US demand for biocides will grow 4.3 percent annually through 2010. Gains will be driven by sustained production levels in key outlets and by heightened awareness of the dangers of bacterial growth and foodborne pathogens. Higher value specialty products will continue to replace chlorine and other commodities in water treatment.

This study analyzes the $2.1 billion US biocide industry. It presents historical US demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by product (e.g., halogen compounds, metallic compounds, organic acids, nitrogen compounds, phenolic compounds, glutaraldehyde), function (e.g., preservative and additive, water treatment, processing) and market.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure and competitive strategies, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 leading competitors including Arch Chemicals, Dow Chemical, Occidental Chemical, Rohm and Haas, and Lonza.

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