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Surfactants Market by Product type [Anionic, Non-Ionic, Cationic, Amphoteric] Substrates [Synthetic/Petrochemical based and Natural/Bio-based/Green] and Applications - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019

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Publishing Date: August 2014
Report Code: CH 2656

 

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“Surfactants” is a term derived from the contraction of the terms “SURFace ACTive Agents”. These are a group of amphiphilic organic compounds that help to lower the surface tension of a liquid or interfacial tension between two liquids. These usually act as detergents or wetting agents or emulsifiers or foaming agents. The wetting and penetration effect, emulsification, dispersion, foaming, detergency, conditioning, and substantivity are some of the important properties of surfactants due to which they are widely used across different industries. The report analyzes the global surfactants market based on the regions, product type, substrate type, and application. The report covers qualitative aspect of surfactants and their detailed volume (kilotons) and value ($million) forecasts (2014–2019).

The global surfactants market is estimated to register a CAGR of 5.40% by volume, and 5.80% by value from 2014 to 2019. The global surfactants market is projected to reach 22,802 kilotons, by volume and $40,286 million by 2019.

The surfactants market analysis is derived by studying consumption trends across the regions, such as Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World (RoW). Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the largest consumer of surfactants, followed by North America and Europe. The report also covers the consumption of surfactants and revenue trends by their product type (based on their charge), such as anionic, non-ionic, cationic, and amphoteric, where anionic surfactants are estimated to witness the largest consumption across the globe. The consumption of surfactants by their substrate type (synthetic/petrochemical & bio-based/natural/renewable) has also been included in this study. In addition to the aforementioned segments, the report analyzes the applications in which surfactants are mainly consumed. The applications covered include soap/detergents, personal care, textile, I&I cleaning, elastomers and plastics, oilfield chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, and other applications, such as paints & coatings and pulp & paper industries. The price trends of surfactants have been analyzed from annual reports of key players of the industry.

The drivers, restraints, and opportunities are identified for the surfactants market based on synthetic and bio-based surfactants categories. The synthetic surfactants have drivers, such as easy availability, low price, and broadened application areas; whereas drivers for bio-based surfactants are their ecological benefits, wide range of substrates available, and increasing awareness towards eco-friendly products. Synthetic surfactant is a matured market and the restraints for this market are volatile petroleum prices and environmental concerns. On the contrary, bio-based surfactant market is in its initial stages of growth, and the restraints identified in the market are technical constraints, their prices when compared to synthetic surfactants, and unskilled workforce. The opportunity for synthetic surfactants is its use in the treatment of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome; whereas the opportunities for bio-based surfactants are cited in the utilization of industrial and agricultural wastes, and usage of biosurfactants in unconventional markets.

The overall surfactants market has been fragmented and no clear global market leader has emerged. However, few top players include AkzoNobel N.V. (The Netherlands), BASF SE (Germany), Henkel (Germany), and The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.).

Various primary and secondary data sources, such as industry expert interviews, data from research institutes and industrial majors, encyclopedia, directories, and databases have been used to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the global surfactants market.

Scope of the report:

This research report categorizes the global market for surfactants on the basis of product type, substrate and application, region, in terms of revenue, volume, and analysis of trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of product type: The market for surfactants is segmented by type of products, anionic, non-ionic, cationic, and amphoteric. Key trends for the leading global countries have been studied in the report with analysis of volume and value forecast as well.

On the basis of substrate type: The market for surfactants is segmented by type of substrate, such as synthetic/petrochemical and bio-based/natural. Each type has been further described in detail in the report with volume along with value forecasts.

On the basis of application: The market for surfactants is segmented by applications, such as soap/detergents, personal care, textiles, industrial & institutional cleaners, elastomers & plastics, oilfield chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, and crop protection. Each of these applications has been further described in detail in the report with volume along with value forecasts.

On the basis of region: The surfactants market by raw material is segmented by key regions—Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America, and for key countries within these regions.

Table of Contents
 
1 Introduction (Page No. - 17)
    1.1 Objectives
    1.2 Report Description
    1.3 Markets Covered
    1.4 Stakeholders
    1.5 Research Methodology
          1.5.1 Market Size
          1.5.2 Key Data Taken From Secondary Sources
          1.5.3 Key Data Taken From Primary Sources
          1.5.4 Assumptions
          1.5.5 Limitations
    1.6 Key Questions Answered

2 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

3 Market Overview (Page No. - 28)
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Burning Issue
    3.3 Winning Imperative
    3.4 Market Dynamics
          3.4.1 Synthetic Surfactants
                   3.4.1.1 Drivers
                               3.4.1.1.1 Easy Availability, Low Prices
                               3.4.1.1.2 Broadened Application Areas
                   3.4.1.2 Restraints
                               3.4.1.2.1 Volatile Petroleum Prices
                               3.4.1.2.2 Environmental Concerns
                   3.4.1.3 Opportunity
                               3.4.1.3.1 Use As Lung Surfactant in Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome
          3.4.2 Bio-Based Surfactants
                   3.4.2.1 Drivers
                               3.4.2.1.1 Ecological Benefits
                               3.4.2.1.2 Wide Range of Easily Available Substrates
                               3.4.2.1.3 Increasing Awareness Towards Eco-Friendly Products and Regulatory Laws/Amendments
                   3.4.2.2 Restraints
                               3.4.2.2.1 Technological Constraints
                               3.4.2.2.2 Compatible Price Range
                               3.4.2.2.3 Commercial Production of Biosurfactants
                   3.4.2.3 Opportunities
                               3.4.2.3.1 Utilization and Management of Industrial and Agricultural Wastes
                               3.4.2.3.2 Growing Use of Biosurfactants in Conventional and Unconventional Markets
    3.5 Value Chain
    3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
          3.6.1 Threat of New Entrants
          3.6.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
          3.6.3 Threat of Substitutes
          3.6.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
          3.6.5 Degree of Competition
    3.7 Key Players

4 Surfactants Market, By Product Type (Page No. - 54)
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Classification of Surfactants Based on Charge
          4.2.1 Anionic Surfactants
                   4.2.1.1 Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS)
                   4.2.1.2 Alcohol Ethoxysulfates (AES)
                   4.2.1.3 Alcohol Sulfates(AS)
                   4.2.1.4 Secondary Alkane Sulfonate (SAS)
                   4.2.1.5 Alpha Olefin Sulfonates (AOS)
                   4.2.1.6 Methyl Ester Sulfonates (MES)
          4.2.2 Non-Ionic Surfactants
                   4.2.2.1 Alcohol Ethoxylates (AE)
                   4.2.2.2 Amine Oxides
          4.2.3 Cationic Surfactants
          4.2.4 Amphoteric Surfactants

5 Surfactants Market, By Application (Page No. - 75)
    5.1 Introduction
          5.1.1 Soap/Detergent Industry
          5.1.2 Personal Care Industry
          5.1.3 Textile Industry
          5.1.4 Industry & Institutional Cleaning
          5.1.5 Elastomers & Plastics Industry
          5.1.6 Oilfield Chemicals
          5.1.7 Crop Protection
          5.1.8 Food Industry

6 Surfactants Market, By Substrate Type (Page No. - 99)
    6.1 Introduction
          6.1.1 Synthetic Surfactants
          6.1.2 Bio-Based Surfactants
                   6.1.2.1 Chemically Synthesized Bio-Based Surfactants
                               6.1.2.1.1 Sucrose Esters
                               6.1.2.1.2 Alkyl Polyglycosides
                               6.1.2.1.3 Fatty Acid Glucamides
                               6.1.2.1.4 Sorbitan Esters
                   6.1.2.2 Biosurfactants
                               6.1.2.2.1 Classification of Biosurfactants Based on Molecular Weight
                                              6.1.2.2.1.1 Low Molecular Mass Biosurfactants
                                              6.1.2.2.1.2 High Molecular Mass Biosurfactants
                               6.1.2.2.2 Glycolipids
                               6.1.2.2.3 Fatty Acids, Phospholipids, Neutral Lipids
                               6.1.2.2.4 Lipopeptides
                               6.1.2.2.5 Polymeric Biosurfactants

7 Surfactants Market, By Region (Page No. - 126)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Surfactants Market By Region
          7.2.1 Asia-Pacific
          7.2.2 North America
          7.2.3 Europe
          7.2.4 ROW

8 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 148)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Mergers & Acquisitions
    8.3 New Product Launches/Product Development/R&D
    8.4 Partnerships/Collaborations/Joint Ventures/ Agreements
    8.5 Expansions/Investments/Others

9 Company Profiles (Page No. - 163)
    (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments) 
    9.1 Akzonobel N.V.
    9.2 Air Products & Chemicals Inc
    9.3 BASF SE
    9.4 Clariant AG
    9.5 Dupont Ei De Nemours & Co.
    9.6 Evonik Industries AG
    9.7 Henkel AG & Co. Kgaa
    9.8 Huntsman Corporation (Huntsman International Llc)
    9.9 KAO Corporation
    9.10 The Dow Chemical Company

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies. 
 
List of Tables (103 Tables)

Table 1 Enzymes Used in Synthesis of Chemically Manufactured Bio-Based Surfactants
Table 2 Natural (Renewable) Substrates for Bio-Based Surfactants
Table 3 Certification Lables for Bio-Based Surfactants
Table 4 Techniques for Recovery of Biosurfactants
Table 5 Important Surfactants Manufacturers/Suppliers/ End-Users
Table 6 Types of Surfactants Based on Their Charge & Application
Table 7 Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 8 Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 9 Anionic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 10 Anionic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 11 Anionic Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 12 Anionic Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 13 Non-Ionic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 14 Non-Ionic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 15 Non-Ionic Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 16 Non-Ionic Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 17 Cationic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 18 Cationic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 19 Amphoteric Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 20 Amphoteric Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 21 Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 22 Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 23 Surfactants Market Size in Soap/Detergent Application, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 24 Surfactants Market Size in Soap/Detergent Application, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 25 Median AGe of Countries Covered
Table 26 Surfactants Market Size in Personal Care Application, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 27 Surfactants Market Size in Personal Care Application, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 28 Surfactants Market Size in Textile Application, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 29 Surfactants Market Size in Textile Application, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 30 Surfactants Market Size in I&I Cleaning Application, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 31 Surfactants Market Size in I&I Cleaning Application, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 32 Surfactants Market Size in Elastomers & Plastics Application, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 33 Surfactants Market Size in Elastomers & Plastics Application, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 34 Surfactants Market Size in Oilfield Application, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 35 Surfactants Market Size in Oilfield Application, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 36 Surfactants Market Size in Crop Protection Application, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 37 Surfactants Market Size in Crop Protection Application, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 38 Surfactants Market Size in Food Application, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 39 Surfactants Market Size in Food Application, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 40 Surfactants Market Size in Pharmaceuticals Application, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 41 Surfactants Market Size in Pharmaceuticals Application, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 42 Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 43 Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 44 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 45 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 46 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 47 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 48 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 49 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 50 ROW: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 51 ROW: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 52 Synthetic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 53 Synthetic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 54 Types of Biosurfactants Based on Their Composition & Producing Microorganisms
Table 55 Bio-Based Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 56 Bio-Based Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 57 Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 58 Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 59 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 60 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 61 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 62 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 63 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 64 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 65 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2012 – 2019 (KT) 
Table 66 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 67 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 68 ROW: Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 (KT)
Table 69 ROW: Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 (KT) 
Table 70 ROW: Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 71 Surfactant Market: Strategies, By Key Players, 2010-2014 
Table 72 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2014
Table 73 New Product Launches/Product Developments/R&D, 2010–2014
Table 74 Partnerships/Collaborations/Joint Ventures/ Agreements, 2010–2014
Table 75 Expansions/Investments/Others, 2010–2014
Table 76 Akzonobel: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment, 2012–2013 ($Million) 
Table 77 Akzonobel: Annual Revenue, By Region, 2012–2013 ($Million)
Table 78 Akzonobel: Products & Their Description
Table 79 Air Products and Chemicals: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment, 2012–2013 ($Million)
Table 80 Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.: Annual Revenue, By Region, 2012–2013 ($Million)
Table 81 Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.: Products & Their Applications
Table 82 BASF SE: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment, 2012–2013 ($Million) 
Table 83 BASF SE: Annual Revenue, By Region, 2012–2013 ($Million)
Table 84 BASF SE: Product Groups & Names
Table 85 Clariant AG: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment, 2012–2013 ($Million) 
Table 86 Clariant AG: Annual Revenue, By Region, 2012–2013 ($Million)
Table 87 Clariant AG: Products & Their Description
Table 88 Dupont: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment, 2012–2013 ($Million) 
Table 89 Dupont: Products & Their Description
Table 90 Evonik: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment, 2012–2013 ($Million) 
Table 91 Evonik: Annual Revenue, By Region, 2012–2013 ($Million)
Table 92 Evonik: Products & Their Applications
Table 93 Henkel: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment, 2012–2013 ($Million) 
Table 94 Henkel: Annual Revenue, By Region, 2012–2013 ($Million)
Table 95 Huntsman: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment, 2012–2013 ($Million) 
Table 96 Huntsman: Annual Revenue, By Region, 2012–2013 ($Million)
Table 97 Huntsman: Products & Their Trade Names
Table 98 KAO Corp: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment, 2012–2013 ($Million) 
Table 99 KAO Corp: Annual Revenue, By Region, 2012–2013 ($Million)
Table 100 KAO Corp: Products & Their Brands
Table 101 Dow Chemical: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment, 2012–2013 ($Million) 
Table 102 Dow Chemical: Annual Revenue, By Region, 2012–2013 ($Million) 
Table 103 Dow Chemical: Products & Their Applications


List of Figures (25 Figures) 

Figure 1 Surfactants Market Size, By Product Type, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Figure 2 Surfactants Market Size (Value & Volume), 2012–2019
Figure 3 Impact Analysis of Important Drivers on Global Synthetic Surfactants Market
Figure 4 Impact Analysis of Important Restraints on Global Bio-Based Surfactants Market
Figure 5 Impact Analysis of Important Drivers on Global Bio-Based Surfactants Market
Figure 6 Impact Analysis of Important Restraints on Global Bio-Based Surfactants Market
Figure 7 Generalized Value Chain for Surfactants
Figure 8 Porter’s Five forces Analysis
Figure 9 Surfactants Market Share (Volume), By Product Type, 2014 Vs. 2019 
Figure 10 Surfactants Market Share (Volume), By Application, 2014 Vs. 2019 
Figure 11 Classification of Surfactants, By Substrate Type
Figure 12 Surfactants Market Share (Volume), By Substrate Type, 2014 Vs. 2019 
Figure 13 Synthetic Surfactants Product Value Chain
Figure 14 Synthetic Surfactants Market Share (Volume), By Region, 2013 Vs. 2019
Figure 15 Chemically Manufactured Bio-Based Surfactants Product Value Chain
Figure 16 Biosurfactants: Classification Based on Composition
Figure 17 Bio-Based Surfactants Market Share (Volume), By Region, 2014 Vs. 2019
Figure 18 Surfactants Consumption Share, By Region, 2014 Vs. 2019
Figure 19 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Consumption Share, By Country, 2014 
Figure 20 North America: Surfactants Consumption Share, By Country, 2014 
Figure 21 Europe: Surfactants Consumption Share, By Country, 2014
Figure 22 ROW: Surfactants Consumption Share, By Region, 2014
Figure 23 Global Surfactants Market Share, By Major Key Growth Strategies, 2010–2014
Figure 24 Developments in Surfactants Market, By Growth Strategies, 2010–2014
Figure 25 Surfactant Market Strategies, By Key Players, 2010-2014

The global surfactants market is estimated to register a CAGR of 5.40%, by volume and 5.80% by value from 2014 to 2019. The global surfactants market is projected to reach 22,802 kilotons, by volume and $40,286 million by 2019.

Due to the adsorption property that helps to stabilize the rapidly formed bubbles during foaming, emulsification or coating processes, surface reducing properties, flocculation, and biocide nature, surfactants are widely preferred chemicals in the specialty chemical industry. Also, as a result of elasticity and viscosity of the surfactant layer that gives stability to foam or emulsion, surfactants have gained popularity in different application segments. The global surfactants industry could roughly be divided into synthetic and bio-based surfactants, based on their substrates. This industry is expected to grow at a promising rate. Also, currently, synthetic surfactants are more popular, and it is projected that their consumption will show a steady growth in the near future. However, the bio-based surfactants market, which is still in its early stages of development, is projected to grow at a higher rate than the growth rate of the synthetic surfactants. This growth could be articulated with facts, such as increasing awareness towards environmental factors, volatile petroleum prices, regulatory constraints—that would get more stringent in future, and availability of wide variety of substrates required for the synthesis of bio-based surfactants.

Synthetic surfactants are traditionally produced from petroleum-based substrates and are widely used in different application segments, such as detergents and cleaners, auxiliaries for textiles, personal care, I&I cleaning, and paints & coatings. However, bio-based surfactants are synthesized from renewable substrates with green chemical processes and posses the same chemical properties as synthetic surfactants. Hence, there is increase in the consumption of bio-based surfactants due to facts, such as use of renewable raw materials, high cost of petroleum products, and environmental sustainability. Also, in addition to the above-mentioned segments, bio-based surfactants can also be consumed in other segments, such as cosmetics & pharmaceuticals, food industry, agriculture, petroleum industry, and environmental remediation.

The future consumption of bio-based surfactants would depend upon the R&D studies that would give better substrates and green chemical processes to synthesize and commercialize the bio-based surfactants, their price when compared to synthetic surfactants, and the commercially feasible processes to increase the yield from bio-based surfactants. The trend for bio-based surfactants for above-mentioned application segments is estimated to be the highest in the Asia-Pacific region due to increasing awareness of people towards biological products and increasing prices of petroleum products. Europe and North America are expected to show normal growth as they are mature markets for surfactants.

Surfactants Market Share (Volume), by Application, 2013

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Surfactants Market Share (Volume), by Region, 2013

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Source: Secondary Research, Expert Interviews, and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

This report covers the surfactants market by key regions and important countries in each region. It also provides a detailed segmentation of the surfactants market on the basis of product type and by applications along with projections till 2019.

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