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Aug, 10 2023

Effective Solutions for a Safer World: Biocides Market Continues to Thrive Amid Growing Concerns of Antimicrobial Resistance

Biocides find diverse applications as chemical substances that control harmful microorganisms. They are used in various industries, including healthcare, water treatment, personal care, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, paints, and coatings. Biocides feature distinct mechanisms of action that differ from traditional antimicrobial agents, making them effective against various microorganisms. Their uses encompass disinfection, preservation, and controlling microbial growth to ensure hygiene, prevent infections, and protect products and materials. Biocides play a crucial role in maintaining public health, meeting regulatory standards, and addressing environmental concerns in numerous sectors worldwide.

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Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the North America Biocides Market is valued at USD 4,132.56 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 6,737.29 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 6.30% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. The expansion of industrial and commercial sectors, including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, paints, and coatings, fuels the demand for biocides to prevent microbial growth and protect products and materials, thus driving the market’s growth.

Key Findings of the Study

North America Biocides Market

Rising concerns about antimicrobial resistance are expected to drive the market's growth rate

The increasing concerns about antimicrobial resistance have led to greater adoption of biocides as alternatives to traditional antimicrobial agents. Biocides offer distinct mechanisms of action that differ from antibiotics, making them effective against a wider range of microorganisms. Industries can control microbial populations and reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance by using biocides, such as disinfectants and preservatives, in various applications. This ensures continued efficacy in maintaining hygiene, preventing infections, and protecting public health and the environment.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2023 to 2030

Base Year


Historic Years

2021 (Customizable to 2015-2020)

Quantitative Units

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

Segments Covered

Grade (Food, Pharmaceutical, Industrial), 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, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Boilers, Metal Working Fluids, Marine Industry, Plastics, Leather and Others)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America

Market Players Covered

BASF SE (U.S.), CLARIANT (Switzerland), Dow (U.S.), Akzo Nobel N.V (Netherlands), Kemira Oyj  (Finland), THOR (U.S.), Italmatch AWS (Italy), LANXESS (Germany), Albemarle Corporation (U.S.), Lonza (Switzerland), Ecolab (U.S.), Merck KgaA (Germany), Solvay (Belgium), The Lubrizol Corporation (U.S.), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Nouryon (Netherland), Ashland (U.S.), Bayer AG (Germany)

Data Points Covered in the Report

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Segment Analysis:

The North America biocides market is segmented on the basis of type, product type and application.

  • on the basis of type the market is segmented into halogen compounds, Organic Acids, nitrogen based biocides (quaternary ammonium compounds), metallic compounds, organosulfur compounds, phenolic biocides, others.
  • On the basis of product type the market is segmented into preservatives, pest control, others.
  • On the basis of application the market is segmented into water treatment, food and beverage, boilers and industrial cooling towers, personal care, wood preservation, paints and coatings, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac), boilers, metal working fluids, marine industry, plastics, leather, and others.

Major Players

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

North America Biocides Market

Market Developments

  • In 2022, Bridgnorth Aluminium has partnered with Veolia Water Technologies to enhance compliance services and water treatment processes at its Shropshire production site. Veolia Water Technologies will support servicing, chemical supply, and Legionella compliance for the water treatment process and cooling tower systems.
  • In 2022, Troy Corporation and Arxada joined forces to revolutionize Arxada's Microbial Control Solutions (MCS) business. This partnership will result in an innovative and comprehensive offering, enabling the delivery of value-added solutions and new services to customers.
  • In January 2021, Lanxess has strengthened its business by acquiring Intace SAS, a specialist in biocides. Through this acquisition, Lanxess aims to expand its biocide technology platform, particularly for packaging and labeling in the customer goods industry.

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the countries covered in the North America biocides market report are U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America

As per Data Bridge Market Research analysis:

U.S. is the dominant region in North America biocides market during the forecast period 2023 - 2030

In 2023, U.S. dominated the North America biocides market as the region's geriatric population rises, there is a higher demand for preservative food and beverages that can help maintain bone health. Biocides play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and longevity of food and beverage products, addressing concerns related to microbial contamination and spoilage. This growing trend of using biocides for food and beverage preservation is expected to drive market growth, meeting the evolving needs of the population in this region.

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