DUBLIN, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

The “Surface Active Agents – Global Strategic Business Report” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Surface Active Agents in Thousand Tons & US$ Million by the following Product Segments:

  • Anionic Surfactants
  • Nonionic Surfactants
  • Cationic Surfactants
  • Amphoteric Surfactants

Key Topics Covered:



Surface Active Agents: An Essential Component of Household and Industrial Products

Market Outlook

Developing Economies at the Helm of Surfactants Market Growth

Home Care and Personal Care Products: The Promising End-Use Industries for Surfactants

Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants Lead the Global Surfactants Market

While Synthetic Surfactants Dominate, Bio-based Surfactants Come into the Spotlight

Positive Global Economy Buoys General Market Optimism


Bio-based Surfactants Gain Traction, Pose Threat to Synthetic Surfactants in Long Run

Methyl Ester Sulphonate Dominate Bio-surfactants Market

Personal Care Industry – A Promising Application Market for Bio-surfactants

Commercial Laundry Detergents


Food Processing

Cosmetics and Personal Care


Oil & Gas

Cancer Treatment Emerges as a Potential Market for Bio-surfactants

Oleochemical-Derived Alcohols Continue to Gain Traction

Bio-surfactants Continue to Gain Acceptance in Different Segments

Manufacturers Embracing Green, Eco-Friendly Surfactants

Detergent Manufacturers Join Green Ingredients Fray

Botanicals Top the Charts in Shaving Preparation Ingredients

Huge Opportunity on Cards to Replace Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs)

Non-Ionic Surfactants Market: Mild Attribute Spurs Demand

Global Alcohol Ethoxylates Market – An Overview

Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylates Lead the Alcohol Ethoxylates Market

Cleaning and Metal Working – The Major End-Use Markets

Amphoteric Surfactants – Growth Driven by Personal Care and Home Care Sectors

Expanding Range of Consumer and Industrial Applications for Silicone Surfactants

Technological Innovations to Pave the Way for Future Market Growth

Clariant Develops New Sugar-based Surfactants for Personal Care Products

Sustainable Gemini Surfactants Present Panacea for Hard Water Applications

Ester-based Surfactants Present Superior De-Foaming Solutions

Stable Surfactants Find Adoption in Oil Recovery Applications

New Class of Triazine Betaine Surfactants

Yeast-based Bio-surfactants for Food Industry

Sophisticated Microemulsion Solutions for Librating Subsurface Oils

Extended-Surfactants to Offer Alternative Biofuel

Surfactant Formulations to Increase Oil Recovery Efficiency in High Salinity Reservoir Conditions

New Surfactants to Exhibit High Viscosity under High Temperature Settings

Use of Surfactants Blends for Producing Soft Materials

Innovative Admicelles to Shorten Precipitation Phase

New Approach to Produce and Purify Rhamnolipids

Next-Gen Sugar-based Surfactants to Revolutionize Cosmetic, Personal Care Products

Rising Demand for Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Fuels Growth in Surfactants Market

Consumer Preference for Mild Products Triggers Demand for Amphoteric Surfactants

Vibrant Personal Care and Cosmetics Market Spurs Consumption of Dimeric Surfactants

Specialty and Organic Surfactants Gain Popularity as Personal Care Ingredients

Robust Demand for Paints and Coatings: A Strong Growth Driver

Surfactants Aid in Development of High Performance Coatings

Stable Detergent Consumption in Household and Industrial Sectors Bodes Well for the Surfactant Market

Surfactants – Shaping Industrial & Institutional Cleaners Market

Textile Surfactants Market: Steady Growth Opportunities

Surfactants in Textile Industry

Adoption of Liposome-based Technology in Dyeing Processes on the Rise

Agricultural Surfactants: Focus on Food Security Drives Demand

Specialty Surfactants Market: Niche Applications Fuel Growth

Polymeric Surfactants Market: Demand Rises from Oil & Gas Industry

Oilfield Surfactants Market – Oil Industry Dynamics Influence Demand

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Chemicals to Witness Growth

Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery – A Potential Threat

Stringent Global Regulations Pose Challenge to Chemical Additives Producers


Chemistry of Surface-Active Agents

Overview of Raw Materials Used for Manufacturing Surfactants

Linear Alkyl Benzene sulfonate (LAB): The Key Input Material for Anionic Surfactant

Other Materials

Surfactant Manufacturing Process


Anionic Surfactants

Non-ionic Surfactants

Cationic Surfactants

Amphoteric Surfactants

Other Surface Active Agents

Polymeric Surfactants

Silicon Surfactants

Perfluorinated Surfactants

End Use Segments

Soaps and Detergents


Paints & Coatings

Paper, Paperboard & Pulp


Food Processing

Textile Industry

Other Applications


Select M&A Activity in the Surfactants Market: 2010-2017

5.1 Focus on Select Players

Akzo Nobel N.V. (The Netherlands)

Albright & Wilson (Australia) Limited (Australia)

Ashland, Inc. (USA)

BASF SE (Germany)

Clariant (Switzerland)

Croda International Plc. (UK)

DKS Co. Ltd. (Japan)

DowDuPont Inc. (USA)

Evonik Industries AG (Germany)

Galaxy Surfactants Limited (India)

Huntsman Corporation (USA)

India Glycols Ltd. (India)

Kao Corporation (Japan)

Lion Specialty Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Oxiteno S.A. (Brazil)

NOF Corporation (Japan)

P&G Chemicals (USA)

Pilot Chemical Company (USA)

Protameen Chemicals, Inc. (USA)

Solvay S.A. (Belgium)

Shell Chemicals LP (USA)

Sanyo Chemical Industries (Japan)

Sasol Limited (South Africa)

Stepan Company (USA)

Tianjin Tianzhi Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. (China)

Toho Chemical Industry (Japan)

5.2 Product Innovations/Introductions

Beraca and Clariant Launch Capillus Pro 22 Conditioning Surfactant

Clariant Introduces GlucoPure Sunflower-based Surfactant

Cedar Concepts Introduces New Line of Cyclo Surfactant Formulations

AkzoNobel Launches Berol DR-B1 Surfactant for Outdoor Cleaning Products

OSIC Introduces New Non-Burst Flexible Foam Surfactant

Clariant Launches New Surfactants for Indian Homecare Market

Ashland Unveils SurfaThix N Polymer Surfactant-Functional Technology

Solvay Unveils APE-free Surfactants and Emulsifiers

Kemin Introduces LYSOFORTE Liquid Bio-Surfactant

Cytec Launches DocuSolv Pharmaceutical Grade Surfactants

5.3 Recent Industry Activity

Stepan Acquires Surfactant Production Facility in Mexico

BASF to Expand Alkyl Polyglucosides Capacity in the US and China

AkzoNobel to Divest Specialty Chemicals Business

ADNOC Inks Project Development Agreement with Cespa for LAB Facility

KUALA LUMPUR Kepong Takes Over Elementis Specialities Netherlands

Innospec to Double Production Capacity of Iselux Sulfate-Free Surfactant

Croda Commissions Facility to Manufacture 100% Renewable Surfactants

Croda Takes Over Enza Biotech

Evonik Expands Cosmetic Ingredients Range

Clariant to Acquire Galaxy Surfactants

AkzoNobel Concludes Expansion of Surface Chemistry Facility in China

Huntsman Divests European Surfactants Business to Innospec

AkzoNobel Establishes Two New Specialty Chemicals Plants in China

Croda Commences New Surfactant Project in France


Volume Analytics

Value Analytics


7.1 The United States

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Surfactants Market – An Overview

Growing Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals Market: Positive Outlook for Surfactants

Green Products Spurring Market Growth

Moderate Prospects for Surfactants in Depressed Paper & Pulp Industry

Surfactants Witness Healthy Growth in the Cosmetics Market

Buoyant Skin Care Market to Drive Demand for Surfactant Ingredients

Alcohol Surfactants Find Increasing Use in Consumer Products

Trade Statistics

B. Market Analytics

7.2 Canada

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Trade Statistics

B. Market Analytics

7.3 Japan

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Environment Safety Gains Prominence in Industrial & Institutional Cleaners Market

Improving Skin Care Product Demand to Bolster Consumption of Surface Active Agents

B. Market Analytics

7.4 Europe

A. Market Analysis

Market Overview

Focus on Developing Biosurfactants for Use in Natural Cosmetics

Demand for Personal Care and Beauty Products to Spur Consumption of Surfactants

Industrial and Institutional Cleaning – An Opportunity for Surfactants Market

Trade Statistics

B. Market Analytics

7.4.1 France

Market Analysis

7.4.2 Germany

Market Analysis

7.4.3 Italy

Market Analysis

7.4.4 The United Kingdom

Market Analysis

7.4.5 Spain

Market Analysis

7.4.6 Russia

Market Analysis

7.4.7 Rest of Europe

Market Analysis

7.5 Asia-Pacific

A. Market Analysis

Surfactants Market – An Overview

Current and Future Analysis

B. Market Analytics

7.5.1 China

A. Market Analysis

Market Overview

Surfactants Demand Bolstered by Natural’ Wave

B. Market Analytics

7.5.2 India

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Market Overview

Booming Personal Care Market to Bolster Growth of Surfactants Segment

Impending Demand for New LAB Plants in India

B. Market Analytics

7.5.3 Rest of Asia-Pacific

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

South East Asia to Emerge as a Global Hub for Oleochemicals for Surfactant Production

B. Market Analytics

7.6 Latin America

A. Market Analysis

Surfactants Market Thrives on Fast Growth in End-Use Industries

Focus on Natural, Eco-friendly Surfactants

B. Market Analytics

7.6.1 Brazil

Market Analysis

7.6.2 Rest of Latin America

Market Analysis

7.7 Rest of World

A. Market Analysis

Current and Future Analysis

Dire Need for Local Production of Cosmetic-Class Anionic Surfactants in Kenya

B. Market Analytics


Total Companies Profiled: 82 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries – 99)

  • The United States (35)
  • Japan (12)
  • Europe (35)
    • France (5)
    • Germany (7)
    • The United Kingdom (5)
    • Italy (2)
    • Spain (2)
    • Rest of Europe (14)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (13)
  • Latin America (3)
  • Africa (1)

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