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Published on : Jan 27, 2016

In the wake of dreadful diseases, the global hand sanitizer market has been growing at a rapid pace. Hand sanitizers have become an important part of the sanitary kits in offices, homes, schools, and personal bags because not always does one have the option of using soap and water for the purpose of cleaning hands. These sanitizers are especially effective for killing microorganisms and germs that can lead to diseases and infections. Hand sanitizers are mainly alcohol based as alcohol helps in killing the germs. Due to their effectiveness, hand sanitizers are being effectively used for at hospitals and by food service providers where maintaining a certain level of hygiene is of utmost importance.

Prime Growth Drivers for Global Hand Sanitizer MarketĀ 

  1. The global hand sanitizer market is primarily driven by introduction of new products that are smoother and softer on the skin. Furthermore, the growing awareness amongst consumers about the importance of hand hygiene for keeping contagious diseases at bay is also promoting the growth of the global hand sanitizer market.
  2. The innovations seen in the manufacturing of hand sanitizers such as addition of new fragrances and better formulations is proving to be a new trend in the market.
  3. Additionally, changes in the lifestyles of people that are bringing about adoption of western methods is also expected to lead to growth of the hand sanitizer market in the developing countries.
  4. Though North America is the biggest shareholder in the overall hand sanitizer market, Asia Pacific is set to witness a remarkable trend as the region is moving towards better hand hygiene.

Some of the key players in this industry are The Procter and Gamble Company, Gojo industry Inc., Kutol Products Company, Reckitt benckiser group Plc., The Himalaya Drug Company, Linkwell Corporation, Best Sanitizers Inc., Henkel Corporation, Unilever, and Vi-Jon Laboratories. The only drawback for the global hand sanitizer market are the risks related to the use of chemical ingredients.