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The specialty surfactants market and biosurfactants market report offers incisive insights to supplement the decision-making capabilities of companies in this industry. The report studies both surfactants and bio-surfactants based on facets such as type, application, and geography. The market research report also features a comprehensive analysis of growth drivers and restraints in the global specialty surfactants market and biosurfactants market. The scope for tapping new opportunities is objectively analyzed to offer the most reliable and accurate business intelligence to our customers.
 
The report makes effective and prolific use of industry-leading primary and secondary research tools, Porter’s five forces model analysis, value chain analysis, and draws on our access to the most up-to-date databases worldwide. The market research report also features a Company Profiles section where both established and fast-emerging market players’ financial status, product pipeline recent developments and competitive edge is studied in detail. The study of the global specialty surfactants market and biosurfactants market provides a timeline view of the market growth story so far, and also brings you abreast of anticipated changes to this market in the near future.
 
Overview of the global specialty surfactants market and biosurfactants market
 
Surfactants are substances or amphiphilic organic compounds, which means that they comprise both hydrophobic (water repellant) and hydrophilic (water soluble or absorbent) groups. In real-world terms, what this means is that these compounds can be used for enhanced cleaning efficiency, especially of water-based compositions. In other words, they ease the surface tension of liquids. Surfactants can disperse, modify, or emulsify the lubricity of such water-based compositions.
 
Biosurfactants, on the other hand, are a variety of surfactants where at least one of the two basic groups-hydrophobic or hydrophilic-is derived from a plant-based source. However, biosurfactants are not always 100% plant-based. 
 
The two common methods of manufacturing surfactants include: Oleochemical (derived from natural vegetable oils) and synthetic (derived from petrochemicals). The global specialty surfactants market and biosurfactants market is thus broadly segmented based on these two common derivation methods. 
 
As of 2011, the global surfactants market, by volume, was estimated at over 15 million tons. This market has had to contend with a slew of unfavorable conditions such as soaring prices of raw material, an increasingly stringent regulatory environment, and an intensifying sustainability movement worldwide. Given this largely tumultuous scenario, the worldwide specialty surfactants market and biosurfactants market is expected to register a growth rate of just 2% to 3% over this decade.
 
The focus of both large and small companies in the market is showing a steady shift toward the specialty surfactants industry, which currently accounts for an estimated 25% share (valued at USD 25 billion) of the global market demand. 
 
Segmentation of the global specialty surfactants market and biosurfactants market
 
By product type, the specialty surfactants market and biosurfactants market can be segmented as: cationic surfactants, nonionic surfactants, anionic surfactants, amphoteric surfactants, and others such as silicone and fluorosurfactants.
 
The report observes that anionic surfactants are the most extensively used surfactant as LABS (linear alkyl benzene sulfonate) is widely used across a myriad of industries. However, the market study estimates that the non-ionic surfactants segment will emerge as the fastest-growing category over the coming years.
 
By application, the report segments the market as: home care, personal care, food processing, industrial and institutional cleaners, agricultural chemicals, oilfield chemicals, paints and coatings, textiles, emulsion polymerization (plastics), construction, and other markets. The largest share of the application market is occupied by home and personal care, with these two segments accounting for more than 65% of the total demand as of 2011.
 
The report also studies the global specialty surfactants and biosurfactants market by geography. Since 2009, Asia Pacific has held on to its position as the leading producer and consumer of surfactants. Our expert analysts expect this trend to continue as the demand in this region will see a 4% growth over the next five years.
 
Companies mentioned in the global specialty surfactants market and biosurfactants market report:
 
BASF, with its acquisition of Cognis, has emerged as a global market leader in the surfactants market. Other significant participants in this market are: Kao, Stephens, and Akzo-Nobel.
 
In the Indian market, the consumption of surfactants stood at 500,000 tons in 2011. The surfactant market in India is dominated by Galaxy Surfactants. Other competitors in this market are: Reliance, Godrej, and Clariant.
 
Geographies analyzed under this research report: 
  • Europe
  • North America 
  • Asia-Pacific 
  • Rest of the World 
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 
Key highlights of this report:
  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth 
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements in the micro servers industry
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors 
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments 
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis 
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments

This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.

Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

  • Customer Experience Maps
  • Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
  • Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
  • Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey

The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.

Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.

1. Customer Experience Map

The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.

2. Insights and Tools

The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.

3. Actionable Results

The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.

4. Strategic Frameworks

The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.

The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:

1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?

9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?

10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

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