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Detergent Alcohols

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary 8
Summary 10
Producing companies 10
Capacity 13
Salient statistics 15
Production 15
Consumption 16
Consumption by derivative 17
Consumption by end use 20
Trade 22
Introduction 23
Regional breakdown 23
Definition 23
Business drivers 25
Manufacturing processes 27
Conversion of natural fats and oils 27
Reduction of methyl esters 27
Esterification of fatty acids 29
Reduction of fatty acids 29
Saponification of esters 29
Synthesis from petroleum-derived raw materials 29
Oxo (hydroformylation) reaction 30
Linear primary alcohols from ethylene 32
ALFOL® alcohol process 32
Controlled linear chain-growth process 33
Linear secondary alcohols by paraffin oxidation 33
Other routes 34
Conversion to major derivatives 34
Alcohol ethoxylates 34
Alcohol sulfates and alcohol ether sulfates 35
Polymethacrylate esters 35
Fatty nitrogen derivatives 35
Alkyl glyceryl ether sulfonates 35
Alkyl polyglucosides 35
Environmental issues 36
REACH 36
Detergents regulation 36
Supply and demand by region 37
North America 37
Producing companies 37
Salient statistics 38
Production 39
Consumption 40
Alcohol ethoxylates 44
Alcohol sulfates and ether sulfates 46
Laundry detergents 46
Dishwashing liquids 46
Other household cleaners 47
Industrial, institutional, and commercial uses 47
Personal care products 47
Free alcohols 47
C12-C18 fraction 47
C20+ fraction 48
Polymethacrylate esters 48
Fatty nitrogen derivatives 48
Alkyl glyceryl ether sulfonates 49
Alkyl polyglucosides 49
Other derivatives 50
Hindered phenols 50
Thiodipropionate esters 50
Ethoxylated and propoxylated alcohols 50
Alcohol phosphates and ether phosphates 50
Esters of fatty acids 50
Alcohol phosphites 51
Price 51
Trade 51
Imports 52
Exports 52
Central and South America 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 54
Trade 56
Imports 56
Exports 57
Western Europe 57
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 60
Production 61
Consumption 61
Alcohol ethoxylates and alcohol ether sulfates 63
Alcohol sulfates 64
Free and C20+ alcohols 64
Polymethacrylate esters 64
Fatty nitrogen derivatives 65
Alkyl polyglucosides 65
Other derivatives 65
Esters of fatty acids and succinates 65
Thiodipropionate esters 66
Price 66
Trade 66
Imports 67
Exports 68
Central Europe 68
Producing companies 68
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 69
Trade 70
Imports 70
Exports 71
Eastern Europe 71
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 72
Consumption 73
Trade 74
Middle East 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 76
Consumption 77
Trade 78
Imports 78
Exports 78
Africa 79
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 81
Trade 82
Imports 82
Exports 83
South Asia 83
Producing companies 83
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 85
Trade 86
Imports 87
Exports 87
Mainland China 88
Producing companies 88
Salient statistics 90
Consumption 91
Alcohol ether sulfates 93
Alcohol ethoxylates 93
Aliphatic tertiary amines 94
Alcohol sulfates 94
Alkyl polyglucosides 94
Other derivatives 95
Price 95
Trade 96
Imports 96
Exports 97
Japan 97
Producing companies 97
Salient statistics 99
Production 99
Consumption 100
Alcohol ethoxylates 102
Alcohol ether sulfates 102
Alcohol sulfates 102
Free and C20+ alcohols102
Fatty nitrogen derivatives 103
Other derivatives 103
Price 103
Trade 104
Other Northeast Asia 105
Producing companies 105
Salient statistics 105
Consumption 106
Trade 107
Southeast Asia 108
Producing companies 108
Salient statistics 111
Consumption 112
Price 114
Trade 114
Imports 114
Exports 115
Additional resources 117
Revisions 118
Data Workbook 119
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