The global surfactant market is projected to reach USD 44.6
billion by the end of 2021, growing with a CAGR of 5.6% from 2017 to 2023.
Surfactants are organic compounds with presence of both hydrophobic and
hydrophilic group. The wetting and penetration effect, emulsification,
dispersion, foaming, detergency, conditioning, and substantively are some of
the important properties of surfactants. The key drivers responsible for growth
of the surfactants market include growing end user industries and improving
lifestyles in developing economies.
Easy availability, low price, and broadened application areas are
few other factors fuelling the demand for surfactants worldwide. Surfactants
were mainly used in the detergent and soap industries; however, this trend is
changing, and they are currently used in several other industries such as
fabric industry uses this as a softener, paper industry to de-ink the recycled
paper, agrochemical industry to manufacture herbicides and insecticides, the
cosmetic industry in shampoo, hair conditioners and toothpastes, as
firefighting agent, in the oil industry, and others.
The report segments the global surfactant market by product type,
substrate type, application and region. The product types include anionic
surfactants, non-anionic surfactants, cationic surfactants and amphoteric
surfactants. The applications include soap industry, personal care industry,
textile industry, industry and institutional cleaning, elastomers and plastics
industry, oilfield chemicals, crop protection, food industry and others. The
substrate types include synthetic surfactants and bio-based surfactants.
Geographic Coverage and Analysis:
The report provides regional analysis covering geographies such as
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. Due to new
investments and projects coming up in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East &
Africa; especially in China, India, and Brazil; the emerging markets in these
regions are expected to register significant growth in the coming years. All
these factors will continue to drive the demand for the surfactants industry,
The companies covered in the report include Akzonobel N.V.
(Netherlands), Air Products and Chemicals (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Clariant
AG (Switzerland), DuPont EI DE Nemours & Co (U.S.), Evonik Industries AG
(Germany), Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Germany), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), Kao
Corporation (Japan), and The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.).
The report provides deep insights on demand forecasts, market
trends and micro and macro indicators. In addition, this report provides
insights on the factors that are driving and restraining the demand of surfactant globally as well as regionally. Moreover, IGR-Growth Matrix analysis
given in the report brings an insight on the investment areas that existing or
new market players can consider. The report provides insights into the
market using analytical tools such as Porter’s five forces analysis and value
chain analysis of surfactant. Moreover, the study highlights current market
trends and provides forecast from 2017 to 2023. We also have highlighted future
trends in the surfactant market that will impact the demand during the forecast
Moreover, the competitive analysis given in each regional market brings
an insight on the market share of the leading players. Additionally, the
analysis highlights rise and fall in the market shares of the key players in
the market. The report also provides in depth analysis of impact of REACH
policy (registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals) adopted by the
European Union on the surfactant market over the period of 2017 to 2023. This section
also provides crucial information on safety profiles of the chemicals in European
Union. This report will help manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of the
surfactant market to understand the present and future trends in this market
and formulate their strategies accordingly.