Industrial & Institutional Hand Care

Industrial & Institutional Hand Care: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities

Base Year: 2015
Published December 2015
Forecasts to 2020
Regional Coverage: United States

This comprehensive assessment of the U.S. away-from-home hand care market is based on structured research with hundreds of end users to understand market trends and opportunities, product preferences, consumption patterns, and forecast sales of the hand care market. This report examines hand care usage across a broad group of end-use segments in the healthcare, hospitality, and other industrial and institutional sectors. Hand care products used in food service and janitorial tasks are included, providing a comprehensive market view including both “front-of-house” and “back-of-house.”

This report helps subscribers to:

  • Understand the market size of hand care products across multiple end uses and product categories
  • Gain insights on the competitive landscape in hand care
  • Learn which end-use segments and product categories are growing and why
  • Discover end users’ preferences for product form
  • Evaluate objective sales forecasts through 2020 for hand care products

Report Contents

Provides scope, data sources, and methodology

Executive Summary
This chapter provides the following:

  • An overview of I&I hand care across the food service, janitorial, and wipes segments
  • Market size and segmentation
  • Market size, trends and opportunities
  • Sales by end use and product category
  • Competitive landscape
  • Outlook and forecasts to 2020

End-use Segments
For each end-use segment shown in Table 1, the following information is provided:

  • Overview and structure of the end-use segment
  • Hand care market trends
  • Sales from 2013-2015
  • Preferred product forms, suppliers, and forecasts to 2020

Product Categories

For each product category shown in Table 2, the following information is provided:

  • General information on hand care product categories including total sales and sales by end use from 2013-2015 and forecast sales to 2020


Brief profiles of major hand care suppliers including description of each company’s business, location, products, and hand care sales. A representative list is shown in Table 3.

Table 1: End-use Segments Profiled
Building service contractors
Government facilities
Industrial facilities and office buildings
Lodging establishments
Nursinghomes/assisted living facilities
Recreational facilities
Table 3: Suppliers Profiled
Deb USA (SC Johnson)
PDI/Sani Professional
P&G Professional
SCA Hygiene Products
Sealed Air
Spartan Chemical
Table 2: Product Categories Profiled
Bar soaps
Hand cleaning wipes
Hand sanitizer wipes
Instant hand sanitizers
Liquid and foam hand soaps
Powdered and waterless hand soaps

Scope & Benefits

This comprehensive report on the I&I hand care market covers away-from-home purchases of hand care products including liquid and foam hand soaps, instant hand sanitizers, hand cleaning wipes, hand sanitizing wipes, bar soaps, and powdered and waterless hand soaps. Paper products are excluded. End users in both food service and janitorial settings are included across a wide variety of industrial and institutional end users and building service contractors. Hand cleaning and hand sanitizing wipes are included. Sales data is provided from 2013-2015 and forecasts are given through 2020.


Subscribers to this report are able to use its data and insights to understand:

  • The role of contract cleaners and their impact on the hand care market
  • Buying and consumption patterns among various customer groups and factors that influence purchasing decisions
  • End users’ preferences for hand soap product form
  • Evolving distribution channels including distributors, direct sales, retail, and online sales
  • Outlook for future growth and opportunities

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