Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Product (Liquid, Dry [Powder, Needles, Granules]) and Application (Dish Washing Liquids, Household Detergents & Cleaners, Industrial Cleaners, Personal Care Products), Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

Published Date: Oct 2019  |  Report ID: GMI1396  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hemant Pandey

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 340   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Overview

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Market size valued close to USD 550 million in 2018 and is estimated to exhibit growth of over 5% from 2019 to 2026.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is an anionic surfactant available in powdered, needle, and granular forms, that is used in cleaning agents, cleansing preparations, bubble baths, as well as scouring and foaming agents in industrial and textile applications. Its effective surfactant properties, capable of removing oil stains and residues from different types of surfaces, enable its use in a wide variety of specialty cleaning products as well.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Market Outlook

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Sodium lauryl sulfate is available in both liquid and dry states with active matter concentration close to 30% and 90% respectively. Light active matter concentration of liquid SLS makes is desirable for day-to-day applications, whereas the dry SLS are majorly preferred in applications where strong cleansing is required.

Popular bulk chemical in household products

Sodium lauryl sulfate has a high consumption pattern in various types of household detergents & cleaners including all-purpose cleaners, floor cleaners, toilet cleaners, kitchen cleaners, glass cleaners, carpet cleaners, upholstery cleaners, stain removers, hard surface cleaners, etc. With cleanliness and hygiene becoming a day-to-day concern in many households, the consumption of surfactants of various forms will witness a steady upheaval in the future. The added benefit of being anionic enables manufacturers to use SLS as a safe product that clears most regulations across geographies.

Global sodium lauryl sulfate market for household detergents & cleaners by region

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Changing eating habits, popularity of take-away or restaurant dining, decreased immunity toward the action of disease-causing pathogens over time, has contributed to the continued popularity of the sodium lauryl sulfate market. Rising awareness of clean and sanitized commercial spaces has led to a robust demand for SLS based detergents & cleaners.

Growing consumer awareness, government initiatives to maintain personal hygiene, aim to reduce impact of disease-causing agents in the environment. Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association (WCIA), National Cleaners Association (NCA) are some such organizations that spread awareness and are responsible for encouraging and maintaining healthy living standards by imposing stringent regulations.

Prevailing disease-causing agents is a prime concern and henceforth regulatory bodies and cleaning associations are taking effective measures to standardize cleanliness in household and industrial sectors. Improving consumer lifestyle due to increasing consumer spending power, primarily in the Asia Pacific region, has propelled demand for personal care products. This in turn will boost consumption of SLS in manufacturing skin, hair and other personal care products.

Dry SLS To Close Gap With Liquid SLS

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market by Product

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Dry sodium lauryl sulfate is easy to handle, store and transport, improving its popularity with detergent manufacturing companies. Dry SLS also carries higher active matter concentration (close to 90%) and is thus preferred in applications where strong cleansing agents are required. Dry SLS is available in powder, needle and granule forms and will enable new product development.

Dry SLS needles are widely used in the rubber industry as flow agents and internal lubricants. In addition, nutraceuticals manufacturers use it as an excipient in many products. It is also used to manufacture oral care products, shaving cream and other sanitary products.

Powdered SLS is extensive used in manufacturing powdered bubble baths, hand cleaners, detergents and various other products. With increasing demand for industrial & household cleaners and personal care products, the powder segment will flourish, which in turn will have a positive influence on the sodium lauryl sulfate market by 2026.

Household detergents & cleaners continue to hold top spot

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market by Application

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Household detergents and cleaners include a wide range of products that cater to different processes. For instance, floor cleaners, disinfectants, etc. serve the surface cleaning segment. Liquid and powder laundry detergents, all-purpose cleaners, floor cleaners, toilet cleaners, kitchen cleaners, glass cleaners, carpet cleaners, upholstery cleaners, stain removers and hard surface cleaners are covered in household detergents & cleaner’s application segment. Thus, the segment holds a prominent sodium lauryl sulfate market share in the application base.

Household detergents & cleaners application segment accounted for the largest share in total sodium lauryl sulfate market in 2018 driven by the rising awareness for personal and community hygiene along with increasing disposable income of consumers in countries including Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia and China. New product developments and promotional strategies from household detergent manufacturers coupled with rising demand from developing economies will be the major factors responsible for segment growth during the forecast years.

Latin America to show high consumption patterns

Brazil and Mexico have emerged as trade epicenters for Latin America. The governments of these countries have introduced new trade policies and redefined the old ones to attract foreign investments and make the process of doing business easier and more flexible.

The home care and household products industry will experience prominent gains during the forecast time span. It can be attributed to favorable Latin American demographics and increasing disposable incomes of consumers, which have gradually resulted in amplified spending power and inflation stabilization. Furthermore, rising awareness among consumers regarding personal hygiene, household cleanliness, and beauty & skin care has positively impacted household and personal care products’ demand in recent times. This positive trend will propel the sodium lauryl sulfate application in manufacturing detergents and beauty products over the coming years.

Major market share contributors in the sodium lauryl sulfate industry comprise Huntsman Corporation, Croda International, Solvay S.A, Clariant Corporation, Stepan Company, BASF SE, Galaxy Surfactants Ltd., Godrej Industries Limited, Kao Corporation, Melan Chemical Co. Ltd., Oxiteno S/A. Indústria E Comércio, and Xiamen Ditai Chemical Company Limited, etc.

The sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons & revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Product

  • SLS liquid
  • SLS dry
    • Powder
    • Needles
    • Granules

By Application

  • Dish washing liquids
  • Household detergents & cleaners
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Personal care products

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

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • GCC


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The sodium lauryl sulfate market share will expand at a rate of 5% through 2026 owing to its increasing usage in a wide range of specialty cleaning products.
Dry sodium lauryl sulfate will record substantial share in the overall market revenue, driven by its ease of storage, handling, and transport along with rising popularity among detergent manufacturers.
The sodium lauryl sulfate market size in Latin America will rise on account of the introduction of new trade policies for attracting foreign investments by governments in Mexico and Brazil.
Leading players in the sodium lauryl sulfate industry comprise Stepan Company, Huntsman Corporation, Kao Corporation, Godrej Industries Limited, Xiamen Ditai Chemical Company Limited, Galaxy Surfactants Ltd., and others.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Oct 2019
  • Pages: 340
  • Tables: 151
  • Charts / Figures: 26
  • Companies covered: 22
  • Countries covered: 18

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