The 2017-2018 cold and flu season has been unusually bad, and consumers and businesses know that clean hands and surfaces are crucial in staying healthy and maintaining hygienic facilities. Consumers understand the important role hand hygiene plays in maintaining good health. Awareness about frequent hand washing as a tool to prevent infection and the spread of disease is widespread. High touch surfaces, such as door handles, hand rails, elevator buttons, and shopping carts, are prime breeding grounds for virus and bacteria, and most facilities use sanitizing wipes to Continue reading
The industrial and institutional cleaning wipes market presents opportunities for companies to tap into this growing segment. All major end-use segments are expected to increase consumption of wipes, reflecting the need for superior cleaning products and to maintain clean and healthy facilities. The ease of use and convenience that wipes offer end users will contribute to future growth across all end-use segments, largely for general-purpose wipes. End-use segments, such as healthcare facilities, food service, and schools and universities, will continue to emphasize the importance of clean surfaces and hands in order to minimize germs and illness at their facilities. Wipes are expected to play a key role in this goal.
As we enter the cold and flu season, people are more conscious about maintaining germ-free environments, investing more time and money in keeping surfaces and hands clean. This drives the demand for disposable wipes and hand sanitizers due to their high efficiency and ease of use.
As reported in Kline’s just released Industrial and Institutional Hand Care: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities study, instant hand sanitizers is one of the leading product categories, posting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2013 to 2015. Foam hand soaps is the second leading product category with over 22.0% market share of the total industrial and institutional hand care market in 2015; moreover, this category posts the fastest CAGR of almost 7.0%.