Detergent Alcohols Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

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Detergent Alcohols Market size is anticipated to witness gains in the forecasted timespan owing to its utilization in industrial cleaning applications. The products are straight chain primary alcohols. These are derived from natural and petrochemical sources. The product owing to amphipathic nature is used in several industries including lubricant, household detergent, and industrial cleaner.

Detergent alcohols functions as a derivative for numerous household detergent products including laundry and hard surface cleaners. The product owing to its surfactant properties is used to clean metal surfaces and fabrics. Global liquid detergent industry size is expected to grow over 5% by 2025. Rising awareness for maintaining hygiene to control harmful bacteria and dirt borne diseases will foster household detergents demand which in turn will boost detergent alcohols market growth.

Natural detergent alcohols are derived from several vegetable oils including palm kernel oil, coconut oil, and mustard seed oil. It functions as a raw material for plasticizers, stabilizers, and lubricants. Rising industrialization will foster surface lubricants demand owing to its friction reducing properties which will enhance detergent alcohols market size.

Global detergent alcohols market from industrial cleaner application is anticipated to witness significant gains at the end of 2025. The product owing to hard surface and hazardous areas cleaning properties is used as an industrial cleaner in warehouses & factories. Increasing manufacturing activities due to rising plastics and textile demand will foster industrial cleaner utilization. This will increase market growth.

Detergent alcohols owing to its polymerization assisting property is used in plastic and polymer processing industries. Global plastics market size is projected to grow over 4.0% by 2025. Increasing plastics demand for manufacturing light weight electric vehicles will positively impact detergent alcohols market growth.

Synthetic detergent alcohols market is anticipated to witness gains in the forecasted timespan. The products are synthesized through chemical processes from petrochemical sources and are used for manufacturing soaps & detergents owing to their disinfecting and cleansing properties. Rising soap demand owing to growing sanitation awareness will boost market growth.

Global face cream industry is anticipated to grow over 4.5% by 2023 owing to changing beauty regimes and increasing disposable incomes. Detergent alcohols owing to emulsion stabilizing properties is added to creams and lotions in personal care industry. Growing R&D activities for manufacturing premium and UV protecting lotions will fortify cosmetics industry growth which in turn will increase detergent alcohols market size.

Detergent alcohols due to the presence of hydrophobic and hydrophilic parts in its structure helps in cleaning dirt particles from metals, fabrics, and household surfaces. Increasing technological advancements for manufacturing efficient dirt removing products will foster detergents demand which will escalate detergent alcohols market size.

Synthetic detergent alcohol industry is dependent on crude oil prices. Volatile crude oil prices may impact product manufacturing and costs. Negative environmental effects linked with synthetic detergent alcohols may hamper detergent alcohols industry profitability which may affect market price trends.

North America led by Mexico, Canada and the U.S. detergent alcohols market size is projected to witness significant gains due to growing industrial activities in the region. The product owing to lubricating properties is utilized in metalworking and petroleum industries. Rising oil and gas market size in the region owing to increasing shale oil & gas production will foster lubricants utilization which will boost market growth.

Europe driven by UK, Spain, Italy, France and Germany detergent alcohols market size is projected to amplify owing to its usage in textile industry. The product functions as a raw material for surfactant in textile coating.  Increasing exports to U.S., Turkey, and China owing to rising textiles demand in these countries will fuel detergent alcohols industry growth.

Asia Pacific market led by South Korea, Japan, India and China detergent alcohols market size may fuel owing to increasing personal hygiene awareness in the region. Indian laundry detergents market is projected to grow over 4.5% by 2023. The product owing to surface tension decreasing properties is used for manufacturing cleaners, disinfectants, and detergents. Increasing washing machines penetration in the region will foster detergents demand which will enhance detergent alcohols industry size.

Global detergent alcohols market share is moderately fragmented with major players includes BASF SE, SABIC, SASOL, Ecogreen Oleochemicals, Kao Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, Godrej Industries and Procter & Gamble. Manufacturers are focusing on expansion by implementing strategic alliance, joint ventures and mergers & acquisitions due to growing product applications in industrial, household, and lubricant industry which may stimulate market growth.

By Source, 2014-2025 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

By Application, 2014-2025 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)

  • Household detergent
  • Industrial cleaner
  • Plastic processing
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Lubricant additive
  • Personal care
  • Textile coating

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Australia
    • Brazil
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Company Profiles:

  • Ecogreen Oleochemicals,
  • Kao Corporation
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Godrej Industries
  • Procter & Gamble

What Information does this report contain?

Historical data coverage: 2016 to 2020; Growth Projections: 2021 to 2027.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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