Sorbitan Oleate Market Analysis

Sorbitan Oleate Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Opportunity Assessment; 2017 – 2027

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This Sorbitan Oleate market study offers a comprehensive analysis of the business models, key strategies, and respective market shares of some of the most prominent players in this landscape. Along with an in-depth commentary on the key influencing factors, market statistics in terms of revenues, segment-wise data, region-wise data, and country-wise data are offered in the full study. This study is one of the most comprehensive documentation that captures all the facets of the evolving Sorbitan Oleate market.


Sorbitan is the mixture of isomeric organic compounds which is derived due from the dehydration of sorbitol. Sorbitans are primarily used in the production of surfactants and are majorly used as an important emulsifying agent. The Sorbitan Oleate is an emulsifier and clarification agent in the food preparations such as sugar liquor and juice. The compound belongs to the family of Pentose.

The major industry uses of Sorbitan oleate is intermediates, lubricants and lubricant additives, solvents, and surface active agents. The primary consumer uses of Sorbitan oleate are cleaning and furnishing care products, fabric, textile, and leather products, lubricants, and greases, paper products, and personal care products.

Market Growth Analysis

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Sorbitan Oleate Market:
Global Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Opportunity Assessment; 2017 – 2027
Global Sorbitan oleate Market: Drivers and Restraints

The primary driver of the compound is it is used as the emulsifier in cosmetics and pharmaceutical ointments and creams. These are also used as stabilizers in food products. Sorbitan oleate is a clarification agent and emulsifier agent used mostly in food preparations such as sugar liquor and juice.

The market for Sorbitan oleate is driven by the surging demand for consumer care and personal care products. The compound is derived from the vegetable source. It is oil in emulsifier and is available in liquid form and makes it perfect for use in dispersible bath oils. The compound is also called as a co-emulsifier for manufacturing lotions and other emulsions.

The Sorbitan oleate is used in bathing soaps as an emulsifier and hardener, and it is used for stabilizing oils and water. These are majorly used in natural soaps and handmade soaps.

Another major driver is its use as fragrance ingredient and surfactant. Sorbitan oleate is majorly used in other cosmetic industry, and this includes skin care products, skin cleansing products, moisturizers, and eye makeup, amongst others.

Further, the ingredient being the low hazard to humans. However, the few reactions of the component include organ sensitivity and irritation. The high doses of Sorbitan lead to effect in a liver, and the moderate dose of Sorbitan oleate causes skin irritation.

Global Sorbitan oleate Market: Segmentation

Global Sorbitan oleate Market: Segmentation Overview

The global Sorbitan oleate market is segmented majorly into two segments namely, by application and by source. By application, the segment is further sub-segmented into industrial and consumer. With the increasing demand for cosmetic and personal care products, there is a surge of the request for Sorbitan oleate.

Global Sorbitan oleate Market: Regional Outlook

The global Sorbitan oleate market is segmented by regions into North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA), Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), and Japan.   North America is anticipated to be the largest market and is expected to spur during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific is projected to grow at an accelerated rate.

Global Sorbitan oleate Market: Prominent vendors   

Few of the prominent players in the global Sorbitan oleate market are Kao Chemicals, Kawaken Fine Chemicals, Burlington Chemical Company, and among others. Few of the strategies adopted by the key players in the market are partnership and collaboration with other operators, expansion into the untapped market, and joint ventures with the organizations in emerging countries to gain the strong foothold in the market. 

To ensure product differentiation and to acquire a considerable share of the market, major vendors are adopting creative strategies and are constantly developing innovative products. Most of the major Sorbitan oleate manufacturers concentrate on capitalizing their funds to maintain applications, and technical marketing groups are appointed to serve the ever-changing needs of clients.

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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Average Selling Price (ASP) Analysis

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The global Sorbitan oleate market is segmented by function:

  • Emulsifier
  • Stabilizer

The global Sorbitan oleate market is segmented by application into:

  • Lubricants
  • Lubricant Additives
  • Solvents
  • Surface Active Agents
  • Fabric
  • Textile
  • Leather Products
  • Lubricants
  • Greases
  • Paper Products
  • Personal Care Products

Regional analysis for Sorbitan oleate Market includes

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • Western Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • U.K
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Nordics
      • Benelux
      • Rest of the Western Europe
    • Eastern Europe
      • Poland
      • Russia
      • Rest of the Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
    • China
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
    • Rest of APEJ
  • Japan
  • The Middle East and Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

Report Highlights:

  • Detailed overview of parent market
  • Changing market dynamics in the industry
  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value
  • Recent industry trends and developments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Strategies of key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective on market performance
  • Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint.
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