Surfactants are chemical products consumed in large quantities every day on a worldwide scale. The development of less irritant, less toxic, consumer-friendly surfactants is, therefore, of general interest. Amino-acid-based surfactants constitute a novel class of surfactants produced from renewable raw materials and can be seen as an alternative to conventional surfactants.

In 2019, the global amino acid surfactants market is led by China. Europe is the second-largest region-wise market. The global Amino Acid-based Surfactants market was valued at USD 464.41 million in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 1167.96 million by the end of 2027, growing at a CAGR of 10.57% between 2021 and 2027.

Global Amino Acid-based Surfactants Market- Key Players

Currently, Ajinomoto, Clariant, Sino Lion, Croda, Clariant and Changsha Puji are the leaders of amino acid surfactants industry. Ajinomoto is a global leader, in 2020, the revenue of the company was 56 million USD, holding a revenue share of 12%. In Europe and the United States, Ajinomoto, Clariant, Sino Lion, Croda and Solvay are the market leader. Ajinomoto, Tinci, Sino Lion, Changsha Puji and Galaxy are leaders in the Asia Pacific market.

Global Amino Acid-based Surfactants Market: Type Analysis

On the basis of product type, the global Amino Acid-based Surfactants market can be divided into Glutamicacid Based Surfactant, Glycine Based Surfactant, Sarcosine Based Surfactant, Alanine Based Surfactant, etc. Among various types, Glutamicacid Based Surfactant is the most widely used one. In 2020, the type accounted for more than 38% sales share globally, followed by Sarcosine Based Surfactant, which owned about 25% sales share in the same year. Glutamicacid Based Surfactant covers Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Tea- Cocoyl Glutamate, Potassium Cocoyl Glutamate etc. Sodium cocoyl glutamate is a dispersant or surfactant that is made from coconut or palm oil and glucose from corn. Surfactants also have foaming qualities that are important to disperse the toothpaste while brushing. Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate is derived from glutamic acid (an amino acid), lauric acid (a fatty acid derived from renewable plant resources) and sodium. It is used as a gentle cleanser more suitable for sensitive skin.

Global Amino Acid-based Surfactants Market: Application Analysis

Amino acid surfactants are mainly used for shower gel, facial cleaner and shampoo. Facial cleaner is the most important application. In 2019, facial cleaner application holds 71% of the consumption market share. Amino acid surfactants can be used in any application where ordinary surfactants is used but, because amino acid surfactants, are substantially more expensive than ordinary surfactants, its uses are limited to those applications for which the customer is willing to pay a premium for amino acid surfactants because of its advantages. At present, the market size of ordinary surfactants is much larger than that of amino acid surfactants. However, due to its distinctive advantages, the amino acid surfactants are the trend in the industry. Demand from downstream industries will keep healthy grow.


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