Emulsifiers Market Overview:
The global surfactants market is foreseen to grow with a noticeable compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.38% during the forecast period of 2019-2025, progressing from its value of $35.426 billion in the year 2018. This is reflective of the need for surfactants especially with a wide end-user industry that they cater to including cosmetics, food and beverage, industrial cleaners, paints and coatings, oilfield chemicals, agriculture, and textiles. Emulsifiers also known as emulgents are a specific kind of surfactant primarily used in the food and beverage industry. The emulsifier market is gaining the highest demand from bakery and fast food industries where they are being used in the manufacturing of cakes, ice cream, breads, etc. This application segment is expected to grow with a standard CAGR of 4.70%.
During the forecast period of 2019-2025, the emulsifier market will grow with a standard CAGR of 5.30%, which will be a considerable growth over its size in the year 2018 which stood at $3,928.72 million.
Emulsifiers Market Outlook:
Natural emulsifiers are used for finding a balance between two immiscible liquids. Essentially, emulsifiers are molecules with two different edges- one that has an affinity towards water (hydrophilic) and another that has affinity towards oil (hydrophobic.) Water and oil can only be converted into a smooth and homogenous solution by adding an emulsifier to it. In the early 19th century, egg was started to be used as an emulsifier for food production. In the current scenario, this has been replaced by lecithin obtained from soybeans, a perfect solution for packaged food manufactured for vegans. Two most widely used products that employ emulsifiers are mayonnaise and ice cream. North America with its culture of packaged foods and supermarkets led the emulsifier market in the year 2018. It had a regional share of 31% with maximum usage of emulsifiers in the food and beverage industry.
Emulsifiers Market Growth Drivers:
Two of the world’s most important industries- food and cosmetics highly use emulsifiers in a lot of their products.
Ø Food And Beverage Industry
Natural emulsifiers for food play a significant role in the production of food products such as sauces, confectionery items including breads, chocolates, mayonnaise, and margarine. In production, two different kinds of emulsifying agents are used called dough strengtheners and dough softeners. Though emulsifiers are not necessary in breads, they are used without fail for delivering a better quality of product. Common emulsifiers such as lecithin and polysorbates are often added to chocolates and ice creams. Since these products are sold in nearly all the countries in the world with an ever-consistent demand, this highly leverages the global emulsifiers market.
Ø Cosmetics Industry
Emulsifiers are extremely useful for the cosmetics industry as they help in mixing water with oils. Since most of the lotions and creams utilize both, a perfect balance needs to be attained. Emulsifiers provide the necessary homogeneity to these lotions and help in boosting the sales of these products. With a focus on advertisements of these products done right, the emulsifier market continues to experience growth.
Emulsifiers Market Challenges:
One of the greatest challenges faced by the emulsifier market is a decrease in the sales of products it is used in. Since emulsifiers are mainly used in the food and beverage industry, they are mostly employed in the production of unhealthy products like mayonnaise and ice creams. A growing awareness for fitness and being healthy will be a challenge to the market and can only be combated by introducing healthier alternatives in the market.
Emulsifiers Market Key Players Perspective:
Key market players operating in the global emulsifier market are BASF SE, Solvay S.A, DowDuPont, AkzoNobel N.V., Evonik Industries AG, Cargill, Kerry Group, Palsgaard, Corbian, Archer Daniels Midland, DK Coproration, and Stepan Company.
BASF SE, the world’s largest chemical production company in the world has developed emulsifiers for the oil drilling companies which use them in drilling muds. This series of emulsifiers is titled as the Basosol range.
Emulsifiers Market Trends:
Ø Use Of Emulsifiers To Increase Shelf Life
The one primary requirement that consumers expect to be fulfilled by the food and beverage industry is to sell foods with a longer shelf life. Since the working class is completely dependent on packaged foods, starch is now being used as an emulsifier to extend the shelf lives of numerous products. These starch-based emulsifiers have been developed after thorough research by using several techniques such as cold gelatinization, hydrolysis, sedimentation, dissolution-precipitation, and encapsulation. Several naturally occurring sources of foods including quinoa, barley, and potatoes are used for making this emulsifier which is set to disrupt its namesake market in the upcoming years.
Emulsifiers Market Research Scope
The base year of the study is 2018, with forecast done up to 2025. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. It also provides information on unit shipments. These provide the key market participants with the necessary business intelligence and help them understand the future of the Emulsifiers Market. The assessment includes the forecast, an overview of the competitive structure, the market shares of the competitors, as well as the market trends, market demands, market drivers, market challenges, and product analysis. The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to fathom their impact over the forecast period. This report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats. The key areas of focus include the types of cheese in the Emulsifiers Market, and their specific applications in different areas.
Emulsifiers Market Report: Industry Coverage
The emulsifier market can be segmented on the basis of type, chemical nature, and end user. Based on type, the market can be segmented into natural, semi synthetic, and others. By chemical nature, the market can fragmented into anionic, cationic and, others. And on the basis of end user, the market can be bifurcated into food, personal care, and others.
The Emulsifiers Market report also analyzes the major geographic regions for the market as well as the major countries for the market in these regions. The regions and countries covered in the study include:
• North America: The U.S., Canada, Mexico
• South America: Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica
• Europe: The U.K., Germany, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Denmark
• APAC: China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong
• Middle East and Africa: Israel, South Africa, Saudi Arabia