Specialty Biocides: Markets Analysis and Opportunities

Base Year: 2020
Published Q1, 2021
Regional Coverage: Europe, United States

A comprehensive analysis examining the specialties biocides market in the United States and Europe, providing detailed insights and an assessment. The reports will focus on consumption trends, competitive landscape, market developments, challenges, and opportunities.


This study comes in the form of a qualitative report per region and application and an interactive database. It provides a detailed assessment of more than 100 specialty biocides in 19 major end-use applications, including:

  • Consumption
  • Sales by Supplier
  • Consumption by End-Use Applications
  • Prices
  • Outlook and Forecast to 2025
  • Database allows users to customize data views according to:
    • — Region
    • — Supplier
    • — Biocide product group
    • — Application


  • Qualitative report addresses pertinent market issues, challenges, and opportunities across all applications.


These are examples only; the database contains over 100 specialty biocides.

Product group​ Examples​
Chlorinated​ Chloroisocyanurates​
Lithium hypochlorite, etc.​
Brominated​ Sodium bromide​
DMDM hydantoin​
2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (BNPD), etc.​
Iodine-based​ Iodophors​
3-Iodo-2-propynylbutyl carbamate (IPBC), etc.​
INORGANIC BIOCIDES​ ​Cuprous oxide (Cu2O)
Chromated copper arsenate (CCA)​
Copper Hydroxide (Cu(OH)2)​
Borates, etc.​
NITROGEN-BASED BIOCIDES​ Quaternary ammonium compounds (quats)
Tetrakishydroxymethyl phosphonium sulfate (THPS), etc.​
PHENOLIC BIOCIDES​ Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
Copper thiocyanate (CuSCN)​
Bis-(N-cyclohexyldiazeniumdioxy)-copper (Cu-HDO)​
10,10'-Oxybisphenoxarsine (OBPA), etc.​
​Isothiazolinones 5-Chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and 2-methyl-4 isothiazolin-3-one (CIT/MIT)​
1,2-Benzisothiazolin-3-one (BIT), etc.​
​Pyrithiones Zinc-2-pyridinethiol-2-oxide (ZPT)
Sodium-2-pyridinethiol-2-oxide (NPT), etc.
Methylenebis(thiocyanate) (MBT)​
2-(Thiocyanomethylthio) benzothiazole (TCMTB), etc.​
MISCELLANEOUS BIOCIDES​ Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB)
Glutaraldehyde, Peracetic acid, etc.​


HYGIENE​ ​Agriculture INDUSTRIAL PRESERVATION​ ​Adhesives and sealants OIL AND GAS​ ​Production
​Aquaculture ​Antifoulant marine coatings ​Storage
​Cleaning products Household​ ​Leather ​Transmission
Industrial & institutional​ ​Metalworking fluids WATER TREATMENT ​Cooling water
Hospital Surface cleaning​ ​Paints and coatings ​Paper
Instruments disinfection​ ​Plastics and resins ​Recreational water
Synthetic latex polymers WOOD PRESERVATION​ ​Residential
​Industrial (marine poles/pilings)


Individual chapters

  • Industrial Preservation
  • Water Treatment
  • Hygiene
  • Oil & Gas
  • Wood Preservation

Interactive database

Each chapter contains:

  • Macro-economic data about the end-use industry
  • Regulatory issues
  • Products grades and prices
  • Key customers overview
  • Consumption by active biocidal ingredient
  • Channels of distributions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Value chain analysis
  • Trends affecting the biocides market in the considered applications and market development

Report Benefits

This report serves as an excellent resource for manufacturers and formulators of biocide chemicals. Specifically, it assists subscribers by providing:

  • A highly reliable and independent assessment of the market size for biocide chemical ingredients by end-use application
  • A strong competitive analysis of the market by supplier for each biocide ingredient
  • Key insights on market trends and developments with a reliable five-year forecast

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