Demand for water management chemicals in the U.S. is forecast
to increase 5%/yr to $4.3 billion in 2005. Volume growth will
average 1.6%, to 15.8 billion pounds. In most major product
types and in nearly all markets and applications, higher-value
formulations are replacing low-cost commodities. The superior
performance at lower loadings will thus restrain volume growth
while driving market value gains through higher cost/pound.
These are some findings of a new report from The Freedonia