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Surfactants Market by Type (Anionic, Non-Ionic, Cationic, and Amphoteric), Substrate (Synthetic, and Bio-based), Application (Detergents, Personal Care, Textile, Elastomers & Plastics, Crop Protection, Food & Beverage) - Global Forecast to 2021

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: October 2016
Report Code: CH 3464

 

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The surfactants market size is estimated to be USD 30.64 Billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 39.86 Billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 5.4% between 2016 and 2021. In this report, 2015 is considered as the base year and the forecast period is between 2016 and 2021.

The objectives of this study are:

  • To analyze and forecast the market size of surfactants, in terms of volume and value
  • To define, describe, and forecast the surfactants market by type, substrate, application, and region
  • To forecast the size of the surfactants market and its different submarkets in Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America
  • To provide detailed information regarding the important factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, and opportunities)
  • To strategically analyze the segmented markets with respect to individual growth trends growth prospects and their contribution to the overall market
  • To identify and analyze opportunities for the stakeholders in the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, collaborations, acquisitions, agreements, and new product developments in the surfactants market
  • To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their core competencies

This research study involves extensive use of secondary sources, directories, and databases (such as Hoovers, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Factiva) to identify and collect information useful for this technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the surfactants market. The primary sources mainly include several industry experts from core and related industries and preferred suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and organizations related to all segments of the industry’s supply chain. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market has been split into several segments and subsegments. The figure below illustrates the breakdown of the primary interviews based on company type, designation, and region conducted during the research study.

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The key manufacturers in the surfactants market include Akzo Nobel N.V. (The Netherlands), Air Products and Chemicals (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Clariant AG (Switzerland), E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co (U.S.), and others which manufacture different types of surfactants. Synthetic surfactants are synthesized from petroleum products, whereas bio-based surfactants use biological or renewable substrates as their raw materials for synthesis. Raw substrates (such as vegetable oils & oil wastes, polyglycerol & carbohydrate fatty acid esters sugar alcohols, and starchy substrates) and industrial wastes (such as dairy industry whey, animal fats, and molasses) are the major substrates that are or can be used for production of bio-based substrates. Traditionally, surfactants are synthesized from petroleum-based products, using chemical processes that make use of high temperature, and involve high acidity or alkalinity with organic solvents.

The target audiences for the surfactants market report are as follows:

  • Surfactants Manufacturers
  • Surfactants Suppliers
  • Soap Manufacturers
  • Detergent Suppliers and Manufactures
  • Cosmetic Manufactures
  • Raw Material Manufacturers
  • Government Bodies

Scope of the Report

This report categorizes the global market of surfactants on the basis of type, substrate, application, and region.

Surfactants Market, By Type:

  • Anionic Surfactants
  • Cationic Surfactants
  • Non-Ionic Surfactants
  • Amphoteric Surfactants

Surfactants Market, By Substrate Type:

  • Synthetic Surfactants
  • Bio-based Surfactants
    • Chemically Synthesized
    • Bio-Surfactants

Surfactants Market, By Application:

  • Detergent
  • Personal Care  
  • Textile  
  • Industrial & Institutional cleaning
  • Elastomers & Plastics  
  • Oilfield Chemicals 
  • Crop Protection
  • Food  & Beverage

Surfactants Market, By Region:

  • Asia-Pacific
  • North America
  • Europe
  • South America
  • Middle East & Africa

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations according to the company’s specific needs. The following customization options (not limited to) are available for the report:

Regional Analysis

  • Further breakdown of a region with respect to a particular country, additional application, and/or type

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  • Additional country information (up to three)

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 17)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Scope of the Study
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 21)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions
           2.4.1 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 29)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 34)
    4.1 Significant Opportunities for Surfactants Market
    4.2 Surfactants Market Growth, By Region (2016–2021)
    4.3 Surfactants Market in Asia-Pacific
    4.4 Surfactants Market Attractiveness
    4.5 Surfactants Market, By Application

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 39)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Rising Demand for Personal Care Products
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Implementation of Stringent Regulations By Government Agencies
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Production of Sustainable Green Surfactant Products

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 44)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 Raw Materials
           6.2.2 Synthesis
           6.2.3 Downstream Process
           6.2.4 Market & Distribution
           6.2.5 End-Use Industries
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    6.4 ECOnomic Indicators
           6.4.1 GDP Per Capita
           6.4.2 Agriculture Industry

7 Surfactants Market, By Type (Page No. - 51)
    7.1 Introduction
           7.1.1 Low Cost and Easy Availability Drive the Demand for Anionic Surfactants
    7.2 Anionic Surfactants
           7.2.1 Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS)
           7.2.2 Secondary Alkane Sulfonate (SAS)
           7.2.3 Alpha Olefin Sulfonates (AOS)
           7.2.4 Methyl Ester Sulfonates (MES)
    7.3 Non-Ionic Surfactants
           7.3.1 Alcohol Ethoxylates (AE)
           7.3.2 Amine Oxides
    7.4 Cationic Surfactants
    7.5 Amphoteric Surfactants

8 Surfactants Market, By Substrate (Page No. - 60)
    8.1 Introduction
           8.1.1 Synthetic Surfactants: the Most Commonly Used Surfactants
    8.2 Synthetic Surfactants
    8.3 Bio-Based Surfactants
           8.3.1 Chemically Synthesized Bio-Based Surfactants
                    8.3.1.1 Sucrose Esters
                    8.3.1.2 Alkyl Polyglycosides
                    8.3.1.3 Fatty Acid Glucamides
                    8.3.1.4 Sorbitan Esters
           8.3.2 Bio Surfactants
                    8.3.2.1 Low Molecular Weight Biosurfactants
                    8.3.2.2 High Molecular Weight Biosurfactants

9 Surfactants Market, By Application (Page No. - 67)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Detergents
    9.3 Personal Care
    9.4 Textile
    9.5 Industrial & Institutional Cleaning
    9.6 Elastomers & Plastics
    9.7 Oilfield Chemicals
    9.8 Crop Protection
    9.9 Food & Beverage
    9.10 Others

10 Surfactants Market, By Region (Page No. - 80)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Asia-Pacific
             10.2.1 China to Dominate the Surfactants Market in Asia-Pacific
             10.2.2 Personal Care Application to Witness Highest CAGR
             10.2.3 Anionic Surfactants Accounts for Major Share of the Asia-Pacific Market
             10.2.4 Bio-Based Surfactants to Resister Faster Growth Rate
             10.2.5 China
             10.2.6 Japan
             10.2.7 India
             10.2.8 South Korea
             10.2.9 Australia & New Zealand
             10.2.10 Malaysia
     10.3 North America
             10.3.1 U.S. Dominates the Surfactants Market in North America
             10.3.2 Oilfield Chemicals Projected to Be Fastest-Growing Application Segment
             10.3.3 Anionic Surfactants to Dominate North American Surfactants Market
             10.3.4 Bio-Based Surfactants to Dominate in North America
             10.3.5 U.S.
             10.3.6 Canada
             10.3.7 Mexico
     10.4 Europe
             10.4.1 Germany to Witness Fastest Growth in Europe
             10.4.2 Detergents to Hold the Largest Share Among All Application
             10.4.3 Anionic Surfactants to Dominate Surfactants Market
             10.4.4 Synthetic Surfactants to Dominate European Market
             10.4.5 Germany
             10.4.6 U.K.
             10.4.7 France
             10.4.8 Italy
             10.4.9 Spain
             10.4.10 Netherlands
             10.4.11 Norway
     10.5 Middle East & Africa
             10.5.1 UAE to Register the Fastest Growth Rate During Forecast Period
             10.5.2 Detergents Application Dominates the Surfactants Market
             10.5.3 Synthetic Surfactants to Dominate Middle East & Africa Surfactants Market
             10.5.4 Saudi Arabia
             10.5.5 UAE
             10.5.6 South Africa
     10.6 South America
             10.6.1 Brazil Dominates the Surfactants Market in South America
             10.6.2 Elastomer & Plastics Application to Witness Highest CAGR in South America
             10.6.3 Bio-Based Surfactants to Show Faster Growth Rate
             10.6.4 Brazil
             10.6.5 Argentina
             10.6.6 Chile

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 125)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Market Share of Key Players
     11.3 Competitive Situation and Trends
             11.3.1 New Product Launch
             11.3.2 Expansion
             11.3.3 Contract & Agreement
             11.3.4 Divestment
             11.3.5 Merger & Acquisition

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 132)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     12.1 Akzonobel N.V.
     12.2 Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
     12.3 BASF SE
     12.4 Clariant AG
     12.5 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co.
     12.6 Evonik Industries AG
     12.7 Stepan Company
     12.8 Huntsman Corporation
     12.9 KAO Corporation
     12.10 The DOW Chemical Company
     12.11 Other Players
             12.11.1 Croda International PLC
             12.11.2 Solvay
             12.11.3 Enaspol A.S.
             12.11.4 Unger Fabrikker A.S
             12.11.5 Aarti Industries Ltd
             12.11.6 Sialco Materials Ltd
             12.11.7 Oxiteno
             12.11.8 Galaxy Surfactants Ltd
             12.11.9 ECO Group
             12.11.10 KLK OLEO

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

13 Appendix (Page No. - 161)
     13.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (133 Tables)

Table 1 Surfactants Market, By Type
Table 2 Surfactants Market, By Substrate
Table 3 Surfactants Market, By Application
Table 4 Agriculture as Percentage of GDP, By Country, 2015
Table 5 Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 6 Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 7 Anionic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 8 Anionic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 9 Non-Ionic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 10 Non-Ionic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 11 Cationic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 12 Cationic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 13 Amphoteric Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 14 Amphoteric Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 15 Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 16 Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 17 Synthetic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 18 Synthetic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 19 Bio-Based Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 20 Bio-Based Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 21 Surfactants: Breakdown of Application
Table 22 Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 23 Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 24 Surfactants Market Size in Detergents, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 25 Surfactants Market Size in Detergents, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 26 Surfactants Market Size in Personal Care, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 27 Surfactants Market Size in Personal Care, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 28 Surfactants Market Size in Textile, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 29 Surfactants Market Size in Textile, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 30 Surfactants Market Size in I&I Cleaning, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 31 Surfactants Market Size in I&I Cleaning, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 32 Surfactants Market Size in Elastomers & Plastics, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 33 Surfactants Market Size in Elastomers & Plastics, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 34 Surfactants Market Size in Oilfield Chemicals, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 35 Surfactants Market Size in Oilfield Chemicals, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 36 Surfactants Market Size in Crop Protection, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 37 Surfactants Market Size in Crop Protection, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 38 Surfactants Market Size in Food & Beverage, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 39 Surfactants Market Size in Food & Beverage, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 40 Surfactants Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 41 Surfactants Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 42 Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 43 Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 44 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 45 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 46 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 47 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 48 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 49 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 50 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 51 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 52 China: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 53 China: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 54 Japan: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 55 Japan: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 56 India: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 57 India: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 58 South Korea: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 59 South Korea: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 60 Australia & New Zealand: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 61 Australia & New Zealand: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 62 Malaysia: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 63 Malaysia: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 64 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 65 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 66 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 67 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 68 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 69 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 70 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 71 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 72 U.S.: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 73 U.S.: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 74 Canada: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 75 Canada: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 76 Mexico: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 77 Mexico: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 78 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 79 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 80 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 81 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 82 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 83 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 84 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 85 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 86 Germany: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 87 Germany: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 88 U.K.: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 89 U.K.: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 90 France: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 91 France: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 92 Italy: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 93 Italy: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 94 Spain: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 95 Spain: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 96 Netherlands: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 97 Netherlands: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 98 Norway: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 99 Norway: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 100 Middle East & Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Country 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 101 Middle East & Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 102 Middle East & Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 103 Middle East & Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 104 Middle East & Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 105 Middle East & Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 106 Middle East & Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 107 Middle East & Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 108 Saudi Arabia: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 109 Saudi Arabia: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 110 UAE: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 111 UAE: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 112 South Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 113 South Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 114 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 115 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 116 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 117 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 118 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 119 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 120 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 121 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 122 Brazil: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 123 Brazil: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 124 Argentina: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 125 Argentina: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 126 Chile: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 127 Chile: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 128 New Product Launch, 2014–2016
Table 129 Expansion, 2014–2016
Table 130 Contract and Agreement, 2014–2016
Table 131 Divestment, 2014–2016
Table 132 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014–2016
Table 133 Akzonobel N.V. Se: SWOT Analysis


List of Figures (43 Figures)

Figure 1 Surfactants Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Key Insights
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Surfactants Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Bio-Based Surfactants to Register the Highest CAGR Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 7 Non-Ionic Surfactants to Register Highest CAGR Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 8 Detergents to Dominate the Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
Figure 10 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 11 Surfactants Market to Register Rapid Growth Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 12 Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest CAGR Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 13 China Accounted for the Largest Share of Surfactants Market in Asia-Pacific, 2015
Figure 14 Asia-Pacific to Be the Fastest-Growing Surfactants Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 15 Detergents Accounted for the Largest Market Share, 2015
Figure 16 Surfactants Market, By Region
Figure 17 Overview of Factors Governing the Surfactants Market
Figure 18 Value Chain Analysis for Surfactants Market
Figure 19 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 20 Anionic Surfactants to Dominate the Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 21 Non-Ionic Surfactants to Register the Highest CAGR Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 22 Synthetic Surfactants to Dominate Surfactants Market
Figure 23 Bio-Based Surfactants to Register the Highest CAGR
Figure 24 Personal Care to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 25 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Surfactants Market
Figure 26 North America Market Snapshot: U.S. Dominates the Surfactants Market
Figure 27 Companies Adopted Expansion as the Key Growth Strategy Between 2014 and 2016
Figure 28 Key Growth Strategies in the Surfactants Market, 2014–2016
Figure 29 Companies Dominating the Global Surfactants Market in 2015
Figure 30 Akzonobel N.V.: Company at A Glance
Figure 31 Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.: Company at A Glance
Figure 32 Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 33 BASF SE: Company at A Glance
Figure 34 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 35 Clariant AG: Company at A Glance
Figure 36 Clariant AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 37 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co.: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 39 Evonik Industries AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Stepan Company: Company at A Glance
Figure 41 Huntsman Corporation: Company at A Glance
Figure 42 KAO Corporation: Company at A Glance
Figure 43 The DOW Chemical Company: Company at A Glance

The surfactants market is estimated to reach USD 39.86 Billion, by 2021, from USD 30.64 Billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 5.4%, between 2016 and 2021. The growth of the surfactants market is primarily triggered by the rising demand from the personal care segment. Surfactants are widely used in detergents, cleaners, soaps, and shampoos other related products for removing dirt, oil, stains, and various unwanted foreign particles from the surface they are applied to.

Surfactants are classified on the basis of type into anionic, cationic, nonionic, and amphoteric. Anionic surfactants account for the majority of the market share while nonionic surfactants are witnessing more demand from various applications owing to their low foaming and better emulsifying properties. Amphoteric surfactants are used in detergents, shampoos, and other personal care products and account for a smaller market share. Cationic surfactants are expensive and have a smaller market share in terms of volume than anionic and nonionic types.

On the basis of substrate, surfactants are classified into synthetic and bio-based. Synthetic surfactants are derived from crude oil, whereas, bio-based surfactants are produced from natural sources such as palm oil and animal fats. The demand for bio-based surfactants is increasing due to strict environmental regulations which favor the use of bio-based surfactants.

On the basis of applications, the surfactants market is segmented into detergent, personal care, textile, industry & institutional cleaning, elastomers & plastics, oilfield chemicals, crop protection, food & beverage, and others. The demand for surfactants is expected to witness the highest growth in personal care application owing to their increasing use in cosmetics and personal care products (skincare, hair care, baby care, and others). Thus, the demand for high-quality and high-performance products in the personal care industry is estimated to drive the surfactants market.

Asia-Pacific is the largest market for surfactants owing to the rising demand from household and industrial applications. The surfactants market will be driven by the demand from rising population in countries such as India, China, Indonesia, and others. The retail industry is also getting organized in these countries, and the disposable income is also rising, which will boost demand for better quality consumer goods.

Surfactants Market

Surfactants can cause environmental and health concerns. Therefore, various regulations are imposed by government agencies such as United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) to address them. These agencies map and monitor the toxicity levels to keep it within the permissible level. The stringent regulations restrict the growth of the overall surfactants market, as synthetic surfactants account for the major share. Although the market players are gradually shifting to green and bio-based surfactants, the share of synthetic surfactants in the market is still high.

The global surfactants market is dominated by various players, such as Akzo Nobel N.V. (Netherlands), Stepan Company (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Clariant AG (Switzerland), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (U.S.), and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S), among others. The leading players mainly concentrate on new product development to enhance their market reach and make innovative products available to a large number of customers. Thus, to gain competitive advantage, companies are coming up with better performance surfactants.

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