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Asia Pacific Biosurfactants Market Size By Product (Rhamnolipids, Sophorolipids, Methyl Ethyl Sulfonates [MES], Alkyl Polyglucosides [APG], Sorbitan Esters, Sucrose Esters, Lipopeptides), By Application (Household Detergents, Personal Care, Industrial Cleaners, Food Processing, Oilfield Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Textiles, Bioremediation), Industry Analysis Report, Country Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

  • Report ID: GMI4456
  • Published Date: Dec 2019
  • Report Format: PDF

Asia Pacific Biosurfactants Market Size

Asia Pacific Biosurfactants Market size exceeded USD 315 million, globally in 2018 and is estimated to grow at over 5.5% CAGR between 2019 and 2025.

Asia Pacific Biosurfactants Market

Bio surfactants are amphiphilic compounds which are produced in microbial cell surfaces or excreted extracellular hydrophobic & hydrophilic moieties that provide ability to bind fluid phases resulting in reducing surface and interfacial tension. This product offers persuading attributes including less toxicity, biodegradability and ecofriendly. Various types of bio surfactants available in the market include Rhamnolipids, Sophorolipids, Methyl Ethyl Sulfonates [MES], Alkyl Polyglucosides [APG], Sorbitan Esters, Sucrose Esters, Lipopeptides.

Conventional surfactants are widely utilized in agricultural, industrial, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics application. Product industry growth is supported by declining demand for conventional surfactants including glycerides due to rise in environmental degradation, toxicity problem and fluctuating crude oil prices.

Asia Pacific bioremediation market size is anticipated to surpass CAGR of 16% between 2018 to 2026. Widening opportunities for the market is attributed to growing utilization of bioremediation methods in order to detoxify pollutants. Sophorolipids, APG and Lipopeptides are the major biosurfactants utilized for bioremediation methods owing to superior emulsification of oils, lowering of interfacial tension, dispersion of oils and corrosion inhibition in fuel oils & equipment and soil flushing.  

Market opportunities obtained through supportive Chinese government regulations including implementation of Market Authorisation Holder (MAH) enables new avenues for biomanufacturing in the region. This regulation will help Chinese biomanufacturers to facilitate utilisation of contract manufacturing. Asia-Pacific biosurfactants product market size is imputed to growing contract manufacturing in the region due to vast raw material availability and lower production cost.

Asia Pacific Biosurfactants Market Trends

Market for Asia Pacific biosurfactants has witnessed exponential growth for APG biosurfactants over products including Rhamnolipids, Sophorolipids, Methyl Ethyl Sulfonates, Sorbitan Esters, Sucrose Esters and Lipopeptides. Asia Pacific biosurfactants growth is attributed to strengthening utilization of green surfactants for indirect plant growth promotion, plant microbe interaction and improve soil conditions. APG biosurfactants are majorly utilized in agricultural sector for biocontrol and fertilizers applications. Augmented APG based biosurfactants market demand in agricultural sector is accredited to attributes including penetration, solubilization, emulsification, detergency & dispersion, wetting & emulsification in finishing formulations and softening. Growth of Asia Pacific biosurfactants market is also attributed to its robust application scope in industrial cleaner, textile, bioremediation and oilfield chemicals.

Other factors supporting Asia Pacific biosurfactants market growth for agricultural applications are due to stringent government regulations implemented by Indian and Chinese government. For instance, enforcement of Pesticides Management Bill, 2017 aims to regulate import, export, manufacturing, transport, storage, distribution, sale, of substandard and misbranded pesticides.  

Asia Pacific Biosurfactants Market Analysis

MES based Asia Pacific biosurfactants Market by application

Application market segmentation includes oilfield chemicals, household detergents, industrial cleaners, personal care, agricultural chemicals, food processing and textiles. According to market statistics, Asia Pacific biosurfactants product market opportunities is being witnessed due to extensive MES utilization in household detergent application as it has accounted for maximum revenue market share of nearly 55.5% in 2018.

Rising demand for clean label products for minimal environmental impact will foster demand for Asia Pacific biosurfactants. These products are majorly utilized for household detergents manufacturing including hard surface cleaners, hand dishwash detergents, bottle washing, bathroom cleaners, owing to its water-soluble properties and compatibility with surfactants.

According to market analysis, Asia Pacific biosurfactants product growth is attributed to growing household detergents demand in the region owing to escalating washing machine penetration. Asia Pacific biosurfactants market demand is also driven by shifting consumer preferences towards hygiene, rapid urbanization and easy product availability.

In Asia Pacific biosurfactants industry, market players are engaged in developing innovative sustainable biosurfactants to accelerate cleaning performance in home care and detergents product. For instance, in April 2019, Evonik corporation announced product launch of its new product under their cleaning solutions product line named as REWOFERM SL ONE. 

This product is first biosurfactant offered by Evonik for enhancement of cleaning performance in household detergents. REWOFERM SL ONE is biodegradable under aerobic & anaerobic conditions and mild surfactant to skin, thus enabling to the company to cater wider customer base and attain stronger market share.

Sorbiton Esters biosurfactant personal care products market

Asia Pacific biosurfactants study analyses sorbiton esters for personal care products manufacturing to be fastest growing product at over 4.6% CAGR than others. Sorbiton based Asia Pacific biosurfactants demand is primarily due to growing consumer inclination towards clean labelled personal care products. Sorbiton esters based biosurfactants market demand is due to its enhanced utilization in personal care products manufacturing owing to beneficial attributes including high biodegradability, nontoxic and making it skin friendly.

According to market trends, widening biosurfactants market opportunities is primarily due to booming beauty and personal care products market demand, rising count of working women, and growing purchase parity among population. Other driving factors for industry growth is backed on shifting consumer preferences towards organic personal care products owing to allergic reactions caused by synthetic additives.

Asia Pacific Biosurfactants Market Share

Some of the major market players operating in the Asia Pacific biosurfactants industry are:

  • BASF
  • Henkel Corp
  • Evonik Industries
  • Biotensidon
  •  Ecover
  • AkzoNobel
  • Jeneil Biotech
  • Saraya
  • AGAE Technologies
  • Givaudan
  • Kao Corp
  • Croda International
  • Lion Corp
  • Urumqi Unite Bio-Technology
  • TeeGene Biotech
  • Boruta Zachem
  • Daqing VICTEX Chemical Industries
  • Clariant

As per the industry trends, key market players operating in this industry are adopting strategies such as new and innovative product launches, to enhance their existing offerings and target a wider customer base.

In June 2016, Evonik Industries commercialized its biosurfactants business. Evonik uses biotech methods to manufacture industrial-scale quantities of surfactants which would have widespread application scope in personal care and household products. This will improve the company share in overall Asia Pacific Biosurfactants industry.

In August 2015, BASF and Solazyme introduced a new product which is a microalga derived betaine surfactant and is commercially available for use in personal care and household applications. The product is sold under the trade name Dehyton AO 45, which is made from renewable microalgae oil.  

The research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Tons) and revenue (USD Million) from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Rhamnolipids
  • Sophorolipids
  • Methyl Ethyl Sulfonates [MES]
  • Alkyl Polyglucosides [APG]
  • Sorbitan Esters
  • Sucrose Esters
  • Lipopeptides
  • Others

By Application

  • Household Detergents
  • Personal Care
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Food Processing
  • Oilfield Chemicals
  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Textiles
  • Bioremediation

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Thailand
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Indonesia
    • Philippines
    •  Australia
    • Vietnam
    • Taiwan
Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Rhamnolipids, Sophorolipids, Methyl Ethyl Sulfonates, Alkyl Polyglucosides, Sorbitan Esters, Sucrose Esters and Lipopeptides are the major types.

Rising product demand for household detergent, personal care, industrial cleaners and oilfield chemicals manufacturing is likely to stimulate Asia Pacific market growth.

BASF, Henkel Corp, Evonik Industries, Biotensidon, Ecover, AkzoNobel, Jeneil Biotech, Saraya, AGAE Technologies, Givaudan, Kao Corp, Croda International, Lion Corp, Urumqi Unite Bio-Technology, TeeGene Biotech, Boruta Zachem, Daqing VICTEX Chemical Industries, HANGZHOU DAYANG CHEM and Clariant are the key companies operating in the Asia Pacific market.

Asia Pacific Biosurfactants Market Scope

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  • Companies covered: 19
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