7/3/2014

The global market for bio-based surfactants is expected to grow 3% to 5% per year and hit $36.5 billion by 2017, according to MarketsandMarkets, which attributes the growth to changing buying habits, consumer awareness and tougher chemical regulations. Bio-based plants are replacing synthetic alcohols and lauryl alkylbenzene sulphonates in production, and retailers are responding to consumer demand for more sustainable goods, said Andy Corr of Elevance Renewable Sciences.

Related Summaries