Biosurfactants are surface active compounds produced by several bacterial and fungal species, either extracellular or intracellular. They have the unique property of reducing the surface and interfacial tension of liquids.
The global biosurfactants market is driven by numerous factors, such as the growing personal care industry in emerging economies and rising environmental concerns over the use of synthetic surfactants. However, the market faces certain drawbacks, such as low availability and high prices of the feedstock, and cost competitiveness with synthetic surfactants. Hence, these factors are likely to be a hindrance for growth of the biosurfactants market.
The global biosurfactants market has been segmented by product type and application. By product type, the market has been segmented into rhamnolipids, sophorolipids, surfactin and lichenysin. By application, it has been segmented into soaps & detergents, personal care, food processing, pharmaceuticals, lubricant & fuel additives, oilfield chemicals and agriculture. In terms of revenue, the soaps & detergent segment looks set to dominate the global biosurfactants market in 2016, with a market share of XX%.
Geographically, the biosurfactants market has been segmented into North America (United States, Canada, Mexico and Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. In terms of revenue, Europe is expected to continue to dominate the global biosurfactants market in 2016, with a market share of around 53%.
Furthermore, the development of new production techniques and increasing application areas are expected to offer numerous opportunities for the growth of the global biosurfactants market. Some major companies dominating the market include BASF Cognis, Ecover and Urumqui Unite Bio-Technology Co. Ltd., among others.
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Scope of the Report
2. Executive Summary
3. Biosurfactants Market
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness Porters Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing Personal Care Industry in Emerging Economies
4.1.2 Environmental Concerns over Use of Synthetic Surfactants
4.1.3 Increasing Consumer Inclination towards the Use of Bio-based products
4.2.1 Low Availability and High Price of Feedstock
4.2.2 Cost Competitiveness with Synthetic Surfactants
4.3.1 Adoption of Novel Production Techniques
4.3.2 Increasing Application Base
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Product Type
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Soaps and Detergents
5.2.2 Personal Care
5.2.3 Food Processing
5.2.5 Lubricant and Fuel Additives
5.2.6 Oilfield Chemicals
6. Regional Market Analysis
6.1 North America
6.1.1 United States
6.1.4 Rest of North America
6.2.2 United Kingdom
6.2.5 Rest of Europe
6.3.4 South Korea
6.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.4 Rest of the World
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
7.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
7.3 Market Share Analysis
7.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles
8.1 BASF Cognis
8.2 Boruta-Zachem SA
8.4 Evonik Industries AG
8.6 Kemin Industries, Inc.
8.7 Urumqi Unite Bio-Technology Co. Ltd.
8.8 Saraya Co. LTD
8.10 Jeneil Biosurfactant Co., LLC
8.11 AQUA-AID, Inc.
8.12 ECOFLORA S.A.S
8.13 Agae Technologies, LLC
8.14 Logos Technologies LLC
8.15 Rhamnolipid Companies, Inc.
8.16 Glycosurf, LLC
8.17 TensioGreen Technology Corp.
*List not exhaustive