- Antibacterial wipes are used for a variety of purposes, such as cleaning a wound or sanitizing medical products which are directly applied to the human body.
- The global antibacterial wipes market is expected to experience significant growth over the forecast period, due to an increasing number of surgical procedures throughout the globe.
- North America is expected to dominate the global antibacterial wipes market, due to a rise in the number of surgical procedures.
Antibacterial wipes are a single use product which is moistened with antibacterial solution. Antibacterial wipes are typically packed in canisters or tubes with a dispenser to keep the antibacterial wipe moist, and to be able to pull out a single wipe at a time.
Antibacterial wipes are used for a variety of purposes, such as cleaning a wound or sanitizing medical products which are directly applied to the human body. Antibacterial wipes are also used as a replacement for water to clean hands during surgery by medical professionals.
Antibacterial wipes kill almost all the bacteria that come in contact with them. The overuse of antibacterial wipes may affect skin. It is preferred that an antibacterial wipe should be used once
only, and then discarded in the trash. The reuse of antibacterial wipes is very dangerous, because this may transfer more amounts bacteria than earlier. The increasing adoption of antibacterial wipes at homecare facilities is expected to boost the growth of the antibacterial wipes market. Antibacterial wipes are more efficient than traditional soap and water for killing bacteria.
The primary factors driving growth of the antibacterial wipes market are the rising incidences of acute and chronic wound and surgical procedures. Moreover, the increasing preference of physicians to use antibacterial wipes for wounds before dressing is expected to propel the growth of this market. Surgeons also prefer cleaning their medical instruments, such as scissors and scalpels, before a surgery with antibacterial wipes, which again is expected to boost growth of the antibacterial wipes market over the forecast period.
Antibacterial wipes are more costly than antibacterial solutions, therefore, they are not affordable by all patients, which is expected to adversely affect growth of the antibacterial wipes market. Some people believe that antibacterial wipes transfer more bacteria than they actually clean. This belief may also deter the growth of the antibacterial wipes market over the forecast period.
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The global antibacterial wipes market is classified on the basis of application, end user, and region.
Based on application, the antibacterial wipes market is segmented into: Sanitizing, Skin Care, Equipment Cleaning, Wound Cleaning, and Others. Based on end user, the antibacterial wipes market is segmented into: Hospitals, Ambulatory surgical Centers, Clinics, Homecare Settings, and Long Term Care Centers.
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The global antibacterial wipes market is expected to experience significant growth over the forecast period, due to an increasing number of surgical procedures throughout the globe. Moreover, various distributors are available in the market for antibacterial wipes, which is responsible for high competition in the market. Leading manufacturers of antibacterial wipes are focusing to collaborate with hospitals to increase the sale of antibacterial wipes over the forecast period.
By application, a majority of the market share is taken by wound cleaning and equipment cleaning.
Among all end users, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers are expected to gain maximum market share in the global antibacterial wipes market. Homecare settings is the fastest growing end user segment, due the rising adoption of antibacterial wipes, which will increase demand for antibacterial wipes.
On the basis of geography, the antibacterial wipes market is classified into six key regions – North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific excluding China, China, and Middle East and Africa. North America is expected to dominate the global antibacterial wipes market, due to a rise in the number of surgical procedures. North America is followed by Europe, due to high healthcare infrastructure in this region. APEC and China are the fastest growing regions in the global antibacterial wipes market, due to the high number of wound cases in these regions. Moreover, the prevalence of diabetes in India and China is very high, which is responsible for increasing the number of wound cases in these regions. Latin America and the Middle East and Africa are the least lucrative regions in the antibacterial wipes market, because people in these regions do not prefer to use costly antibacterial wipes over antibacterial solutions.
Some of the key players found across the value chain of the antibacterial wipes market are Smith & Nephew, ConvaTec Inc., Reckitt Benckiser, Procter & Gamble Co., Tufco LP, Multi-Pack Solutions LLC, Edgewell. Advantus Corporation, Becton, Dickinson and Company, ynarex Corporation, and Justman Brush Company.
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