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Surfactants

Surfactants

Growth in the US surfactants market will total 3.2% annually through 2018, reaching 10.9 billion pounds. Gains will be driven primarily by industrial markets benefiting from a rebound in construction expenditures. All major markets will see rising demand for more effective and less hazardous specialty surfactants

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

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

Cleaning Products will remain the largest of these through 2018, accounting for 41% of the market. The fastest growth will be seen in Cement & Asphalt, due to increasing construction activity.

Major surfactant products include:
Anionic Surfactants
Nonionic Surfactants
Cationic Surfactants

Anionics was the leading product in 2013, accounting for 46% of demand. The most rapid gains through 2018 are forecast for Anionics as well as other, specialty surfactants. Anionics will continue to grow steadily because they are low-cost and are used in high volume markets, like cleaning products and cement and asphalt. Specialty surfactants will see equally steady growth because amphoterics, the most common of the specialty surfactants, are rising in demand in the cleaning and personal care markets.

The US surfactant 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 commodity or specialty surfactants, while others offer a wide selection of products. Major suppliers of surfactants include AkzoNobel, Ashland, BASF, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Colgate Palmolive, Dow Chemical, Huntsman, Pilot Chemical, Procter & Gamble, SI Group, Solvay, Stepan, and Unilever Group.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table SURFACTANTS DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Overview
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table DEMOGRAPHIC INDICATORS
    • Consumer Spending Activity
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES & DISPOSABLE INCOME
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Environmental, Health, &Regulatory Trends
      • Environmental Concerns
      • Health Concerns
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table SURFACTANT MARKET, 2003-2013
      • Table CHART III-1 SURFACTANT MARKET, 2003-2013
    • Surfactant Demand by Market
      • Table SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-2 SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • International Activity & Foreign Trade
      • Table SURFACTANT IMPORTS & EXPORTS
    • Feedstocks
    • Pricing Issues
      • Table SELECTED SURFACTANT PRICES
  • CLEANING PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
    • Household Cleaning Products
      • Household Cleaning Products Overview
        • Table SELECTED HOUSEHOLD DETERGENT SHIPMENTS
      • Surfactant Demand
        • Table HOUSEHOLD CLEANING MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
        • Table CHART IV-1 HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS, 2013
    • Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products
      • Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products Overview
        • Table INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Surfactant Demand
        • Table INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
        • Table CHART IV-2 INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS, 2013
  • PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS
    • Personal Care Industry Overview
      • Table COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Personal Soaps
      • Table PERSONAL SOAP MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
      • Bar Soaps
      • Liquid Soaps & Body Washes
    • Cosmetics & Toiletries
      • Table COSMETICS & TOILETRY MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
      • Hair Care Products
      • Skin Care Products
      • Other Cosmetic & Toiletry Products
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETS
    • General
      • Table INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS
      • Table CHART VI-1 INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS, 2013
    • Cement & Asphalt
      • Cement & Asphalt Industry Overview
        • Table CEMENT & ASPHALT INDICATORS
      • Surfactant Demand
        • Table CEMENT & ASPHALT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
    • Lubricant & Fuel Additives
      • Lubricant & Fuel Industry Overview
        • Table LUBRICANT & FUEL INDICATORS
      • Surfactant Demand
        • Table LUBRICANT & FUEL ADDITIVE MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
    • Food & Beverage Processing
      • Food & Beverage Processing Industry Overview
        • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS
      • Surfactant Demand
        • Table FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
    • Oil & Gas
      • Oil & Gas Industry Overview
        • Table OIL & GAS INDUSTRY INDICATORS
      • Surfactant Demand
        • Table OIL & GAS MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
    • Agricultural Chemicals
      • Agricultural Industry Overview
        • Table AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS
      • Surfactant Demand
        • Table AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
    • Paint & Coatings
      • Paint & Coatings Industry Overview
        • Table PAINT & COATINGS SHIPMENTS
      • Surfactant Demand
        • Table PAINT & COATINGS MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
    • Plastics
      • Plastics Industry Overview
        • Table PLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Surfactant Demand
        • Table PLASTICS MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
    • Textiles & Leather
      • Textile Industry Overview
        • Table TEXTILE INDUSTRY INDICATORS
      • Surfactant Demand
        • Table TEXTILE & LEATHER MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS
      • Pulp & Paper
      • Municipal Water Treatment
      • All Other Markets
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table SURFACTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART VII-1 SURFACTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
    • Anionic Surfactants
      • Table ANIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Alcohol Ether Sulfates
        • Table ALCOHOL ETHER SULFATE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Lignosulfonates
        • Table LIGNOSULFONATE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate
        • Table LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Alcohol Sulfates
        • Table ALCOHOL SULFATE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Natural Soaps
        • Table NATURAL SOAP SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Other Anionic Surfactants
        • Table OTHER ANIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND
    • Nonionic Surfactants
      • Table NONIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Fatty Amine Oxides
        • Table FATTY AMINE OXIDE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Alcohol Ethoxylates
        • Table ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Alkylphenol Ethoxylates
        • Table ALKYLPHENOL ETHOXYLATE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Sugar-Derived Surfactants
        • Table SUGAR-DERIVED SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Fatty Alkanolamides
        • Table FATTY ALKANOLAMIDE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Block Copolymers
        • Table BLOCK COPOLYMER SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Other Nonionic Surfactants
        • Table OTHER NONIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND
    • Cationic Surfactants
      • Table CATIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
        • Table QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUND SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Other Cationics
        • Table OTHER CATIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND
    • Other Surfactants
      • Table OTHER SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Amphoteric Surfactants
        • Table AMPHOTERIC SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Silicone
        • Table SILICONE SURFACTANT DEMAND
      • Fluorosurfactants
        • Table FLUOROSURFACTANT DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US SURFACTANT SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 US SURFACTANT MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Low-Cost Leadership
      • Vertical Integration
      • Product Differentiation
      • Globalization
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • Company Profiles
      • Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
      • Akzo Nobel NV
      • Albemarle Corporation
      • Ashland Incorporated
      • BASF SE
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
      • Clariant International Limited
      • Colgate-Palmolive Company
      • Compañí a Española de Petróleos SAU
      • Croda International plc
      • Cytec Industries Incorporated
      • DeFOREST Enterprises Incorporated
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • Dow Corning Corporation
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Elementis plc
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Harcros Chemicals Incorporated
      • Huntsman Corporation
      • Jarchem Industries Incorporated
      • LANXESS AG
      • Lonza Group Limited
      • Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC
      • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
      • Pilot Chemical Company
      • Procter & Gamble Company
      • Royal Dutch Shell plc
      • Sea-Land Chemical Company
      • SI Group Incorporated
      • Solvay SA
      • Stepan Company
      • Unilever Group
      • Vantage Specialty Chemicals Incorporated
    • Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

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