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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 Company28
Operating characteristics33
Introduction33
Research and development33
Manufacturing34
Marketing35
Profitability and cost structure37
Government regulations38
Trends and opportunities40
Critical factors for success42
Latin America43
Industry structure43
Producing companies44
Western Europe46
Industry structure46
Supporting Suppliers and services46
Distributors47
Associations and interest groups48
Corporate activities51
Producing companies60
Company profiles81
Operating characteristics82
Research and development82
Manufacturing84
Marketing84
Profitability and cost structure85
Government regulations87
Trends and opportunities90
Critical factors for success93
Central and Eastern Europe94
Industry structure94
Producing companies95
Middle East97
Industry structure97
Producing companies97
Africa100
Industry structure100
Producing companies101
Mainland China102
Industry structure104
Producing companies107
Company profiles111
BASF-YPC Company Limited112
Hunan Resun-Auway Industrial Co., Ltd.112
Jintung Petrochemical Co., Ltd.113
Liaoning Shengde Huaxing Chemical Co., Ltd.113
Nouryon Chemicals (Boxing) Co., Ltd.114
Sinolight Surfactants Technology Co., Ltd.114
Solvay (Zhangjiagang) Specialty Chemicals Co., Ltd.115
Tianjin Tianzhi Fine Chemical Co., Ltd.115
Zhejiang Zanyu Technology Co., Ltd.115
Operating characteristics115
Introduction115
Research and development116
Manufacturing117
Sulfonation117
Ethoxylation118
Marketing118
Profitability and cost structure118
Government regulations119
Trends and opportunities 123
Critical factors for success 124
Japan and Other Asia 125
Industry structure 125
Producing companies 130
Company profiles 138
Kao Corporation 138
Lion Corporation 141
Toho Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.142
Operating characteristics 143
Introduction 143
Research and development 143
Manufacturing 144
Marketing 146
Profitability and cost structure146
Government regulations 150
Trends and opportunities 150
Critical factors for success154
Surfactant markets by product type 156
Products and functions 156
Amphoteric surfactants 158
Anionic surfactants 159
Cationic surfactants 161
Nonionic surfactants162
North America 164
Consumption and markets 164
Overview 164
Amphoteric surfactants 166
Anionic surfactants 167
Cationic surfactants 169
Nonionic surfactants171
Market participants 173
Amphoteric surfactants 173
Anionic surfactants 174
Cationic surfactants 176
Nonionic surfactants 178
Prices 180
Future trends and strategic issues 181
Latin America 182
Western Europe 183
Consumption and markets 183
Overview 183
Amphoteric surfactants 188
Anionic surfactants 190
Cationic surfactants 192
Nonionic surfactants194
Prices 196
Central and Eastern Europe 196
Consumption, markets, and trends 196
Market participants 198
Prices198
Middle East 198
Consumption, markets, and trends 198
Market participants 199
Prices 199
Africa 200
Consumption, markets, and trends 200
Market participants 201
Prices201
Mainland China 202
Consumption and markets 202
Overview 202
Amphoteric surfactants 204
Anionic surfactants 205
Cationic surfactants 208
Nonionic surfactants209
Market participants 211
Amphoteric surfactants 211
Anionic surfactants 212
Cationic surfactants 213
Nonionic surfactants 214
Prices 216
Japan and Other Asia 217
Consumption and markets 217
Overview 217
Amphoteric surfactants 219
Anionic surfactants 220
Linear alkylbenzene sulfonates 221
Alcohol ether sulfates 222
alpha-Sulfonated methyl esters 222
Naphthalene sulfonates 222
Naphthalene sulfonates 222
Phosphates 223
Sulfosuccinates 223
Other sulfonates and sulfates 223
Other223
Cationic surfactants 224
Nonionic surfactants 225
Alcohol ethoxylates 226
EO/PO additives 227
Alkylphenol ethoxylates 227
Nonethoxylated fatty acid esters 227
Ethoxylated fatty acid esters 227
Fatty alkanolamides 228
Other 228
Surfactants consumption in Other Asia228
Indian Subcontinent229
Other Northeast Asia231
Southeast Asia232
Market participants 233
Amphoteric surfactants 233
Alkylamido betaines 233
Alkyl dimethyl betaines 234
Fatty amine oxides234
Imidazoline-derived amphoterics 235
Other 235
Anionic surfactants 236
Acyl sarcosinates 236
Alkyl phenyl ether sulfates 236
Branched alkylbenzene sulfonates 236
Linear alkylbenzene sulfonates, alcohol sulfonates, and alcohol ether sulfates 236
N-Acyl methyl taurates 240
Naphthalene sulfonateformaldehyde condensates and naphthalene sulfonates 240
alpha-Olefin sulfonates 241
Polyoxyethylene alkyl ether phosphate 241
Sulfosuccinates 242
Other242
Cationic surfactants 243
Fatty amines and their salts 243
Quaternary ammonium salts 244
Quaternized imidazolines244
Nonionic surfactants 245
Alcohol ethoxylates 245
Alkylphenol ethoxylates 246
Fatty alkanolamides 246
Monoglycerol fatty acid esters 247
Polyethylene glycol fatty acid esters and polypropylene glycol fatty acid esters 248
Sorbitan fatty acid esters and ethoxylated sorbitan esters 249
Other 250
Prices250
Surfactant markets by market 253
North America 253
Overview 253
Home and personal care 254
Household detergents 254
Personal care products 255
Introduction 255
Surfactant consumption 256
Market participants 257
Household fabric softeners 257
Introduction 257
Surfactants for fabric softeners 258
Consumption 260
Market participants 261
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications 261
I&I cleaners 262
Food 263
Oil field, lubricant, and related 264
Emulsion polymerization 265
Agricultural products 267
Fiber and textile industry 269
Other 272
Construction 272
Mining 272
Paper 273
Metal cleaning and processing 273
Fire extinguishers 273
Western Europe 273
Overview 273
Home and personal care 274
Household detergents 274
Personal care products 276
Household fabric softeners 278
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications 280
Industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaners and washing 282
Construction 283
Emulsion polymerization 283
Agricultural products 283
Paper industry 284
Oil field and mining 285
Food 285
Fiber and textile industry 286
Other industrial applications 286
Fire extinguishing 286
Metalworking 287
Pharmaceutical 287
Photographic 287
Mainland China 287
Overview 287
Home and personal care 288
Household detergents 288
Personal care products 289
Fabric softeners 291
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications 291
Japan and Other Asia 293
Overview 293
Home and personal care 294
Household detergents 294
Personal care products 295
Household fabric softeners 296
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications 296
Civil engineering and building 297
Fiber and textile industry 298
Plastics and rubber 298
Pulp and paper 299
Food 299
Metals and machinery 300
Commercial laundries 300
Inks and coatings 300
Agricultural products 301
Other 301
Revisions 302
Data Workbook303
Notice304
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