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Europe Cleanroom Technology Market Overview
The European cleanroom technology market was valued at $1,126.6 million in 2017. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period, due to growing prevalence of infectious diseases and increasing demand for cleanroom products in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices industries.
The European cleanroom technology market is bifurcated into consumables and equipment, on the basis of product. Of these, cleanroom consumables held larger share in the market during the historical period, with more than 50.0% share in 2017. This can be attributed to increasing demand for cleanroom consumables in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, and semiconductor industries, and hospitals to maintain sterile environment.
EUROPE CLEANROOM TECHNOLOGY MARKET, BY PRODUCT, $M (2013-2023)
Based on construction, the European cleanroom technology market is categorized into standard, hardwall, softwalll, and pass-through cleanrooms. Among these, standard cleanrooms dominate the market and are likely to continue holding the largest share during the forecast period. This largest share of the category is primarily attributed to the presence of a large number of pharmaceutical and medical device companies, opting for standard cleanrooms for the production of critical pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the region.
Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices industries are the major end users of cleanroom consumables and equipment products. Other end users of these products are hospitals, research laboratories, and academic institutes. Pharmaceutical industry as an end-user category held the largest share, of 48.0%, in the European cleanroom technology market, in 2017. This largest share can be attributed to the increasing number of pharma companies in the region, which in turn, is contributing to the high demand for cleanroom consumables and equipment.
Germany is the largest market for cleanroom technology in the region, and is expected to continue with this trend during the forecast period. The growing number of cleanroom technology players in Germany and the rising adoption of cleanroom products in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are the major factors driving the growth of the cleanroom technology market in the country.
Germany is one of the major exporters of medical devices in the world. The country is known for its strong emphasis on product quality and has a well-developed healthcare system in terms of infrastructure. According to the International Trade Administration (ITA) Medical Devices Top Markets Report, published in 2016, on an average, the German medical technology companies export 60–65% of their products to other countries. Currently, Germany has a stable demand for advanced therapeutic and diagnostic medical devices and minimally invasive equipment used in the fields of urology, gastroenterology, dermatology, and neuro-surgery.
Cleanroom Technology Market Dynamics
Increasing prevalence of infectious diseases in Europe is spurring the demand for cleanroom consumables and equipment. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a major public health concern in the region, with approximately 30,000 new infections reported each year. It further stated that around 29,444 people were diagnosed with HIV in 31 countries of the European Union in 2016. Tuberculosis, hepatitis B, and respiratory tract infections are some of the other infectious diseases prevalent in the region, leading to an increase in the demand for medications for treating the same, which further drives the market demand for cleanroom technology products.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it was estimated that around 323,000 new cases of tuberculosis would be reported in the region, in 2017. It is also expected that rising burden of diseases will further increase the patient base in hospitals, which will result in the increasing consumption of cleanroom consumables, such as gloves and disinfectants, leading to the significant growth of the European cleanroom technology market in the coming years.
Furthermore, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in Europe have been witnessing considerable growth and with increasing investments in research and development (R&D) for producing new medicines for treating various diseases, the demand for cleanroom products in region is expected to increase during the forecast period. According to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the industry in the region invested $41,822.4 million (€35,000 million) in R&D in 2016, which in turn, boosted the European cleanroom technology market.
A cleanroom is properly equipped with costly equipment, such as HEPA filters, FFUs, HVAC systems, laminar air flow systems, biosafety cabinets, and air showers. The equipment helps in controlling humidity, noise, air pressure, temperature, and particulates inside a cleanroom. Moreover, it maintains electrostatic charge of air and surfaces, and electromagnetic flux.
Cleanroom equipment used for controlling environmental conditions are costly, which increases the overall cost of setting up a cleanroom. Furthermore, regular maintenance of these equipment is required for proper functioning of a cleanroom; and the maintenance cost of a cleanroom is also high. The high equipment and maintenance costs act as restraints in the growth of the European cleanroom technology market.
Cleanroom Technology Market – Competitive Landscape
Key players in the European cleanroom technology market are constructing customized cleanrooms for various industries and offering different types of cleanroom consumables and equipment. For instance, in September 2018, Cleanroom Systems Belgium, a division of construction company Jansen Group, completed its Medipack Project, and built a new pharmaceutical site of 5,000 m2, including 1,750 m2 of cleanrooms with storage facilities, sanitary facilities, and offices in Temse, Belgium.
Some of the other players in the European cleanroom technology industry include M+W Group GmbH, Ardmac Ltd., Alpiq Holding Ltd., cleanroom.de GmbH, OCTANORM-Vertriebs-GmbH, MonMouth Scientific Ltd., Parteco Srl, Mach-Aire Ltd., E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Taikisha Ltd., and Illinois Tool Works Inc.