The global cleanroom technologies are anticipated to reach USD 7.3 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 7.2 percent over the forecast period. Major factors driving the growth of this market include the stringent regulatory framework, growth in the biologics sector, surge in demand for sterilized pharmaceutical formulations, rise in demand for medical equipment, and technological advancements in cleanroom technology.
However, factors such as high operational cost that is associated with the cleanrooms are predicted to restrain this market growth. Both the use as well as the maintenance of a cleanroom is not only a complex process but since the cost of construction of standard cleanrooms for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing may range between USD 100 to more than USD 1000 per square foot the maintenance of these facilities becomes expensive.
In addition to it, the price per square feet is not the same for ISO 6 and ISO 8 cleanrooms, this is because the amount of air supplied in both classes of cleanrooms varies. The air is 100 times cleaner in an ISO 6 cleanroom when compared to the air in an ISO 8 cleanroom.
Therefore, it helps in doubling the air conditioning capacity of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems.
No specific guidelines for cleanroom designs
Cleanrooms are mostly designed according to customer requirements and specifications on the basis of the product specifications and customer-specific design needs, but there are no specific guidelines for cleanroom designs for different application areas or product types. Hence, this leads to several challenges for cleanroom manufacturers as the manufacturers have to follow distinct types of designs every time they work for a client.
Based on the product, the cleanroom technologies market is classified into consumables, equipment, and controls and among these the consumables landscape is accounted for the largest market share in 2019. Moreover, the proliferation of pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical equipment enterprises in facilitating the implementation of disposable protective clothing. This has led to the increase in adoption of the consumables in the cleanroom technologies market.
Design-flexible & easy to install
Based on the construction type, the cleanroom technologies market is divided into standard/drywall cleanrooms, hardwall cleanrooms, softwall cleanrooms, and pass-through cabinets and among these, the hardwall cleanrooms segment is anticipated to witness the highest growth during the forecast period and this is mainly owing to the surge in demand for cleanrooms. Since cleanrooms are not only more design-flexible than standard and softwall cleanrooms, but they are also easy to install, and easy to reconfigure.
The cleanroom technologies market in the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) over the forecast period and this is owing to the favorable government regulations, rising healthcare expenditure, and the growing base of pharma companies in the region. Therefore, all of these are driving the adoption of cleanroom solutions in the Asia Pacific region.