Biocides Market is Forecasted to Reach 1,376.6 Kilotons by 2024: P&S Intelligence

NEW YORK, July 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Major players operating in the biocides market includes BASF SE, DowDuPont Inc., Lanxess AG, Clariant AG, AkzoNobel N.V., Solvay S.A., Kemira Oyj, Thor Group Limited, Troy Corporation, and The Lubrizol Corporation.

The global biocides market is projected to reach 1,376.6 kilotons by 2024, registering a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period. The market for biocidal products is primarily driven by the growing demand for treated water and the increasing use of biocidal formulations in consumer products, according to P&S Intelligence.

Water treatment is one of the key application areas of biocidal products. These products are widely used at waterworks to maintain the microbiological quality of water before and during distribution. Besides, they are used to disinfect industrial equipment associated with the production, transportation, and storage of water. In addition, biocidal products act as disinfectants, sterilants, and preservatives in products such as building materials, detergents, cosmetics, paints, and furniture to improve their quality, shelf life, and performance.

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Among all types of biocidal products, halogenated biocides witnessed the highest demand in the biocides market, accounting for a sales volume of more than 400 kilotons in 2018. The high consumption of halogenated biocidal products can be ascribed to the wide usage of chlorine and bromine in water treatment applications and the use of iodine in healthcare products. The growing demand for treated water across the globe is further expected to propel the demand for halogenated biocidal products during the forecast period.

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Of all applications of biocidal products, water treatment held the largest share in the market, with nearly 45% sales volume in 2018. The increasing demand for potable water in countries such as the U.S., China, India, and Indonesia is resulting in the development of new plants for treating contaminated water. In addition, several industries, including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverages, are highly dependent on treated water for operations. Thus, the high demand for treated water for residential and industrial purposes is propelling the biocides market across the globe.

The biocides market is expected to witness the fastest growth in Asia-Pacific (APAC), demonstrating more than 7.0% CAGR during the forecast period. The market in the region is mainly driven by the heavy demand for treated water in China, India, and Southeast Asian countries for residential and industrial applications. The industrial capacity of these countries is increasing at a considerable rate, which, in turn, is boosting the demand for biocidal products in the region.

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Some of the major players operating in the biocides market are BASF SE, DowDuPont Inc., Lanxess AG, Clariant AG, AkzoNobel N.V., Solvay S.A., Kemira Oyj, Thor Group Limited, Troy Corporation, and The Lubrizol Corporation.

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