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Global Surfactants Industry

25 February 2019 Adam Stephen Bland, MBA

Household detergents remain the most important application sector for surfactants, accounting for approximately 46% of global consumption in the major consuming regions, with an average annual growth rate of 2% expected over the next five years.

What are the key factors influencing the industry?

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The surfactants industry is considered complex because of factors such as a broad-range definition of the term surfactants; many suppliers (more than 500 worldwide); numerous product chemistries (more than 3,500), intermediates, and blends; a combination of low- and high-profit products and businesses; a wide range of applications and customer base; variable captive production and merchant markets; and interproducer business relationships and sales.

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Posted 25 February 2019 by Adam Stephen Bland, MBA, Associate Director, IHS Chemical

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