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Sizing & Thickening Agents Market by type (Sizing: natural, synthetic, Thickening: minerals, hydrocolloids), Application (Food& Beverages, Paper & Paperboard, Paints& Coatings, Textile & Fiber) & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

Sizing & Thickening Agents Market by type (Sizing: natural, synthetic, Thickening: minerals, hydrocolloids), Application (Food& Beverages, Paper & Paperboard, Paints& Coatings, Textile & Fiber) & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

The global sizing & thickening agents market is dominated by North America and Europe. Developing countries are the leading exporters of sizing & thickening agents to North America and Europe. European and Middle Eastern countries have been increasing their production of sizing & thickening agents. The market in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2015 to 2020. The developments in industries such as paper, textiles, and the growing demand for convenience food products in the Asia-Pacific region drive the sizing & thickening agents market.

Starch and starch derivatives are the most common natural sizing agents and thickening agents and polyvinyl alcohol is the most common synthetic polymer used for sizing. Hydrocolloids are the most widely used thickening agents.

The food & beverages sector is the dominant application for global sizing & thickening agents. A thickener helps in the modification of texture and viscosity of food systems to enhance their sensory properties. Food thickeners are mostly derived either from polysaccharides such as starches, vegetable gums, and pectin or proteins. The market for natural thickeners, which includes starches and hydrocolloids, is driven by the growing health consciousness among consumers for natural products.

Sizing agents are widely used in the paper & paperboard industry. Sizing agents provide protection to paper against the penetration of water or other fluids, and hold the printing ink. Chemical processes such as hydrophobation and film formation take place and lead to effective printability of fine paper, coating hold-out, and gullibility in recycled grades.

Some prominent players in the global sizing & thickening agents market are DuPont (U.S.), CP Kelco (U.S.), Cargill, Inc. (U.S.), AkzoNobel NV (The Netherlands), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), and Ashland, Inc. (U.S.).

The segments of the sizing & thickening agents market considered for this study include type, application, and region. All growth parameters in individual segments have been considered. North America dominated the global sizing & thickening agents market in 2014.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • STUDY SCOPE
      • PERIODIZATION CONSIDERED
    • CURRENCY
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION
    • MARKET SHARE ESTIMATION
    • RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS & LIMITATIONS
      • ASSUMPTIONS
      • LIMITATIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET
    • SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA, BY TYPE
    • U.S. DOMINATES THE OVERALL SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET
    • SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET: DEVELOPED VS. EMERGING MARKETS
    • HYDROCOLLOIDS SEGMENT TO ACCOUNT FOR LARGEST SHARE IN SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET IN 2015
    • SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET: LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
      • SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY TYPE
      • SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
        • Table WIDE RANGE OF INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS OF SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS DRIVING THE MARKET
      • RESTRAINTS
        • Table SEASONAL VARIATIONS, DEPLETING MINERAL RESOURCES, AND GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS RESTRICTING GROWTH OF SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET
      • OPPORTUNITIES
        • Table EMERGING MARKETS ARE PAVING NEW GROWTH AVENUES FOR PLAYERS IN SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET
      • CHALLENGES
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • SUPPLY CHAIN
    • INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
    • PEST ANALYSIS
      • POLITICAL/LEGAL FACTORS
      • ECONOMIC FACTORS
      • SOCIAL FACTORS
      • TECHNOLOGICAL FACTORS
    • STRATEGIC BENCHMARKING
      • STRATEGIC ACQUISITIONS, NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, INVESTMENTS & EXPANSIONS: KEY STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY LEADING COMPANIES IN GLOBAL SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET
  • SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SIZING AGENTS
      • Table SIZING AGENTS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • NATURAL SIZING AGENTS
        • Table NATURAL SIZING AGENTS MARKET, BY SUB-TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table NATURAL SIZING AGENTS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • SYNTHETIC SIZING AGENTS
        • Table SYNTHETIC SIZING AGENTS, BY SUB-TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table SYNTHETIC SIZING AGENTS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • THICKENING AGENTS
      • Table THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • MINERALS
        • Table MINERAL THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY SUB-TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table MINERAL THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • HYDROCOLLOIDS
        • Table HYDROCOLLOIDS IN THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY SUB-TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
        • Table HYDROCOLLOIDS IN THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • OTHER THICKENING AGENTS
        • Table OTHER THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
  • SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • FOOD & BEVERAGES
        • Table FUNCTIONS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF HYDROCOLLOIDS
        • Table SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE FOR FOOD & BEVERAGES, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • PAPER & PAPERBOARD
        • Table SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE FOR PAPER & PAPERBOARD, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • PAINTS & COATINGS
        • Table SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE FOR PAINTS & COATINGS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • TEXTILE & FIBER
        • Table SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE FOR TEXTILE & FIBER, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • OTHERS
        • Table SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
  • SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table SIZING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SIZING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: NATURAL SIZING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY SUB-TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SYNTHETIC SIZING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY SUB-TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • U.S.
        • Table U.S.: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • MEXICO
        • Table MEXICO: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: SIZING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: NATURAL SIZING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY SUB-TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: SYNTHETIC SIZING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY SUB-TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • U.K.
        • Table U.K.: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • FRANCE
        • Table FRANCE: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • SPAIN
        • Table SPAIN: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • ITALY
        • Table ITALY: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
        • Table OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: SIZING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: NATURAL SIZING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: SYNTHETIC SIZING AGENTS MARKET, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • INDIA
        • Table INDIA: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • AUSTRALIA
        • Table AUSTRALIA: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • OTHER ASIA-PACIFIC COUNTRIES
        • Table OTHER ASIA-PACIFIC COUNTRIES: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
    • REST OF THE WORLD (ROW)
      • Table ROW: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: SIZING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: NATURAL SIZING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY SUB-TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: SYNTHETIC SIZING AGENTS MARKET, BY SUB-TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • LATIN AMERICA
        • Table LATIN AMERICA: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • THE MIDDLE EAST
        • Table THE MIDDLE EAST: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
      • OTHERS IN ROW
        • Table OTHERS IN ROW: SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 ($MILLION)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS OF SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS IN SIZING & THICKENING AGENTS MARKET
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES
        • Table NEW PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES, 2011-2015
    • EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS
      • Table EXPANSIONS & INVESTMENTS, 2011-2015
      • AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS & JOINT VENTURES
        • Table AGREEMENTS, COLLABORATIONS & JOINT VENTURES, 2011-2015
      • ACQUISITIONS
        • Table ACQUISITIONS, 2011-2015
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENT
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • CARGILL INCORPORATED
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BASF SE
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGIES
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • AKZONOBEL N.V.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • ASHLAND INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • CP KELCO INCORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • FMC CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • INGREDION INCORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • APPENDIX
    • INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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