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

    $5,200.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $145.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $166.00

      1. Table | SURFACTANTS DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $264.00

        1. Table | DEMOGRAPHIC INDICATORS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Spending Activity

        $213.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES & DISPOSABLE INCOME

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $263.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Environmental, Health, &Regulatory Trends

        $162.00

        1. 3.6.1 Environmental Concerns

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        2. 3.6.2 Health Concerns

          $82.00

    4. 4 MARKET OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | SURFACTANT MARKET, 2003-2013

        2. CHART III-1 SURFACTANT MARKET, 2003-2013

      3. 4.3 Surfactant Demand by Market

        $143.00

        1. Table | SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART III-2 SURFACTANT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      4. 4.4 International Activity & Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | SURFACTANT IMPORTS & EXPORTS

      5. 4.5 Feedstocks

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      6. 4.6 Pricing Issues

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        1. Table | SELECTED SURFACTANT PRICES

    5. 5 CLEANING PRODUCTS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

      2. 5.2 Household Cleaning Products

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        1. 5.2.1 Household Cleaning Products Overview

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          1. Table | SELECTED HOUSEHOLD DETERGENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.2.2 Surfactant Demand

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          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD CLEANING MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

          2. CHART IV-1 HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS, 2013

      3. 5.3 Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products

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        1. 5.3.1 Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products Overview

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

        2. 5.3.2 Surfactant Demand

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

          2. CHART IV-2 INDUSTRIAL & INSTITUTIONAL CLEANING PRODUCT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS, 2013

    6. 6 PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS

      2. 6.2 Personal Care Industry Overview

        $190.00

        1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND

      3. 6.3 Personal Soaps

        $213.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL SOAP MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

        2. 6.3.1 Bar Soaps

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        3. 6.3.2 Liquid Soaps & Body Washes

          $82.00

      4. 6.4 Cosmetics & Toiletries

        $284.00

        1. Table | COSMETICS & TOILETRY MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

        2. 6.4.1 Hair Care Products

          $82.00

        3. 6.4.2 Skin Care Products

          $82.00

        4. 6.4.3 Other Cosmetic & Toiletry Products

          $82.00

    7. 7 INDUSTRIAL MARKETS

      $2,869.00

      1. 7.1 General

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        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS

        2. CHART VI-1 INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS, 2013

      2. 7.2 Cement & Asphalt

        $215.00

        1. 7.2.1 Cement & Asphalt Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | CEMENT & ASPHALT INDICATORS

        2. 7.2.2 Surfactant Demand

          $133.00

          1. Table | CEMENT & ASPHALT MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

      3. 7.3 Lubricant & Fuel Additives

        $344.00

        1. 7.3.1 Lubricant & Fuel Industry Overview

          $106.00

          1. Table | LUBRICANT & FUEL INDICATORS

        2. 7.3.2 Surfactant Demand

          $214.00

          1. Table | LUBRICANT & FUEL ADDITIVE MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

      4. 7.4 Food & Beverage Processing

        $483.00

        1. 7.4.1 Food & Beverage Processing Industry Overview

          $225.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.4.2 Surfactant Demand

          $232.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

      5. 7.5 Oil & Gas

        $511.00

        1. 7.5.1 Oil & Gas Industry Overview

          $216.00

          1. Table | OIL & GAS INDUSTRY INDICATORS

        2. 7.5.2 Surfactant Demand

          $274.00

          1. Table | OIL & GAS MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

      6. 7.6 Agricultural Chemicals

        $318.00

        1. 7.6.1 Agricultural Industry Overview

          $181.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS

        2. 7.6.2 Surfactant Demand

          $107.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

      7. 7.7 Paint & Coatings

        $170.00

        1. 7.7.1 Paint & Coatings Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | PAINT & COATINGS SHIPMENTS

        2. 7.7.2 Surfactant Demand

          $92.00

          1. Table | PAINT & COATINGS MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

      8. 7.8 Plastics

        $283.00

        1. 7.8.1 Plastics Industry Overview

          $127.00

          1. Table | PLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 7.8.2 Surfactant Demand

          $136.00

          1. Table | PLASTICS MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

      9. 7.9 Textiles & Leather

        $231.00

        1. 7.9.1 Textile Industry Overview

          $105.00

          1. Table | TEXTILE INDUSTRY INDICATORS

        2. 7.9.2 Surfactant Demand

          $106.00

          1. Table | TEXTILE & LEATHER MARKET FOR SURFACTANTS

      10. 7.10 Other Markets

        $210.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR SURFACTANTS

        2. 7.10.1 Pulp & Paper

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        3. 7.10.2 Municipal Water Treatment

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        4. 7.10.3 All Other Markets

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    8. 8 PRODUCTS

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      1. 8.1 General

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        1. Table | SURFACTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART VII-1 SURFACTANT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013

      2. 8.2 Anionic Surfactants

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        1. Table | ANIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND

        2. 8.2.1 Alcohol Ether Sulfates

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          1. Table | ALCOHOL ETHER SULFATE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        3. 8.2.2 Lignosulfonates

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          1. Table | LIGNOSULFONATE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        4. 8.2.3 Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate

          $87.00

          1. Table | LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        5. 8.2.4 Alcohol Sulfates

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          1. Table | ALCOHOL SULFATE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        6. 8.2.5 Natural Soaps

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          1. Table | NATURAL SOAP SURFACTANT DEMAND

        7. 8.2.6 Other Anionic Surfactants

          $106.00

          1. Table | OTHER ANIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND

      3. 8.3 Nonionic Surfactants

        $810.00

        1. Table | NONIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND

        2. 8.3.1 Fatty Amine Oxides

          $103.00

          1. Table | FATTY AMINE OXIDE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        3. 8.3.2 Alcohol Ethoxylates

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          1. Table | ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        4. 8.3.3 Alkylphenol Ethoxylates

          $108.00

          1. Table | ALKYLPHENOL ETHOXYLATE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        5. 8.3.4 Sugar-Derived Surfactants

          $165.00

          1. Table | SUGAR-DERIVED SURFACTANT DEMAND

        6. 8.3.5 Fatty Alkanolamides

          $92.00

          1. Table | FATTY ALKANOLAMIDE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        7. 8.3.6 Block Copolymers

          $82.00

          1. Table | BLOCK COPOLYMER SURFACTANT DEMAND

        8. 8.3.7 Other Nonionic Surfactants

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER NONIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND

      4. 8.4 Cationic Surfactants

        $234.00

        1. Table | CATIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND

        2. 8.4.1 Quaternary Ammonium Compounds

          $109.00

          1. Table | QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUND SURFACTANT DEMAND

        3. 8.4.2 Other Cationics

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER CATIONIC SURFACTANT DEMAND

      5. 8.5 Other Surfactants

        $357.00

        1. Table | OTHER SURFACTANT DEMAND

        2. 8.5.1 Amphoteric Surfactants

          $112.00

          1. Table | AMPHOTERIC SURFACTANT DEMAND

        3. 8.5.2 Silicone

          $96.00

          1. Table | SILICONE SURFACTANT DEMAND

        4. 8.5.3 Fluorosurfactants

          $95.00

          1. Table | FLUOROSURFACTANT DEMAND

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,233.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $124.00

        1. Table | US SURFACTANT SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $171.00

        1. CHART VIII-1 US SURFACTANT MARKET SHARE, 2013

      3. 9.3 Competitive Strategies

        $223.00

        1. 9.3.1 Low-Cost Leadership

          $82.00

        2. 9.3.2 Vertical Integration

          $82.00

        3. 9.3.3 Product Differentiation

          $82.00

        4. 9.3.4 Globalization

          $82.00

      4. 9.4 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 9.5 Manufacturing

        $95.00

      6. 9.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $119.00

      7. 9.7 Research & Development

        $82.00

      8. 9.8 Company Profiles

        $4,726.00

        1. 9.8.1 Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated

          $186.00

        2. 9.8.2 Akzo Nobel NV

          $139.00

        3. 9.8.3 Albemarle Corporation

          $82.00

        4. 9.8.4 Ashland Incorporated

          $94.00

        5. 9.8.5 BASF SE

          $146.00

        6. 9.8.6 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $194.00

        7. 9.8.7 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

          $82.00

        8. 9.8.8 Clariant International Limited

          $155.00

        9. 9.8.9 Colgate-Palmolive Company

          $82.00

        10. 9.8.10 Compañí a Española de Petróleos SAU

          $82.00

        11. 9.8.11 Croda International plc

          $242.00

        12. 9.8.12 Cytec Industries Incorporated

          $112.00

        13. 9.8.13 DeFOREST Enterprises Incorporated

          $198.00

        14. 9.8.14 Dow Chemical Company

          $226.00

        15. 9.8.15 Dow Corning Corporation

          $82.00

        16. 9.8.16 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $92.00

        17. 9.8.17 Elementis plc

          $132.00

        18. 9.8.18 Evonik Industries AG

          $216.00

        19. 9.8.19 Harcros Chemicals Incorporated

          $102.00

        20. 9.8.20 Huntsman Corporation

          $282.00

        21. 9.8.21 Jarchem Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        22. 9.8.22 LANXESS AG

          $82.00

        23. 9.8.23 Lonza Group Limited

          $136.00

        24. 9.8.24 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

          $126.00

        25. 9.8.25 Occidental Petroleum Corporation

          $82.00

        26. 9.8.26 Pilot Chemical Company

          $286.00

        27. 9.8.27 Procter & Gamble Company

          $103.00

        28. 9.8.28 Royal Dutch Shell plc

          $82.00

        29. 9.8.29 Sea-Land Chemical Company

          $82.00

        30. 9.8.30 SI Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        31. 9.8.31 Solvay SA

          $394.00

        32. 9.8.32 Stepan Company

          $254.00

        33. 9.8.33 Unilever Group

          $82.00

        34. 9.8.34 Vantage Specialty Chemicals Incorporated

          $94.00

      9. 9.9 Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

        $82.00

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