Global Triton X-100 Market 2018-2022
About Triton X-100
Triton X-100, also known as octylphenol ethoxylate, is a non-ionic surfactant that has an aromatic hydrocarbon lipophilic or hydrophobic group and hydrophilic polyethylene oxide chain.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global triton X-100 market to grow at a CAGR of 4.70% during the period 2018-2022.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global triton X-100 market for 2018-2022. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of triton X-100.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Triton X-100 Market 2018-2022
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global triton X-100 market: DowDuPont, Huntsman International, Merck, Rimpro -India, Stepan, and ThermoFisher Scientific
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is rising prominence for biosurfactants. Although triton X-100 is increasingly used in a wide range of applications, there are certain environmental and human hazards associated with it. Due to the rising concern over the toxic effects of triton X-100 and other synthetic surfactants, there has been an increase in the use of biosurfactants for production of emulsifiers, cleaning products, pharmaceuticals, paints and coatings, and cosmetics. The increase in the use of biosurfactants is an eco-friendly approach and an alternative to complex remediation process. Biosurfactants exhibit low toxicity in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Enhancing biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons. Triton X-100 or octylphenol ethoxylate is extensively used as a surface-active agent in the complete biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons owing to its significant characteristics such as excellent dispersing and emulsifying properties for oil-in-water systems and ready biodegradability. Moreover, triton X-100 has been proved to be biodegradable by bacterial strains. Triton X-100 exhibits potential interactions with bacterial surfaces, i.e., hydrophobicity and zeta potential.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Availability of substitutes. The triton X-100 market is facing challenges because of the presence of substitutes such as fatty alcohol ethoxylates, fatty acid ethoxylates, special ethoxylated fatty esters and oils, ethoxylated amines, and other non-ionic surfactants as these exhibit excellent properties that would be suitable for use as surfactants in detergents, household and industrial cleaners, and other applications. Fatty acid ethoxylates and fatty alcohol ethoxylates are the most common non-ionic surfactants that are used as detergents in household as well as industrial cleaning.
DowDuPont, Huntsman International, Merck, Rimpro -India, Stepan, and ThermoFisher Scientific