Anionic Surfactants: United States

This report forecasts US anionic surfactant demand in pounds to 2018. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of alcohol ether sulfates, lignosulfonates, linear alkylbenzene sulfonate, alcohol sulfates, natural soaps, and other anionic surfactants.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided at five-year intervals for 2003, 2008, and 2013; the various segments are reported for 2008 and 2013. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends, key economic indicators, and trends in the household cleaning product, cement and asphalt, and oil and gas industries. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading companies competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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