Acetamide MEA Market Size & Share, by Function (Conditioning Agent, Skin Conditioning Agent, Surfactant, Humectant, Thickener); Product Type (75% Purity, 100% Purity); Application (Bath, Shower & Soaps, Face/Neck Skin Care Products, Hair Conditioners & Shampoos, Shaving Products) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 5390
  • Published Date: Nov 24, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Acetamide MEA Market size is anticipated to reach USD 220 billion by the end of 2036, expanding around 3% CAGR during the forecast period i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of acetamide MEA was over 56 billion. The growth of acetamide MEA can be attributed to the rise in the cosmetic industry. It is basically an aliphatic amide that is utilized in cosmetic formulations. It is utilized as a skin conditioning agent, humectant, hair conditioning agent in this domain. Therefore, the demand for acetamide MEA is expected to rise with the growth in the cosmetic sector. Cosmetic retailers recently reported a revenue of USD 18 billion in online sales. 

Acetamide MEA is a key ingredient in many personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and lotions. The rising demand for these products is expected to boost the growth of the acetamide MEA market in the projection period. Due to its many benefits, acetamide MEA has been widely applied for skin care products. In order to increase water content in the top layer of skin, it draws moisture out of the surrounding air. It is found in bubble baths and other bath preparations, as well as hair care products such as shampoos or conditioners. It's going to make your hair feel better, texture better, and look better. It helps to restore hair texture which was damaged by chemical treatments.

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Acetamide MEZ Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year

2024 - 2036



Base Year Market Size (2023)

~USD 56 billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~USD 220 billion

Regional Synopsis

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Acetamide MEA Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Disposable Income – As disposable income of people increases, individuals are more likely to spend money on personal care products.
  • Growing Application of Acetamide MEA – Acetamide MEA is also being utilized in a variety of industrial applications other than just cosmetic industry, such as in the production of plastics, pharmaceuticals, and textiles. These new applications are predicted to boost the acetamide MEA market expansion in the estimated time period.
  • Increasing Awareness of the Benefits of Acetamide MEA – Acetamide MEA is a mild surfactant that is gentle on the skin and hair. It is also a a good moisturizer and can aid in enhancing the texture of the skin and hair. These benefits are boosting the demand for acetamide MEA  in personal care products. 


  • Price Volatility of Raw Material – The price of raw material used to produce acetamide MEA such as ethylene and ammonia can fluctuate significantly. This can make it difficult for producers to control their costs and can lead to fluctuations in the price of acetamide MEA.
  • Competition from Other Surfactants is Predicted to Hamper the Acetamide MEA Market Growth in the Upcoming Period
  • Sustainability Concerns Associated is Expected to Pose Limitation on the Market Expansion in the Projected Period.

Acetamide MEA Segmentation

Application (Bath, Shower & Soaps, Face/Neck Skin Care Products, Hair Conditioners & Shampoos, Shaving Products)

Acetamide MEA market from the hair conditioner & shampoo segment is anticipated to hold a significant revenue share by the end of 2036. Since it is a humectant and increases its shine, acetamide MEA is used for conditioning hair. It's able to reduce the static charge, so it eases the wet coupling. It's got more of a humectant quality compared to glycerine. It's got a great conditioning effect in shampoos. This is an ordinary ingredient used in hair care products. In shampoos, it serves as a foam booster. Hair problems such as graying or loss of hair and dandruff are being experienced by the population due to changes in lifestyles, pollution, and insufficient supplements. These are likely to surge in demand for hair care products utilization. Demand for hair care products like shampoos, conditioners, and some others is anticipated to rise as a result of increasing concerns about the use of chemicals in hair treatments, hair coloring, or excessive use of toxic substances.

Function (Conditioning Agent, Skin Conditioning Agent, Surfactant, Humectant, Thickener)

In terms of function, the skin conditioning agent segment is set to hold 25% share of the global acetamide MEA market between 2024 and 2036. The growth of this market can be attributed to high usage in cosmetic and personal care industry. The product is applied as a wetting agent, coupling agent and also solubilizer. The market is on the rise owing to all these factors and will be expected to do so during the forecast period. The increasing concern of people regarding skin infections due to the effects of pollution is another factor that is expected to boost the segment growth in the market.

Our in-depth analysis of the global acetamide MEA market includes the following segments:


  • Conditioning Agent
  •  Skin Conditioning Agent
  • Surfactant
  • Humectant
  • Thickener

           Product Type

  • 75% Purity
  • 100% Purity


  • Bath
  • Shower & Soaps
  •  Face/Neck Skin Care Products
  •  Hair Conditioners & Shampoos
  •  Shaving Products

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Acetamide MEA Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The acetamide MEA market in North America region is expected to hold the largest revenue share of 35% during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the continuous innovation and product development to improve skin and hair treatment products. In 2021, North America was considered one of the most important geographical regions for the global cosmetics industry, accounting for approximately 26% of the cosmetics market that year. Consumers in North America are well aware of the harmful effects of pollution on their skin and hair, so they are cautious when choosing functional cosmetics and conditioners for personal use.

APAC Market Statistics

The acetamide MEA market in the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow substantially by the end of 2036. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow rapidly and account for the majority of the global market, owing to the growing demand for healthcare and skin care products in new countries famous like China. As developing economies also have increased disposable incomes, consumers in their countries have raised their standards of living and can now afford more cosmetic products.

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Companies Dominating the Acetamide MEA Market

    • The Lubrizol Corporation
      • Company Overview
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      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Vantage Specialty Chemicals
    • Redox
    • Shanghai Tianshi Chemical Co., Ltd.
    • Henan Tianfu Chemical Co., Ltd
    • Indenta Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd.
    • Daken Chemical Co., Ltd.
    •  Croda International Plc
    • ALB Technology Limited.
    • Merck KGaA


In The News

  • Vantage Specialties Ingredients, Inc., has achieved the first Fair for Life certification, strengthening the company's portfolio of certifications and assurances that demonstrate its commitment to our commitment to health, safety,  environment and sustainable development.
  • Solvay SA declared that it has expanded its production capacity of acetamide MEA at its plant in Belgium. The expansion is predicted to grow Solvay’s global production capacity of acetamide MEA by 20%. 

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5390
  • Published Date: Nov 24, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The growing demand in the cosmetic sector and increasing disposable income are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the growth of the acetamide MEA market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~3% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Henan Tianfu Chemical Co., Ltd • Indenta Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd., Daken Chemical Co., Ltd., Croda International Plc, ALB Technology Limited., Merck KGaA., and others.

The skin conditioning segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in North America is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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