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Ethoxylates Market - By Product (Alcohol, Fatty Amine, Fatty Acid, Methyl Ester, Glyceride), By Application (Household & Personal Care, Agrochemicals, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals), By Region & Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI1826
  • Published Date: Nov 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Ethoxylates Market size was valued at USD 12 billion in 2022 and is expected to depict a 4% CAGR between 2023 to 2032.

Ethoxylates Market

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Ethoxylates are utilized across a broad range of applications such as lubricants, cosmetics, soaps & detergents, cleaning chemicals, and solvents. Product consumption in the home & personal care sector is growing steadily owing to attributes such as rapid surface-wetting, excellent detergency, and low-foaming properties. The economic development of the middle class has also increased spending ability for high-quality personal care products. Growing consumer demand for cosmetics, in addition to rising disposable income, will thus increase the adoption of ethoxylates over the years.

It is expected that a negative impact on aquatic life and the environment owing to toxicity may impede overall market statistics. Ethoxylates are utilized in surfactant degradation and detergents in treating sewages and surface waters. Ethoxylate surfactants pose a threat to sediment organisms and sewage treatment facility organisms, affecting the environmental species. Therefore, the high toxicity of ethoxylates will limit their usage across industry verticals.

Growing demand for organic cosmetic products to boost use of alcohol ethoxylates

Ethoxylates Market, By Product

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Ethoxylates market from the alcohol product segment is projected to be worth USD 12.9 billion by 2032. Alcohol ethoxylates are anaerobically bridgeable and are used across a variety of applications such as paper oil, textile, industrial & institutional cleaners, agriculture, and cosmetic industries. Furthermore, natural alcohol ethoxylates are utilized extensively in cosmetics, personal care products, and fragrances due to their emulsification and solubilization attributes. The growing demand for organic compounds as ingredients in cosmetic formulations will therefore increase the usage of alcohol-based ethoxylates.

Advancements in agrochemical formulations to increase ethoxylates consumption

Ethoxylates Market, By Application,

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Ethoxylates market from the agrochemicals application segment is expected to register more than 3% CAGR between 2023 to 2032. Biocides, insecticides, herbicides, and spermicides are among the agrochemical formulations that often contain ethoxylates. Agrochemical formulations involve the usage of surface-active ingredients and surfactants. These are essential for their preparation and maintenance of long-term physical stability as well as for improving their biological performance as agrochemicals to increase the foliar uptake of herbicides. Technological advancements have bolstered the demand for high-performance agrochemicals, in turn amplifying the need for ingredients such as ethoxylates in the agriculture sector.

Shift in textile trends to boost Asia Pacific market statistics

Ethoxylates Market, By Region

Asia Pacific ethoxylates market is anticipated to record more than 4.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Changing fashion trends in the region have fostered high demand for novel textile materials. This is likely to fuel the consumption of products such as ethoxylates, which are used for lubricating, finishing, and dyeing fabrics. The growing demand for ethoxylates in the Asia Pacific is also supported by the steady growth of the agricultural industry in the region. Farmers are increasingly using agrochemicals to enhance yield, maintain soil health, and increase land productivity, driving the production of organic compounds such as ethoxylates.

Strategic business expansions to define competitive landscape

Some of the major companies operating in the ethoxylates market include Dow Chemical Company, BASF, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Ecogreen Oleochemicals, PT Polychem Indonesia Tbk, Stepan Company, Clariant, Sasol Limited, India Glycols Ltd., Ineos Group Ltd., Solvay, Oxiteno, Galaxy Surfactants, Nouryon, SABIC, Evonik, Mitsui Chemicals Inc., PCC Exol, Arkema Group, Aquaquim SA de CV, China Sanjiang Fine Chemicals Company Limited, KLK Kolb Specialties B.V, Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd., Fibrol Non Ionics, Gujarat Chemicals, Croda International, Hannong Chemicals, Norchem Group, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Pan Asia Chemical Corporation (PACC), Kao Corporation.

Impact of COVID-19 crisis on ethoxylates market trends

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented changes in global supply chains. In order to address these disruptions, businesses are putting in efforts to streamline and sustain their supply networks. Companies are collaborating with distributors and dealers by signing supply chain agreements to ensure the effective distribution of products, including ethoxylates, worldwide. The market competition is likely to worsen over the forecast period, as manufacturers attempt to use various methods to obtain a competitive edge, generate significant revenues, and boost profit margins. Efforts to develop ethoxylates from bio-based sources will also contribute to industry expansion.

Global Ethoxylates Market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of volume in Kilo Tons and revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Alcohol
    • Natural alcohol ethoxylates
    • Synthetic alcohol ethoxylates
  • Fatty Amine
  • Fatty Acid
  • Methyl Ester
  • Glyceride

By Application

  • Household & personal care
    • Laundry & Dishwashing Detergent
    • Industrial & Institutional Cleaning
    • Personal Care
  • Agrochemicals
    • Herbicides
    • Fungicides
    • Insecticides
  • Oil & gas
    • Foam Control & Wetting Agents
    • Lubricants & Emulsifiers
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • 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
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Middle East & Africa
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for ethoxylates was worth more than USD 12 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to exhibit a 4% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to the rising usage of ethoxylates in cosmetics.

Alcohol product segment is expected to surpass USD 12.9 billion by 2032 on account of the widespread product applicability in textile, agriculture, paper oil, and other applications.

Asia Pacific ethoxylates market is projected to register over 4.5% CAGR between 2023 to 2032, due to changing fashion trends in the region.

Dow Chemical Company, BASF, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), and Ecogreen Oleochemicals are some of the key companies operating in the market.

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