Asia-Pacific Surfactants Market | Share | Size | Analysis (2017-2022)
Asia-Pacific Market for Surfactants Segmented By Material Type, Origin, Application and Geography (2017-2022)


DEC 2017

Asia-Pacific Market for Surfactants Segmented By Material Type, Origin, Application and Geography (2017-2022)

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The market by revenue was $12.79 billion in 2015. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period, to reach $17.2 billion by 2020. With 39% share of global consumption, Asia Pacific has the largest regional market.

Surfactants have a wide range of applications because of its properties like high adsorption rate, elasticity and viscosity. They are used to stabilize rapidly forming bubbles during processes like emulsification and flocculation in various chemical and textile industries.

Based on nature of the product, surfactants can be classified as Synthetic or Bio based. Synthetic surfactants are made of petroleum products and are used in detergents, cleaners, as auxiliaries for textiles, in paintings and coatings.  Bio based surfactants are also finding increase in its range of applications as they are renewable and biodegradable.

Bio based surfactants are majorly derived from Oleo chemicals. Malaysia, Indonesia, China and to some extend India are some of the major producers in this segment. In the Asia Pacific region, detergent sector occupies the major surfactant end product segment. Liquid detergents are yet to emerge as a major segment in this region. Powder detergents are one of the majorly used product in China and South East Asia. However, a large section of consumers in India still consumes soap bars.

Some of the major players in the industry are BASF AG, Dow Chemicals, Unilever, Henkel AG and Co. Merch KGaA and Clariant AG.


1) Market Definition along with identification of key drivers and restraints for the market.

2) Market analysis for the Global Chemicals in Petroleum Refinery, chemicals and Polymer synthesis market with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.

3) Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market on a global and regional scale.

4) Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their strategic initiatives and market shares.

5) Identification and analysis of the Macro and Micro factors that affect the Global Chemicals in Petroleum Refinery, chemicals and Polymer synthesis market on both global and regional scale.

6) A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.


1.1 Description

1.2 Research Methodology

  2. Executive Summary  


3.1 Overview

3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

3.3 Porter's Five Forces

3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

3.3.5 Degree of Competition


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Drivers

4.3 Constraints

4.4 Opportunities


5.1 Market Segmented by Type (Market Size, Forecast and CAGR)

5.1.1 Anionic Surfactants Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Ethoxylates Sulfosuccinates Sulfonates Carboxylic acids and salts Alcohol Ether Sulfates Other Anionic Surfactants

5.1.2 Cationic Surfactants Fatty Amine Oxides Amines Quaternary Ammonium Compounds Other Cationic Surfactants

5.1.3 Non-Ionic Surfactants Alcohol Ethoxylates Fatty Alkanolamides Glycerol Derivatives Amine Oxides Other Non-Ionic Surfactants

5.1.4 Amphoteric Surfactants

5.1.5 Others

5.2 Market Segmented by Origin (Market Size, Forecast and CAGR)

5.2.1 Synthetic Surfactants

5.2.2 Bio-Based Surfactants Chemically Synthesized Bio-Based Surfactants Sucrose Esters Alkyl Polyglycosides Fatty Acid Glucamides Sorbitan Esters Other Bio-Based Surfactants Biosurfactants Glycolipids Fatty Acids, Phospholipids, Neutral Lipids Lipopeptides Polymeric Biosurfactants Other Biosurfactants

5.3 Market Segmented by Application (Market Size, Forecast and CAGR)

5.3.1 Soap and Detergents

5.3.2 Personal Care

5.3.3 Lubricants and Fuel Additives

5.3.4 Industry & Institutional Cleaning 

5.3.5 Food Processing

5.3.6 Oilfield Chemicals 

5.3.7 Agricultural Chemicals

5.3.8 Textile Industry 

5.3.9 Others

5.4 Market - Segmented By Country (Market Size, Forecast and CAGR)

5.4.1 China

5.4.2 India

5.4.3 Japan

5.4.4 South Korea

5.4.5 Others

  6. Competitive Landscape

6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions

6.2 Joint Ventures Collaborations and Agreements

6.3 Market Share Analysis

6.4 Strategies Adopted By Leading Players

  7. Company Profiles


7.1.1 Overview

7.1.2 Major Products and Services

7.1.3 Financials

7.1.4 Recent Developments

7.2 Dow Chemicals

7.2.1 Overview

7.2.2 Major Products and Services

7.2.3 Financials

7.2.4 Recent Developments

7.3 Unilever Group

7.3.1 Overview

7.3.2 Major Products and Services

7.3.3 Financials

7.3.4 Recent Developments

7.4 Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa 

7.4.1 Overview

7.4.2 Major Products and Services

7.4.3 Financials

7.4.4 Recent Developments

7.5 Clariant AG 

7.5.1 Overview

7.5.2 Major Products and Services

7.5.3 Financials

7.5.4 Recent Developments

7.6 Dow Corning

7.6.1 Overview

7.6.2 Major Products and Services

7.6.3 Financials

7.6.4 Recent Developments

7.7 Bayer AG

7.7.1 Overview

7.7.2 Major Products and Services

7.7.3 Financials

7.7.4 Recent Developments

7.8 Procter & Gamble

7.8.1 Overview

7.8.2 Major Products and Services

7.8.3 Financials

7.8.4 Recent Developments

7.9 Stepan Company

7.9.1 Overview

7.9.2 Major Products and Services

7.9.3 Financials

7.9.4 Recent Developments

7.10 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

7.10.1 Overview

7.10.2 Major Products and Services

7.10.3 Financials

7.10.4 Recent Developments

7.11 Huntsman Corporation

7.11.1 Overview

7.11.2 Major Products and Services

7.11.3 Financials

7.11.4 Recent Developments

7.12 KAO Corporation 

7.12.1 Overview

7.12.2 Major Products and Services

7.12.3 Financials

7.12.4 Recent Developments

7.13 Akzo Nobel

7.13.1 Overview

7.13.2 Major Products and Services

7.13.3 Financials

7.13.4 Recent Developments

7.14 Petroferm Incorporated

7.14.1 Overview

7.14.2 Major Products and Services

7.14.3 Financials

7.14.4 Recent Developments

7.15 Ashland Incorporated

7.15.1 Overview

7.15.2 Major Products and Services

7.15.3 Financials

7.15.4 Recent Developments

7.16 Sasol

7.16.1 Overview

7.16.2 Major Products and Services

7.16.3 Financials

7.16.4 Recent Developments

7.17 3M Company

7.17.1 Overview

7.17.2 Major Products and Services

7.17.3 Financials

7.17.4 Recent Developments

7.18 International Specialty Holdings

7.18.1 Overview

7.18.2 Major Products and Services

7.18.3 Financials

7.18.4 Recent Developments

7.19 Evonik Industries AG 

7.19.1 Overview

7.19.2 Major Products and Services

7.19.3 Financials

7.19.4 Recent Developments

7.20 McIntyre Group

7.20.1 Overview

7.20.2 Major Products and Services

7.20.3 Financials

7.20.4 Recent Developments

7.21 Pilot Chemical

7.21.1 Overview

7.21.2 Major Products and Services

7.21.3 Financials

7.21.4 Recent Developments

  8. Disclaimer

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