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Global Chitosan Market 2017-2021

Global Chitosan Market 2017-2021

About Chitosan

Chitosan is a natural polysaccharide extracted from shells of crustacean organisms such as shrimps and crabs. Chitosan and chitin are naturally abundant and renewable polymers and have excellent properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, non-toxicity, solubilization, adsorption, hydration, and moisturization. The cost of commercial chitosan depends on the product quality. Chitosan is available in three purity forms: low purity, medium purity, and high purity or medical grade.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global chitosan market to grow at a CAGR of 18.10% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global chitosan market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price is considered as the average selling price of the product.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Chitosan Market 2017-2021, 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
  • Advanced Biopolymers
  • FMC Corporation
  • Golden-Shell Biochemical
  • G.T.C. Bio Corporation
  • KitoZyme
Other prominent vendors
  • Agra Tech
  • Axio Biosolutions
  • Heppe Medical Chitosan
  • Kunpoong Bio
  • Marshall Marine Products
  • Meron
  • Nitta Gelatin India
  • Panvo Organics
  • Primex
  • SRL
  • TAGROW
  • TCI Chemicals
Market driver
  • Emerging applications from end-use industries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Limitations of chitosan affecting its demand
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Potential uses of chitosan nanoparticles
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Chitosan Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global chitosan market: Advanced Biopolymers, FMC Corporation, Golden-Shell Biochemical, G.T.C. Bio Corporation, and KitoZyme

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Agra Tech, Axio Biosolutions, Heppe Medical Chitosan, Kunpoong Bio, Marshall Marine Products, Meron, Nitta Gelatin India, Panvo Organics, Primex, SRL, TAGROW, and TCI Chemicals.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Potential uses of chitosan nanoparticles. The use of environmentally acceptable and sustainable biomaterials is gaining importance for scientific and industrial research. Biopolymers are replacing petroleum-derived polymers. Chitosan nanoparticles can be formed by incorporating tripolyphosphate (TPP) into chitosan solution. Chitosan nanoparticles, due to their versatile properties and excellent characteristics are increasingly used in pharmaceuticals, biomedicines, foods and beverages, and personal care products. Chitosan nanoparticles, owing their antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, are widely used as coating materials in cosmetics and foods.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Emerging applications from end-use industries. The growing demand for emerging applications such as agrochemicals, fuel cells, photographic products, cardiovascular diseases treatment, textiles, ophthalmology, and paper and pulp are fostering the demand for chitosan. The increase in R&D for niche applications can be witnessed for the increasing demand for chitosan. Also, the low cost and abundant availability of chitosan from crustacean shell, shrimps, crabs, and krills are gaining importance in various applications.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Limitations of chitosan affecting its demand. Although chitosan possesses many significant properties, it has some demerits that limit its use for specific applications. It has low stability above pH 6.5. Chitosan and its derivatives are poorly soluble in water or in organic solvents. It is insoluble in diluted acids, aqueous solutions, and common organic solvents. To impart functionality and improve the solubility of chitosan, chemical modification of side chain is to be done without changing its initial properties or skeleton. Generally, grafting of the functional group is done to improve the characteristic features of chitosan.

Companies Mentioned

Advanced Biopolymers, FMC Corporation, Golden-Shell Biochemical, G.T.C. Bio Corporation, KitoZyme, Agra Tech, Axio Biosolutions, Heppe Medical Chitosan, Kunpoong Bio, Marshall Marine Products, Meron, Nitta Gelatin India, Panvo Organics, Primex, SRL, TAGROW, and TCI Chemicals.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market sizing 2016
      • Table Market size 2016
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2016
    • Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Global chitosan market - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2016
  • Market segmentation by end-user application
    • Segmentation by end-user application
      • Table End-user application - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by end-user application
      • Table Comparison by end-user application
    • Water treatment - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Water treatment - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Water treatment - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Food and beverage - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Food and beverage - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Food and beverage - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Cosmetics - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Cosmetics - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Cosmetics - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Pharmaceutical and biomedical - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Pharmaceutical and biomedical - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Pharmaceutical and biomedical - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Others - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Others - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Others - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by end-user application
      • Table Market opportunity by end-user application
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global - Market share by geography 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Potential uses of chitosan nanoparticles
    • Rising use of chitosan in tissue engineering
      • Table Chitosan-based scaffolds for tissue engineering
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key vendors in global chitosan market
      • Table Global chitosan market: Key vendors 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
    • Advanced Biopolymers
    • FMC Corporation
      • Table FMC Corporation: Segmentation of revenue by business 2016
      • Table FMC Corporation: Segmentation of revenue by geography 2016
      • Table FMC Corporation: Product offerings
    • Golden-Shell Biochemical
      • Table Golden-Shell Biochemical: Product offerings
    • G.T.C. Bio Corporation
      • Table G.T.C. Bio Corporation: Business segmentation by product
      • Table G.T.C. Bio Corporation: Product offerings
    • KitoZyme
      • Table KitoZyme: Business segmentation by product
      • Table KitoZyme: Product offerings
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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