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Suppliers Aim to Keep Pace With New Regulations

3:33 PM MDT | July 25, 2011 | —KERRI WALSH

Regulations continue to shape demand and dynamics in the global biocides market. Regulations require manufacturers to register biocides, involving toxicological tests to prove that products can be used safely. Producers invest a great deal in new products and in labs that will help reduce their customers’ costs of complying with the biocide regulations. Manufacturers say they are also investing in new capacity because of improved economic conditions. High costs and improved demand have also spurred merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the sector...

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