An Emulsifier is a molecule with one end which is oil-friendly and another end which is water-friendly . The oil-friendly end is called hydrophobic, and the water-friendly end is called hydrophilic. An emulsifier helps bind the water and oil in cream or lotion permanently. Emulsifiers are segmented into anionic, non-ionic, cationic, and amphoteric based on their chemical nature. The Emulsifiers market is classified on the basis of type, their chemical nature, end-users, and geographical regions. The Emulsifiers Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.12% during the forecast period 2018–2023.
Emulsifiers Market Outlook
Emulsifiers are used for many purposes especially in the food, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries. The food segment accounted for a market share of 75% in 2017, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.61% during the forecast period 2018–2023.
Emulsifiers Market Growth Drivers
New emulsification technology are limiting the use of surfactants, and helping cosmetics manufacturers produce water-resistant creams and lotions. Cargill has recently launched the de-oiled rapeseed lecithin variety of emulsifiers. This product enhance functionality in bakery and snacks production. Moreover, this variety is claimed to be compatible with green labelling, besides eliminating allergen in its formulation. These new developments are set to further boost the demand for emulsifiers.
Emulsifiers Market Challenges
Regulatory bodies across the globe have imposed regulations on the production and use of emulsifiers. Moreover, some of the countries have also made it mandatory to list the emulsifiers on a food label. These challenges are reducing the demand for synthetic emulsifiers. However, owing to this fact, emulsifier manufacturers are shifting their focus towards organic and semi synthetic emulsifiers, and are highly investing on producing organic emulsifiers.
Emulsifier Market Share, By Chemical Nature, 2017
Emulsifiers Market Research Scope
The base year of the study is 2017, with forecast done up to 2023. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. 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 emulsifiers and their specific applications in various end-user industries.
Emulsifiers Market Report: Industry Coverage
Types of Emulsifiers: Natural, Semi-synthetic, Starches and others.
Chemical Nature of Emulsifiers: Anionic, Cationic, Amphoteric and others.
End Users of Emulsifiers: Food, Personal Care, Skin Care and Others.
The Emulsifiers market report also analyzes the regions for the market. The regions and countries covered in the study include:
- North America – U.S., Canada and Mexico
- South America – Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, and Rest of South America
- Europe – U.K, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, and Rest of Europe
- APAC – China, India, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, South Korea, and Rest of APAC
- Rest of the world – Middle East and Africa
Emulsifiers Market Key Players Perspective
BASF, Kerry Group, DowDuPont Inc. Royal DSM N.V., and Solvay are the key players of the emulsifiers market. All the top players – particularly BASF and DowDuPont – manufacture emulsifiers for various end user industries, and have manufacturing facilities in almost all the major regions.
Emulsifiers Market Trends
- The use of plant based ingredient such as Lecithins from soybean and sunflower, coconut and palm / palm kernel oil and others, in the production of emulsifiers is gaining popularity across a wide range of industries. These plant-based emulsifiers are primarily used to reduce fat and enhance the nutritional quality of food.