Emulsifiers Market by Source (Plant Based and Animal Based), by Product (Lecithins, Mono & Di-Glycerides and Their Derivatives, Sorbitan Esters, Stearoyl Lactylates, and Polyglycerol Esters), by End Use Industry (Food and Beverages (Bakery, Meat and Poultry, Dairy and Frozen Desserts, Sauces and Dressings, Beverages), Healthcare, Beauty and Personal Care, Paints and Coatings and Animal Feed) - Global Analysis & Forecast 2019-2030

Report ID : 160  |  Published Date : May 2020  |  Pages : 175  |  Region : Global  |  Report Code : FB-15

Emulsifiers Market Overview and Introduction

An emulsifier refers to a substance that is used to produce and maintain a stable, homogenous, and smooth emulsion. Emulsifiers are surface-active agents that act as an interface between two immiscible liquids such as oil and water. These emulsifiers help to keep the immiscible compounds from separating by increasing the kinetic stability of the mixture. For instance, egg yolk is commonly used as an emulsifier owing to its emulsifying agent, lecithin that is used in different food products such as mayonnaise to keep the oil from separating. Due to its properties, emulsifiers are majorly used in food and beverage applications; however, their use is being explored in other industries such as healthcare, beauty & personal care, animal feed, and others.

Wide and extensive use in the food and beverages industry stands to be the major growth driver for the global emulsifier market. In addition to creating an emulsion, these emulsifiers offer other functionalities such as increasing the shelf life of products, aeration, texturing, and fat replacement. Due to its properties, it has several applications in the food industry such as bakery products, confectionery, processed meat, salads, and dressings, dairy products, and others.  For instance, in the bakery industry, it is used in different bakery products such as breads, biscuits, and cakes, among others. In the production of low-fat biscuits, emulsifiers are used to obtain a good texture and taste. Emulsifiers replace fats and promote fat emulsification in the dough. Similarly, emulsifiers are used in cakes to improve aeration and the crumb structure. Some of the widely used emulsifiers for bakery products include mono & di-glycerides of fatty acids, mono & diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono & di-glycerides of fatty acids, polyglycerol esters, and others.

Price volatility in raw materials and limited extraction of emulsifiers through natural resources tends to be another factor that is likely to impact the market for emulsifiers in the coming years. Additionally, the pricing of natural emulsifiers that tend to be higher in price due to its limited supply and additional costs is another factor restraining market growth.

The global emulsifiers market is segmented based on source, product, end-use industry, and region.

Emulsifiers Market By Source

Based on source, emulsifiers can be both plant & animal-based. For instance, lecithins are extracted from sources, such as egg yolk or soybeans, and are generally used in salad dressings and baked goods, among others.

Emulsifiers Market By Product

On the basis of product, the emulsifier market is segmented into lecithins, mono & diglycerides and their derivatives, sorbitan esters, stearoyl lactylates, polyglycerol esters, and others. Mono & diglycerides and their derivatives are expected to dominate the market during the forecast period owing to their use across different applications in both food & non-food industries. In the food & beverage industry, it is used in bakery products such as bread, confectionery products such as chocolates, chewing gums, dairy products such as creams and desserts, tabletop sweeteners, spreads, and others. In the non-food segment, these emulsifiers find application in cosmetic products, pharmaceutical preparations, coatings, among others.

Emulsifiers Market By End Use Industry

 On the basis of end-use industry, emulsifiers find applications in food & beverages, beauty & personal care, healthcare, paints & coatings, animal feed, and other industrial applications.   

Emulsifiers Market By Region

In terms of segmentation by geography, North America and Europe stand to be the major markets for emulsifiers. Established food processing industries, high awareness regarding the use of different emulsifiers and the presence of key leading players stand to be some of the factors driving the demand for emulsifiers in this region. A high demand for convenience and ready-to-eat food products stands to be among the key driving factors in these regions owing to the busy lifestyle. Additionally, the presence of eateries and other food establishments in these regions are further supplementing the growth for emulsifiers. However, APAC stands to witness the fastest growing in the coming years owing to factors such as high population, growing demand for convenience food and higher economic growth compared to other regions. Additionally increasing consumer awareness, rising demand for low-fat food products and growth in the processed food & animal feed industry are some of the key growth drivers in this region. 

Emulsifiers Market Prominent Players

Major players operating in the emulsifiers market include Ingredion Incorporated, Kerry Inc, Cargill Incorporated, Dow, ADM (Archer Daniels Midland Company), Lonza , Corbion N.V., Stepan Company, BASF SE, Riken Vitamin Co., Ltd., and Puratos.