Global Surfactants Market Size, Trends & Analysis- Forecasts to 2026 By Type (Anionic surfactants, Non-ionic surfactants, Cationic surfactants, Amphoteric surfactants), By Application (Home Care, Personal Care, Industrial & Institutional Cleaning, Oilfield Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Agrochemicals, Textiles, Elastomers & Plastics, Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World); Vendor Landscape, End-User Landscape, and Company Market Share Analysis & Competitor Analysis
The global surfactants market will register a peak growth rate between 2021-2026. Increasing demand for bio-based products and rising alertness for environment-friendly products are the major factors driving the growth of the market. Surfactants are compounds that are used to reduce surface tension between gas & liquid, and liquid & solid. They usually act as a wetting agent in the form of soap and detergents for cleaning oil and dirt on the surface. Growing population, change in lifestyle, technological advancements, cheap availability, and increasing consumption of household cleaners and detergents are driving the market growth for surfactants. Rising consumer awareness along with government support for bio-based products are propelling the market growth. However, uncertainty in crude oil prices and strict pollution control laws for manufacturing processes are restraining the market growth.
Based on type analysis, the market is categorized intoanionic surfactants, amphoteric surfactants, nonionic surfactants, and cationic surfactants. The anionic surfactant segment is estimated to hold the largest share of the market during the forecast period attributing to its low cost and easy availability and its usage in various applications. Moreover, rising awareness about cleaning and hygiene are some other factors fuelling the growth of the segment in the market. The amphoteric surfactants segment is also expected to witness significant growth over the period due to its various properties which include conditioning, biodegradability, foaming & foam stabilization, detergency, and others.
Based on application, the surfactants market is segmented into home care, textiles, personal care, food & beverage, industrial & institutional cleaning, agrochemicals, oilfield chemicals, and elastomers & plastics among others. The home care segment is estimated to dominate the market during the forecasted period owing to the increasing usage of surfactants in household cleansers, detergents, and soap. It is also used in home care products to remove oil and dirt from dishes, fabrics, and other surfaces.
The Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest-growing region in the overall surfactant market during the forecast owing to rising awareness about bio-based products along with the increasing demand for home care and personal care products. The increase in personal disposable income, rising consumption of surfactants, and low labour and manufacturing cost in emerging countries like India, Thailand, and China are propelling the growth of the market in the region.
The key players operating in the global surfactants market are Stepan Company, Solvay, Clariant, Kao Corporation, Croda International Plc, The Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, and Lonza among others.
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of companies profiled in the report.
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The Global Surfactants Market has been studied from the year 2019 till 2026. However, the CAGR provided in the report is from the year 2021 to 2026. The research methodology involved three stages: Desk research, Primary research, and Analysis & Output from the entire research process.
The desk research involved a robust background study which meant referring to paid and unpaid databases to understand the market dynamics; mapping contracts from press releases; identifying the key players in the market, studying their product portfolio, competition level, annual reports/SEC filings & investor presentations; and learning the demand and supply side analysis for the Surfactants Market.
The primary research activity included telephonic conversations with more than 50 tier 1 industry consultants, distributors, and end-use product manufacturers.
Finally, based on the above thorough research process, an in-depth analysis was carried out considering the following aspects: market attractiveness, current & future market trends, market share analysis, SWOT analysis of the companies and customer analytics.
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