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Anionic Surfactants Market - By Product (Sulfosuccinates, Phosphate Esters, Sarcosinates, Glycinates, Glutamates, Isethionates), By Application (Personal Care, Industrial Cleaners, Food Processing, Textiles, Construction) , & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5483
  • Published Date: Mar 2023
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Anionic Surfactants Market Size

Anionic Surfactants Market size was valued at over USD 20 billion in 2022 and is slated to grow at 5.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 driven by increasing government funding and initiatives for oil & gas projects globally.

Anionic Surfactants Market

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Anionic surfactants have a negative charge on their polar head, which helps them get easily repelled by sandstones and other materials present in oil reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery processes. In wake of the post-pandemic energy crisis, many world governments are turning back towards oil & gas to secure their respective future energy demands, augmenting the market scenario. For instance, the government of Indonesia recently announced efforts towards boosting the nation’s oil & gas yield and also focusing on scouring potential investments for the upstream sector.


Drawbacks of large-scale product applications may hinder industry scenario

With extensive application of the product, it likely has a widescale presence in both industrial and domestic wastewater. If this contaminated water is directed towards industrial wastewater treatment plants that cannot process the chemical, or worse, is directly dumped into the environment, it can result in serious environmental pollution. The material is known to have a very toxic effect on living organisms, which may pose a challenge for industry progress.

Anionic Surfactants Market Analysis

Global Anionic Surfactant Market Size, By Product

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Based on product, the anionic surfactants market share from linear alkylbenzene sulfonate segment is poised to grow at over 6.5% CAGR through 2023 – 2032, driven by the growing usage of the product in non-industrial cleaning solutions. Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate is one of the primary cleaning agents in household cleaners, and laundry detergents and is present at concentrations of up to 25% in consumer facing cleaning products. With cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces becoming a high priority across many households and commercial spaces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the product is experiencing an elevated demand.

Global Anionic Surfactant Market Share, By Application

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With respect to application, the anionic surfactants market size from household detergents segment is anticipated to grow beyond USD 21 billion by 2032, owing to the growing consumer focus towards cleanliness and hygiene. Anionic surfactants are commonly used in household cleaning products such as laundry liquids, powders, dishwashing products, and all-purpose cleaners. The demonstrated lifestyle changes among global consumers in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a strong demand for household detergents as cleanliness and hygiene takes center-stage across work as well as living spaces. 

Asia Pacific Anionic Surfactant Market Size

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Asia Pacific anionic surfactants market is slated to register a valuation of more than USD 11 billion by 2032, on account of growing demand for sustainable green and biosurfactants in the region. The regional growth can also be ascribed to growing awareness about the benefits of using cleaning products and disinfectants such as hand sanitizers. The region is reporting a surging demand for hand sanitizers due to rising prevalence of infectious ailments. With the resumption of tourist activities in the region, the demand for cleaning products from the hospitality sector is expected to go up notable through the coming years, driving the regional industry scenario. 

Anionic Surfactants Market Share

Some of the major anionic surfactants industry players are:

  • Galaxy Surfactants Limited
  • Stepan Company
  • Huntsman
  • Kao Corporation
  • AkzoNobel
  • Lion Corporation

Many of these firms are emphasizing on product innovations in recent years to gain a competitive advantage in a crowded market space. 

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic benefitted the anionic surfactants industry tremendously as demand for hand sanitizers and household cleaning products skyrocketed during the lockdowns and has remained notably high ever since. Today, consumers are commonly buying personal hygiene products such as hand sanitizers as a portable cleaning solution, leading many pharma companies to produce them in larger quantities than the pre-pandemic era. However, the increased demand has led to a shortage of raw materials, which is creating a new challenge for the market.

The anionic surfactants market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons and revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Linear Alkyl Benzene sulphonate
  • Lignosulfates
  • Alcohol Ether sulfates
  • Alcohol sulfates
  • Liquid & Paste
    • Powder, Needles, and Pellets
    • Polymeric anionic surfactants
  • Sulfosuccinates
  • Phosphate Esters
  • Sarcosinates
  • Glycinates
  • Glutamates
  • Isethionates
  • Others

By Application

  • Household Detergents
  • Personal Care
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Food Processing
  • Oil-field Chemicals
  • Agrochemicals
  • Textiles
  • Emulsion Polymers
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Construction
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for anionic surfactants recorded a valuation of more than USD 20 billion and is expected to grow at 5.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, driven by surging initiatives and spending by world governments towards oil & gas projects.

Household detergents segment is slated to witness over USD 21 billion by 2032, owing to growing inclination of people towards hygiene in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

Asia Pacific anionic surfactants market is poised to record a valuation of over USD 11 billion by 2032, on account of growing demand for sustainable green and biosurfactants in the region.

Some of the major market contenders are Evonik Industries AG, Kao Corporation, Clariant Ltd., Croda International PLC, and Galaxy Surfactants Limited, among others.

Anionic Surfactants Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 936
  • Countries covered: 20
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