The abbreviation of surfactants is surface-active agents, which are amphiphilic molecules. It consists of the lyophilic (hydrophilic when in water) and lyophobic (hydrophobic when in water) portion. Both hydrophilic and hydrophobic allow the oil molecule to dissolve in water. Surfactant is used to reduce the surface tension between solid and liquid and liquid and liquid in the form of detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, foaming agents. They are also used in some sectors like pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, petroleum, agrochemicals, etc. constant evolution in the sectors is expected to benefit the industry over the coming years. Furthermore, almost every shampoo or soap has a surfactant even if it claims to be sulfate-free has some amount of surfactant in it as surfactant property is to clean, as it acts as a detergent and it form foam it is added in the formulation of the soap or detergent. In addition to this as surfactant is easily available and it is widely used in almost every product from pharmaceuticals to the food industry we can see potential growth in surfactant in the coming year.
Global surfactant market is segmented into type, application and by region. Based on type global surfactant market is categorized into anionic, non-ionic, cationic, and amphoteric. Based on application global surfactant market is characterized into home care, personal care, industrial & institutional cleaning, textile, elastomers & plastics, agrochemicals, and food & beverage. Based on region, global indium market and colors market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.