Monday, 18 December 2017

Alcohol Ethoxylates for Industrial and Household Detergent Applications

Alcohol ethoxylates are biodegradable and non-ionic surfactants created from natural mid cut alcohol and ethylene oxide. They are used in industrial as well as household detergent applications.

Different Types of Alcohol Ethoxylates

Alcohol ethoxylates are categorized into lauryl, fatty, and linear alcohol ethoxylates. Due to non-ionic and environment friendly properties, fatty alcohol ethoxylates are widely adopted as “green” surfactants in detergents, soaps and shampoos, and other personal care products.
Lauryl alcohol ethoxylates belong to the category of colorless fluid. They can be obtained in the form water soluble white waxy physical state. Low foam makes them suitable for industrial cleaning formulations and agricultural applications.

Linear alcohol ethoxylates are less toxic in nature and are heavily used in cleaning applications. Natural and synthetic components are suitable for the formation of these chemicals.
Metal Cleaning Emulsifier

Genapol A 55, a product by N.V.Clariant AG, can be used as an emulsifier. It is suitable for metal cleaning purposes. Besides emulsification, the product also exhibits the properties of a low foaming surfactant. Highly improved level of emulsification and solvency are the crucial factors of Genapol A 55, which distinguish it from linear or branched structures of alcohol ethoxylates.

Market Overview

According to Grand View Research, Inc.; the global alcohol ethoxylates market is projected to achieve more than USD 7.4 billion by 2025. Growing requirement for nontoxic biodegradable surfactants in industries can propel the expansion.

Applications of fatty alcohol ethoxylates are expected to witness a rapid growth during the forecast period (2014 to 2025). Applications in personal care products may impel the demand in near future. Growing applications of the product as an emulsifier may positively influence the global market. Extensive usage in industrial paints and coatings may further drive the market by 2025.

North America is expected to lead the overall market during the forecast period. Emerging countries are expected to display considerable growth due to growing household applications. Key companies operating in the market include AkzoNobel, N.V.Clariant AG, Huntsman International LLC, Royal Dutch Shell plc, and Stepan Company.

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