Shanghai Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. (SFCCL), BASF SA, Clariant AG, Yangzhou Chenhua New Material CO. LTD, and Croda International PLC, among others, are major players in the global alkyl polyglucosides (APG) biosurfactants market.
The global alkyl polyglucosides (APG) biosurfactants market is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 5% in the forecast period of 2022-2027. As per the analysis by Expert Market Research, the market is expected to be driven by increasing demand for biodegradable and natural products.
Alkyl polyglucosides are biosurfactants formed by the reaction of sugar and fat. Biosurfactants derived from alkyl polyglucosides are non-ionic surfactants, which are manufactured from renewable plant-based sources. They are biodegradable, environmentally friendly, and have a wide range of uses in several applications, including detergents, food emulsifiers, industrial emulsifiers, pharmaceutical granulating agents, and cosmetic surfactants, among others. Due to rapid climate change, consumers are increasingly focusing on sustainable development and the usage of environmentally friendly and biodegradable items is rising, hence driving the use of alkyl polyglucosides surfactants. As alkyl polyglucosides are environmentally friendly and formed by reacting fatty alcohol with sugar utilising acid as a catalyst, their demand for sustainable products is growing.
The market for alkyl polyglucosides biosurfactants is expected to develop significantly due to the rising demand for natural and cruelty-free goods. The biosurfactants are utilised in the cosmetics sector in the manufacturing of various hair and skincare products such as face wash, shampoo, hand wash, and shower gel, among others. The use of alkyl polyglucosides biosurfactants to boost foams in detergents owing to their non-toxic and non-irritating properties and excellent surface superiority is likely to grow. Additionally, the biosurfactants prevent corrosion and oxidation of metals, due to which they are utilised in automobile and industry machinery applications. Moreover, the rising demand for sugar surfactants generated from renewable resources is anticipated to positively influence the market for alkyl polyglucosides in the forecast period.
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Shanghai Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. is a surfactants firm founded by the China Research Institute of Daily Chemical Industry (RIDCI). The firm focuses on promoting alkylpolyethoxy carboxylates (AEC) as anionic surfactants, alkyl polyglucosides (APG) as non-ionic surfactants, imidazoline series as amphoteric, and other green surfactants via R&D, manufacture, sales, and services. The company is capable of producing 15,000 tonnes of APG, 2,000 tonnes of imidazoline, and 1,000 tonnes of AEC per year.
BASF SA is a German multinational chemical corporation that is the world's biggest chemical manufacturer. The BASF Group has subsidiaries and joint ventures in over 90 countries, runs six Verbund sites and operates 232 additional manufacturing sites. It boasts of an employee base of 110,000. BASF serves a diverse range of sectors, including materials, chemicals, surface technologies, industrial solutions, agriculture solutions, and nutrition and care, among others. In 2021, the company attained net sales of EUR 78.6 billion.
Clariant is one of the world's top speciality chemical businesses and contributes to creating value for clients from different sectors by providing creative and sustainable solutions. It covers three sectors, namely, catalysis, care chemicals, and natural resources. There are 13,374 employees globally in the company. Clariant actively conducts R&D activities in leading trends, including emission-free mobility, renewable raw materials, and energy efficiency.
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Yangzhou Chenhua New Material Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company comprising research, development, production, and distribution of fine chemicals such as flame retardants, polyether amine, alkyl polyglucoside, surfactants, silicone rubber, and sealants. The company sells its goods all over the globe. It has developed various facilities, including flame-retardant manufacturing equipment with a capacity of 20,000 MT, surfactant manufacturing equipment with a capacity of 40,000 MT, silicone rubber manufacturing equipment with a capacity of 10,000 MT, and silicone sealant manufacturing equipment with a capacity of 3,000 MT.
Croda International develops, manufactures, and distributes speciality chemicals that have real-world applications in a various sectors such as home care, life sciences, and fragrances, among others. It aims to utilise smart science to offer products made from bio-based resources to consumers and support their sustainability goals. In 2021, the company generated sales of USD 1889.6 million. With 6100 employees in about 37 countries, the company actively invests to expand its product offerings in its existing markets.
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