Global Sterilization Equipment Industry - Market Insights, Analysis, and Forecast to 2020
Sterilization process can be performed by the application of heat, radiation, chemical and pressure. Sterilization via application of heat can be achieved via dry heat or steam. In current scenario, the market for dry heat is diminishing and application of steam for sterilizing is gaining market share.
Application of various chemicals such as nitrogen dioxide, bleach, ethylene oxide, phthalaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, ozone, formaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid, also enable effective sterilization. These chemical applications are performed in low temperature sterilization equipment. Radiation sterilization uses application of rays such as gamma, ultraviolet, electron beam and X-rays.