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Global Esterquats Market - 2024-2031

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Global Esterquats Market reached US$ 2.9 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach US$ 5.1 billion by 2031, growing with a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period 2024-2031.

The personal care and home care sectors' growing demand for esterquats is a major driver of the market's revenue growth. Owing to its superior conditioning & emulsifying properties, it is utilized as a conditioning agent in hair care products and fabric softeners. Leading companies in North America are forming strategic alliances and relationships with regional players and providers of raw materials to develop advanced esterquat formulations that are adapted to changing consumer demands and legal requirements. The collaborations are encouraging product differentiation and innovation in the regional marketplace.

For instance, in 2020, Stepan Company purchased BASF Mexicana's surfactant business. The completed acquisition was intended to augment Stepan's market share in North America for esterquats. As a result, the North America market is expected to grow at a substantial CAGR in coming period.


Growing Demand for Bio-Based Products

Due to increased demand for bio-based product, the global product market has experienced significant growth in product development. To effectively compete with traditional esterquats, companies are investing in research and development to generate novel formulations and boost the performance of bio-based esterquats. Product introductions that provide better performance coupled with environmental advantages are attractive to enterprises and consumers alike, which propels market expansion.

A novel bio-based Esterquat intended for use in fabric softeners was introduced by BASF SE in 2021. The product has outstanding softening qualities and is made completely of renewable raw resources. With the introduction of this advanced product, BASF's standing in the international esterquats market is expected to improve.

Expansion of Production Capacities

Increased manufacturing capacity enables manufacturers to enter new markets while expanding their regional or global presence in existing ones. By ensuring a consistent supply of Esterquats, manufacturers can capitalize on developing opportunities in regions with rising demand or untapped markets, resulting in market growth. Expansion of manufacturing capacity frequently results in economies of scale, which reduces production costs per unit. It might make Esterquats cheaper to individuals and businesses, boosting demand and industry growth.

Nouryon declared that it had extended its Esterquat production capacity throughout Europe. The expansion aims to address the region's expanding demand for Esterquats while also strengthening Nouryon's position in the global Esterquats market.

Governments Regulations and Unfavorable Environmental Effects

Regulations governing the manufacture, usage and disposal of chemicals including esterquats are frequently enforced by governments. To ensure that esterquats fulfill safety and environmental standards, compliance with these rules may necessitate large investments in R&D and manufacturing procedures.

Like many chemicals, esterquats can hurt the environment. For instance, if they are not adequately handled before disposal, they could contribute to water pollution. Consumer reaction against products using esterquats or stronger regulations may result from worries about these environmental effects. Furthermore, consumers may favor alternatives that are thought to be more environmentally friendly as environmental awareness rises, which would put pressure on the esterquats industry.

Segment Analysis

The global esterquats market is segmented based on product, application, end-user and region.

Demand and Innovation in Fabric Softeners

To remain competitive in the market, fabric softener manufacturers are continually developing and offering new formulations with increased characteristics such as longer-lasting fragrances, specialized fabric treatments (e.g., wrinkle removal) and eco-friendly alternatives. Esterquats offers manufacturers a variety of alternatives for manufacturing fabric softeners that satisfy changing customer preferences, hence driving the Esterquats industry.

In 2020, Evonik Industries unveiled a new esterquat called VARISOFT EQ 100. With its biodegradable nature, this product is made from renewable basic resources. By appealing to consumers who are concerned about the environment and expanding the company's product portfolio, VARISOFT EQ 100 is expected to expand Evonik's offers in the global esterquats industry. Therefore, the fabric softeners as an application segment hold the majority of the total segmental share.

Geographical Penetration

China's Cost-Effective Production and Domestic Market Growth

China's ability to produce products at low costs gives it a competitive edge. Because of the nation's abundant raw material supply, affordable labor prices and effective infrastructure, producers can create esterquats at a lesser cost than in many other places.

China is a major market for personal care products because of its expanding middle class and enormous population. The demand for products that include esterquats, such as fabric softeners and hair conditioners, rises in tandem with disposable incomes. Esterquats demand in the Asia-Pacific is growing as a result of this domestic demand. Therefore, China is leading the regional market with the majority of market shares.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

COVID-19 has caused decent growth in the surfactant business, as various countries have sought cleaning and hygiene products. For example, the COVID-19 outbreak increased sales of cleaning products. For example, during a pandemic, the operating income of Stepan's surfactants division more than doubled in the third quarter.

However, demand for surfactants is increasing in developing nations as a result of rising awareness and government attempts to clean and maintain sanitary surroundings in public places during the COVID-19 pandemic. The surfactant's leading manufacturers concentrated on cleaning products that could rid surfaces of harmful bacteria and viruses.

Russia-Ukraine War Impact Analysis

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine may interrupt the supply chain of raw materials used in esterquats, including glass, aluminum and other building materials. Ukraine is a key source of raw materials such as quartz sand, which is required for glass production. Any delays in the supply of these materials may result in shortages and price rises for glazing manufacturers globally.

Currency values may fluctuate as a result of the conflict, particularly in countries directly participating or strongly linked with it. It can have an impact on the cost of imported materials and components used in esterquats, thereby driving up costs for glazing companies.

By Product

  • Methyl Ester Quaternary Ammonium Salts
  • Fatty Acid Ester Quaternary Ammonium Salts
  • Others

By Application

  • Fabric Softeners
  • Personal Care Products
  • Textile Chemicals
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Others

By End-User

  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Textile & Fabrics
  • Household Care
  • Industrial & Institutional Cleaning
  • Agriculture
  • Oil & Gas
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

Key Developments

  • In 2020, Kao Corporation introduced Soflan Eco Advance, a novel esterquat for fabric softeners.
  • In 2020, BASF SE released a new Esterquat Dehyquart E Soft as fabric softeners. The product is manufactured using renewable raw ingredients and is biodegradable.
  • In 2022, for a sum of US$ 113 million, Clariant has agreed to sell its global quaternary ammonium compounds to Global Amines Company, a 50/50 joint venture with Wilmar located in Singapore. The is anticipated to close in the first half of 2023, pending regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.

Competitive Landscape

The major global players in the market include Evonik Industries AG, BASF SE, Stepan Company, Kao Corporation, Croda International Plc, Akzo Nobel N.V., Lubrizol Corporation, Innospec Inc., Nouryon and Chemelco International.

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  • To visualize the global esterquats market segmentation based on product, application, end-user and region, as well as understands key commercial assets and players.
  • Identify commercial opportunities by analyzing trends and co-development.
  • Excel data sheet with numerous data points of esterquats market-level with all segments.
  • PDF report consists of a comprehensive analysis after exhaustive qualitative interviews and an in-depth study.
  • Product mapping available as excel consisting of key products of all the major players.

The global esterquats market report would provide approximately 61 tables, 57 figures and 186 Pages.

Target Audience 2024

  • Manufacturers/ Buyers
  • Industry Investors/Investment Bankers
  • Research Professionals
  • Emerging Companies
Product Code: MA8333

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1.Methodology and Scope

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

2.Definition and Overview

3.Executive Summary

  • 3.1.Snippet by Product
  • 3.2.Snippet by Application
  • 3.3.Snippet by End-User
  • 3.4.Snippet by Region


  • 4.1.Impacting Factors
    • 4.1.1.Drivers
      • Demand for Bio-Based Products
      • of Production Capacities
    • 4.1.2.Restraints
      • Regulations and Unfavorable Environmental Effects
    • 4.1.3.Opportunity
    • 4.1.4.Impact Analysis

5.Industry Analysis

  • 5.1.Porter's Five Force Analysis
  • 5.2.Supply Chain Analysis
  • 5.3.Pricing Analysis
  • 5.4.Regulatory Analysis
  • 5.5.Russia-Ukraine War Impact Analysis
  • 5.6.DMI Opinion

6.COVID-19 Analysis

  • 6.1.Analysis of COVID-19
    • 6.1.1.Scenario Before COVID
    • 6.1.2.Scenario During COVID
    • 6.1.3.Scenario Post COVID
  • 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.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.Methyl Ester Quaternary Ammonium Salts*
    • 7.2.1.Introduction
    • 7.2.2.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%)
  • 7.3.Fatty Acid Ester Quaternary Ammonium Salts
  • 7.4.Others

8.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.Fabric Softeners*
    • 8.2.1.Introduction
    • 8.2.2.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%)
  • 8.3.Personal Care Products
  • 8.4.Textile Chemicals
  • 8.5.Industrial Cleaners
  • 8.6.Others

9.By End-User

  • 9.1.Introduction
    • 9.1.1.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By End-User
    • 9.1.2.Market Attractiveness Index, By End-User
  • 9.2.Cosmetics & Personal Care*
    • 9.2.1.Introduction
    • 9.2.2.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%)
  • 9.3.Textile & Fabrics
  • 9.4.Household Care
  • 9.5.Industrial & Institutional Cleaning
  • 9.6.Agriculture
  • 9.7.Oil & Gas
  • 9.8.Others

10.By Region

  • 10.1.Introduction
    • 10.1.1.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Region
    • 10.1.2.Market Attractiveness Index, By Region
  • 10.2.North America
    • 10.2.1.Introduction
    • 10.2.2.Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 10.2.3.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
    • 10.2.4.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 10.2.5.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By End-User
    • 10.2.6.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
  • 10.3.Europe
    • 10.3.1.Introduction
    • 10.3.2.Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 10.3.3.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
    • 10.3.4.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 10.3.5.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By End-User
    • 10.3.6.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • of Europe
  • 10.4.South America
    • 10.4.1.Introduction
    • 10.4.2.Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 10.4.3.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
    • 10.4.4.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 10.4.5.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By End-User
    • 10.4.6.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • of South America
  • 10.5.Asia-Pacific
    • 10.5.1.Introduction
    • 10.5.2.Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 10.5.3.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
    • 10.5.4.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 10.5.5.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By End-User
    • 10.5.6.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • of Asia-Pacific
  • 10.6.Middle East and Africa
    • 10.6.1.Introduction
    • 10.6.2.Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 10.6.3.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
    • 10.6.4.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 10.6.5.Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By End-User

11.Competitive Landscape

  • 11.1.Competitive Scenario
  • 11.2.Market Positioning/Share Analysis
  • 11.3.Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis

12.Company Profiles

  • 12.1.Evonik Industries AG*
    • 12.1.1.Company Overview
    • 12.1.2.Product Portfolio and Description
    • 12.1.3.Financial Overview
    • 12.1.4.Key Developments
  • 12.2.BASF SE
  • 12.3.Stepan Company
  • 12.4.Kao Corporation
  • 12.5.Croda International Plc
  • 12.6.Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • 12.7.Lubrizol Corporation
  • 12.8.Innospec Inc.
  • 12.9.Nouryon
  • 12.10.Chemelco International



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