population, increasing aging population, and the growing prevalence of HAIs. Increased awareness and willingness to spend on hygiene products fuel the demand for drain cleaners and disinfectants during the forecast period. Due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand is increasing from hospitals and clinical centers.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global disinfectant market has become highly competitive. As the world is confronting the COVID-19 virus, the demand for cleaning products has increased exponentially. After the breakout of this disease, consumers increasingly focus on household cleaning products and disinfectant products in houses and drains, which boost major vendors to increase their production capacities. S.C. Johnson Wax, The Clorox Company, The Comstar International, Reckitt Benckiser, and Proctor & Gamble are the prominent vendors in the market. Major vendors are offering a variety of products, which include acidic, alkaline, and enzymatic solutions. However, they are shifting toward chemical-free solutions, which protect the environment and are safe for humans.
The global drain cleaner and disinfectant market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
- Powdered or Granules
- Acid Drain Cleaners
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa