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Global Butyric Acid Market 2016-2020

Global Butyric Acid Market 2016-2020

About Butyric Acid

Butyric acid is a 4-carbon oxychemical. It is a carboxylic acid, which is oily and colorless, and occurs in many dairy products like milk, cheese, and butter. Butyric acid has esters and salts known as butanoates and butyrates. It exhibits an unpleasant smell and also has an acrid taste. It is used in stink bombs for its pungent smell. Some of its derivative chemicals and esters are sweet smelling. The characteristics of the odor depend on precise chemical compositions of the derivatives and esters.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global butyric acid market to grow at a CAGR of 12.27% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global butyric acid market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of butyric acid in several industries, including the animal feed, chemical intermediate, and food and flavor industries during 2015.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Butyric Acid Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Blue Marble Biomaterials
  • Eastman
  • Thermo Fisher
  • OXEA
  • Perstorp
Other prominent vendors
  • Tokyo Chemical Industry
  • Beijing Huamaoyuan Fragrance Flavor
  • Snowco
  • Alfa Aesar
  • Sigma-Aldrich
Market driver
  • Rising demand from end-user industries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Higher production cost for renewable butyric acid
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Advanced fermentation approaches for butyric acid synthesis
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Butyric Acid Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global butyric acid market: Blue Marble Biomaterials, Eastman, Thermo Fisher, OXEA, Perstorp, Tokyo Chemical Industry, Beijing Huamaoyuan Fragrance Flavor, Snowco, Alfa Aesar, and Sigma-Aldrich.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The trend in gaining acceptance of butyric acid as an aid to reduce the effects of intestinal diseases and as a nutrient to improve gut health in livestock will continue to drive the butyric acid market during the forecast period. Reduction in environmental pollution associated with the livestock industry has also been another factor that resulted in increased use of the feed additives such as butyric acid.”

According to the report, the sustainable livestock production is the overall driver, which leads to improvement regarding feed digestibility. This factor will be a key driver for market growth. A good quality feed conversion decreases the ecological footprint of animal protein production and has the advantage of lower feed costs for the farmers.

Further, the report states that one of the major barriers for butyrate fermentation is the inability of single butyrate-producing strains to degrade substrate under different fermentation conditions. This results in less yield of butyric acid-based products compared with the amount of substrate used. Another challenge for butyrate fermentation process is in facilitating the growth of microbes on the substrate.

Companies Mentioned

Blue Marble Biomaterials, Eastman, Thermo Fisher, OXEA, Perstorp, Tokyo Chemical Industry, Beijing Huamaoyuan Fragrance Flavor, Snowco, Alfa Aesar, and Sigma-Aldrich.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global butyric acid market
      • Table Global butyric acid market by product type
      • Table Global butyric acid market by applications
      • Table Global butyric acid market by geography
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Product definition
    • Production
    • Value chain
      • Table Value chain of butyric acid
    • Market dynamics
    • Market outlook
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global butyric acid market 2016-2020 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Market overview
      • Table Global butyric acid market by type 2015 and 2020
    • Global synthetic butyric acid market
      • Table Global synthetic butyric acid market 2016-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global renewable butyric acid market
      • Table Global renewable butyric acid market 2016-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Market overview
      • Table Global butyric acid market by application 2015 and 2020
    • Global butyric acid market in animal feed segment
      • Table Global butyric acid market in animal feed segment 2016-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global butyric acid market in chemical intermediate segment
      • Table Global butyric acid market in chemical intermediate segment 2016-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global butyric acid market in food and flavor segment
      • Table Global butyric acid market in food and flavor segment 2016-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global butyric acid market in others segment
      • Table Global butyric acid market in others segment 2016-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Market overview
      • Table Global butyric acid market by geography 2015
    • Butyric acid market in APAC
      • Table Butyric acid market in APAC 2016-2020 ($ millions)
    • Butyric acid market in North America
      • Table Butyric acid market in North America 2016-2020 ($ millions)
    • Butyric acid market in Europe
      • Table Butyric acid market in Europe 2016-2020 ($ millions)
    • Butyric acid market in ROW
      • Table Butyric acid market in ROW 2016-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Rising demand from end-user industries
      • Table Global food and beverage industry 2015-2020 ($ trillions)
    • Increased use of SCFAs as a substitute
    • Preference for renewable butyric acid in foods and flavors
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Higher production cost for renewable butyric acid
    • Barriers for butyrate fermentation
    • Adverse effects of butyric acid
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Butyric acid as precursor of biofuel
      • Table Global biofuels market 2015-2020
    • Advanced fermentation approaches for butyric acid synthesis
    • High demand from animal feed sector from APAC
      • Table Global animal feed market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Major market vendors
      • Table Global butyric acid market: Major vendors
    • Buying criteria
      • Table Buying criteria
    • Competitive landscape
      • Table Global butyric acid market: Competitive landscape
    • Growth strategies for butyric acid manufacturers in 2015
      • Table Growth strategies for butyric acid manufacturers in 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Blue Marble Biomaterials
      • Table Blue Marble Biomaterials: Product segmentation 2015
    • Eastman
      • Table Eastman: Business segmentation 2015 by revenue
      • Table Eastman: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Thermo Fisher
      • Table Thermo Fisher: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Thermo Fisher: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • OXEA
      • Table OXEA: Business segmentation 2015
    • Perstorp
      • Table Perstorp: Product segmentation by market 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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