Linear Alkyl Benzene Market New Business Opportunities and Investment Research Report


Linear alkyl benzene (LAB) is captively used in manufacturing of LAS (Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate). LAS is a basic raw material used in the manufacturing of detergent and accounts for a significant portion of the global LAB consumption. LAB is either converted to LAS or directly supplied for end-user applications. LAB exhibits optimum optical transparency, high light yield, high flash point and low radioactive impurities due to which it is also used in neutrino detectors. The other niche applications of LAB include ink solvents, agricultural herbicides, wetting agents, emulsion polymerization, electric cable oil, and the paint industry. Global consumption of linear alkyl benzene has been reached to 3,391.6 kilo tons in 2011 and the market was valued at USD 6,149.0 million.

Planning to lay down strategy for the next few years? Our report can help shape your plan better

The growing demand for cleaners is expected to be the major driver for the global demand for LAB. Regulatory policies have imposed restrictions over the use of non-biodegradable surfactants such as dodecylbenzene sulfonates. LAS, a surfactant derived from LAB is easily bio-degradable and is used as a replacement for dodecylbenzene sulfonates which has been a major driver for the growth of the industry. LAS also known as LABSA (linear alkylbenzene sulphonic acid) is a biodegradable surfactant, extensively used in the production of laundry powders, industrial cleaners, dishwashing liquids, etc.

Are you a start-up willing to make it big in the business? Grab an exclusive sample of this report here

The global LAB market can be geographically segmented into five major geographical regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and ROW. Asia Pacific was the largest market for LAB owing to strong growth of end-user industries of LAB in developing economies such as India and China. The global LAB industry generated revenue of USD 6,149.0 million in 2011 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2012 to 2018.

LAS is predominantly used for captive consumption for manufacturing heavy-duty laundry liquids, laundry powders, industrial cleaners, light-duty dishwashing liquid and household cleaners are the major application areas of LAB. Heavy-duty laundry liquids were the largest application segment in terms of both volume and revenue. The volume demand of LAS for heavy duty laundry liquids is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.1% from 2012 to 2018. Household cleaners are expected to be the fastest growing application segment for the next five years. Industrial cleaners constitute another important end user industry for LAS. Rapid economical development and industrial growth in emerging economies is expected to propel demand for industrial cleaners in the years to come.

Get a PDF Brochure Detailing about the current size & value of the market with all other necessary information

The global LAB market is characterized by the presence of a large number of regional manufacturers. The market was moderately concentrated with major players accounting for close to 50% of the market in 2012. Sasol, a South Africa based company, was the leading producer of LAB and accounted for over 9% of the overall industry revenue in 2012.

Major players has been focused on expansion in developing economies and continuous innovations to improve the quality of their product. CEPSA Quimica, Huntsman Performance Products, Deten Quimica, Jin Tung Petrochemicals, Unggul Indah Cahaya, Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical, Fushun Petrochemicals, ISU Chemical, and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP are amongst the key players in the industry.

About Us

Transparency Market Research is a next-generation market intelligence provider, offering fact-based solutions to business leaders, consultants, and strategy professionals.

Our reports are single-point solutions for businesses to grow, evolve, and mature. Our real-time data collection methods along with ability to track more than one million high growth niche products are aligned with your aims. The detailed and proprietary statistical models used by our analysts offer insights for making right decision in the shortest span of time. For organizations that require specific but comprehensive information we offer customized solutions through adhoc reports. These requests are delivered with the perfect combination of right sense of fact-oriented problem solving methodologies and leveraging existing data repositories.

TMR believes that unison of solutions for clients-specific problems with right methodology of research is the key to help enterprises reach right decision.

Mr. Rohit Bhisey
Transparency Market Research
State Tower,
90 State Street,
Suite 700,
Albany NY – 12207
United States
Tel: +1-518-618-1030
USA – Canada Toll Free: 866-552-3453
Research Blog:

Dailybn- Owned by | Wahad Butt From Pakistan. Email : Hey We are outreach Blogger we will promote your website by premium guest posting service to grow your authority , Why We Are Different? Our blog posting administrations We offer the most serious estimating in the business that isn't just moderate yet additionally powerful.

Recent posts

Popular categories