Surfactants

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Growth will be supported by rising construction expenditures and oil and gas production, rebounds in consumer spending on personal care products, and a shift toward higher value specialty surfactants.

US demand to rise 3.2% annually through 2018

Demand for surfactants in the US is expected to rise 3.2 percent per year to 10.9 billion pounds in 2018, valued at $14.4 billion. Growth will be supported by rising construction expenditures and oil and gas production, as well as by rebounds in consumer spending on personal care products. A shift toward higher value specialty surfactants for performance reasons will also promote growth in dollar terms.

Specialty surfactants to gain market share

Specialty surfactants will account for a greater share of spending on surfactants in industrial applications, as users favor their improved efficiency, multifunctionality, and greater safety and sustainability. Amphoterics, silicone, fluorosurfactants, quaternary ammonium compounds, and fatty amine oxides are among the surfactants that will show healthy growth going forward.

Industrial markets to post most significant gains

Industrial markets are expected to post the most significant gains in surfactant demand in both volume and value terms through 2018. Demand for surfactants used as cement and asphalt additives, particularly lignosulfonates and other anionics, will benefit from a rebound in nonresidential building construction. Favorable growth opportunities for specialty surfactants in paint and coatings and plastics will benefit from a combination of expanding residential construction and increased manufacturing activity. Despite a decline in oil prices in late 2014 and early 2015, demand for surfactants used in oil and natural gas production is expected to rise at an above average pace, though growth will moderate from the double digit annual gains of the 2008-2013 period.

Cleaning product market to show moderate growth

Demand for surfactants in the established cleaning products segment is expected to show moderate growth in volume terms, as production of cleaning products is projected to rise at a modest pace. In the household cleaning segment, an increasing share of products are concentrated versions and contain higher levels of surfactants, including specialty surfactants that are more efficient and gentler on the skin. Demand for surfactants in cleaning products will also be supported by greater emphasis on sustainability and multifunctionality. This trend will favor specialty products such as sugar-derived surfactants at the expense of commodity products such as linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS). In the personal care product market, surfactants that are gentle on skin and hair and are also environmentally sustainable will see the best growth prospects in dollar terms.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the 9.3 billion pound US surfactants industry. It presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and forecasts (2018 and 2023) by market (e.g., cleaning products, personal care products, industrial) and product (e.g., anionic, nonionic, cationic, amphoteric, silicone, fluorosurfactant). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 34 industry participants, including Stepan, Procter & Gamble, and Dow Chemical.

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  1. Surfactants

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  2. INTRODUCTION: SURFACTANTS TO 2018

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: SURFACTANTS TO 2018

    $155.00

  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6. SURFACTANT DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 2008 - 2023

    $60.00

  7. SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2008 - 2023

    $60.00

  8. MARKET ENVIRONMENT: SURFACTANTS TO 2018

    $765.00

  9. General

    $35.00

  10. Macroeconomic Overview (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  11. Macroeconomic Overview (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  12. Macroeconomic Overview (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  13. Macroeconomic Overview (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  14. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2009 dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  15. Demographic Trends (1 of 3)

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  16. Demographic Trends (2 of 3)

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  17. Demographic Trends (3 of 3)

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  18. DEMOGRAPHIC INDICATORS (million persons) 2003 - 2023

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  19. Consumer Spending Activity (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  20. Consumer Spending Activity (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  21. PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES & DISPOSABLE INCOME (billion dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  22. Manufacturing Outlook (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  23. Manufacturing Outlook (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  24. Manufacturing Outlook (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  25. MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  26. Surfactants - Environmental, Health, & Regulatory Trends (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  27. Surfactants - Environmental, Health, & Regulatory Trends (2 of 2)

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  28. MARKET OVERVIEW: SURFACTANTS TO 2018

    $510.00

  29. General

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  30. Surfactants - Historical Market Trends

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  31. SURFACTANT MARKET, 2003 - 2013

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  32. Surfactant Demand by Market

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  33. SURFACTANT VOLUME DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  34. SURFACTANT VALUE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  35. Surfactants - International Activity & Foreign Trade

    $35.00

  36. SURFACTANT IMPORTS & EXPORTS (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  37. Surfactants - Feedstocks

    $35.00

  38. Surfactants - Pricing Issues

    $35.00

  39. SELECTED SURFACTANT PRICES (dollars per pound) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  40. CLEANING PRODUCTS: SURFACTANTS TO 2018

    $815.00

  41. Overview

    $35.00

  42. CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

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  43. Household Cleaning Products - Overview (1 of 2)

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  44. Household Cleaning Products - Overview (2 of 2)

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  45. SELECTED HOUSEHOLD DETERGENT SHIPMENTS (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  46. Household Cleaning Products - Surfactant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  47. Household Cleaning Products - Surfactant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  48. HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCT VOLUME DEMAND FOR SURFACTANTS (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  49. HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCT VALUE DEMAND FOR SURFACTANTS (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  50. HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS, 2013: VOLUME VERSUS VALUE (percent)

    $35.00

  51. Laundry Detergents - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  52. Dishwashing Detergents - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  53. Other Household Cleaning Products - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  54. Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products - Overview

    $35.00

  55. INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  56. Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products - Surfactant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  57. Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products - Surfactant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  58. INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  59. INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS, 2013: VOLUME VERSUS VALUE (percent)

    $35.00

  60. PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS: SURFACTANTS TO 2018

    $710.00

  61. Overview

    $35.00

  62. PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  63. Personal Care Industry Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  64. Personal Care Industry Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  65. COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  66. Personal Soaps - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  67. PERSONAL SOAP MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  68. Bar Soaps - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  69. Liquid Soaps & Body Washes - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  70. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Surfactant Demand (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  71. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Surfactant Demand (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  72. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Surfactant Demand (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  73. Cosmetics & Toiletries - Surfactant Demand (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  74. COSMETICS & TOILETRY MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS BY TYPE (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  75. COSMETICS & TOILETRY MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS BY MARKET (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  76. COSMETICS & TOILETRY MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS BY PRODUCT FORM (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  77. INDUSTRIAL MARKETS: SURFACTANTS TO 2018

    $2,545.00

  78. Overview

    $35.00

  79. INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  80. INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS, 2013: VOLUME VERSUS VALUE (percent)

    $35.00

  81. Cement & Asphalt - Industry Overview

    $35.00

  82. CEMENT & ASPHALT INDICATORS (billion pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  83. Cement & Asphalt - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  84. CEMENT & ASPHALT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  85. Lubricant & Fuel Additives - Industry Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  86. Lubricant & Fuel Additives - Industry Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  87. LUBRICANT & FUEL INDICATORS (million gallons) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  88. Lubricant & Fuel Additives - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  89. LUBRICANT & FUEL ADDITIVE MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  90. Lubricants - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  91. Fuel Additives - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  92. Food & Beverage Processing - Industry Overview (1 of 3)

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  93. Food & Beverage Processing - Industry Overview (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  94. Food & Beverage Processing - Industry Overview (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  95. FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  96. Food & Beverage Processing - Surfactant Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  97. Food & Beverage Processing - Surfactant Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  98. Food & Beverage Processing - Surfactant Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  99. FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS BY TYPE (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  100. FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS BY MARKET (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  101. Oil & Gas - Industry Overview (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  102. Oil & Gas - Industry Overview (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  103. Oil & Gas - Industry Overview (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  104. OIL & GAS INDUSTRY INDICATORS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  105. Oil & Gas - Surfactant Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  106. Oil & Gas - Surfactant Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  107. Oil & Gas - Surfactant Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  108. OIL & GAS MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS BY TYPE (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  109. OIL & GAS MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS BY MARKET (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  110. Agricultural Industry Overview (1 of 2)

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  111. Agricultural Industry Overview (2 of 2)

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  112. AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  113. Agricultural Chemicals - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  114. AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  115. Paint & Coatings - Industry Overview

    $35.00

  116. PAINT & COATINGS SHIPMENTS (million gallons) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  117. Paint & Coatings - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  118. PAINT & COATINGS MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  119. Plastics - Industry Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  120. Plastics - Industry Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  121. PLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  122. Plastics - Surfactant Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  123. Plastics - Surfactant Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  124. PLASTICS MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS BY TYPE (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  125. PLASTICS MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS BY MARKET (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  126. Textiles & Leather - Textile Industry Overview

    $35.00

  127. TEXTILE INDUSTRY INDICATORS 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  128. Textiles & Leather - Surfactant Demand

    $35.00

  129. TEXTILE & LEATHER MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  130. Other Markets for Surfactants (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  131. Other Markets for Surfactants (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  132. Other Markets for Surfactants (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  133. OTHER MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS BY TYPE (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  134. OTHER MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS BY MARKET (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  135. PRODUCTS: SURFACTANTS TO 2018

    $2,220.00

  136. Overview

    $35.00

  137. SURFACTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  138. SURFACTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013: VOLUME VERSUS VALUE (percent)

    $35.00

  139. Anionic Surfactants - Overview

    $35.00

  140. ANIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  141. Anionic Surfactants - Alcohol Ether Sulfates

    $35.00

  142. ALCOHOL ETHER SULFATE SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  143. Anionic Surfactants - Lignosulfonates

    $35.00

  144. LIGNOSULFONATE SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  145. Anionic Surfactants - Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate

    $35.00

  146. LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATE SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  147. Anionic Surfactants - Alcohol Sulfates

    $35.00

  148. ALCOHOL SULFATE SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  149. Anionic Surfactants - Natural Soaps

    $35.00

  150. NATURAL SOAP SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  151. Other Anionic Surfactants

    $35.00

  152. OTHER ANIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  153. Nonionic Surfactants - Overview

    $35.00

  154. NONIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  155. Nonionic Surfactants - Fatty Amine Oxides

    $35.00

  156. FATTY AMINE OXIDE SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  157. Nonionic Surfactants - Alcohol Ethoxylates

    $35.00

  158. ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATE SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  159. Nonionic Surfactants - Alkylphenol Ethoxylates

    $35.00

  160. ALKYLPHENOL ETHOXYLATE SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  161. Nonionic Surfactants - Sugar-Derived (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  162. Nonionic Surfactants - Sugar-Derived (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  163. SUGAR-DERIVED SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  164. Nonionic Surfactants - Fatty Alkanolamides

    $35.00

  165. FATTY ALKANOLAMIDE SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  166. Nonionic Surfactants - Block Copolymers

    $35.00

  167. BLOCK COPOLYMER SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  168. Other Nonionic Surfactants

    $35.00

  169. OTHER NONIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  170. Cationic Surfactants - Overview

    $35.00

  171. CATIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  172. Cationic Surfactants - Quaternary Ammonium Compounds

    $35.00

  173. QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUND SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  174. Other Cationics

    $35.00

  175. OTHER CATIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  176. OTHER SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  177. Amphoteric Surfactants

    $35.00

  178. AMPHOTERIC SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  179. Silicone Surfactants

    $35.00

  180. SILICONE SURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  181. Fluorosurfactants

    $35.00

  182. FLUOROSURFACTANT DEMAND (million pounds) 2003 - 2023

    $60.00

  183. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE: SURFACTANTS TO 2018

    $565.00

  184. General

    $35.00

  185. US SURFACTANT SALES BY COMPANY, 2013 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  186. Market Share (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  187. Market Share (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  188. US SURFACTANT MARKET SHARE BY LEADING COMPANIES, 2013 (percent)

    $60.00

  189. Competitive Strategies (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  190. Competitive Strategies (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  191. Competitive Strategies (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  192. Cooperative Agreements

    $35.00

  193. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

    $60.00

  194. Manufacturing

    $35.00

  195. Marketing & Distribution (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  196. Marketing & Distribution (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  197. Research & Development

    $35.00

  198. COMPANY PROFILES: SURFACTANTS TO 2018

    $1,645.00

  199. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  200. Air Products and Chemicals

    $35.00

  201. Akzo Nobel

    $35.00

  202. Albemarle Corporation

    $35.00

  203. Ashland Incorporated

    $35.00

  204. BASF SE

    $35.00

  205. Berkshire Hathaway (Lubrizol) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  206. Berkshire Hathaway (Lubrizol) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  207. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

    $35.00

  208. Clariant International

    $35.00

  209. Colgate-Palmolive Company

    $35.00

  210. Compañía Española de Petróleos (CEPSA)

    $35.00

  211. Croda International (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  212. Croda International (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  213. Cytec Industries

    $35.00

  214. DeFOREST Enterprises (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  215. DeFOREST Enterprises (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  216. Dow Chemical Company (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  217. Dow Chemical Company (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  218. Dow Corning

    $35.00

  219. DuPont (EI) de Nemours

    $35.00

  220. Elementis plc

    $35.00

  221. Evonik Industries (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  222. Evonik Industries (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  223. Harcros Chemicals

    $35.00

  224. Huntsman Corporation (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  225. Huntsman Corporation (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  226. Jarchem Industries

    $35.00

  227. LANXESS AG

    $35.00

  228. Lonza Group

    $35.00

  229. Momentive Performance Materials Holdings

    $35.00

  230. Occidental Petroleum

    $35.00

  231. Pilot Chemical Company (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  232. Pilot Chemical Company (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  233. Procter & Gamble Company

    $35.00

  234. Royal Dutch Shell

    $35.00

  235. Sea-Land Chemical Company

    $35.00

  236. SI Group

    $35.00

  237. Solvay SA (Novecare) (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  238. Solvay SA (Novecare) (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  239. Solvay SA (Novecare) (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  240. Solvay SA (Novecare) (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  241. Stepan Company (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  242. Stepan Company (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  243. Unilever Group

    $35.00

  244. Vantage Specialty Chemicals (Lambent)

    $35.00

  245. Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

    $35.00

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