Silicone Surfactants Market will Grow with it's Increasing Application
Silicone surfactants, copolymers of silicone and polyethers are useful for applications in which their high surface activity and silicone character provide performance advantages. Silicone surfactants have various applications such as dispersants, emulsifiers, wetting agents, foaming agents, defoaming agents, and other applications in various end-users sue to its low surface tension, surface activity in nonaqueous media, wetting, low toxicity, and polymeric nature. Cosmetics and personal care, agriculture, textiles, construction, and other end-user industries are the industries that use silicone surfactant. Factors such as excellent foaming, dispersing, and emulsifying properties are making silicone surfactants an ideal ingredient for producing polyurethane. Polyurethane is widely used for insulating agricultural and industrial buildings due to its low weight, low thermal conductivity, and fast on-site erection time properties. It also helps in reducing noise levels and maintains uniform temperature. Furniture, bedding, packaging, and automotive interiors also use polyurethane as a cushion.
Drivers and restraints of Silicone Surfactants Market
Growing global geriatric population and rising awareness about personal hygiene are significantly boosting the demand for various cosmetics and personal care products globally which, in turn, is augmenting the demand for silicone surfactants. The growing use of agrochemicals to increase agricultural productivity is another driver of the silicone surfactants market. Rising demand for polyurethane foams across end-use industries such as paints and coatings and construction to emulsify mixture of incompatible materials, prevent aggregating of urea particle and helps in stabilizing the blowing foam also supports the silicone surfactants market growth.
Restraints and opportunities
The high cost of silicone surfactants is restraining the growth of the silicone surfactants market. However, the market for silicone surfactants will continue to grow due to the increasing demand for polyurethane from various industries. Stringent government regulations against the use of harmful conventional surfactants will continue to fuel the demand for silicone surfactants thus increasing the silicone surfactant market size. Increasing demand for silicone surfactants in the manufacturing of paints, coatings, and inks is expected to further boost the market in the coming years.
Geographically, Asia Pacific region is expected to have a significant market share of the global silicone surfactant market share. The market share is projected owing to the increasing middle-class population and increasing disposable income coupled with rising consumer expenditure on cosmetics and personal care products in the region. North America and Europe regions are also expected to witness substantial growth. By application, the defoaming application is expected to have a significant market share on account of its increasing demand for various applications such as diesel fuel defoaming in plastics, paints, and coatings, and polymer dispersion. The textile segment of end-user segmentations has a significant market share on account of various applications such as wetting and facilitate dispersion of water-insoluble substances.
According to industry research conducted by Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence, major industry players profiled as part of the report are Evonik, The Dow Chemical Company, SILIBASE!, Resil Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. among others.
Key Questions Answered in This Report:
· What are the key regions having a significant market share of the market?
· What are the drivers of the market?
· What are the restraints and opportunities of the market?
· Who are the key market players in the market?
· Who are the end-users of the market?
· What are the applications of silicone surfactant?