The report provides a basic overview of the Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) market including classifications, definitions, industry chain structure and applications. The Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) market analysis is provided for the international markets including competitive landscape analysis, key regions development status and development trends.Development plans and policies are discussed as well as cost structures and manufacturing processes are also analyzed. This report also states export/import supply & demand figures, consumption, price, cost, gross margins and revenue.
The report focuses on global major leading industry players providing information such as product picture & specification, company profiles, production, capacity, cost, price, contact information and revenue. Downstream raw materials and equipment and upstream demand analysis is also carried out. The Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) industry marketing channels and development trends are analyzed. Finally, the feasibility of new investment projects are assessed and overall research conclusions offered.
Alkyl polyglycosides (APGs) are a part of non-ionic surfactants extensively used in several industrial and household applications. They are derived from usually glucose derivatives, fatty alcohols and sugars. The raw materials for industrial manufacture are typically fat and starch, the final products are typically complex combinations of compounds with various sugars including the alkyl groups and hydrophilic end of variable length encompassing the hydrophobic end. When derived from glucose, they are known as alkyl polyglucosides.
The market for APG surfactants was mainly driven by personal care industry. The APG has below mentioned properties which make it personal care industry soil removal, emulsifier potential, plastic compatibility, foaming properties, filming properties, anti-streaking, skin compatibility. Growing demand for eco-friendly products from the customers has been driving the APG surfactant market in past few years. APG are used in facial cleanser, shower gel, laundry detergents and hand soap among others. The alkyl polyglucoside surfactants demand is increasing driven by its non-toxicity and high surface activity. Alkyl polyglucoside could be utilized for preparation of solid dispersions and plastics additives among others.
Applications of Alkyl polyglucoside surfactants are in car wash, hard surface cleaners and I&I industrial cleaners among others. Moreover, alkyl polyglucoside surfactants finds applications in inks, fabric softeners, anti-fogging products& dispersants, laxatives, ski wax used in snowboard, agrochemical formulations such as insecticides& herbicides, biocides and defoamers among others. APGs are used for enhancement and formation of foams in detergents for delicate fabrics and for dishwashing. Moreover, to its favourable properties of foaming, they are attractive as they are biodegrading readily. On the other hand, the developing prices attributed with alkyl polyglucoside surfactants considered high, thereforeit may hamper the market growth in years to come.
Europe is also considered as key market in terms of alkyl polyglucoside surfactants market demand. Growing demand for APG from home care products and I&I industrial cleaners is expected to drive the market for APG surfactants in Europe. The market for APG surfactants in Europe is led by Germany. Rest of the European countries such as France, Sweden, Italy, and the UK are likely to offer better alkyl polyglucoside surfactants market opportunities in next years to come. North America is considered as the largest market in context with alkyl polyglucoside surfactants demand driven by huge popularity from home-based care products.
Asia Pacific is expected to show significant growth due to increasing demand from home care, agrochemical formulations and personal care among others. China had the highest demand and production in APG surfactants market followed by Japan in Asia Pacific region. Increasing demand from home care, hard surface cleaner, fabric softeners and car washing are driving the demand for APG Surfactants in this region.Middle East and Africa is expected to show positive impact on revenue of APG industry in near future. Latin America is likely to be potential market for alkyl polyglucoside surfactants owing to increasing demand for bio-friendly surfactants from customers in various applications such as agrochemical formulations and home care among others.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
• North America
• Southeast Asia
Global Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Shanghai Fine Chemical
• Yangzhou Chenhua
• Akzo Nobel
• Yixing Jinlan Chemical
• LG Household & Health Care
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
• Domestic Detergent
• Industrial Cleaning Agents
• Plastics, Building Materials Additives
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