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Tall Oil Fatty Acid Market Size

ID: MRFR//6429-HCR | 140 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| June 2024

Many market variables affect the Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) industry's direction and growth. Growing interest in the global oleochemicals sector drives the TOFA market. TOFA, a byproduct of paper pulping, finds widespread use in cleansers and other specialized synthetic chemicals. TOFA is increasingly used in oleochemical applications because to the increased awareness and preference for biodegradable and bio-based natural ingredients, which aligns with the company's search for ecologically friendly alternatives.

Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) Market stayed above USD 25066.3 million in 2019 and is expected to grow 6.12% by 2030.

Global financial conditions affect TOFA market factors. The demand for oleochemicals like TOFA might fluctuate as economies affect manufacturing and consumer spending. Modern growth and financial security encourage TOFA use in more applications. Financial collapses may cause a review of creation costs and natural substance decisions, affecting TOFA's market.

TOFA is heavily influenced by environmental and supportability goals. Sustainable and biodegradable natural chemicals are sought by companies as they reduce carbon footprints and adopt eco-friendly practices. As a sustainable, easily obtainable material, pine wood TOFA fits this manageability narrative. Compliance with strict environmental rules boosts TOFA's market expansion in end-use industries.

Synthetic business growth and mechanical advances boost TOFA market aspects. Continuous innovation improves TOFA extraction and handling, improving its virtue and usability. Mechanical advances change TOFA's nature and expand its uses, making it useful in new ways.

TOFA originated in the paper and pulp sector, which shapes the market. The demand for paper and associated products affects TOFA production. Digitization and other technological solutions can change paper consumption designs, affecting TOFA accessibility and evaluation. However, TOFA's adaptability allows it to be used in other companies, reducing paper industry market concerns.

TOFA market factors include buyer preferences and lifestyle changes. TOFA and other eco-friendly products are becoming more popular as awareness of sustainable methods grows. In the strategy of normal and reasonable things, the corrective and individual consideration business uses TOFA to cater to buyers who value ecological duty.

TOFA is affected by competitive evaluation and optional unrefined component availability. TOFA's cost-effectiveness compared to other feedstocks affects its popularity. Access to unprocessed ingredients like palm oil and animal fats might also affect TOFA's market impact. The cost and availability of these options affect TOFA's market.

Covered Aspects:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Growth Rate   9.1%(2022–2030

Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) Market Overview

Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) Market stood at over USD 25066.3 million in 2019 and is expected to register a CAGR of over 6.12% by the end of 2030. Tall oil fatty acid is formed under a specific temperature with the reaction of esters and carboxylic acids. In general, the tall oil fatty acid is known as a crude tall oil product that is a major substitute for fatty acid plant oil. Basically, TOFA consists of three components like resin acid, fatty acids, and unsaponifiable matters. In the oil and gas industry, the TOFA acts as a viscosity modifier, lubricant, and corrosion inhibitor. Further, the TOFA has a low carbon footprint, which makes it act as a substitute for vegetable oil.

The global Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) Market is segmented on the basis of application, product type, and end-use industry. Further, the application segment has been classified into ester solvents, asphalt emulsions, lubricants, fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, rubbers and tires, liquid cleaners and soaps, resins, and others. Based on the product type, the global market is segmented into linoleic acid, oleic acid, and others. The end-use industry is classified into oil & gas, construction, paints & coatings, textile, and others.

As per the global Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) Market report, the regional market has been divided into Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, the Middle East & Africa, Latin America, and others. Here, the Asia Pacific region is dominating the worldwide market during the forecast period.

Key Players

PineChemical Group Oy (Finland), Forchem Oyj (Finland), Kraton Corporation(US), Univar Solutions (US), Ilim Group JSC (Russia), DRT (Derives Resiniques ET Terpeniqes) (UK), Harima Chemicals, Inc (Japan), Eastman Chemical Company (US), OOO Torgoviy Dom Lesokhimik (Russia), Lascaray S.A. (Spain), Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC (US), and Industrial Oleochemical Products (South Africa) are some of the key players operating in the global market.

Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) Market Share, by End-Use Industry, 2019 (%)  Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) Market_Image

Source: MRFR Analysis

Regional Analysis

The Asia-Pacific market is expected to the fastest growing market by 2030 due to an increase in construction activities in the South-East Asian countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The growing construction equipment market in the region is expected to further boost the growth of the market for tall oil fatty acid due to its growing demand as lubricants and metalworking fluids.

The North American market is also expected to be the leading market owing to the growth of the oil and gas industry across the globe coupled with increasing mining activities, particularly in Canada.

The European market is expected to witness moderate growth during the forecast period owing to the growth in the construction industry by 1.4% according to the European Commission by 2021.

The Middle East & African market is expected to grow significantly due to the increase in construction activities across the region. The GCC countries has proposed an investment of US$ 2,700 billion by 2030, which is expected to boost the growth of the regional market.


The global construction lubricants market has been segmented based on product type, application, end-use industry, and region.

By product type, the global market has been classified into oleic acid, linoleic acid, and others.

Based on application, the global market has been divided into asphalt emulsions, ester solvents, fuel additives, lubricants, rubbers and tires, oilfield chemicals, resins, liquid cleaners and soaps, and others.

On the basis of end-use industry, the global market has been segregated into construction, oil & gas, textile, paints & coatings, and others.

The global market, by region, has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.Recent Development

In September 2021

A merger agreement has been signed between the leading manufacturer of high-value polymers, namely, Kraton Corporation and DL Chemical. This agreement has mentioned that 100% of Kraton will be acquired by DL Chemical in an all-cash deal by indicating USD2.5bn enterprise value.

In June 2023, Kraton Corporation announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lascaray S.A., a leading producer of TOFA. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Kraton's position in the TOFA market and expand its product portfolio.

Intended Audience

  • Tall oil fatty acid producers

  • Crude tall oil producers

  • Traders and distributors of TOFA

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

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