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Surfactants Market by Type (Anionic, Non-ionic, Cationic & Amphoteric), Application (Home Care, Personal Care, Industrial & Institutional Cleaning, Textile, Elastomers & Plastics, Agrochemicals, and Food & Beverage), and Region - Global Forecast to 2028

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  • 246 Pages
  • June 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Markets and Markets
  • ID: 5117895

In terms of value, the surfactants market is estimated to grow from USD 43.5 billion in 2022 to USD 57.8 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 4.9%. The rising demand from the personal care industry is also driving the demand for surfactants. Manufacturers are incorporating technologies to improve the quality of surfactants.

Non-ionic surfactants are expected to be the fastest-growing type of the surfactants market, in terms of value, during the forecast period.

The non-ionic surfactants type segment is estimated to behold the fastest growth in terms of value and volume during the forecast period. Synthetic oil have several benefits such as compatibility with a wide range of chemicals, more stability than other types of surfactants, excellent emulsification, and low toxicity. Therefore, due to its benefits, these surfactants are widely used in personal care, industrial, and food & beverage applications.

Asia Pacific is the largest and projected to be the fastest growing region for the surfactants market, in terms of value, during the forecast period

Due to the increasing population and improving living standards the need for surfactants in personal care, home care, and Industrial & institutional cleaning is increased in the Asia Pacific region. Thus, the surfactants market in the Asia Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Additionally, the accessibility of raw materials and rapid industrialization will promote demand for the surfactant market.

  • By Company Type: Tier 1 - 69%, Tier 2 - 23%, and Tier 3 - 8%
  • By Designation: Director Level - 37%, C-Level - 23%, and Others - 40%
  • By Region: North America - 32%, Europe - 21%, Asia Pacific - 28%, Middle East & Africa - 12%, South America - 7%

The key players profiled in the report include BASF SE (Germany), Stepan Company (US), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Dow Inc. (US), Nouryon (Netherlands), Solvay S.A. (Belgium), Clariant AG (Switzerland), Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (Thailand), Kao Corporation (Japan), Ashland Inc. (US), Croda International Plc (UK), and among others.

Research Coverage

This report segments the market for surfactants based on substrate, type, application, and region and provides estimations of volume (kiloton) and value (USD million) for the overall market size across various regions. A detailed analysis of key industry players has been conducted to provide insights into their business overviews, services, and key strategies, associated with the market for surfactants.

Reasons to Buy this Report

This research report is focused on various levels of analysis - industry analysis (industry trends), market share analysis of top players, and company profiles, which together provide an overall view on the competitive landscape; emerging and high-growth segments of the surfactants market; high-growth regions; and market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

The report provides insights on the following pointers:

  • Analysis of key drivers (Mounding demand from the personal care industry, rising demand from end-use industries for cleaning applications), restraints (enactment of stringent government regulations and competition from rival products), opportunities (rising demand for bio-derived surfactants, and rising textile industry), and challenges (harmfulness of some surfactants, and fluctuating raw material prices) influencing the growth of surfactants market
  • Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on surfactants offered by top players in the global market
  • Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on upcoming technologies, research & development activities, and new product & service launches in the surfactants market
  • Market Development: Comprehensive information about lucrative emerging markets - the report analyzes the markets for surfactants across regions
  • Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped regions, and recent developments in the global surfactants market
  • Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of leading players in the surfactants market

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Objective of the study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Market Scope
1.3.1 Years Considered for the Study
1.4 Currency
1.5 Unit Considered
1.6 Stakeholders
1.7 Summary of changes
1.8 Impact of Recession

2 Research Methodology
2.1 Research Data
2.1.1 Secondary Data Key Data from secondary sources
2.1.2 Primary Data Key Data from primary sources Key Industry Insights Breakdown of Primary Interviews
2.2 Market Size Estimation
2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
2.3 Data Triangulation
2.4 Growth Assumptions and Forecasts
2.5 Factor Analysis
2.6 Limitations
2.7 Impact of Recession
2.8 Risk Assessment

3 Executive Summary
4 Premium Insights
4.1 Opportunities in Surfactants Market
4.2 Surfactants Market, By Type
4.3 Surfactants Market, By Application
4.4 Surfactants Market, By Region

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers
5.2.2 Restraints
5.2.3 Opportunities
5.2.4 Challenges
5.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
5.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
5.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.3.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.4 Macroeconomic Indicators
5.4.1 GDP Trends & Forecast of Major Countries

6 Industry Trends
6.1 Supply Chain Analysis
6.1.1 Raw Material
6.1.2 Manufacturing Process
6.1.3 Distribution
6.1.4 End-User
6.2 Key Stakeholders & Buying Criteria
6.2.1 Key Stakeholders in Buying Process
6.2.2 Buying Criteria
6.3 Technology Analysis
6.4 Trends Disruptions Impacting Customer’s Business
6.5 Connected Markets: Ecosystem / Market Map
6.6 Case Studies
6.7 Tariff & Regulatory Landscape
6.7.1 Regulatory Bodies, Government Agencies, and Other Organizations
6.7.2 Regulations related to surfactants
6.8 Trade Data
6.8.1 Import Data
6.8.2 Export Data
6.9 Key Conferences & Events In 2023-2024
6.10 Pricing Analysis
6.10.1 Average Selling Price, By Region
6.10.2 Average Selling Price of Key Players, by Application
6.11 Patent Analysis
6.11.1 Approach
6.11.2 Document Type
6.11.3 Legal Status of the Patents
6.11.4 Jurisdiction Analysis
6.11.5 Top Applicants

7 Surfactants Market, By Substrate
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Synthetic Surfactants
7.3 Bio-Based Surfactants
7.3.1 Chemically Synthesized Bio-Based Surfactants Sucrose Esters Alkyl Polyglycosides Fatty Acid Glucamides Sorbitan Esters
7.3.2 Biosurfactants Low Molecular Weight Biosurfactants High Molecular Weight Biosurfactants

8 Surfactants Market, By Type
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Anionic Surfactants
8.2.1 Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate
8.2.2 Alcohol Ethoxy Sulfates
8.2.3 Secondary Alkane Sulfonates
8.2.4 Alpha Olefin Sulfonates
8.2.5 Sulfosuccinates
8.2.6 Others
8.3 Non-ionic Surfactants
8.3.1 Alcohol Ethoxylates
8.3.2 Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylates
8.3.3 Amine Oxides
8.3.4 Fatty Acid Esters
8.3.5 Others
8.4 Cationic Surfactants
8.4.1 Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
8.4.2 Others
8.5 Amphoteric Surfactants
8.5.1 Betaines
8.5.2 Others

9 Surfactants Market, By Application
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Home Care
9.3 Personal Care
9.4 Industrial & Institutional (I&I) Cleaning
9.5 Elastomers & Plastics
9.6 Oilfield Chemicals
9.7 Agrochemicals
9.8 Food & Beverage
9.9 Others
9.9.1 Pharmaceuticals
9.9.2 Paint & Coatings
9.9.3 Construction
9.9.4 Lubricant & Fuel Additives
9.9.5 Mining
9.9.6 Pulp & Paper
9.9.7 Leather Manufacturing
9.9.8 Ski Waxes
9.9.9 Electroplating
9.9.10 Inks
9.9.11 Adhesives

10 Surfactants Market, By Region
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Asia Pacific
10.2.1 Introduction
10.2.2 Impact of Recession
10.2.3 Asia Pacific Surfactants Market, By Type
10.2.4 Asia Pacific Surfactants Market, By Country China India Japan Rest of Asia Pacific
10.3 North America
10.3.1 Introduction
10.3.2 Impact of Recession
10.3.3 North America Surfactants Market, By Type
10.3.4 North America Surfactants Market, By Country US Canada Mexico
10.4 Europe
10.4.1 Introduction
10.4.2 Impact of Recession
10.4.3 Europe Surfactants Market, By Type
10.4.4 Europe Surfactants Market, By Country Germany UK France Italy Spain Poland Netherlands Rest of Europe
10.5 Middle East & Africa
10.5.1 Introduction
10.5.2 Impact of Recession
10.5.3 Middle East & Africa Surfactants Market, By Type
10.5.4 Middle East & Africa Surfactants Market, By Country Saudi Arabia UAE South Africa Egypt Rest of Middle East & Africa
10.6 South America
10.6.1 Introduction
10.6.2 Impact of Recession
10.6.3 South America Surfactants Market, By Type
10.6.4 South America Surfactants Market, By Country Brazil Argentina Rest of South America

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Key Players' Strategies
11.3 Ranking of Key Market Players, 2022
11.4 Market Share of Key Players, 2022
11.5 Revenue Analysis of Key Market Players, 2018-2022
11.6 Company Product Footprint Analysis
11.7 Company Evaluation Quadrant (Tier 1)
11.7.1 Star
11.7.2 Pervasive
11.7.3 Emerging Leader
11.7.4 Participant
11.8 Start-Up/SMEs Evaluation Quadrant
11.8.1 Progressive Companies
11.8.2 Responsive Companies
11.8.3 Starting Blocks
11.8.4 Dynamic Companies
11.9 Competitive Benchmarking
11.9.1 Detailed List of Key Start-ups/SMEs
11.9.2 Competitive Benchmarking of Key Start-ups/SMEs
11.10 Competitive Situation & Trends
11.10.1 New Product Launches
11.10.2 Contracts & Agreements
11.10.3 Partnerships & Collaborations
11.10.4 Joint Ventures
11.10.5 Expansions

12 Company Profile
12.1 BASF SE
12.1.1 Business Overview
12.1.2 Products Offered
12.1.3 Recent Developments
12.1.4 Analyst's View
12.2 Nouryon
12.3 Evonik Industries AG
12.4 Stepan Company
12.5 Solvay S.A.
12.6 Dow Inc.
12.7 Clariant AG
12.8 Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
12.9 Ashland Inc.
12.10 Kao Corporation
12.11 Croda International Plc
12.12 Aarti Industries Limited
12.13 Adeka Corporation
12.14 AK Chem Tech Co., Ltd.
12.15 Alzo International Inc.
12.16 Arkema
12.17 Bayer AG
12.18 Cargill, Incorporated
12.19 Cepsa
12.20 Colonial Chemical, Inc.
12.21 EOC Group
12.22 Enaspol A.S.
12.23 Galaxy Surfactants Ltd.
12.24 Innospec Inc.
12.25 KLK Oleo
12.26 Lankem Ltd
12.27 PCC Group
12.28 Pilot Chemical Company
12.29 Reliance Industries Limited
12.30 Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
12.31 Sasol Limited
12.32 Sialco Materials Ltd
12.33 Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
12.34 Taiwan NJC Corporation, Ltd.
12.35 The Lubrizol Corporation
12.36 Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
12.37 3M Company
12.38 Unger Fabrikker AS

13 Adjacent & Related Markets
14 Appendix
14.1 Insights from Industry Experts
14.2 Discussion Guide
14.3 Related Reports

Companies Mentioned

  • 3M Company
  • Aarti Industries Limited
  • Adeka Corporation
  • AK Chem Tech Co., Ltd.
  • Alzo International Inc.
  • Arkema
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Bayer AG
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Cepsa
  • Clariant AG
  • Colonial Chemical, Inc.
  • Croda International Plc
  • Dow Inc.
  • Enaspol A.S.
  • EOC Group
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Galaxy Surfactants Ltd.
  • Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
  • Innospec Inc.
  • Kao Corporation
  • KLK Oleo
  • Lankem Ltd
  • Nouryon
  • PCC Group
  • Pilot Chemical Company
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
  • Sasol Limited
  • Sialco Materials Ltd
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Stepan Company
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
  • Taiwan NJC Corporation, Ltd.
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Unger Fabrikker AS



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