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Ethoxylates in general are primary non-ionic surfactants. They are the second-largest downstream sector of ethylene oxide (EO) after ethylene glycols.
Ethoxylates in general are primary non-ionic surfactants. They are the second-largest downstream sector of ethylene oxide (EO) after ethylene glycols. Alcohol ethoxylates (AE), a key type of ethoxylates, is the second-largest commodity surfactant by market volume after linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) and the largest non-ionic surfactant. It is also the largest downstream sector of fatty alcohols. AE can be broadly classified into natural (oleochemical-based) and synthetic (petrochemical-based) grades.
The synthetic AE market is limited in Asia, however, because of a lack of capacity in the region, unlike in Europe and the US. Natural-grade AE, also known as fatty AE (FAE), dominates in Asia because of the ample availability of feedstock fatty alcohols. Ethoxylates are consumed in the home and personal-care, agrochemicals, textile, lubricant and paper industries.
AE can be used directly as surfactants or as a feedstock for SLES production, the main workhorse of natural surfactants.
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India's June imports of non-ionic surfactants fell by 27.4% month on month, according to the latest trade data from India...Read
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Fatty alcohol ethoxylates (FAE) spot prices in Asia have sunk to an eight-month low and may extend losses on softening cost of...Read
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Fatty alcohol ethoxylates (FAE) spot markets in Asia may hold largely stable on the back of mixed feedstock costs and varied demand...Read
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot fatty alcohol ethoxylates (FAE) prices in Asia may hold stable to firm in the near term on the back of tight supply and a...Read