Authored By: Sarah
11 Jul 2024

 Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) Market to grow by USD 531.43 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) Market” by Manufacturing Type (Acid catalysis, Enzymatic catalysis) Application (Home care products, Personal care, Industrial cleaners, Agricultural chemicals, Others) Geography (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 531.43 million at a CAGR of  6.89% during the forecast period. The APG market is experiencing robust expansion in developing economies, including India, China, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, and Indonesia. This growth is driven by factors such as accessible raw materials, affordable land, inexpensive labor, minimal transportation costs, and lenient regulations. The burgeoning populations, income levels, and consumer purchasing power in APAC and Latin America are projected to fuel demand for consumer goods throughout the forecast period. According to UN data, India's population is projected to reach 1,429 million by 2023, surpassing China's population of 1,426 million during the same timeframe. Keywords: APG market, developing economies, population growth, consumer goods, OEMs, raw materials, labor costs, government regulations..

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By Manufacturing Type, the Acid catalysis segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024.

In the home care sector, Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) holds a prominent position due to its extensive usage in surface cleaners, dishwashing detergents, and laundry detergents. The market for APG has experienced robust growth, driven by the increasing demand for eco-friendly home care products based on renewable materials and improved biodegradability. APG's high surface activity and non-toxic nature further bolster its adoption in various home care applications. Consequently, home care applications account for a substantial revenue share in the APG market. Recent advancements in home care product technology have further fueled the growth of the global APG market.

By Application, Home care products  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024.

In the Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) market, acid catalysis plays a pivotal role, particularly in processes such as Friedel Crafts alkylations, sulfonylations, and aromatic halogenations. Proton transfer catalyzed reactions, including esterification and aldol processes, are common. Sulfuric acid, as an acidic catalyst, delivers optimal yields in APG production. By facilitating sugar dehydration, this catalyst generates an oxocarbenium ion intermediate, which subsequently combines with alcohol to form APG. Mineral acids, including sulfuric and hydrochloric acids, are frequently employed as acid catalysts in this context.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024.

In the APAC region, the Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) market is poised for substantial expansion due to burgeoning demand from major markets, including China, Japan, South Korea, and India. Factors such as industrialization, increasing agrochemical, cosmetic additive, food additive, and industrial cleaner requirements, and the expansion of consumer goods production, are driving this growth. With nearly 60% of the global population and 30% of the world's arable land, APAC's agriculture sector is a significant industry, further boosting APG market potential.

The Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) Market t growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Air Liquide SA
  • Clariant International Ltd.
  • Croda International Plc
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • IRO Group Inc.
  • Kao Corp.
  • Lamberti SpA
  • LG Household and Health Care Ltd.
  • Merck KGaA
  • Pilot Chemical Co.
  • Spec Chem Industry Inc.
  • SpecialChem S.A.
  • Yangzhou Chenhua New Materials Co. Ltd.
  • Dadia Chemicals Industries
  • Hugo New Materials Wuhi Co. Ltd.
  • Libra Speciality Chemicals Ltd.
  • Shanghai Fine Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Shiv shakti Trading Corp.
  • Yixing Jinlan Chemical Co. Ltd.

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Research Analysis Overview

In the realm of eco-friendly and sustainable chemical solutions, Alkyl Polyglycosides (APGs) have emerged as a versatile ingredient in various industries, including agricultural applications and home care products. APGs, derived from renewable resources, function as surfactants, emulsifiers, and wetting agents. They are integral components of several consumer goods, such as surface cleaners, dishwashing liquids, laundry detergents, and pest control products. APGs offer several advantages, including biodegradability, mildness, and excellent cleaning performance. Their natural origin and biodegradable nature make them an attractive alternative to traditional synthetic surfactants. APGs' ability to stabilize active ingredients and enhance their texture and viscosity is crucial in formulating effective cleaning solutions. Moreover, APGs cater to sensitive skin and are used in personal care products like hand soaps, facial cleansers, shower gels, body washes, conditioners, and shampoos. In sunscreens, APGs contribute to enhancing the foam and improving the overall application experience. APGs' versatility extends to industrial applications, such as in the production of textiles, coatings, and construction materials. The market for APGs continues to grow, driven by increasing consumer demand for eco-friendly and high-performing products.

Market Research Overview

The Alkyl Polyglycoside (APG) market is experiencing a significant rise in demand, particularly in emerging countries, due to the increasing population and the growing awareness for personal care items with ecologically benign attributes. APGs are low toxicity surfactants, which are essential in various industrial verticals, including home care, personal care products, and pest control products. They are known for their stable form, easily biodegradable nature, and low irritating properties. APGs are derived from renewable raw materials and are non-ionic surfactants. They exhibit excellent detergent property, making them suitable for use in various applications such as wetting agents, emulsifiers, and stabilizers for active ingredients in surface cleaners, dishwashing liquids, laundry detergents, and home care products. APGs also offer advantages like eco-toxicity reduction, surface tension lowering, and wetting enhancement. APGs are considered a sustainable alternative to inorganic surfactants, which pose environmental risks. They are also versatile ingredients that can be used in various textures and formulations, including natural oils, mildness enhancers, and anti-streaking and filming agents. APGs are also suitable for use in various agricultural applications, such as soil removal, insecticides, herbicides, and seed treatments.


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