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Top five players capture50% of the amphoteric surfactantsmarket with Evonik and Solvay being the market leaders
The amphoteric surfactantsmarket volume isestimatedto witness a CAGR of 4% from 2013 to 2018. The Asia-Pacific region presents the largest market for amphoteric surfactants for this period, followed by North Americaand the Europe. In terms of end use industry; personal care, home care, and I&I sectors are the biggest customers for amphoteric surfactants. This is due to the rapid increase in the demand for mild surfactants in personal care industry. According to the type of amphoteric surfactants, betaine captures a significantmarket share, followed by amine oxide andamphoacetates. Amphoacetates, amphopropionates, and sultainessegments are growing at a decentpace.
The growth of amphoteric surfactants industry is overshadowed by several restraints, such as volatile prices of raw materials and high cost compared to conventional surfactants. These restraints compel the players to be more competitive and develop new, low cost amphoteric surfactantsto function profitably in this market, especially for the key players.
The amphoteric surfactants market consists of a few dominant players and several small regional players. The leading players in the amphoteric surfactants market areEvonik(Germany), Solvay(Belgium), AkzoNobel(The Netherlands), Huntsman(U.S.), Stepan(U.S.),and others.
Evonikand Solvay are market leaderswith a strong globalpresence. These companies manufactureamphoteric surfactants customized for various sectors,such aspersonal care, home care, I&I, and oil field chemicals.These companies have a wide product portfolio which is continuously increasing due to new productdevelopments.
The oil field chemicals segment is anemerging market for amphoteric surfactants. The ability to work at high pressure and at high temperature isthe driving factorof the amphoteric surfactants for this application.The oil field chemicals industry provides important opportunities with a great potential to be exploited in this industry.
Amphoteric Surfactant Market by Application (Personal Care, Home Care and Industrial & Institutional, Oil Field Chemical, Agriculture Adjuvants), Type (Betaine, Amine Oxide, Amphoacetate, Amphopropionate, Sultaine) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019
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