Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) Global Market Share, Trend Analysis & Forecast Report

Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) Market Report, By Type (CAB-30, CAB-35), Application (Cosmetic, Detergents) and Geography - Global Market Share, Trend Analysis & Forecast , 2019 - 2028

Report Code : fb1942 | Publish Date : Upcoming | Industry : Food_Beverage | Geography : Global


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Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) is a sub-class of ingredients called amidopropyl betaines which consist of various fatty acids bound to amidopropyl betaine. Furthermore, this chemical is 30% active, aqueous surfactant solution, derived from coconuts and increasingly used in cosmetics and personal hygiene type such as shampoos, contact lens solutions, toothpaste detergents, makeup removers, bath gels, skin care type, cleansers, liquid soaps, antiseptics, and gynaecologic and anal hygiene type. In addition, cocamidopropyl betaine works as a surfactant, foaming agent, viscosity increasing agent, emulsifier and conditioner. Furthermore, the safety of CAPB has been assessed by the European Commission’s independent expert advisory committee and concluded that it is safe for use in cosmetic type. Likewise, in the U.S., the CIR Expert Panel concluded that CAPB is safe for use in rinse-off cosmetic type.

Global Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) Market Outlook

Recent growth of cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) market has been fuelled by increasing application in the personal care sector and amplified commercial use as surfactant. They are used extensively in various personal types such as, creams, lotions, aftershaves, eye types, baby types, lightening, sensitive skin types, acne treatments, skin cleansing shower and bath types, hand sanitizers, hair removers etc. Moreover, they are also used in hair care types including shampoos, conditioners, styling types, scalp care types, relaxers etc. Betaine improves tight junction integrity and contributes to the inside-outside barrier and hydration status of the skin. However, allergic reactions from personal care types containing CAPB is hampering the market growth. Also, CAPB is very toxic to aquatic life, and residues may have long-lasting effects on aqueous organisms.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) Market Segmental Overview

The report analyses the global cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) market based on type, application and geography. 

Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) Market by Type 

Based on type, the market is segmented into CAB-30, CAB-35 and others. The Lubrizol Corporation’s Schercotaine CAB-35 functions as a detergent, wetting agent, foam enhancer in mild cleansing products. It is a mild surfactant, providing excellent foaming and viscosity-building properties for body washes, shampoos, bubble baths, liquid soaps and mild cleansers

Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) Market by Application 

The global Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) market, by application is segmented into cosmetics, detergents and others. The other applications majorly include contact lens solutions, antiseptics, gynaecologic and anal hygiene products etc. Many baby formulations use CAPB as the primary surfactant because of the gentle nature, and fast foam being desirable in this kind of product. According to information supplied to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by industry as part of the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP), betaine has the most reported uses in cosmetic and personal care products, with a total of 459.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) Market by Geography

By geography, the global cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) market is studied across the countries of key regions such as, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the world. North America dominated the global CAPB demand in 2018 and is estimated to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Growing demand from industrial sectors including detergents and cosmetics has been the foremost factor lashing market growth in this region, particularly in the U.S. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing market for CAPB within the forecast period 2019 to 2025, fuelled by flourishing cosmetic industry. Moreover, Europe and rest of the world are also expected to witness a steady growth. High awareness regarding the commercially available CAPB products is the key factor contributing towards its growth.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) Market Key Players

The key competitors of the cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) market include Solvay, Clariant, BASF SE, Lubrizol Corp, Evonik, KAO Chem, EOC, Inolex, Stepan, Croda, Oxiteno, Lonza, Huntsman among others. In March 2018, Stepan Company through a subsidiary in Mexico, announced agreement with BASF Mexicana, S.A. DE C.V. to acquire their surfactant production facility in Ecatepec, Mexico and a portion of their associated surfactants business. This acquisition supports the company's growth strategy in Latin America. Moreover, in July 2015, the Stepan company partnered with Sun Products Corporation to supply anionic surfactant requirements for laundry in North America.  



The global cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) market is segmented based on type, application, and geography. Based on type, the market is segmented into CAB-30, CAB-35 and others. The Lubrizol Corporation’s Schercotaine CAB-35 functions as a detergent, wetting agent, foam enhancer in mild cleansing products. It is a mild surfactant, providing excellent foaming and viscosity-building properties for body washes, shampoos, bubble baths, liquid soaps and mild cleansers

The CAPB market, by application is segmented into cosmetics, detergents and others. The other applications majorly include contact lens solutions, antiseptics, gynaecologic and anal hygiene products etc. 

By geography, the North America dominated the global CAPB demand in 2018 and is estimated to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Growing demand from industrial sectors including detergents and cosmetics has been the foremost factor lashing market growth in this region, particularly in the U.S. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing market for CAPB within the forecast period 2019 to 2025, fuelled by flourishing cosmetic industry. 

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  • The report offers changing market dynamics in the cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) industry, presenting historical, current and projected market size in terms of value (USD million)
  • The research study provides an in-depth analysis of the industry value chain focusing on the peer and parent markets of cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB), such as betaine market, cosmetic products market etc.
  • It presents a comprehensive assessment of geographical regions exhibiting promising growth, potential and niche segments, and a neutral perspective on the cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) market performance
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