Hand Sanitizers: A US Market Report
San Jose, CA (Vocus) June 10, 2010
Hand sanitizer gels marked their evolution during the 1980s, with many scientists and research institutes channeling vital resources and efforts for the development of these products. Global threats in the past such as SARS, avian flu, and the more recent H1N1 influenza or swine flu, led to a surge in demand for hand sanitizers. Growth was also propelled by the findings that gastrointestinal illnesses reduced by about 60% in households that used hand sanitizers, compared to non-users.
On the institutional front, use of waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizers particularly in hospital and alternate care settings increased significantly as stated by the new market research report on hand sanitizers. Military demand for hand sanitizers is also on the rise, given their inaccessibility to soap and water in most scenarios. Further, the threat of ‘bioterrorism’ has spurred growth in restaurants, fast food chains, and food processing plants. The product also found increased uptake in schools, colleges, and in corporate segments. In terms of format, gel-style sanitizers are more popular in the US. World over, touch-free dispensing systems with alcohol-based hand sanitizer are being used more frequently than manual-type dispensers.
Major players profiled in the report include 3M Company, Best Sanitizers Inc., Dial Corporation, Ecolab Inc., GOJO Industries Inc., Medline Industries Inc., Pure-ific Corporation, Skinvisible Inc., Sprixx, STERIS Corporation, and Vi-Jon Laboratories, Inc.
The report titled “Hand Sanitizers: A US Market Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides overview of market, market trends, product overview, product developments/introductions, and recent industry activity. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of value as well as volume sales for the US market.
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