Soaring demand in personal care sector is projected to positively influence the global amphoteric surfactant market over the period of next seven years. Rising disposable income in emerging countries such as China, India, Brazil, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia is estimated to boost up the global amphoteric surfactant market. High demand for sulfur free home & personal care products is driving the demand for amphoteric surfactant. Increasing demand for mild surfactants is expected to drive the amphoteric surfactants market over the next seven years. Various preferred types of amphoteric surfactant include betaine, amine oxide, sultaine amphoacetate and amphopropionate. Better performance ability of these products at high temperature, high pressure and in hard water over other conventional surfactants is expected to drive the overall market for amphoteric surfactant. Emerging industry participants have been vital for innovating new technologies and cost effective surfactants, thereby aiding the market growth. Initiatives to prevail over supply demand uncertainty by developing beneficial applications may help in gaining aggressive advantage over the other market participants. Boost in demand for betaine which is a mild and skin friendly surfactant in the personal care market is expected to augment the global market demand. There is an increase in the use of amphoteric surfactants in the oil field chemical industry as additives. Oil & gas sector has witnessed tremendous growth in the last few years. This will aid the global amphoteric surfactant market over the next seven years. Pharmaceutical industry has an extremely high amphoteric surfactant usage. This industry has grown rapidly and is estimated to have a brisk growth over the next few years. Strong demand from other end-use industries such as agriculture industry is slated to grow owing to increase in disposable income among developing regions. However, high amphoteric surfactant costs, over other conventional surfactants are touted to hamper the global market.
Different uses of amphoteric surfactants include detergent, soaps, textiles, industrial cleaning, oilfield chemicals, agriculture support, shower gel, shampoos, liquid detergent, dish washing liquid, car cleaners, skin products, hair products, facial wash, baby care products, cleansing milk, eye makeup remover, bath gels and children cleansing formulations. Textiles industry has witnessed rapid growth in the past few years and is expected to grow furthermore, thereby aiding the amphoteric surfactant market development. Industrial cleaning market is touted to bolster the amphoteric surfactant market over the next seven years. Personal care sector was the largest amphoteric surfactant end-use market. Oil & gas market had a high growth rate over the last few years and is expected to grow furthermore over the next seven years. This will aid global amphoteric surfactant market growth. Industrial cleansing market which is also an amphoteric surfactant end-use market has also seen a successful growth in the past five years, thereby boosting the market.
Asia Pacific was the most dominant regional amphoteric surfactant market and accounted for almost one third of the total world’s demand. It is also expected to witness fastest market growth over the next seven years. Vast population and increase in disposable income among the consumers are expected to beneficial for the overall regional market. Europe has been witnessing substantial growth in the recent past and is expected to experience brisk growth over the next seven years. Central & South America is also projected to witness rapid amphoteric surfactant market growth. Rise in demand in countries such as China, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan are slated to experience rapid growth owing to brisk end-use industries growth.
Prominent amphoteric surfactant industry participants include AirProducts & Chemicals, Stepan Company, AKzonobel N.V., Solvay, BASF, Pilot Chemical, Huntsman Corporation, Clariant Corporation, Oxiteno Sa, Croda, The Lubrizol Corporation, Evonik Industries AG and Lonza Company.
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