Stringent government regulations for environmental concerns, the toxic nature of conventional surfactants, and boom in end-use industries are key factors contributing to high CAGR of market during the forecast period.

According to the current analysis of Reports and Data, the global Natural Surfactants Market was valued at USD 14.3 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 20.9 Billion by the year 2026, at a CAGR of 4.9 %. They are mixed with oils, waters, and other liquids to lower the surface tension, a prerequisite for wetting, spreading, foaming, and emulsification. Through a chemical process known as adsorption, surfactants change the properties of a substance. The term adsorption means the gathering of gas or liquid in a condensed layer on the surface. This condensed layer creates a film which is why the surface tension is lowered.

Natural Surfactants Market Growth:

The global natural surfactants market is expected to grow due to increasing demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable products. The growing awareness about the negative impact of synthetic surfactants on the environment is expected to drive the demand for natural surfactants. The increasing demand for natural personal care and cleaning products is also expected to drive market growth. Additionally, the growing popularity of plant-based surfactants, which are derived from renewable sources, is expected to provide new growth opportunities for the market.

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Top Leading Players:  BASF (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (US), Croda International (UK), Huntsman Corporation (US), Air Products and Chemicals (US), and Clariant (Switzerland).

Further Key Finding from the Report Suggestion:

  • New products like vanillin-nonionic surfactant, tannic acid–fatty acid nonionic surfactants, furan methane sulfonates, etc. being developed and used in the market pose greater opportunities in further R&D and thus augment the market growth
  • The anionic product segment is expected to reach USD 6.60 Billion by the year 2026
  • Cationic surfactants are the opposite of anionic surfactants. They have a positively charged water-loving head. This positive charge enables cationic material to deliver nourishing benefits to skin, hair, and body, but used alone, do not have high foaming capabilities. These are often used where foaming isn’t necessary, such as in hair conditioners.
  • Oilfield chemicals end-use is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5 % during the forecast period
  • Cleaning processes require direct application of surfactants or solvents, which most often generate further environmental problems due to the accumulation of these toxic substances. The majority of available materials are synthesized from petroleum derivatives. However, environmental laws have motivated the development of natural base materials as an alternative to existing products.
  • It can reduce surface and interfacial tension. Capabilities like phase separation and viscosity reduction make it a popular chemical choice
  • For the production, various substrates, including dairy whey, oil wastes, molasses, starchy waste, animal fat can be used.
  • Algae, insects, lignocellulosic biomass, etc. are other biomass sources that are under development for exploitation for natural surfactants
  • Antimicrobial and insecticidal properties possessed by the material allow them to be widely used in agricultural chemicals application. Their use also facilitates even distribution of fertilizer in the soil and help obtain higher wettability
  • Purification is achieved by employing methods like methods ion exchange, adsorption-desorption, solvent extractions, acid precipitation, and centrifugation

Download Summary:

The global Natural Surfactants market is segmented into:

Product Type Outlook (Revenue in Billion USD; Volume in Kilotons; 2016–2026)

  • Anionic
  • Nonionic
  • Cationic
  • Amphoteric

Application Outlook (Revenue in Billion USD; Volume in Kilotons; 2016–2026)

  • Detergents
  • Personal Care
  • Industrial & Institutional Cleaning
  • Oilfield Chemicals
  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Others

Regional Outlook:

  • North America (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Italy, U.K., Germany, France, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Rest of APAC)
  • Latin America (Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., South Africa, Rest of MEA)

Key Questions Addressed in the Report:

  • What are the dominating factors that are influencing the growth of the industry?
  • In the forecast period, which market segment is expected to rise the most?
  • What are the risks and challenges that the industry is facing?
  • In the coming years, which area is projected to dominate the market?
  • Who are the major players in the market?
  • What kind of strategic business plans have they made?

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