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Published Date: 2015-04-29Number of Pages: 98

Phenoxyethanol Preservatives Market (Products - Phenoxyethanol P5 and Phenoxyethanol P25; and Applications - Home and Personal Care (Cosmetics, Perfumes, Detergents, and Ointments), Pharmaceuticals, Dyes and Inks, Metalworking Fluids, Chemical Intermediates, and Jet Fuel Additives) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Global Phenoxyethanol Preservatives Market: Snapshot 

Phenoxyethanol preservatives fall into a category of mono alkyl ethers that are created through the reaction between ethylene oxide reacts and 2-Phenol, or naturally obtained from green tea. Phenoxyethanol preservatives hold valuable antibacterial properties and are aromatic. They are ethylene-based monophenyl glycol ethers. They are largely used in detergents, ointments, cosmetics, and cleaners. Their commercial trade names include Dowanol Eph, ethylene glycol monophenyl ether (EGPhE), rose ether, and phenyl cellosolve.

The global phenoxyethanol preservatives market is expanding at a considerable pace thanks to healthy demand for it from the manufacturers of cosmetic products, along with the growing trend of using blends based on phenoxyethanol. Phenoxyethanol is also largely used in personal care products up to a maximum concentration of 5% w/w. In the case of cosmetics, however, the market dynamics are heavily region dependent especially due to the regulatory differences in Japan and the E.U. As per the EU/ASEAN Cosmetics Directive, the most concentration permitted for phenoxyethanol preservatives is 1% w/w in Japan and the E.U.

The global phenoxyethanol preservatives market was valued at US$95.8 mn in 2013 and is projected to expand at a steady CAGR of 5.9% within the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. The market’s value is likely to reach US$ 143.2 mn by the end of 2020. 

APAC Domination Over Phenoxyethanol Preservatives Likely to Continue

In 2013, Asia Pacific led the global phenoxyethanol preservatives market on the basis of produced volume and demand rate. The region held a share of over 40% share in 2013 based on volume. It is also very likely for Asia Pacific to retain its lead in the global phenoxyethanol preservatives market over the coming years, due to the region’s high demand for phenoxyethanol preservatives in cosmetics and detergents. Asia Pacific is expected to take the center stage in the global phenoxyethanol preservatives market as far as synthetic preservatives production is concerned. 

China was the top consumer of phenoxyethanol preservatives market over the recent past.  The rate of growth of the phenoxyethanol preservatives market in China has been further spurred by the installation of new production capacities. On the other hand, Europe is expected to witness a very slow rate of growth, as the demand for natural preservatives-based cosmetics is gaining steam in this region, as compared to their synthetic counterparts. The demand for phenoxyethanol preservatives in North America is expected to remain moderate over the coming years, owing to a matured cosmetic industry.

High Potential for Phenoxyethanol Preservatives in Pharmaceuticals

On the basis of volume, the global phenoxyethanol preservatives market was led by phenoxyethanol P5 in 2013. This variant comprises less than 5 ppm free phenol content, thereby gaining a greater volume of preference as a compound used in numerous cosmetic products. The market for phenoxyethanol P5 is anticipated to expand at significant rate in terms of demand over the coming years. 

The global phenoxyethanol preservatives market can be segmented on the basis of applications, into home and personal care, pharmaceuticals, dyes and inks, and others. The segment of pharmaceuticals is projected to lead the global phenoxyethanol preservatives market in terms of growth rate over the coming years. This segment held more than 15% of the global phenoxyethanol preservatives market in terms of volume in 2013. Home and personal care is expected to remain the leading application segment in the market in terms of demand volume for the coming years. 

Key players in the phenoxyethanol preservatives market include BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Galaxy Surfactants Ltd., Jiangsu Jiafeng Chemical Co., Ltd., Symrise, Jinan Haohua Industry Co., Ltd., Clariant Corporation, and Haihang Industry Co., Ltd.

 
Phenoxyethanol preservatives are a type of mono alkyl ethers, which are formed when ethylene oxide reacts with 2-Phenol. These are also obtained naturally from green tea. Phenoxyethanol preservatives possess an aromatic rose flavor with antibacterial property. Thus, these are widely used in cosmetics, ointments, detergents, and cleaners. Phenoxyethanol preservatives are largely used in home and personal care application industry, as these provide a broad spectrum of antibacterial properties. The market for phenoxyethanol preservatives is expanding at a substantial rate owing to robust growth in cosmetic products coupled with shift towards phenoxyethanol-based blends. Phenoxyethanol is present in leave-on and rinse-off personal care products with maximum concentration of up to 5% w/w. However, the dynamics for cosmetics differ in Japan and the European Union. According to the EU/ASEAN Cosmetics Directive, the maximum allowable concentration of phenoxyethanol preservatives is 1% w/w in Japan and the European Union. In terms of volume, phenoxyethanol P5 held a significant share of the global phenoxyethanol preservatives market in 2013 due to lower free phenol content (less than 5 ppm). Free phenol is considered toxic and impure in finished products. 
 
This report provides estimate and forecast for the phenoxyethanol preservatives market on the global and regional level. The study provides forecast from 2014 to 2020 based on volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn).
 
The study provides a decisive view of the phenoxyethanol preservatives market by bifurcating it into product segments such as phenoxyethanol P5 and phenoxyethanol P25. The report also segments the global phenoxyethanol preservatives market in terms of applications. Application segments include Home and personal care, pharmaceuticals, dyes and inks, and others. Home and personal care segment is further bifurcated into cosmetics, perfumes, detergents, and ointments. Application segments have been analyzed based on historic, present, and future trends, and the market has been estimated from 2014 to 2020 in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). Segmentation includes demand for individual applications in all the regions.
 
The report also includes a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the market. Value chain analysis offers detailed information about value addition at each stage of the value chain. The report comprises driving and restraining factors for the phenoxyethanol preservatives market, along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities in the phenoxyethanol preservatives market on the global and regional level. 
 
The report analyzes Porter’s Five Forces model to gauge the degree of competition in the phenoxyethanol preservatives market. The report comprises a qualitative write-up on market attractiveness analysis, wherein product segments have been analyzed based on their attractiveness. Growth rate, market size, raw material, profit margin, technology, and competition and other factors (such as environmental and legal) have been evaluated in order to derive general attractiveness of the market. 
 
Secondary research sources that were typically referred to include, but were not limited to annual reports, company websites, broker reports, financial reports, SEC filings, and investor presentations. Other sources such as internal and external proprietary databases, national government documents, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, 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 industry participants and opinion leaders were conducted to compile this research report. Primary research represents bulk of the research efforts, supplemented by an 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 the secondary research findings. Primary research further developed the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.
 
The report covers a detailed competitive outlook that includes market share and profiles of key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include The Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, BOC Sciences, Finetech Industry Limited, Health Chemicals Co., Ltd., Haihang Industry Co., Ltd., Kraft Chemical Company, Inc., Jinan Haohua Industry Co., Ltd., Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G), Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp, Penta Manufacturing Company, LLC, and StruChem Co., Ltd. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, brand overview, key competitors, financial overview (financial year), business strategies, recent/key developments, and acquisitions.
 
This report segments the global phenoxyethanol preservatives market as follows:
  • Phenoxyethanol Preservatives Market – Product Segment Analysis
    • Phenoxyethanol P5
    • Phenoxyethanol P25
  • Phenoxyethanol Preservatives Market – Application Analysis
    • Home and personal care
      • Cosmetics
      • Perfumes
      • Detergents
      • Ointments 
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Dyes and inks
    • Others (Including metalworking fluids, chemical intermediates, jet fuel additives, etc.)
  • Phenoxyethanol Preservatives Market – Regional Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World (RoW)


 
 
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