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Surfactants

Contents


Abbreviations8
Summary10
Detergent markets11
Surfactant markets12
Introduction14
Overview of the surfactants industry17
North America17
Industry structure17
Producing companies23
Company profile—Stepan Company25
Operating characteristics29
Introduction29
Research and development29
Manufacturing30
Marketing31
Profitability and cost structure33
Government regulations34
Trends and opportunities34
Critical factors for success37
Latin America37
Industry structure37
Producing companies38
Western Europe39
Industry structure39
Suppliers40
Distributors41
Associations and interest groups42
Corporate activities45
Producing companies52
Company profiles66
Operating characteristics66
Research and development66
Manufacturing68
Marketing69
Profitability and cost structure69
Government regulations71
Trends and opportunities74
Critical factors for success76
Central and Eastern Europe76
Industry structure76
Producing companies77
Middle East79
Industry structure79
Producing companies80
Africa81
Industry structure81
Producing companies82
China83
Industry structure84
Producing companies86
Company profiles92
BASF–YPC Company Limited93
Hunan Resun-Auway Industrial Co., Ltd.93
Liaoyang Huaxing Chemical Group Corporation93
Sinolight Chemicals Co., Ltd.93
Solvay (Zhangjiagang) Specialty Chemicals Co., Ltd.94
Tianjin Tianzhi Fine Chemical Co., Ltd.94
Zhejiang Zanyu Technology Co., Ltd.94
Operating characteristics94
Introduction94
Research and development95
Manufacturing96
Sulfonation96
Ethoxylation99
Marketing100
Profitability and cost structure100
Government regulations100
Trends and opportunities102
Critical factors for success103
Japan/Other Asia104
Industry structure104
Producing companies108
Company profiles113
Kao Corporation113
Lion Corporation115
Toho Chemical Industry Co., LTD.116
Operating characteristics117
Introduction117
Research and development117
Manufacturing118
Marketing119
Profitability and cost structure119
Government regulations122
Trends and opportunities122
Investments in Surfactants Business in Other Asia123
Critical factors for success124
Surfactant markets by product type126
Products and functions126
Amphoteric surfactants128
Anionic surfactants128
Cationic surfactants130
Nonionic surfactants131
North America132
Consumption and markets132
Overview132
Amphoteric surfactants134
Anionic surfactants135
Cationic surfactants137
Nonionic surfactants139
Market participants141
Amphoteric surfactants141
Anionic surfactants141
Cationic surfactants143
Nonionic surfactants144
Prices146
Future trends and strategic issues148
Latin America148
Western Europe149
Consumption and markets149
Overview149
Amphoteric surfactants152
Anionic surfactants154
Cationic surfactants156
Nonionic surfactants158
Market participants160
Prices161
Future trends and strategic issues161
Central and Eastern Europe162
Consumption, markets, and trends162
Market participants162
Prices163
Middle East163
Consumption, markets, and trends163
Market participants164
Prices164
Africa165
Consumption, markets, and trends165
Market participants165
Prices166
China166
Consumption and markets166
Overview166
Amphoteric surfactants167
Anionic surfactants168
Cationic surfactants169
Nonionic surfactants169
Market participants170
Amphoteric surfactants170
Anionic surfactants171
Cationic surfactants172
Nonionic surfactants173
Prices174
Japan/Other Asia175
Consumption and markets175
Overview175
Amphoteric surfactants177
Anionic surfactants178
alpha-Sulfonated methyl esters179
Naphthalene sulfonates179
Phosphates179
Sulfosuccinates180
Other sulfonates and sulfates180
Other180
Cationic surfactants180
Nonionic surfactants182
Alcohol ethoxylates182
EO/PO additives183
Alkylphenol ethoxylates183
Nonethoxylated fatty acid esters183
Ethoxylated fatty acid esters183
Fatty alkanolamides184
Other184
Surfactants consumption in Other Asian countries184
Market participants185
Amphoteric surfactants185
Alkylamido betaines185
Alkyl dimethyl betaines186
Imidazoline-derived amphoterics186
Other186
Anionic surfactants187
Acyl sarcosinates187
Alkyl phenyl ether sulfates187
Branched alkylbenzene sulfonates187
Linear alkylbenzene sulfonates, alcohol sulfonates, and alcohol ether sulfates188
N-Acyl methyl taurates189
Naphthalene sulfonate–formaldehyde condensates and naphthalene sulfonates189
alpha-Olefin sulfonates190
Polyoxyethylene alkyl ether phosphate190
Sulfosuccinates191
Other191
Cationic surfactants191
Fatty amine oxides192
Fatty amines and their salts192
Quaternary ammonium salts192
Quaternized imidazolines193
Nonionic surfactants194
Alcohol ethoxylates194
Alkylphenol ethoxylates194
Fatty alkanolamides195
Monoglycerol fatty acid esters196
Polyethylene glycol atty acid esters and polypropylene glycol fatty acid esters196
Sorbitan fatty acid esters and ethoxylated sorbitan esters197
Other198
Prices198
Surfactant markets by market area200
North America200
Overview200
Home and personal care201
Household detergents201
Personal care products202
Introduction202
Surfactant consumption203
Market participants203
Household fabric softeners204
Introduction204
Surfactants for fabric softeners205
Consumption207
Market participants207
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications208
I&I cleaners208
Food209
Agricultural products210
Oil field, lubricant, and related212
Emulsion polymerization213
Fiber and textile industry216
Other218
Construction218
Mining218
Paper218
Metal cleaning and processing219
Fire extinguishers219
Western Europe219
Overview219
Home and personal care219
Household detergents219
Personal care products220
Household fabric softeners222
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications224
Industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaners and washing226
Construction226
Emulsion polymerization226
Agricultural products226
Oil field and mining227
Paper industry227
Food228
Fiber and textile industry228
Other industrial applications229
Fire extinguishing229
Metalworking229
Pharmaceutical229
Photographic229
China230
Overview230
Home and personal care230
Household detergents230
Personal care products231
Fabric softeners231
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications231
Japan/Other Asia232
Overview232
Home and personal care233
Household detergents233
Personal care products234
Household fabric softeners235
Industrial, institutional, and commercial applications235
Fiber and textile industry235
Plastics and rubber236
Construction236
Metals and machinery237
Pulp and paper237
Commercial laundries237
Food238
Inks and coatings238
Agricultural products238
Other238
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