Specialty Surfactants: United States

This report forecasts US specialty surfactant demand in pounds and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand in pounds and dollars is segmented by product in terms of: nonionics, anionics, cationics, and other products. Total demand in pounds and dollars is also segmented by market as follows: industrial, cleaning products, and personal care products.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in both pounds and dollars is provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. Finally, total shipments are provided in dollars for 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends; key economic indicators; international activity and foreign trade; and environmental, health, and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve US demand, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 29-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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