Personal air showers are enclosed one-way, one and two-way, or two-way antechambers that separate a controlled environment from the outside. These controlled environments may include clean rooms in hospitals and clinics, laboratories or production units where it is necessary to keep the air clean from contaminants like particulate matter or pathogens.
Personal air showers usually use high-efficiency particulate absorbing filters or ultra-low particulate air filters to cleanse people or objects of dust, lint and other contaminants so as to ensure that the contaminants are not inadvertently carried into the controlled environment. They are essential to maintain the integrity of clean rooms, laboratories, etc.
The competition landscape in the personal air shower market is highly fragmented despite the technological expertise required for product manufacturing. A key reason for this fragmentation is several players form the affiliated healthcare and technology industries participating in the market to capitalise on its steady growth in recent years. Some such pan-industry players include ??mb?rl?-?l?rk ??r??r?t??n, Du ??nt, ?ll?n??? ???l W?rk? and R???l ?mt??h.
Another reason for the fragmentation is differing legislations in several countries, especially in Europe, that require specific guidelines for personal air showers and clean rooms, thereby placing limitations on products entering their domestic markets.
Besides the participation of pan-industries players, the competition landscape in the market can also be divided in terms of companies that specialise in manufacturing of personal air showers, such as ????? ???hn?l?g???, ?ugh?? ??f?t? ?h?w?r?, etc. and those that specialise in all types of clean room equipment, such as Felcon Clean Room Technology, Clean Room Depot, Integrated Clean Room Technologies, Clean Air Products, etc.
Some of the key players in the global personal air shower market include ????? ???hn?l?g???, ??rr? Un?v?r??l, R???l ?mt??h, Clean Room Depot, ???? Gr?u?, ??mb?rl?-?l?rk ??r??r?t??n, Exyte Technology, Felcon Clean Room Technology, ???n??? ????nt?f?? ???hn?l?g???, Integrated Clean Room Technologies, ?ugh?? ??f?t? ?h?w?r?, Du ??nt, ??r ????n?? U??, Clean Air Products and ?ll?n??? ???l W?rk?.
Drivers of the Personal Air Shower Market
The increasing demand for personal air showers has corresponded with the increasing demand for clean rooms in sectors such as healthcare, chemicals, biotechnology, biomedicine, biochemistry, electronics, telecommunication, etc. Increasing manufacturing of sensitive electronic and telecommunication equipment has been a leading driver of the personal air shower market in recent years.
Impact of Covid-19
The lockdowns instituted due to the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in supply chain disruptions in recent months, but the more enduring negative impact on the personal air shower market will be felt due to the global economic slowdown that is unfolding. This is since the ‘new’ avenues for the market, such as electronics and telecommunication, will be hard hit and companies may seek to reduce costs; clean rooms are likely to be one of the first casualties.
However, healthcare and affiliated sectors have a core dependency on clean rooms. These sectors are also likely to be strengthened in the aftermath of the pandemic. Furthermore, smaller institutions and persons vulnerable to pathogens too are likely to invest in clean rooms and personal air showers. Hence, the personal air shower market will witness strong growth in these sectors. These push and pull factors render previous models for the market obsolete.
The North American and European regional segments had dominated the personal air shower market due to greater penetration of the healthcare sector and strong scientific research traditions in these regions. They also benefited from stringent government regulations.
The East Asian segment has seen fastest market growth in recent years due to the growing Chinese economy, even as developed countries in the region have increasingly adopted clean room technologies.
South Asia offers a huge potential market on account of high-population density and growing economies of India and the Southeast Asian nations. Latin America, Oceania and Middle-East and Africa are other key regional segments for the market.
The personal air showers market can be segmented based on the following:
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