Bio-surfactants are surface active substances, synthesized by microorganisms or can be produced extracellularly. They are hydrophobic and hydrophilic in nature and are capable of reducing the surface tension and interfacial tension between individual molecule at the surface and interface. The global Biosurfactant market has shown tremendous growth due to promising properties of Biosurfactants such as they are environmentally friendly, less toxic and biodegradable. This creates an advantage over synthetic surfactants and attracts surfactant manufacturers to enter in Biosurfactant market.
High consumer awareness and demand for bio-based products and eco-friendly quality of Biosurfactant drives and supports the growth of Biosurfactant market. However, Cost competitiveness with respect to conventional surfactants remains a major restraint. The marketers have the opportunities to make their place in the market through utilization of industrial and agricultural wastes and usage of Biosurfactant in the unconventional market.
Biosurfactant Type Market analysis
Biosurfactant type market is segmented into Glycolipids, Lipopeptides, Phospholipids, Polysaccharides, Rhamnose lipid, Sophorolipids and Others. Demand of Biosurfactant such as Rhamnose lipid, Glycolipids, Lipopeptides, phospholipids and Sophorolipids is going to be increased due to their utility in detergent, paints, cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical industries.
Biosurfactant Application Market analysis
Biosurfactant application market is segmented into food Industry, cosmetics, healthcare, textile, agrochemicals, household detergents, personal care and others. Household detergent is the largest application of Biosurfactant followed by Personal care.
Biosurfactant Geographic Market analysis
Geographically, the Biosurfactant market is segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and rest of world. Europe is the largest consumer of Biosurfactant due to growing awareness among consumers regarding health hazards associated with chemical surfactants.
BASF Cognis and Ecover are the two top surfactant manufacturers who have ventured into Biosurfactant market. Other producers in the market are Urumqui Unite, Saraya, and MG Intobio. Merger of two eco-friendly product manufacturers, viz. Ecover and Method, would increase production of bio-based surfactants. Merger & Acquisitions and Product launch are the two major strategies adopted by Key players.
High level analysis
The Biosurfactant market is analyzed through SWOT analysis, which helps in making business decisions. Porter’s five forces model reveals that the bargaining power of buyers is less due to few suppliers present in the market and bargaining power of suppliers is high as they are providing differentiated product thus create barrier for new entrant. Drivers, restraints and opportunities for Biosurfactant market along with the key players describe the market scenario.
The Biosurfactant market is segmented based on type, type, application and geography.
Market by Type
Market by Application
Market by Geography