Fatty alcohols (or long-chain alcohols) are high-molecular-weight, straight-chain primary alcohols, but can also range from as few as 4-6 carbons to as many as 22-26, derived from natural fats and oils and used in the pharmaceutical, detergent or plastics industries.
India Oleochemicals Market By Type, By End Use Industry, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011-2025”, India oleochemicals market is projected to cross US$2.6 billion by 2025. Fatty alcohol market size was estimated at more than 2,400 kilo tons in 2015 and is likely to exceed 3,350 kilo tons by 2023, growing at a CAGR of over 4.2%. This facilitates the development of new technologies and ensures a high quality product.
Few Indian major players are as under
· Fairchem Speciality Ltd.
· Galaxy Oleo-Chem (India) Ltd.
· Godrej Industries Ltd.
· Golden Agro-Tech Inds. Ltd.
· Gujarat Soaps Ltd.
· Hico Products Ltd.
· India Glycols Ltd.