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Global Fatty Methyl Ester Sulfonate Market 2017-2021

Global Fatty Methyl Ester Sulfonate Market 2017-2021

About Fatty Methyl Ester Sulfonate

Fatty methyl ester sulfonates are the derivatives of oils and fats like vegetable oil, palm oil, and coconut oil. These are eco-friendly anionic surfactants that are synthesized by the sulfonation of saturated fatty acid methyl esters. They exhibit high detergency due to the availability of vegetable oils and are used extensively in detergents in the powdered and liquid form. Their raw materials are obtained from renewable and natural resources, because of which they exhibit low toxic effects and are currently used in personal care products. They are readily and easily biodegradable and exhibit lower toxicity compared to petroleum-based detergents.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market to grow at a CAGR of 18.70% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price of the product.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Fatty Methyl Ester Sulfonate 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
  • Chemithon
  • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
  • Lion
  • Stepan
  • Wilmar International
Other prominent vendors
  • CHINA FACTORIES GROUP
  • China Petrochemical
  • Fenchem
  • Henan Surface Chemical Industry
  • Ronas Chemicals
  • Zanyu Technology
Market driver
  • Fatty methyl ester sulfonate as a substitute for alkyl benzene surfactant
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Low foam characteristic of fatty methyl ester sulfonate
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rising demand for personal care products
  • 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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Fatty Methyl Ester Sulfonate Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market: emithon, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Lion, Stepan, and Wilmar International

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: CHINA FACTORIES GROUP, China Petrochemical, Fenchem, Henan Surface Chemical Industry, Ronas Chemicals, and Zanyu Technology.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Rising demand for personal care products. Fatty methyl ester sulfonate is used in the production of personal care and cosmetic products. It is used as an active ingredient in the production of shampoos, shower, soaps, shaving creams, hair oils, and lotions. The increase in the demand for fatty methyl ester sulfonate from the personal care industry is due to its cost-effective raw materials and easy extractable technique. The rising concern for the side-effects caused by synthetic cosmetic products is leading to a shift in the preference of consumers toward cosmetics made from natural resources. The increase in the demand for personal care products, such as hand wash, fabric cleaners, and stain removers, is resulting in the increase in the demand for fatty methyl ester sulfonate because of its high biodegradability and non-toxicity.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Fatty methyl ester sulfonate as a substitute for alkyl benzene surfactant. Fatty methyl ester sulfonate is synthesized by the esterification and sulfonation of vegetable oils. It is made from renewable resources, such as palm oil and coconut oil. It is used in the production of detergents and surfactants. It is completely biodegradable and less toxic compared to other synthetic detergents. Alkyl benzene surfactant is derived from linear alkylbenzene (LAB). Methyl ester sulfonate surfactants are used extensively in laundry detergents and in industries for cleaning machinery. There are many advantages of methyl ester sulfonate surfactants over alkylbenzene surfactants in terms of production, sustainability, and toxic effects.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Low foam characteristic of fatty methyl ester sulfonate. Fatty methyl ester sulfonate exhibits low foam characteristics in high pH conditions, and it has certain constraints when it is used in a liquid detergent under high temperature. The low foam characteristics of fatty methyl ester sulfonate can be overcome by adding alpha olefin sulfonates to it. Alpha olefin sulfonates act as foam boosters. Moreover, the addition of foaming agents to surfactants will increase the cost of the product.

Companies Mentioned

emithon, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, Lion, Stepan, and Wilmar International, CHINA FACTORIES GROUP, China Petrochemical, Fenchem, Henan Surface Chemical Industry, Ronas Chemicals, and Zanyu Technology.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market 2017-2021
    • Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market
      • Table Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market by application
      • Table Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market by application 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market by application 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market in laundry detergents
      • Table Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market in laundry detergents 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market in personal care
      • Table Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market in personal care 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market for others
      • Table Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market for others 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Regional landscape
    • Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market by geography
      • Table Global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market by region (% share of revenue)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • EMEA– Market size & forecast
      • Table EMEA– Market size & forecast ($ millions)
      • Table EMEA– Year-over-year (YoY) growth
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • The Americas– Market size & forecast
      • Table The Americas– Market size & forecast ($ millions)
      • Table The Americas– Year-over-year (YoY) growth
      • Table Top 3 countries in the Americas
    • APAC– Market size & forecast
      • Table APAC– Market size & forecast ($ millions)
      • Table APAC– Year over year (YoY) growth
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Rising demand for personal care products
    • Increased focus on bio-degradable sources by the detergent industry
    • Rising preference for organic farming
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Key vendors in the global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market
      • Table Key vendors in the global fatty methyl ester sulfonate market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Chemithon
      • Table Chemithon: Business segmentation
    • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
      • Table Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • Lion
      • Table Lion: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Lion: Fatty methyl ester sulfonate product offerings
    • Stepan
      • Table Stepan: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Stepan: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • Wilmar International
      • Table Wilmar International: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Wilmar International: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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