Soap Colorants Market By Type (Water Based and Oil Based) By Application (Bar Soap, Liquid Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner and others) and By Geography – Global Driver, Restraints, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecast to 2023

  • August, 2018
  • Domain: Chemicals, Materials & Food - Specialty Chemicals,Agro, Pharma, Food & Personal Care
Pages: 121
Tables: 72
Charts: 60
Regions/Countries: 4 / 9
Companies: 11
Enquiry Hours: 10
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The soap colorant is a major product in the personal care products segment. In personal care products, colorants are classified into two main varieties, i.e., water-based and oil-based. It provides colors to soaps (liquid, bar, shampoo) to make them attractive.

Research Methodology

The soap colorant market has been analyzed by utilizing the optimum combination of secondary sources and in-house methodology along with an irreplaceable blend of primary insights. The real-time assessment of the market is an integral part of our market sizing and forecasting methodology. Our industry experts and panel of primary participants have helped in compiling relevant aspects with realistic parametric estimations for a comprehensive study. The participation share of different categories of primary participants is given below:

Soap Colorants Market

Key Market Insights

Soap colorants are widely used in bar soaps, liquid soaps, shampoo, and conditioner. The market for water-soluble base soaps is increasing as they keep the skin hydrated and maintain the balance not letting it become oily. Oil-based soaps are also increasing as they provide various nutrients to the skin and maintain the dryness level. Liquid soaps are proliferating owing to the convenient packaging and the hygiene factors as they prevent the transfer of germs through usage.

Globally, Asia Pacific is the largest soap colorant market, primarily due to the presence of export-oriented manufacturing capacities and intense domestic demand from various end-user industries. The increase in personal care manufacturers is further driving the market growth in the region. The anticipated economic stability in Europe is expected to boost its manufacturing sector, complementing the growth of the soap colorants market. North America is likely to remain the key region with a significant contribution from the US. Few of the prominent companies operating in the soap colorant market are BASF SE, Huntsman Corporation, Merck KGaA, Neelikon, and Clariant.


  • Oil-based

  • Water-based




  • Bar Soap

  • Liquid Soap

  • Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Others





  • Asia Pacific

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Rest of the World



1    Report Outline 
1.1        Introduction
1.2        Report Scope
1.3        Market Definition
1.4        Research Methodology
1.4.1     Data Collation & In-house Estimation
1.4.2     Market Triangulation
1.4.3     Forecasting
1.5        Study Declarations
1.6        Report Assumptions
1.7        Stakeholders

2     Executive Summary 
2.1        Asia Pacific Has Highest Growth Rate in the Soap Colorants Market
2.2        Liquid Soap is Increasing Its Market Share Due to High Growth Coming from Developing Countries

3     Market Positioning 
3.1        Total Addressable Market: Global Colorants Market
3.1.1     Market Overview
3.1.2     Major Trends
3.2        Segmented Addressable Market
3.3        Related Markets

4     Market Outlook 
4.1        Overview
4.2        Value Chain Analysis
4.3        PESTLE Analysis
4.4        Porter 5 (Five) Forces
4.5        Patent Analysis

5     Market Characteristics 
5.1        Market Segmentation
5.2        Market Dynamics
5.2.1     Drivers Growing demand for premium and organic soaps Rising awareness about hygiene due to various government initiatives
5.2.2     Restraints Regulatory approval limitation for new colors Increasing demand of DIY
5.2.3     Opportunities Technological development in the products Customization of colors
5.2.4     DRO – Impact Analysis

6     By Type: Market Size and Analysis 
6.1        Overview
6.2        Oil Based
6.3        Water Based
6.4        Vendor Profiles
6.4.1     Merck KGaA
6.4.2     Clariant
6.4.3     BASF SE
6.4.4     Huntsman Corporation
6.4.5     Neelikon
(Overview, business units, geographic revenues, product profile, recent developments, business focus, SWOT analysis, and business strategies have been covered for all vendors)

7     Applications: Market Size and Analysis 
7.1        Overview
7.2        Bar Soap
7.3        Liquid Soap
7.4        Shampoo and Conditioner
7.5        Customer Profile
7.5.1     Unilever
7.5.2     Procter and Gamble
7.5.3     L’Oreal
7.5.4     New Avon LLC
7.5.5     REVLON
(Overview, business units, geographic revenues, product profile, and business strategies have been covered for all customers)

8     Regions: Market Size and Analysis 
8.1        Overview
8.2        Asia Pacific
8.2.1     Asia Pacific Market by Countries
8.2.2     Asia Pacific Market by Type
8.2.3     Asia Pacific Market by Applications
8.3        North America
8.4        Europe
8.5        Rest of the World
(Market segmentation based on countries, type, and application has been covered for all regions)

9     Companies to watch for 
9.1.1     Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited Overview
9.2        Increasing investment in R&D

10  Competitive Landscape 
10.1     Competitor Comparison Analysis
10.2     Market Landscape
10.2.1  Mergers, Acquisitions, & Joint Ventures
10.2.2  Expansion
10.2.3  Exhibition & Product Launch
10.2.4  Restructuring & Repositioning
10.2.5  Awards & Recognition
10.2.6  Others

11  Expert’s Views 

12  Annexure 


Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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