Changing Lifestyles and Increasing Preference for Low-Fat Foods Drive Demand for Emulsifiers, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Emulsifiers. Global demand for emulsifiers is projected to exceed 3 million metric tons by 2020, driven primarily by growing use of emulsifiers in food and beverage applications.

Emulsifiers: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn. – Emulsifiers are agents used to stabilize emulsion of immiscible liquids so as to ensure the combined product’s uniformity and inseparability. Demand for emulsifiers is expected to grow at a steady pace driven by increasing use in various applications including food and beverages, cosmetic and styling products, detergents, and pharmaceuticals, among others. Emulsifiers are widely used as additives in food production due to the numerous functional benefits associated with their use, including taste, appeal, stability of the solution, and freshness among others. The market is expected to benefit from increased demand for convenience foods especially so against a backdrop of fast paced lifestyles led by people across the world. With the focus shifting towards healthy lifestyles, consumers are increasingly opting for products with low-fat attributes, a trend that is enhancing demand for emulsifiers. Emulsifiers will continue to face competition from enzymes for use in bakery products such as cakes, biscuits, and breads, owing to the latter’s lower cost. To counter this threat, manufacturers of emulsifiers are focusing on research and development to develop technologically superior products capable of withstanding competition.

As stated by the new market research report on Emulsifiers, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. In developed regions of North America and Europe, food manufacturers have focused efforts on providing high-quality and low-fat food products in line with consumer demand for healthy fat free foods. However, with developed economies witnessing saturation in demand, developing regions of Asia-Pacific and Latin America are emerging as hotspots for future growth. Asia-Pacific is poised to grow at the fastest compounded annual rate of 9.4% over the forecast period. Factors such as rising income levels, and growing demand for packaged food products, specifically packaged functional foods, are driving demand for specialized preservatives, emulsifiers and enzymes. China and India are at the forefront of this growth, as these countries are experiencing rapid economic growth as well as increased demand for processed foods.

Lecithin represents the largest product category in the emulsifiers market and is used extensively in food, cosmetics, feed, and nutritional supplements. In the food industry, lecithin holds significance owing to its role in enhancing the shelf life of convenience foods. Lecithin also finds use as active components in nutraceutical ingredients. Pharmaceutical industry is another major end-use market for lecithin (phospholipids).

Major players covered in the report include AAK Bakery Services Ltd., Arakawa Chemical Industries Limited, Archer Daniels Midland Company, BASF, Beldem SA, Cargill Inc., Croda International Plc, Dow Corning Corporation, DSM Nutritional Products, DuPont, Kerry Ingredients and Flavours, Lubrizol Corporation, and Palsgaard A/S among others.

The research report titled "Emulsifiers: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East and Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America). The report analyzes the global market for Emulsifiers by the following product segments – Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Stearoyl Lactylates, Polyglycerol Esters & Sucroglycerides, Polysorbates & Sorbate Esters, Polyglycin Polyricinoleate & Others. The report also analyzes the global market for Emulsifiers by the following end-use applications – Food & Beverages, Personal Care Products, Pharmaceuticals, and Other End-Use Applications.

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