Soap and cleaning compounds are substances made of a compound of natural oils or fats with sodium hydroxide or another strong alkali and typically having perfume and colouring added. They are used with water for washing and cleaning.
The global soap and cleaning compounds market was valued at around $243 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest region in the soap and cleaning compounds market in 2017, accounting for under 43% market share. China was the largest country in the market in 2017, accounting for under 24% market share.
Polymer beads are being used as cleaning agents to reduce water and energy consumption. Tiny, spheroidal plastic chips beads absorb stains, stray dye, and soil, carrying them away from fabrics, resulting in a cleaning process that uses less water and chemicals than traditional commercial washing machines. It also washes fabrics at lower temperatures, thereby conserving energy.
The top five companies covered are P&G, Unilever, Ecolab Inc., S. C. Johnson & Son Inc and Colgate-Palmolive. P&G was the largest company in the soap and cleaning compounds market in 2017.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
Soap and cleaning compounds market is segmented into Soap And Detergent Manufacturing, Polish And Other Sanitation Goods Manufacturing and Surface Active Agent Manufacturing.
Soap And Detergent Manufacturing industry consists of establishments which primarily manufacture package and market soaps and other detergents such as laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, toothpaste gels, tooth powders and natural glycerin. Bar soaps manufacturing, dishwasher detergents manufacturing, laundry soap, chips, and powder manufacturing are examples of this industry.
Polish And Other Sanitation Goods Manufacturing industry comprises establishments that primarily manufacture and package polishes and specialty cleaning preparations. Air fresheners manufacturing, beeswax polishes and waxes manufacturing and automobile polishes and cleaners manufacturing are examples of this industry.
Surface Active Agent Manufacturing industry comprises establishments which primarily manufacture bulk surface active agents for use as wetting agents, emulsifiers, and penetrants, and textiles and leather finishing agents used to reduce tension or speed the drying process. Assistants, textile and leather finishing manufacturing, oils, and solubles manufacturing are examples of the products of this industry.