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Disinfectant Market Rises on Health Concerns

7:54 AM MDT | May 25, 2009 | REBECCA COONS

Disinfectant and anti-microbial chemical demand will increase 3.6%/year, to $1.2 billion in 2013, according to a study by market research firm Freedonia Group (Cleveland). Growth will be driven by consumer fears of pathogens in food and around the home, as well as by an expected rebound in production of coatings, plastics, and other key end-products, the study says. These factors are driving investments of several market suppliers, including biotechnology firm Pure Bioscience (San Diego). Silver Lining: SDC is said to offer better residual protection than...

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