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Global Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS) Market 2015-2019

About LAS

LAS is also known as sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate. These colorless salts, with organic formula C12H25C6H4SO3Na, are commercially manufactured in the form of mixtures of related sulfonates and find usage in the production of heavy-duty cleaners, laundry powders, light-duty dish-washing liquids, and industrial and household cleaners. Owing to their superior bio-degradability and environmentally friendly characteristics, they are globally preferred as surfactants in the aforementioned applications. LAS is produced from benzene and linear paraffin feedstock, and requires the sulfonating of LAB with sulfur trioxide, with subsequent sodium hydroxide neutralization.

Technavio's analysts forecast the global LAS market to grow at a CAGR of 4.87 percent, in terms of revenue, over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

The global LAS market can be divided on the basis of application into following segments: heavy-duty cleaners, laundry powders, light-duty dish-washing liquids, and industrial and household cleaners.

Technavio's report, Global LAS Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the APAC, Europe, the Americas, and MEA; it also covers the global LAS market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.Key regions

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • MEA
Key vendors
  • CEPSA Group
  • Huntsman
  • Indian Oil
  • Jintung Petrochemical
  • PetroChina (Fushun Petrochemical)
  • Reliance Industries
  • Sasol
Other prominent vendors
  • Amreya Petroleum
  • Bisotun Petrochemical
  • Chemische Fabrik WIBARCO
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Deten Quimica
  • EMALAB
  • Formosan Union Chemical
  • Gulf Farabi Petrochemicals
  • Iran Chemical Industries
  • ISU Chemical
  • LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas
  • Nippon Petrochemicals
  • OHIS
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Quimica Venoco
  • Repsol
  • Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical
  • Unggul Indah Cahaya
Market driver
  • Demand for commercial and household cleaners
  • 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 region 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 2019 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 Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS) Market 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in Global Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS) Market 2015-2019: CEPSA Group, Huntsman, Indian Oil, Jintung Petrochemical, PetroChina (Fushun Petrochemical), Reliance Industries and Sasol
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Amreya Petroleum, Bisotun Petrochemical, Chemische Fabrik WIBARCO, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Deten Quimica, EMALAB, Formosan Union Chemical, Gulf Farabi Petrochemicals, IranChemical Industries, ISU Chemical, LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas, Nippon Petrochemicals, OHIS, Qatar Petroleum, Quimica Venoco, Repsol, Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical and Unggul Indah Cahaya
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Owing to the significant economic and industrial development in the APAC and the elevated demand for household and commercial cleaners. A result of growing consumer awareness about the advantages of hygienic surroundings the region has become the major consumer of LAS in the global market in recent years. Apart from the aforementioned applications, LAS demand in the region is further fuelled by the increased use of heavy-duty industrial cleaners the major application of LAS by the construction sector. Augmented local demand has resulted in a rapid increase in the number of regional LAS manufacturers and a reduction in LAS prices in the region. With countries such as India and China spending huge amounts on construction projects, the trend is expected to continue during the forecast period.”
According to the report, with the increasing global awareness and emphasis on environment protection, countries with dodecylbenzenesulfonate manufacturers are also expected to change their regulatory policies regarding surfactants in the near future, which will benefit the global LAS market.
Further, the report states that constant fluctuations in the prices of raw materials used in the manufacture of LAS pose a challenge to LAS manufacturers.


Companies Mentioned

CEPSA Group, Huntsman, Indian Oil, Jintung Petrochemical, PetroChina (Fushun Petrochemical), Reliance Industries, Sasol, Amreya Petroleum, Bisotun Petrochemical, Chemische Fabrik WIBARCO, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Deten Quimica, EMALAB, Formosan Union Chemical, Gulf Farabi Petrochemicals, IranChemical Industries, ISU Chemical, LUKOIL Neftohim Burgas, Nippon Petrochemicals, OHIS, Qatar Petroleum, Quimica Venoco, Repsol, Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical, Unggul Indah Cahaya

  • Executive Summary
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Scope of the Report
    • Market overview
  • Market Research Methodology
    • Market research process
    • Research methodology
      • Table Market research methodology
  • Introduction
  • Market Landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global LAS market
      • Table Segmentation of global LAS market by application
      • Table Segmentation of global LAS market by geography
    • Production process
      • Table LAS production process
  • Global LAS Market
    • Market size and forecast by revenue
      • Table Global LAS market 2014-2019 ($ billion)
    • Market size and forecast by volume
      • Table Global LAS market 2014-2019 (MT)
    • Five forces analysis
  • Market Segmentation by Application
    • Segmentation of Global LAS Market by Application
      • Table Segmentation of global LAS market by application 2014 and 2019
      • Table Segmentation of global LAS market by application 2014-2019 ($ billion)
    • Global LAS Market for Heavy-duty Cleaners
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table Global LAS market for heavy-duty cleaners 2014-2019 ($ billion)
    • Global LAS Market for Laundry Powders
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table Global LAS market for laundry powders 2014-2019 ($ billion)
    • Global LAS Market for Light-duty Dish-washing Liquids
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table Global LAS market for light-duty dish-washing liquids 2014-2019 ($ billion)
    • Global LAS Market for Industrial and Household Cleaners
      • Market and forecast
        • Table Global LAS market for industrial and household cleaners 2014-2019 ($ billion)
  • Geographical Segmentation
    • Segmentation of global LAS market by geography 2014-2019
      • Table Segmentation of global LAS market by geography 2014 and 2019
      • Table Segmentation of global LAS market by geography 2014-2019 ($ billion)
    • LAS Market in APAC
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table LAS market in APAC 2014-2019 ($ billion)
    • LAS Market in Americas
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table LAS market in Americas 2014-2019 ($ billion)
    • LAS Market in MEA
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table LAS market in MEA 2014-2019 ($ billion)
    • LAS Market in Europe
      • Market size and forecast
        • Table LAS market in Europe 2014-2019 ($ billion)
  • Key Leading Countries
    • China
    • India
    • US
  • Buying Criteria
  • Market Growth Drivers
  • Drivers and their Impact
  • Market Challenges
    • Table Brent crude oil price TTM ($ per barrel)
    • Table Brent crude oil price forecast NTM ($ per barrel)
  • Impact of Drivers and Challenges
  • Market Trends
    • Table Growth of European construction industry (2007-2016)
  • Trends and their Impact
  • Vendor Landscape
    • Competitive Scenario
    • Major vendor analysis
      • Table Major vendors of global LAS market 2014
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key Vendor Analysis
    • CEPSA
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table CEPSA: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table CEPSA: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ million)
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Huntsman International
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Huntsman International: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Huntsman International: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ million)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Huntsman International: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Indian Oil
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Indian Oil: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table Indian Oil: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ million)
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Jintung Petrochemical
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Key Products
        • Table Jintung Petrochemical: Key products
      • SWOT Analysis
    • PetroChina
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table PetroChina: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table PetroChina: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table PetroChina: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Reliance Industries
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Reliance Industries: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014
        • Table Reliance Industries: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013 and 2014 (US$ billion)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table Reliance Industries: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Sasol
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Sasol: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Sasol: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 (US$ million)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Sasol: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
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