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Global Specialty Biocides Market: By Product: Nitrogen, Inorganics, Organosulphur, Organic Acid, Phenolics, Metallic Compounds, Others; By Application: Water Treatment, Wood Preservation, Hygiene and Disinfectants, Paints and Coatings, Food and Beverage, Personal Care, Antifouling, Oil and Gas, Agriculture, Others; By Region: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa; Historical Production and Consumption (2016-2020); Production and Consumption Forecast (2021-2026); SWOT Analysis; Porter’s Five Forces Analysis; Value Chain Analysis; Regional Price Analysis; Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis; Events and Developments; Feedstock Analysis; Procurement Strategy; Manufacturing Process; Cost Analysis and Project Economics

Global Specialty Biocides Market Key Insights:


  • Market Overview
  • Market Opportunities
  • Regional Market Analysis
  • Historical Market Size 2016-2020
  • Competitive Landscape
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Market Forecast 2021-2026
  • Events and Developments
  • Market Indicators


Market Outlook

The global specialty biocides market is expected to grow in the forecast period of 2021-2026 at a CAGR of more than 4.8%. The rising demand for wastewater treatment is primarily driving the specialty biocides market.

Global Specialty Biocides Market Report and Forecast 2021-2026

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Properties and Applications

A specialty biocide refers to a chemical compound/microorganism that is used to prevent, kill, and monitor chemical or biological harmful organisms. Specialty biocides include active biocidal agent and the biocidal component. The biocidal active agents are primarily chemical or microorganisms. Many active biocidal compounds are highly toxic. Examples of highly toxic active chemicals are carbon dioxide, which only demonstrates biocidal activity under certain conditions such as in closed systems. The biocidal products include one or more biocidal active ingredients and may include other non-active components, like pH, viscosity, colour, and odour, which guarantee their efficiency and desirable characteristics.

The specialty biocides market can be divided based on product into the following:

  • Nitrogen
  • Inorganics
  • Organosulphur
  • Organic Acid
  • Phenolics
  • Metallic Compounds
  • Others

The specialty biocides market can be broadly categorised based on its applications into:

  • Water Treatment
  • Wood Preservation
  • Hygiene and Disinfectants
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Food and Beverage
  • Personal Care
  • Antifouling
  • Oil and Gas
  • Agriculture
  • Others

The EMR report looks into the regional specialty biocides markets like North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Market Analysis

The popularity of silver-based biocides among end-users is increasing due to its various beneficial properties. Silver helps inhibit multiple types of microbes’ development. It also prevents microbiological degradation of goods like discolouration, physical damage, corrosion, and smell. The antimicrobial characteristics of silver make it an ideal for use in the medical sector as a biocidal agent, including treatments. These advantages of silver-based biocides will improve their use in the food, plastics and paint, and coating industries and will accelerate the development of the specialty biocidal industry. 

The rapidly rising population and the rapid urbanisation has led to an increase in water usage and wastewater treatment, which are driving the specialty biocides market growth. The treatment of wastewater has proven to be an ideal solution to meet the increasing need for water. Specialty biocides are generally favoured above other water purification methods like adsorption, bioreactors, vacuum evaporation, electrodialysis, and UV disinfection due to their high antimicrobial activity and superior resistance to pollutants. The product’s efficient properties of purification have accelerated the adoption of unique biocides for water and wastewater treatments by the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical, and petrochemical industries. In the forecast period, the increasing significance of wastewater recycling and water reuse will be a major factor driving the specialty biocides market growth. 

Competitive Landscape 

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global specialty biocides market, looking into their capacity, market shares, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • Clariant International Ltd. [JEC Group.]
  • Lonza Group AG 
  • Nouryon Chemicals Holding BV
  • Thor Group Ltd.
  • Others 

The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the specialty biocides market by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

Key Questions Answered in the Market Report:

  • How has the global specialty biocides market performed in the previous years (2016-2020)?
  • What is the forecast assessment of the specialty biocides market for 2021-2026?
  • What are the major drivers of the historical (2016-2020) and forecast (2021-2026) periods?
  • What are the major constraints of the historical (2016-2020) and forecast (2021-2026) periods?
  • What are the major price indicators of the global specialty biocides market?
  • What are the major demand indicators of the global industry?
  • What are the price trends in the global specialty biocides market?
  • Who are the key manufacturers in the global specialty biocides market?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global specialty biocides market?
  • What are the major events and developments taking place within the global industry?

1    Preface
    1.1    Objectives of the Study
        1.1.1    Research Objective
        1.1.2    Key Findings of the Report
2    Research Methodology
    2.1    Data Extraction
    2.2    Data Corroboration
    2.3    Market Structure
    2.4    Assumptions
    2.5    Market Models
3    Introduction
    3.1    Market Outlook
    3.2    Market Scope and Segmentation
    3.3    Additional Insights
4    Executive Summary
    4.1    Key Market Developments
    4.2    Market Analysis
    4.3    Key Players
    4.4    Cost Structure
    4.5    Market Revenue and Growth
5    Market Dynamics
    5.1    Market Driver Analysis
    5.2    Market Restraint Analysis
    5.3    Industry Challenges
    5.4    Industry Opportunities
6    Global Specialty Biocides Market Analysis
    6.1    Global Specialty Biocides Historical Market (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
    6.2    Global Specialty Biocides Market Breakup by Product
        6.2.1    Nitrogen
        6.2.2    Inorganics
        6.2.3    Organosulphur
        6.2.4    Organic Acid
        6.2.5    Phenolics
        6.2.6    Metallic Compounds
        6.2.7    Others
    6.3    Global Specialty Biocides Market Breakup by Product: Historical Market (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
        6.3.1    Nitrogen
        6.3.2    Inorganics
        6.3.3    Organosulphur
        6.3.4    Organic Acid
        6.3.5    Phenolics
        6.3.6    Metallic Compounds
        6.3.7    Others
    6.4    Global Specialty Biocides Market Breakup by Application
        6.4.1    Water Treatment
        6.4.2    Wood Preservation
        6.4.3    Hygiene and Disinfectants
        6.4.4    Paints and Coatings
        6.4.5    Food and Beverage
        6.4.6    Personal Care
        6.4.7    Antifouling
        6.4.8    Oil and Gas
        6.4.9    Agriculture
        6.4.10    Others
    6.5    Global Specialty Biocides Market Breakup by Application: Historical Market (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
        6.5.1    Water Treatment
        6.5.2    Wood Preservation
        6.5.3    Hygiene and Disinfectants
        6.5.4    Paints and Coatings
        6.5.5    Food and Beverage
        6.5.6    Personal Care
        6.5.7    Antifouling
        6.5.8    Oil and Gas
        6.5.9    Agriculture
        6.5.10    Others
    6.6    Global Specialty Biocides Market by Region
        6.6.1    North America
      United States of America
        6.6.2    Europe
      United Kingdom
        6.6.3    Asia Pacific
        6.6.4    Latin America
        6.6.5    Middle East & Africa
      Saudi Arabia
      United Arab Emirates
      South Africa
    6.7    Global Specialty Biocides Market by Region: Historical Market (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
        6.7.1    North America
      United States of America
        6.7.2    Europe
      United Kingdom
        6.7.3    Asia Pacific
        6.7.4    Latin America
        6.7.5    Middle East & Africa
      Saudi Arabia
      United Arab Emirates
      South Africa
7    SWOT Analysis
    7.1    Overview
    7.2    Strengths
    7.3    Weaknesses
    7.4    Opportunities
    7.5    Threats
8    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    8.1    Overview
    8.2    Buyer’s Power
    8.3    Supplier’s Power
    8.4    New Entrants
    8.5    Degree of Rivalry
    8.6    Substitutes
9    Value Chain Analysis
10    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
11    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
12    Regional Price Analysis

    12.1    North America Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
    12.2    Europe Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
    12.3    Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
    12.4    Latin America Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
    12.5    Middle East & Africa Historical Price Trends (2016-2020) & Forecast (2021-2026)
13    Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
    13.1    BASF SE [BAS (ETR)]
        13.1.1    Company Overview
        13.1.2    Financial Analysis
    13.2    Clariant International Ltd. [JEC Group.]
        13.2.1    Company Overview
        13.2.2    Financial Analysis
    13.3     Lonza Group AG [LONN (SWX)]
        13.3.1    Company Overview
        13.3.2    Financial Analysis
    13.4    Nouryon Chemicals Holding BV
        13.4.1    Company Overview
        13.4.2    Financial Analysis
    13.5    Thor Group Ltd.
        13.5.1    Company Overview
        13.5.2    Financial Analysis
    13.6    Others
14    Events and Developments

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15    Feedstock Analysis
16    Procurement Strategy

    16.1    Contract Terms
    16.2    Buying and Sourcing Trends
    16.3    Storage and Warehousing
    16.4    Certifications and Regulations
    16.5    Risk Factors
17    Trade Data Analysis
    17.1    Major Exporting Countries: By Value and Volume
    17.2    Major Importing Countries: By Value and Volume
18    Manufacturing Process
    18.1    Detailed Process Flow
    18.2    Operations Involved
    18.3    Mass Balance
19    Cost Analysis and Project Economics
    19.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    19.2    Construction
    19.3    Plant Machinery
    19.4    Cost of Raw Material
    19.5    Packaging
    19.6    Transportation
    19.7    Utilities
    19.8    Manpower
    19.9    Other Capital Investment
20    Production Cost Analysis

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