Global Emulsifiers Market to Reach 2.6 Million Metric Tons by 2017, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Emulsifiers market. Growing usage of emulsifiers in food and beverage and personal care products, rising popularity of natural emulsifiers, the growing trend of fat replacement in food products and continuous product innovations are currently driving the global market for emulsifiers. Driven by these robust growth factors, the market is primed to reach volume sales of 2.6 million metric tons by the year 2017. Technological advancements within the food processing industry are expected to further boost market prospects.

Emulsifiers: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Increasing demand for low-fat food among health conscious consumers is gradually driving the market for emulsifiers. Food manufacturers are increasingly focusing on development of novel ingredients that are capable of reducing fat content and providing healthier food options without affecting the taste and flavor. Besides stabilizing emulsions, emulsifiers derived from non-hydrogenated fats help in maintaining sensory characteristics of food such as texture, flavor, and taste that are often lost due to fat reduction. This characteristic of making healthier products similar in taste to fat-containing versions of products has enabled emulsifiers in gaining widespread acceptance in the market. Over the years, products containing natural ingredients have been gaining prominence among consumers. As a result, natural emulsifiers witnessed increased growth as they offer ease of use, neutral taste and increased compatibility with most other ingredients. The segment currently captures one-third of the overall emulsifiers market. Lecithin is one of the most important natural emulsifiers due to its unmatched functionality and superior performance as compared to alternatives available. In recent years, the industry witnessed customer preference in favor of products with natural and clean labels that propelled the demand for naturally sourced emulsifiers with wide functionality.

Innovation characterizes the market for emulsifiers. Increase in the popularity of niche and premium positioned foods, such as fortified breads and confectionery, created the need for specialty emulsifiers. The change in consumer demand patterns forced suppliers to develop emulsifiers that not only act as fat replacement products but also provide the same texture, flavor, structural and aerating characteristics. Furthermore, manufacturers in the personal care industry are increasingly gravitating towards ingredients with multi-functional properties such as emulsifiers, stabilizers, modifiers, emollients, and emulsion stabilizers. With skin care formulations becoming more complex, formulators are aggressively looking out for effective and multi-functional emulsifiers that would aid in development of more sophisticated products. Although demand for value-added products and consolidation within the food additive industry is expected to create challenges for the food emulsifier market, technological advancements within the industry are expected to boost market growth in coming years.

Despite the presence of these strong growth drivers, a modest growth rate is predicted for the market over the analysis period. The primary reason being the slowed down in volume sales of food and beverages and personal care products on account of the recent economic recession. Although economies worldwide are gradually recovering, the protracted impact of the downturn continues to pose challenges for several end-use industries, leading to the resultant decline or static demand for most of the emulsifier segments.

Developed regional markets including Europe and US represent two of the strongest worldwide contenders capturing the largest share, as stated by the new market research report on Emulsifiers. Asia-Pacific is forecast to register the fastest CAGR of 9.0% through 2017. In addition to the growing demand from food and beverages and personal care products, emulsifiers are also finding use in the form of microemulsion in the pharmaceutical sector. In terms of product segments, the market for Polyglycin Polyricinoleate constitutes the fastest growing category in the global emulsifiers market, in volume terms.

The fragmented emulsifier market comprises several market participants including large, small and niche companies. Key players profiled in the report include AAK Bakery Services, Arakawa Chemical Industries Limited, Archer Daniels Midland, Beldem SA, Caravan Ingredients, Cargill Inc., Cognis Deutschland Gmbh & Co KG, Danisco A/S, DSM Nutritional Products, Dow Corning Corporation, Kerry Group, Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., Palsgaard A/S, Rhodia Novecare, Stepan Company, Soliance and Tiarco Chemical, among others.

The research report titled “Emulsifiers: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a strategic review of the industry, key market trends, recent product launches, strategic corporate initiatives, and profiles of key market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for the years 2009 through 2017 in both volume (metric tons) and value (US$) terms for geographic markets including, US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Key product segments analyzed include Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Stearoyl Lactylates, Polyglycerol Esters and Sucroglycerides, Polysorbates and Sorbate Esters, and Polyglycin Polyricinoleate & Others. End-use markets analyzed include Food & Beverages, Personal Care Products, Pharmaceuticals, and Other Uses. The study also provides historic data for an insight into market evolution over the period 2003 through 2008.

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