Soap noodles are produced from a sodium hydroxide reaction with vegetable oil (coconut oil, palm oil, or olive oil) or from animal fats (tallow). Most of the time, soap noodles are used as the primary raw material for making laundry soap bars and toilet soap. Furthermore, soap noodles are widely used in household, personal, industrial, and other applications. In the application industries, the soap noodles serve as a base material for the addition of signature fragrances, pigments, and other additives. The product's colour, fatty acid content, and water content may all influence its price. While making bar soap noodles, tallow (animal fat) or vegetable oil derivatives like palm oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and palm kernel oil are typically used as raw materials. The two primary types of soap noodles are those made from tallow and those made from vegetable or palm oil. The cleaning properties of soap noodles can eliminate oil and soil stains on the outer layer of the skin when washed. Due to their high concentration of TFM and lower risk of dehydrating the skin, toilet soap noodles are typically used for skin cleaning. The presence of a developed personal care industry and large-scale soap manufacturers in these regions will fuel the growth of the UNITED STATES soap noodles market.
Factors responsible for the market growth include the rising household demand for personal hygiene and laundry soap bars and the rising demand for soap noodles from the soap manufacturing industries due to their affordability, cleaning efficiency, proper lather balance, and hardness. Furthermore, rising awareness about the importance of hygiene and the continuous expansion of various end-user industries like the healthcare sector and hospitality industry are some of the factors for market expansion in the future. In addition, the health and wellness trends have acquired conspicuousness in the US, given the increased consumer awareness regarding the choice of ingredients in the products. The market for soap noodles may benefit from the introduction of moisturizing, antibacterial, aromatherapy, herbal, and other functional soap bars, despite the rise of alternatives. These are the factors that are expected to witness a high growth over the projected period.
Technological advancements and ongoing R&D efforts to develop high-quality soap noodle products are anticipated to offer numerous new market growth opportunities over the forecast period. Laundry soap noodles provide numerous market opportunities in household applications due to their low TFM and hardness and are used as the base raw material for the manufacturing of soap bars. Furthermore, toilet soap noodles also have tremendous market opportunities in household applications due to their effective cleaning properties and are mostly used for skin cleaning due to the high amount of TFM and being less likely to dehydrate the skin. Due to the abundant supply of palm and kernel oils, the manufacturers or companies are combining various ratios of combinations to create new bathing, cleaning, and toiletry soaps. These are the major factors that provide market expansion opportunities in the future in this region.
A key factor that restrains the UNITED STATES soap noodles market's growth is increased demand for these gels due to their ease of use and high detergency level. Manufacturers of soap noodles are significantly impacted by the increased demand for these gels. Thus, these factors can potentially hinder the growth of the U.S. soap noodle market over the projected period.
The availability of palm oil is a major challenge that may impede the expansion of the market in UNITED STATES. The production of palm oil results in constant price shifts. It eventually affects cost of the soap noodles. Because of this, vegetable oil sources are susceptible to significant price volatility in UNITED STATES. In addition, the government requires certain certification and labelling legislations regarding oil ingredient content certification and labelling. It thereby becomes necessary for manufacturers to adhere to these timely regulations. Furthermore, manufacturers may suffer losses as a result of the lack of raw materials, resulting in a delay in production. Thus, these factors can potentially hinder the growth of the UNITED STATES soap noodles market.
The report provides an in-depth analysis of soap noodles market, market size, and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the forecast period of 2023-2029, considering 2022 as the base year. A rise in demand for soap noodles in various applications is anticipated to stimulate the growth of the market and due to this factor, the market is expected to witness growth at a specific CAGR from 2023-2029.
The United States Soap Noodles Market Comprises of Different Market Segments Like, Source, Process, Application.
By source, the UNITED STATES soap noodles market includes key segments like
On the basis of source, the UNITED STATES soap noodle market is divided into vegetable oil and tallow. The vegetable oil segment dominates the UNITED STATES soap noodle market growth during the forecast period owing to its biodegradability and environmentally friendly nature. Chemical or mechanical methods are used to extract vegetable oil, which can be further refined to improve its stability. With the exception of coconut oil, the majority of vegetable oils currently on the market are entirely or partially composed of unsaturated fats.
By process, the UNITED STATES soap noodles market includes key segments like
Saponification dominates the process segment in the UNITED STATES soap noodles market. This is because it is affordable and simple to use. The use of the segment is more common in the US, which accounts for this dominance. It is the process of converting esters into soaps and alcohols by the action of aqueous alkali.
The UNITED STATES soap noodles market finds major application in
On the basis of applications, the UNITED STATES soap noodles market finds major applications in personal hygiene soap, multi-purpose soap, laundry soap, special purpose soap, and others. Personal hygiene soap dominates the market during the forecast period. This is due to the rising public awareness of personal cleanliness and government backing for the developing retail area. Special-purpose soap is made from soap noodles as a raw material for various types of applications such as toilet soaps, bar soaps, and facial cleansers. Other applications for soap noodles include the pharmaceutical industry, oilfield chemicals, textile mills, and food and beverage production.
Nearly every industry has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The market's expansion has been hampered by worker restrictions on movement, a drop-in consumer demand, and the closing of production facilities. Due primarily to low export demand, the COVID-19 pandemic had a slight negative impact on the vegetable oil market in the UNITED STATES. The value of vegetable oil decreased as a result of low export demand. On the other hand, increasing personal hygiene to prevent COVID-19 has had a positive impact on the market in the UNITED STATES. Proper hand hygiene has a 24% to 31% chance of reducing the spread of transmissible diseases, making it a widely accepted principle in the prevention of disease transmission. In addition, rising demand for soap noodles from the soap manufacturing industries due to their affordability, cleaning efficiency, proper lather balance, and hardness will increase market growth in the future.
The competitive landscape analysis of UNITED STATES soap noodles market is primarily focused on expanding the UNITED STATES growth of soap noodles industry with new product innovation, business expansion, increasing presence of range of manufacturer operating in soap noodles sector has led the growing demand for the market. Besides, the market offers range of products in different application to fulfil the required demand of consumer which is further contributing healthy growth in the market.
The key players studied in market are
January 2023: Cremer North America is a leader in contract manufacturing, oleochemical sourcing, and chemical services and has partnered with Volunteer Pastilles, LLC, a leading provider of custom pastillating, packaging, and related services. This partnership provides efficient, dependable, and flexible contract manufacturing, oleochemical sourcing, and chemical services.
By source, the UNITED STATES soap noodles market divided onto vegetable oil and tallow. The vegetable oil segment dominates the UNITED STATES soap noodles market growth during the forecast period. By process, the UNITED STATES soap noodles market includes key segments such as saponification production process and fatty acid route. Saponification process accounts for a large share and dominates the process segment in the UNITED STATES soap noodles market. On the basis of applications, the UNITED STATES soap noodles market finds major applications in personal hygiene soap, multi-purpose soap, laundry soap, special purpose soap, and others. The personal hygiene soap segment accounted for high demand and dominated the market during the forecast period.
Sizing for Year:||2019-2029|
Players and its Competitors:|
BASF SE (Germany)
Covestro AG (Germany)
Aerofoam USA (USA)
Paroc Group Oy (Finland)
Huntsman International LLC (US)
Trocellen GmbH (Germany)
Owens Corning (US)