Cleveland OH, March 8, 2023 – According to a new study by The Freedonia Group, Manufacturing Wipes
, demand for wet special purpose manufacturing wipes is forecast to increase 4.6% per year to $20 million in 2026, a rebound from the 2016-2021 period, as manufacturing and economic factors continue to rise from 2020 lows. However, this strong growth rate accounts for minimal change in the market, as wet special purpose wipes occupy only 8% of the special purpose wipes market.
Demand for dry special purpose manufacturing wipes is forecast to increase 2.7% per year to $221 million in 2026, an acceleration from the 2016-2021 period. Dry special purpose wipes dominate the market, accounting for 92% of the special purpose wipes market. These wipes are used in tandem with solvents applied on site.
Special purpose wipes accounted for 37% of manufacturing wipes sales in 2021. These wipes are designed for specialized performance in various technical applications, including:
• electronics production
• medical device production
• chemicals and pharmaceuticals production
• automotive and aerospace components production
• commercial and book printing
Demand for special purpose wipes is forecast to grow 2.9% annually to $241 million in 2026. Advances will be supported by an increase in manufacturing activity, with rising production of electronics and pharmaceuticals especially benefiting cleanroom wipes, which accounted for a 45% segment of the market in 2021.
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