Innovations triggered by the pandemic are pushing industries to adopt long-lasting antimicrobial technology, says Frost & Sullivan
SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The outbreak of COVID-19 unlocked the demand for antimicrobial technologies across sectors, finds Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities for Global Antimicrobial Technologies Enabled by COVID-19. The pandemic triggered innovations in antimicrobial technologies and encouraged healthcare, automotive, building and construction sectors to adopt long-lasting antimicrobial technology. Further, the need for antimicrobial technology as a macro form of COVID-19 prevention and to reduce the risk of rapid spreading will raise the global government interest in antimicrobial surface, biofilm, and coating adoption in building, construction, and food packaging by 2025.
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“Interest in developing and using antimicrobial nanomaterials is on the rise in advanced nations, particularly for building and construction applications,” said Hamizah Shamsudeen, Chemicals, Materials & Nutrition Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “Additionally, these implementations offer a high total surface area that enables the development of highly effective antimicrobial surface technologies.”
Shamsudeen added: “With biotechnological processes producing novel molecules, metal-based antimicrobials can profile efficient solutions to infection care and health. However, they require proper handling for long-term use in human and agricultural health, with bioremediation as a recovery option.”
Market participants can reap the benefits of expanding the antimicrobial technologies market by:
- Collaborating with industrial stakeholders in technology development to understand the risk of toxicity of graphene oxide (GO) composites, as this will enhance the technology’s commercialization potential.
- Pivoting the adoption of nanomaterials for imparting multi-functional benefits in packaging and FMCG industries.
- Focusing on the solvent-free extrusion process through industrial partnerships to drive the adoption of metal and metal-oxide ions as antimicrobial agents, providing a sustainable alternative for antimicrobial technology.
- Leveraging digital technologies, such as digital twins and electronic health and medical records, to improve antimicrobial features.
Growth Opportunities for Global Antimicrobial Technologies Enabled by COVID-19 is the latest addition to Frost & Sullivan’s Chemicals, Materials & Nutrition research and analyses available through the Frost & Sullivan Leadership Council, which helps organizations identify a continuous flow of growth opportunities to succeed in an unpredictable future.
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Growth Opportunities for Global Antimicrobial Technologies Enabled by COVID-19