Cosmetic & Toiletry Chemicals


US cosmetic and toiletry chemical demand will grow 5.4 percent annually through 2010. An aging and increasingly ethnically diverse population along with consumer desires to offset the effects of aging and preferences for ""natural"" products will drive demand. Active and plant-derived ingredients will benefit the most from these factors.

This study analyzes the $5.9 billion US cosmetic and toiletry chemical industry. It presents historical demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by product (e.g., aroma chemicals and blends, oleochemicals, fats and oils, botanical extracts, polymers, silicas, pigments, biocides, mineral oil, alcohols), by function (e.g., cleansing agents and foamers, active ingredients, emollients and moisturizers, fragrances and flavors), and by market.

The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 major industry players including Dow Chemical, Procter & Gamble, Givaudan, Imperial Chemical Industries, and BASF, Clariant, Cognis, International Flavors & Fragrances, and International Specialty Products.


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