Excipients for Topical Pharmaceuticals: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Excipients for Topical Pharmaceuticals: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Excipients for Topical Pharmaceuticals: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Regional Coverage: United States, Europe, India

Base Year: 2018
Published August 2019
Forecasts to 2023
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Base Year: 2022
To be Published: Q4 2023

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The study is a comprehensive analysis on the market of excipients in topical pharmaceuticals in the biggest regional markets. It extensively covers a variety of excipient categories and provides a deep dive into individual excipient markets, facilitating the understanding of market trends and the identification of market opportunities.

Report Content and Scope


Topical Drugs Industry and Regulatory Overview

Each category chapter to contain:

  • Introduction
  • Excipient products
  • Consumption
  • Prices
  • Industry structure
  • Competitive landscape
  • Appraisal and outlook

Categories Covered:

  • Antimicrobials
  • Antioxidants
  • Emollients
  • Emulsifiers and surfactants
  • Rheology control agents
  • Silicones
  • Solubilizers and film formers


Product Scope

Emulsifiers Ethoxylates Alcohol ethoxylates
Fatty esters Glyceryl Stearates
Sorbitan Esters
Alkyl esters Isopropyl Stearate/Palmitate
Synthetic organic polymers PEG Derivatives
(PEG-Stearates, PEG lauryl ether, etc.)
Alkyl esters Isopropyl Stearate/Palmitate
Synthetic organic polymers PEG Derivatives
(PEG-Stearates, PEG lauryl ether, etc.)
Glucolipids Cetearyl alcohol/glucoside
Glucolipids Stearyl alcohol
Cetearyl alcohol
Cetyl alcohol
Anionic emulsifiers Stearyl Sulfates
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Cetyl Sulfates
Rheology control agents Cellulose polymers and glucose derivatives HPMC
Synthetic organic polymers Carbomer
Acrylate copolymers
Cationic LDP
Anionic LDP
Natural gums Xanthan
Sodium alginate
Modified starch
Inorganics Silica (hydrophilic and hydrophobic)
Antimicrobials Preservatives Phenoxyethanol
Benzoic acid and benzoates
Sorbic acid and sorbates
Benzalkonium chloride
Antioxidants Antioxidants Butylated hydroxyanisole
Butylated hydroxytoluene
Emollients Polyol Sorbitol
Emollient esters Isopropyl palmitate
Natural oils Castor oil
Waxes Carnauba wax, Cetyl ester wax,
Emulsifying wax, Microcrystalline wax,
Paraffin wax, White wax, Yellow wax
Synthetic organic polymers Polyethylene glycol (PEG)
Silicones Silicones Dimethicones
PEG/PPG dimethicones
Solubilizers and film formers Povidone

Report Benefits

This report serves as an excellent resource for manufacturers and marketers of specialty excipients to the formulators of topical pharmaceuticals. Specifically, this report assists subscribers by providing:

  • A highly reliable and independent assessment of the market of excipients in each category and role
  • Deep understanding of trends in the industry related to consumers, technology, and products
  • An insightful analysis on market outlook and forecast to each excipient level

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Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Application

Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Application

Regional Coverage: Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Middle East, Southeast Asia, United States, Rest of the World

Base Year: 2020
Published: Q1 2021

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Base Year: 2023
To be Published: Q4 2023–Q1 2024

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The study is a comprehensive analysis examining the ingredients market for cleaning applications globally with focus on the eight most important markets. It has three deliverables—a database and a series of report, and a new analytical dashboard. One report per region will focus on key trends, drivers, and restraints in the market.​


  • More than 120 ingredients covered within 12 ingredient groups as given in table 1​
  • Two end uses split out
    • — Household
    • — Industrial and institutional
  • Five applications
    • — Laundry care
    • — Hard surface cleaners
    • — Dish care
    • — Deodorizers and disinfectants
    • — Floor care

Note: Each application is further split into different sub-applications. For example, laundry care is split into liquid and powder detergents, fabric softeners, prewash stain removers, water conditioners, and bleaches.



Database provides information on the level of the ingredient across all ingredients groups and allows users to fully customize view.

Data available includes:

  • Consumption of each ingredients by application and region
  • Consumption by end use across applications (household vs I&I)
  • Supplier sales by chemical type and region
  • Average market pricing of chemical by region
  • Historical and forecast consumption (2020–2028)

Concise reports 

Report includes one chapter per ingredient group for each of the seven main regions. Each chapter will provide information on:

  • Ingredients pricing
  • Market sizing
  • Market drivers and restraints including trends
  • Appraisal and outlook

Reports are designed to qualitatively explain market dynamics showed in the database.

Ingredient Groups Ingredient Examples​
Antimicrobials​ BIT, CIT/MIT, PCMC, PCMX, quats, etc.​
Bleach and bleach activators​​ Perborates, TAED< Hydrogen peroxide, etc.​​
​Enzymes Amylases, cellulases, lipases, etc.​​
Fragrances​​​ Fragrances​​
Functional polymers​​ CMC, PVP, PVPP, PET-PEG copolymer, PE wax, etc.
Odor control agents​​ Cyclodextrins and zinc salts​​
​Optical brighteners​​​ Distyryl and stilbene derivatives, DSDBP, etc.
Organic sequestrants​​​​ Citrates, phosphonates, EDTA and derivatives, etc.​​​
Rheology control agents​​​​ CMC, HEC, bentonites, carbomer, etc.
Specialty silicones​​​ Functionalized and nonfunctionalized fluids, etc.​​​
Solvents​​​ Organic solvents​​​
Surfactants​​​ LAB, Alcohol ethoxylates, fermentation surfactants, etc.​​​

Report Benefits

Through this global program, subscribers will be better positioned to exploit identified business opportunities at a day-to-day operational level and during the strategic planning process. This program provides subscribers with:

  • A reliable and independent assessment of the market for ingredients within household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products​
  • Identification of key growth by product and application to enable the development of targeted sales and marketing strategies to exploit high growth areas​
  • Forecasting scenarios from which to base solid strategic business plans

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