Coronavirus: What Does It Mean for the Jan/San Industry?

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the world, the U.S. jan/san market may see an uptick in sales. This sector is made up of companies that specialize in infection prevention with disinfectants, sanitizers, hard-surface cleaners, and hand soaps and hand sanitizers that are crucial to preventing the spread of germs and maintaining clean facilities. Companies such as Ecolab, Clorox Professional, and Microban are offering guidance to their end-use customers on infection prevention and disinfecting. 3M and GOJO are trying to keep up with demand for their face masks and hand sanitizers, respectively.

Back in 2009 and 2010, amid concerns about the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus pandemic, there was a strong surge in sales of instant hand sanitizers to commercial end users. Office buildings, retailers, and institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and universities made instant hand sanitizers available at multiple areas of their facilities to help stop the spread of H1N1. Sales of professional-use hand care and surface cleaners are expected to spike as well in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. Since the virus lives on surfaces as well as in the air and on hands, hard-surface cleaners such as disinfectants, sanitizers, and disinfecting wipes are also likely to see a surge in sales.

Kline’s  Janitorial and Housekeeping Cleaning Products USA study provides a complete analysis of the jan/san market by product, end use, supplier, and distribution channels in the United States. It will be published in June 2020 and features a written report and interactive online database. The study covers floor care, hand care, hard-surface, odor control, carpet care, and air and fabric refresher products. This report is based on detailed, structured research with over 1,000 end-use decision makers at building service contractors and in the healthcare, hospitality, foodservice, education, government, commercial office buildings, industrial, retail, and transportation industries. Additionally, the research includes in-depth discussions with chemical suppliers, private-label companies, distributors, trade groups, and others knowledgeable about the market.

To learn more about how the professional cleaning market is being impacted by COVID-19 and other trends, please refer to Janitorial and Housekeeping Cleaning Products USA 2019 or contact us.

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