With the growth of the global population and the consumption of non-renewable resources, more attention and rapid development will be paid to the production of surfactants with excellent performance and competitive prices using natural renewable resources as raw materials. From the general development trend, it is an inevitable trend and direction to replace petrochemical raw materials with natural oils, starch, proteins, sugar and other raw materials to produce new surfactants, and people in the industry should strengthen research, development, application and promotion.
Firstly, people's demands on the quality of life are increasing and they are seeking more specialisation, refinement and diversification in the products they use. Functionality and safety will be the trend in the development of surfactants, and household detergents and cosmetics will require surfactants that are mild, low irritation, good detergency, good hard water resistance and good low temperature washability.
Secondly, as the level of science and technology continues to rise, surfactants produced by surfactant manufacturers are being used more and more extensively in high and new technology fields, and their applications have expanded to the field of energy, new materials, biology, life sciences, separation, microelectronics, aerospace, marine, etc. As a result, traditional surfactants are no longer able to meet the requirements. In addition, the surfactant industry will focus more on technological innovation and new product development due to fierce competition within the industry. As a result, new surfactants will continue to emerge in the coming years; the product structure will be further optimised, and new products with excellent performance or unique properties will be developed and applied more frequently.