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Biocides in Plastics Global Report - 2007
Biocide Information Limited, April 2007, Pages: 60
This report provides in depth information on the market for biocide products within Plastics. It includes detailed market analyses and discussions of industry trends. It assesses the impact of current and emerging regulations on the biocides used. The report develops forecasts for biocides from 2007 through 2012. It discusses the efforts of biocide manufacturers and formulators in launching new biocide formulations to meet changing market requirements, for example build up of resistance, lower costs, regulations.
The report also provides an overview for biocides for each of the major geographical regions. It provides value and volume data for different biocides. In addition, the report provides a summary of each of the biocides that are being used to control microbes within consumer and industrial applications. Industry influences on the biocides market are also discussed.
The scope of the study is worldwide. The overview section provides extended definitions of the biocides to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the technology involved. In addition, this section provides an analysis of biocide consumption by application and region. There is a profile of an ideal biocide as outlined by end users.
The company profiles section includes a detailed discussion of the companies that have pioneered biocide development and examines how their available products and services are setting the standards for preservation.
In this report more than 30 companies are discussed, and 10 of the most important companies are examined in depth. The base year for this study is 2006. Figures are based on revenue figures at the manufacturers' level and also at the formulated products level and are projected at 2006-U.S. dollar value.
This report answers these sector questions:
- What are the future directions of the biocide industry?
- What are the most important biocides being used in enduser applications today?
- What are the most promising biocides?
- What impact will regulations have on biocides consumption?
This report includes application sector strategic analysis including:
- Industry Overview
- Biocide comparison and market shares
- Evolution and adoption of trends
- Leading suppliers and distribution channels
- Increased Regulatory Impact on Business and Technology
- End-user analysis and what biocides they are using
- Licensing Deals
- Mergers and Acquisitions
1. OVERVIEW OF BIOCIDES IN PLASTICS
1.1 Market Dimensions by Application
1.2 Market Dimensions by Region
1.3 Requirements of a Biocide
1.4 End-User Analysis (Biocide Customers)
1.5 Biocide Comparison
1.6 Biocide Consumption
1.7 Distribution Channels
1.8 Biocide Manufacturers
1.9 Value Added Analysis
1.10 Regulatory Analysis
1.11 Trends within Biocides
1.12 Future Growth for Biocides
2. INTRODUCTION & METHODOLOGY OF BIOCIDES IN PLASTICS
2.3 Accuracy of the information
3. GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS FOR BIOCIDES IN PLASTICS
3.1 Biocides in Plastics – America
3.1.1 Executive Summary
3.1.2 Target Market
3.1.3 Biocide Comparison (Application Rate, Price)
3.1.4 Biocide Consumption at Active Manufacture and Formulated Level
3.1.5 Margin Analysis for Biocides along the Supply Chain
3.1.6 Biocide Suppliers in $ Million
3.1.7 End-user Analysis
3.1.8 Leading End-users and Biocides used
3.2 Biocides in Plastics – Asia
3.2.1 Executive Summary
3.2.2 Target Market
3.2.3 Biocide Comparison (Application Rate, Price)
3.2.4 Biocide Consumption at Active Manufacture and Formulated Level
3.2.5 Margin Analysis for Biocides along the Supply Chain
3.2.6 Biocide Suppliers in $ Million
3.2.7 End-user Analysis
3.2.8 Leading End-users and Biocides used
3.3 Biocides in Plastics – Europe
3.3.1 Executive Summary
3.3.2 Target Market
3.3.3 Biocide Comparison (Application Rate, Price)
3.3.4 Biocide Consumption at Active Manufacture and Formulated Level
3.3.5 Margin Analysis for Biocides along the Supply Chain
3.3.6 Biocide Suppliers in $ Million
3.3.7 End-user Analysis
3.3.8 Leading End-users and Biocides used
4. PROFILE OF SUPPLIERS FOR BIOCIDES IN PLASTICS
List of Tables in Biocides Report
BIOCIDES ANALYSIS WITHIN THE GLOBAL PLASTICS INDUSTRY
Table 1: Global Biocide Consumption by Application 2006
Table 2: Global Biocide Consumption by Region 2006
Table 3: Global Biocide Distribution by Channel in 2006
Table 4: Number of Interviews completed per Application
Table 5: Biocide Sales by Region for Plastics
Table 6: Biocide Sales by Type
Table 7: Projected Sales of Biocides in Global Plastics
Table 8: Comparison of major Biocides used in Plastics
Table 9: Biocide sales by Type within Plastics for America
Table 10: Biocide sales by Supplier within Plastics for America
Table 11: Consumption of Biocides by Type in Plastics for America
Table 12: Consumption of Biocides within Plastics at Manufacture and end user level for America
Table 13: America Biocide Supplier Sales in $ Million
Table 14: Distribution Channel for Biocides in America
Table 15: Consumption of Plastics in America by %
Table 16: Leading suppliers of Plastics in America
Table 17: Biocide Sales by Type for Plastics in Asia Pacific
Table 18: Biocide Sales by Supplier in Asia Pacific
Table 19: Consumption of Biocides by Type in Plastics for Asia Pacific
Table 20: Consumption of Biocides within Plastics at Manufacture and end user level for Asia Pacific
Table 21: Asia Pacific Biocide Supplier Sales in $ Million
Table 22: Distribution Channel for Biocides in Asia Pacific
Table 23: Consumption of Plastics in Asia Pacific in % by Geographical region
Table 24: Global Volume Consumption by end use in % in Asia Pacific
Table 25: Biocide Sales by Type for Plastics in Europe
Table 26: Biocide Sales by Supplier in Europe
Table 27: Consumption of Biocides by Type in Plastics for Europe
Table 28: Consumption of Biocides within Plastics at Manufacture and end user level for Europe
Table 29: Biocide sales by Supplier within Plastics for Europe
Table 30: Distribution Channel for Biocides in Europe
Table 31: Consumption of Plastics in Europe by %
Table 32: Leading suppliers of Plastics in Europe
The biocides industry had a difficult year as margins are being squeezed by increasing raw material and energy costs. In addition, the biocides industry has to contend with increasing regulatory pressures and generic competition from China and India.
Most biocide active ingredient manufacturers are "positive" on this market due to favourable trends, and while it may be difficult to develop new active ingredients, there is a lot of development work going on to find the right combination of actives and new formulations to adapt to end-user demands.
The global consumption of biocides in Plastics was $ 145 million at active manufacture level in 2006, 40 % growth on 1996. This performance reflects not only end industry growth, regulatory and technological changes but also the growing use of biocides as hygiene aids. The market for Biocides in Plastics will continue to grow due to the usage in Biocides in an increased number of polymer types and the replacement of traditional biocides by more expensive environmentally friendly Biocides.
Specialty biocides include bactericides and fungicides. North America accounted for approximately 40% of this total. But several factors are combining to bring the total market value up and the North American percentage down, according to the author.
"Growth in the North American biocides market has slowed down, but competition for market share among the leaders has only accelerated. Consolidation in the industry has really raised the stakes for companies like Arch, Basf, Ciba, Clariant, Dow, ISP, Lanxess, Lonza, Rohm & Haas, Schulke & Mayr, Syngenta, Thor and Troy, and they're looking to Countries in developing regions."
Countries such as China, Eastern Europe, India and South America continue to offer growth opportunities as per capita income rises and human health issues are accorded more importance.
In addition, basic biocide producers will rely more on specialty niches ie hygiene sector for growth. "With mature markets in the large consuming regions and generic products starting to affect the market environment, specialty niches will offer a profitable outlet for active ingredient manufacturers," according to the author.
With increased attention to specialty market sectors and growing regional markets, Biocide companies are expected to introduce new formulations to address shifts in demand. And these companies must also examine the specific needs of each regional market to adjust their strategies for growth accordingly.