Europe Biocides Market, By 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),– Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029
Market Analysis and Size
Developed countries such as the European Union environmental standards with more stringent regulations and are anticipated to offer beneficial opportunities for bio-based or eco-friendly products. The demand from each application continues to vary, depending on the seasonality changes. Higher adoption of oxidizing biocides by industries, such as the pulp and paper industry, for their relatively low costs and effectiveness has resulted in an augmented inclination of producers towards oxidizing biocides. On-site generation-based biocide oxidation technologies, such as chlorine dioxide on-site generation, are also gaining traction in pharmaceutical and water treatment applications.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the biocides market was valued at USD 3004.63 million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 4240.28 million by 2029, registering a CAGR of 4.40 % during the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. The market report curated by the Data Bridge Market Research team includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, patent analysis and technological advancements.
Report Scope and Market Segmentation
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2014 - 2019)
Revenue in USD million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD
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)
Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe
Market Players Covered
BASF SE (Germany), Clariant (Switzerland), Dow (US), Akzo Nobel N.V (Netherlands), Kemira (Finland) THOR (US), Italmatch AWS (Italy), LANXESS (Germany), Albemarle Corporation (US), Lonza (Switzerland), Baker Hughes Company (US), General Electric (US), Buckman(US), Valtris Specialty Chemicals (US), Ecolab (US), Merck KgaA (Germany)
Biocides are products or chemicals that can kill or repel harmful organisms by the use of biological and chemical techniques. These harmful and unwanted organisms are such as algae, insects, mild, bacteria, and rodents. Biocides is used in the form of insecticides, preservatives, disinfectants, oxidizing agents and pesticides to control the harmful effect of microbes on human health. It can used in public places and homes such as industrial and hospitals. Biocide preservation applications are leading the market, accounting for the huge consumption of specialty biocides in both value and volume terms.
Biocides Market Dynamics
This section deals with understanding the market drivers, advantages, opportunities, restraints and challenges. All of this is discussed in detail as below:
- Rise in use of antimicrobial protection
The use of biocides has significantly augmented in several industries. Cooling tower is one of the major application zones of biocides in mining, power plants, and chemical plants, as cooling water systems which provide a favourable atmosphere for the growth of microorganisms. So, the biocides used as an antimicrobial coating that prevent the surface from a microorganism.
- Increase the demand in water treatment
The most prominent use of biocides is in water treatment. This is used to prevent antifouling and or algal contamination or bacterial in water systems, such as pools and spas, pulp and paper mills, cooling water systems, and industrial water treatment systems and municipal drinking water systems,. The susceptibility of wastewater in contamination and bacterial growth is considerably high because in the presence of high organic content that supports bacterial and algal build-up. Therefore, biocides in these plants have become essential for obtaining pure and clean water.
- Rise the demand in paint and coating industry
Paints and coatings are extremely vulnerable to airborne and waterborne microbial contaminants because of their storage system and exposure to bulk handling. Biocides in paints and coatings deliver numerous profits, including microbial growth prevention, dry-film preservation, and in-can preservation. It also helps to prevent fungal development after the film is formed and when the paint dries. Therefore, the product application in paints and coatings to escape their deterioration has become a must for the producers.
- Stringent rules and regulations for spreading consumer awareness
The government start number of initiatives to push for making clean water which will drive the biocides market in the upcoming years. Due to implementation of regulations to ascertain access to clean water and increasing awareness about water quality.
- Rise in product innovations
As the number of product innovations grows, so will the number of new market opportunities for the market's growth rate. Product innovations aimed at enhancing design and manufacturing processes are also assisting market growth. Manufacturers are developing more efficient, dependable, and convenient products.
There are many challenges which are hampering the growth of the Europe biocides Market. The use of Biocides can lead to serious ecological consequences. Anti-fouling paints have compounds like TBT (Tributyltin) showing durable effects on aquatic ecosystems. Hence, it is banned in several nations for commercial vessels. The disposal of used or unwanted biocides results in various problems and long-term environmental damage. These are the challenging factors of the biocides market.
This biocides market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the biocides market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.
COVID-19 Impact on Biocides Market
The Biocides Market faced vast challenges during covid-19 pandemic due to economic loss. In the primary period, when the lockdown occurred, the industrial activities of the market were ceased, including the production process, manufacturing process, and other processes. When the sales rate was hindered, which disrupted the supply chain process. The application of biocides is enormous due to several usage. Biocides' main function is to kill harmful microbes; hence, their demand increases during the forecast period. To prevent the spread of the virus, the public and industrial sectors used a variety of disinfection agents. As a result, the market is likely to rise at a rapid pace in the future years.
- In January 2021, Lanxess reinforces its business by acquiring biocides specialist Intace SAS. The company is going to broaden its biocide technology platform for labeling and packaging in the customer goods industry.
- In January 2020, Thor Specialties invented dry film biocides chemistries, which permit the contribution of competitive products more quickly and meet the stringent demands of industries. The increased demands of free or low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) industrial products need preservative efficacy which is tested against algal defacement and fungal in paints and coatings.
Europe Biocides Market Scope
The biocides market is segmented on the basis of type, products and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- Halogen Compounds
- Organic Acids
- Nitrogen Based Biocides (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds)
- Metallic Compounds
- Organosulfur Compounds
- Phenolic Biocides
- Pest Control
- Water Treatment
- Food and Beverage
- Boilers and Industrial Cooling Towers
- Personal Care
- Wood Preservation
- Paints and Coatings
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.)
- Oil and Gas
- Metal Working Fluids
- Marine Industry
Biocides Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The biocides market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, type, products, and application as referenced above.
The countries covered in the biocides market report are Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Rest of Europe.
Germany dominates the biocides market in terms of market share and revenue during the forecast period. This is due to the increasing demand of biocides in pharmaceutical industry in this region.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of Europe brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Biocides Market Share Analysis
The biocides market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, Europe presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to biocides market.
Some of the major players operating in the biocides market are:
- BASF SE (Germany)
- Clariant (Switzerland)
- Dow (US)
- Akzo Nobel N.V (Netherlands)
- Kemira (Finland)
- THOR (US)
- Italmatch AWS (Italy)
- LANXESS (Germany)
- Albemarle Corporation (US)
- Lonza (Switzerland)
- Baker Hughes Company (US)
- General Electric (US)
- Valtris Specialty Chemicals (US)
- Ecolab (US)
- Merck KgaA (Germany)