Asian Surfactants Market Outlook Webinar

A look at key trends and the outlook for natural and synthetic surfactants

As part of the ICIS series of free market information, we hosted a webinar on 03 June 2014.  A recording of the webinar and presentation slides is available for you to download.

Key topics covered include:     

  • A review of the Asian surfactants market
  • Key price drivers for natural (oleochemicals) and synthetic (LAB/LAS) surfactants within Asia
  • The market outlook including the various drivers influencing price movements

By downloading the presentation slides, you will be able to:

  • Assess how current market dynamics are affecting supply and demand balances
  • Understand in detail what is driving prices 
  • Receive an update on new oleochemical and synthetic surfactants production projects in Asia
  • Examine new applications for oleochemicals

About the speakers

Alexis Gan
is a markets reporter at ICIS covering the Asian oleochemicals market. Prior to joining ICIS, Alexis was a researcher at A*STAR, where she was responsible for researching metal-oxide catalysts for the oil and gas sector.


Fahima Khail
is the market editor of the Asia and Middle East linear alkylbenzene (LAB)/linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) report, but also covers other petrochemicals such as methanol, polyols and isocyanates. Before joining ICIS, Fahima spent six years as a broadcast journalist, working for BBC World Service and BBC World TV in London, covering global news and current affairs.

About ICIS

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>>Register now for the first session (for participants based in Asia and the Middle East)
>> Register for the second session (for participants based in Europe and the Americas)

>>Register now for the first session (for participants based in Asia and the Middle East)
>> Register for the second session (for participants based in Europe and the Americas)

Stay abreast of the Asian surfactants market

ICIS provides price assessments and market analysis, published weekly, enabling you to understand price drivers and fluctuations. Historical pricing data is also covered which you can incorporate into your own analytical models.

Dedicated reports are available for all key surfactants markets:

The 4th ICIS Asian Surfactants Conference


Date: 13-14 November 2014
Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

The conference includes:

  • The market outlook for key surfactant feedstocks
  • An update on emerging technologies
  • Latest developments in formulations
  • The rise of environmentally friendly surfactants and the increasing trend towards sustainability

More than 100 key industry players attended in 2013 and we expect more in 2014!