Global Surfactants Market

Global Surfactants Market Size, Share, Growth Analysis, By Type(Anionic Surfactants, Non-ionic Surfactants), By Application(Home Care, Personal Care), By Origin(Synthetic Surfactants, Bio-based Surfactants) - Industry Forecast 2023-2030


Report ID: SQMIG15A2077 | Region: Global | Published Date: February, 2024
Pages: 157 | Tables: 95 | Figures: 76

Global Surfactants Market Insights

Global Surfactants Market size was valued at USD 39.99 billion in 2021 and is poised to grow from USD 41.84 billion in 2022 to USD 59.95 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% in the forecast period (2023-2030).

Surfactants are chemicals that are employed in several cleaning solutions due to their ability to lower water surface tension, essentially making the molecules slipperier, making them less likely to stick together and more likely to interact with oil and grease. The surfactants market is projected to grow considerably due to factors such as cheap pricing, the simple availability of surfactants, and a wide range of applications. In addition, the increasing usage of surfactants in household detergents is projected to drive the surfactants market ahead over the forecast period.

During the forecast period, the demand factors are likely to be hindered by raw material price volatility and environmental concerns regarding surfactants. On the other hand, the ongoing developments in the personal care sector and the use of surfactants in neonatal respiratory distress syndrome are likely to generate a niche demand for future market growth

US Surfactants Market is poised to grow at a sustainable CAGR for the next forecast year.

Market snapshot - 2023-2030

Global Market Size

USD 39.99 billion

Largest Segment

Personal Care

Fastest Growth

Personal Care

Growth Rate

4.6% CAGR

Global Surfactants Market ($ Bn)
Country Share for North America Region (%)
Country Share for Asia Pacific Region (%)
Global Surfactants Market By Application ($ Bn)
Global Surfactants Market By Application (%)

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Global Surfactants Market Segmental Analysis

The global surfactants market is segmented based on type, application, origin, and region. Based on type, the market is segmented into anionic surfactants, non-ionic surfactants, cationic surfactants, and amphoteric surfactants. based on application it is categorized into home care, personal care, industrial & institutional cleaning, oilfield chemicals, food & beverage, agrochemicals, textiles, elastomers & plastics. Based on origin it is segmented into synthetic surfactants, bio-based surfactants. Based on the region it is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and MEA.

Surfactants Market Analysis by Application

In 2022, the home care application led the surfactants market. Surfactants are found in a variety of goods, including dishwashing detergents, laundry detergents, laundry, and dishwashing soaps, carpet cleaners, and floor cleaners. They are also used in household cleaning solutions to remove oil, grime, and other undesirable particles from textiles, dishes, and other surfaces.

Global Surfactants Market By Application, 2021 (%)

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Global Surfactants Market Regional Insights

  • APAC is expected to lead the sector in terms of volume. Because of the usage of bio-based surfactants and the requirement to import raw ingredients from countries such as Malaysia and Thailand, surfactant costs in North America are higher than in APAC. As a result, as compared to APAC, North America has a higher surfactants market share in terms of volume.
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Global Surfactants Market Dynamics

Surfactants Market Driver

Growing Demand for Numerous applications and Rise in Consumption to Boost the Market Growth

  • The increased demand for the product from numerous applications such as home care, textiles, and food & beverage will drive the worldwide market forward. Home care application is one of the primary reasons driving the market, owing to increased consumer hygiene concerns. The product provides great infection prevention and prevents illness transmission. Rising demand for sanitizers, detergents, cleaning products, shampoo, and hand soap will drive market expansion. Furthermore, several chemical substances are utilized in industrial cleaning to remove various sorts of dirt and by-products discharged throughout the production process.
  • Food and beverage consumption has increased as the world's population has grown. As a result, because the product is utilized as an additive, the producers have boosted their output to meet the rising demand.

Surfactants Market Restraint

Fluctuating costs of raw material and effects of surfactants on environment to impede the market growth

  • Raw material costs are fluctuating as a result of environmental concerns and crude oil prices. The negative consequences of surfactants on the environment, such as degradability and toxicity, have an impact on raw material pricing. 
  • Several regional administrations have mandatory environmental and resource protection regulations and limiting the use of raw materials. Material costs and technological limits in commercial petroleum production during the projection period, items are likely to stymie market expansion.

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Global Surfactants Market Competitive Landscape

AkzoNobel N.V., Clariant AG, BASF SE, Kao Corporation, and others are key companies in the business. Companies highlighted are active in capacity expansion, new product development, acquisition, and joint venture, acquiring a worldwide competitive advantage

Surfactants Market Top Player's Company Profiles

  • BASF SE
  • Dow Chemicals
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • AkzoNobel N.V.
  • Clariant International AG
  • Kao Corporation
  • Stepan Company
  • Croda International plc
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Solvay SA
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Ashland Global Holdings Inc.
  • Sasol Limited
  • Lion Corporation
  • Rhodia
  • Galaxy Surfactants Ltd.
  • Pilot Chemical Corp.
  • Lonza Group Ltd.
  • Innospec Inc.
  • Vinamax Organics Pvt. Ltd.

Surfactants Market Recent Developments

  • In May 2022, PuraSurfTM, Dispersa's first biosurfactant product line for the cleaning and personal care markets, has been launched and is being scaled up. Active client partnerships are underway with major Canadian cleaning product companies.
  • In May 2022, Stepan, a surfactant manufacturer, launched its Partners for Sustainable Supply (PaSS) program for sustainable procurement.

Global Surfactants Key Market Trends

  • Demand for Eco-friendly Alternatives: As consumers become more ecologically sensitive, they seek green or bio-based surfactants. This is anticipated to benefit market demand. Because they are effective and adaptable, bio-based surfactants are used in personal care, cleaning goods, food, and drinks.
  • Versatility: Surfactant usage is no longer restricted to a particular industry, but the trend of using the product across sectors is driving market expansion. They are utilized in household products, textiles, and food and beverages. Aside from that, increased consumer awareness of cleanliness is a trend that is bolstering the market growth.

Global Surfactants Market SkyQuest Analysis

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According to the global surfactants market report analysis, the increased demand for the product from numerous applications such as home care, textiles, and food & beverage will drive the worldwide market forward. Home care application is one of the primary reasons driving the market, owing to increased consumer hygiene concerns. The product provides great infection prevention and prevents illness transmission. Rising demand for sanitizers, detergents, cleaning products, shampoo, and hand soap will drive market expansion.

Report Metric Details
Market size value in 2021 USD 39.99 billion
Market size value in 2030 USD 59.95 billion
Growth Rate 4.6%
Base year 2021
Forecast period 2023-2030
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments covered
  • Type
    • Anionic Surfactants, Non-ionic Surfactants, Cationic Surfactants, Amphoteric Surfactants
  • Application
    • Home Care, Personal Care, Industrial & Institutional Cleaning, Oilfield Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Agrochemicals, Textiles, Elastomers & Plastics
  • Origin
    • Synthetic Surfactants, Bio-based Surfactants
Regions covered North America (US, Canada), Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, Rest of Latin America), Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC Countries, Rest of MEA)
Companies covered
  • BASF SE
  • Dow Chemicals
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • AkzoNobel N.V.
  • Clariant International AG
  • Kao Corporation
  • Stepan Company
  • Croda International plc
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Solvay SA
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Ashland Global Holdings Inc.
  • Sasol Limited
  • Lion Corporation
  • Rhodia
  • Galaxy Surfactants Ltd.
  • Pilot Chemical Corp.
  • Lonza Group Ltd.
  • Innospec Inc.
  • Vinamax Organics Pvt. Ltd.
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Table Of Content

Executive Summary

Market overview

  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market Overview
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Data Table on Market Overview
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Global Surfactants Market Characteristics
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market by Geography
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market Segmentation
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Incremental Growth
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Data Table on Incremental Growth
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Vendor Market Positioning

Parent Market Analysis

Market overview

Market size

  • Market Dynamics
    • Exhibit: Impact analysis of DROC, 2021
      • Drivers
      • Opportunities
      • Restraints
      • Challenges
  • SWOT Analysis

KEY MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Technology Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of technology and details)
  • Pricing Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of technology and pricing details)
  • Supply Chain Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Detailed Supply Chain Presentation)
  • Value Chain Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Detailed Value Chain Presentation)
  • Ecosystem Of the Market
    • Exhibit: Parent Market Ecosystem Market Analysis
    • Exhibit: Market Characteristics of Parent Market
  • IP Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of product/technology, patents filed, inventor/company name, acquiring firm)
  • Trade Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Import and Export data details)
  • Startup Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Emerging startups details)
  • Raw Material Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Mapping of key raw materials)
  • Innovation Matrix
    • (Exhibit: Positioning Matrix: Mapping of new and existing technologies)
  • Pipeline product Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of companies and pipeline products, regional mapping)
  • Macroeconomic Indicators

COVID IMPACT

  • Introduction
  • Impact On Economy—scenario Assessment
    • Exhibit: Data on GDP - Year-over-year growth 2016-2022 (%)
  • Revised Market Size
    • Exhibit: Data Table on Global Surfactants Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Impact Of COVID On Key Segments
    • Exhibit: Data Table on Segment Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • COVID Strategies By Company
    • Exhibit: Analysis on key strategies adopted by companies

MARKET DYNAMICS & OUTLOOK

  • Market Dynamics
    • Exhibit: Impact analysis of DROC, 2021
      • Drivers
      • Opportunities
      • Restraints
      • Challenges
  • Regulatory Landscape
    • Exhibit: Data Table on regulation from different region
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porters Analysis
    • Competitive rivalry
      • Exhibit: Competitive rivalry Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Threat of substitute products
      • Exhibit: Threat of Substitute Products Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Exhibit: buyers bargaining power Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Exhibit: Threat of new entrants Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Exhibit: Threat of suppliers bargaining power Impact of key factors, 2021
  • Skyquest special insights on future disruptions
    • Political Impact
    • Economic impact
    • Social Impact
    • Technical Impact
    • Environmental Impact
    • Legal Impact

Market Size by Region

  • Chart on Market share by geography 2021-2027 (%)
  • Data Table on Market share by geography 2021-2027(%)
  • North America
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • USA
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Canada
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Europe
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • Germany
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Spain
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • France
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • UK
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of Europe
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Asia Pacific
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • China
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • India
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Japan
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • South Korea
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Latin America
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • Brazil
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of South America
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • GCC Countries
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • South Africa
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of MEA
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)

KEY COMPANY PROFILES

  • Competitive Landscape
    • Total number of companies covered
      • Exhibit: companies covered in the report, 2021
    • Top companies market positioning
      • Exhibit: company positioning matrix, 2021
    • Top companies market Share
      • Exhibit: Pie chart analysis on company market share, 2021(%)

Methodology

For the Global Surfactants Market, our research methodology involved a mixture of primary and secondary data sources. Key steps involved in the research process are listed below:

1. Information Procurement: This stage involved the procurement of Market data or related information via primary and secondary sources. The various secondary sources used included various company websites, annual reports, trade databases, and paid databases such as Hoover's, Bloomberg Business, Factiva, and Avention. Our team did 45 primary interactions Globally which included several stakeholders such as manufacturers, customers, key opinion leaders, etc. Overall, information procurement was one of the most extensive stages in our research process.

2. Information Analysis: This step involved triangulation of data through bottom-up and top-down approaches to estimate and validate the total size and future estimate of the Global Surfactants Market.

3. Report Formulation: The final step entailed the placement of data points in appropriate Market spaces in an attempt to deduce viable conclusions.

4. Validation & Publishing: Validation is the most important step in the process. Validation & re-validation via an intricately designed process helped us finalize data points to be used for final calculations. The final Market estimates and forecasts were then aligned and sent to our panel of industry experts for validation of data. Once the validation was done the report was sent to our Quality Assurance team to ensure adherence to style guides, consistency & design.

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Global Surfactants Market size was valued at USD 39.99 billion in 2021 and is poised to grow from USD 41.84 billion in 2022 to USD 59.95 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% in the forecast period (2023-2030).

AkzoNobel N.V., Clariant AG, BASF SE, Kao Corporation, and others are key companies in the business. Companies highlighted are active in capacity expansion, new product development, acquisition, and joint venture, acquiring a worldwide competitive advantage 'BASF SE', 'Dow Chemicals', 'Huntsman Corporation', 'AkzoNobel N.V.', 'Clariant International AG', 'Kao Corporation', 'Stepan Company', 'Croda International plc', 'Evonik Industries AG', 'Solvay SA', 'Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.', 'Ashland Global Holdings Inc.', 'Sasol Limited', 'Lion Corporation', 'Rhodia', 'Galaxy Surfactants Ltd.', 'Pilot Chemical Corp.', 'Lonza Group Ltd.', 'Innospec Inc.', 'Vinamax Organics Pvt. Ltd.'

The increased demand for the product from numerous applications such as home care, textiles, and food & beverage will drive the worldwide market forward. Home care application is one of the primary reasons driving the market, owing to increased consumer hygiene concerns. The product provides great infection prevention and prevents illness transmission. Rising demand for sanitizers, detergents, cleaning products, shampoo, and hand soap will drive market expansion. Furthermore, several chemical substances are utilized in industrial cleaning to remove various sorts of dirt and by-products discharged throughout the production process.

Demand for Eco-friendly Alternatives: As consumers become more ecologically sensitive, they seek green or bio-based surfactants. This is anticipated to benefit market demand. Because they are effective and adaptable, bio-based surfactants are used in personal care, cleaning goods, food, and drinks.

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