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Raw Material and Regulatory Costs Initiate Biocides Consolidation

9:23 AM MST | February 25, 2008 | Kate Phillips

Biocide suppliers say their financial and technical “burdens” are increasing amid regulatory requirements, including the European Union’s Biocidal Products Directive (BPD), and a general manufacturing shift to Asia. These trends continue to drive consolidation in the $3 billion-$4-billion global biocides industry, suppliers say. Global fusion: Consolidation continues in the industry. “Regulatory pressures bring a much needed discipline to the biocides industry,” says Mark Henning, general manager of Dow Biocides, a business unit of...

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