March 2002

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: U.S. water management trends to 2005

Demand for water management chemicals in the U.S. is forecast toincrease 5%/yr to $4.3 billion in 2005. Volume growth will average1.6%, to 15.8 billion pounds. In most major product types and innearly..

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 Group (www.freedoniagroup.com). Corrosion inhibitors will remain the largest product type in value terms, accounting for about 30% of total demand in 2005. Corrosion inhibitors will also exhibi

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