Surfactants Market By Type (Anionic, Non-ionic, Cationic, Amphoteric, Others), Application (Household Detergents, Personal Care, Industrial & Institutional Cleaners, Food Processing, Oilfield Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Textiles, Plastics, Paints & Coatings, Adhesives, Others), and Region - Global Forecasts 2016 to 2027

Date: Dec 2020 Report Id: 10 Category: Specialty Chemicals Report Format: pdf-img excel-img ppt-img word-img

Global Surfactants Market Size:

The Surfactants Market is valued at US$43,314.9 Million in 2019 and is expected to grow up to US$61,403.4 Million by 2027 at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period.

Surfactants are also referred to as surface-active agents. Surfactants are organic chemicals possessing both hydrophilic and a hydrophobic end.  When added to a liquid they change their properties. Surfactants can also be classified based on their charge on individual polar functional groups or based on their molecular weights. Based on the nature of hydrophilic moiety which is to ensure the water affinity of a molecule, surfactants are majorly classified into anionic, cationic, non-ionic, and amphoteric surfactants. Anionic surfactants are largely obtained from carboxylation, sulfation, and condensation of fatty acids and phosphoric acid derivatives. Cationic surfactants are obtained by reaction of tertiary amines with classical alkylating agents, while the amphoteric surfactants are obtained from the alkylation processes of amphoteric surfactants.  In 2019, anionic and non-ionic surfactants jointly accounted for more than 82.6% of the surfactants market, in terms of volume.

The growth of the surfactants market is largely driven by the demand from various end-user industries and changing market dynamics in emerging economies. However, factors such as fluctuating raw material prices, growing demand for eco-friendly and green products and growing pressure from regulatory agencies for implementing environment-friendly chemical processes hinder the growth of this market.

In terms of application, household detergents and personal care are the largest segments. The food processing segment is expected to exhibit the highest growth rate. In the food industry surfactants are increasingly being deployed to prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses in fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and poultry.

In addition, surfactants are gaining popularity across different unconventional applications such as for cleaning storage tanks, enhanced oil recovery in the oil & gas industry, and crude oil transportation. They are also deployed as biocides in the agricultural industry and as gene delivery & immunological adjuvant in the healthcare industry.

Surfactants Market is Analyzed from a Demand Forecast Perspective by Segmenting it into:

  • By Type
  • By Application

The global surfactants market is growing primarily due to growth in consumption in end-user industries, changes in lifestyle in the developing economies, and easy availability of surfactants. However, market growth is being hindered by factors such as volatility in the raw material prices and environmental concerns of surfactants like toxic effects on marine life.

At Present, the household surfactant is the biggest end-user for surfactant consumption in 2019; this trend is expected to continue for the next few years. The various properties of household surfactants include surface tension reduction, wetting, emulsion, and dispersion which assist detergents in removing foreign materials from solid surfaces by interfacial adsorption also referred to as detergency.

Surfactant raw material prices are expected to be stabilizing, on account of the low cost of ethylene and easy availability  of natural and synthetic fatty alcohols, the exception being the Chinese market where prices are expected to rise by 2% year on year (y-o-y) basis

Asia-Pacific region is expected to lead in terms of surfactant consumption on account of improvement in standards of living and rise in population which has driven growth in personal care, soaps & detergents thereby creating a favorable market for surfactants. In addition, anionic and non-ionic surfactants on account of their cost-effective nature occupied the largest share in the market, these are manufactured in high volumes as compared to other surfactants

By Type, Segment is further studied to understand the subsegments of Surfactants Market:

  • Anionic
  • Non-ionic
  • Cationic
  • Amphoteric
  • Others

The Surfactants Market is being driven by:

  • Low prices & easy availability of surfactants
  • Wide range of application
  • Extensive use of surfactants in household detergents

There are also some restraints and challenges that are checking the Surfactants Market and studying these trends would be important to formulate business strategies in the market space
These include the likes of:

  • Volatility in raw material prices
  • Environmental issues

The other Surfactants Market segments and the subsegments analyzed in this report include:

By Application

  • Household Detergents
  • Personal Care
  • Industrial & Institutional Cleaners
  • Food Processing
  • Oilfield Chemicals
  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Textiles
  • Plastics
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Others

For a Geographic analysis, the Surfactants Market analyzes the key regions and prominent countries that affect the market.

APAC is the region with the largest market share with a value of US$17,048.7 US$ Million. The Region is expected to remain the largest contributor to the market value over the forecast period, reaching a value of US$25,087.4 US$ Million in 2027

North America OverviewThe North America surfactant market has entered the maturity phase. The region consists of the world’s most advanced economies like the U.S. and Canada, along with an emerging economy, Mexico. The U.S. is the biggest consumer of personal care and home care and products across the globe. In addition, the U.S. also has the presence of a large number of refineries which leads to easy abundant availability of surfactant raw materials such as ethylene oxide and naphtha. The value chain of the North America surfactants market comprises a broad range of suppliers who offer surfactants in terms of different product compositions for diverse application industries.

Europe OverviewThe European manufacturers dominated the global surfactant market for a considerable period of time. However, the European surfactants market is being impacted on account of factors like growing competition from new entrants, product saturation, and pressure from regulatory agencies due to environmental concerns. The availability of substitutes and environment-friendly surfactants in addition to the impact of volatile raw material prices has further impacted the profitability of European surfactant producers. The European manufacturers are hence working towards improving their product offering by investing in R&D and expanding in developing regions to sustain the competition.

APAC OverviewThe Asia Pacific Market is marked by the presence of both developed economies as well as developing economies. The market offers huge potential to market players. Presently, the Asia Pacific surfactants market is in the expansion phase manufacturers are looking forward to new areas of development and new investment opportunities. Therefore, manufacturers of surfactants are also launching new products in this region. Asia-Pacific being the largest populated region across the world as it includes economies such as India and China. Thus any increase in population in these countries, in turn, drives growth in the surfactants market particularly in the personal care and household detergent segments

Competitive Landscape Covered in Surfactants Market Report are:

The Surfactants Market is fairly fragmented. While the market is driven and key digital transformations are being adopted by the key players, the emerging players are making a mark with innovative offerings.
In this report, the key companies are detailed to include the company fundamentals, performance overview, products/service offerings and recent developments.

Companies Profiles include in Surfactants Market Report are:

  • Clariant AG
  • Croda International Plc
  • Dow Inc
  • Evonik Industries
  • Huntsman International
  • Kao Corporation
  • Lonza Group AG
  • Nouryon
  • Stepan Company

Customization Available in Surfactants Market Report includes:

In addition to the market-centric data available in the Surfactants Market report, the Analyst team provides market customization to cater to the specific business objectives of an organization. Our typical custom-research engagements include:

  • New Customer Acquisition / Revenue Growth

  • Geographic Expansion Plans
  • Product Launch Strategies
  • Inorganic Expansion Activity
  • Cost Optimization / Margin Improvement Plans
Author Credentials

Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.

Chapter 1.  Research Objective
1.1 Objective, Definition & Scope
1.2 Methodology
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   1.2.4 Assumptions & Assessments
1.3 Insights and Growth - Relevancy Mapping
   1.3.1 FABRIC Platform
1.4 Data mining & efficiency

Chapter 2.  Executive Summary
2.1 Surfactants Market Overview
2.2 Interconnectivity & Related markets
2.3 Ecosystem Map
2.4 Surfactants Market Business Segmentation
2.5 Surfactants Market Geographic Segmentation
2.6 Competition Outlook
2.7 Key Statistics

Chapter 3.  Strategic Analysis
3.1 Surfactants Market Revenue Opportunities
3.2 Cost Optimization
3.3 Covid19 aftermath - Analyst view
3.4 Surfactants Market Digital Transformation

Chapter 4.  Market Dynamics
4.1 DROC
   4.1.1 Drivers
Low prices & easy availability of surfactants
Wide range of application
Extensive use of surfactants in household detergents
 4.1.2 Restraints
Volatility in raw material prices
Environmental issues
4.1.3 Opportunities
Usage of surfactants in neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
Fastest growing market of personal care products
4.1.4 Challenges

Chapter 5. Market Segmentation
The Surfactants Market Segmentation By Type - Forecast till 2027
The Surfactants Market Segmentation By Application - Forecast till 2027

Chapter 5A. Regional Forecast

North America Surfactants Market Segmentation
By Type - Forecast till 2027
By Application - Forecast till 2027

Europe Surfactants Market Segmentation
By Type - Forecast till 2027
By Application - Forecast till 2027

APAC Surfactants Market Segmentation
By Type - Forecast till 2027
By Application - Forecast till 2027

Latin America (LATAM) Surfactants Market Segmentation
By Type - Forecast till 2027
By Application - Forecast till 2027

**The Regions are further studied to analyze the major countries within the respective regions. The coverage of the country-level data is dynamic and is updated regularly based on the market movements Normally, the countries covered in the report include:
North America - United States, Canada, Mexico; Europe - United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Rest of Europe; Asia Pacific - China, India, Japan, South Korea, Rest of APAC; the Middle East & Africa - South Africa, GCC Countries, Rest of MEA, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of LatAm;

Chapter 6.  Market Use case studies

Chapter 7.  KOL Recommendations

Chapter 8.  Investment Landscape
8.1 Surfactants Market Investment Analysis
8.2 Market M&A
8.3 Market Fund Raise & Other activity

Chapter 9. Surfactants Market - Competitive Intelligence
9.1 Company Positioning Analysis
   9.1.1 Positioning - By Revenue
   9.1.2 Positioning - By Business Score
   9.1.3 Legacy Positioning
9.2 Competitive Strategy Analysis
   9.2.1 Organic Strategies
   9.2.2 Inorganic Strategies

Chapter 10.  Key Company Profiles
*The Surfactants Market Report profiles companies based on the material impact they have on the market ecosystem. These are hence, to be read as 'Key Players' and not necessarily 'Market Leaders'.

Companies are typically profiled to include:

  • Clariant AG
  • Croda International Plc
  • Dow Inc
  • Evonik Industries
  • Huntsman International
  • Kao Corporation
  • Lonza Group AG
  • Nouryon
  • Stepan Company

10.x.1 Company Fundamentals
10.x.2 Performance Overview
10.x.3 Product Overview
10.x.4 Recent Developments

Chapter 11.  Appendix
11.1 About AllTheResearch (ATR)
11.2 ATR Services
11.3 Author details
11.4 Terms & Conditions
11.5 Contact us

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