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Global Cleanroom Consumables Market - Outlook and Forecast 2022-2027
The cleanroom consumables market is a rapidly growing industry driven by the need to maintain controlled work environments in sectors such as semiconductor, electronics, pharmaceuticals, medical, and high-tech manufacturing. The market was valued at $12.65 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach $20.82 billion by 2027, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.66% from 2022 to 2027.
Cleanrooms are enclosed work areas where contaminants and airborne particles are minimized to specific levels. They are critical for ensuring manufacturing processes are controlled to achieve high-quality products and higher yields. In industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical, and biotechnology, cleanrooms are essential for controlling bacteria, viruses, humidity, and temperature.
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The increasing demand for cleanroom control products and consumables to prevent contamination has fueled the growth of the market. In 2021, the market’s value was estimated at approximately $12.65 billion, with the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) holding half of the global market share.
The market is expected to experience significant growth, driven by emerging trends like the use of diverse substrate materials, evolving end-user expectations, and the adoption of industry 4.0 and IoT technologies. Additionally, specialized manufacturing and advanced research and development activities, once dominated by the US and Europe, are expanding to emerging economies in APAC, particularly in countries like China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan.
The APAC region is witnessing high growth in cleanroom supplies due to the increasing demand for new cleanroom setups and the establishment of semiconductor and microprocessor fabrication units. The primary end-user sectors for cleanrooms include semiconductors, electronics, pharmaceuticals, hospitals and healthcare, among others, with semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare driving the demand for cleanroom facilities.
The consumer electronics market, supported mainly by China’s manufacturing industry, is also contributing to the growth of the cleanroom consumables market. The semiconductor industry holds a significant share of the global market, followed by the pharmaceutical, medical, and automotive sectors. With technological advancements, the semiconductor devices market is expected to continue growing in the future.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the market, with reduced purchasing power leading consumers to prioritize essential products only. The demand for cleanroom consumables decreased during the peak of the pandemic. However, from 2022 to 2027, as the effects of the pandemic subside, the market is anticipated to resume its growth.
Despite the challenges faced during the pandemic, the Asian market, particularly China, has played a vital role in the growth of the cleanroom consumables market in recent years.
The global trend of increasing disposable income and population growth has driven the consumption of packaged and processed foods. The COVID-19 lockdowns also contributed to increased consumption of packaged foods due to concerns over open and raw food products. Cleanrooms play a crucial role in various food processing industries, ensuring food quality, longer shelf life, and aseptic processing of products like yogurt, milk, sausages, flavored milk, and even mushrooms.
Large tech companies entering the market with innovative products have encouraged traditional manufacturers to shift their focus. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) need to align with suppliers, especially in emerging markets, where low-cost components are still prevalent. This can raise fabrication costs for specialized products, impacting the overall need for cleanroom consumables.
The global cleanroom consumables market is witnessing evolving standards that impose strict regulations and emphasizes shrinking microchip sizes and precision engineering. These trends are shaping the industry’s future direction.
The market is segmented based on various factors, including product, end-user, and region.
Segmentation by Product
Segmentation by End-User
Electronics & Semiconductor
Defense & Aerospace
Food & Beverages
Segmentation by Geography
North America – US, Canada
Europe – Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain
APAC – China, Japan, South Korea
Latin America – Brazil, Mexico, Argentina
Middle East & Africa -Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel
The cleanroom apparel segment has emerged as the dominant player in the global cleanroom consumables market. Looking ahead, cleanroom gloves are expected to experience a high compound annual growth rate (CAGR). This can be attributed to several factors that will drive the market, including innovations in healthcare and disease control prompted by an aging population, the strong growth forecast of the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industry due to technologies like IoT, increasing safety concerns, and government regulations emphasizing the safety and efficacy of medicines and drugs.
In 2021, the electronics and semiconductor segment accounted for the largest market share, followed by the commercial sector with a 28-29% share. The global semiconductor industry achieved sales of approximately USD 440 billion in 2020, indicating a 6-7% increase compared to the USD 412 billion recorded in 2019. December 2020 witnessed sales growth of around 8-8.5% compared to December 2019.
Emerging economies such as India, China, and Brazil are experiencing rapid growth in the pharmaceutical industry and research environment. Consequently, there has been a gradual migration of research and economic activities from the US and Europe to these economies. Key factors driving the pharmaceutical market include government initiatives, rising per capita incomes, an aging population, increased access to healthcare, and rapid urbanization.
The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region holds a significant share of 47.10% in the cleanroom consumables market and exhibits expertise across all application areas. The aerospace, electronics and semiconductor, and pharmaceutical industries have made substantial contributions to the cleanroom consumables market in this region. Specialized research and development (R&D) and production clusters in countries like South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and India have accelerated market growth in recent years.
In Europe, the growth rate has decelerated due to the shift of high-volume, low-value manufacturing to China and other APAC countries. There is a greater demand for high-quality engineered products with low volume that utilize premium raw materials, particularly in the healthcare industry. Additionally, the pricing structure in Europe tends to be slightly higher than in APAC and North America, as it encompasses higher labor costs, taxes, and duties.
The dynamic nature of the technological landscape can have adverse effects on vendors as end-users demand continuous innovation and upgrades. Given the current circumstances, vendors are compelled to adapt and refine their unique value proposition in order to establish a strong presence in the industry. These prominent vendors have a global presence across at least three major geographical regions, namely North America, APAC, and Europe. The global cleanroom consumables market is characterized by a high level of fragmentation, with numerous vendors offering cleanroom consumables at varying price points.
However, there are also vendors who offer products with similar specifications but at lower prices. This will intensify the price competition among vendors during the forecast period. Additionally, the market faces the challenge of potential infiltration by low-quality products from Chinese vendors. Major vendors consistently vie for the leading position in the market, occasionally facing competition from local vendors.
The market is characterized by the presence of diverse international and regional vendors. As international players expand their footprint in the market, regional vendors may encounter increasing difficulties in competing with them. Competition will primarily be based on factors such as quality, quantity, technology, services, and pricing.
Key companies profiled in this report include DuPont, Illinois Tools Works, Berkshire Corporation, Kimberly-Clark, Aramark Corporation, Micronova Manufacturing, Blue Thunder Technlogies, Nitritex, Valutek, Contec, Riverstone Holdings, Prudential Overall Supply, TechNiGlove, PLX Industries, Micronclean, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Cardinal Health, ANSELL, ABEBA Spezialschuh-Ausstatter ABEBA, Bolle Safety, Tristel, uvex group, Pfennig Reinigungstechnik, Vileda Professional, CCR, Foamtec International, High-Tech Conversions, Perfex Corporation, Veltek Associates, Hydroflex Group, VWR International.
Key Questions Answered
WHAT WILL BE THE ESTIMATED MARKET SIZE OF THE GLOBAL CLEANROOM CONSUMABLES MARKET IN 2027?
The global cleanroom consumables market is projected to reach USD 937.58 Billion by 2027, up from USD 12.65 Billion in 2021.
WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY DRIVERS BEHIND THE GROWTH OF THE GLOBAL CLEANROOM CONSUMABLES MARKET?
The market growth of global cleanroom consumables is primarily driven by the increase in fab facilities in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, the growth of the healthcare industry, and the emergence of new biologics.
WHAT IS THE EXPECTED GROWTH RATE OF THE GLOBAL CLEANROOM CONSUMABLES MARKET?
During the forecast period, the global cleanroom consumables market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.66%.
WHO ARE THE MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE GLOBAL CLEANROOM CONSUMABLES MARKET?
Key players in the global cleanroom consumables market include DuPont, Illinois Tools Works, Berkshire Corporation, Kimberly-Clark, and Aramark Corporation.
WHAT ARE SOME NOTABLE TRENDS THAT WILL INFLUENCE THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL CLEANROOM CONSUMABLES MARKET?
The evolving cleanroom standards that impose stringent regulations and the trend towards shrinking the size of microchips and precision engineering are some of the latest trends that will shape the future of the global cleanroom consumables market.