US disinfectant & antimicrobial chemicals demand to reach $930 million in 2009.
Among industrial markets, growth will be led by food and beverage processing, where growth in food processing activity coupled with heightened awareness of the health risks and potential liability associated with foodborne pathogens will spur greater use of disinfectants. Gains will also be strong in the coatings market, due in large part to growth in coatings production and the ongoing shift to waterborne formulations in the industrial market. Continuing growth in plastics production overall, especially PVC production, will sustain growth for antimicrobial additives in the plastics market.
Phenolic compounds, iodophors, nitrogen compounds and organometallics will remain the largest product categories, accounting for three-quarters of demand in 2009. Phenolic compounds will be the largest single type, due to their extensive use in the large medical and food processing markets and the popularity of triclosan and triclocarban in soaps and other cleaning products. Iodophors will be the next largest type, due to their broad spectrum germicidal activity, compatibility with a variety of cleaning formulations, and synergistic action in disinfectant blends containing more than one active ingredient or an active ingredient mixed with a commodity such as isopropanol. Strong gains are also anticipated for iodophors due to growing use in surface disinfectants for food processing plants, dairies and healthcare facilities, and as additives for paints and coatings.
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DISINFECTANT & ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMICAL DEMAND (million dollars) % Annual Growth Item 1999 2004 2009 04/99 09/04 Disinfectants & Antimicrobials 607 730 930 3.8 5.0 Industrial 370 437 554 3.4 4.9 Institutional & Commercial 160 193 240 3.8 4.5 Consumer 77 100 136 5.4 6.3 [c] 2005 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.
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|Comment:||US disinfectant & antimicrobial chemicals demand to reach $930 million in 2009.(United States)|
|Publication:||Research Studies - Freedonia Group|
|Date:||Mar 23, 2005|
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