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Surfactants Market by Product Type (Anionic, Non-Ionic, Cationic, & Amphoteric), by Substrate Type (Synthetic, & Bio-Based), by Application (Soap Industry, Personal Care Industry, Textile Industry, Industry & Institutional Cleaning, Elastomers & Plastics Industry, Oilfield Chemicals, Crop Protection, Food Industry, & Others) - Trends & Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: June 2015
Report Code: CH 3464

 

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The global surfactants market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.3%, by volume, and 5.5%, by value, during the forecast period of 2015 to 2020. The global surfactants market is projected to reach a volume of 24,037.3 KT and a value of $42,120.4 Million by 2020. The anionic surfactants segment dominated the global market, in terms of volume, with 7,686.1 KT in 2014, followed by the non-anionic surfactants, the volume of which was recorded at 6,345.7 KT in the same year. The amphoteric surfactants segment, with a share of 7.2% of the global market in 2014, is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period of 2015 to 2020, as compared with the anionic, non-anionic, and cationic surfactant segments.

The market is largely driven by applications such as the soaps/detergents, personal care, and industrial and institutional cleaners industries.

Due to new investments and projects coming up in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East & Africa; especially in China, India, and Brazil; the emerging markets in these regions are expected to register significant growth in the coming years. All these factors will continue to drive the demand for the surfactants industry, globally.

The research methodology of the report involved the utilization of various secondary sources such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the surfactants market. The primary sources included experts from related industries and suppliers who were interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of the surfactants market.

Competitive developments of top players in the surfactants market have been discussed in detail. The leading players of this industry are Akzonobel N.V. (Netherlands), Air Products and Chemicals (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Clariant AG (Switzerland), DuPont EI DE Nemours & Co (U.S.), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Germany), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), Kao Corporation (Japan), and The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.); these companies have been profiled, along with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities.

Scope of the Report

The global surfactants market is analyzed in terms of volume (KT) and value ($ Million) on the basis of the classifications mentioned below:

By Product Type:

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

By Application:

  • Soap Industry
  • Personal Care Industry
  • Textile Industry
  • Industry and Institutional Cleaning
  • Elastomers and plastics Industry
  • Oilfield Chemicals
  • Crop Protection
  • Food Industry
  • Others

By Substrate Type:

  • Synthetic Surfactants
  • Bio-based surfactants

By Region:

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Scandinavia
    • Benelux
    • Rest of Europe
  • Rest of the World
    • South America
    • Africa
    • Middle East

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Markets Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency & Pricing
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Market Size Estimation
    2.2 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.3 Market Share Estimation
           2.3.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.3.2 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.3.2.1 Key Industry Insights
                    2.3.2.2 Breakdown of Primary Interviews, By Company Type & Designation
           2.3.3 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 29)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Surfactants Market
    4.2 Surfactants Market, By Type
    4.3 Asia-Pacific Surfactants Market, By Type
    4.4 Surfactants Market: Countries Growing With  A High CAGR
    4.5 China Dominates the Surfactants Market in  Asia-Pacific, 2015
    4.6 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 33)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Type
           5.2.2 By Application
           5.2.3 By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Ecological Benefits of Bio-Surfactants
                    5.3.1.2 Easy Availability, Low Prices
                    5.3.1.3 Wide Range of Easily Available Substrates
                    5.3.1.4 Increasing Awareness Toward Eco-Friendly Products and Regulatory Laws/Amendments
                    5.3.1.5 Broadened Application Areas
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Volatile Petroleum Prices
                    5.3.2.2 Environmental Concerns Related to Synthetic Surfactants
                    5.3.2.3 Technological Constraints
                    5.3.2.4 Compatible Price Range
                    5.3.2.5 Problems in Commercial Production of Bio-Surfactants
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Use as Lung Surfactant in Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome
                    5.3.3.2 Utilization and Management of Industrial and Agricultural Wastes
                    5.3.3.3 Growing Use of Bio-Surfactants in New and Unconventional Markets

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 42)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    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 Impact of Crude Oil Prices
    6.5 Recent R&D Trends

7 Surfactants Market, By Product Type (Page No. - 46)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Market Size & Projection
           7.2.1 Easy Availability & Low Cost Drive the Demand of  Anionic Surfactants
    7.3 Anionic Surfactants
           7.3.1 High Intake Requirement to Enable Steady Demand of Anionic Surfactants
                    7.3.1.1 Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS)
                    7.3.1.2 Secondary Alkane Sulfonate (SAS)
                    7.3.1.3 Alpha Olefin Sulfonates (AOS)
                    7.3.1.4 Methyl Ester Sulfonates (MES)
    7.4 Nonionic Surfactants
           7.4.1 Asia-Pacific Region to Grow Substantially
                    7.4.1.1 Alcohol Ethoxylates (AE)
                    7.4.1.2 Amine Oxides
    7.5 Cationic Surfactants
    7.6 Amphotheric Surfactants
           7.6.1 High Usage in Personal Care Industry to Enhance the Growth of Amphotheric Surfactants

8 Surfactants Market, By Substrate Type (Page No. - 55)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Market Size & Projection
    8.3 Synthetic Surfactants Market
    8.4 Bio-Based Surfactants Market

           8.4.2 Sucrose Esters
                    8.4.2.1 Alkyl Polyglycosides
                    8.4.2.2 Fatty Acid Glucamides
                               8.4.2.2.1 Sorbitan Esters
    8.5 Bio-Based Surfactants
           8.5.1 Classification of Biosurfactants Based on Molecular Weight
           8.5.2 Low Molecular Mass Biosurfactants
           8.5.3 High Molecular Mass Biosurfactants
           8.5.4 Glycolipids
           8.5.5 Fatty Acids, Phospholipids, Neutral Lipids
           8.5.6 Lipopeptides
           8.5.7 Polymeric Biosurfactants
           8.5.8 Environmental Regulations Driving the Intake of  Bio-Based Surfactants
    8.6 North America Surfactants Market By Substrate Type
    8.7 Europe Surfactants Market By Substrate Type
    8.8 Asia-Pacific Surfactants Market By Substrate Type
    8.9 RoW Surfactants Market By Substrate Type

9 Surfactants Market, By Application (Page No. - 67)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Market Size & Projection
           9.2.1 Rising Population is Driving the Demand for Surfactants
    9.3 Soap Industry
           9.3.1 Asia-Pacific is the Largest Market for Surfactants in  the Soap Industry
    9.4 Personal Care Industry
    9.5 Textile Industry
    9.6 Industrial and Institutional Cleaning
    9.7 Elastomers and Plastic Industry
    9.8 Oilfield Chemicals
    9.9 Crop Protection
    9.10 Food Industry
    9.11 Others

10 Surfactants Market, Regional Analysis (Page No. - 78)
     10.1 Introduction
             10.1.1 Growing Young Population has Made Asia-Pacific  the Largest Market
     10.2 Asia-Pacific
             10.2.1 India to Register Fastest Growth in Asia-Pacific
             10.2.2 China
             10.2.3 India
             10.2.4 Japan
             10.2.5 South Korea
             10.2.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     10.3 North America
             10.3.1 U.S. Expected to Be the Largest Market in North America  in 2015
             10.3.2 U.S.
             10.3.3 Canada
             10.3.4 Mexico
     10.4 Europe
             10.4.1 U.K. to Witness Fastest Growth in Europe
             10.4.2 Germany
             10.4.3 U.K.
             10.4.4 France
             10.4.5 Italy
             10.4.6 Spain
             10.4.7 Scandinavia
             10.4.8 Benelux
             10.4.9 Rest of Europe
     10.5 Rest of the World
             10.5.1 Africa
             10.5.2 Middle East
             10.5.3 South America

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 134)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Expansion: the Most Popular Growth Strategy
     11.3 Maximum Developments in 2012 & 2014
     11.4 Maximum Developments in Asia-Pacifc
     11.5 Akzonobel N.V & Evonik Industries AG:  the Most Active Participants
     11.6 Competitive Situation and Trends
             11.6.1 New Product Launches
             11.6.2 Expansions
             11.6.3 Contracts & Agreements
             11.6.4 Mergers & Acquisitions
             11.6.5 Partnerships

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 142)
(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 Dupont EI DE Nemours & Co.
     12.6 Evonik Industries AG
     12.7 Henkel AG & Co. KGAA
     12.8 Huntsman Corporation (Huntsman International Llc)
     12.9 KAO Corporation
     12.10 The Dow Chemical Company

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 171)
     13.1 Industry Experts
     13.2 Recent Developments
             13.2.1 New Product Launches
             13.2.2 Partnerships
     13.3 Discussion Guide
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (136 Tables)

Table 1 Impact Analysis of Drivers
Table 2 Impact Analysis of Restraints
Table 3 Impact Analysis of Opportunities
Table 4 Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 5 Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($ Million)
Table 6 Anionic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 7 Nonionic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 8 Cationic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 9 Amphotheric Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 10 Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 11 Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 ($ Million)
Table 12 Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 13 Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 ($ Million)
Table 14 Synthetic Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 15 Bio-Based Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 16 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 17 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 18 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 19 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 20 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 21 Asia-Pacific Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 22 RoW: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 23 RoW: Surfactants Market Size, By Substrate Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 24 Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 25 Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 26 Surfactants Market Size in Soap Industry, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 27 Surfactants Market Size in Personal Care Industry, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 28 Surfactants Market Size in Textile Industry, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 29 Surfactants Market Size in I&I Cleaning, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 30 Surfactants Market Size in Elastomers & Plastic Industry, By Region,  2013–2020 (KT)
Table 31 Surfactants Market Size in Oilfield Chemicals, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 32 Surfactants Market Size in Crop Protection, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 33 Surfactants Market Size in Food Industry, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 34 Surfactants Market Size in Other Industries, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 35 Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 36 Surfactants Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 37 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 38 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 39 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 40 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 41 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 42 Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 43 China: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 44 China: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 45 China: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 46 China: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 47 India: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 48 India: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 49 India: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 50 India: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 51 Japan: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 52 Japan: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 53 Japan: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 54 Japan: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 55 South Korea: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 56 South Korea: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 57 South Korea: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 58 South Korea: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 59 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 60 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 61 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 62 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 63 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 64 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 65 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 66 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 67 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 68 North America: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 69 U.S.: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 70 U.S.: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 71 U.S.: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 72 U.S.: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 73 Canada: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 74 Canada: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 75 Canada: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 76 Canada: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 77 Mexico: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 78 Mexico: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 79 Mexico: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 80 Mexico: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 81 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 82 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 83 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 84 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 85 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 86 Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 87 Germany: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 88 Germany: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 89 Germany: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 90 Germany: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 91 U.K.: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 92 U.K.: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 93 U.K.: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 94 U.K.: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 95 France: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 96 France: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 97 France: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 98 France: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 99 Italy: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 100 Italy: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 101 Italy: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 102 Italy: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 103 Spain: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 104 Spain: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 105 Spain: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 106 Spain: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 107 Scandinavia: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 108 Scandinavia: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 109 Scandinavia: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 110 Scandinavia: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 111 Benelux: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 112 Benelux: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 113 Benelux: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 114 Benelux: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 115 Rest of Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 116 Rest of Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 117 Rest of Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 118 Rest of Europe: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 119 RoW: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 120 RoW: Surfactants Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 121 RoW: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 122 RoW: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 123 RoW: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 124 RoW: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 125 Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 126 Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 127 Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 128 Africa: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 129 Middle East: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 130 Middle East: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 131 Middle East: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 132 Middle East: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 133 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 134 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 135 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 136 South America: Surfactants Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)


List of Figures (50 Figures)

Figure 1 Surfactants Market, By Product Type, By Substrate Type, & By Application
Figure 2 Surfactants Market, Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Surfactants Market Snapshot (2015 vs 2020)
Figure 7 Amphoteric Surfactants is the Fastest Growing Type, 2015–2020
Figure 8 Lucrative Opportunities in the Surfactants Market
Figure 9 Anionic Surfactants is Expected to Grow at the Fastest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 10 Anionic Surfactants Accounts for the Majority Share in  Asia-Pacific, 2015
Figure 11 India to Emerge as A Lucrative Market in the Forecast Period
Figure 12 Surfactants Have A Promising Future in the Emerging Economies of Asia-Pacific
Figure 13 Asia-Pacific has the Highest Growth for Surfactants (2015–2020)
Figure 14 Types of Surfactants
Figure 15 Applications of Surfactants
Figure 16 Surfactants Market Segmentation, By Region
Figure 17 Overview of the Forces Affecting the Surfactants Market
Figure 18 Value Chain Analysis for Surfactants
Figure 19 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 20 Aionic Surfactants Expected to Be the Largest Market in 2015  in Terms of Volume
Figure 21 Nonionic Surfactants Demand Set to Rise Owing to Its Properties  for Cleaning Process
Figure 22 Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to Boost the Growth of Cationic Surfactants Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 23 Bio-Based Surfactants Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing Market in 2015
Figure 24 Soap Industry to Witness the Highest Demand (2015-2020)
Figure 25 High Demand for Soaps From End-Users is Driving the Growth in Soap Industry and in Turn, the Demand for Surfactants
Figure 26 Regional Snapshot (2015–2020): Rapid Growth Markets are  Emerging as New Hotspots
Figure 27 Amphoteric Surfactants are Gradually Replacing Conservative  Types of Surfactants
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: China & India are Most  Lucrative Markets
Figure 29 North America Market Snapshot: Soap & Personal Care Industry to Register Majority of the Market Share
Figure 30 Key Growth Strategies in the Surfactants Market, 2011–2014
Figure 31 Companies Primarily Adopted Organic Growth Strategies (2011-2014)
Figure 32 Surfactants Market Developmental Share, By Year, 2011–2014
Figure 33 Surfactants Market: Growth Strategies, By Region, 2010–2014
Figure 34 Surfactant: Growth Strategies, By Company, 2011–2014
Figure 35 Revenue Mix of Top 5 Players
Figure 36 Akzonobel N.V: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 Akzonobel N.V.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 38 Air Products and Chemicals: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 Air Products and Chemicals: SWOT Analysis
Figure 40 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 42 Clariant AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Clariant AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 44 Dupont: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Dupont: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 Evonik Industries AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Henkel AG & Co. KGAA : Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Huntsman Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 KAO Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 The Dow Chemical: Company Snapshot

The Global Surfactants Market is projected to reach 24,037.3 KT (Kilotons), in terms of volumetric demand, and $42,120.4 Million in terms of value, by 2020

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 chemicals industry. In addition, 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 across the globe. 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 the 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, industrial and institutional cleaning, and paints & coatings, among others. However, bio-based surfactants are synthesized from renewable substrates with green chemical processes and possess the same chemical properties as synthetic surfactants. Hence, there is increase in the consumption of bio-based surfactants due to facts, such as the use of renewable raw materials, high cost of petroleum products, and environmental sustainability. Also, in addition to the aforementioned segments, bio-based surfactants can also be consumed in other segments, such as the cosmetics & pharmaceuticals, food, agriculture, petroleum, and environmental remediation industries.

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 the aforementioned application segments is estimated to be the highest in the Asia-Pacific region, owing to the increasing awareness of consumers towards biological products and the increasing prices of petroleum products. The surfactants markets in Europe and North America are expected to show moderate growth, owing to their mature nature.

Surfactants Market Share (Volume), by Application, 2014

Surfactants Market

Source: Industry Associations, Expert Interviews, and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

Surfactants Market Share (Volume), by Region, 2014

Surfactants Market

Source: Secondary Research, Expert Interviews, and MarketsandMarkets Analysis

This report covers the surfactants market on the basis of regions, and the important countries in each region. It also provides a detailed segmentation of the surfactants market on the basis of product type and application, along with projections till 2020.

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