Alpha Olefin Sulfonates (AOS) Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2027

Published on : Nov-2018 | List of Tables : 74 | List of Figures : 60 | No. of Pages : 170 | Report Code : FACT591MR | Format :

Key Insights

Rising Consumption of Surfactants in Asia Pacific Creates Lucrative Opportunities for Alpha Olefin Sulfonate Manufacturers

Emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region represent high-potential markets for personal care products and cosmetics. As beauty and personal care products are among the biggest applications of alpha olefin sulfonates, the burgeoning growth of the personal care industry in the region is likely to create significant sales opportunities for alpha olefin sulfonates market players.

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Additionally, increasing economic growth of the developing Asian countries, such as China and India, is generating high demand for industrial surfactants such as alpha olefin sulfonates. To capitalize on the ever-growing consumption of alpha olefin sulfonates as a surfactant in wide-ranging industrial applications, leading alpha olefin sulfonates market players are investing heavily in local markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

Some of the examples include:

  • Clariant, a Swiss player in alpha olefin sulfonates market, has adopted a strategic framework to invest heavily in China in order to capitalize on a significant rise in local demand for surfactants, such as alpha olefin sulfonates. Along with its plans to set an integrated capacity and regional innovation center in Shanghai by 2020, the company has already opened its first online flagship store, to cater to the local demands, on 1688.com (Alibaba)
  • Another player in the alpha olefin sulfonates market, Huntsman Corporation recently declared that the Asia-Pacific region accounted for over one-fourth of the company’s $8 billion in revenues in 2017. The company is further investing in the region to expand its manufacturing facilities, as it recently opened a multi-purpose facility in Vietnam, right after the groundbreaking of its new production facility in China.
  • AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, a Dutch multinational company which was recently launched as Nouryon, announced that it has made a strategic investment of over €4.8 million to expand its Surface Chemistry facility in Boxing, China to improve operational excellence and establish a stronger position in the fabric softeners market and alpha olefin sulfonates market in the country.

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Stringent Safety Regulations Create Challenges for Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Players

While manufacturers in the alpha olefin sulfonates market are concentrating their efforts on minimizing the cost of production, stringent standards and environmental regulations imposed are influencing competitive pricing.

The European Union has adopted REACH regulations, which stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, to mitigate negative impacts of chemical products on the human health and the environment. All the chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, downstream users, as well as alpha olefin sulfonates market players have to comply with REACH regulations to carry out operations in the European Economic Area (EEA).

In addition, the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has imposed labeling regulations for chemical products manufactured or marketed in the U.S., under its Safer Choice Program. Though participating in this program is not mandatory for alpha olefin sulfonates manufacturers, consumers in the U.S. prefer to purchase products that meet these standards.

Although adherence to these regulations is beneficial considering the long-term impact of chemicals on the environment, a cost escalation is the bitter medicine in the short run.

Biodegradability of Alpha Olefin Sulfonates: Key to Future Adoption

A majority of personal care product manufacturing companies are aiming to mitigate the environmental impacts of their manufacturing processes as consumers are becoming highly conscious about the carbon footprint of the products they use. While alpha olefin sulfonates exhibit a combination of good emulsification properties and foaming properties, these are also readily biodegradable, which boosts their applications in manufacturing eco-friendly surfactants, thereby, complementing growth of the alpha olefin sulfonates market.

Consumers are becoming conscious about ingredients in personal care products by the virtue of rising awareness about the negative effects of chemicals on the skin. A majority of government organizations, including the Government of Canada, have declared that alpha olefin sulfonates are free from carcinogens, which further provides a fillip to the alpha olefin sulfonates market growth.

Apart from the performance characteristics of alpha olefin sulfonates, such as foaming properties and mildness to the skin, its biodegradability boosts its use as an alternative to linear alkylbenzene sulfonates in a variety of personal care products. The rise in its adoption as an environment-friendly alternative to harmful ingredients is expected to complement growth of the alpha olefin sulfonates market.

Price and Supply Fluctuations of Alpha Olefin Sulfonates: A Key Challenge

Despite the growing preference for alpha olefin sulfonates in a wide range of industrial applications, its volatile prices are creating a hindrance in its adoption in some applications. Alpha olefin sulfonates are ethylene based surfactants, which are derived from petrochemical compounds. On account of this, they are prone to constant fluctuations in supply, affecting its price structure.

Due to turbulent raw material prices and supply uncertainties, alpha olefin sulfonates are likely to get replaced in certain applications by bio-based anionic surfactants such as methyl ester sulfonates (MES) and alcohol ether sulfate (AES), which are derived from palm oil and coconut oil, respectively. This may impact future prospects of the alpha olefin sulfonates market.

Manufacturers Adopt Advanced Manufacturing Processes to Enhance Performance Properties of Alpha Olefin Sulfonates

Industrial applications of alpha olefin sulfonates are mainly attributed to its unique physical properties, such as emulsification and biodegradability. A majority of manufacturers in the alpha olefin sulfonates perform oligomerization of ethylene to manufacture alpha olefin sulfonates commercially. In this process, the carbon chain length distribution makes a significant impact on the interfacial properties of alpha olefin sulfonates.

The significant impact of alkyl chains on interfacial properties of alpha olefin sulfonates makes it important for manufacturers to investigate the retention of important properties, thereby, adding to the production costs. Thereby, in order to reduce the impact of alkyl chain length on performance characteristics of alpha olefin sulfonates, leading market players are adopting advanced technologies such as sulfonation processing technology. This is likely to emerge as a popular trend in the alpha olefin sulfonates market in the upcoming years.

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Competitive Landscape:

The Fact.MR report provides comprehensive information about the competitive environment in the alpha olefin sulfonates market. With the help of information about key financials, recent company developments, and strategic mergers and acquisitions among leading alpha olefin sulfonates market players, the report helps readers to understand the intensity of competition in the alpha olefin sulfonates market.

The report provides detailed information about leading players in the alpha olefin sulfonates market, including Stepan Company, Huntsman Corporation, Pilot Chemical Company, Clariant AG, Nouryon, Kao Corporation, RSPL Ltd., Nirma Limited, Zanyu Technology Group Co. Ltd., Godrej, Lubrizol, and Enaspol a.s.

Stepan Company, an American manufacturer of specialty chemicals, recently announced that it has acquired the surfactant production facility of BASF Mexicana, S.A. DE C.V. in Mexico through its subsidiary. With the acquisition of the production facility of 50,000 metric tons of capacity, the company is aiming to establish a stronger presence and supply capabilities for surfactants in Mexico and the Latin American region.

Another leading manufacturers in the alpha olefin sulfonates market – Pilot Chemical Company, has opened a new innovation center in Pittsburgh to double the size of the Pilot Polymer Technologies laboratory facility in the city. The company has invested over US$ 5 million in its technology and innovation initiative, to ultimately provide innovative chemical products while catering to the dynamic consumer demands. To be in line with the same strategy, the company also acquired ATRP Solutions, Inc. (ATRP), an American polymer manufacturer, to expand its technologies in the oil field chemicals market.

Clariant, a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals headquartered in Muttenz, Switzerland, has expanded its production facilities in Clinton, Oklahoma, to capitalize on the increasing growth of the oil & gas industry in the region. Being a leading specialty oilfield chemicals supplier in the North American region, the company is aiming to provide more advanced products and services to the ever-evolving oil & gas industry in the region and consolidate its market position in the upcoming years.

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Definition:

Alpha Olefin Sulfonates (AOS) belong to the group of chemicals known as anionic surfactants and these can be prepared by the sulfonation of alpha olefins. Alpha olefin sulfonates exhibit excellent detergency, outstanding compatibility with hard water, and high foaming properties, as a result of which they are commonly used in applications such as detergents, laundry powders, shampoos, industrial cleaners, as well as in other personal care products.

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Segmentation

The Fact.MR report classifies the alpha olefin sulfonates market into its three broad sub-segments – product types, applications, and regions, to help readers to understand the market insights in a better way.

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Based on product types, the alpha olefin sulfonates market is segmented into two main types – powders & needles and liquid & paste. According to the applications of alpha olefinsulfonates, the alpha olefin sulfonates market is segmented into four main sub-segments – detergents & liquid soaps, shampoos, industrial cleaners, and emulsion polymerization.

Based on regions, the alpha olefin sulfonates market is segmented into six regions – North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), and Middle East & Africa (MEA).

Additional Questions Answered

The alpha olefin sulfonates market report provides comprehensive information about growth prospects of the alpha olefin sulfonates market during 2018-2027. Along with the in-depth information about the current and most recent growth parameters of the alpha olefin sulfonates market, the report also answers important market-related questions about for readers, which can help them to appropriate business decisions in the coming years. Some the questions answered in the alpha olefin sulfonates market report include,

  • How is the apparent consumption of alpha olefin sulfonates and its demand increasing by the end of the forecast period?
  • Which application sector will hold biggest volume and value share of the alpha olefin sulfonates market?
  • What are the regional prospects of the market of alpha olefin sulfonates in 2018 and how would it take shape during the forecast period?
  • Why are the leading manufacturers in the alpha olefin sulfonates market investing heavily in the APEJ region?
  • Which product type of alpha olefin sulfonates will witness maximum demand by 2027?

Research Methodology

The report offers an in-depth assessment and reliable conclusions on the alpha olefin sulfonates market, which are based on a unique market research methodology that involves comprehensive primary and secondary research approaches. Intelligence obtained from opinion leaders and industry experts in the alpha olefin sulfonates market have been extrapolated and acquiring industry-validated data has helped analysts to obtain this analytic and insightful report on the alpha olefin sulfonates market.

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Secondary research on the alpha olefin sulfonates helps analysts to find out the historical and current facts, data, and information to predict the new avenue of growth in the alpha olefin sulfonates market. This is followed by primary research, where leading stakeholders in the market, such as manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and investors, in the alpha olefin sulfonates market are interviewed, and most accurate conclusions on the growth of the alpha olefin sulfonates market during 2018-2027.

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Chapter 1 – Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market - Executive Summary

The Fact.MR report commences with the executive summary of alpha olefin sulfonates market, which can help readers to get the important information about the leading segments of the alpha olefin sulfonates market during 2018-2027.

Chapter 2 – Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Overview

The information featured in this chapter can help readers to understand the alpha olefin sulfonates market with better clarity, as the market definition and market structure is explained in detail in this chapter. The chapter also includes micro and macroeconomic factors that are influencing growth of the alpha olefin sulfonates market. The chapter also features historical growth parameters of the alpha olefin sulfonates market during 2013-2017 in terms of value (US$ million) and volume,

Information about key market players throughout the value chain and their presence in various regions is provides in this chapter. Apart from that, readers can get an overview of the surfactants market, dishwashing products market and bio-surfactants market in this chapter, which can help them to understand the impact of these markets in the alpha olefin sulfonates market growth.

Chapter 3 – Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Analysis and Forecast 2013-2027

This chapter provides detailed information about the growth of the alpha olefin sulfonates during 2013-2027 in terms of value (US$ million) and volume. Readers can find growth of various segments and leading sub-segments of the alpha olefin sulfonates market in this chapter.

Based on product types, the alpha olefin sulfonates market is segmented into two main types – powders & needles and liquid & paste. According to the applications of alpha olefinsulfonates, the alpha olefin sulfonates market is segmented into four main sub-segments – detergents & liquid soaps, shampoos, industrial cleaners, and emulsion polymerization. Based on regions, the alpha olefin sulfonates market is segmented into six regions – North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), and Middle East & Africa (MEA).

The chapter also discusses y-o-y growth of each segment and their market share comparisons in the regional markets for alpha olefin sulfonates.

Chapter 4 – North America Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

This chapter focuses on the North America Alpha olefin sulfonates market to analyze the market trends and adoption of alpha olefin sulfonates in the United States and Canada during the forecast period. This chapter also features detailed assessment of the North American market for alpha olefin sulfonates based on the demand for alpha olefin sulfonates according to product types and applications in the alpha olefin sulfonates market in the region.

Chapter 5 – Latin America Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

In this chapter, readers can find detailed information on how alpha olefin sulfonates market will grow in Latin American region during 2018-2027. The market value assessment by country, such as Brazil, Mexico, and rest of Latin American region, according to the demand for alpha olefin sulfonates according to product types and applications of alpha olefin sulfonates in the region, is also provided in this chapter.

Chapter 6 – Europe Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

The information featured in this chapter can help readers to comprehend growth prospects of the market for alpha olefin sulfonates across the European region. This chapter also explains growth prospects of the alpha olefin sulfonates market in Europe based on demand for alpha olefin sulfonates according to product types and applications in the European alpha olefin sulfonates market. This chapter features detailed information on micro and macroeconomic factors that are instrumental in boosting or hampering adoption of alpha olefin sulfonates in European countries, such as EU 4 (Germany, Spain, Italy, France), UK, BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Nordic (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland).

Chapter 7 – Japan Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

This chapter provides information about growth prospects of the alpha olefin sulfonates market in Japan based on demand for alpha olefin sulfonates according to product types and applications in the Japan alpha olefin sulfonates market. This chapter offers detailed information on important factors that are boosting or hampering adoption of alpha olefin sulfonates in the market for alpha olefin sulfonates in Japan.

Chapter 8 – APEJ Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

This chapter offers comprehensive information about the growth of the market for alpha olefin sulfonates in APEJ region by assessing the adoption of alpha olefin sulfonates in Asian countries, including China, India, South Korea, ASEAN countries, Australia and New Zealand, based on the demand for alpha olefin sulfonates according to the demand for alpha olefin sulfonates product types and applications of alpha olefin sulfonates in the region.

Chapter 9 – MEA Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027

In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about expansion of the market for alpha olefin sulfonates in Middle East & African region (MEA) by analyzing the adoption of alpha olefin sulfonates in GCC countries and South Africa. This chapter also explains growth prospects of the alpha olefin sulfonates market in MEA based on demand for alpha olefin sulfonates product types and applications in the MEA alpha olefin sulfonates market.

Chapter 10 – Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Company Share, Competition Landscape and Company Profiles

In this chapter, readers can find thorough information that can help them to understand the competitive environment in the alpha olefin sulfonates market along with detailed information about leading market players. This chapter also provides information about alpha olefin sulfonates market structure, key financials, competitive developments, and financial share analysis of leading stakeholders in the alpha olefin sulfonates market.

The report provides detailed information about leading players in the alpha olefin sulfonates market, including Stepan Company, Huntsman Corporation, Pilot Chemical Company, Clariant AG, Nouryon, Kao Corporation, RSPL Ltd., Nirma Limited, Zanyu Technology Group Co. Ltd., Godrej, Lubrizol, and Enaspol a.s.

Chapter 11 – Research Methodology

The report offers an in-depth assessment and reliable conclusions on the alpha olefin sulfonates market, which are based on a unique market research methodology that involves comprehensive primary and secondary research approaches. This chapter provides detailed information about the research methodology adopted to reach the conclusions in the report.

Chapter 12 – Secondary and Primary Sources

In this chapter, comprehensive information about all the secondary and primary resources used to gain appropriate information about the global and regional markets for alpha olefin sulfonates is included.

Chapter 13 – Assumptions and Acronyms

This chapter provides information about all the assumptions, acronyms used in the alpha olefin sulfonates report to help readers understand the information with more clarity. Contact information can found at the end of the chapter.

Chapter 14 – Disclaimer

This chapter includes all the necessary disclaimers.

1. Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market - Executive Summary

2. Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Overview
     2.1. Introduction
            2.1.1. Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Taxonomy
            2.1.2. Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Definition
     2.2. Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size (US$ Mn & Volume) and Forecast, 2013-2027
            2.2.1. Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Y-o-Y Growth
     2.3. Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Dynamics
     2.5. List of Key market players throughout the value chain
     2.6. Pricing Analysis 
     2.7. Key Participants Market Presence (Intensity Map) By Region
     2.8. Global surfactants Market overview
     2.9. Bio-surfactants overview
     2.10. Global Dishwashing products market overview 
     2.11. Alpha Olefin Sulfonates patent analysis

3. Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Analysis and Forecast 2013-2027 
     3.1. Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast By Product Type, 2013-2027
            3.1.1. Powder & needles Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.1.1.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.1.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.1.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
            3.1.2. Liquid & Paste Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.1.2.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.2.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.1.2.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
     3.2. Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast By, 2013-2027
            3.2.1. Detergents & Liquid soaps Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.2.1.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.2.1.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.2.1.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
            3.2.2. Shampoos Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.2.2.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.2.2.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.2.2.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
            3.2.3. Industrial Cleaners Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.2.3.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.2.3.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.2.3.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
            3.2.4. Emulsion polymerization Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.2.4.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.2.4.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.2.4.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region
            3.2.5. Others Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
                     3.2.5.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region
                     3.2.5.2. Market Share Comparison, By Region
                     3.2.5.3. Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region

4. North America Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     4.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Country 
     4.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Product Type 
     4.3. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application

5. Latin America Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     5.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Country 
     5.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Product Type 
     5.3. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application

6. Europe Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     6.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Country 
     6.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Product Type 
     6.3. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application

7. Japan Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     7.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison
     7.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Product Type 
     7.3. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application

8. APEJ Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     8.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Country 
     8.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Product Type 
     8.3. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application

9. MEA Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027
     9.1. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Country 
     9.2. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Product Type 
     9.3. Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application

10. Global Alpha Olefin Sulfonates Market Company Share, Competition Landscape and Company Profiles
     10.1. Company Share Analysis
     10.2. Competition Landscape: Competitive Dashboard
     10.3. Company Profiles
            10.3.1. Stepan Company
            10.3.2. Huntsman Corporation
            10.3.3. Pilot Chemical Company
            10.3.4. Clariant AG
            10.3.5. Nouryon 
            10.3.6. Kao Corporation
            10.3.7. RSPL Ltd.
            10.3.8. Nirma Limited
            10.3.9. Zanyu Technology Group Co. Ltd.
            10.3.10. Godrej
            10.3.11. Lubrizol
            10.3.12. Enaspol a.s.

11. Research Methodology

12. Secondary and Primary Sources

13. Assumptions and Acronyms

14. Disclaimer

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