Ethoxylates Market by Type (Alcohol Ethoxylates, Fatty Amine Ethoxylates, Fatty Acid Ethoxylates, Methyl Ester Ethoxylates, Glyceride Ethoxylates), by End-Use Industry (Household & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Agrochemicals, Oilfield Chemicals), by Region (North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America) – Global Forecast 2020 to 2027

Ethoxylates Market - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2020 to 2027

Ethoxylates Market: Summary

The Global Ethoxylates Market is projected to reach a value of over USD 14.1 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of around 2.8%.

Ethoxylates are organic compounds that are manufactured by treatment of alcohols and phenols with ethylene oxide in the presence of catalyst namely potassium hydroxide. They are usually obtained by the addition of ethylene oxide (EO) to compounds comprising dissociated protons. Ethoxylates are more prominently used in a variety of industries due to their emulsifying properties. Ethoxylates are used as intermediates during the manufacture of detergents, surface cleaners, cosmetics, and paints. Textile processing, paints & coatings, agriculture, pulp & paper, and personal care industries are the major end-users of ethoxylates. Ethoxylates are used widely in industrial applications due to high water solubility, good formulation, low aquatic toxicity, and excellent wetting ability.

Ethoxylates Market

Ethoxylates Market: Drivers & Challenges

Market Driver:

  • Increased Demand for Low-Rinse Detergents

The low-rinse detergent demand is increasing significantly in various end-use industries, owing to low-foaming detergents is a strong cleaner than the high-foaming detergents, and its level of foam produced does not correlate with the cleaning power of detergents. They do not ionize in solution and thus have no electrical charge; they are resistant to hardness is a major reason behind the popularity of low-rinse detergents. Companies are focusing on developing low-rinse products such as methyl ester ethoxylates, as these products produce low foam which also helps in reducing water usage. These low-foaming detergents are preferred for washing machines, automatic dishwashing machines, and rinse aids. Ethoxylates are mainly non-ionic surfactants, so with the increasing demand of non-rinse detergents, the demand of ethoxylates is also increasing. Thus, the increasing demand for low-rinse detergent is expected to boost the global ethoxylates market. 

Market Restraint:

  • Low Potential of Ethoxylates In Developed Countries

There are many personal care and household products, which are manufactured by using alternatives to ethoxylates. At present, ethoxylates are growing at a moderate growth rate across the globe. With the increasing usage of substitute products in household & personal care products, the demand for ethoxylates will also decrease. Some of the ethoxylates, for instance, Nonylphenol are toxic in nature, due to which they are banned in many countries. The major substitutes of ethoxylates are sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, and ammonium laurel sulfate. The market share of these substitute products is increasing, which is a barrier to the growth of ethoxylates in developed nations. Hence, the ethoxylates market has less potential in developed countries although they have high penetration in household & personal care products. Thus, the low potential of ethoxylates in developed countries is to act as a major restraint towards the growth of the market.

Ethoxylates Market: Key Segments

  • Segmentation based on type: Alcohol Ethoxylates, Fatty Amine Ethoxylates, Fatty Acid Ethoxylates, Methyl Ester Ethoxylates, Glyceride Ethoxylates, and Others
  • Segmentation based end-use industry: Household & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Agrochemicals, Oilfield Chemicals, and Others
  • Segmentation based on region covers: North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America, with individual country-level analysis.

Ethoxylates Market: Report Scope

The report on the Ethoxylates market covers a deep dive analysis of historic, recent and current market trends. Furthermore, market share/ranking analysis of key players, market dynamics, competition landscape, country-wise analysis for each region covered and the entire supply chain dynamics are covered through the below segmentation.

Report Features


Historical/Estimated/Forecasted Market Size Years


Base Year for Market Calculation


Forecasted Period

2021-2027 (2021 estimated year, forecasted up to 2027)

Measured Units

Value (USD Million) and Volume (Kiloton)

Segments Included

Type, End-Use Industry, and Region

Regional Coverage

North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America

Key Companies Covered

  • BASF SE. (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
  • Roya Dutch Shell
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • AkzoNobel N.V.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Solvay SA
  • Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
  • Sasol Ltd.
  • Ineos Group Limited,
  • Arkema SA

Ethoxylates Market: Report Segmentation

For the scope of the report, In-depth segmentation is offered by Forencis Research

Ethoxylates Market, by Type

  • Alcohol Ethoxylates
  • Fatty Amine Ethoxylates
  • Fatty Acid Ethoxylates
  • Methyl Ester Ethoxylates
  • Glyceride Ethoxylates

Ethoxylates Market, by Application

  • Household & Personal Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Agrochemicals
  • Oilfield Chemicals
  • Others

Ethoxylates Market, by Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America

Key Questions Answered By The Report

  • What are the prominent developments affecting the market worldwide and its growth?
  • What will be the impact of the developments in the market on the industry and on the market players in the future?
  • What are the evolving variations of the market globally?
  • What are the evolving functions of the market globally?
  • What are the prominent aspects that will affect market growth globally during the study period?
  • Who are the key players operating in the market across the globe?
  • How are the key players leveraging in the present market scenario worldwide?

Report Audience

  • Ethoxylates Market Providers
  • Ethoxylates Market Solution and Services Suppliers, Distributors and Dealers
  • End-Users of Varied Segments of Ethoxylates Market
  • Government Bodies and Intellectual Institutions
  • Associations and Industrial Organizations
  • Research & Consulting Service Providers
  • Research & Development Organizations
  • Investment Banks & Private Equity Firms


    1. Research Objectives
    2. Market Definition
    3. Research Scope
    4. Regional Coverage
    5. Research Timeline
    6. Assumptions
    7. Limitations
    1. Introduction
    2. Primary Research
      1. Key Industry Expert Insight
    3. Secondary Research
      1. Vital Data from Secondary Sources
    4. Market Size Estimation
    5. Data Validation & Triangulation
    1. Introduction
    2. Drivers
      1. Rising Demand from End-Use Industries
      2. Increasing Demand for Low-Rinse Detergents
    3. Restraint
      1. Low Potential of Ethoxylates in Developed Countries
    4. Opportunities
      1. Development of Eco-Friendly Products
    1. Introduction
      1. Power of Buyers
      2. Power of Suppliers
      3. Intensity of Competition
      4. Challenges of Substitutes
      5. Challenges of New Entrants
    2. Macro-Economic Indicators
  6. GLOBAL ETHOXYLATES MARKET BY TYPE, Market Size in USD Million and Volume in Kiloton (2019-2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Alcohol Ethoxylates
    3. Fatty Amine Ethoxylates
    4. Fatty Acid Ethoxylates
    5. Methyl Ester Ethoxylates
    6. Glyceride Ethoxylates
  7. GLOBAL ETHOXYLATES MARKET BY END-USE INDUSTRY, Market Size in USD Million and Volume in Kiloton (2019-2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Household & Personal Care
    3. Pharmaceutical
    4. Agrochemicals
    5. Oilfield Chemicals
    6. Others
  8. GLOBAL ETHOXYLATES MARKET BY REGION, Market Size in USD Million and Volume in Kiloton (2019-2027)
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Asia-Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. South Korea
      5. Rest of Asia-Pacific
    3. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. France
      3. Italy
      4. UK
      5. Russia
      6. Rest of Europe
    4. Middle East and Africa
      1. Saudi Arabia
      2. UAE
      3. Rest of Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
      1. Brazil
      2. Argentina
      3. Rest of South America
    1. Introduction
    2. Market Ranking/Share Analysis of Key Companies
    3. Company Benchmarking
    1. BASF SE
      1. Company Overview
      2. Financial Overview
      3. Products/Solutions/Services Offered
      4. Key Developments
      5. SWOT Analysis
    2. Roya Dutch Shell
    3. Huntsman International LLC
    4. AkzoNobel N.V.
    5. Evonik Industries AG
    6. Solvay SA
    7. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    8. SABIC
    9. Sasol Ltd.
    10. Ineos Group Limited,
    11. Arkema SA
    12. Other Key Companies
    1. Key Industry Expert Insights
    2. Primary Discussion Guide
    3. Customization Options

Note1: Tentative table of contents, may get updated during the course of research.

Note2: Company financial information is subject to availability in public domain


Rep Id : CM 0147

Published : August, 2020

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