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Global Natural Surfactants Market - 2022-2029

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Market Overview

The global natural surfactants market size was worth US$ XX million in 2021 and is estimated to reach US$ XX million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2022-2029).

Natural surfactants are amphipathic molecules with hydrophilic and hydrophobic (generally hydrocarbons) moieties that preferentially partition at the interface between fluid phases with varying degrees of polarity and hydrogen bonding oil/water or air/water interfaces. It enables monomers to form micelles or aggregate into micellar tubes, bilayers and vesicles. Surfactants also can improve the formation of emulsions of immiscible liquids like hydrocarbons and water.

Surfactants can reduce surface and interfacial tension and form micro-elusion, whereas hydrocarbons can solubilize in hydrocarbons due to their properties. The properties provide excellent detergency, emulsifying, foaming and dispersing properties and quickly produce foam. Biosurfactants are classified based on the energy charge associated with the hydrophilic group, which can be non-ionic, anionic, cationic or amphoteric. They are beneficial as wetting agents and emulsifiers.

Market Dynamics

The demand for natural surfactants in the global market is expected to rise in the coming years. These surfactants in high-end industries are at the forefront of market growth and maturity. The growing demand for personal care products, including fabric softeners, shampoos and body wash, has been cited as a prominent development driver in the natural surfactants market. The growing concern about environmental preservation drives demand for these non-toxic, highly biodegradable materials. Additionally, rising consumer awareness about the utilization of bio-based ingredients is fueling market expansion. Furthermore, distinguishing between natural and silicone surfactants has been critical in driving sales.

Increasing demand for bio-degradable detergents

Chemical pesticides are heavily used in agriculture to eradicate plant pathogens, chemical fertilizers to improve soil fertility and chemical surfactants in agrochemical formulations. Natural surfactants are used in various agricultural applications for emulsification, foaming, dispersion, wetting, penetrating, thickening, microbial growth enhancement and antimicrobial.

Natural surfactants are green surfactants produced by bacteria, yeasts and fungi. It acts as a mobilizer and increases the solubility of bio-hazardous chemical compounds. Bio-surfactants aid microbes in the absorption of polluted soil particles. Furthermore, they are used to hydrophilize heavy soils to achieve good wettability and even fertilizer distribution in the soil. They also keep fertilizers from caking while in storage.

Rising demand for less poisonous and biodegradable items

Rising demand for less toxic and highly biodegradable products due to environmental concerns are some of the key factors driving growth. Bio-based surfactant is another name for natural surfactant. The growing environmental concern about surfactants worldwide has prompted governments and corporations to take an interest in natural surfactants.

Natural surfactants are being phased out due to the numerous health risks associated with synthetic chemical-based products. They are used in agricultural applications because they are less toxic and environmentally friendly. They are used in soil remediation to improve soil quality.

High production costs

The availability of raw materials determines the cost of natural surfactants and many natural surfactants are prohibitive due to a lack of adequate feedstock. Furthermore, biosurfactants are usually produced by microorganisms that require hydrocarbons as a carbon source, which are often costly, escalating the production cost. Furthermore, natural surfactants offer various advantages over synthetic surfactants, including environmental acceptability due to low toxicity and high biodegradability, efficiency across a wide temperature range, stability under extreme conditions (i.e., pH and salinity) and greater efficiency.

Despite these advantages, making natural surfactants on a large scale remains expensive due to the laborious extraction and purification methods and the requirement for suitable substrates. Thus, natural surfactants' high raw material and production costs may constrain the market's expansion throughout the forecast period.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

COVID-19 harmed the market in 2020. Because of the pandemic scenario, several countries were forced to go into lockdown, causing people to reduce their use of personal vehicles, negatively impacting lubricant and fuel demand and, as a result, decreasing demand for fuel additives and surfactants. In 2020, the cosmetics market suffered a setback. According to L'Oreal, the global revenue of the cosmetics market fell by 8% in 2020 compared to 2019. However, there is a greater awareness of personal hygiene and a clean environment in the current situation, which has increased demand for personal and household cleaning products, thereby boosting the market growth of natural surfactants.

Manufacturers feel that the pandemic has increased customer awareness of the significance of preventing infection, both personally and at home, to limit the infection risk and that this will become a trend in the long run. Due to this, demand for personal hygiene and home care products is expected to rise in the future years, fueling the expansion of the natural surfactants market.

Segment Analysis

By product, the natural surfactants market is segmented into anionic, nonionic, cationic, amphoteric and others.

Anionic natural surfactants hold the lion's share.

Anionic natural surfactant is a surface-active reagent in which the surfactant macromolecule's head remains negatively charged. It enables it to bind to impurities and particles in the liquid. They account for roughly half of the total market share for surfactants. An increasing emphasis on environmental regulations is expected to demand anionic surfactants. Surfactants are the most common surfactant found in low-moisture carpet cleaners, such as encapsulation products and traditional shampoos, because they produce a lot of foam when agitated, which drives product demand.

Anionic natural surfactants also remove dirt and sebum because they have a negatively charged hydrophilic polar group that increases frizz and friction. The negative charge allows the surfactant molecules to interact with the soil particles and the carbon fiber, lifting and suspending the soil in a bubble-like arrangement.

Geographical Analysis

Growing demand for natural surfactants from various end-use industries

Asia-Pacific is expected to have the fastest growth in natural surfactants during the forecast period. The rise can be attributed to the rapidly increasing demand for detergents, personal care, industrial and institutional cleaning and oilfield & agricultural chemicals. The growing awareness of the benefits of using bio-based ingredients is primarily to blame for Asia-high Pacific's demand for natural surfactants.

In October 2019, BASF SE announced plans to increase the annual production capacity of alkyl polyglucosides (APG), a non-ionic surfactant, at its Jinshan site in China from 20 kilotons to 30 kilotons to meet the high demand in the surfactant-based home and personal care market, thereby stimulating market growth. China is quickly overtaking U.S. as the world's largest market for cosmetics and skincare products.

Furthermore, India is one of the world's largest producers of soap. The country's per capita toilet/bathing soap consumption is around 800 grams. Around 65% of the Indian population lives in rural areas and rising disposable incomes and growth in rural markets are causing consumers to shift to higher-priced goods. The shift is expected to drive the country's natural surfactant market.

Competitive Landscape

There are several players in the global natural surfactants market. Significant players have used new product launches, expansions, mergers and acquisitions to increase their market shares and expand their distribution networks worldwide. The firms engaged in R&D activities to innovate and develop products that can pave the way for new end-use industries.

BASF SE signed a strategic partnership with Allied Carbon Solutions Co., Ltd (ACS) Japan, a commercial provider of biomass-based surfactants that includes an equity investment, in March 2021. In addition, BASF and Holiferm Ltd. of UK created strategic technical cooperation to develop a cutting-edge biosurfactants production process. BASF intends to strengthen its position in biosurfactants for personal care, home care and industrial formulators through two unique collaborations.

Clariant, for example, launched GlucoPure, a renewable surfactant used in hand dishwashing liquid, in October 2017. Surfynol 107L surfactant and ZetaSperse 3800 dispersant were added to Air Products and Chemicals Company's additives portfolio in February 2016. With the addition of these products, the company has broadened its offering to formulators. The advancements have aided in the expansion of the company's product portfolio.

Major companies operating in the global natural surfactants market include 3M, Akzo Nobel N.V., Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, BASF SE, Bayer AG, Evonik Industries, Croda International Plc, Solvay S.A., Air Products Inc and Kao Corporation.

Bayer AG

Overview: Bayer AG is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863 in Barmen, Germany. It is headquartered in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and is well known for its original aspirin brand. Bayer's primary business lines are human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare products, agricultural chemicals and biotechnology products and high-value polymers.

Product Portfolio: The business is divided into consumer health, pharmaceuticals and crop science. The Crop Science segment is the world's leading agriculture business, with crop protection, seeds and digital farming operations. The company provides a diverse portfolio of high-value seeds, improved plant traits, innovative chemical and biological crop protection products, digital solutions and extensive customer service for sustainable agriculture.

Key Development: Bayer introduced the Roundup PowerMAX 3 herbicide in 2020, a new formulation within the Roundup brand of agricultural herbicides. The most recent formulation includes a unique proprietary surfactant blend with superior weed control. This new crop protection product will be introduced over three years, beginning in the Southeastern states in year one, with plans to expand throughout U.S. in years two and three.

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Target Audience 2022

  • Natural Surfactants Service Providers/ Buyers
  • Industry Investors/Investment Bankers
  • Education & Research Institutes
  • Emerging Companies
  • Natural Surfactants Manufacturers
Product Code: DMCH5544

Table of Contents

1. Global Natural Surfactants Market Methodology and Scope

  • 1.1. Research Methodology
  • 1.2. Research Objective and Scope of the Report

2. Global Natural Surfactants Market - Market Definition and Overview

3. Global Natural Surfactants Market - Executive Summary

  • 3.1. Market Snippet By Product
  • 3.2. Market Snippet By Application
  • 3.3. Market Snippet By Region

4. Global Natural Surfactants Market-Market Dynamics

  • 4.1. Market Impacting Factors
    • 4.1.1. Drivers
      • Increasing demand for bio-degradable detergents
      • Rising demand for less poisonous and bio-degradable items
    • 4.1.2. Restraints
      • High costs of production
      • XX
    • 4.1.3. Opportunity
      • XX
    • 4.1.4. Impact Analysis

5. Global Natural Surfactants Market - Industry Analysis

  • 5.1. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • 5.2. Supply Chain Analysis
  • 5.3. Pricing Analysis
  • 5.4. Regulatory Analysis

6. Global Natural Surfactants Market - COVID-19 Analysis

  • 6.1. Analysis of COVID-19 on the Market
    • 6.1.1. Before COVID-19 Market Scenario
    • 6.1.2. Present COVID-19 Market Scenario
    • 6.1.3. After COVID-19 or Future Scenario
  • 6.2. Pricing Dynamics Amid COVID-19
  • 6.3. Demand-Supply Spectrum
  • 6.4. Government Initiatives Related to the Market During Pandemic
  • 6.5. Manufacturers Strategic Initiatives
  • 6.6. Conclusion

7. Global Natural Surfactants Market - By Product

  • 7.1. Introduction
    • 7.1.1. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
    • 7.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Product
  • 7.2. Anionic Natural Surfactants*
    • 7.2.1. Introduction
    • 7.2.2. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%)
  • 7.3. Nonionic Natural Surfactants
  • 7.4. Cationic Natural Surfactants
  • 7.5. Amphoteric Natural Surfactants
  • 7.6. Others

8. Global Natural Surfactants Market - By Application

  • 8.1. Introduction
    • 8.1.1. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 8.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Application
  • 8.2. Detergents*
    • 8.2.1. Introduction
    • 8.2.2. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%)
  • 8.3. Personal Care
  • 8.4. Industrial & Institutional Cleaning
  • 8.5. Agricultural Chemicals
  • 8.6. Lubricant and Fuel Additive
  • 8.7. Emulsion Polymerization
  • 8.8. Paints & Coatings
  • 8.9. Others

9. Global Natural Surfactants Market - By Region

  • 9.1. Introduction
  • 9.2. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Region
  • 9.3. Market Attractiveness Index, By Region
  • 9.4. North America
    • 9.4.1. Introduction
    • 9.4.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 9.4.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
    • 9.4.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 9.4.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • U.S.
      • Canada
      • Mexico
  • 9.5. Europe
    • 9.5.1. Introduction
    • 9.5.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 9.5.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
    • 9.5.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 9.5.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Rest of Europe
  • 9.6. South America
    • 9.6.1. Introduction
    • 9.6.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 9.6.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
    • 9.6.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 9.6.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Rest of South America
  • 9.7. Asia-Pacific
    • 9.7.1. Introduction
    • 9.7.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 9.7.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
    • 9.7.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 9.7.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • 9.8. The Middle East and Africa
    • 9.8.1. Introduction
    • 9.8.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 9.8.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
    • 9.8.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application

10. Global Natural Surfactants Market - Competitive Landscape

  • 10.1. Competitive Scenario
  • 10.2. Market Positioning/Share Analysis
  • 10.3. Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis

11. Global Natural Surfactants Market - Company Profiles

  • 11.1. 3M
    • 11.1.1. Company Overview
    • 11.1.2. Product Portfolio and Description
    • 11.1.3. Key Highlights
    • 11.1.4. Financial Overview
  • 11.2. Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • 11.3. Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
  • 11.4. BASF SE
  • 11.5. Bayer AG
  • 11.6. Evonik Industries
  • 11.7. Croda International Plc
  • 11.8. Solvay S.A.
  • 11.9. Air Products Inc
  • 11.10. Kao Corporation


12. Global Natural Surfactants Market - Premium Insights

13. Global Natural Surfactants Market - DataM

  • 13.1. Appendix
  • 13.2. About Us and Services
  • 13.3. Contact Us
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