Alkyl aryl sulfonate is distinguished as an anionic compound. Anionic surfactants contain an anionic functional group. Surfactant is a compound, which reduces surface tension between two liquids. It also lowers surface tension between solid and liquid or gas and liquid. Surfactant provides characteristic of wetting agents, detergents, foaming agents, and emulsifiers. Alkyl aryl sulfonates are primarily derived by the sulfonation process with hydrocarbons. The compound is also called detergent alkylates. Anionic surfactant are primarily used in pigment dispersants for water-based and oil-based paints. Other applications are heavy duty cleaning, latex manufacturing, light-duty cleaning, and latex frothing agent. Alkyl aryl sulfonate is an essential compound in enhanced oil recovery process, especially in crude oil extraction. Extraction of crude oil involves injecting a blend of specialty surfactants into the reserves in order to recover the maximum crude oil.
Increase in awareness about cleanliness in order to improve personal hygiene and rise in demand for detergents, soaps, and shampoo are expected to propel the demand for alkyl aryl sulfonate during the forecast period. Alkyl aryl sulfonates are widely used in the manufacture of synthetic detergent products by major international companies. This is a key factor expected to fuel the market in the next few years. Rise in disposable income and changing consumer lifestyle are anticipated to boost the alkyl aryl sulfonate market during the forecast period.
Alkyl aryl sulfonate Market: Segmentation
Based on application, the alkyl aryl sulfonate market can be divided into detergent, wetting agent, dispersant, and others. The detergent segment is expected to hold dominant share of the global alkyl aryl sulfonate market during the forecast period. Alkyl aryl sulfonate is primarily used in the production of cleaning products due to its excellent surfactant characteristics. Increase in usage of cleaning products across the globe is expected to boost the alkyl aryl sulfonate market in the near future. Based on end-user industry, the alkyl aryl sulfonate market can be segmented into home & personal care, oil & gas, and others. Rise in demand for detergents in household applications is a key factor estimated to drive the home & personal care segment, where detergents is produced on a large scale. After home & personal care, oil & gas is projected to be the major end-user industry for alkyl aryl sulfonate. Recovery in oil & gas exploration activity after a prolonged slowdown.
Alkyl aryl sulfonate Market: Regional Outlook
Based on region, the global alkyl aryl sulfonate market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is expected to account for dominant share of the global alkyl aryl sulfonate market during the forecast period. Strong presence of end-user industries such as the home care and chemical in Asia Pacific is driving the market in the region. Presence of prominent manufacturers of alkyl aryl sulfonate, especially in China, India, and Japan, is projected to boost the market in the next few years. After Asia Pacific, Europe is anticipated to constitute major share of the market during the forecast period. Europe is a prominent user of eco-friendly cleaning products due to the implementation of stringent regulations across the region. Alkyl aryl sulfonate is eco-friendly properties expected to support market growth during the forecast period. The alkyl aryl sulfonate market in North America is estimated to expand at a moderate pace during the forecast period. The U.S. is among the prominent users of cleaning products due to the increase in awareness about hygiene and cleanliness in the country. This is likely to propel the alkyl aryl sulfonate market in the U.S. during the forecast period. The market in Latin America and Middle East & Africa is anticipated to expand at a sluggish pace during the forecast period. Increase in urbanization and rise in disposable income of consumers are projected to augment the alkyl aryl sulfonate market during the forecast period.
Alkyl aryl sulfonate Market: Key Players
Large numbers of companies operate in the global alkyl aryl sulfonate market. Key manufacturers of alkyl aryl sulfonate include Pilot Chemical Company, Huntsman Corporation, Akzo Nobel N.V., Dow Chemical Company, and Helena Chemical Company.
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