Starch derivatives market is expected to experience steady growth over the forecast period. It can be formulated into many different types of foods and beverages, animal feed, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products among others. In the food and beverage industry, starch derivatives are used as stabilizers and thickeners. Consequently, the booming food industry is driving growth of the starch derivatives market. Moreover, they are used as an emulsifier in cosmetics, as a tablet binder in the pharmaceutical industry, and fiber additive in the animal feed. In the report, the starch derivatives market is segmented into by product types, by application and by geography. Based on product type, the starch derivatives are segmented into maltodextrin, glucose syrup, hydrolysates, cyclodextrin and modified starch. By application, the market is segmented into food and beverages feed, cosmetics paper and pharmaceuticals among others.
Glucose syrup product segment holds a major share of the market, whereas maltodextrin accounted for the highest demand in the market in terms of revenue in 2014. Glucose syrup finds applications in various industries such as feeds, pharmaceuticals, paper, and cosmetics. It is often used as flavor enhancer, volume-adding agent, texture agent, and inhibitor of sugar from crystallizing in drinks.
Factors such as increasing demand for convenience food and beverages in developing countries and rising demand for natural sweeteners are propelling the growth of the starch derivatives market. Major starch derivatives companies are investing large amounts of their capital on research and development that helps in enhancing the quality and functionality of starch derivative products in the market globally. Furthermore, starch derivatives plays an essential function in the textile weaving and finishing, glue production, bio-fuel, and the fermentation industries. However, increasing raw material prices and implementation of bio-fuel policies are some of the factors hindering the growth of the starch derivatives market.
The food and beverage application sector generated higher revenue than others application sector and it is one of the major factors driving the market for starch derivatives. The starch derivatives market has experience diversified trends across different regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). Regionally, Asia Pacific held the largest market share in 2014 and is expected to grow significantly due to growing demand from leading markets such as India and China. Additionally, Europe and North America is projected to be the major consumers’ base of starch derivatives during the forecast period followed by Asia Pacific. Though Asia Pacific held the largest market share in global starch derivatives market, still it is expected to grow at a high CAGR due to high demand for starch based food and beverages in leading populous countries such as China and India.
Starch derivatives market is dominated by key players such as Tate & Lyle PLC, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Roquette Frères S.A., Ingredion Incorporated, Cargill, Incorporated, BENEO-Palatinit GmbH, AGRANA Group, Avebe U.A., Grain Processing Corporation and Emsland-Stärke Gmbh.
Global starch derivatives market is valued at USD 48.66 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 68.77 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2015 to 2021. Strong demand for natural sweeteners in food processing industry is estimated to positively impact the global starch derivatives market during the forecast period. Increasing non-carbonated and energy drinks consumption which contain abundant natural sweeteners is supposed to compliment the global market growth. Apart from food and beverage processing applications, there are some other end-use industries such as paper production, glue manufacturing, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textile weaving and bio-fuels where starch derivatives have been widely used. Thus, such wide range of applications is expected to further drive the global starch derivatives market growth over the forecast period. In addition, shifting trends towards natural ingredients usage in the end-use industries are assumed to strengthen the global market. Starch derivatives possess properties such as pH stability, acidic stability, film-forming properties, flocculation, process tolerance and sheer stability, which make it important for the food processing industry. Such essential properties are supported to strengthen starch derivatives market demand.