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Silicone Surfactants Market - Forecasts from 2021 to 2026

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The silicone surfactants market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.03% to reach US$2,217.886 million by 2026, from US$1,682.012 million in 2019. Wetting agents, detergents, foaming agents, emulsifiers, and dispersants are all examples of surfactants. Silicone surfactants are silicone and polyether copolymers. The surface tension of a silicone surfactant is lower than that of a non-ionic surfactant. Water-soluble silicone surfactants and oil-soluble silicone surfactants are both available. Silicone surfactants are organic molecules made from benzene, ethylene, and various oleochemicals like palm or coconut oil. These compounds have excellent dispersion and emulsification capabilities and may be found in a variety of personal care products, as well as paints and coatings. The widespread usage of silicone surfactants in the personal care industry is one of the main reasons driving the market growth.

Consumers' disposable income has increased as a result of growing urbanization across the world. This has resulted in an increase in demand for personal care goods such as detergents, soaps, shaving creams, and other such items, as well as for silicone surfactants as an emulsifying and wetting ingredient. Silicone surfactants are also widely utilized in the pharmaceutical industry to make tablets and capsules, as well as a variety of ointments. Silicone surfactants are also utilized as new varnishes and paints & coatings, which have a wide range of applications in the construction industry due to their excellent dispersion characteristics. Furthermore, the leading firms' appealing investments and extensive research and development are likely to propel the worldwide silicone surfactant market forward in the near future. The worldwide silicone surfactants market is growing due to manufacturers' constant focus on research and development to offer novel products. Silicone surfactants have recently been shown to improve micro-emulsion efficiency. Such discoveries are likely to be beneficial in the manufacture of nanostructured materials, resulting in revenue possibilities for companies in the worldwide market. Rising demand for PU Foams in end-use sectors such as paints & coatings and construction additionally contributes to the growth of the silicone surfactant market. Environmental restrictions prohibiting the use of hazardous traditional surfactants will continue to drive demand for silicone surfactants, favorably affecting market growth throughout the forecast period.

The Asia-Pacific region is projected to have the largest market size, along with witnessing the fastest growth during the forecast period. In nations like China and India, personal care is one of the fastest-growing industries. Another factor driving demand for personal care, soaps, and detergents in these nations is population increase, which is expanding the market under study. Some of the major factors driving growth are the region's respective countries' significant reliance on agriculture for higher GDP, increased use of silicone surfactants in the manufacture of insecticides and herbicides, and growing demand from various end-use industries.

Growth Factors

  • Increasing demand from end-user industries

One of the major reasons for the growth of the silicone surfactants market is the growing demand for silicone surfactants in the personal care industry. Personal care goods encompass a wide range of body care and hair care treatments. Shampoos, hair conditioners, body washes, and soaps, as well as other skincare items, are some examples. Silicone surfactant is utilized as a component in a wide range of personal care products, including foaming agents, dispersants, emulsifiers, solubilizing agents, cleansers, and conditioners. Globally, the personal care business is expanding rapidly as young people become more conscious of the need for personal cleanliness and grooming. This is anticipated to have a positive impact on the silicone surfactants market growth during the forecast period. Building and construction operations are developing at a profitable rate throughout the world as a result of increased population and per capita income. Building and construction activities are also on the rise as a result of different government programs such as Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Such initiatives are fueling increasing building and construction activity in a variety of countries, which will boost the silicone surfactants market during the projected period.


  • High costs associated with silicone surfactants will hamper the market growth

A major restraint in the growth of the silicone surfactant market is the high cost associated with silicone surfactants. Because silicone is incorporated in an emulsion, the silicone surfactant business has faced several environmental difficulties. Furthermore, the silicone surfactants employed in the emulsion end up in the wash water. As a result of their wastewater streams and sewer difficulties, silicone surfactant emulsion producers find it difficult to fulfill environmental standards, acting as a restraint on the silicone surfactants industry.

Impact of COVID-19 on the silicone surfactants market

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the silicone surfactants market growth. As the pandemic led to financial constraints among people due to the worldwide economic downturn induced by the pandemic, the demand for personal care products slumped. Furthermore, lockdowns and trade restrictions created supply chain disruptions which further hampered the market growth of silicone surfactants.

Competitive Insights

Some major market players in the silicone surfactants market are Evonik Industries AG, Dow, Silibase Silicone, Resil Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Ele Corporation, Momentive, Harcros Chemicals Inc., Elkay Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., and Siltech Corporation.


The silicone surfactants market has been analyzed through the following segments:

  • By Application



Wetting Agents

Foaming Agents

Defoaming Agents


  • By End-User

Cosmetics and Personal Care



Building & Construction


  • By Geography

North America

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico

South America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Others


  • Germany
  • France
  • UK
  • Italy
  • Others

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • South Africa
  • Others

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Others
Product Code: KSI061611860

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

  • 1.1. Market Overview
  • 1.2. Covid-19 Scenario
  • 1.3. Market Definition
  • 1.4. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology

  • 2.1. Research Data
  • 2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary

  • 3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics

  • 4.1. Market Drivers
  • 4.2. Market Restraints
  • 4.3. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    • 4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users
    • 4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
    • 4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
    • 4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
    • 4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
  • 4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Silicone Surfactants Market Analysis, by Application

  • 5.1. Introduction
  • 5.2. Dispersants
  • 5.3. Emulsifiers
  • 5.4. Wetting Agents
  • 5.5. Foaming Agents
  • 5.6. Defoaming Agents
  • 5.7. Others

6. Silicone Surfactants Market Analysis, by End-User

  • 6.1. Introduction
  • 6.2. Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • 6.3. Agriculture
  • 6.4. Textiles
  • 6.5. Building & Construction
  • 6.6. Others

7. Silicone Surfactants Market Analysis, by Geography

  • 7.1. Introduction
  • 7.2. North America
    • 7.2.1. USA
    • 7.2.2. Canada
    • 7.2.3. Mexico
  • 7.3. South America
    • 7.3.1. Brazil
    • 7.3.2. Argentina
    • 7.3.3. Others
  • 7.4. Europe
    • 7.4.1. Germany
    • 7.4.2. France
    • 7.4.3. UK
    • 7.4.4. Italy
    • 7.4.5. Others
  • 7.5. Middle East and Africa
    • 7.5.1. Saudi Arabia
    • 7.5.2. UAE
    • 7.5.3. South Africa
    • 7.5.4. Others
  • 7.6. Asia Pacific
    • 7.6.1. China
    • 7.6.2. India
    • 7.6.3. Japan
    • 7.6.4. South Korea
    • 7.6.5. Taiwan
    • 7.6.6. Thailand
    • 7.6.7. Indonesia
    • 7.6.8. Others

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis

  • 8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
  • 8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
  • 8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
  • 8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles

  • 9.1. Evonik Industries AG
  • 9.2. Dow
  • 9.3. Silibase Silicone
  • 9.4. Resil Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
  • 9.5. Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • 9.6. Ele Corporation
  • 9.7. Momentive
  • 9.8. Harcros Chemicals Inc.
  • 9.9. Elkay Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
  • 9.10. Siltech Corporation
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