Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Market  - Snapshot

Sodium cocoyl glutamate is widely recognized as a versatile mild primary surfactant, which provides excellent lather in personal care formulations. Hair care products containing sodium cocoyl glutamate offer soft and silky feel and comfort. The unique cleansing and foaming power of sodium cocoyl glutamate makes it ideal for usage in skin care products such as soaps and cleansers. Currently, demand for sulfate-free formulations is high in the personal care industry. Lower loss of color in dyed hair even after repeated shampooing, less stripping of natural oils from hair, and mildness are some of the advantages sodium cocoyl glutamate possesses over other products such as sodium lauryl sulfate. Increase in concern over the usage of alkyl sulfates and alkyl ether sulfates in personal cleansers is anticipated to boost the demand for sodium cocoyl glutamate, as the latter is environment friendly.

sodium cocoyl glutamate market

The sodium cocoyl glutamate market can be segmented based on form and application. Powder and aqueous solution are the two major forms of sodium cocoyl glutamate. Consumption of aqueous solution of sodium cocoyl glutamate is high compared to that of powder owing to the skin compatibility properties of the former. Sodium cocoyl glutamate is used in a wide range of personal care products, as it does not contain heavy silicones, harsh sulfates, and synthetic preservatives. In terms of application, the sodium cocoyl glutamate market can be segregated into hair care, skin care, and others. Key hair care applications include shampoos and conditioners. Skin care applications of sodium cocoyl glutamate can be classified into facial cleansers and soaps & shower gels. Other applications include baby care products and oral care products.

Demand for beauty and personal care products has been rising significantly in emerging economies. Rise in workforce in the service sector and increasing participation of women in the labor market are anticipated to propel the personal care industry in emerging economies. Consumers’ shift toward organic products and concerns about sulfate containing products have led to significant changes in the personal care industry. The sodium cocoyl glutamate market is anticipated to expand substantially during the forecast period owing to the rise in demand for personal care products containing mild surfactants. Detergent action of conventional sulfate and paraben-containing surfactants generally leads to dryness and roughness. Paraben-containing surfactants also remove beneficial bacteria that are essential in maintaining healthy scalp. The enhanced susceptibility of absorption of sulfate containing surfactants often leads to hair loss. The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association recommends limited usage of sulfate containing surfactants. Mild surfactants such as sodium cocoyl glutamate help reduce skin damage and prevent premature hair loss. Increase in R&D activities for the production of more natural and sulfate-free products is also expected to propel the sodium cocoyl glutamate market.

The market for personal care products is close to saturation in developed regions such as North America and Europe. However, demand for organic products and non-toxic ingredients in personal care products is high in these regions. Emerging economies such as China, India, and Brazil offer extensive opportunities for domestic and international players. Potential application in sulfate-free cleansing conditioners is expected to act as a key opportunity for the sodium cocoyl glutamate market. The ability of sodium cocoyl glutamate to stimulate hair growth and eliminate toxins is exploited in cleansing conditioners. Sodium cocoyl glutamate strengthens hair by contributing to protein reintegration. Rise in awareness about the usage of naturally derived ingredients in end-use products is anticipated to offer attractive opportunities for sodium cocoyl glutamate used in sulfate-free cleansing conditioners. Sodium cocoyl glutamate offers a plethora of advantages; however, the technical difficulties associated with the formulation process make it more expensive than conventional surfactants. Challenges associated with the formulation technology include low foam volume and dense form character compared to sulfated systems.

The sodium cocoyl glutamate market is dominated by a few manufacturers such as BASF SE, Clariant International AG, Ajinomoto Co., Ltd, and Asahi Kasei Fine Chemicals. Manufacturers are striving to produce sodium cocoyl glutamate with enhanced properties that can be used as surfactant ingredient in various applications such as face cleansing, liquid soap, shampoos, and babycare products. Hostapon CCG , PLANTAPON ACG HC, and Amisoft  CS- 11  are some of the sodium cocoyl glutamate brands developed by Clariant International AG, BASF SE, and Ajinomoto Co.Ltd., respectively. Anion replacement and increasing use of secondary surfactants are expected to bring technological feasibility in the formulation technologies. Majority of manufacturing facilities are located in Asia Pacific due to the easy and ample raw material availability. China-based manufacturers are selling sodium cocoyl glutamate at lower prices. This is expected to result in stiff competition among the global manufacturers of sodium cocoyl glutamate. New product launches, brand promotions, and mergers & acquisitions are also estimated to boost the demand for sodium cocoyl glutamate market in the near future. 

Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Market  - Overview

Sodium cocoyl glutamate is primarily used as an ingredient in personal care products such as skin care and hair care products. It is derived from natural sources such as coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and fermented sugar. The unique cleansing and foaming properties of sodium cocoyl glutamate makes it ideal for usage in personal products. Sodium cocoyl glutamate protects the skin from drying and retains the moisture content. Ecocert, the first certification body to develop standards for natural and organic products, has recognized sodium cocoyl glutamate as a natural ingredient. Key applications of sodium cocoyl glutamate include hair care products such as shampoo and conditioners; and skin care products such as facial cleansers and soaps & shower gels.

Sodium cocoyl glutamate is a mild surfactant compared to other surfactants available in the market. It provides prolonged comfort and soft sensation to the skin. The two major forms of sodium cocoyl glutamate are powder SCG (powder sodium cocoyl glutamate) and aqueous solution. Sodium cocoyl glutamate is used as a major additive in facial cleansers due to its superior foaming properties and the ability to perform well at the skin pH. Sodium cocoyl glutamate is used in hair care formulations, primarily in rinse-off products such as shampoos, as it offers superior cleansing and soft and shiny feel to the hair. The slight acidic nature of sodium cocoyl glutamate makes it ideal for usage in skin care products such as soaps, shower gels, facial cleansers, and body lotions. Other applications of sodium cocoyl glutamate include baby care as well as oral care products.

Rise in demand for personal care products containing comparatively mild surfactants is a major driver of the global sodium cocoyl glutamate market. Over the past few years, consumer concern over the use of alkyl sulfates and alkyl ether sulfates in personal care products has grown significantly. Detergent action of sulfate containing surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulfate present in conventional hair care products leads to dryness and roughness, and removes beneficial bacteria that are essential in maintaining healthy scalp. Mild surfactants such as sodium cocoyl glutamate help reduce skin damage and premature hair loss. Sulfate-free hair conditioners such as sodium cocoyl glutamate are designed to get rid of extra oil by keeping the moisture in the scalp.

Increase in research & development activities for the production of more natural and sulfate-free products is anticipated to propel the sodium cocoyl glutamate market. Consumers of personal care products have become more health conscious while choosing products. They prefer products with natural ingredients. Rise in awareness about utilization of naturally-derived ingredients in end-use products is estimated to offer lucrative opportunities for sodium cocoyl glutamate, which is used in sulfate-free cleansing conditioners.

The report analyzes and forecasts the market for sodium cocoyl glutamate at the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on revenue (US$ Mn) and volume (tons) from 2017 to 2025. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global sodium cocoyl glutamate market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for sodium cocoyl glutamate during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the sodium cocoyl glutamate market at the global and regional level.

The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global sodium cocoyl market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the sodium cocoyl glutamate market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view of the global sodium cocoyl glutamate market by segmenting it in terms of form, application, and region. These segments have been analyzed based on the present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for sodium cocoyl glutamate in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers demand for individual end-user segments in all the regions.

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global sodium cocoyl glutamate market. Key players profiled in the global sodium cocoyl glutamate market include BASF SE, Clariant International AG, Ajinomoto Co., Ltd, Asahi Kasei Fine Chemical, Sino Lion, and Changsha Puji Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, product overview, financial details, business strategies, and recent developments. 

The report provides the estimated market size of sodium cocoyl glutamate for 2016 and forecast for the next nine years. The global size of the sodium cocoyl glutamate market has been provided in terms of revenue and volume. Market numbers have been estimated based on form, application, and region. Market size and forecast for each major form and application have been provided in terms of global and regional markets.

Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Market – Form Analysis

  • Powder SCG
  • Aqueous Solution

Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Market – Application Analysis

  • Hair-Care
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
  • Skin-Care
    • Facial Cleansers
    • Soaps & Shower Gels
    • Others
  • Other Applications

Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Market – Regional Analysis

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

Key Takeaways

  • The report provides extensive analysis of market trends and shares from 2016 to 2025 in order to identify opportunities and industry developments
  • The report contains a list of customers of sodium cocoyl glutamate. It provides information on the procurement volume of sodium cocoyl glutamate by major customers.
  • The report offers detailed analysis on the manufacturing process and yield for sodium cocoyl glutamate
  • The report provides information on the import-export scenario of sodium cocoyl glutamate
  • It identifies key factors responsible to build the upcoming opportunistic roadmap for the sodium cocoyl glutamate market at global, regional, and country levels
  • The report offers comprehensive analysis with respect to investments and regulatory scenario that subsequently impact the outlook and forecast of the global sodium cocoyl glutamate market between 2017 and 2025
  • It provides insights in terms of opportunities for various stakeholders in the value chain and detailed competition landscape for key players dominating the personal care industry to understand competition level. A separate chapter for competition benchmarking is also provided in the report.
  • Porters’ Five Forces and SWOT analysis highlight the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders to make profit-oriented business decisions and analyze the strengths and weaknesses to gain strategic position in the market
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