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Surfactants (Anionic, Cationic, Non-ionic, Amphoteric, and Others) Market for Household Detergents, Personal Care, Industrial & Institutional Care, Food Processing, Oilfield Chemicals, Textile & Leather, and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023

Surfactants, also known as surface active agents, are organic compounds that possess detergency as well as unique degreasing properties. As a result, surfactants are used as base chemicals in several detergents and personal care product formulations. The surfactants market is largely dominated by several types such as alkylbenzene sulfonates, alcohol ethoxylates, sulfates, and ethersulfates. However, there is an emerging trend of the mixed surfactants system in the market. This, in turn, is expected to lead to the introduction of innovative surfactant-based products in the near future. 

Demand for surfactants is primarily driven by increase in consumerism. This has resulted in higher demand for personal care products, which is one of key applications of the global surfactants market. Furthermore, rising demand for detergents and cleaners, led by rapid industrialization, improvement in quality of life, and increasing penetration of FMCG products among all classes of the society, is anticipated to boost the surfactants market. Stringent regulations imposed by several bodies on solvent-based detergents is estimated to be a key factor hampering the surfactants market during the forecast period. Prolonged usage of surfactants obtained from synthetic sources impart toxic effects such as skin and eye irritation, neurotoxicity, mutation, and other health concerns in human beings. Several regulatory bodies such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Organic Consumers Association, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) jointly work to observe the implication of detergents on humans. Investment in research and development to introduce new sources of raw materials for the manufacture of surfactants is projected to provide opportunities to the surfactants market. Additionally, government funding for public-private partnership (PPP) schemes to develop non-toxic surfactants is likely to encourage new players to enter the market.     

Based on product type, the surfactants market has been segmented into anionic, cationic, non-ionic, amphoteric, and others. In terms of volume, anionic surfactants held more than 45% share of the global surfactants market in 2014. These surfactants are low priced as compared to other surfactants; hence, anionic surfactants are largely used in industrial & institutional cleaners and detergents. Cationic surfactants do not exhibit washing activity, but provide softening, antistatic, soil-repellent, antibacterial, and corrosion inhibitory effects. Non-ionic surfactants are compounds that are suitable for cleaning purposes, as they are not sensitive to water hardness. Thus, these are primarily employed in personal care applications.

The surfactants market is largely driven by the demand for detergents and cleaners, as surfactants are primarily used as degreasing agents. In terms of volume, household detergents accounted for more than 50% share of the global surfactants market in 2014. Personal care is another key application of surfactants; this segment is projected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. Skin care and hair care are large categories that employ surfactants in the final product formulation. Non-ionic surfactants such as alkyl polyglycosides (APGs) are majorly used in food processing application for emulsification, stabilization, anti-adhesives, and antimicrobials. Other key applications of surfactants include agriculture, mining, paints & coatings, lubricants & fuel additives, and pulp & paper.     

Asia Pacific dominated the global surfactants market, constituting more than 35% share in 2014. China is the largest manufacturer and consumer of surfactants, along with India, Malaysia, and Indonesia in Asia Pacific. The U.S. is the primary manufacturer of surfactants in North America. Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., and USA Detergents, Inc. are some of the leading companies that manufacture detergents in North America. Middle East & Africa (MEA) held smaller share of the global surfactants market in 2014. Demand for petrochemicals-derived surfactants is high as compared to oleo chemicals in Middle East & Africa. The surfactants market in Latin America is expected to expand at a steady rate, especially in household detergents and personal care applications.      

The global surfactants market is fragmented. Key manufacturers include Huntsman Corporation, BASF SE, Akzo Nobel N.V., Stepan Company, Kao Corporation, and Solvay (Rhodia).

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Chapter 1 - Preface  
1.1 Report Description 
1.2 Market Segmentation 
1.3 Research Scope 
1.4 Research Methodology 
1.5 Assumptions 

Chapter 2- Executive Summary  
2.1 Global Surfactants Market, Volume and Revenue, (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023 
2.2 Market Snapshot

Chapter 3 - Industry Analysis  
3.1 Introduction 
3.2 Value Chain Analysis 
3.3 Market Dynamics 
        3.3.1 Driver 1- Increasing consumerism spurs demand for personal care products which in turn is driving the global surfactants market 
        3.3.2 Driver 2- Rising demand for detergents and cleaning agents 
        3.3.3 Restraint 1 – Stringent government regulations on solvent-based detergents
        3.3.4 Opportunity 1 – Investment in research and development to introduce new sources of raw ma3.4terials for manufacture of surfactants 
3.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 
3.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis – Surfactants Market, By Application 
3.6 Company Market Share – Surfactants Market, % Share, 2014 

Chapter 4 - Surfactants - Price Trend Analysis, 2014-2023 (US$/Ton)

Chapter 5 – Market Segmentation (By Product) 

5.1 Global Surfactants Market – Product Segment Overview 
5.2 Global Anionic Surfactants Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 
5.3 Global Cationic Surfactants Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 
5.4 Global Non-ionic Surfactants Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 
5.5 Global Amphoteric Surfactants Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 
5.6 Global Other Surfactants Market, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 

Chapter 6 - Market Segmentation (By Application) 
6.1 Global Surfactants Market – Application Overview 
6.2 Global Surfactants Market for Household Detergents Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 
6.3 Global Surfactants Market for Personal Care Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 
6.4 Global Surfactants Market for Industrial & Institutional (I&I) Care Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 
6.5 Global Surfactants Market for Food Processing Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
6.6 Global Surfactants Market for Textile & Leather Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 
6.7 Global Surfactants Market for Other Applications, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn) 

Chapter 7- Market Segmentation (By Region)
7.1 Global Surfactants Market – Regional Overview 
7.2 North America Surfactants Market Overview 
        7.2.1 North America Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.2.2 North America Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.2.3 North America Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.2.4 North America Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.2.5 U.S. Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.2.6 U.S. Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.2.7 U.S. Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.2.8 U.S. Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.2.9 Rest of North America Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.2.10 Rest of North America Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.2.11 Rest of North America Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.2.12 Rest of North America Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn)
7.3 Europe Surfactants Market Overview 
        7.3.1 Europe Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.2 Europe Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.3.3 Europe Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.4 Europe Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.3.5 France Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.6 France Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.3.7 France Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.8 France Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.3.9 U.K. Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.10 U.K. Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.3.11 U.K. Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.12 U.K. Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.3.13 Spain Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.14 Spain Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.3.15 Spain Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.16 Spain Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn)
        7.3.17 Germany Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn)         
        7.3.18 Germany Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons)         
        7.3.19 Germany Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.3.20 Italy Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.21 Italy Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.3.22 Italy Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.23 Italy Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.3.24 Rest of Europe Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.25 Rest of Europe Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.3.26 Rest of Europe Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.3.27 Rest of Europe Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
7.4 Asia Pacific Surfactants Market Overview 
        7.4.1 Asia Pacific Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.4.2 Asia Pacific Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.4.3 Asia Pacific Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.4.4 Asia Pacific Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.4.5 China Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons)
        7.4.6 China Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.4.7 China Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.4.8 Japan Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.4.9 Japan Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.4.10 Japan Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.4.11 Japan Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.4.12 ASEAN Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.4.13 ASEAN Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.4.14 ASEAN Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.4.15 ASEAN Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.4.16 Rest of Asia Pacific Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.4.17 Rest of Asia Pacific Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.4.18 Rest of Asia Pacific Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.4.19 Rest of Asia Pacific Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
7.5 Latin America Surfactants Market Overview 
        7.5.1 Latin America Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.5.2 Latin America Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn)
        7.5.3 Latin America Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.5.4 Brazil Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.5.5 Brazil Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.5.6 Brazil Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.5.7 Brazil Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.5.8 Rest of Latin America Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.5.9 Rest of Latin America Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.5.10 Rest of Latin America Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.5.11 Rest of Latin America Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
7.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Surfactants Market Overview 
        7.6.1 Middle East & Africa Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.6.2 Middle East & Africa Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.6.3 Middle East & Africa Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.6.4 Middle East & Africa Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.6.5 GCC Countries Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.6.6 GCC Countries Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.6.7 GCC Countries Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons)
        7.6.8 South Africa Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.6.9 South Africa Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.6.10 South Africa Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.6.11 South Africa Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.6.12 Rest of Middle East & Africa Surfactants Market Volume, by Product, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.6.13 Rest of Middle East & Africa Surfactants Market Revenue, by Product, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 
        7.6.14 Rest of Middle East & Africa Surfactants Market Volume, by Application, 2014–2023 (Kilo Tons) 
        7.6.15 Rest of Middle East & Africa Surfactants Market Revenue, by Application, 2014–2023 (US$ Mn) 

Chapter 8 - Company Profiles
8.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company
8.2 Akzo Nobel N.V. 
8.3 Galaxy Surfactants Limited 
8.4 The Dow Chemical Company 
8.5 BASF SE 
8.6 Huntsman Corporation 
8.7 Lonza Group Ltd. 
8.8 Evonik Industries AG 
8.9 P&G Chemicals 
8.10 Clariant International Ltd. 

Chapter 9 – Primary Research - Key findings

Surfactants is an organic compound that constitutes both lyophilic (solvent-loving) group and lyophobic (solvent-fearing) group in the molecule. Thus, the existence of polar and non-polar group forms an aggregate called ‘Micelles’ in an aqueous solution. Surfactants are extensively used in several applications such as household detergents, personal care, industrial & institutional care, food processing, oilfield chemicals, textile & leather, and others. Commercially, surfactants are derived from petrochemical and oleochemical sources. Coconut oil, palm oil, and plant carbohydrates such as sorbitol, sucrose, and glucose are some of the key raw materials derived from bio-based sources that are used in the manufacture of surfactants.

Increasing demand for personal care products and detergents and cleaners, led by rising consumer awareness about health and hygiene, has boosted the demand for surfactants across the globe. The detergents market in Asia is expanding significantly owing to burgeoning middle class and increase in disposable income. Suppliers in the surfactants market have relatively low bargaining power due to intense competition. Furthermore, suppliers of raw materials and intermediates face margin pressures owing to volatility in prices of crude oil and natural gas. The surfactants market does not face any credible threat of external substitution; however, internal substitution is widespread in the market. For instance, most detergent manufacturers have started switching from linear alkyl benzene sulfonate (LAS), an anionic surfactant, to mild anionic surfactants such as sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) and sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES).

This report estimates and forecasts the surfactants market on the global, regional, and country level. The study provides forecast from 2015 to 2023 based on volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn).

The study provides a comprehensive view of the surfactants market by dividing it into product segments such as anionic, cationic, non-ionic, amphoteric, and others and applications such as household detergents, personal care, industrial and institutional care (I&I), food processing, oilfield chemicals, textile & leather, and others. Application segments have been analyzed based on historic, present, and future trends, and the market has been estimated from 2015 to 2023 in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for surfactants in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Additionally, country-level analysis with respect to volume and revenue for both product and application segments has been provided in the report. Key countries such as the U.S., France, Spain, the U.K, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, Brazil, and South Africa are included in the study. Market segmentation includes demand for individual products and applications in all regions and countries.

The report includes an exhaustive value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the market. Value chain analysis also provides detailed information about value addition at each stage of the value chain. The report comprises drivers and restraints for the surfactants market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. Additionally, the report comprises the study of opportunities in the surfactants market on the global level.

The report includes Porter’s Five Forces Model to gauge the degree of competition in the surfactants market. It constitutes a separate section that includes qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein application segments has been analyzed. The report includes price trend analysis for surfactants from 2014 to 2023 in US$/Ton.

Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, national government documents, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market have also been referred for the report.

In-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key opinion leaders and industry participants were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents bulk of the research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents were reviewed for competitive analysis and market understanding. This helped in validating and strengthening secondary research findings. Primary research further developed the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

The report covers detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key participants operating in the global market. Key manufacturers include Archer Daniels Midland Company, Akzo Nobel N.V., Galaxy Surfactants Limited, The Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, Huntsman Corporation, Lonza Group Ltd., Evonik Industries AG, P&G Chemicals, Clariant International Ltd., Stepan Company, Kao Corporation, and Solvay S.A. (Rhodia). Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, number of employees, brand overview, key competitors, business overview, business strategies, recent/key developments and acquisitions, and financial overview.

This report segments the global surfactants market as follows:

  • Surfactants Market – Product Segment Analysis
    • Anionic
    • Cationic
    • Non-ionic
    • Amphoteric
    • Others (Including silicone surfactants, bio-based surfactants, and polymeric surfactants)
  • Surfactants Market – Application Analysis
    • Household detergents
    • Personal care
    • Industrial & institutional care (I&I)
    • Food processing
    • Oilfield chemicals
    • Textile & leather
    • Others (Including agriculture, mining, emulsion polymerization, paints & coatings, construction, lubricants & fuel additives, metal working, and pulp & paper)
  • Surfactants Market – Regional Analysis
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Rest of North America
    • Europe
      • France
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
      • GCC
      • South Africa
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa


 
 
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