Surfactants Market by Product Types, Substrates, Geography & Applications - Global Industry Trends and Forecasts to 2017

Apr 26, 2013, 04:51 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Surfactants Market By Product Types [Anionic, Non-Ionic, Cationic, Amphoteric], Substrates [Synthetic/Petrochemical, Bio-Based/ Natural/Green], Geography & Applications - Global Industry Trends And Forecasts To 2017" report to their offering.

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Surfactant is a term derived from contraction of the terms Surface Active Agents'. These are a group of amphiphilic organic compounds which help to lower the surface tension of a liquid or interfacial tension between two liquids. These usually act as a detergents or wetting agents or emulsifiers or foaming agents. The wetting and penetration effect, emulsification, dispersion, foaming, detergency, conditioning, and substantivity are some of the important properties of surfactants due to which these are widely used across different industries. The report describes about global surfactant market based on the geography, product types, substrate type, and application of surfactants. The report covers qualitative aspect of surfactants and detailed volume (thousand tons) and value ($million) forecasts (2010-2017) of surfactants.

The drivers, restraints, and opportunities are identified for the surfactants market based on synthetic and bio-based surfactants categories. The synthetic surfactants have drivers such as easy availability, low price, and broadened application areas, whereas drivers for bio-based surfactants are their ecological benefits, wide range of substrates available, increasing awareness towards eco-friendly products. Synthetic surfactant is a matured market and the restraints for this market are volatile petroleum prices and environmental concerns. On the contrary, bio-based surfactant market is in its initial stages of growth, and the restraints identified in the market are technical constraints, their prices when compared to synthetic surfactants, and unskilled workforces. The opportunity for synthetic surfactants is its use in the treatment of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, whereas the opportunities for bio-based surfactants are cited in the utilization of industrial and agricultural wastes, and usage of biosurfactants in unconventional markets.

The overall surfactants market is fragmented and no clear global market leader has emerged. However, few major players include AkzoNobel N.V. (The Netherlands), BASF SE (Germany), Henkel (Germany), P&G Chemicals (U.S.), Stepan Company (U.S.), and The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.).

Various primary and secondary data sources such as industry expert interviews, data from research institutes and industrial majors, encyclopedia, directories, and databases are used to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of global surfactant market.

Key Topics Covered:
1 Introduction
2 Executive Summary
3 Market Overview
4 Global Surfactant Market, By Product Type
5 Global Surfactant Market, By Application
6 Global Surfactant Market, By Substrate Type
7 Global Surfactant Market, By Geography
8 Competitive Landscape
9 Company Profiles

Companies Mentioned
- Agae Technologies Llc
- Akzonobel N.V.
- Ard (Agro-Industrie Recherches Et Développements)
- Basf Se
- Clariant Ag
- Dupont Ei De Nemours & Co.
- Ecover Belgium N.V.
- Evonik Industries Ag
- Galaxy Surfactants Ltd
- Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa
- Hts Bio
- Huntsman Corporation (Huntsman International Llc)
- Kao Corporation
- Lion Corporation
- Oxiteno S.A. Industria E Comercio
- Rhodia S.A.
- Saraya Co. Ltd
- Stepan Company
- The Dow Chemical Company
- P&G Chemicals

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