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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market Size - By Product (Liquid, Dry [Powder, Needles, Granules]) and Application (Dish Washing Liquids, Household Detergents & Cleaners, Industrial Cleaners, Personal Care Products), Regional Outlook & Forecast, 2021 - 2027

  • Report ID: GMI1396
  • Published Date: Oct 2021
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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market Size

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market size was valued over USD 590 million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a rate of 3.8% from 2021 to 2027 driven by the rapidly increasing demand for household cleaners & detergents, industrial cleaning agents, and personal-care applications owing to the rising disposable income coupled with modern lifestyle needs, such as quality personal care products.

Rising awareness of public health along with the need to keep residences clean and hygienic has constantly encouraged the use of home cleaning agents. Sodium lauryl sulfate, commonly acknowledged as sodium dodecyl sulfate, is an anionic surfactant majorly used as a cleansing and foaming agent.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market Outlook

Sodium lauryl sulfate is considerably used in cleaning and sanitizing products for residential and commercial applications. Robust growth in consumer awareness of personal hygiene and household cleaning and Proliferating government initiatives to maintain workplace cleanliness to reduce the risk of fatal diseases in the environment will complement the sodium lauryl sulfate market share in the near future. Additionally, shifting consumer trends to maintain healthy living standards will drive the business growth.

Increasing spending on effective household cleansing products to prevent disease-causing pathogens will foster the popularity of the chemical over the study timeframe. Consumer preferences are shifting toward liquid detergents in recent years owing to its easy applicability and minimum wastage compared to detergent powders. Additionally, it has widespread applications in personal-care usages as an excellent surfactant and foaming agent including shampoos, dirt & oil-removing soaps, bubble bath, facial cleansers, toothpaste, etc.

Organizations including the National Cleaners Association and the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association are spreading awareness and imposing strict regulations on maintaining public health & safety standards. The impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic has been relatively positive owing to the application of SLS in laundry detergents, home cleaning, and industrial cleaning products. The sudden increase in demand for these products during the COVID-19 pandemic to fight the virus has increased the overall sodium lauryl sulphate market share globally.

Many regions have experienced significant demand for SLS due to the increased consumption of home cleaning products and detergents in hospitals. The sodium lauryl sulfate market is evolving and can be evident from the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic where companies are launching new products that are more efficient in the market. Moreover, SLS is widely used in medicinal products as tablet & capsule lubricants owing to its high solubilizing capacity, excellent penetration, and emulsifying ability.

Nevertheless, SLS cosmetics and beauty products can cause dry skin by stripping the natural oil, which may result in skin irritation and allergic reactions. SLS demand in personal care applications will experience sluggish growth owing to consumers switching to natural and organic products over the assessment period.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market Analysis

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market by Product

Dry sodium lauryl sulfate is projected to reach over USD 620 million by 2027 owing to its wide applications in detergent formulation and personal care & beauty products including lotions, creams, etc. Low concentrated dry SLS can be applied to household detergents and grooming products such as shampoos, cleaning agents, toothpaste, and shaving foams. Dry SLS also exhibits a strong antimicrobial effect on bacterial flora in the mouth, which further creates a scope for widespread usage as surfactant in toothpaste.

Dry SLS usually has an active matter close to or more than 90% and is thus preferred across applications where strong cleansing properties are needed including industrial cleaners and other applications, such as the textile & leather industries, for wetting and stabilization purposes. These applications will further contribute to the overall sodium lauryl sulfate market growth.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market by Application

Household cleaners & detergents exhibited the highest share of over 55% in 2020 driven by increasing concerns on public health along with rising per capita income across countries including China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, and South Korea. Leading market players are actively adopting promotional strategies along with product improvisation in household & cleaning products.

sodium lauryl sulfate market by region

The Asia Pacific sodium lauryl sulfate market revenue was valued at close to USD 265 million in 2020 due to the booming personal care & cleaning industry. Countries including India, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, and a few others are continuously creating awareness of personal health, hygiene, and care. For instance, the cosmetic industry of Japan domestically generated USD 36 billion in revenue in 2017. Skincare products accounted for a considerable market share in the cosmetic industry over the years.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market Share

Major participants in the overall sodium lauryl sulfate market is positively involved in R&D activities along with mergers & acquisitions to gain competitive advantages. For instance, in August 2021, Indorama Ventures acquired Oxiteno. This acquisition will expand new business opportunities for Oxiteno, specifically in the Asian market. Moreover, companies are investing in plant based SLS products to minimize the environmental impacts.

Key market players of the sodium lauryl sulfate industry are

  • Croda International
  • Clariant Corp.
  • Melan Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Stepan Company
  • Xiamen Ditai Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Galaxy Surfactants
  • Kao Corporation
  • Solvay
  • Oxiteno
  • Pilot Chemical
  • Godrej Industries Limited
  • Innospec

The sodium lauryl sulfate market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons & revenue in USD million from 2021 to 2027, for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Liquid
  • 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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Saurabh Bhalerao

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Sodium lauryl sulfate market size surpassed USD 590 million in 2020 and will grow at a 3.8% CAGR from 2021 to 2027 with surging demand for household cleaners & detergents and industrial cleaning agents.

Dry sodium lauryl sulfate market could touch USD 620 million by 2027 on account of applications across detergent formulation and personal care & beauty products.

Household cleaners & detergents held more than 55% share of sodium lauryl sulfate market in 2020 and will grow with rising urbanization in developing countries.

Asia Pacific sodium lauryl sulfate market touched USD 265 million in 2020 owing to thriving personal care & cleaning industry.

Clariant Corp., Stepan Company, Croda International, Melan Chemical Co., Ltd., BASF SE, Kao Corporation, Solvay, Oxiteno and Godrej Industries Limited are some of the key players in sodium lauryl sulfate industry.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2020
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