Hazardous environmental impacts, eco-friendly tag of bio-based surfactants might lead to slow growth of synthetic surfactants in the future. However, broadened application areas of surfactants across all industries, and easy availability of synthetic surfactants would keep them in demand in the near future. The overall surfactant demand in the near future would depend on certain factors such as increased applications areas and increasing demand from various industrial segments, newer/alternative products with compatible price range, substrate availability, environmental laws and regulations, increasing surfactant consumption in developing countries, increasing awareness towards eco-friendly products, etc. Global surfactant consumption is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 6.01% from 2012 to 2017.The market dynamics of the concrete admixtures industry are studied for market insights such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities. The main drivers of automotive plastics utilization are its high demand in developing countries, improved quality and economics of construction, and a steadily growing urbanization trend. The factors restraining the market could be established infrastructures in developed countries and unstable economic cycles. The opportunities are cited in the utilization of Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) in developing countries.
Global Surfactant Market Worth $36.5 Billion By 2017
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