Is Your Packaging Ready for the Boom in Industrial Cleaning Products?

Is Your Packaging Ready for the Boom in Industrial Cleaning Products?

The industrial cleaning market is projected to increase in the near-term, per a global forecast from Markets and Markets rapidly.

But what’s interesting is that the growth projected in this report spans from 2019 to 2024, so it doesn’t even consider the apparent increase that will have come from the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless, the overall outlook is positive, with the market expected to increase from $46.8 billion in 2019 to $58.2 billion by 2024 – and in the United States alone. That represents a continuous average growth rate, or CAGR, of 4.5 percent. A separate study from Smithers that assesses industrial and institutional cleaning from 2015 to 2021 states that market worth is projected to be $51 billion in 2021 – representing about a 6 percent CAGR.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at industrial cleaning market trends in 2021 and the key market drivers behind things.

Key Market Drivers

So what are the key market drivers behind the projected increase in the industrial cleaning market? Primarily, it’s based on increased demand for cleaning applications, particularly in workplace hygiene. Many employers realize that healthier employees mean more productive and happier employees – and one significant way to keep employees healthy is to ensure that everything that can be done to prevent disease transmission is being done. This is combined with increasingly strict workplace hygiene regulations in many of the areas experiencing growth, thereby requiring more intensive cleaning.

Furthermore, certain global regions are also poised for growth because of the continued industrialization of such areas. The region that’s projected to be the ripest for potential is the Asia-Pacific region. Other places with the potential for significant growth include Brazil, India, Australia, the U.K., Australia, and the United States based on continuous industrial growth and development. In areas where industrial cleaning is projected to grow, metal cleaning is explicitly expected to demand, particularly in the automotive and aerospace industries. 

The Surging Healthcare Market

When it comes to market sector trends, there’s no question that healthcare is driving it, especially when it comes to the rise in infectious disease prevention and mitigation from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is on top of already high cleaning standards throughout medical centers, doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other healthcare environments. 

Even in less developed societies, there’s a continuous focus on increasing hygiene awareness, fueling growth for more cleaning products, per a study from Smithers.

Trends and Opportunities

There are other trends to keep an eye on when it comes to industrial cleaning – and perhaps the leading trend is a common one across all markets and industries: sustainability. There’s increased demand for green and bio-based cleaning chemicals, and there are various manufacturers that are doing their part to bring clean, useful chemicals to fruition. Certain studies indicate that green cleaning is expected to represent a total revenue of $11.6 billion by 2029, which is a significant increase from the $3.9 billion market share the industry held in 2019. However, to reiterate, green cleaning solutions can’t be sustainable – green cleaning solutions must also perform well, be comparable in cost to conventional solutions and work for a variety of cleaning purposes.

Your Industry and Application

If you’re packaging needs span the following industries and applications, CDF’s UN-certified bag-in-box serves them:

  • Chemical: adhesives, agricultural, automotive oils, chemicals, coatings, detergents, inks, lubricants, paints, petroleum
  • Cosmetic: cleansers, conditioner, cream, liquid makeup, lotion, shampoo, tanning spray
  • Food & Beverage: flavorings, purees, sauces, vinegar, beverage base, coffee, dairy, juice, lemonade, tea, water
  • Medical

Let’s Get Classy

If you’re in any portion of the packaging supply chain— manufacturing, distribution and transportation, or end-use customer—you probably already know about the classification of your substances. Here’s a quick review of the two classes CDF serves with bag-in-box packaging solutions.

What Is Class II?

If your product is gaseous or contains gases in the material mix, it would fall under the class I group. This group demands the most rigorous results—survival from a 1.8-meter drop—and also encompasses immediately dangerous items, such as poisons. If your product falls in this packaging category, you are responsible for determining and choosing packaging. This includes bag-in-box-style packaging, and ensures reliable containment during shipment and storage.

What Is Class III?

If your product is liquid and potentially flammable, particularly if there’s an explosive risk, your product would fall into class III packaging. To pass muster, and in order to stay in compliance as a class III product, your bag-in-box packaging will have to remain intact and viable from a drop of 1.2 meters. You are also responsible for determining if your product falls into this category, but with both class II and class III products, the right packaging partner will help you make sure your packaging solutions are in compliance.

Bag-in-Box Performance Benefits

  • Bag-in-box is a replacement for many rigid packages, including cube-shaped inserts, cans, and plastic pails.
  • Both pillow and form-fit bags are suitable for use with manual, semi-automatic, and fully automatic fill lines.
  • Virtually a flat bag, minimizing shipping and warehouse space requirements.
  • Bag-in-box uses significantly less plastic and on average, costs notably less than a similar capacity rigid container, including plastic pails, bottle, and cube-shaped containers.
  • Dispenses without surging or glugging.
  • Bag-in-box offers excellent quality due to its superior seam strength.
  • Bag-in-box fills without air, therefore no foaming or splashing.

These certifications and classifications translate to “reliability” when it comes to finding the right packaging. The best way to protect yourself, your product, and the reputation of your brand is to partner with a packaging supplier that understands and uses them responsibly. CDF has been providing trustworthy and comprehensive packaging solutions to your industry for more than 40 years, so when you use one of our designs, you’ll know your products are safe and in compliance. Whether you’re packing and transporting class II, class III, or other items that you want assurance will travel safely, if it’s in one of our boxes, you’ll know it’s arriving intact.

CDF’s UN-Certified bag-in-box meets all UN requirements and is certified by a third-party lab following the Department of Transportation guidelines. Click here for more information on CDF’s UN-certified bag-in-box.