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Global Linear Alkyl benzene (LAB) Market - Segmented Application, and Geography - Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

Global Linear Alkyl benzene (LAB) Market - Segmented Application, and Geography - Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

The global linear alkyl benzene (LAB) market is expected to register a CAGR of 3.15% during the forecast period, 2018 - 2023. Linear alkyl benzene, an organic compound, is an intermediary in the production of surfactants, which is mainly used in detergents. LAB removes oil and fatty soil absorbed into the fabric, textile or any other material. LAB is mostly used to manufacture LAS to produce detergents, house cleaners, fabric softeners, and soap bars.

High Demand for Synthetic Detergent

Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) is used as surfactant in dilute solutions for their cleaning properties. Linear alkyl benzene is derived from petroleum and is the major detergent being used today, because of its low cost. LAB is the basic raw material for production of most widely used detergent. The need to remain healthy and disease free plays a vital role in the usage of detergents, household & laundry cleaners. As disposable income increases, the purchasing power of consumers is also rising. As the population is increasing, the number of houses, hospitals and other public infrastructure are also increasing, fueling the demand for cleaning products. Beside these, there exist high demand for LAB from industrial and household cleaning sector.

Surfactant Dominates the Market

Linear alkylbenzene sulfonic acid (LABSA) is the largest-volume synthetic surfactant because of its relatively low cost, good performance. LAB is straight chained and can be dried to a stable powder, which are biodegradable. LAB is also required for the manufacturing of LABSA and linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), which comprises the largest global share in synthetic surfactant sector. About 83-87% of LAS is being used in household detergents, dishwashing liquids, laundry liquids, laundry powders, and other household cleaners. Heavy-duty laundry liquids are used for blankets, carpets, and bed-sheets while light-duty laundry liquids are used for regular clothes. Industrial, institutional, and commercial cleaners account for most of the other applications.

Asia-Pacific Dominates the Market

In terms of consumption, APAC is the largest market for LAB and is expected to witness the fastest-growth during the forecast period. Several reasons, such as rising industrialization, increase in disposable income, awareness about hygiene, and increasing population are fostering the global market for LAB in this region. Developing countries, such as China, and India are expected to create opportunities for the market, owing to the growing demand for cleaners

Major Players: CEPSA Quimica SA, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Honeywell, Huntsman Corporation, and Sasol Limited, amongst others.

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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Feedstock Analysis
3.3.1 Global Capacity by Key Feedstock
3.3.2 Trends
3.4 Technological Snapshot
3.4.1 Production Process
3.4.2 Technology Licensing and Patent Analysis
3.5 Trade Analysis
3.6 Price Index
3.7 Supply Scenario
3.7.1 Capacity and Production Analysis
3.8 Regulatory Policy Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Rise in Demand for Cleaners
4.1.2 Replacement for Dodecylbenzene Sulfonates
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Stringent Government Regulations
4.2.2 Environmental Concerns
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Demand for Cleaners in Developing Economies Expected to Increase
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Share, and Forecast)
5.1 By End-user Industry
5.1.1 Laundry Detergents
5.1.2 Light-Duty Dishwashing Liquids
5.1.3 Industrial Cleaners
5.1.4 Household Cleaners
5.1.5 Others (Including Agricultural Herbicides)
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Surfactants
5.2.1.1 Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS)
5.2.2 Others (Including Solvents, Paints)
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Share, and Forecast)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 NORDIC Countries
6.3.6 Russia
6.3.7 Spain
6.3.8 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis**
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, Recent Developments)
9.1 CEPSA Quimica SA
9.2 De Smet Ballestra
9.3 Emirates Linear Alkyl Benzene FZCO - EMALAB
9.4 Farabi Petrochemicals
9.5 Formosan Union Chemical Corporation
9.6 Honeywell
9.7 Huntsman Corporation
9.8 Indian Oil Corporation
9.9 ISU Chemical
9.10 JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy
9.11 Jintung Petrochemical Corp.,Ltd.
*List not exhaustive
10. Disclaimer
**Subject to availability on public domain

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