Growing Demand for Sterilized Products is Acting as a Key Growth Driver for Cleanroom Technology Market

Published Date:   November 2017

The cleanroom technology market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% during 2017–2023, and attain a $5.0 billion value by 2023. The growth of the market can be attributed to various factors, including the rising healthcare expenditure, increasing demand from pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology industries, technological advancements, favorable healthcare regulations, and growing demand for certified products.

Insights on market segments

The cleanroom technology market can be bifurcated into equipment and consumables on the basis of type. Out of these two, consumables held the larger share in 2016 in the global market. The reason for this is that consumables have no installation and maintenance costs, and they are cheaper in comparison to the equipment used in cleanrooms. The equipment used includes laminar air flow systems and biosafety cabinets, fan filter units (FFUs), heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, air diffusers and showers, and high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, among which HVAC systems acquired the largest share in the market in 2016.

The pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries are the primary users of the cleanroom technology. Other end users of cleanrooms are research laboratories, hospitals, and academic institutions. In 2016, the largest share was held by the pharmaceutical industry in the cleanroom technology market due to a large number of biopharmaceutical companies existing across the world. These companies result in the heavy production of finished pharmaceutical products, globally.

When construction forms are taken into consideration, the cleanroom technology market can be categorized into pass-through cabinets, hardwall, softwall, and standard cleanrooms. Out of these, the hardwall cleanroom category is projected to have the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period. This is because of the fact that hardwall cleanrooms have a rigid wall construction, which results in higher internal air pressures. This attribute makes hardwall cleanrooms more efficient than softwall cleanrooms.

North America stands as the largest market for cleanroom technology

The maximum revenue was generated by North America in the cleanroom technology market in 2016, because cleanroom products are being used more in the region due to their benefits. HEPA filters are used to expel microbes from the air that comes out of industries. An article published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) in 2008 stated that HEPA filters are majorly used by companies engaged in the manufacturing, packaging, and processing of frozen foods. These filters are effective in preventing contamination from microorganisms such as Listeria monocytogenes with a success rate of 99.97%–99.99%.

Growing demand for sterilized products acts as a key market growth driver

Sterilization is an important aspect of cleanroom technology, and with the introduction of new biopharmaceutical products, new methods of sterilization are coming into practice which is further driving the growth of the cleanroom technology market. With the rise in the number of biological products in the market, pharmaceutical industries are also investing on new methods of sterilization. To avoid any contamination, the World Health Organization (WHO) has set some rules for manufacturing sterilized pharmaceutical equipment: sanitization, isolator technology, quality control, manufacturing of sterile preparation, and blow/fill/seal technology.

As the need for new sterilization technology and biological products increases, the demand for better cleanroom technology grows as well, which is having a positive effect on the progress of the cleanroom technology market.

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Market players increasingly engaging in joint ventures to secure higher profits

Several players in the cleanroom technology market are engaging in joint ventures to increase their profits and serve customers better. For instance, in September 2017, an announcement was made about the opening of a new medical facility in Damastown, County Dublin after Ardmac Ltd. and West Pharmaceutical Services decided to join forces. The project mentioned was a 60,000sq. feet building near Damastown, Dublin County, which houses warehouses, cleanrooms, canteen, production area, and office support with other facilities.

Among the other major cleanroom technology market players are M+W Group GmbH, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Taikisha Ltd., E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Illinois Tool Works Inc., Azbil Corporation, and Alpiq Group.


By type

  • Equipment
    • Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
    • Fan filter units (FFUs)
    • High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters
    • Laminar air flow systems and biosafety cabinets
    • Air showers
    • Others
  • Consumables
    • Safety consumables
      • Apparel
      • Gloves
      • Others
    • Cleaning consumables
      • Vacuum systems
      • Wipes
      • Disinfectants
      • Others

By construction

  • Standard cleanrooms
  • Hardwall cleanrooms
  • Softwall cleanrooms
  • Pass through cabinets

By end user

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Medical device industry
  • Others

By region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Rest of the World