Cleanroom consumables are essential for the manufacturing of products in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector, as these help in maintaining the product quality throughout the production process. Thus, the growing focus on sterile manufacturing in this sector will augment the demand for cleanroom products in the coming years. Moreover, the production of medical devices and small-sized, high-efficiency equipment based on nanotechnology needs a contamination-free environment. Thus, the increasing focus on nanotechnology is expected to propel the demand for cleanroom consumables in the coming years.
Moreover, the increasing healthcare regulations are escalating the adoption of cleanroom consumables in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), quality assurance is mandatory during the clinical trials of pharmaceutical products, and the process should comply with the good clinical practices (GCP). Additionally, the production process of sterile pharmaceutical products needs to comply with the guidelines laid down by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), and other similar government agencies. According to P&S Intelligence, such stringent norms will drive the cleanroom consumables market in the coming years.
Apart from the pharma and medical device sectors, these consumables are used in high-volumes in the electronics and semiconductor industry, as they play an imperative role in maintaining the product quality. The production of sensors, integrated circuits (ICs), and other critical and highly sensitive electronic components requires a sterile ecosystem that deploys cleanroom consumables. Thus, the spurring demand for environment-friendly, energy-efficient smart home appliances will magnify the application base of cleanroom products. Furthermore, the application of these products is widely increasing in the defense, optical, food, and aerospace sectors, to ascertain the quality of the manufactured products.
The cleanroom consumables used by these end-users include apparel, stationery, adhesive mats, cleaning products, wipers, and gloves. Among these products, the utilization of gloves is increasing massively, especially in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector. Moreover, the use of cleanroom apparel is also rising due to the rising number of research activities by scientists and academics. These professionals use a range of apparel to ensure sterility and safety during experiments. Cleanroom apparel items such as shoe covers and lab coats prevent contamination by minute particles and ensure the safety of workers.
With the expansion of the pharmaceutical and electronics industries, the demand for cleanroom materials has increased significantly. To cater to this demand, several manufacturers have emerged in the cleanroom consumables market with a wide range of technologically advanced products. Major companies offering consumables for cleanrooms include Micronova Manufacturing Inc., DuPont de Nemours Inc., Valutek, Nitritex Ltd., Contec Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Berkshire Corporation, Texwipe, KM Corporation, Ansell Ltd., Micronclean, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Cantel Medical Corporation.
With time and the increasing environmental awareness, eco-friendly cleanroom consumables are becoming popular in industries. Since these products are usually disposed of after a single use, they increase the contamination and pollution levels in the environment and lead to waste generation. Certain countries have banned single-use plastics, while several others are mandating companies to incorporate a certain percentage of plastic waste into the production of other stuff. This is why single-use gloves, boot covers, and lab coats are now being recycled and transformed into sustainable consumer products, such as plastic chairs and plastic benches.
Thus, the increasing requirement for a sterile environment in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology, medical device, and electronics and semiconductor sectors will add to the demand for cleanroom consumables in the future.