Textile Surfactants Market: Introduction

  • Surfactants are organic compounds added to a liquid in order to decrease the surface tension and allow easy penetration into materials, along with spreading of liquid over any surface
  • Surfactants offers various usages, including lubricity in water-based compositions, dispersion, emulsification, wetting, foaming or defoaming, and cleaning efficiency enhancement. Surfactants are majorly used in industrial and consumer cleaning products, such as paints & coatings, metal works, agrochemicals, construction, oil field, personal care products, and detergents.
  • Textile surfactants are used to remove dirt and oil from textile fibers before dying. Surfactants act as lubricants and antistatic during fiber manufacturing and softening, and enhance the textile manufacturing process. These surfactants show both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties.
  • Textile surfactants are derived from sugar by-products, fatty acids, natural oils, polyglycerol, and lignin as well as petroleum products and oleochemicals

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Rise in Demand for Bio-based Textile Surfactants

  • Increase in demand for textiles globally is likely to drive the consumption of textile surfactants during the forecast period. Countries, such as China and India, are witnessing significant growth in textile manufacturing due to increase in demand for high quality textiles. This factor is fueling the demand for textile surfactants.
  • Changing consumer preferences and advancements in technology is anticipated to drive the global textile surfactants market. Growing demand for geotextile, construction textiles, and other technical textiles from various industries is expected to drive the global textile surfactants market.
  • Environmental awareness, government regulations regarding use of eco-friendly products, and regulated use of synthetic products are driving the demand for bio-based surfactants
  • Use of bio-based surfactants is one of the keys factor driving the market for polyester medical film market. Bio-based textile surfactants are derived from renewable raw materials. These surfactants do not emit any toxins and degrades easily.

Technical Textile Segment to Offer Lucrative Opportunities

  • In terms of application, the global textile surfactants market can be segmented into apparels, furnishings, technical textile, household textiles, and industrial textiles
  • Demand for technical textiles, such as geotextile, agrotextile, medical, and automotive textile, has been increasing in developing countries, including India and China. This is anticipated to offer lucrative opportunities to textile surfactants manufacturers during the forecast period.
  • Household textiles are projected to witness high demand due to improved standard of living and rise in per capita income of consumers in developing countries
  • Rapid industrialization is estimated to boost the growth of the industrial textile segment

Anionic Surfactants Segment to Offer Lucrative Opportunities

  • Based on type, the global textile surfactants market can be segmented into anionic surfactants, non-ionic surfactants, cationic surfactants, and zwitterionic surfactants
  • Anionic surfactants are majorly used in cleaning products and dye dispersants. Non-ionic surfactants are used as a washing and dispersing agent, and as a fabric softener. Zwitterionic surfactants are used in combination with anionic or cationic surfactants.
  • Demand for various textile materials is driving the consumption of different surfactants

Asia Pacific to Lead Global Textile Surfactants Market

  • In terms of region, the global textile surfactants market can be split into: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  • Textile surfactants market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at the maximum CAGR during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to population increase, improving standards of living, and rise in development and expenditure on clothing and other textiles. Countries, such as India and China are the leading textile exporters in the world. Thus, textile surfactant manufacturers in the region are expecting an increase in demand for their products.
  • Textile surfactants market in North America and Europe  is likely to witness stagnant growth. This market in Latin America and Middle East & Africa is estimated to show sluggish growth during the forecast period.

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Key Players in Global Textile Surfactants Market

The global textile surfactants market is highly fragmented in 2018. Prominent players operating in the global market are focusing on technological developments and expansions to meet the growing demand for textile surfactants. Moreover, manufacturers are entering partnerships for the development of innovative products and gain higher profit margins.

Key players operating in the global textile surfactants market include:

  • Air Products and Chemicals
  • Nouryon
  • Clariant Chemicals Company
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Henkel Ag & Co KGaA
  • Organic dyes and Pigments
  • Stepan Company
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Spectra Specialities

Global Textile Surfactants Market: Research Scope

Global Textile Surfactants Market, by Type

  • Anionic Surfactants
  • Nonionic Surfactants
  • Cationic Surfactants
  • Zwitterionic Surfactants

Global Textile Surfactants Market, by Application

  • Apparels
  • Furnishings
  • Technical Textiles
  • Household Textiles
  • Industrial Textiles

Global Textile Surfactants Market, by Region

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

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