Fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether is also known as polyethoxylated fatty alcohols. Fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether include many specifications and different types. It is primarily used as emulsifier, washing agent, dispersing agent, viscosity conditioning agent, penetrating agent, levelling agent, degreasing agent, refining agent, and chemical intermediate in the industry textile, and printing & dyeing industry.
Demand for fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether has been increasing due to its wide applications in cosmetic products. Expenses on personal grooming have increased due to the rise in population and increase in per capita income. Fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether offers durability in printing & dying application. The product superior functionalities such as shell color agent and printing preserving agent boost the chemical usage in printing & dying application. However, fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether can lead to skin inflammation. This is expected to hamper the global market in the near future. Nevertheless, rise in usage of fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether as polymer emulsifier is anticipated to offer lucrative opportunities to the global fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether market during the forecast period.
The global fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether market can be classified based on type, application, and region. In terms of type, the market can be bifurcated into paste and liquid. Based on application, the fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether market can be divided into cosmetics & personal care, textile industry, printing and dyeing, leather industry, and others. Fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether is widely used in cosmetics & personal care, as it helps maintain skin elasticity. Rise in per capita income and expenditure on personal care products is anticipated to propel the cosmetics & personal care segment during the forecast period. Fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether is used in textile and printing & dyeing industries due to its good cleaning, diffusivity, evenness, wettability, and foaming properties. It can be used for all types of dyes leveling agents, dispersants, peel color agents (outer skin removal agent), retarding agents, and printing reserving agents.
In terms of region, the global fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. The market in North America and Europe is estimated to expand at a sluggish pace, as these are highly mature regions. The market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period, due to rise in production as well as growth of textile and printing & dying industries in developing economies such as India and China. The fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether market in Middle East & Africa is likely to expand at a sluggish pace in the near future, owing to the low penetration in end-use applications. The fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether market in Latin America is expected to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period, led by the rise in demand for fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether in printing & dying application in the region.
Key players operating in the global fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether market are Horizon Chemical, Dongming Jujin Chemical, Jingzhou Pengfeng Chemical, Hangzhou Gopher Chem-Tech, Nantong Gaokai Chemical, Shandong Tiandao Bioengineering, Guangzhou Qi Sheng Chemical, Suzhou Huayuan Chemical, Maoming Yunlong, Wenzhou Qingming Chemical, Nantong Fengyuan Chemical, and Jiangsu HSINTAI Chemical.