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Surfactants Market - Segmented by Origin, Type, Application, and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2018 - 2023)

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  • Report
  • 213 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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The global surfactants market is expected to reach 19,495.66 kilo metric tons by 2023, registering an estimated CAGR of 3.56% over the forecast period of 2018-2023. One of the major factors driving the growth of the global market is the growth of the Asia-Pacific personal care industry. The expanding application base of bio-based and specialty surfactants also serve as other important factors driving the market.

Growing Personal Care Industry in Asia-Pacific

Personal care is one of the major end-users for surfactants. Surfactants are used as ingredients in a variety of products in the personal care segment, such as foaming agents, dispersants, emulsifiers, solubilizing agents, cleansers, and conditioners, among others. With the increasing women employment region and the influence of western culture, the demand for personal care & cosmetic products has increased. Besides this, the young generation, which includes school, and college students have also become a great source of income for personal care and cosmetic products in the region. Hence, all such factors are leading to the growth of the personal care industry in the region, which is further driving the growth of the surfactants market.

Soap & Detergent serves as the Major Application Segment

In terms of the market share in the application segment, soap and detergent occupy the largest share in the global market. Detergent is usually a mixture of surfactants, used mainly for the purpose of cleaning, and is available in varying dilutions. Detergents consist of alkylbenzenesulfonates, which have chemical properties similar to soap, but with higher solubility in hard water. However, the personal care segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The ingredients used for the preparation of surfactants in personal care products include triglycerides, methyl esters, and an array of fatty acids and alcohols.

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

In 2017, Asia-Pacific dominated the market studied and is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific has become the largest consumer, as well as producer of surfactants. The production has reached such high levels that it has become a major hub for exporting of cosmetics and personal care products to developed nations, such as the United States. In Asia-Pacific, China is the largest consumer and producer of surfactants in the region, supported by the domestic consumption and presence of a large number of local producers in the country.

The major players include – Stepan Co., Kao Chemicals (Kao Corp.), AkzoNobel N.V., and BASF SE, Evonik, amongst others.

Regions Covered

North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East & Africa

Companies Covered

Stepan Co., Kao Chemicals (Kao Corp.), AkzoNobel N.V., Arkema, 3M, and BASF SE, Evonik, etc.

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Report offers latest trends, growth prospects, industry competitiveness, major players, value chain, regional & country market analysis, and forecast to 2023

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1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Study Deliverables
1.4 Research Phases

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s 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
3.3 Price Analysis

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Personal Care Industry in Asia-Pacific
4.1.2 Increased Shale Gas Production Augmenting the Demand for Synthetic Surfactants
4.1.3 Growth of the Oleo Chemicals Market Driving the Demand for Bio-based Surfactants
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Increasing Focus on Environmental Regulations
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Possible Innovations in the Applications of Specialty Surfactants
4.3.2 Expansion of Application Base for Bio Surfactants

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Anionic Surfactants Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfolane (LAS or LABS) Alcohol Ethoxy Sulfates (AES) Alpha Olefin Sulfonates (AOS) Secondary Alkane Sulfonate (SAS) Methyl Ester Sulfonates (MES) Sulfosuccinates Others
5.1.2 Cationic Surfactants Quaternary Ammonium Compounds Others
5.1.3 Non-ionic Surfactants Alcohol Ethoxylates Ethoxylated Alkyl-phenols Fatty Acid Esters Others
5.1.4 Amphoteric Surfactants
5.1.5 Silicone Surfactants
5.1.6 Others
5.2 By Origin
5.2.1 Synthetic Surfactants
5.2.2 Bio-based Surfactants Chemically Synthesized Bio-based Surfactants Sucrose Ester Alkyl Polyglycoside Fatty Acid Glucamide Sorbitan Ester Others Bio Surfactant Glycolipid Fatty Acid, Phospholipid, Neutral Lipid Lipopeptide Polymeric Bio Surfactant
5.3 By Application
5.3.1 Household Soap and Detergent
5.3.2 Personal Care
5.3.3 Lubricants and Fuel Additives
5.3.4 Industry & Institutional Cleaning
5.3.5 Food Processing
5.3.6 Oilfield Chemicals
5.3.7 Agricultural Chemicals
5.3.8 Textile Processing
5.3.9 Emulsion Polymerization
5.3.10 Others

6. Regional Market Analysis
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa

7. Future Of The Market

8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

9. Company Profiles (Overview, Products & Services, Financials**, Recent Developments)
9.1 3M Company
9.2 AkzoNobel NV
9.3 Arkema
9.4 Ashland
9.6 Bayer AG
9.7 Clariant
9.8 Croda International
9.9 Elementis Specialties
9.10 Emery Oleochemicals
9.11 Evonik Industries AG
9.12 Galaxy Surfactants
9.13 Geo Specialty Chemicals
9.14 Godrej Industries
9.15 Huntsman International LLC
9.16 Innospec
9.17 Kao Corporation
9.18 KLK Oleo
9.20 Lonza
9.21 Mitsui Chemicals
9.22 P & G Chemicals
9.23 Reliance Industries Ltd
9.24 Sanyo Chemical Industries
9.25 Sasol
9.26 Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical Co. Ltd
9.27 Solvay
9.28 Stepan Co.
9.29 Sumitomo Chemicals
9.30 Taiwan NJC Corporation
9.31 DowDuPont

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