US demand for disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals is projected to grow 3.6 percent annually through 2013. The consumer market will grow the fastest, driven by fears of foodborne and other pathogens, while paint and coatings remains the largest market. Organosulfurs will be the fastest-growing product category.
This study analyzes the $1 billion US disinfectant and antimicrobial chemical industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by market (industrial, institutional and commercial, consumer), function (disinfectants and sanitizers, antimicrobial additives) and product (e.g., phenolics, iodophors, nitrogen compounds, organometallics, organosulfurs, chloroisocyanurates, aldehydes).
The study also considers market environment trends and indicators, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 24 industry players including Rohm and Haas, Arch Chemicals and Ecolab.