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Bio-Based Surfactants Market Research Report - Forecast Till 2030

Bio-Based Surfactants Market: Information by Form (Anionic, Cationic, Non-Ionic and Amphoteric), Product Type (Rhamnolipids, Methyl Glucoside Esters, Alkyl Polyglucosides (APG), Sucrose Esters, Anionic APG Derivatives, Methyl Ester Sulfonates (MES) and others), Application (Household Detergents, Industrial & Institutional Cleaners, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Textile, Oilfield Chemicals, Agriculture Chemicals, Food Processing and others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa) ...

ID: MRFR/CnM/2617-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 140 pages

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Bio-Based Surfactants Market Overview


The Bio-Based Surfactants Market is relied upon to enlist a CAGR of more than 5% to stretch around USD 18 billion before the finish of 2025.


Bio-based surfactants are surface-dynamic substances created either from oil and fats by delivering oleochemicals or from sugar-like molasses by maturation. These surfactants are generally created as low volume and high-esteem items, especially for top-of-the-line client items.


These surfactants are less poisonous and exceptionally biodegradable. They improve the emulsification of hydrocarbons and solubilize hydrocarbon foreign substances. These surfactants go about as emulsifiers, dispersants, degreasers, solubilizing specialists, stabilizers, frothing specialists, against microbial specialists, and hostile to cement specialists. In light of structure, bio-based surfactants have been sorted as nonionic surfactants, anionic surfactants, cationic surfactants, and amphoteric surfactants. Among these, nonionic surfactants are in effect generally utilized in various applications as they don't ionize when broken down in water or fluid arrangement. A portion of the generally utilized bio-based surfactants incorporate rhamnolipids, alkyl polyglucoside, methyl glucoside esters, and anionic APG subsidiaries among others.


Bio-based surfactants are being utilized in a wide scope of utilizations including family cleansers, individual consideration, rural synthetics, oilfield synthetic substances, modern and institutional cleaning, and others. The family cleansers fragment represented the biggest piece of the pie in 2018 and is relied upon to enroll critical development during the survey time frame attributable to expanding use in cleansers, dishwashing fluids, and clothing cleansers, among others.


COVID-19 Analysis


The market was contrarily affected by COVID-19 out of 2020. The beauty care products market was contrarily affected in 2020. As indicated by L'oreal, the beauty care products market's worldwide income fell by 8% in 2020 contrasted with 2019, arriving at an aggregate of EUR 213 billion. Notwithstanding, the cognizance in regards to individual cleanliness and clean encompassing has expanded in the current circumstance, which has invigorated the interest for individual and family cleaning items, upgrading the market development of bio-surfactants.


Competitive Landscape


With more than 80% of the market share held by the top five players, the biosurfactants market is highly consolidated. Among the leading companies in the biosurfactants market are Evonik Industries AG, BASF SE, Ecover, Jeneil, and Givaudan, among others.


Globally, the market is dominated by several players, including 



  • BASF SE (Germany),

  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc (US),

  • Stepan Company (US),

  • Clariant (Switzerland),

  • Croda International PLC (UK),

  • Kao Corporation (Japan),

  • Sasol (South Africa),

  • Galaxy Surfactants Ltd (India),

  • Akzo Nobel NV (Netherlands),

  • Solvay (Belgium),

  • Sirius International BV (Netherlands), and

  • Enaspol AS (Czech Republic).


Market Dynamics


The development of the worldwide bio-based surfactants is fundamentally determined by expanding ecological guidelines forced by state-run administrations across the globe against the utilization of synthetic compounds in the cleansers because of their unfavorable effect on the climate when arranged into water. Developing buyer mindfulness about ecological dangers is probably going to bring about expanded utilization of bio-based surfactants over traditional surfactants.


Bio-based surfactants are by and large broadly utilized in the beauty care products and individual consideration industry as emollients and thickening and purifying specialists as they assist with working on the consistency of moisturizers and creams. The developing beauty care products and individual consideration industry with expanding interest for shading beauty care products, UV safe skincare items, and hostile to maturing beauty care products are probably going to push the market development around the world.


Developing an inclination for bio-based items in applications including oilfield, agribusiness, and handling is probably going to set out rewarding open doors for the players working in the worldwide bio-based surfactants markets.


One of the arising patterns seen in the Global Bio-Based Surfactants incorporates the improvement of bio-based surfactants by the players working in the surfactants market. For example, in 2018, Croda International PLC created 100% bio-based surfactants for different applications including cleansers, farming, and beauty care products and individual consideration, among others.


Technology Analysis


Worldwide Natural Bio-based Surfactants Market industry 2021-2027 gives an itemized outline of the most recent advances and inside and out examination that reflect top merchant's portfolios and innovation; looks at the essential arranging, difficulties of driving brands, and market openings for rookies. The report additionally gives subtleties on factors that fuel provincial market development, inventive locale advances, examples of utilization in various districts and areas that are projected to encounter the most noteworthy development rate and hold the biggest piece of the pie in the assessment time frame.


Market Segmentation


The Global Bio-Based Surfactants Market has been divided dependent on Form, Product Type, Application, and Region.


Because of Form, the worldwide market has been isolated into anionic, cationic, non-ionic, and amphoteric. 


Given the Product Type, the worldwide market has been isolated into rhamnolipids, methyl glucoside esters, alkyl polyglucosides (APG), sucrose esters, anionic APG subordinates, methyl ester sulfonates (MES), and others.


In light of Application, the worldwide market has been sorted as family cleansers, modern and institutional cleaners, beauty care products and individual consideration, material, oilfield synthetic compounds, horticulture synthetic compounds, food handling, and others.


The worldwide market, by Region, has been named North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.


Intended Audience



  • Bio-based surfactants manufacturers

  • Traders and distributors of bio-based surfactants

  • Research and development institutes

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Nationalized laboratories


Regional Analysis


The market in Asia-Pacific addressed the greatest part of the overall bio-based surfactants market in 2018 and is dependent upon to notice enormous improvement during the review period. The becoming present-day base in the rural countries is the magnificent factor driving the interest for current and institutional cleaners and appropriately, bio-based surfactants. Creating a tendency for liquid chemicals in the rising countries of Asia-Pacific is dependent upon offering advantageous opportunities to the players working in the Asia-Pacific bio-based surfactants market.


Europe is projected to be the obvious market for bio-set-up surfactants regarding the record of the growing rules on the usage of engineered materials in the gathering of chemicals. For instance, the International Association for Soaps, Bio-Based Surfactants, and Maintenance Products set up by the European Commission has set obstructions concerning how much phosphates and other phosphorus combinations can be used in clothing chemicals and modified dishwasher cleaning agents.


The market in North America is dependent upon notice of enormous advancement during the review time. The presence of a grounded oil and gas industry in the region is presumably going to fuel the interest in bio-based surfactants in oilfield applications.


The Latin American market is depended upon to show broad advancement concerning the rapidly developing industrialization, particularly in Mexico and Brazil. The Middle East and Africa are presumably going to notice moderate advancement during the review time by the excellence of creating end-use adventures like surfactants, magnificence care items and individual thought, and cultivating


Recent Developments


Dec 2021 The US-based food processor Cargill is continuing its push into biobased chemicals with plans to acquire the bio-industrial business of the British specialty chemical maker Croda for about $1 billion. Croda's bio-industrial branch manufactures industrial chemicals such as antistatic, antifog, and slide agents for polymers, as well as friction-reducing engine oil additives. The company also develops polymer building blocks that improve flexibility and water repellency in coatings, adhesives, and sealants, and it was put up for sale in May. Biobased and renewable raw resources account for almost two-thirds of the raw materials utilized to create such items. Cargill has already taken steps to expand its biobased materials business, using its position as a producer of fats, oils, and starches. According to the business, the Croda acquisition is "another big step in the right direction."

Jan 2022
Evonik is capitalizing a three-digit million-euro sum to construct a new bio-based and entirely biodegradable rhamnolipids production plant. A breakthrough in Evonik's research and development prompted the plant's construction. Rhamnolipids are biosurfactants used in shower gels and detergents as active components. Environmentally friendly surfactants are in high demand all around the world. Evonik's cooperation with Unilever, which began in 2019, has been strengthened by the investment in the Slovenská upa facility in Slovakia.

In February 2021
, Stepan obtained a maturation plant in Louisiana. Aging is another stage innovation for Stepan Company as the organization markets cutting-edge surfactants and biosurfactants created from maturation.


In March 2020, Stepan Company finished the securing of Logos Technologies LLC's NatSurFact business, a rhamnolipid-based line of bio-surfactants obtained from sustainable sources, improving the organization's item portfolio.


Report Overview


Bio-surfactants are surface mixtures delivered from microorganisms, including microscopic organisms, yeast, and parasites. It can substitute the manufactured surfactant in light of its low harmfulness and particularity property. The bio-surfactants market is fragmented in result type, application, and topography. Result Type, the market is divided into Glycolipid, Phospholipids, Surfactin, Lichenysin, Polymeric Biosurfactants, and Other Product Types. By application, the market is sectioned into Detergents and Industrial Cleaners, Cosmetics, Food Processing, Oilfield Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Textiles, and Other Applications. The report additionally covers the market size and estimates for the bio-surfactants market in 16 nations across significant areas. For each section, the market estimating and conjectures have been done based on income (USD million).


The artificially blended biosurfactants, for example, methyl ester sulfonates, sucrose ester, alkyl polyglycoside, and so forth, are not considered in the market scope.



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 18 Billion
  CAGR   5% (2019–2027)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Form, Product Type and Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   AkzoNobel N. V (Netherland), BASF Cognis (Germany), Croda International (UK), Chemtura Corporation (USA), Ecover (Belgium), Evonik Industries (Germany), MG Intobio Co. Ltd (South Korea), Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (Japan), Saraya Co Ltd (Japan), and Urumqi Unite Bio Technical Co. Ltd (China)
  Key Market Opportunities   Increasing environmental regulations imposed by the governments across the globe against the use of chemicals in the detergents
  Key Market Drivers

  • Growing cosmetics and personal care industry
  • Increasing demand for color cosmetics


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The valuation of the overall bio-put together surfactants market is dependent on stretch around USD 18 BN before the completion of 2025.

    The overall bio-put together surfactants market is dependent on creating at over 5% CAGR during the check period (2017-2025).

    The cutting edge and institutional cleaners part is the greatest end-use industry in the overall bio-based surfactants market similar to use and livelihoods.

    Europe holds the greatest proposal in the overall bio-based surfactants market followed by North America and the Asia Pacific, independently.

    BASF Cognis (Germany), AkzoNobel N. V (Netherland), Croda International (UK), Ecover (Belgium), Chemtura Corporation (USA), Evonik Industries (Germany), Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (Japan), MG Intobio Co. Ltd (South Korea), Urumqi Unite Bio Technical Co. Ltd (China), and Saraya Co Ltd (Japan), are a piece of the focal parts working in the overall bio-based surfactants market.