Emulsifiers can be derived from plant, animal and synthetic sources. Their common applications is in processed foods such as mayonnaise, ice cream and baked goods to create a smooth texture, prevent separation and extend shelf life

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    Emulsifiers market frequently asked questions

    The global food emulsifiers market is evaluated at USD 3.5 billion at a CAGR of about 5.5 percent between 2017-2022.

    The key factors driving the global food emulsifiers market growth are as follows. ' Application in bakery and confectionery as a substitute for enzymes ' Health awareness ' Preference for convenience foods by consumers

    Yes, the demand from Asian regions like China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam will continue to rise at a CAGR of 6.9 percent through 2020.

    As per Beroe's emulsifier market outlook reports for the 2016-2017 period, the global food emulsifiers market size stood at 0.816 MMT, while the global mono, diglycerides production was at 0.378 MMT. Additionally, the global food lecithin production during the period was at 0.245 MMT and for other emulsifiers, it was at 0.193 MMT.

    The highest demand in the food emulsifiers market is for glycerides (mono, di, and others) at 46.3 percent followed by lecithin at 30 percent, stearoyl lactates at 8.8 percent, sorbitan esters at 2.5 percent, and others at 12.4 percent.

    From Beroe's emulsifier market analysis and intelligence report, approximately 60 percent of the supplier market share is consolidated by four companies, which are DuPont-Danisco, Cargill Inc., Riken Vitamin Co., and Palsgaard. Among these top players, Danisco leads the emulsifier supply market and holds the maximum share.

    The major price driver for the food emulsifiers market was the increase in the production of Malaysian palm oil by 7.7 percent to 21 MMT and Indonesian palm oil by 4.7 percent to 33.5 MMT. Besides, there was an increase in the production of Argentina soybeans as well.

    The demand for the PGPR emulsifier has risen because it can be suitably substituted for cocoa butter in the chocolate manufacturing process. Major companies like Hershey and Nestle have adopted PGPR to replace cocoa butter in their manufacturing process. The demand seems to increase further as more companies are expected to adopt PGPR in the near future.

    The food emulsifiers market is mainly driven by innovations. The top trends in innovations that are driving the market forward are ' ' the ongoing efforts that are being targeted at phasing out PHO and GMO emulsifiers ' developing emulsifiers to replace expensive ingredients to help end-users cut down the production costs

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    Global Market Outlook on Emulsifiers

    • The global food emulsifiers market is estimated to be valued at about $ 3.2 billion at a CAGR of about 4.7 percent between 2019-2025
    • The key factors driving the growth include application in bakery and confectionery as a substitute for enzymes, health awareness, and preference for convenience foods by consumers
    • Demand from Asian regions, such as China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam, is expected to rise by a CAGR of 6.9 percent from 2019 to 2025

    Global Supply–Demand Analysis - Food Emulsifiers

    • The global food emulsifiers market is estimated to be valued at about USD 3.5 billion at a CAGR of about 5.5% between 2017-2022
    • Demand for PGPR has risen because of its application as a substitute for cocoa butter as emulsifier in the chocolate manufacturing process
    • The global food emulsifiers market is estimated to be valued at about USD 3.5 billion at a CAGR of about 5.5% between 2017-2022
    • The demand for di-glycerides as food emulsifiers has almost been stable over the past few years
    • While the overall demand has been stable, in particular, demand for PGPR emulsifier has risen, due to its substitutability with cocoa butter in the chocolate manufacturing process
    • Companies, like Hershey, Nestle, have adopted PGPR, replacing cocoa butter in the manufacturing. More players are expected to adopt this in the near term, which can increase the demand further

    Global Demand Analysis - Class and Type of Food Emulsifiers 

    • Synthetic emulsifiers account for approx. 70 percent of the market share. Mono, diglycerides, and derivatives constitute the largest segment, possessing approx. 46.3 percent of the market share, with Lecithin accounting for the second largest share at approx. 30 percent
    • Mono, di-glycerides and their derivatives continue to account for largest market share owing to its wide range of applications in the food and beverage sectors, especially in baking industry

    Est. Global Demand by Type of Food Emulsifier (2016 – 17)

    • The mono, di glycerides, and derivatives constitute the largest segment and possess qualities, such as stabilization, increase softness, and enhance the shelf life of the products
    • Demand for mono, diglyceride, and derivatives is also expected to be driven by increasing usage in margarine, convenience foods, processed foods, and frozen dessert
    • Lecithin is mainly used in chocolate. Demand for this emulsifier could rise, due to improvement in handling and processing
    • Consumption of FDA approved Stearoyl Lactate is expected to grow, due to its application in bread, sugar confectionery, and ice cream

    Est. Global Demand by Class of Food Emulsifier (2016 – 17)

    • Synthetic emulsifiers comprise more than two third of the emulsifier market, with di-glycerides and derivatives constituting the largest share
    • Others include Sucrose esters, Polyglycerol esters and PGPR
    • Natural emulsifiers include egg yolk containing lecithin, mustard, honey and soy beans, guar gum
    • Di-glycerides and lecithin have the highest share among synthetic and natural food emulsifiers segments, respectively

    Global Demand Analysis - Food Emulsifiers by Region and Segment

    • Europe accounts for ~25 percent of the global demand for emulsifiers as a region, while APAC is exhibiting rapid growth in demand at a projected CAGR of 7.5 percent, due to factors, like economic growth, population increase, and high disposable income
    • Food emulsifiers account for ~32.8 percent of the global emulsifier demand. Within this segment, mono, di-glycerides and derivatives are the dominant segments

    Market Overview 

    • The food emulsifiers supplier market for emulsifiers is consolidated by four major companies, viz., DuPont-Danisco, Cargill Inc., Riken Vitamin Co. and Palsgaard, of which, Danisco accounts for the highest share.
    • The food emulsifiers market is mainly driven by innovations. However, the top three trends in innovations are the ongoing efforts to phase out PHO and GMO emulsifiers, as well as developing emulsifiers to help end-users cut down production costs.
    • Innovations in the food emulsifiers market are varied and mainly stem from consumer demands for healthier products, growth of the convenience food sector, and the need for end users to replace expensive ingredients with emulsifiers to cut costs.
    • The global food emulsifiers market is mainly driven by innovations.

    Why You Should Buy This Report

    • The report gives information on the global food emulsifiers market size, supply-demand trends, trade dynamics, emulsifiers procurement intelligence, etc.
    • It gives the Porter’s five force analysis of the global food emulsifiers market, the latest innovations and trends, and the market drivers for them. 
    • It provides an overview of the food emulsifiers supplier market and gives key profiles of major suppliers like Danisco, Palsgaard, Riken Vitamin Co. Ltd. etc.