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Global Surfactants Market 2017-2021

Global Surfactants Market 2017-2021

About Surfactants

Surfactants are materials or substances with low interfacial tension or surface tension. Surfactants work based on the principle of adsorption at the interface or surface of the two-phase systems between a liquid and a solid or between two liquids. When adsorption takes place at the surface or interface, the region with high affinity aligns itself toward the volume phase and the region with less affinity aligns itself to the bulk phase and protrudes from the interface.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global surfactants market to grow at a CAGR of 5.24% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global 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
  • Clariant
  • Evonik
  • Huntsman International
Other prominent vendors
  • AGAE Technologies
  • Croda International
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Enaspol
  • Koa Corporation
  • Lonza
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Solvay
  • Stepan
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Unger
Market driver
  • Growing demand for personal care products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High manufacturing cost of bio-based surfactants
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increase in R&D activities
  • 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 Surfactants Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global surfactants market: Akzo Nobel, BASF, Clariant, Evonik, and Huntsman International.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AGAE Technologies, Croda International, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Enaspol, Koa Corporation, Lonza, Procter & Gamble, Solvay, Stepan, The Dow Chemical Company, and Unger.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is increase in R&D activities. Major surfactants vendors have increased their R&D expenditure to reduce the manufacturing cost and provide products with enhanced properties and use. The increasing R&D expenditure is a major trend being witnessed by the global surfactants market in the recent years.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is growing demand for personal care products. The growing demand for surfactants in personal care application is owing to the growing use of cosmetics and personal care products such as hair care, skin care, and baby care among others. Surfactants clean and produce foam in shampoos, shower gels, and hair conditioners. The mild shampoos with surfactants are gentle to the skin and offer low irritancy to the skin. The market for personal care products in 2016 was $420 billion and will grow with a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is high manufacturing cost of bio-based surfactants. Bio-surfactants are more expensive as compared to the traditional synthetic counterpart. The raw material prices and economies of scale of bio-surfactants are two major factors contributing to the high cost of production. The cost of bio-surfactants is almost $1.8 per liter, thus increasing the cost of the end-products. The bio-surfactants are mainly used in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, P&G, L'Oréal, and Colgate. The FMCG products are price sensitive in nature.

Companies Mentioned

Akzo Nobel, BASF, Clariant, Evonik, Huntsman International, AGAE Technologies, Croda International, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Enaspol, Koa Corporation, Lonza, Procter & Gamble, Solvay, Stepan, The Dow Chemical Company, and Unger.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Structure of surfactants
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global surfactants market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global surfactants market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by substrate
    • Segmentation by substrate
      • Table Global surfactants by substrate – market share and forecast 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by substrate
      • Table Comparison by substrate
    • Synthetic based – market size & forecast
      • Table Synthetic based – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Synthetic based – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Bio-based – market size & forecast
      • Table Bio-based – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Bio-based – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by substrate
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segmentation by product
      • Table Product – market size and forecast 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by product
    • Anionic surfactants– market size & forecast
      • Table Anionic surfactants– Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Anionic surfactants – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Non-ionic surfactants– market size & forecast
      • Table Non-ionic surfactants– Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Non-ionic surfactants – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Cationic surfactants– market size & forecast
      • Table Cationic surfactants– Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Cationic surfactants – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Amphoteric surfactants – market size & forecast
      • Table Amphoteric surfactants– Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Amphoteric surfactants – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by product
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segmentation by application
      • Table Application – market size and forecast 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by Application
    • Detergents – market size & forecast
      • Table Detergents – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Detergents – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Personal care– market size & forecast
      • Table Personal care – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Personal care – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Industrial and institutional cleaning – market size & forecast
      • Table Industrial and institutional cleaning – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Industrial and institutional cleaning – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Food processing – market size & forecast
      • Table Food processing – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Food processing – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Oilfield – market size & forecast
      • Table Oilfield – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Oilfield – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table The function of bio-surfactants in oilfields
    • Agricultural – market size & forecast
      • Table Agricultural – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Agricultural – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Textiles – market size & forecast
      • Table Textiles – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Textiles – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Others – market size & forecast
      • Table Others – Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Others – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by application
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global – market size and forecast 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • APAC – market size & forecast
      • Table APAC – market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table APAC – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • EMEA – market size & forecast
      • Table EMEA – market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table EMEA – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • Americas – market size & forecast
      • Table Americas – market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Americas – Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table GDP growth rate of some emerging economies 2013-2016 (%)
      • Table Global liquid detergent market in 2016
      • Table Global bio-based surfactants by geography 2016 ($ millions)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increase in R&D activities
    • Growing demand for niche applications
    • Collaboration of major vendors
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key vendors in surfactants market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendor overview
      • Table Clariant: Surfactants portfolio 2016
      • Table Evonik surfactants portfolio
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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