The global linear alkyl benzene market size is expected to reach USD 11.54 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 4.4% from 2023 to 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing application of linear alkyl benzene (LAB) as industrial cleaners owing to rapid industrialization in developing economies such as China, India, and Brazil. In addition, government regulations regarding restrictions on non-biodegradable materials are further providing a fillip to the market.
Increasing consumer spending coupled with flourishing cleaning industry is likely to fuel the demand over the next six years. Volatile raw material prices, however, are projected to act as a key challenge for market participants. Also, consumers, particularly in developed countries, are becoming aware about adverse effects of using synthetic detergents on the environment and are looking out for bio-based alternatives.
Protean nature of key raw materials such as kerosene and benzene put pressure on profitability of major producers. To minimize effects of volatile raw material prices, market players are paying attention to development of bio-based alternatives. Consumers are becoming aware of adverse effects of using synthetic detergents on the environment and are looking out for bio-based alternatives to LAB.
The LAB is primarily used for the production of linear alkyl benzene sulfonate (LAS), which is used majorly as a surfactant in industrial, household, and commercial applications. Low cost and biodegradable properties of LAS are expected to fuel demand for cleaning applications over the forecast period. Other uses of LAB includes paint industry, ink solvents, electric cable oil, agricultural herbicides, emulsion polymerization, and as wetting agents.
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The linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (LAS) segment held the largest revenue share of 97.7% in 2022. The lower cost of laundry powders, as compared to laundry liquids, is anticipated to fuel the demand for linear alkylbenzene sulphonate.
Increased preference for liquid-based detergent products is poised to restrict the demand for LAS in laundry powders over the forecast period.
Asia Pacific dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 48.5% in 2022 and is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period.
Grand View Research has segmented the global linear alkyl benzene market on the basis of on application, and region:
Linear Alkyl Benzene Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonates (LAS)
Heavy-duty Laundry Liquids
Light-duty dish-washing Liquids
Linear Alkyl Benzene Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Central and South America
Middle East and Africa
List of Key Players in the Linear Alkyl Benzene Market
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Reliance Aromatics and Petrochemicals Pvt. Ltd
Unggul Indah Cahaya
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