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Antimicrobial Food Disinfectant Market - Global Outlook & Forecast 2020-2025

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  • 194 Pages
  • September 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Arizton
  • ID: 5145411
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In-depth Analysis and Data-driven Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 Included in this Global Antimicrobial Food Disinfectant Market Report

The antimicrobial food disinfectant market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during the period 2019-2025.

The global antimicrobial food disinfectant market size to cross revenues of over $2.1 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. The industry is expected to observe a phenomenal growth on account of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has generated an opportunity for FMCG companies to launch antimicrobial disinfectants. Consumers are concerned about the hygiene and safety of consumed food products, thereby driving the application of antimicrobial disinfectants across the world. Hence, the increased concern of customers regarding foodborne illness due to the COVID-19 virus and other bacteria is expected to drive the market growth. The increased focus on natural-based disinfectants and the increase in awareness toward the usage of food disinfectant among consumers are likely to influence the growth of the market. North America and the APAC are likely to drive the market with increased customer concerns for food-borne diseases. The market is anticipated to exhibit significant revenue growth owing to the rise in consumer awareness toward hygienic packaged products and an extensive focus on food safety from government authorities during supply chain and retail distribution. Companies currently operating in the food processing industry are now focusing on the implementation of advance and next-generation disinfection and sanitation technology.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the antimicrobial food disinfectant market during the forecast period:
  • Increase in Shelf Life
  • Government Regulations on Food Safety
  • Growth in Foodborne Illness

The study considers the present scenario of the antimicrobial food disinfectant market and its market dynamics for the period 2019−2025. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The report offers both the demand and supply aspect of the market. It profiles and examines leading companies and other prominent ones operating in the market.

Global Antimicrobial Food Disinfectant Market Segmentation

The global antimicrobial food disinfectant market research report includes a detailed segmentation by products, application, end-user, and geography. Liquid-based antimicrobial food disinfectants dominate the market; however, granule and spray-based ones are expected to increase their market shares during the forecast period. APAC, North America, and Europe are likely to be major contributors to the growth of the market. The growing concern over foodborne illnesses, particularly after the COVID-19 outbreak, is likely to driven high potential growth in several regions during the forecast period. The higher effectiveness of liquid-based substances than other types in countering the spread of germs in food substances is likely to influence at a higher CAGR during the forecast period.

The commercial & industrial sector dominates the antimicrobial food disinfectant market. The use of these solutions is expected to grow in commercial places such as restaurants and retail outlets as consumers are highly concerned about food protection and its related illness. Also, with the increased norms regarding food safety in industrial and commercial sectors, the segment is expected to grow further during the forecast period. Moreover, safety and an increase in awareness of chemicals, which can be used to wash fruits and vegetables better than normal water, is expected to anticipate the growth in the market.

The fruits and vegetables disinfectant segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7%, majorly due to the increased concerns related to healthy eating habits and the growing foodborne diseases. Also, cleaning and disinfecting fruits and vegetables has been an important part of food safety as it prevents cross contamination of pesticides and chemicals. Hence, the usage of disinfectants on fresh products such as fruits and vegetables prevent foodborne illness and is used in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. After the COVID-19 outbreak, the segment has been witnessing a high demand for antimicrobial disinfectants; hence, vendors are coming up with new product launches and expanding their product portfolio. Moreover, the use of chemicals has increased in disinfectant, and several new chemicals are likely to arrive in the market, including salts of carbonate, citric acid, and others.

Segmentation by Products
  • Liquid
  • Granule
  • Spray
Segmentation by Application
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat & Poultry
  • Fish & Seafood
Segmentation by End-user
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Outlets
  • Processing Industries


The antimicrobial food disinfectant market in North America is at a mature stage as vendors are providing high-quality products. The US region is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8%, owing to the rising public concerns over microbial pathogens in food products. Moreover, the market is expected to observe growth on account of the rise in food-borne diseases in the country. Disinfection routines among retail outlets, restaurants, and other industries are common. Hence, the market is one of the growing markets globally with respect to new and innovative antimicrobial food disinfectant solutions. Also, regulatory acts such as the Food Safety Modernization Act 2011 are expected to anticipate the growth of the market. Similarly, the market in Canada is expected to increase with growing concerns over health and hygiene, particularly in the residential sector. The Canadian region is expected to be competitive as many vendors are launching products and are likely to further expand their product lines. Also, several key companies have launched innovative techniques to wash fresh food products. For instance, in 2019, a vendor launched waterless fresh produce washing by using UV light and hydrogen peroxide, which is expected to kill microbes, along with extending the shelf life of the product.

Segmentation by Geography
  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • APAC
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • India
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey


The global antimicrobial food disinfectant market is highly concentrated with a few key players having a significant share in the market. The market is characterized by vendors that are application- and product-specific. Vendors with exposure to only a single application or product are prone to face challenges with respect to maintaining a steady stream of orders flowing in. The selection criteria for vendors mainly depend on the raw material access of vendors, pricing models, and portfolio of projects on similar lines. The competitive landscape of the industry is high in different geographical regions and food disinfectant type variations.

Prominent Vendors
  • Ecolab
  • ITC
  • Marico
  • AgroFresh

Other Prominent Vendors
  • Sanosil
  • Diversey
  • Eat Cleaner
  • Fit Organic
  • Environne
  • Biokleen
  • Nutraneering
  • Beaumont Products
  • United Chemical Company
  • Decco
  • Xeda International
  • P&G
  • Santic


1. What is the antimicrobial food disinfectant market size and growth rate during the forecast period?
2. What are the factors impacting the growth of the antimicrobial food disinfectant market share?
3. What are the drivers, trends, and restraints in the antimicrobial food disinfectant market?
4. Who are the leading vendors in the antimicrobial food disinfectant market, and what are their market shares?
5. What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the antimicrobial food disinfectant market share?

Table of Contents

1 Research Methodology2 Research Objectives3 Research Process
4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of The Study
5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation
6 Market at a Glance
7 Introduction
7.1 Overview
7.2 Impact of Covid-19
8 Market Opportunities & Trends
8.1 Increase In Shelf Life
8.2 Government Regulations On Food Safety
9 Market Growth Enablers
9.1 Growing Foodborne Illnesses
9.2 Consumption Of Healthy Food Products
10 Market Restraints
10.1 Use Of Homemade Solutions
10.2 Competitive Marketplace
10.3 Lack Of Awareness About Use Of Disinfectants
11 Market Landscape
11.1 Market Overview
11.2 Market Size & Forecast
11.3 Five Forces Analysis
12 Application
12.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
12.2 Market Overview
12.3 Fruits & Vegetables
12.4 Meat & Poultry
12.5 Fish & Seafood
13 End User
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Market Overview
13.3 Commercial & Industrial
13.4 Residential
14 Product
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14.2 Market Overview
14.3 Liquid
14.4 Granules
14.5 Spray
15 Geography
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
15.2 Geographic Overview
16 North America
16.1 Market Overview
16.2 Market Size & Forecast
16.3 Application
16.4 End User
16.5 Product
16.6 Key Countries
17 Europe
17.1 Market Overview
17.2 Market Size & Forecast
17.3 Application
17.4 End-User
17.5 Product
17.6 Key Countries
18.1 Market Overview
18.2 Application
18.3 End-User
18.4 Product
18.5 Key Countries
19 Middle East And Africa
19.1 Market Overview
19.2 Market Size & Forecast
19.3 Application
19.4 End User
19.5 Product
19.6 Key Countries
20 Latin America
20.1 Market Overview
20.2 Market Size & Forecast
20.3 Application
20.4 End User
20.5 Product
20.6 Key Countries
21 Competitive Landscape
21.1 Competition Overview
22 Key Company Profiles
22.1 Ecolab
22.2 ITC
22.3 Marico
22.4 Agrofresh
23 Other Prominent Vendors
23.1 Sanosil
23.2 Diversey
23.3 Eat Cleaner
23.4 Fit Organic
23.5 Purely Essential
23.6 Biokleen
23.7 Nutraneering
23.8 Beaumont Products
23.9 United Chemical Company
23.10 Decco
23.11 Xeda International
23.12 P&G
23.13 Santic
24 Report Summary
24.1 Key Takeaways
24.2 Strategic Recommendations
25 Quantitative Summary
25.1 Geography
25.2 North America
25.3 Europe
25.4 APAC
25.5 Middle East And Africa
25.6 Latin America
25.7 Product
25.8 Application
26 Appendix
26.1 Abbreviations

Companies Mentioned

  • Ecolab
  • ITC
  • Marico
  • AgroFresh
  • Sanosil
  • Diversey
  • Eat Cleaner
  • Fit Organic
  • Environne
  • Biokleen
  • Nutraneering
  • Beaumont Products
  • United Chemical Company
  • Decco
  • Xeda International
  • P&G
  • Santic


Our research comprises a mix of primary and secondary research. The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, company pipeline charts, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, journals and conferences, internal proprietary databases, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in any given market.

Primary research involves email interactions with the industry participants across major geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to, CEOs, VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers. We primarily rely on internal research work and internal databases that we have populated over the years. We cross-verify our secondary research findings with the primary respondents participating in the study.