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Alcohol Ethoxylate: Introduction

  • Alcohols are converted into alcohol ethoxylates, with molecular formula R-(OC2H4)nOH, where n ranges from 1 to 10. Alcohol ethoxylate is colorless and soluble in organic solvents. It is used in low foaming detergent and cleaner applications. Alcohol ethoxylate is water soluble. It is white waxy in color. It may change color, as number of carbon atoms are attached to the hydrocarbon chain. Alcohol ethoxylate is used extensively in various applications including emulsification, industrial and institutional cleaners, and agricultural chemicals due to its low level of toxicity. Alcohol ethoxylates are employed in cream bases in personal care and pharmaceutical industries. The usage of alcohol ethoxylates in waxes improves the stability feature of wax emulsions. The price of alcohol ethoxylate is expected to rise owing to the increase in prices of raw materials such as ethylene oxide and fatty alcohols. Growth in prices of crude palm oil and palm kernel oil; and upstream volatility in the fatty alcohol market are boosting the price of alcohol ethoxylate.

Key Drivers and Restraints of Global Alcohol Ethoxylate Market

  • The alcohol ethoxylate market has been developing significantly of late. This can be primarily ascribed to the increase in applications of alcohol ethoxylate across the globe. Alcohol ethoxylate plays an important role in addressing issues associated with the level of toxicity and water solubility. Rise in usage of alcohol ethoxylate in emulsification, industrial and institutional cleaners, and agricultural chemicals due to the low level of toxicity is expected to propel the alcohol ethoxylate market during the forecast period.
  • Increase in demand for alcohol ethoxylate in the paint industry is estimated to create significant opportunities for the alcohol ethoxylate market. Alcohol ethoxylate is used as pigment dispersing agent in the paint industry. Expansion of the construction industry is projected to drive the demand for paints. This, in turn, is anticipated to augment the alcohol ethoxylate market during the forecast period.

Alcohol Ethoxylate: Type Segment

  • In terms of type, the global alcohol ethoxylate market can be segmented into fatty, lauryl, linear, and others
  • The fatty segment is expected to account for significant share of the global alcohol ethoxylate market during the forecast period. It is anticipated to be followed by the lauryl segment.
  • The linear segment is likely to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period, due to the usage of linear alcohol ethoxylate in detergent formulations

Alcohol Ethoxylate: Application Segment

  • In terms of application, the global alcohol ethoxylate market can be divided into metalworking, textile processing, paper processing, paints & coatings, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and others
  • The metalworking segment is estimated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period. It is projected to be followed by the paper processing segment.
  • The paints & coatings segment is likely to expand at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the increase in usage of paints and coatings in the building & construction industry

Covid-19 Impact on Alcohol Ethoxylate Market

  • On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. Originating in China, the virus has spread to at least 213 countries and territories around the world.
  • Several governments and private sector businesses are operating at a limited capacity or have ceased operations completely due to recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Manufacture of various consumer goods and other products across the globe has come to a halt due to the unavailability of raw materials, shortage of labor, etc. This is expected to hamper the alcohol ethoxylate market.

Asia Pacific to Dominate Alcohol Ethoxylate Market

  • In terms of region, the global alcohol ethoxylate market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  • Asia Pacific dominated the global alcohol ethoxylate market in 2020. This trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period owing to the increase in population and urbanization, especially in China and India. However, the alcohol ethoxylate market in North America is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace owing to the high consumption of primary products such as detergents and soaps in the region. Alcohol ethoxylate is used as surfactant in the manufacture of detergents and soaps.

Key Manufacturers Operating in Global Alcohol Ethoxylate Market

The global alcohol ethoxylate market was consolidated in 2020. Major players have prominent presence in developed and developing countries. Key manufacturers operating in the global alcohol ethoxylate market include:

  • BASF SE
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Clariant AG
  • Stepan Company
  • Shell Chemicals
  • Sasol Ltd
  • Ineos Group
  • India Glycols
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Evonik Industries AG.

Global Alcohol ethoxylate Market: Research Scope

Global Alcohol Ethoxylate Market, by Type

  • Fatty
  • Lauryl
  • Linear
  • Others

Global Alcohol Ethoxylate Market, by Application

  • Metalworking
  • Textile Processing
  • Paper Processing
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Agrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

Global Alcohol Ethoxylate Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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