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Global Specialty Surfactants Market 2017-2021

Global Specialty Surfactants Market 2017-2021

About Specialty Surfactants

Specialty surfactants are surface-active agents used in emulsifying, wetting, dispersing, cleaning, and for foaming in anti-foaming agents. They are also used in applications such as paints, cosmetics, adhesives, detergents, fabric softeners, inks, and biocides. Specialty surfactants are primarily used to decrease the surface tension in between two interfaces such as liquid-gas, liquid-liquid, and liquid-solid. They have multiple functions and are more effective than commodity surfactants.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global specialty surfactants market to grow at a CAGR of 5.31% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global specialty surfactants 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:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Specialty 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
  • BASF
  • Evonik Industries
  • P&G Chemicals
  • Stepan Company
  • The Dow Chemical Company
Other prominent vendors
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Arkema
  • Ashland
  • GEO
  • Innospec
  • Pilot Chemical
Market driver
  • Growing personal care industry in emerging economies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increasing competition from vegetable-based surfactants
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Declining demand from developed economies
  • 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 Specialty Surfactants Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global specialty surfactants market: BASF, Evonik Industries, P&G Chemicals, Stepan Company, and The Dow Chemical Company.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Akzo Nobel, Arkema, Ashland, GEO, Innospec, and Pilot Chemical.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is declining demand from developed economies. The global specialty surfactants market is witnessing a shift in manufacturing sites from the West to the East, predominantly after the recession period in 2008. There has been a worldwide shift of manufacturing units from the developed parts of the world, such as North America and Europe, to the developing parts of the world.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is growing personal care industry in emerging economies. Specialty surfactants are widely used in various personal care products such as skin care and bath products, fragrances, hair care products, cosmetics, and several other products. These surfactants are used as inactive ingredients that impart physical properties and as active ingredients that impart functional properties. The demand for specialty surfactants is increasing in the personal care industry. The demand for the products is increasing from urban customers whose needs are developing and as they seek products for specified applications.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is increasing competition from vegetable-based surfactants. Specialty surfactants are primarily used in the detergents and personal care industries, owing to their lower cost of production over bio-based surfactants/vegetable-based surfactants. However, their toxic and non-biodegradable nature is hampering the environment and impeding its popularity. They are harmful to marine life as well as to human health. Due to sustainability issues, major companies are shifting to bio-based surfactants, which are produced using renewable and eco-friendly feedstocks.

Companies Mentioned

BASF, Evonik Industries, P&G Chemicals, Stepan Company, and The Dow Chemical Company, Akzo Nobel, Arkema, Ashland, GEO, Innospec, and Pilot Chemical.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market forecast 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Overview: Global specialty surfactants market by type
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market by type 2016
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market by type 2021
    • Global anionic specialty surfactants market
      • Table Global anionic specialty surfactants market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global anionic specialty surfactants market 2016-2021
    • Global cationic specialty surfactants market
      • Table Global cationic specialty surfactants market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global cationic specialty surfactants market 2016-2021
    • Global non-ionic specialty surfactants market
      • Table Global non-ionic specialty surfactants market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global non-ionic specialty surfactants market 2016-2021
    • Global amphoteric specialty surfactants market
      • Table Global amphoteric specialty surfactants market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global amphoteric specialty surfactants market 2016-2021
    • Global other specialty surfactants market
      • Table Global other specialty surfactants market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global other specialty surfactants market 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by end user
    • Overview: Global specialty surfactants market by end user
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market by end user 2016
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market by end user 2021
    • Global specialty surfactants market for personal care
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market for personal care 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global specialty surfactants market for personal care 2016-2021
    • Global specialty surfactants market for household cleaning
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market for household cleaning 2016 and 2021 ($billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global specialty surfactants market for household cleaning 2016-2021
    • Global specialty surfactants market for industry and institutional cleaning
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market for industry and institutional cleaning 2016 and2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global specialty surfactants market for industry and institutionalcleaning 2016-2021
    • Global specialty surfactants market for food and beverages
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market for food and beverages 2016 and 2021 ($billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global specialty surfactants market for food and beverages 2016-2021
    • Global specialty surfactants market for oil and gas
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market for oil and gas 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global specialty surfactants market for oil and gas 2016-2021
    • Global specialty surfactants market for other end users
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market for other end users 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global specialty surfactants market for other end users 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Overview: Global specialty surfactants market by geography
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market by geography 2016
      • Table Global specialty surfactants market by geography 2021
    • Specialty surfactants market in APAC
      • Table Specialty surfactants market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market Forecast: Specialty surfactants market 2016-2021
    • Specialty surfactants market in North America
      • Table Specialty surfactants market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Specialty surfactants market in North America 2016-2021
    • Specialty surfactants market in Europe
      • Table Specialty surfactants market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Specialty surfactants market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Specialty surfactants market in ROW
      • Table Specialty surfactants market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Specialty surfactants market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global personal care products market 2015-2021 ($ billions)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Declining demand from developed economies
    • Lack of product innovation
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Evonik Industries
      • Table Evonik Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Evonik Industries: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • P&G Chemicals
      • Table P&G Chemicals: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table P&G Chemicals: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Stepan Company
      • Table Stepan Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Stepan Company: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • The Dow Chemical Company
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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