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Fatty Methyl Ester Sulfonate Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis By Type (Industrial Grade, Pharmaceutical Grade, Other), By Application (Laundry Detergents, Personal Care, Other) and Regional Forecast, 2023-2030

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI102902 | Status : Ongoing



Fatty methyl ester sulfonates are the oils and fats derivatives, derived from olive oil, palm oil, and coconut oil. They are eco-friendly anionic surfactants extracted by the sulfonation of methyl esters with saturated fatty acid. Due to the abundance of vegetable oils, they exhibit high detergency and are used widely in powdered and liquid type detergents. Their raw materials are derived from renewable and natural resources, as a result of which they have low harmful effects and are mainly used in products for personal care. They are readily and conveniently biodegradable, and show lower toxicity than detergents dependent on petroleum.

The  more use of detergents along with growing demand for natural ingredients in products such as shampoo and soap has fueled growth in the industry. Additionally, detergents with strong water solubility, consistency in water hardness, and wetting strength have been experiencing growing market acceptance.

Key Market Driver -

Increasing demand for natural ingredients in products coupled with growing application in detergents has driven the market.

Key Market Restraint -

Stringent regulations on the use of toxic synthetic substances in the laundry care sector have hindered market expansion.

However, adverse effects of synthetic products on skin health and product handling have driven demand for natural ingredients through diverse age categories of customers.

Market Segmentation:

Based on type, the market for fatty methyl ester sulfonate  further segmented into industrial grade, pharmaceutical grade and other. Based on application, the market for fatty methyl ester sulfonate  further segmented into laundry detergents, personal care and others. From a geographical standpoint, the market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Key Players Covered:

The global fatty methyl ester sulfonate  is fairly fragmented, with a number of global & regional players operating. Some of the key players in the fatty methyl ester sulfonate  market includes Jinchang Chemical, KLK Oleo, Zanyu Technology Group Co.,Lion Corporation, Chemithon, Henan Surface Chemical Industry Co., Ltd, Emery Oleochemicals, P&G Chemicals, Stepan Company, Huish Detergent Inc and others.

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  • Ranking of Key Players in the Market

Regional Analysis:

In terms of Geography, fatty methyl ester sulfonate market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is expected to see a strong degree of demand over the projected period. That can be due to the rapid growth of end-use industries of China, Japan, and India such as cosmetics, soap / detergent, oilfield chemicals, and agrochemicals. The that demand for bio-based personal care commodity in South East Asia is another reason due to the strong market growth. Demand for fatty methyl ester sulfonate has significantly improved in North America.

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Over the past two years, the emergence of a growing number of detergent manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada has led to consumer growth. Moreover, the introduction of new product lines in the personal care and laundry care segment is expected to guide modest growth of the region's markets. Europe emerged as a popular sulfonate market for fatty methyl esters. Growing preference for naturally derived products in conjunction with a favorable regulatory scenario is expected to drive demand for bio-based skin care and fabric care products over the forecast period. Latin America shows moderate growth due presence of substitutes. Middle East & Africa shows sluggish growth due to introduction of stringent principles by the government.




By Type

  • Industrial Grade

  • Pharmaceutical Grade

  • Other

By Application

  • Laundry Detergents

  • Personal Care

  • Other

By Geography

  • North America (USA, Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, Taiwan, India, South Korea, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

Fatty Methyl Ester Sulfonate Developments

  • In 2007, Vestar Capital Partners announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Huish Detergents, Inc., the largest manufacturer of private label laundry detergent and fabric softeners in North America, to acquire majority ownership of the Company.

  • Ongoing
  • 2022
  • 2019-2021


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