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Surfactants Market Size & Revenue Analysis By Top Leading Companies "BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Stepan Company, Evonik Industries AG, Kao Corporation, Proctor & Gamble Company, Lion Specialty Chemicals Co, & Others"

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The global surfactants market accounted for $43,655 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $66,408 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 5.4% from 2018 to 2025. Surfactants are organic compounds that help lower the surface tension between two liquids. They usually act as wetting agents, in the form of soaps and detergents for cleansing oil and dirt from a surface. They comprise of both water-soluble as well as water-insoluble components.

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Surfactants, also known as surface-active agents, are organic chemicals with a hydrophilic and a hydrophobic end that when added to a liquid, change its properties at the surface or interface. They can be classified either based on the nature of their charge on individual polar functional groups or based on their molecular weights.

By type, the global surfactants market is classified into cationic surfactant, anionic surfactant, nonionic surfactant, amphoteric surfactant, and others. Anionic surfactants are majorly derived from carboxylation, sulfation, and condensation of fatty acids and phosphoric acid derivatives. Cationic surfactants are obtained by the reaction of tertiary amines with classical alkylating agents, whereas alkylation processes of betaines and true amphoteric surfactants produce amphoteric surfactants. In 2017, anionic surfactant and nonionic surfactant segments occupied up to two-thirds share of the surfactants market, in terms of volume.

By application, the surfactants market is segmented into household detergent, personal care, industrial & institutional cleaner, food processing, oilfield chemicals, agricultural chemical, textile, plastic, paint & coating, adhesive, and others. The household detergent and personal care segments, together held more than two-thirds share in the surfactants market in 2017. High demand for personal care products, owing to increase in personal incomes, change in lifestyles along with rise in demand for household detergents drive the market growth.

North America and Europe collectively accounted for half of the market, in 2017, however, Asia-Pacific alone captured more than one-third share of the surfactants market. The prices of surfactants are comparatively high in Europe due to regulations of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH); however, the cost in the U.S. is anticipated to remain moderate, due to low mineral oil prices for both anionic and cationic surfactants.

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Asia-Pacific and North America collectively contributed more than two-thirds to the market revenue in 2017. In the same year, Asia-Pacific dominated the market, in terms of revenue, owing to increased demand for surfactants in personal care and household detergent applications.

The report provides an extensive competitive analysis and profiles of the key market players, such as BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Stepan Company, Evonik Industries AG, Kao Corporation, The Proctor & Gamble Company, Clariant, Lion Specialty Chemicals Co, Ltd., Solvay S.A., and Huntsman Corporation. The other players in the value chain (not included in the report) include Galaxy Surfactants, Aarti Industries Ltd., Wacker Chemie AG, and Jiangsu Maysta Chemicals Co. Ltd.

Table Of Content

Chapter: 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1. Report description
1.2. Key benefits for stakeholders
1.3. Key market segments
1.3.1. List of key players profiled in the report
1.4. Research methodology
1.4.1. Secondary research
1.4.2. Primary research
1.4.3. Analyst tools and models

Chapter: 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1. The global surfactants market w
2.2. Key findings of the study
2.2.1. CXO perspective

Chapter: 3: MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1. Market definition and scope
3.2. Key findings
3.2.1. Top investment pockets
3.2.2. Top winning strategies
3.3. Top player positioning, 2017
3.4. Porter's five forces analysis
3.4.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
3.4.2. Bargaining power of buyers
3.4.3. Thereat of new entrants
3.4.4. Threat of substitutes
3.4.5. Intensity of competitive rivalry
3.5. Market dynamics
3.5.1. Drivers
3.5.1.1. Low prices & easy availability of surfactants
3.5.1.2. Wide range of application
3.5.1.3. Extensive use of surfactants in household detergents
3.5.2. Restraints
3.5.2.1. Volatility in raw material prices
3.5.2.2. Environmental issues
3.5.3. Opportunities
3.5.3.1. Usage of surfactants in neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
3.5.3.2. Fastest growing market of personal care products

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