The Biocides market size is estimated to be USD 11.3billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 13.6billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period.Biocides are substances used to kill or inhibit all harmful life forms when introduced in sufficient concentration and duration. They are primarily used to kill harmful organisms and control bacterial or fungal growth.
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Based on application, the biocides market has majorly been segmented intowater treatment,household & personal care, paints & coatings, wood preservatives, and others. Water treatment is further sub-segmented intomunicipal water treatment, oil & gas, power plants, pulp & paper, swimming pools, mining , dairy, poultry & food processing applications; whereas the paints & coatings application is futher sub-segmented into marine coatings and other paints & coatings. The biocides market size for household & personal care applications accounted for the largest share of global biocides, in terms of value, in 2020 this was because of the sudden surge in demand of disinfectants due to the pandemic. Health hygiene and awareness led to bulk demands of household and personal care products having biocides such as triclosan, isothiazolinones, chloroacetimide bronopol, and others. This application is estimated to come down to normal because of worldwide immunization against COVID-19.
On the basis of region, APAC is estimated to be the largest market for Biocidesin 2020.The growth in the APAC region is attributed to increasing domestic demand and rising exports to the western markets. The increasing demand for biocide products from the water treatment, household & personal care, paints & coatings and food & beverage segments is driving the market in this region. The countries in this region have well established industries like automotive, oil & gas, power plants, leather, textile, shipbuilding, and others. These industries will drive the market. Unlike Europe & North America it has less regulations in terms of biocides types & usage.
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The key market players profiled in the report include Lonza AG (Bain Capital and Cinven) (Switzerland), DuPont (IFF) (US), LANXESS (Germany), Ecolab Inc.(US), BASF SE (Germany), Kemira OJY (Finland),Solvay(Belgium), Nouryon(Netherlands), Solenis (US), Veolia (France), Thor Industries (US), Sigura Water(US), Italmatch chemicals (Italy), Albemarle Corporation(US), ICL Group (Israel), Accepta Water Treatment(UK), Buckman Laboratories Interanational Inc.(US), B&V Chemicals (UK), Kimberlite Chemicals (Singapore),Kurita Water Industries(Japan), Melzer Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.(India), Momar Inc.(US), Ozone Tech Systems (Sweden) and Chemicrea Inc (China). They have adopted strategies such as merger &acquisition, and expansion in order to gain an advantage over their competitors.
- In January 2021, LANXESS has acquired a French company Intace SAS as part of their expansion in holding their position as one of the leading manufacturers of biocides. Intace SAS is a French company specialized in the formulation and applications of fungicides and biocides for packaging industries. LANXESS has completed the acquisition and is expecting to have a stronghold in biocides manufacturing and applications
- In December 2020, International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) and Dupont’s Nutrition and Biosciences segment have merged with an expectation of becoming the global leader in the high-value ingredients and solutions for global food & beverage, home & personal care and health & wellness markets. The merger’s main motive is to provide solutions for all the evolving customer needs.
- In August 2019, Ecolab acquired Chemstar Corporation, a U.S. based supplier of food safety and cleaning and sanitizing solutions focused on the grocery and food retail markets. The acquisition took place for the company to expand its portfolio in cleaning and sanitizing solutions.