DUBLIN, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5hxjzv/biocides_market) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Biocides Market- Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering.
Biocides are chemical substances or microorganisms which are used to suppress organisms that are harmful to human as well as animal health. A biocidal action can either be chemical or biological. A large gamut of biocides includes skin and surface disinfectants, industrial preservatives, pesticides and antifouling products etc. Based on their usage the biocidal products are classified into four major groups known as disinfectants and general biocidal, preservatives, pest control and other biocidal products. These are further classified into 23 different types of biocidal products. Globally, biocides produced belong to groups of arsenic derivatives, metal derivatives, halogen and aromatic derivatives, sulfur derivatives, thiazines and thiazolinones, nitrogen derivatives and some miscellaneous groups.
The global market for biocides is largely driven by the increasing demand of water with the ever-increasing population of the world. Increasing demand of treated water is directly reflected by the increasing demand of water per capita, globally. With increasing population the activities requiring water for various purposes have increased manifold and thus are proving to be a great driving factor for biocides being used in large amounts for water treatment to make it suitable for reuse.
North America emerged as the market leader with 43.0% of the global biocide demand in 2011. With stringent regulations in the region, the biocide demand has been relatively high, compared to other regions. However, owing to saturated market in the region and growth in other regions, North America is expected to lose market share in future.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Executive Summary
3 Biocides - Industry Analysis
4 Biocides Market - Product Segment Analysis
5 Specialty Biocide Market - Application Segment Analysis
6 Global Biocide Market - Regional Analysis
7 Company Profiles
- AkzoNobel NV
- Albemarle Corporation
- Arch Chemicals Inc
- Ashland Inc
- BASF SE
- Champion Technologies
- Clariant AG
- THOR Group Limited
- The Dow Chemical Company
- Troy Corporation
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