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Eating Up the Competition

2:01 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Esther D’Amico

Regulatory pressure, particularly in the European Union (EU), is driving much of the consolidation in the $3-billion global biocides market as both suppliers and blenders reassess long-term strategies, suppliers say. Many companies that are either selling certain biocide assets or exiting the market altogether cite stringent regulations and data requirements under the EU’s Biocidal Products Directive (BPD), which has spread certain registration and compliance deadlines over the next few years. That has provided acquisition opportunities for Arch Chemicals...

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