North America is largest regional market, with Asia the growing fastest
Asian market will help drive growth owing to awareness of benefits
Active silver has emerged as most widely used raw material for these coatings
Fuelled by rise in health awareness and availability of easy-to-use products
Emerging markets will see faster growth than developed markets
IEST publishes new guidance on cleanroom garments– 22-Dec-2011
IEST-RP-CC003.4 addresses the gowning of personnel as a critical aspect of contamination control
Aseptic packaging market to exceed US$5bn in 2015– 15-Dec-2011
Growth from drug sterility needs and distribution and storage advantages in food and beverages
Hygiene certificate checks disinfection in laundries– 19-Sep-2011
Adds to Hotelcheck Hygiene scheme that checks cleanliness of main hotel areas
Gloves head cleanroom expenditure, report reveals– 14-Mar-2011
Asia is fastest-growing region for both consumables and hardware
Excise tax to be imposed in 2013
Will continue to benefit from ease-of-use and reduced risk of cross-contamination
From ‘supersize’ to super small– 1-Nov-2012
Despite the global economic slow down, the US remains one of the larger markets for cleanrooms and contamination control products. Recent austerity measures have seen space budgets slashed and the semiconductorelectronics and solar/flat panel sector has also declined recently, but spending on healthcare and R&D is on the increase, while nanotechnology could provide a further boost to the cleanroom market.
The UK banks on research and science– 22-Mar-2012
UK industry is currently beset by high business costs, overly cautious lending and government austerity measures. But some support for r&d has been forthcoming through recent UK Government funding and tax credits, while regional grants are encouraging investment in some areas. The pharmaceutical industry accounts for 60% of r&d spending in the UK, but other sectors such as healthcare, automotive and the space industry, are offering opportunities for cleanroom suppliers.
Kozy times for the French– 23-Jan-2012
France is strong in industrial sectors, including telecoms, aerospace and defence, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and automobile production. As a leading exponent of nuclear energy, it has developed specialised contamination control knowhow. Per capita spending on medicines and healthcare is among the highest in Europe and it ranks among the top five largest medical device markets in the world. France is a large r&d spender, focused around innovation clusters dedicated to various industry sectors.