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Surfactants

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Contents


Executive summary10
Summary11
Introduction15
Abbreviations18
Overview of the surfactants industry20
North America20
Industry structure20
Producing companies26
Company profile—Stepan Company27
Operating characteristics32
Introduction32
Research and development32
Manufacturing33
Marketing34
Profitability and cost structure36
Government regulations38
Trends and opportunities39
Critical factors for success41
Latin America42
Industry structure42
Producing companies43
Western Europe44
Industry structure44
Suppliers45
Distributors45
Associations and interest groups46
Corporate activities48
Producing companies54
Company profiles63
Operating characteristics64
Research and development64
Manufacturing66
Marketing66
Profitability and cost structure67
Government regulations69
Trends and opportunities71
Critical factors for success73
Central and Eastern Europe74
Industry structure74
Producing companies75
Middle East77
Industry structure77
Producing companies55
Africa79
Industry structure79
Producing companies59
China80
Industry structure81
Producing companies83
Company profiles89
BASF-YPC Company Limited89
Hunan Resun-Auway Industrial Co., Ltd.90
Liaoyang Huaxing Chemical Group Corporation90
Sinolight Chemicals Co., Ltd.90
Solvay (Zhangjiagang) Specialty Chemicals Co., Ltd.90
Tianjin Tianzhi Fine Chemical Co., Ltd.91
Zhejiang Zanyu Technology Co., Ltd.91
Operating characteristics91
Introduction91
Research and development92
Manufacturing93
Sulfonation93
Ethoxylation86
Marketing97
Profitability and cost structure73
Government regulations98
Trends and opportunities 100
Critical factors for success 101
Japan and Other Asia 102
Industry structure 102
Producing companies 106
Company profiles 111
Kao Corporation 111
Lion Corporation 113
Toho Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.115
Operating characteristics 115
Introduction 115
Research and development 115
Manufacturing 116
Marketing 118
Profitability and cost structure118
Government regulations 121
Trends and opportunities 122
Critical factors for success125
Surfactant markets by product type 127
Products and functions 127
Amphoteric surfactants 128
Anionic surfactants 129
Cationic surfactants 131
Nonionic surfactants132
North America 133
Consumption and markets 133
Overview 133
Amphoteric surfactants 135
Anionic surfactants 136
Cationic surfactants 139
Nonionic surfactants141
Market participants 144
Amphoteric surfactants 144
Anionic surfactants 144
Cationic surfactants 146
Nonionic surfactants 148
Prices 150
Future trends and strategic issues 151
Latin America 153
Western Europe 153
Consumption and markets 153
Overview 156
Amphoteric surfactants 156
Anionic surfactants 156
Cationic surfactants 156
Nonionic surfactants163
Market participants 165
Prices 166
Future trends and strategic issues167
Central and Eastern Europe 167
Consumption, markets, and trends 167
Market participants 168
Prices168
Middle East 169
Consumption, markets, and trends 169
Market participants 170
Prices 170
Africa 171
Consumption, markets, and trends 171
Market participants 172
Prices172
China 173
Consumption and markets 173
Overview 173
Amphoteric surfactants 174
Anionic surfactants 175
Cationic surfactants 176
Nonionic surfactants177
Market participants 178
Amphoteric surfactants 178
Anionic surfactants 179
Cationic surfactants 180
Nonionic surfactants 181
Prices 182
Japan and Other Asia 183
Consumption and markets 183
Overview 183
Amphoteric surfactants 185
Anionic surfactants 186
Linear alkylbenzene sulfonates 187
Alcohol ether sulfates 188
alpha-Sulfonated methyl esters 188
Naphthalene sulfonates 188
Phosphates 188
Sulfosuccinates 189
Other sulfonates and sulfates 189
Other189
Cationic surfactants 189
Nonionic surfactants 191
Alcohol ethoxylates 192
EO/PO additives 192
Alkylphenol ethoxylates 192
Nonethoxylated fatty acid esters 193
Ethoxylated fatty acid esters 193
Fatty alkanolamides 193
Other 194
Surfactants consumption in Other Asian countries194
Market participants 195
Amphoteric surfactants 195
Alkylamido betaines 195
Alkyl dimethyl betaines 196
Imidazoline-derived amphoterics 196
Other 197
Anionic surfactants 197
Acyl sarcosinates 197
Alkyl phenyl ether sulfates 197
Branched alkylbenzene sulfonates 198
Linear alkylbenzene sulfonates, alcohol sulfonates, and alcohol ether sulfates 198
N-Acyl methyl taurates 199
Naphthalene sulfonateformaldehyde condensates and naphthalene sulfonates 200
alpha-Olefin sulfonates 200
Polyoxyethylene alkyl ether phosphate 201
Sulfosuccinates 201
Other202
Cationic surfactants 202
Fatty amine oxides 202
Fatty amines and their salts 203
Quaternary ammonium salts 203
Quaternized imidazolines204
Nonionic surfactants 204
Alcohol ethoxylates 204
Alkylphenol ethoxylates 205
Fatty alkanolamides 206
Monoglycerol fatty acid esters 207
Polyethylene glycol atty acid esters and polypropylene glycol fatty acid esters 208
Sorbitan fatty acid esters and ethoxylated sorbitan esters 209
Other 210
Prices210
Surfactant markets by market 213
North America 213
Overview 213
Home and personal care 214
Household detergents 214
Personal care products 215
Introduction 215
Surfactant consumption 216
Market participants 217
Household fabric softeners 218
Introduction 218
Surfactants for fabric softeners 219
Consumption 221
Market participants 221
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications 222
I&I cleaners 223
Food 224
Oil field, lubricant, and related 225
Emulsion polymerization 226
Agricultural products 229
Fiber and textile industry 231
Other 234
Construction 234
Mining 235
Paper 235
Metal cleaning and processing 235
Fire extinguishers 235
Western Europe 235
Overview 235
Home and personal care 236
Household detergents 236
Personal care products 237
Household fabric softeners 240
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications 243
Industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaners and washing 244
Construction 245
Emulsion polymerization 245
Agricultural products 245
Paper industry 246
Oil field and mining 247
Food 247
Fiber and textile industry 248
Other industrial applications 248
Fire extinguishing 248
Metalworking 248
Pharmaceutical 249
Photographic 249
China 249
Overview 249
Home and personal care 250
Household detergents 250
Personal care products 250
Fabric softeners 251
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications 251
Japan and Other Asia 252
Overview 252
Home and personal care 253
Household detergents 253
Personal care products 253
Household fabric softeners 254
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications 255
Civil engineering and building 255
Fiber and textile industry 256
Plastics and rubber 257
Pulp and paper 257
Food 258
Metals and machinery 258
Commercial laundries 258
Inks and coatings 259
Agricultural products 259
Other 259
Revisions 260
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