Adulteration has been a significant problem in the oil trade for a long time, which is sometimes deliberate and occasionally accidental. Accidental contamination is mostly unavoidable in the existing bulk handling installations, where oils of different qualities are pumped through same pipelines and valves. Such growing incidences are augmenting the sales of testing substances, thereby driving growth in the edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market.
Extensive applications of edible oil for cooking as well as non-cooking purposes have made it essential for the producers to ensure that it is uncontaminated. High value and high-volume sales of edible oils have been tempting its suppliers to practice adulteration and gain more revenues. These factors are propelling producers to invest in effective testing substances and techniques, which is further underpinning gains in the edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market.
Numerous factors such as expensive nature and no surplus supply of oil are fueling the adoption of edible oil adulteration testing chemicals across companies.
Rapidly advancing technology are increasingly paving way for novel techniques based on modern instruments, which are partially or fully automated. Short contamination testing duration of advanced techniques is likely to propel companies to invest more in these methods, which in turn will drive sales of edible oil adulteration testing chemicals. These factors are expected to add considerable in the growth of the edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market.
Edible Oil Adulteration Testing Chemicals Market: Introduction
Edible oils are among the most abundantly used cooking ingredients in the world. They are used in cooking as well as non-cooking activities. Often, edible oils are prominent constituents in the manufacturing of cosmetic products and biodiesel fuel feedstock. It has, therefore, become essential to monitor the purity of edible oils. Due to the greater demand and high price of oils, adulteration has emerged as a major issue worldwide. Adulteration is the blending of high price oil with low price oil to increase the overall profits while incorporating various risks.
The existing analytical methods that are adopted to detect adulteration include spectroscopy, electrochemical analysis, thermal analysis, etc. A number of edible oil adulteration testing chemicals are also widely used to give qualitative results in detecting the presence of an adulterant. Several tests are performed to indicate several values using edible oil testing chemicals, including but not limited to, iodine, saponification, acid and peroxide values. Edible oil adulteration testing chemicals have recently been gaining attention from academic and research professionals alike. These edible oil adulteration testing chemicals are usually not specifically formulated, but are generic chemicals.
Edible Oil Adulteration Testing Chemicals Market: Dynamics
Edible oils are registering high demand and as there is no surplus supply in the market, these oils are expensive, which in turn tempts suppliers to adulterate these oils with inexpensive oils, thereby maximizing profits. Such illegal activities will surge the demand for edible oil adulteration testing chemicals from end users. Adulteration is not a regional or a country-specific problem and hence, edible oil adulteration testing chemicals are expected to register significant demand globally. Adulteration is performed by wholesalers and retailers and downsizes the shelf life and purity claims of manufacturers. Thus, producers are introducing newer techniques for the testing and packaging of edible oils, which is indirectly driving the growth of the edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market. Stringent government regulations regarding the purity of edible oil will also play a key role in driving the edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market.
Several methods such as measuring refractive indices, viscosity and density do not necessarily employ edible oil adulteration testing chemicals, which may pose a restraint to the edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market. Also, as there are no specific edible oil adulteration testing chemicals that give exhaustive details on the presence of adulterants – the methods are solely based on trial-and-error, which leads to wastage of the sample in case of a failed test. For instance, nitric acid can be used to detect the presence of argemone oil in mustard oil while using amyl alcohol, carbon disulphide and sulphur can spot the traces of cotton seed oil in mustard oil.
Edible Oil Adulteration Testing Chemicals Market: Segmentation
The edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market can be segmented on the basis of chemical group, type of compound, oil type and end use.
On the basis of chemical group, the edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market can be segmented into:
On the basis of type of compound, the edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market can be segmented into:
On the basis of oil type, the edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market can be segmented into:
On the basis of end use, the edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market can be segmented into:
- Research Laboratories
- Industrial Laboratories
- Government Institutions
Edible Oil Adulteration Testing Chemicals Market: Regional Outlook
As adulteration is a global issue, the consumption of edible oil adulteration testing chemicals is expected to witness dynamic growth over the forecast period, with Asia Pacific leading the global edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market, owing to the region’s relatively high consumption. The edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market is anticipated to remain stable in mature markets such as North America and Europe. The Latin America and Middle East & Africa edible oil adulteration testing chemicals markets are expected to witness significant growth at similar rates during the forecast period. Though niche, edible oil adulteration testing chemicals are estimated to be vital to their application areas.
Edible Oil Adulteration Testing Chemicals Market: Market Participants
Some of the market participants in the global edible oil adulteration testing chemicals market identified across the value chain include Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, BASF SE, Kemira Oyj, Amadis Chemical Co.,Ltd., Merck KGaA, Arkema S.A.
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