Specialty Surfactants

As Quoted In ISSA

Advances for specialty surfactants in all markets will be supported by a continued trend toward safer, more environmentally friendly products. Multi-functionality and compatibility with other chemicals are also important features, as many producers seek to decrease chemical and additive content in products such as personal care products, cleaning chemicals, and food and beverages.

However, specialty surfactants will continue to face significant competition from commodity surfactants, which are much less expensive and tend to be preferred in some high-volume markets such as cement and asphalt production and oil and gas production.

Consumer preferences offer opportunities

Consumer preferences for “natural” and/or “gentle” products favor specialty surfactants for personal care products. Specialty surfactants offer performance advantages over those commodity products that tend to be harsher on the skin and hair. Bio-derived surfactants and high-end products such as specially formulated silicone hair treatment products or improved hand soap formulations will drive demand in these markets.

In cleaning products, industrial/institutional and house- hold users are favoring chemicals that are safe and gentle on the skin while also being extremely effective. In household cleaning products, the rise in popularity of dishwashing and laundry detergent pods is promoting demand for specialty surfactants that are effective at the lower volumes in these small, pre-measured doses, and can be utilized in high-efficiency appliances which use smaller volumes of water at lower temperatures.

Environmental standards drive growth for specialty surfactants

Manufacturers seeking to meet environmental standards are switching to more expensive surfactants in the industrial market. Many of these products have more than one function, which reduces the total amount of chemicals needed. Moreover, effectiveness in specialty surfactants is generally higher than commodity products, so specialty surfactants may be utilized in lower dosages. However, many high-volume industrial markets are sufficiently price-sensitive that inexpensive commodities will continue to provide significant competition to specialty surfactants.

Study coverage

Specialty Surfactants presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) in personal care products (personal soaps, cosmetics/toiletries) and cleaning products (house- hold, industrial/institutional). Demand is also provided for industrial markets (cement/asphalt, oil/gas, lubricants/fuel additives, food/beverage processing, plastics, agricultural chemicals, paint/coatings, textiles/leather, other) and for product types (anionic, nonionic, cationic, other). Addition- ally, the study considers key market environment factors, assesses the industry structure, and evaluates company market share.

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  1. Specialty Surfactants

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $233.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $268.00

      1. Table | SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,773.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

        $343.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $405.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Spending Activity

        $223.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $488.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Environmental, Health, & Regulatory Trends

        $243.00

        1. 3.6.1 Environmental Concerns

          $95.00

        2. 3.6.2 Health Concerns

          $82.00

    4. 4 MARKET OVERVIEW

      $917.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $130.00

      2. 4.2 Historical Market Trends

        $174.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY SURFACTANT MARKET, 2005-2015

        2. CHART III-1 SPECIALTY SURFACTANT MARKET, 2005-2015

      3. 4.3 Specialty Surfactant Demand by Market

        $233.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART III-2 SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

      4. 4.4 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $182.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY SURFACTANT FOREIGN TRADE

      5. 4.5 Feedstocks

        $82.00

      6. 4.6 Pricing Issues

        $124.00

        1. Table | SELECTED SPECIALTY SURFACTANT PRICES

    5. 5 INDUSTRIAL MARKETS

      $3,914.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $131.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

        2. CHART IV-1 INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS, 2015

      2. 5.2 Lubricant & Fuel Additives

        $513.00

        1. 5.2.1 Lubricant & Fuel Industry Overview

          $154.00

          1. Table | LUBRICANT & FUEL INDICATORS

        2. 5.2.2 Specialty Surfactant Demand

          $329.00

          1. Table | LUBRICANT & FUEL ADDITIVE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

      3. 5.3 Food & Beverage Processing

        $754.00

        1. 5.3.1 Food & Beverage Processing Industry Overview

          $355.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.3.2 Specialty Surfactant Demand

          $358.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

      4. 5.4 Agricultural Chemicals

        $461.00

        1. 5.4.1 Agricultural Industry Overview

          $243.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS

        2. 5.4.2 Specialty Surfactant Demand

          $170.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

      5. 5.5 Oil & Gas

        $558.00

        1. 5.5.1 Oil & Gas Industry Overview

          $128.00

          1. Table | OIL & GAS INDUSTRY INDICATORS

        2. 5.5.2 Specialty Surfactant Demand

          $394.00

          1. Table | OIL & GAS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

      6. 5.6 Plastics

        $424.00

        1. 5.6.1 Plastics Industry Overview

          $204.00

          1. Table | PLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 5.6.2 Specialty Surfactant Demand

          $194.00

          1. Table | PLASTICS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

      7. 5.7 Textiles & Leather

        $329.00

        1. 5.7.1 Textile Industry Overview

          $150.00

          1. Table | TEXTILE INDUSTRY INDICATORS

        2. 5.7.2 Specialty Surfactant Demand

          $152.00

          1. Table | TEXTILE & LEATHER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

      8. 5.8 Cement & Asphalt

        $272.00

        1. 5.8.1 Cement & Asphalt Industry Overview

          $90.00

          1. Table | CEMENT & ASPHALT INDICATORS

        2. 5.8.2 Specialty Surfactant Demand

          $151.00

          1. Table | CEMENT & ASPHALT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

      9. 5.9 Paint & Coatings

        $220.00

        1. 5.9.1 Paint & Coatings Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAINT & COATINGS SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.9.2 Specialty Surfactant Demand

          $117.00

          1. Table | PAINT & COATINGS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

      10. 5.10 Other Markets

        $251.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

        2. 5.10.1 Pulp & Paper

          $85.00

        3. 5.10.2 All Other Markets

          $87.00

    6. 6 CLEANING PRODUCTS

      $1,335.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $108.00

        1. Table | CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

      2. 6.2 Household Cleaning Products

        $790.00

        1. 6.2.1 Household Cleaning Products Overview

          $210.00

          1. Table | SELECTED HOUSEHOLD DETERGENT DEMAND

        2. 6.2.2 Specialty Surfactant Demand

          $544.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD CLEANING MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

          2. CHART V-1 HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS, 2015

      3. 6.3 Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products

        $436.00

        1. 6.3.1 Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products Overview

          $143.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 6.3.2 Specialty Surfactant Demand

          $259.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

          2. CHART V-2 INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS, 2015

    7. 7 PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

      $1,262.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $161.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

      2. 7.2 Personal Care Industry Overview

        $279.00

        1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 7.3 Hair Care Products

        $189.00

        1. Table | HAIR CARE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

      4. 7.4 Personal Soaps & Body Washes

        $311.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL SOAP & BODY WASH MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

        2. 7.4.1 Bar Soaps

          $85.00

        3. 7.4.2 Liquid Soaps & Body Washes

          $109.00

      5. 7.5 Other Personal Care Products

        $320.00

        1. Table | OTHER PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKET FOR SPECIALTY SURFACTANTS

        2. 7.5.1 Skin Care Products

          $82.00

        3. 7.5.2 Other Personal Care Products

          $82.00

    8. 8 PRODUCTS

      $2,552.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $136.00

        1. Table | SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART VII-1 SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015

      2. 8.2 Nonionic Specialty Surfactants

        $874.00

        1. Table | NONIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

        2. 8.2.1 Fatty Amine Oxides

          $157.00

          1. Table | FATTY AMINE OXIDE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        3. 8.2.2 Fatty Alkanolamides

          $135.00

          1. Table | FATTY ALKANOLAMIDE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        4. 8.2.3 Sugar-Derived Specialty Surfactants

          $254.00

          1. Table | SUGAR-DERIVED SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

        5. 8.2.4 Block Copolymers

          $117.00

          1. Table | BLOCK COPOLYMER SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

        6. 8.2.5 Other Nonionic Specialty Surfactants

          $104.00

          1. Table | OTHER NONIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

      3. 8.3 Anionic Specialty Surfactants

        $642.00

        1. Table | ANIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

        2. 8.3.1 Alpha Olefin Sulfonates

          $128.00

          1. Table | ALPHA OLEFIN SULFONATE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        3. 8.3.2 Sulfosuccinates

          $115.00

          1. Table | SULFOSUCCINATE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        4. 8.3.3 Sarcosinates

          $115.00

          1. Table | SARCOSINATE SPECIATY SURFACTANT DEMAND

        5. 8.3.4 Isethionates

          $100.00

          1. Table | ISETHIONATE SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

        6. 8.3.5 Other Anionic Specialty Surfactants

          $117.00

          1. Table | OTHER ANIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

      4. 8.4 Cationic Specialty Surfactants

        $354.00

        1. Table | CATIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

        2. 8.4.1 Quaternary Ammonium Compounds

          $162.00

          1. Table | QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUND SURFACTANT DEMAND

        3. 8.4.2 Other Specialty Cationics

          $101.00

          1. Table | OTHER CATIONIC SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

      5. 8.5 Other Specialty Surfactants

        $545.00

        1. Table | OTHER SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

        2. 8.5.1 Amphoteric Surfactants

          $170.00

          1. Table | AMPHOTERIC SURFACTANT DEMAND

        3. 8.5.2 Silicone

          $146.00

          1. Table | SILICONE SPECIALTY SURFACTANT DEMAND

        4. 8.5.3 Fluorosurfactants

          $146.00

          1. Table | FLUOROSURFACTANT DEMAND

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $1,481.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $183.00

        1. Table | US SPECIALTY SURFACTANT SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $268.00

        1. CHART VIII-1 US SPECIALTY SURFACTANT MARKET SHARE, 2015

      3. 9.3 Industry Restructuring

        $142.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Competitive Strategies

        $322.00

        1. 9.4.1 Low-Cost Leadership

          $82.00

        2. 9.4.2 Vertical Integration

          $82.00

        3. 9.4.3 Product Differentiation

          $82.00

        4. 9.4.4 Globalization

          $82.00

      5. 9.5 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

      6. 9.6 Manufacturing

        $146.00

      7. 9.7 Marketing & Distribution

        $173.00

      8. 9.8 Research & Development

        $113.00

      9. 9.9 Participating Companies

        $82.00

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