Triethanolamine Market Size & Share, by Purity Level (99%, 98%, 85%); Grade (Research, Commercial); Function (Additives, Intermediates, Surfactants, Corrosion Inhibitors, Neutralizers, Softening Agents); Application (Detergent Manufacturing, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Textile Finishing, Concrete Admixtures, Agricultural Chemicals, Photographic Emulsions, Engineering/Metal Working Fluids, Rubber & PU Foams)- Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Apr 25, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Triethanolamine Market size is projected to reach USD 4 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of triethanolamine was over USD 2 Billion. The market is expanding as a result of the growing spending in the construction industry across the globe.

It is expected that the growing number of new industrial development projects in the upcoming years will support triethanolamine sales globally since it is being used increasingly often as an additive to prevent powder that is sprayed to mill walls and ball surfaces from coating and clumping together. For instance, before the coronavirus pandemic, the construction industry had grown to a spending value of more than USD 10 trillion, and it is foreseen to expand by around 2% per year.

In addition to these, factors that are believed to fuel the triethanolamine market expansion include rising spending on research and development. Research and development initiatives are being funded by market players planning to enter the triethanolamine sector to offer more user-friendly products that won't negatively impact the corresponding users in the near or long run.

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Triethanolamine Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Expanding pharmaceuticals industry- The main application of triethanolamine is the synthesis of surfactants, including emulsifiers, which are principally employed in a range of topical medicinal formulations as an emulsifying agent to guarantee that the active pharmaceutical components are evenly spread. According to estimates, global pharmaceutical sales reached around USD 1 trillion in 2022.
  • Growing production of polyurethane foams- In the process of creating polyol-based polyurethane foams, which are used as insulation materials, triethanolamine can be utilized as a chain extender.
  • Surging applications in the textile sector- The chemical compound TEOA is highly versatile and finds its use in the textile industry, especially in the manufacturing of coloring agents and fabric softeners, and is also employed as a lubricant.
  • Rising need for cleaning agents- Triethanolamine, or TEA, is an organic substance that dissolves in water, which is notably prevalent in professional and home detergents and is utilized in the production of cleaning agents, and fabric softeners.


  • The availability of substitute products - Certain products are utilized as triethanolamine alternatives such as mono- and di-ethanolamine owing to their similar compositions and popularity may restrict the adoption of triethanolamine.
  • In addition, many amino alcohols and 2-amino-2methyl-1-propanol can be substituted for triethanolamine as they have several typical applications, such as grease treatment, alkalinity at low pH, and corrosion protection, which contributes to their increasing sales.

  • A limited supply of triethanolamine due to varying raw material prices, may impact the triethanolamine market.
  • Stringent regulations on the usage of TEOA may significantly impede market share.

Triethanolamine Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

USD 2 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

USD 4 Billion

Regional Scope

  • 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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Triethanolamine Segmentation

Purity Level (99%, 98%, 85%)

The 99% segment in the triethanolamine market is estimated to gain a revenue share of about 48% by the year 2036. The segment growth can be attributed to its uses in several applications. Triethanolamine (99%) serves as a humectant, alkaline agent, and curing agent, and is a flexible component that can be used in many different applications as a surfactant, pH adjuster, and emulsifier. TEA 99 is a member of the ethanolamine family a hygroscopic liquid with a faint ammoniacal smell, which is a common ingredient in polishes, liquid dishwashing soaps, laundry detergents, and cosmetics.

Moreover, it is a highly valued component of many hair products, such as perm solutions, setting gels, sprays, shampoos, and conditioners. It is also present in face wash, eye creams, moisturizers, and crayons, among other products, which is expected to augment its sales globally.

Furthermore, triethanolamine 85%, sometimes known as TEA 85%, is a clear to pale liquid, which is a component of degreasers, hard surface cleaners, laundry detergents, hand dishwashing detergents, multipurpose detergents, and also serves as an alkali agent in multipurpose cleaners, polishing waxes, and car shampoos.

Application (Detergent Manufacturing, Personal Care & Cosmetics, Textile Finishing, Concrete Admixtures, Agricultural Chemicals, Photographic Emulsions, Engineering/Metal Working Fluids, Rubber & PU Foams)

The personal care & cosmetics segment in the triethanolamine market is set to garner a notable revenue shortly. Triethanolamine is an essential basic element used in cosmetic formulations. It is particularly useful as an emulsifier for skin care products such as shampoos, creams, lotions, and cleaners when combined with specific fatty acids.

Triethanolamine is used in the production of eye creams, face cleansers, eye shadows and pencils, and mascaras since it does not affect the skin makes the items easier to spread, enhances texture, and helps stable consistency. In addition, it is a pH-adjusting ingredient in perfumes, bath oils, and colognes. As the market for facial and beauty products grows, triethanolamine sales are expected to rise.

Our in-depth analysis of the triethanolamine market includes the following segments:

          Purity Level

  • 99%
  • 98%
  • 85%


  • Research
  • Commercial


  • Additives
  • Intermediates
  • Surfactants
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Neutralizers
  • Softening Agents


  • Detergent Manufacturing
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Textile Finishing
  • Concrete Admixtures
  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Photographic Emulsions
  • Engineering/Metal Working Fluids
  • Rubber &  PU Foams

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Triethanolamine Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Statistics

Triethanolamine market in the region is anticipated to hold a share of about 35% by the end of 2036. The market growth in the region may witness lucrative growth on account of the growing production of chemicals. One of the major countries in the world producers of chemical products is the United States catering to a growing international market in addition to a substantial home market. As a result, there is an increasing need for ingredients such as triethanolamine since it is commonly used in several end-use industries.For instance, in 2022, the US chemical sector is predicted to expand its output volume by more than 4%.

Additionally, over the previous ten years, the United States has gradually expanded its cement consumption, which may boost the demand for triethanolamine as it serves a variety of purposes as a cement addition, one of which is to help with grinding during the cement comminution process.

APAC Market Analysis

The Asia Pacific region will also encounter huge growth for the triethanolamine market during the forecast period and will hold the second position owing to the increasing usage of agrochemicals. India's low resource costs and relatively low domestic use of agrochemicals helped it rank as the world's second-largest agrochemical exporter in 2022. This is likely to fuel the demand for an organic substance called triethanolamine, or TEOA in the region which is utilized in the production of agrochemicals. As per the data, India's agrochemical exports increased from around USD 4 billion in 2021–22 to a record USD 5 billion in 2022-23.

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Companies Dominating the Triethanolamine Landscape

    • BASF SE
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      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
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      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Huntsman Corporation
    • SABIC
    • INEOS Oxide
    • Jiahua Chemicals Inc.
    • Sintez OKA Group of Companies
    • Oriental Union Chemical Corporation
    • The Dow Chemical Company
    • PCC Group
    • San Fu Chemical Co Ltd.
    • Kingswood Capital Management LP

In the News

  • The Dow Chemical Company announced a partnership with Al-Hejailan Group to design, construct, and run a methyl diethanolamine (MDEA) facility in the PlasChem Park in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to satisfy Saudi Arabia's and the Middle East's expanding need for natural gas purification.
  • Kingswood Capital Management LP, announced the acquisition of Corbion’s emulsifier business to establish the biggest pure-play, stand-alone emulsifiers company in North America.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5757
  • Published Date: Apr 25, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In the year 2023, the industry size of triethanolamine was over USD 2 billion.

The market size for triethanolamine is projected to cross USD 4 billion by the end of 2036 expanding at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period i.e., between 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Huntsman Corporation, SABIC, INEOS Oxide, Jiahua Chemicals Inc., Sintez OKA Group of Companies, Oriental Union Chemical Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, PCC Group, San Fu Chemical Co Ltd., Kingswood Capital Management LP, and others.

In terms of purity level, the 99% segment is anticipated to account for the largest market share of 48% during 2024-2036.

The North American triethanolamine sector is poised to hold the highest share of 35% by 2036.
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