The global ethoxylates market size was estimated at USD 10.87 billion in 2016. The use of ethoxylates for ointments and creams is likely to drive the demand for the product over the forecast period. Increasing demand for the product for in industrial applications such as anti-foam and wetting agents is likely to drive the demand for the product over the forecast period.
The ethylene oxide supplied to the manufacturers is transformed into various types of products through a series of chemical reactions. In addition, the manufacturers are involved in the production of high volume of the product and produce a wide range of products in order to cater to the varying consumer requirements and increase revenue.
The production of ethoxylates is carried out through the action of ethylene oxide in the presence of catalysts. The production process adopted by the various companies includes the treatment of ethylene oxide with catalysts, with the production processes differentiated by type of catalysts used.
The consumers in the market lay high emphasis on the usage of environmentally safe products and are willing to offer higher price for such products. In addition, the market exhibits high product substitution which impacts the market growth. Growth in the demand for the product for use in detergents and low foam cleaners is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
Products such as NPE found extensive use in the household laundry detergents though the chemicals are no longer used in such formulations due to concerns regarding environmental health. The product use has been discontinued in Europe due to stringent regulations mandated by the European Commission to limit the product use in detergent and cleaning applications.
The price for ethoxylates is determined majorly by the price of the raw materials. The demand and availability of raw materials such as ethylene oxide, fatty alcohols and other products account for a substantial share for the production cost of the product thereby influencing the overall price.
The growth in demand for alcohol ethoxylates as an inoculant in the detergent industry is expected to have a positive impact on the industry growth. The factors such as excellent formulation with exceptional wetting and rapid dissolution coupled with good rinsing ability and low aquatic toxicity, is expected to facilitate its use in industrial applications
Fatty amine ethoxylates are also used as petroleum additives and for applications such as paper de-inking, mining and drilling and are expected to account for a market value of USD 3,566.4 Million by 2024. These products are not used for any household and personal care products, with the consumption by industries, and industrial cleaning expected to drive the demand.
The fatty acid ethoxylates are produced by using fatty acid material extracted from vegetable oils and saturated or unsaturated animal fats. The aforementioned products are choice of the manufacturers of detergents which can be used either for domestic or for industrial application. The products are highly soluble in oil and used as lubricants and anti-static agents.
Fatty acid ethoxylates, have superior solubility and dispersing properties that facilitate its use in the personal care product applications. Stearic acid ethoxylates are used as softeners and emulsifiers by the cosmetics industry in the production of oil-in-water based creams and lotions.
The methyl ester ethoxylates are used for high cleaning performance formulations. These ethoxylates are capable of providing excellent cleaning even at low temperatures, thus favored for its use in domestic detergents for clothes and household cleaning. The low product price coupled with environment friendly characteristics lead to an increase in the demand.
Detergents are made available in different physical forms such as, liquid, powder and cakes for use across various applications and account for a considerable demand for the products. Detergents market is driven by basically the growing population coupled with the increasing awareness of the consumers regarding cleanliness and hygiene.
The demand ointments and emulsions is driven majorly by the product use from the pharmaceutical industry. Rising demand for pharmaceutical products due to growing prevalence of chronic diseases is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period. The market is also expected to be driven by the growth of the application scope for the product over the forecast period.
The demand for the product for foam control agents is expected to grow in the wake of rising demand for low foam detergents for household and industrial cleaning. The use of ethoxylates as foam control & wetting agents is expected to is expected to exhibit a growth of 4.4% from 2016 to 2024 driven by the product use for hard surface wetting.
Superior stability offered by the ethoxylate based emulsions is expected to drive the market growth over the next eight years. In addition, the demand for the product for emulsifiers is expected to be driven by high stability levels provided by the ethoxylates in oil-water emulsions with the segment accounting for a market value of USD 1,003.8 Million in 2016.
Improved lifestyle, higher disposable income and growing awareness about hygiene & personal care has shown an increasing demand for the household and personal care products. Rising demand for low foam products by the consumers is expected to drive the demand for the product over the forecast period.
The products such as glyceride, methyl ester and fatty acid ethoxylates are preferred for the use of household and personal care products, driven by its FDA approvals and minimal harmful effects on human health. The demand for the product is expected to be driven by rise in the consumer concerns regarding health and hygiene.
Increasing industrialization in the across the globe coupled with rise in infrastructural development, primarily in Asia Pacific, is expected to propel the demand for cleaning, lubricating agents that use such products. As a result, the segment is expected to register a CAGR of 3.5% from 2016 to 2025.
The product finds extensive use in the oilfield chemicals have a very specific task of imparting corrosion inhibition, and demulsifying properties leading to an increased demand. Oilfield chemicals are required to have high performance under crucial conditions, thus the productions used in the manufacture of oilfield chemicals are customized according to the consumer specifications.
The market in North America is expected to witness sustained growth over the forecast period due to increased emphasis on the consumption of personal care products by the consumers in the region. . High disposable income coupled with the willingness to spend on the personal care products and household cleaners is likely to drive the demand for ethoxylates market.
Highly favorable regulations by Federation of Drug Administration coupled with superior emulsifying properties of the product is expected to drive the demand over the forecast period. The market witnessed a heightened demand for alcohol ethoxylates due to superior characteristics and FDA approvals for skin contact products.
The market in Asia Pacific is characterized by rise in the demand for the product due to rapid development of the consumer industries in developing economies including India, China, Japan and South Korea. The region accounted for 31.1% of the global market on account of high consumption volumes realized in economies including China, India, and Australia.
The industry is competitive and is characterized by the presence a number of multinationals. Key companies in the market are vertically integrated to the production of ethylene oxide which forms an important raw material for the production of the product. Key market players invest significantly towards R&D for production of advanced product.
The companies lay high emphasis on the product technology advancements to produce advanced solutions for use in detergents, cleaners, and other applications in order to augment the revenues of the company. The companies indulge in notable price differentiation depending on the order quantity and the specifications required.
This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis on latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2024. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global ehoxylates market report on the basis of product, application, end-use and region:
Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Fatty Amine Ethoxylates
Fatty Acid Ethoxylates
Ethyl Ester Ethoxylates
Application Outlook Volume, Kilo Tons; (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Household & Personal Care
Institutional & Industrial Cleaning
Ethoxylates End-use Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Ointments & Emulsions
Foam Control & Wetting Agents
Lubricants and Emulsifiers
Ethoxylates Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
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