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US Disinfectant & Antimicrobial Chemicals Market

  • June 2013
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  • Freedonia
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  • 187 pages

US demand to rise 6% annually through 2017

Demand for disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals is forecast to grow six percent annually to $1.6 billion in 2017 as more moderate price growth and shifts toward lower cost disinfectants are offset by strong volume demand growth. A rebound in building construction activity, in conjunction with an improving economy, will drive strong increases in industrial markets such as paints and coatings and plastics. In institutional and consumer applications, anxieties about disease -- foodborne, healthcare-associated infection, and antibiotic-resistant -- will lead to healthy gains amid increasing regulatory scrutiny and intensifying cleaning regimens. Rising public concern about microbial pathogens will also support growth in some industrial markets as disinfectant and antimicrobial additives are incorporated in a broader array of products.

Changing routines to favor quaternary ammonium compounds

Several factors will result in generally more thorough disinfection routines among food and beverage processors, hospitals and other health care providers, restaurants, and hotels. Heightened public concerns about foodborne illnesses such as E. coli and salmonella, increased regulatory scrutiny due to the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, and growing liability concerns will contribute to increased disinfectant demand in the food and beverage processing and restaurant and lodging markets. In the medical and health care market, growing awareness of healthcare-associated infections such as C. difficile, and antibiotic- resistant pathogens such as MRSA, compounded by the mass media’s enthusiastic coverage of deadly outbreaks, has resulted in changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rules. These changes, along with pressure from insurers, will continue to drive increasing disinfectant and antimicrobial consumption in the healthcare market. Quaternary ammonium compounds are projected to grow the fastest in these applications, owing to their efficacy, ease of use, and low toxicity.

Housing rebound to benefit organosulfur compounds

Significant growth in building construction activity, led primarily by the housing rebound, will result in the increased production of antimicrobial-containing products such as water-based architectural paint, floor coverings, home textiles, and other construction materials. Organosulfur compounds will register the most significant growth in these applications, particularly in plastics, due to performance advantages and environmental concerns about competing products.

Demographics to influence institutional, consumer uses

Demographic trends and consumer spending patterns will also influence demand for disinfectants and antimicrobials in institutional and consumer applications. An older population will spend more money at restaurants and hotels, driving disinfectant use in those environments.

Aging baby boomers will also demand more medical care, necessitating more disinfectants for health care settings. Consumer spending, which is projected to rise through 2017 as consumer confidence recovers, will support sales of specialty disinfectant cleaners and “value-added” consumer products imbued with antimicrobial properties, such as odor-resistant athletic apparel and degradation-resistant plastic products.

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, Disinfectant & Antimicrobial Chemicals, is priced at $4900. It presents historical US demand data (2002, 2007 and 2012), as well as forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by market, function, and product. The study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 20 US industry competitors.

Table Of Contents

US Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals Market
TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION vii

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4
Macroeconomic Overview 5
Population and Demographics 8
Consumer Spending Trends 13
Manufacturing Overview 15
Cleaning Products Overview 19
Historical Market Trends 20
Pricing and Product Mix 23
Environmental and Regulatory Considerations 26
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 28
Green Labeling 29
International Activity 30
Foreign Trade 32

III. MARKETS 34

General 34
Industrial 37
Paint and Coatings 40
Food and Beverage Processing 45
Plastics 52
Textiles 60
Other Industrial 65
Institutional and Commercial Markets 68
Medical and Health Care 71
Restaurants and Lodging 77
Other Institutional and Commercial 82
Consumer 84

IV. FUNCTIONS 88

General 88
Disinfectants and Sanitizers 90
Antimicrobial Additives 93

V. PRODUCTS 97

General 97
Phenolics 100
Iodophors 103
Nitrogen Compounds 106
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds 108
Amine-Based Compounds 111
Organometallics 113
Organosulfurs 115
Aldehydes 118
Chloroisocyanurates 120
Other Chemicals 122

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 127

General 127
Market Share 129
Industry Restructuring 132
Marketing and Distribution 135
Competitive Strategies 137
Cooperative Agreements 140
Company Profiles 143
Akcros Chemicals Limited 144
Akzo Nobel NV 146
Arch Chemicals, see Lonza Group
Ashland Incorporated 148
Barr (WM) and Company 150
BASF SE 153
Buckman Laboratories International Incorporated 156
Clariant International Limited 157
Dow Chemical Company 159
Ecolab Incorporated 164
Ferro Corporation 166
International Specialty Products, see Ashland
Janssen Preservation and Material Protection, see Johnson
and Johnson
Johnson and Johnson 167
LANXESS AG 169
Lonza Group Limited 172
Mason Chemical, see Pilot Chemical
Microban International, see Barr (WM)
Micropel, see Troy
Milliken and Company 175
Occidental Petroleum Corporation 176
OxyChem, see Occidental Petroleum
Pilot Chemical Company 178
Rhodia Novecare, see Solvay
Rohm and Haas, see Dow Chemical
Solvay SA 180
Stepan Company 182
Thor Group Limited 184
Troy Corporation 186
Verichem, see LANXESS



LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 8
2 Population and Households 12
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 15
4 Manufacturers' Shipments 18
5 Cleaning Product Shipments 20
6 Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical Market, 2002-2012 23
7 Selected Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical Pricing 26

SECTION III -- MARKETS

1 Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical Markets 36
2 Industrial Markets for Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals 39
3 Paint and Coatings Supply and Demand 42
4 Paint and Coatings Market for Antimicrobial Chemicals 45
5 Food and Beverage Industry Shipments 48
6 Food and Beverage Processing Market for Disinfectant
Chemicals 52
7 Plastic Resin Supply and Demand 56
8 Plastics Market for Antimicrobial Chemicals 59
9 Textile Market Indicators 62
10 Textile Market for Antimicrobial Chemicals 65
11 Other Industrial Markets for Disinfectant and Antimicrobial
Chemicals 67
12 Institutional and Commercial Markets for Disinfectant
Chemicals 70
13 Health Care Facility Trends 73
14 Medical and Health Care Market for Disinfectant Chemicals 77
15 Restaurant and Lodging Indicators 79
16 Restaurant and Lodging Market for Disinfectant Chemicals 82
17 Other Institutional and Commercial Markets for Disinfectant
Chemicals 84
18 Consumer Market for Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals 87

SECTION IV -- FUNCTIONS

1 Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical Demand by Function 90
2 Disinfectant and Sanitizer Demand by Market 93
3 Antimicrobial Additive Demand by Market 96

SECTION V -- PRODUCTS

1 Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical Demand by Type 99
2 Phenolic Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical Demand
by Market 103
3 Iodophor Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical Demand
by Market 106
4 Nitrogen-Based Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical
Demand by Type 108
5 Quaternary Ammonium Disinfectant and Antimicrobial
Chemical Demand by Market 111
6 Amine-Based Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical
Demand by Market 113
7 Organometallic Antimicrobial Chemical Demand by Market 115
8 Organosulfur Antimicrobial Chemical Demand by Market 117
9 Aldehyde Disinfectant Chemical Demand by Market 120
10 Chloroisocyanurate Disinfectant Chemical Demand
by Market 122
11 Other Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical Demand
by Market 126

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Sales by Company, 2012 128
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 134
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 142



LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- MARKETS

1 Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical Markets, 2012 36
2 Industrial Markets for Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals,
2012 40
3 Institutional and Commercial Markets for Disinfectant
and Antimicrobial Chemicals, 2012 71

SECTION V -- PRODUCTS

1 Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical Demand by Type,
2012 100

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemical Market Share, 2012 129

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