Green Surfactants Market Outlook, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2024
Surfactants can be broadly defined as molecules consisting of hydrophilic and hydrophobic portions. A majority of surfactants are made from petroleum ingredients, which is a non-renewable source. Traditional surfactants are facing a significant increase in the regulatory scrutiny worldwide, due to their poor biodegradability and questionable toxicity profile. Synthetic surfactants impart toxic effects such as skin and eye irritation, neurotoxicity, and mutations in human beings upon prolonged usage.