Emulsion Stabilizers Market: Overview and Dynamics
Emulsions have been extravagantly used in metallurgy for the concentration of ores, in pharmaceutical drugs like cod-liver oil, soaps for its cleansing action and many more. But emulsion without emulsion stabilizers is like a fool and his money. Emulsions are highly unstable because any mixture of oil and water can drain its energy by decreasing the interfacial area between oil and water. The lifetime of an emulsion can be increased by introducing a stabilizer.
The major property of an emulsion stabilizer is that it should be adsorbed strongly on the surface of oil/water. Emulsion stabilizers coat the surface of droplets and provide energy barrier which reduces the chance of collision. Emulsion stabilizers can also work by increasing the viscosity of the continuous phase and reducing the collision between droplets. Emulsion stabilizer molecules are generally amphiphiles, which have both polar and a non-polar region. The molecule comprises of the lipophobic head that bonds with water droplet and lipophilic tail made up of hydrocarbon chain.
Emulsion stabilizers are extensively used in food & beverages, cosmetics & personal care products, drug delivery in medicine and waste treatment of petroleum. Emulsion stabilizers generally used in stabilizing the emulsion which is a mix of two or more liquids that are generally immiscible by limiting the formed droplets from coalescing. Emulsion stability is vital to provide resistance to physiochemical properties changes to the products over a longer time. Emulsion stabilizers also extend the shelf-life if dispersed mixtures.
Some of the common emulsion stabilizers found in the market are pectin, xanthan gum, agar, carrageenan etc. Lecithin is the major food stabilizer whereas asphaltene is the common emulsion stabilizer used in the petroleum industry. Properties like buoyancy required in the global food and beverage industry are the major driver for the growth of the emulsion stabilizer market. The multiple functions including texture integrity, viscosity adjustments and prolonged shelf-life owe to the non-spoilage of food and beverages.
The major restraint to emulsion stabilizers market is from growing health-conscious consumer which are approaching towards stabilizer-free food & beverages. The hunt for an alternative which has a more clean tag and sustainable in nature is also a threat to the emulsion stabilizer market. Though, the elevating demand for soft drinks will continue to lay the foundation for the emulsion stabilizer market. However, alternatives like fresh fruit juices, local or regional beverages demand in the health-conscious population may pose a huge risk to the emulsion stabilizer market.
Although, alternatives like biopolymers such as scleroglucan have shown potential for replacement of synthetic emulsion stabilizers in food products. This will help the market to developed products with clean tag and ultimately leading emulsion stabilizers market to sustainable growth. The recent innovations in the bioengineering and food science sector will soon cater to the requirements of “clean label” products among the consumers. For this, the manufacturers are extracting natural alternatives from plants and microorganisms.
Emulsion Stabilizers Market: COVID-19 Impact Insights
COVID-19 pandemic has forced countries to impose lockdowns and strict social distancing measures across the globe, flattening the global economic curve. This has disrupted almost every market and emulsion stabilizers market has also been affected largely. COVID-19 pandemic has presented massive disruptions in the demand-supply equilibrium across multiple industries, leading towards economic losses at a global level. Restriction in travelling resulted in supply chain disruption which ultimately affected the emulsion stabilizers market.
Stoppage in manufacturing activities was choking veins of the economy and it also harmed the emulsion stabilizers market as the demand depends on it. The plant shutdowns in Europe, Asia and North America in the second quarter of 2020 has reduced the production scale of industries leading to a drop in production of emulsion stabilizers. However, uplifting of lockdown has begun in few regions showing a ray of hope for the emulsion stabilizers market to bounce back strongly.
Segmentation Analysis of Emulsion Stabilizers Market
The global emulsion stabilizers market is classified majorly into four segments: product type, material type, end-use and region.
On the basis of product type, emulsion stabilizers market has been segmented as follows:
On the basis of material type, emulsion stabilizers market has been segmented as follows:
- Xanthan gum
- Sodium alginate
- Guar gum
On the basis of end-use type, emulsion stabilizers market has been segmented as follows:
- Petroleum waste treatment
- Personal care and cosmetics
- Agriculture formulations
- Food products
- Drug delivery
On the basis of region, emulsion stabilizers market has been segmented as follows:
- North America
- Latin America
- East Asia
- South Asia and Oceania
- Middle East & Africa
Emulsion Stabilizers Market: Regional Outlook
Based on the regional classifications, the report “Emulsion Stabilizers” takes into account six prominent regions including North America, Europe, Latin America, East Asia, South Asia and Oceania and Middle East & Africa. In the global scenario, the US and Europe are dominating the emulsion stabilizers market with a combined market share of about 65%. The multi-sector application of emulsion stabilizers including food & beverages, cosmetics, coatings and medicinal drug delivery will drive the majority of the emulsion stabilizers market.
US and Europe will take a lead in the growth of emulsion stabilizers market share. The excessive demand for soft drinks, ready-to-drink beverages and milk products add up to the propulsion of emulsion stabilizers in these regions. While there have been concerns about stabilizers-free food & beverages products, the emulsion stabilizers market is also likely to face threats from the US and European market. However, it can advance its trails in Middle East & Africa because of its use in petroleum waste treatment and agricultural formulation.
The Asia Pacific shows potential to stand with rising demand for cosmetics and personal care products. As the market is exclusively driven by high millennial population and it projects emulsion stabilizers market to jump higher in growth rates in the long run. The emulsion stabilizers market might witness huge popularity in the paint industry owing to the extrusive use in developing countries.
Emulsion Stabilizers Market: Key Players
The market structure for emulsion stabilizers is moderately fragmented, as a global player are struggling to grab the dominance, while only a few have been able to capture it partially. The key players are Lignotech, Dow, Mitsubishi Chemicals, De Wolf Chem, Archer Daniels Midland Company and CP Kelco, collectively accounting for around 40% of global emulsion stabilizers market share. The elevating spending income and high living standards make up to the increase in consumer products like food and beverage.
The companies like Archer Daniels Midland Company and others are moving forward with organic growth strategy. They are establishing new Innovations Centers for product innovation and modification across their operational regions. The companies are also inculcating the good practices of extracting natural emulsion stabilizers from plants and microorganisms like fungi, algae and others. This will help them to adapt to the changing needs of consumers and provide a competitive edge over the other companies.
However, due to low capital intensive nature of emulsion stabilizers, the market is immensely in control of local players as they are catering the demand from Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who are in the business of manufacturing cosmetics and food products locally, contributing to majority growth of emulsion stabilizers market.
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The Emulsion Stabilizers Market Regional Analysis Includes:
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru)
- Europe (UK, Germany, Spain, France, BENELUX, Italy, Rest of Europe)
- East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea)
- South Asia & Oceania (India, ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand, Rest of South Asia & Oceania)
- The Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, South Africa, Northern Africa, Turkey, Rest of MEA)
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