Consolidation in the water treatment industry remains “dynamic” as several suppliers aim to streamline raw material costs, enhance product portfolios, enter new sectors, and expand geographically, and especially in emerging regions, analysts say. Demand in the global water treatment chemical and equipment market is growing at 6.4%/year and will reach an estimated $40 billion in 2011, says The Freedonia Group (Cleveland) (table, top). The industry is growing at GDP in developed regions, “with countries such as China and India registering growth...
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