European Surfactants Market | Size | Trends | Forecast (2017-2022)
European Market for Surfactants Segmented By Material Type, Origin, Application and Geography (2017-2022)


DEC 2017

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

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European Market for Surfactants 

The market was valued at USD 7.69 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD XX billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2020. Surfactants are the compounds, which aid in lowering the interfacial or surface tensions between a liquid and a solid or between two liquids. They are generally organic compounds, which are amphiphilic i.e. they contain both their hydrophilic group and hydrophobic group. As a result they contain both water soluble and water insoluble component.

Surfactants owing to their surface reducing properties, biocide nature, adsorption properties (aids in stabilizing the rapidly formed bubbles during emulsification, coating or foaming processes), are becoming an integral part of various commercial and industrial sectors. Additionally, because of their viscosity and elasticity, they are increasingly becoming popular in numerous applications. In the Europe Surfactants market report, we have taken the following major end-user applications into consideration: Soap and Detergents, Personal Care, Lubricants and Fuel Additives, Industry and Institutional Cleaning, Food Processing, Oilfield Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Textile Industry, Elastomers and Plastics, and Paints and Coatings.

This market is driven by a number of factors, such as increasing usage of bio-surfactants and abundant supply of eco-friendly olechemicals. However, the market faces certain drawbacks, such as volatile oil prices and harmful impacts of synthetic surfactants on the environment. These factors may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market.

The Europe Surfactants market, on the basis of material type can be broadly segmented into anionic surfactants, cationic surfactants, non-ionic surfactants, amphoteric surfactants, silicone surfactants, and fluoro-surfactants. These are again segmented according to the sub-segmentations of the materials. The Europe Surfactants market, on the basis of origin type can be broadly segmented into synthetic surfactants and bio-based surfactants. The market has also been geographically segmented into Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe. In terms of market revenue in 2015, Germany led the market with a share of XX.XX%.

Furthermore, the growing adoption of bio-surfactants in new and unconventional markets will offer numerous opportunities in the growth of the Europe Surfactants Market. Some of the major companies dominating this market for its products, services, and continuous product developments are Huntsman Corp. Dow Chemicals, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Clariant AG, Akzo Nobel, and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.

Key Deliverables in the Study

  • Market analysis for the Europe Surfactants Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales
  • Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints
  • Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale
  • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares
  • Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Europe Surfactants market on both global and regional scales
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information
  • A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market
  • Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped

1. Introduction

                1.1 Description

                1.2 Research Methodology

2. Executive Summary

3. Europe Surfactants Market

                3.1 Overview

                3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

                3.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Model

4. Market Dynamics

                4.1 Drivers

                                4.1.1 Increased Usage of Bio-Surfactants

                                4.1.2 Wide Area of Applications

                                4.1.3 Abundant Supply of Eco-friendly Olechemicals

                4.2 Restraints

                                4.2.1 Volatile Oil Prices

                                4.2.2 Maturing Markets for Powdered Laundry Detergents

                                4.2.3 Environmental Concerns Related to Synthetic Surfactants

                4.3 Opportunities

                                4.3.1 Growing Demand for Bio-Surfactants in New Markets

                                4.3.2 Usage as Lung Surfactant in Neonatal Respiratory Distress (NRD) Syndrome

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis

                5.1 By Material Type

                                5.1.1 Anionic Surfactants

                                       Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate

                                       Alpha Olefin Sulfonates




                                       Carboxylic acids and salts

                                       Alcohol Ether Sulfates

                                       Other Anionic Surfactants

                                5.1.2 Cationic Surfactants

                                       Fatty Amine Oxides


                                       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 Silicones

                                5.1.6 Fluorosurfactants

                5.2 By Origin

                                5.2.1 Synthetic Surfactants

                                5.2.2 Bio-based Surfactants

                                       Chemically Synthesized Bio-based Surfactants


                5.3 By Applications

                                5.3.1 Soap and Detergents

                                5.3.2 Personal Care

                                5.3.3 Lubricants and Fuel Additives

                                5.3.4 Industry and 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 Eleatomers and Plastics

                                5.3.10 Paints and Coatings

6. Global Market Analaysis

                6.1 Germany

                6.2 United Kingdom

                6.3 France

                6.4 Italy

                6.5 Spain

                6.6 Rest of Europe

7. Competitive Landscape

                7.1 Mergers and Acquisition

                7.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

                7.3 Market Share Analysis

                7.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles

                8.1 BASF AG

                8.2 3M Co.

                8.3 Akzo Nobel N.V

                8.4 Ashland Inc.

                8.5 Cepsa Quimica

                8.6 Clariant AG

                8.7 DOW Chemicals

                8.8 Dow Corning

                8.9 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

                8.10 Evonik Industries AG

                8.11 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

                8.12 Huntsman Corp.

                8.13 KAO Corporation

                8.14 P&G Chemicals

                8.15 Pilot Chemical Corp.

                8.16 Sasol Olefins & Surfactantns

                8.17 Shell Chemicals Europe

                8.18 Stepan Co.

9. Disclaimer

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