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Steam Autoclaves Market Analysis By Configuration (Table Top, Vertical, Horizontal, Floor Standing, High Pressure), By Application (Medical, Dental, Laboratory) And Segment Forecasts To 2022

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-435-2
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global steam autoclaves market size to be valued at USD 2.89 billion by 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% during the forecast period. Rapidly increasing quantities of medical and bio-hazardous waste generated from hospitals, pharmaceutical facilities, life science research facilities, and drug factories, are expected to boost the demand for waste sterilization and waste management products.

Steam Autoclaves Market size, by configuration

This growing need for sterilization devices is expected to drive the market over the next seven years. Continued development of novel technologies which result in reduction of cost of manufacturing of larger steam autoclaves and help reduce their market prices is expected to enhance the penetration rates for these devices worldwide. Growing global population, incidence rates of hospital-acquired infection worldwide are also expected to drive market over the forecast period. Introduction of portable steam autoclaves and products with the ability to handle large procedure volumes are likely to boost usage rates.

Steam Autoclaves Market Trends

Hazardous waste management is an integral component to the healthcare industry. Maintaining disinfected, sterilized, and clean surroundings in hospitals have become increasingly important, resulting in the increased use of steam autoclaves and the implementation of a central sterile services department (CSSD) architecture. The market is predicted to grow substantially owing to aforementioned factors.

Furthermore, against any contamination the medical equipment requires autoclaving to kill fungus, bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. Steam autoclaves are used to disinfect and sterilize medical items using high pressure and temperature steam. As a result, along with increase in medical procedures and in-hospital infections, the global market for steam autoclave global market is expected to grow in the forecast period.

Moreover, the growing demand for high-quality healthcare services and improvements in the healthcare infrastructure in countries like China, India, and parts of Latin America is propelling the market growth in the forecast period. In addition, product advancements such as creation of portable and robotized versions are propelling the market growth. Increasing applications in the pharmaceutical sectors, healthcare, and dental and strict government regulations are anticipated to provide enormous opportunities for the market to develop throughout the forecast period.

However, the increasing cost of advanced autoclaves and the absence of suitable sterilization standards are projected to restrict the worldwide steam autoclave market. Furthermore, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has impeded trade and goods transit. Large sectors of the world economy were shut down, and supply chains were disrupted, all of these factors slowed market expansion. The growing use of disposable equipment is expected to be a major restraint to the industry's expansion.

Configuration Insights

The market encompasses a broad range of products with different loading and capacitive configurations. On the basis of chamber volume capacities, orientation, and loading, the market consists of front, vertical, and top-loading horizontal and high-pressure configurations of autoclaves. Overall chamber capacity ranges available in the market vary between 10 liters to over 1,500 liters for various applications in medical, dental, and laboratory settings. In 2014, vertical steam autoclaves ranging between chamber capacities of 100 liters to 500 liters accounted for the largest share of the steam autoclaves market owing to the presence of a product range, which capacity-wise covers the medium range laboratory and medical autoclaves, and the ability to be specialized for bio-hazardous waste management. Due to the growing need for hazardous waste management and medium capacity laboratory sterilization solutions, vertical steam autoclaves are expected to grow at a lucrative rate over the forecast period.

Application Insights

Applications of steam autoclaves are broadly classified into medical, dental, and pharmaceutical applications. While, both medical and laboratory applications of steam autoclaves account for a significant share of the global market revenue in 2014, owing to the prominent uses of autoclaves in healthcare establishments, hospitals, and clinical facilities, medical applications accounted for the largest share of revenue. Furthermore, due to the large capacity autoclaving solution requirements in hospitals, they account for a major share of demand larger capital intensive autoclaves. Owing to the presence of this relatively higher demand, it is expected that medical applications for autoclaves will continue to maintain the dominant market position over the forecast period. However, due to the growing demand for pharmaceutical bio-hazardous waste management and the gradually increasing levels of generation of such waste, it is expected that the laboratory applications of specialized autoclaves for bio-hazardous and solid waste management will witness growth in market demand at the highest CAGR of over 9.0% during the forecast period.

Regional Insights

Region-wise analysis of the global steam autoclaves market was performed by segmenting the market into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA. North America accounted for the largest share of the market in 2014. Significant representation, manufacturing, and distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada of almost all the major international companies in the market, issuance of biosafety, medical waste management, sterilization and disinfection mandates and guideline by regulatory agencies such as the FDA, EPA, DOT, and OSHO and regulated implementation of these mandates by the regulatory agencies are the major factors accounting for this large share.

Steam Autoclaves Market Trends by Region

Growing concern for controlling the spread of hospital acquired infections across the North American region & increasing adoption of CSSD framework region is also expected to drive demand for sterilization and disinfection products and devices throughout the forecast period. Asia Pacific is the fastest growing regional market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Some major participants in the market include Belimed Deutschland, BMM Weston, Getinge Infection Control, LTE Scientific, Matachana, Medisafe International, Panasonic, Priorclave, Tuttnauer, Eryigit Medical Devices, and Steris. The key players are striving to gain a competitive edge by frequent mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. Collaborations are primarily employed as a strategy to widen product portfolio. Market is expected to be significantly fragmented over the next seven years. The expected reduction in the cost of development and manufacturers of larger autoclaves are expected to intensify market competition in the foreseeable future.

Recent Developments

  • In February 2021, Consolidated sterilizer systems a leading manufacturer of steam autoclaves launched advanced autoclave sustainability features. This advancement will offer benefits to the medical facilities followed by initiatives to reduce the carbon emissions.

  • In April 2022, Priorclave, the European autoclave manufacturer launched two bench top autoclaves with the capacity of 40L and 60L capacity. This product range was launched to target client base within a variety of industries like pharmaceutical, healthcare, food and beverages, agriculture, and the research industry.

Steam Autoclaves Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Revenue forecast in 2022

USD 2.89 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 8.9% from 2015 to 2022

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2013 - 2015

Forecast period

2015 - 2022

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2015 to 2022

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Segments covered

Configuration, application and region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada;  Germany, U.K.; China; Japan; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Tuttnauer; Matachana; BMM Weston; Getinge Infection Control; LTE Scientific; Belimed Deutschland; Medisafe International; Panasonic; Priorclave; Eryigit Medical Devices Steris

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Global Steam Autoclaves Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2012 to 2022. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global steam autoclaves market report based on configuration, application and region.

Global Steam Autoclaves Market Segmentation

  • Configuration Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)

    • Table Top Autoclaves

    • Vertical Steam Autoclaves

    • Horizontal Steam Autoclaves

    • Floor Standing Steam Autoclaves

    • High pressure Steam Autoclaves

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)

    • Medical Steam Autoclaves

      • Hospital Steam Autoclaves

      • Clinical Steam Autoclaves

      • Medical Waste Management Steam Autoclaves

    • Dental Steam Autoclaves

    • Laboratory Steam Autoclaves

      • Pharmaceutical Steam Autoclaves

      • Bio-hazardous Waste Management Steam Autoclaves

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

    • MEA

      • South Africa

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