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Market Research Reports: Industrial Surfactants

Industrial Surfactants: Multi-regional Market Analysis and Opportunities
China - Published November 2016
Europe - Published July 2016
United States - Published August 2016
Base Year: 2015
Forecasts to 2020

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  • Description
  • Regional Coverage: China, Europe, United States

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    Cleaning applications, consisting of notably laundry detergents and fabric softeners, and personal care applications represent about two-thirds of the global consumption of surfactants. The remaining one-third is scattered among a number of industrial applications, such as food, paints and coatings, crop protection, and oil and gas. This report focuses on these industrial applications often offering strong growth opportunities, but also driven by complex, application-related drivers, whose identification is key for building a successful, targeted business strategy.

    This report helps subscribers to:

    • Assess regional consumption of surfactants in each application and by product type
    • Understand performance requirements from different end-use applications, and how they are being met
    • Determine key surfactants used in each application and find out if substitution is occurring
    • Identify the leading suppliers for different surfactants by region and application
    • Understand the key growth drivers and restraints in different end-use segments
    • Evaluate the growth potential for surfactants and market opportunities
  • Contents
  • Introduction

    Executive Summary
    • An Overview of Key Findings
    End-use Analysis
    For each application covered (Table 1), the following information is provided:
    • Market overview
      − Market sizing, key trends, key players
      − Regulatory overview
    • Product overview
      − Grades and prices
      − Levels of use
    • Market sizing
      − Estimated consumption volume/value by product type
    • Competitive landscape
      − Industry structure
      − Supplier market share
      − Porter’s Five Forces
    • Appraisal and outlook
      − Growth drivers and constraints
    Product Analysis
    For each major surfactant class covered (Table 2), the following information is provided:
    • Estimated consumption in volume and value by end use
    • Supplier market shares
    • Five-year forecast and rationale
    Supplier Profiles
    Detailed profiles of 10 leading and niche local manufacturers of surfactants are provided, including the following information:
    • Overview
    • Surfactants sales
    • Grades
    • Capacities
    • Raw materials
    • Sales and marketing
    • Technical capabilities
    • Outlook

    Table 1: End-use Applications Included
    within the Scope
    Crop protection
    Metalworking fluids
    Oil and gas
    Paints and coatings
    Synthetic latex polymers
    Minor end-uses

    Table 2: Surfactants Included within the Scope
    Surfactants class Surfactant
    Amphoterics Amphoacetates
      Alkyl amido betaines
    Anionics Acyl isethionates
      Alkyl aryl sulphonates
      Alkyl ether sulphates
      Alkyl suphates
      Fatty acid soaps
      Phosphate esters
    Cationics Quaternary ammonium compounds
      Ester quats
    Nonionics Alkalonamides
      Alkyl polyglucosides
      Amine oxides
      Esters emulsifiers
      Fatty alcohol ethoxylates
      Fatty amine ethoxylates
      Lower alcohol ethoxylates
      Polyalkylene glycols
  • Scope
  • Industrial Surfactants provides a detailed independent appraisal of the three key global (China, Europe, and the United States) markets including current and forecast demand by major product and end-use industry, product grades and prices, applications, distribution channels, supplier sales, and technical and market trends. This program comes as two key deliverables: a detailed report for each of the regions considered providing a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis of each market and a fully interactive database for customization with the data.

    • Consumption of key surfactants by end-use application and region
    • Detailed demand analysis of surfactants by enduse market and region
    • Supplier sales by surfactant, application, and region
    • Average market pricing
    • Forecast consumption of surfactants through 2020
  • Key Benefits
  • This report assists surfactants suppliers in identifying opportunities within the global industrial surfactants market. It also serves as an invaluable tool in the strategic planning process. This report series provides subscribers with:

    • Identification of key growth potential by surfactant, application, and geography to enable development of targeted sales and marketing strategies
    • An appraisal of market trends, supply, and demand drivers enabling subscribers to position their polymers to maximize trends within the market
    • Competitive intelligence for use in benchmarking
    • Forecasting scenarios from which to base solid strategic business plans
    • A tool to develop market-entry and market expansion strategies
  • Methodology
  • Kline’s approach places the principal emphasis on primary research techniques to ensure that the foundation of business intelligence and insight is accurate, current, and reliable. Building on our 50-plus years in the business and leveraging our worldwide network of offices, our teams of seasoned professionals draw upon pragmatic industrial and commercial experience to understand and interpret global impacts and local perspectives.

    Primary Research
    We Know Who to Talk to. We Know How to Listen.

    A high number of in-depth discussions are conducted by each analyst. Up to 60% of interviews are done with the true industry insiders!

    Kline’s analysts draw upon pragmatic experience to understand global impacts and local perspectives. Our interviews engage experts across all pertinent fields and sectors including:

    • Marketers/manufacturers
    • Distributors
    • Government agencies
    • Retailers
    • Suppliers
    • Trade organizations

    Secondary Research
    We Know Where to Look – Mining the Details.

    Analysis is further supplemented by secondary research, consisting of constant tracking of annual company reports, national statistics bureaux, trade/ industrial/professional associations and the like.

    Relevant developments are diligently followed and their impact closely monitored. Reports also draw upon non-confidential data from Kline’s internal database, consisting of over half a century’s syndicated research.

    Comprehensive Market Intelligence
    We Know How to Verify.

    Data are rigorously analyzed, cross-checked, distilled and validated. Kline’s proven methodology allows exceptionally effective, precise and reliable market intelligence procurement and assessment, giving subscribers a solid foundation on which to grow, refine and expand their business with confidence.

    Kline Credentials

    Kline is a leading global management consulting and market research firm offering the complete spectrum of services. The firm has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations in the chemicals, materials, energy, life sciences, and consumer products industries for over 50 years.

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