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Specialty Surfactants

Specialty Surfactants

Growth in the US specialty surfactants market will total 2.0% annually through 2020, reaching 4.2 billion pounds. Gains will be driven by increasing expenditures in industrial markets like Cement & Asphalt, Paint & Coatings, and Oil & Gas. Product mix in all major markets will see shifts toward more effective and less hazardous specialty surfactants.

This report segments the specialty surfactants industry by markets and products. Data is provided in million pounds.

Major specialty surfactant markets include:
Cleaning Products
Lubricant & Fuel Additives
Personal Care Products
Food & Beverage Processing
Agricultural Chemicals
Oil & Gas
Plastics
Textiles & Leather
Cement & Asphalt
Paint & Coatings

Cleaning Products will remain the largest of these through 2020, accounting for 28% of the market. The fastest growth will be seen in industrial applications like Cement & Asphalt and Paint & Coatings, due to increases in construction activity.

Major specialty surfactant products include:
Nonionic Specialty Surfactants
Anionic Specialty Surfactants
Cationic Specialty Surfactants

Non-ionics was the leading product in 2015, accounting for 49% of demand. The most rapid gains through 2020 are forecast for other, minor specialty surfactants like amphoterics, which are expanding their presence in industrial markets, and silicones, which are used in hair care products and plastic processing.

The US specialty surfactants industry is diverse, with a broad range of companies competing for market share. Competitors range from large multinational corporations to relatively small private companies. Some firms supply only one or two types of specialty surfactant, while others offer a wide selection of products. Major suppliers of specialty surfactants include AkzoNobel, Ashland, BASF, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Dow Chemical, Huntsman, Pilot Chemical, Procter & Gamble, SI Group, Solvay, Stepan, and Unilever Group.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Overview
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Spending Activity
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Environmental, Health, & Regulatory Trends
      • Environmental Concerns
      • Health Concerns
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table SPECIALTY SURFACTANT MARKET, 2005-2015
      • Table CHART III-1 SPECIALTY SURFACTANT MARKET, 2005-2015
    • Specialty Surfactant Demand by Market
      • Table SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-2 SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
    • International Activity & Foreign Trade
      • Table SPECIALTY SURFACTANT FOREIGN TRADE
    • Feedstocks
    • Pricing Issues
      • Table SELECTED SPECIALTY SURFACTANT PRICES
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETS
    • General
      • Table INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
      • Table CHART IV-1 INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS, 2015
    • Lubricant & Fuel Additives
      • Lubricant & Fuel Industry Overview
        • Table LUBRICANT & FUEL INDICATORS
      • Specialty Surfactant Demand
        • Table LUBRICANT & FUEL ADDITIVE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
    • Food & Beverage Processing
      • Food & Beverage Processing Industry Overview
        • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS
      • Specialty Surfactant Demand
        • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
    • Agricultural Chemicals
      • Agricultural Industry Overview
        • Table AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS
      • Specialty Surfactant Demand
        • Table AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
    • Oil & Gas
      • Oil & Gas Industry Overview
        • Table OIL & GAS INDUSTRY INDICATORS
      • Specialty Surfactant Demand
        • Table OIL & GAS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
    • Plastics
      • Plastics Industry Overview
        • Table PLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Specialty Surfactant Demand
        • Table PLASTICS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
    • Textiles & Leather
      • Textile Industry Overview
        • Table TEXTILE INDUSTRY INDICATORS
      • Specialty Surfactant Demand
        • Table TEXTILE & LEATHER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
    • Cement & Asphalt
      • Cement & Asphalt Industry Overview
        • Table CEMENT & ASPHALT INDICATORS
      • Specialty Surfactant Demand
        • Table CEMENT & ASPHALT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
    • Paint & Coatings
      • Paint & Coatings Industry Overview
        • Table PAINT & COATINGS SHIPMENTS
      • Specialty Surfactant Demand
        • Table PAINT & COATINGS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
      • Pulp & Paper
      • All Other Markets
  • CLEANING PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
    • Household Cleaning Products
      • Household Cleaning Products Overview
        • Table SELECTED HOUSEHOLD DETERGENT DEMAND
      • Specialty Surfactant Demand
        • Table HOUSEHOLD CLEANING MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
        • Table CHART V-1 HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS, 2015
    • Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products
      • Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products Overview
        • Table INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Specialty Surfactant Demand
        • Table INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
        • Table CHART V-2 INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS, 2015
  • PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
    • Personal Care Industry Overview
      • Table COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Hair Care Products
      • Table HAIR CARE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
    • Personal Soaps & Body Washes
      • Table PERSONAL SOAP & BODY WASH MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
      • Bar Soaps
      • Liquid Soaps & Body Washes
    • Other Personal Care Products
      • Table OTHER PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS
      • Skin Care Products
      • Other Personal Care Products
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART VII-1 SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015
    • Nonionic Specialty Surfactants
      • Table NONIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Fatty Amine Oxides
        • Table FATTY AMINE OXIDE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Fatty Alkanolamides
        • Table FATTY ALKANOLAMIDE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Sugar-Derived Specialty Surfactants
        • Table SUGAR-DERIVED SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Block Copolymers
        • Table BLOCK COPOLYMER SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Other Nonionic Specialty Surfactants
        • Table OTHER NONIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
    • Anionic Specialty Surfactants
      • Table ANIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Alpha Olefin Sulfonates
        • Table ALPHA OLEFIN SULFONATE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Sulfosuccinates
        • Table SULFOSUCCINATE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Sarcosinates
        • Table SARCOSINATE SPECIATY SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Isethionates
        • Table ISETHIONATE SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Other Anionic Specialty Surfactants
        • Table OTHER ANIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
    • Cationic Specialty Surfactants
      • Table CATIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
        • Table QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUND SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Other Specialty Cationics
        • Table OTHER CATIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
    • Other Specialty Surfactants
      • Table OTHER SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Amphoteric Surfactants
        • Table AMPHOTERIC SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Silicone
        • Table SILICONE SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Fluorosurfactants
        • Table FLUOROSURFACTANT DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US SPECIALTY SURFACTANT SALES BY COMPANY, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 US SPECIALTY SURFACTANT MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Low-Cost Leadership
      • Vertical Integration
      • Product Differentiation
      • Globalization
    • Cooperative Agreements
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • Participating Companies

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