Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate Price Trend

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Procurement Resource provides latest prices of Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate. Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customization of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.

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Procurement Resource provides prices of Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate:

In general, fatty alcohols are ethoxylated to produce Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylates (FAE's), which are a common form of non-ionic surfactant such as octaethylene glycol monododecyl ether. Alcohol ethoxylates are a class of compounds. They are a major part of many industrial practices and the commercial market, as well. Because of the basic structure of ethoxylated alcohols that pair a hydrophobic portion (water-hating) with a hydrophilic component (water-loving), they are considered a versatile class of compounds, commonly referred to as surfactants. Ethoxylated alcohols can vary widely in their properties and applications depending upon fatty alcohols, which  can vary in their structures and lengths.

Chemical Formula:

  • General chemical formula - R(OC2H4)nOH

Industrial Uses

  • Detergents 
  • Cosmetics 
  • Textile
  • Paper
  • Oil
  • Cleaning and scouring agent
  • Wetting agent

Production Processes

  • Production of Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate via Ethoxylation Process

Industrial ethoxylation is the most common method to produce fatty alcohol ethoxylates (FAE’s) and is commonly performed upon fatty alcohols. FAE’s can be obtained by hydroformylation in the Shell higher Olefin process , or by hydrogenation of fatty acids from seed oils. This reaction is then proceeded by passing ethylene oxide through alcohol at 180oC, with the catalyst as potassium hydroxide (KOH). This reaction is highly exothermic and requires a careful control.

Supplier Database

  • India Glycols Limited
  • The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G Chemicals)
  • The Dow Chemical Company

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The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).


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