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Surfactants Market in Mexico

About This Course

Surfactants are organic compounds that are mainly synthesized form petroleum (oil & gas) products or from bio-based sources such as oleochemicals. Surfactants have both hydrophobic and hydrophilic group and they allow oil molecules to mix with or ͚dissolve͛ in water. Their properties such as wettability, detergency, emulsion, dispersion, stabilization, and foam/froth have vast practical applications in variety of industries.

Surfactants are used to manufacture a diverse range of household and cleaning solutions, from laundry and dishwashing detergents to hard surface cleaners (HSC), personal care products such as bath soaps and shampoos, and a variety of Industrial & Institutional products such as laundry, HSC, agricultural adjuvants, textile/paper, elastomer and plastics, oil field chemicals, and others. The largest market segments are household detergents and personal care applications.

The course will provide an understanding of the main surfactant types and technical properties and will then address issues related to the Mexican supply chain with emphasis on supply/demand drivers and major market trends, market size, the participants in the various market segments, key customers and logistics aspects such as where and how are surfactants produced or imported (terminals/trains/trucks/etc.).


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Course Staff

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Mauricio Davila
(Course Coordinator)

As Co-founder and Managing Director of EnerChemTek, Inc., Dr. Mauricio Dávila oversees all management activities of the company, including the firm’s natural gas/LNG and petrochemicals technical advisory services, as well as all the web-based services such as an online corporate training platform (EnerChemTek Academy), and interactive databases, market simulation models and polyolefins process technologies (EnerChemTek Analytics). Mauricio has more than 20 years of experience and has been recently a technical advisor devising feedstock and raw materials purchasing strategies for North American petrochemical players, and has advised in four different international projects involving evaluating the global natural gas/LNG value chain from source to final consumer for utilization in the oil refining, power generation, industrial, and transportation sectors in North and Latin America.

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