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Nov, 08 2023

Diverse Biocides: A Comprehensive Look at Product Types and Their Applications in Modern Industry

The biocides market encompasses a wide array of applications and product types. Biocides are used as preservatives in various industries to extend product shelf life and maintain quality. They also play a crucial role in pest control, safeguarding crops and buildings against infestations. Additionally, biocides find application in water treatment, industrial processes, and healthcare. With diverse product categories, biocides help ensure hygiene, safety, and efficiency in a range of industries, making them indispensable components of modern industrial and commercial processes.

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Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the Europe Biocides Market was valued at USD 3,004.63 million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 4,240.28 million by 2029, registering a CAGR of 4.40 % during the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. Environmental and safety regulations compel the utilization of biocides across diverse applications. These standards ensure the protection of human health, ecosystems, and product quality by controlling and preventing microbial contamination in industries such as healthcare, agriculture, water treatment, and more.

Key Findings of the Study

 Europe Biocides Market

Population growth is expected to drive the market's growth rate

The world's increasing population pressures the food production industry to meet rising demand. To maintain food safety and quality, efficient biocides are essential. Biocides play a crucial role in preserving and safeguarding food products from microbial contamination, ensuring the growing population has access to safe and consumable food. This need for efficient biocides in food production is pivotal in addressing global food security concerns and sustaining adequate food supplies for a burgeoning global populace.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2022 to 2029

Base Year


Historic Years

2020 (Customizable to 2014-2019)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Type (Halogen Compounds, Organic Acids, Nitrogen Based Biocides (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds), Metallic Compounds, Organosulfur Compounds, Phenolic Biocides, and Others), Product Type (Preservatives, Pest Control, and Others), Application (Water Treatment, Food and Beverage, Boilers and Industrial Cooling Towers, Personal Care, Wood Preservation, Paints and Coatings, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), Boilers, Oil and Gas, Fuels, Metal Working Fluids, Marine Industry, Plastics, Leather and Others)

Countries Covered

Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe.

Market Players Covered

BASF SE (Germany), Clariant (Switzerland), Dow (U.S.), Akzo Nobel N.V (Netherlands), Kemira (Finland) THOR (U.S.), Italmatch AWS (Italy), LANXESS (Germany), Albemarle Corporation (U.S.), Lonza (Switzerland), Baker Hughes Company (U.S.), General Electric (U.S.), Buckman(U.S.), Valtris Specialty Chemicals (U.S.), Ecolab (U.S.), Merck KgaA (Germany)

Data Points Covered in the Report

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Segment Analysis:

The Europe biocides market is segmented on the basis of type, products, and application. 

  • On the basis of type, the Europe biocides market is segmented into halogen compounds, organic acids, nitrogen based biocides (quaternary ammonium compounds), metallic compounds, organosulfur compounds, phenolic biocides, and other.
  • On the basis of products, the Europe biocides market is segmented into preservatives, pest control, and others.
  • On the basis of application, the Europe biocides market is segmented into water treatment, food and beverage, boilers and industrial cooling towers, personal care, wood preservation, paints and coatings, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), boilers, oil and gas, fuels, metal working fluids, marine industry, plastics, leather, and others.

Major Players

Data Bridge Market Research recognizes the following companies as the Europe biocides market players in Europe biocides market are BASF SE (Germany), Clariant (Switzerland), Dow (U.S.), Akzo Nobel N.V (Netherlands), Kemira (Finland) THOR (U.S.), Italmatch AWS (Italy), LANXESS (Germany).

Europe Biocides Market

Market Developments

  • In August 2022, Veolia Water Technologies and Bridgnorth Aluminium established a durable partnership. Veolia Water Technologies offered support for water treatment processes and compliance services at Bridgnorth Aluminium's specialized production site in Shropshire. The partnership encompasses services such as chemical supply, maintenance, and Legionella compliance for Bridgnorth Aluminium's cooling towers and process water treatment systems.
  • In January 2022, Arxada successfully concluded its merger with Troy Corporation. This merger brings together various capabilities and expertise within Arxada's Microbial Control Solutions (MCS) business. As a result, the combined entity is better equipped to provide innovative solutions and value-added services to customers, further enhancing their microbial control offerings and strengthening their position in the market.
  • In January 2021, Lanxess strengthened its portfolio by acquiring Intace SAS, a biocides specialist. This strategic move aimed to expand Lanxess' biocide technology platform, particularly for applications in labeling and packaging within the consumer goods industry. The acquisition allowed Lanxess to enhance its offerings in this sector, addressing the demand for effective biocides in packaging materials to extend product shelf life and ensure product safety and quality for consumers.
  • In January 2020, Thor Specialties introduced novel dry film biocides chemistries. These innovations expedite the development of competitive products to meet industries' rigorous requirements. With the rising demand for industrial products with low or no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), the need for preservatives that undergo testing for resistance against algae and fungal growth in paints and coatings becomes increasingly crucial.

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the countries covered in the Europe biocides market report are Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe.

As per Data Bridge Market Research analysis:

Germany is the dominant region in the Europe biocides market during the forecast period 2022-2029

Germany dominates the biocides market, both in market share and revenue, for the forecast period. The nation's pharmaceutical industry drives this dominance, with rising demand for biocides in producing and preserving pharmaceutical products. Germany's solid pharmaceutical sector, coupled with stringent quality and safety standards, positions it as a pivotal player in the biocides market, ensuring significant growth and innovation.

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