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Global Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate Market 2017-2021

Global Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate Market 2017-2021

About Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate

Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) is manufactured from linear alkylbenzene (LAB) in self-contained enclosed systems. LAS is majorly used as surfactants in household detergents, dishwashing liquids, industrial cleaners, and personal care products. LAS is an anionic surfactant type. Hence, it combines well with other anionic and non-ionic detergent bases. The raw materials used in LAS are mostly petroleum derivatives such as kerosene, benzene, sulfonic acid, and others.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global linear alkylbenzene sulfonate market to grow at a CAGR of 5.10% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global linear alkylbenzene sulfonate market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Linear Alkylbenzene 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
  • Solvay
  • Clariant
  • BASF
  • DowDuPont
  • Lion Specialty Chemicals
Other prominent vendors
  • Croda International
  • Henkel
  • Sasol
  • Stepan Company
  • Huntsman
  • Reliance Industries
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Nippon Petrochemicals
  • Indian Oil
Market driver
  • Demand for commercial and household cleaning agents
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Volatility in the prices of raw materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of APAC as a major consumer
  • 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 Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global linear alkylbenzene sulfonate market: Solvay, Clariant, BASF, DowDuPont, and Lion Specialty Chemicals.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Croda International, Henkel, Sasol, Stepan Company, Huntsman, Reliance Industries, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Nippon Petrochemicals, and Indian Oil.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market emergence of APAC as a major consumer. APAC is the highest consumer of LAS, with 42% of the total market share in 2016. The positive economic development and improved purchasing power of individuals in countries such as China, India, and Indonesia are the key reasons for the growth in APAC.”

According to the report, one driver in the market demand for commercial and household cleaning agents. The demand for household cleaning agents has increased significantly due to the increasing consumer awareness towards health, sanitation, and cleanliness. Moreover, linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) is a key ingredient in the manufacturing of detergents. The demand for cleaners is expected to rise further during the forecast period, thereby increasing the demand for LAS. The demand for commercial cleaning agents has increased substantially due to the vastly expanding professional cleaning industry and car/vehicle cleaning services.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market volatility in the prices of raw materials. LAS is manufactured from petroleum by-products such as benzene and linear paraffin. The fluctuation in the price of raw materials hampers the manufacturing processes of LAS. The price of crude oil and natural gas are directly related to the price of petroleum by-products, in turn, related to the price of LAS. This has led to reduced profit margins for vendors, as products are priced at a premium. The fluctuating crude oil price also renders an effect to the procurement cost that the manufacturers have to endure.

Companies Mentioned

Solvay, Clariant, BASF, DowDuPont, Lion Specialty Chemicals, Croda International, Henkel, Sasol, Stepan Company, Huntsman, Reliance Industries, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Nippon Petrochemicals, and Indian Oil.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Different types of consumer products and their LAS content
      • Table Different types of industrial products and their LAS content
      • Table Manufacturing process of LAS
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global linear alkylbenzene sulfonate market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global linear alkylbenzene sulfonate market in 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Segmentation by application
      • Table Application – market size & forecast 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by Application
    • Household detergents and cleaners – market size & forecast
      • Table Household detergents and cleaners – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Household detergents and cleaners – Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Dishwashing liquids – Market size & forecast
      • Table Dishwashing liquids – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Dishwashing liquid uses
      • Table Dishwashing liquids – Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Industrial cleaners– Market size & forecast
      • Table Industrial cleaners– Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Examples of industrial cleaners
      • Table Industrial Cleaners– Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Personal care products– Market size & forecast
      • Table Personal care products– Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Personal care products– Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Others– Market size & forecast
      • Table Others– Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Others – Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by application
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global linear alkylbenzene sulfonate market – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • APAC – Market size & forecast
      • Table APAC – market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table APAC – Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Americas – Market size & forecast
      • Table Americas – market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Americas – Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • EMEA – Market size & forecast
      • Table EMEA – market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table EMEA – Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Global bio-based surfactants by geography 2016 ($ millions)
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of APAC as a major consumer
      • Table GDP growth rate of emerging economies in APAC 2013-2016 (%)
    • Merger of major companies affecting the global market
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Major market vendors
      • Table Major vendors: Global linear alkylbenzene sulfonate market
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Vendor analysis
    • Solvay
      • Table Solvay: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Solvay: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Applications of alkylbenzene sulfonate
    • Clariant
      • Table Clariant: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Clariant: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • DowDuPont
      • Table DowDuPont: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table DowDuPont: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
      • Table Product applications
    • Lion Specialty Chemicals
      • Table Business segmentation of Lion Specialty Chemicals
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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