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Global Hydrocolloid Market 2016-2020

About Hydrocolloid

Hydrocolloids are a group of long chain polymers that are generally known for their property of forming viscous dispersions and gels when dispersed in water. These polymers are derived naturally from the exudates of trees or bushes, extracts of plants and seaweeds, flours from seeds or grains, and from the gummy slimes from fermentation processes. The presence of a large number of hydroxyl groups in hydrocolloids and in water increases the affinity of hydrocolloids to bind the water molecules and form hydrophilic compounds. They also produce a dispersion which exhibits the properties of a colloid, and is in an intermediate state between a true solution and a suspension. These two properties have led to these polymers being popularly known as hydrophilic colloids or hydrocolloids. Hydrocolloids have numerous applications in food products, such as thickening, gelling, emulsifying, stabilization, and coating. Hydrocolloids are an integral part of the global food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries among others. Companies worldwide are focusing their R&D efforts on technological innovations in order to expand the functionalities as well as applications of various types of hydrocolloids in several end-user industries

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global hydrocolloid market to grow at a CAGR of 10.16% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global hydrocolloid market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated through sales of hydrocolloids to end-users such as the food and beverage industry, the oil drilling industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the cosmetics industry, the textile industry and others.

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

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Hydrocolloid 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
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Cargill
  • DuPont
  • FMC
  • J.M. Huber
Other prominent vendors
  • Altrafine Gums
  • Ashland
  • Ingredion
  • Kerry Group
Market driver
  • Growing demand in major application areas such as oil drilling and pharmaceutical.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Complexity in raw material sourcing.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing demand for functional food.
  • 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 Hydrocolloid Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global hydrocolloid market: Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, DuPont, FMC, and J.M. Huber.

Other prominent vendors in the market are: Altrafine Gums, Ashland, Ingredion, and Kerry Group.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is increasing demand for functional food. Functional foods and drinks aim at improving health conditions. With higher disposable income and increasing awareness, primarily in the developing and developed regions, the demand for functional food is expected to grow during the forecast period. The use of hydrocolloids in functional food helps in reducing incidences of diabetes, obesity, and several other diseases. Thus, hydrocolloids are used in several functional food and beverages.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is increasing demand for convenience food. Convenience food or processed food is commercially prepared food that requires minimum or no further preparation in order to be consumed. This category includes packaged food or meals, canned food, frozen food, preserved food, and instant products. This category of food is called convenience food because it is easy to consume, portion-packed, time saving, has convenient packaging, and is freeze or thaw stable. With technological advancement in the packaging industry, the range of convenience has also expanded from frozen, chilled, shelf-stable, portion-ability, microwave-ability, prepared-mixes and others.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is complexity in raw material sourcing. The major ingredients and raw materials used in hydrocolloids are mostly sourced from third-party suppliers. This increases the risk of contamination due to improper handling as hydrocolloids are mainly used in the food and beverage industry. Hydrocolloids are mostly obtained from plants, animals, and seaweeds. It is a challenging task for the vendors to obtain best-quality and naturally derived raw materials. Also, the process of collecting and processing hydrocolloids, especially from seaweeds is a complex task. As a result, there is scarcity of raw materials in the market, which is expected to increase the price of hydrocolloids, affecting the financial performance of the vendors.

Companies Mentioned

Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, DuPont, FMC, J.M. Huber, Altrafine Gums, Ashland, Ingredion, Kerry Group.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market by type
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market by application
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market by source
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market by function
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market by region
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Market overview: Global hydrocolloid market by type
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market by type 2015 and 2020
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      • Table Global agar market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
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      • Table Global alginates market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
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      • Table Global CMC market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global carrageenans market
      • Table Global carrageenans market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global gelatin market
      • Table Global gelatin market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global guar gum market
      • Table Global guar gum market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global gum arabic market
      • Table Global gum arabic market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global LBG market
      • Table Global LBG market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global pectin market
      • Table Global pectin market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global xanthan gum market
      • Table Global xanthan gum market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global other hydrocolloids market
      • Table Global other hydrocolloids market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global hydrocolloid market by end-user
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market by application 2015 and 2020
    • Global hydrocolloid market in food and beverage industry
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market in food and beverage industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global hydrocolloids market in food and beverage
      • Table Global hydrocolloids market in food and beverage, 2015
    • Global hydrocolloid market in oil drilling industry
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market in oil drilling industry 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global hydrocolloid market in pharmaceuticals
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market in pharmaceuticals industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global hydrocolloid market in cosmetics and textile industries
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market in cosmetics and textiles industries 2015-2020 ($ million)
    • Global hydrocolloid market in other industries
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market in other industries 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by source
    • Global hydrocolloid market by source
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market by source 2015
  • Market segmentation by function
    • Global hydrocolloid market by function
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market by function 2015
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global hydrocolloid market by region
      • Table Global hydrocolloid market by region 2015 and 2020
    • Hydrocolloid market in North America
      • Table Hydrocolloid market in North America 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Hydrocolloid market in Europe
      • Table Hydrocolloid market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Packaged food market in Western Europe by country 2015 (% share)
    • Hydrocolloid market in APAC
      • Table Hydrocolloid market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Hydrocolloid market in ROW
      • Table Hydrocolloid market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Increasing demand for convenience food
    • Growth in food and beverage industry
      • Table Food products market in APAC 2015 (%)
      • Table Global sales of beverage by volume 2015 (%)
    • Growing demand in major application areas such as in oil drilling and pharmaceutical industries
      • Table Distribution by region of onshore and offshore wells drilling 2015
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Complexity in raw material sourcing
    • Stringent government regulations
    • Competition among the manufacturers
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing health awareness
    • Increasing demand for functional food
    • Economic growth in APAC
  • Vendor landscape
    • Table Major vendors
    • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
      • Table ADM: Business segmentation
    • Cargill
      • Table Cargill: Business segmentation
    • DuPont
      • Table DuPont: Business segmentation by geography
    • FMC
      • Table FMC: Business segmentation
    • J.M. Huber
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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