LONDON, Oct. 23, 2012 -- The municipal water and wastewater treatment chemicals market in Western Europe is growing, driven by the increasing demand for cost-effective chemicals and rising environmental concerns. Stricter regulations at both national and regional levels are further propelling market expansion.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.chemicals.frost.com), Analysis of the Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market in Western Europe, finds that the market earned €2,600.9 million in 2011 and estimates this to reach €3,119.8 million in 2018.
EU regulations and environmentally-friendly policies strongly determine the direction of the municipal water and wastewater treatment chemicals market. Directives and regulations, typically national, specify water quality and even define the chemicals that can be used for treatment.
"Water and wastewater treatment chemicals used throughout Western Europe need to comply with strict standards related to safety, hygiene and quality," explained Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Anna Jarosik. "Such regulations are anticipated to fuel water and wastewater treatment chemical development, leading to overall improvements in water and wastewater quality."
'Green' legislation will compel municipal water and wastewater treatment chemicals manufacturers to continuously improve their chemical solutions and treatment processes through the development of cost-effective and energy-saving solutions.
"There is a real need for innovative, sustainable, and economically viable water and wastewater treatment solutions," added Jarosik. "Chemicals that offer a competitive price-performance ratio, have value-added features and that can be made readily available in customized volumes will also experience strong demand."
The growing importance of wastewater recycling and water re-use is further spurring market growth. As water consumption and wastewater production rapidly rise, the focus is on accelerating the development of more sophisticated and advanced treatment solutions, including highly-effective chemicals.
While such trends are set to boost the overall market, wastewater recycling and water re-use also represent niche markets that could allow entrants an opportunity to penetrate the well developed and highly competitive water and wastewater treatment chemicals market.
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