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US Biocides Market

  • September 2014
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  • Freedonia
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  • 294 pages

US demand to rise 3.9% annually through 2018

US demand for specialty biocides is forecast to rise 3.9 percent per year to $4.3 billion in 2018. In volume terms, demand is projected to increase 1.3 percent per year to 1.5 billion pounds over the same period. A strong rebound in construction expenditures will support demand for biocides in the wood preservation and paint and coatings markets, while growth in consumer spending and manufacturing output will support demand for biocides used in the production of various manufactured goods. In the smaller energy market, biocide demand will be promoted by a continued expansion in hydraulic fracturing activities, which require well stimulation fluids that contain biocides.

Paint & coatings segment to pace industrial markets

Improving economic conditions, coupled with a rising emphasis on improved sanitation in production processes and workplaces, will be the primary driver of growth in the industrial markets for biocides. Biocides for use in cleaning products are expected to remain the largest industrial market, and will show favorable growth prospects going forward as concerns about hospital-acquired infections, food contamination, and other health issues continue to rise. In the industrial grouping, the paint and coatings market for biocides is expected to show the fastest gains through 2018, with biocide demand supported by increasing demand for paint in new construction and building maintenance applications, and by the continued growth in demand for water-based architectural paints, which require higher levels of biocides. Demand for biocides in other industrial markets, such as food and beverages, cosmetics and toiletries, and pulp and paper, will be supported by rising output from these industries and continued emphasis on reducing microbial populations that may pose a risk to consumer or environmental health.

Energy to be fastest growing major market

Biocide demand in the energy markets -- including oilfield, pipeline, and refinery and additive applications -- is expected to outpace every other major market for biocides through 2018. Growth will be supported by the increase in the use of hydraulic fracturing techniques, as tight oil and shale gas formations continue to play important roles in the US energy industry and as overall production has increased. The well stimulation fluids used in hydraulic fracturing typically require biocides to prevent corrosion and production issues that may be caused by bacterial contamination. Additionally, concerns about the negative environmental impacts of some types of biocides have contributed to greater interest in higher-value biocides that can be used in smaller dosages and are less environmentally harmful. The consumer and commercial markets for biocides are expected to show the slowest growth going forward. The pool and spa segment, which accounts for the majority of demand in this market, is projected to remain stagnant as the number of pools and spas in use is expected to grow slowly, and as pool and spa biocides face rising competition from chemical generation equipment and other types of water disinfection equipment. In municipal water treatment activities, demand for specialty biocides is in the US is forecast to remain limited as users in this market tend to be more price sensitive, and will continue to depend on commodity biocides and non-chemical treatment alternatives such as filtration and membrane treatment.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study, Biocides, presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) plus forecasts (2018 and 2023) by product, market and function. The study also details market environment factors, assesses the industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles US industry competitors.

Table Of Contents

US Biocides Market
General 4
Macroeconomic Overview 5
Demographic Trends 9
Consumer Spending Overview 13
Manufacturing Overview 16
Construction Expenditures 20
Pricing and Product Mix 23
Environmental and Regulatory Considerations 25
Competitive Materials and Technologies 28
Commodity Chemicals 28
Nonchemical Technologies 32
International Activity and Foreign Trade 36
Historical Market Trends 37
General 40
Halogen Compounds 43
Chloroisocyanurates 46
Iodophors 49
Halogenated Hydantoins 53
Sodium Bromide 56
Other Halogen Compounds 58
Metallic Compounds 59
Copper Compounds 62
Copper Azole 65
Alkaline Copper Quaternary (ACQ) 66
Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) 67
Other Copper Compounds 68
Other Metallic Compounds 70
Oxybisphenoxarsine (OBPA) 71
All Other Metallic Compounds 72
Phenolic Compounds 74
Triclosan 76
Pentachlorophenol 77
Other Phenolic Compounds 78
Nitrogen Compounds 79
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds 81
Fatty Amines and Other Nitrogen Compounds 84
Organosulfurs 86
Isothiazolones 89
Pyridine Derivatives 91
Other Organosulfurs 92
Organic Acids 92
Sorbates 95
Propionic Acid and Propionates 96
Benzoic Acid and Benzoates 97
Parabens and Other Organic Acids 99
Glutaraldehyde 100
Other Biocides 102
General 105
Preservative and Additive 107
Water Treatment 112
Consumer and Commercial 114
Industrial and Energy 115
Processing 118
General 121
Industrial 123
Cleaning Products 126
Industry Overview 127
Biocide Demand 128
Wood Preservation 130
Industry Overview 131
Biocide Demand 133
Food and Beverages 136
Industry Overview 137
Biocide Demand 140
Paint and Coatings 145
Industry Overview 146
Biocide Demand 147
Cosmetics and Toiletries 151
Industry Overview 152
Biocide Demand 155
Pulp and Paper 158
Industry Overview 159
Biocide Demand 162
Other Industrial Markets 168
Consumer and Commercial 170
Pools and Spas 172
Pool and Spa Overview 173
Biocide Demand 174
Other Consumer and Commercial 176
Energy 179
Energy Industry Overview 180
Biocide Demand 184
Oilfield Biocides 185
Pipeline and Storage Biocides 187
Refinery and Lubricant Additive Biocides 189
General 191
Market Share 194
Industry Restructuring 198
Competitive Strategies 201
Marketing and Distribution 205
Cooperative Agreements 208
Company Profiles 211
Akcros Chemicals Limited 212
Akzo Nobel NV 214
Albemarle Corporation 217
Arch Wood Protection, see Lonza Group
Arkema SA 220
Ashland Incorporated 223
Baker Hughes Incorporated 225
Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated 231
BioLab, see KIK Custom Products
Buckman Laboratories International Incorporated 233
CECA, see Arkema
Champion Technologies, see Ecolab
Chemetall US, see Rockwood Holdings
Chemlogic, see Solvay
Chemtura Corporation 235
Clariant International Limited 239
Corsitech, see Ecolab
Cytec Industries Incorporated 241
Dow Chemical Company 242
Ecolab Incorporated 249
Elementis plc 253
GE Water and Process Technologies, see General Electric
General Electric Company 255
Great Lakes Solutions, see Chemtura
Israel Chemicals Limited 257
Kemira Oyj 260
KIK Custom Products Incorporated 262
KMG Chemicals Incorporated 265
Koppers Holdings Incorporated 267
Lonza Group Limited 272
Lubrizol, see Berkshire Hathaway
Mason Chemical, see Pilot Chemical
Milliken and Company 276
Nalco, see Ecolab
Novecare, see Solvay
Occidental Petroleum Corporation 278
Osmose Holdings Incorporated 281
OxyChem, see Occidental Petroleum
Pilot Chemical Company 283
Rockwood Holdings Incorporated 284
Solvay SA 286
Stepan Company 288
Thor Group Limited 290
Troy Corporation 292
Ultra Pure Chemicals, see KMG Chemicals
Viance, see Dow Chemical and Rockwood Holdings


Summary Table 3
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Population and Households 13
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 16
4 Manufacturers' Shipments 20
5 Construction Expenditures 23
6 Biocide Pricing 25
7 Biocide Market, 2003-2013 39
1 Biocide Demand by Type 42
2 Halogen Compound Demand by Type 45
3 Chloroisocyanurate Biocide Demand by Market 49
4 Iodophor Biocide Demand by Market 53
5 Halogenated Hydantoin Biocide Demand by Market 55
6 Sodium Bromide Biocide Demand by Market 57
7 Other Halogen Biocide Demand by Market 59
8 Metallic Compound Biocide Demand by Type and Market 61
9 Copper Compound Biocide Demand by Type and Market 64
10 Other Metallic Compound Biocide Demand by
Type and Market 71
11 Phenolic Compound Biocide Demand by Type and Market 75
12 Nitrogen Compound Biocide Demand by Type and Market 81
13 Quaternary Ammonium Compound Biocide Demand
by Market 84
14 Fatty Amine and Other Nitrogen Compound Biocide Demand
by Market 86
15 Organosulfur Biocide Demand by Type and Market 88
16 Organic Acid Biocide Demand by Type and Market 94
17 Glutaraldehyde Biocide Demand by Market 102
18 Other Biocide Demand by Market 104
1 Biocide Demand by Function 106
2 Preservative and Additive Biocide Demand by Market 111
3 Water Treatment Biocide Demand by Segment 113
4 Consumer and Commercial Water Treatment Biocide Demand 115
5 Industrial and Energy Water Treatment Biocide Demand 117
6 Processing Biocide Demand by Market 120
1 Biocide Demand by Market 122
2 Industrial Biocide Demand by Market 125
3 Cleaning Product Shipments 128
4 Cleaning Product Market for Biocides 130
5 Wood Preservation Indicators 133
6 Wood Preservation Market for Biocides 136
7 Food and Beverage Shipments 140
8 Food and Beverage Market for Biocides 142
9 Paint and Coatings Shipments 147
10 Paint and Coatings Market for Biocides 151
11 Cosmetic and Toiletry Supply and Demand 155
12 Cosmetic and Toiletry Market for Biocides 158
13 Paper and Board Supply and Demand 162
14 Pulp and Paper Market for Biocides 164
15 Other Industrial Markets for Biocides by Market and Type 170
16 Consumer and Commercial Markets for Biocides 172
17 Pools and Spas in Use 174
18 Pool and Spa Market for Biocides 176
19 Other Consumer and Commercial Markets for Biocides
by Type 178
20 Oil and Gas Indicators 183
21 Energy Market for Biocides 185
22 Oilfield Biocides 187
23 Pipeline and Storage Biocides 189
24 Refinery and Lubricant Additive Biocides 190
1 US Biocide Sales by Company, 2013 193
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 200
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 210


1 Biocide Demand by Type, 2013 43
2 Halogen Compound Demand, 2013 46
3 Metallic Compound Biocide Demand, 2013 62
4 Phenolic Biocide Demand, 2013 76
5 Organosulfur Biocide Demand, 2013 89
6 Organic Acid Biocide Demand, 2013 95
1 Biocide Demand by Function, 2013 107
2 Preservative and Additive Biocide Demand by Market, 2013 112
1 Biocide Demand by Market, 2013 123
2 Industrial Markets for Biocides, 2013 126
1 Biocide Market Share, 2013 195

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