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Global Bio-surfactants Market 2017-2021

Global Bio-surfactants Market 2017-2021

About Bio-surfactants

Bio-surfactants are amphiphilic compounds that are produced on the surfaces of living organisms (mostly microorganisms) or discharged extracellularly. They have both hydrophobic and hydrophilic parts, which makes them capable of reducing the surface tension between two liquid surfaces or a liquid and a solid surface. They can aggregate different interfaces of media with varying polarities. Apart from this, they also function as foaming agents, detergents, wetting agents, and emulsifiers. These functions make bio-surfactants a vital component in several industries such as agriculture, pharmaceutical, chemical cleaning, textile, food, and preservatives. They are biodegradable; with less toxicity; and effective in high temperature, pH, and salinity.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global bio-surfactants market to grow at a CAGR of 6.02% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global bio-surfactants market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price is considered as the average selling price of the product.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Bio-surfactants Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Akzo Nobel
  • BASF
  • Croda International
  • Ecover
  • Saraya
Other prominent vendors
  • AGAE Technologies
  • Clariant
  • Evonik
  • GlycoSurf
  • Jeneil Biotech
  • Kemin Industries
  • Logos Technologies
  • SEPPIC
  • Stepan
  • TensioGreen
Market driver
  • Stringent government regulations
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High price of bio-surfactants compared with traditional surfactants
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Potential use of marine origin bio-surfactant for cancer treatment
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Bio-surfactants Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global bio-surfactants market: Akzo Nobel, BASF, Croda International, Ecover, and Saraya.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AGAE Technologies, Clariant, Evonik, GlycoSurf, Jeneil Biotech, Kemin Industries, Logos Technologies, SEPPIC, Stepan, and TensioGreen.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Potential use of marine origin bio-surfactant for cancer treatment. Cancer is one of the biggest health risk affecting many people around the world. A lot of research has gone into finding new biomarkers, drugs, and treatments, but a nontoxic therapy is yet to be found. Certain bio-surfactants, such as lipopeptides and glycolipids, can be used as anti-cancer agents. They have a low toxicity level, high efficacy level, and are biodegradable. These features make them an effective anticancer agent. The marine bacterium B. circulans DMS-2 produces lipopeptides with antiproliferative activity against human colon cancer cell line HCT-15. Thus, bio-surfactants of the marine origin have therapeutic properties.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Stringent government regulations. Due to the harmful effects of synthetic surfactants, the governments of various countries along with environmental associations have set certain regulation regarding the use of surfactants in various applications. Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on detergents mandates all the companies to mention the specifications of the surfactants used in detergents. It also demands lab reports of their aerobic biodegradability. Europe is the major producer and consumer of surfactants and REACH, an EU regulation, has made it mandatory that all detergent and personal care products should be eco-friendly. The US, with the introduction farm bill, has made the funding in terms of loans for bio-related and renewable chemicals easier.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is High price of bio-surfactants compared with traditional surfactants. Bio-surfactants are more expensive than their traditional synthetic counterpart. This is primarily due to the cost of production. The difference in the cost of production between the two is almost £1.70 per liter, thus increasing the cost of the end-products. Major customers using bio-surfactant are fast moving consumer goods(FMCG) companies such as P&G, Reckitt Benckiser, Coalgate, and L'Oréal. These companies are concerned about the cost of their products to gain a competitive edge in the market. The market is price-sensitive. Thus, they would prefer synthetic surfactants over bio-surfactants.

Companies Mentioned

Akzo Nobel, BASF, Croda International, Ecover, Saraya, AGAE Technologies, Clariant, Evonik, GlycoSurf, Jeneil Biotech, Kemin Industries, Logos Technologies, SEPPIC, Stepan, and TensioGreen.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Types of bio-surfactant and micro-organisms that produce them
  • Market landscape
    • Overview: Global bio-surfactant market
      • Table Market segmentation by product
      • Table Market segmentation by application
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactant market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Overview: Global bio-surfactant market by application
      • Table Global bio-surfactant by application 2016
      • Table Global bio-surfactant by application 2021
    • Global bio-surfactant market for detergent and fabric softener sector
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market for detergent and fabric softener sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactant market for detergent and fabric softener sector 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactant market for cosmetics and personal care sector
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market for cosmetics and personal care 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactant market for cosmetics and personal care sector 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactant market for industrial and institutional cleaners sector
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market for industrial and institutional cleaners sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactant market for industrial and institutional cleaners sector 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactant market for food processing sector
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market for food processing sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactant market for food processing sector 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactant market for oilfield chemical sector
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market for oilfield chemical sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table The major function of bio-surfactants in oilfields
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactant market for oilfield chemical sector 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactant market for agriculture sector
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market for agriculture sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table The breakup of organic sales in the US in 2015
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactant market for agriculture sector 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactant market for textile sector
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market for textile sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactant market for textile sector 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactant market for pharmaceutical sector
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market for pharmaceutical sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactant market for pharmaceutical sector 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactant market for other sectors
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market for other sectors 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactant market for other sectors 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Overview: Global bio-surfactant market by product type
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market by product type 2016
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market by product type 2021
    • Global bio-surfactants market by methyl ester sulfonate
      • Table Global bio-surfactants market by methyl ester sulfonate 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactants market by methyl ester sulfonate 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactants market by alkyl polyglucoside
      • Table Global bio-surfactants market by alkyl polyglucosides 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactants market by alkyl polyglucosides 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactants market by sorbitan ester
      • Table Global bio-surfactants market by sorbitan esters 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactants market by sorbitan esters 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactants market by sucrose ester
      • Table Global bio-surfactants market by sucrose esters 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactants market by sucrose esters 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactants market by rhamnolipid
      • Table Global bio-surfactants market by rhamnolipids 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactants market by rhamnolipids 2016-2021
    • Global bio-surfactants market by other product types
      • Table Global bio-surfactants market by other product types 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global bio-surfactants market by other product types 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Overview: Global bio-surfactant market by geography
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market by geography 2016
      • Table Global bio-surfactant market by geography 2021
    • Bio-surfactant market in Europe
      • Table Bio-surfactant market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Bio-surfactant market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Bio-surfactant market in North America
      • Table Bio-surfactant market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Surfactants standards to be met for safer choice of products
      • Table Forecast: Bio-surfactant market in North America 2016-2021
    • Bio-surfactant market in APAC
      • Table Bio-surfactant market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Bio-surfactant market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Bio-surfactant market in ROW
      • Table Bio-surfactant market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Bio-surfactant market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Types of substrates used for production of bio-surfactants
      • Table End-user industries of bio-surfactants
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Potential use of marine origin bio-surfactant for cancer treatment
    • Use of recombinant DNA technology for improved production of bio-surfactant
    • Use of rhamnolipids for cleaning diesel particulate filter
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
      • Table Key vendors in global bio-surfactant market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Akzo Nobel
      • Table Akzo Nobel: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Akzo Nobel: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Production location and capacity 2016
    • Croda International
      • Table Croda International: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Croda International: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Ecover
      • Table Ecover: Product offering
      • Table Natural surfactants used by Ecover
    • Saraya
      • Table Saraya: Product segmentation
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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