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Chitosan Market by Grade (Industrial, Food, and Pharmaceutical), Application (Water Treatment, Food & Beverages, Cosmetics, Medical & Pharmaceuticals, and Agrochemicals), and Region (Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Row) - Global Forecast to 2022

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: April 2018
Report Code: CH 6188

 

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The chitosan market was valued at USD 476.6 Million in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 1,088.0 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 14.5% between 2017 and 2022. The base year considered for this study is 2016, while the forecast period is from 2017 to 2022.

Objectives of the Report:

  • To define, describe, and forecast the size of the chitosan market based on grade, application, and region
  • To forecast the size of the chitosan market, in terms of volume and value, with respect to four main regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  • To provide detailed information regarding the major factors such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges influencing the growth of the chitosan market
  • To analyze opportunities in the chitosan market for the stakeholders and provide a detailed competitive landscape of the market
  • To strategically profile the key players operating in the chitosan market and comprehensively analyze their core competencies

Research Methodology

The top-down approach was used to estimate and validate the size of the chitosan market and various other dependent submarkets. The research study involved the extensive use of secondary sources, directories, and databases such as Hoovers, Bloomberg, Chemical Weekly, Factiva, and other government and private websites to identify and collect information useful for this technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the chitosan market.

Chitosan Market

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The supply chain of the chitosan market starts with the sourcing of raw materials, followed by the manufacturing of chitosan, its processing, and supplying of finished chitosan products to consumers for use in various end-use applications. The major players operating in the chitosan market are Primex ehf (Iceland), Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH (Germany), Vietnam Food (Vietnam), KitoZyme S.A. (Belgium), Agratech (US), Advanced Biopolymers AS (Norway), BIO21 Co., Ltd. (Thailand), G.T.C. Bio Corporation (China), Taizhou City Fengrun Biochemical Co., Ltd. (China), and Zhejiang Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (China).

Key Target Audience:

  • Manufacturers of Chitosan
  • Traders, Distributors, and Retailers
  • End Users
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Commercial R&D Institutes
  • Research Institutes, Trade Associations, and Government Agencies

The Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the chitosan market based on grade, application, and region.

Chitosan Market, by Grade:

  • Industrial Grade
  • Food Grade
  • Pharmaceutical Grade

Chitosan Market, by Application:

  • Water Treatment
  • Food & Beverages
  • Cosmetics
  • Medical & Pharmaceuticals
  • Agrochemicals
  • Others

Chitosan Market, by Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

The market was further analyzed for the key countries in each of these regions.

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Country Information:

  • Analysis of the chitosan market for additional countries

Company Information:

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional industry players (up to 5)

Pricing Analysis:

  • Detailed pricing analysis for each grade of chitosan product

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 12)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Chitosan Market Segmentation
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Units Considered
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 14)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
           2.2.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.2.2 Primary Data
           2.2.3 Key Data From Primary Sources
           2.2.4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
    2.4 Data Triangulation
    2.5 Assumptions and Limitations
    2.6 Assumptions
    2.7 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 22)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 25)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Chitosan Market
    4.2 Chitosan Market, By Grade
    4.3 Chitosan Market, By Application
    4.4 APAC Chitosan Market, By Country and Grade

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 27)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
                    5.2.1.1 Unique Properties of Chitosan
                    5.2.1.2 Availability of Abundant Raw Material
           5.2.2 Restraints
                    5.2.2.1 Regulations and Compliances Related to Shrimp Farming
           5.2.3 Opportunities
                    5.2.3.1 Growing Awareness About Health Globally
                    5.2.3.2 Production of Chitosan From Non-Aquatic Sources
           5.2.4 Challenges
                    5.2.4.1 Disadvantages of Using Chitosan in Drug Delivery System
                    5.2.4.2 Instability of Chitosan in Some Applications
    5.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the Chitosan Market
           5.3.1 Threat of Substitutes
           5.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.3.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
           5.3.5 Threat of New Entrants
    5.4 Macroeconomic Indicators
           5.4.1 Introduction
           5.4.2 Forecast of GDP Growth Rate of Major Economies
           5.4.3 Trends in the Water Treatment Industry
           5.4.4 Trends in Food & Beverage Industry

6 Chitosan Market, By Grade (Page No. - 36)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Industrial Grade
    6.3 Food Grade
    6.4 Pharmaceutical Grade

7 Chitosan Market, By Application (Page No. - 42)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Water Treatment
    7.3 Food & Beverages
    7.4 Cosmetics
    7.5 Medical & Pharmaceuticals
    7.6 Agrochemicals
    7.7 Others

8 Chitosan Market, By Region (Page No. - 53)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 APAC
           8.2.1 China
           8.2.2 Vietnam
           8.2.3 India
           8.2.4 Thailand
           8.2.5 Rest of APAC
    8.3 North America
           8.3.1 US
           8.3.2 Canada
           8.3.3 Mexico
    8.4 Europe
           8.4.1 Iceland
           8.4.2 Norway
           8.4.3 Germany
           8.4.4 Rest of Europe
    8.5 RoW
           8.5.1 UAE
           8.5.2 Brazil

9 Company Profiles (Page No. - 84)
Business Overview, Products Offered, MnM View
    9.1 Primex EHF
    9.2 Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH
    9.3 Vietnam Food
    9.4 Kitozyme S.A.
    9.5 Agratech
    9.6 Advanced Biopolymers as
    9.7 Bio21 Co., Ltd.
    9.8 G.T.C. Bio Corporation
    9.9 Taizhou City Fengrun Biochemical Co., Ltd.
    9.10 Zhejiang Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    9.11 Other Key Players
           9.11.1 Ningbo Zhenhai Haixin Biological Products Co. Ltd.
           9.11.2 Weifang Haizhiyuan Biological Products Co., Ltd.
           9.11.3 Qingdao Yunzhou Biochemistry Co., Ltd
           9.11.4 Panvo Organics Pvt Ltd
           9.11.5 Xianju Tengwang Chitosan Factory
           9.11.6 PT Biotech Surindo
           9.11.7 Koyo Chemical Co., Ltd.

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

10 Appendix (Page No. - 96)
     10.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     10.2 Discussion Guide
     10.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     10.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     10.5 Available Customizations
     10.6 Related Reports
     10.7 Author Details


List of Tables (79 Tables)

Table 1 Trends and Forecast of GDP Growth Rates Between 2016 and 2022
Table 2 Fastest Growing Water Treatment Markets, 2010–2016
Table 3 Worldwide Prevalence of Excess Body Weight in Children, 2010–2013
Table 4 Chitosan By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 5 Chitosan By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 6 Industrial Grade Chitosan By Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 7 Industrial Grade Chitosan By Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 8 Food Grade Chitosan By Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 9 Food Grade Chitosan By Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 10 Pharmaceutical Grade Chitosan By Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 11 Pharmaceutical Grade Chitosan By Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Chitosan Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 13 Chitosan Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Chitosan Market Size in Water Treatment Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 15 Chitosan Market Size in Water Treatment Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Chitosan Market Size in Food & Beverages Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 17 Chitosan Market Size in Food & Beverages Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Chitosan Market Size in Cosmetics Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 19 Chitosan Market Size in Cosmetics Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Chitosan Market Size in Medical & Pharmaceuticals Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 21 Chitosan Market Size in Medical & Pharmaceuticals Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 Chitosan Market Size in Agrochemicals Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 23 Chitosan Market Size in Agrochemicals Application, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 24 Chitosan Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 25 Chitosan Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 Chitosan Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 27 Chitosan Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 APAC: Chitosan Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 29 APAC: By Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 APAC: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 31 APAC: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 APAC: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 33 APAC: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 China: Chitosan Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 35 China: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 36 Vietnam: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 37 Vietnam: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 38 India: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 39 India: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 40 Thailand: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 41 Thailand: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 42 Rest of APAC: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 43 Rest of APAC By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 44 North America: Chitosan Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 45 North America: By Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 North America: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 47 North America: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 North America: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 49 North America: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 US: Chitosan Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 51 US: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 52 Canada: Chitosan Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 53 Canada: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 54 Mexico: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 55 Mexico: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 56 Europe: Chitosan Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 57 Europe: By Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Europe: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 59 Europe: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Europe: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 61 Europe: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 Iceland: Chitosan Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 63 Iceland: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 64 Norway: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 65 Norway: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 66 Germany: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 67 Germany: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 68 Rest of Europe: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 69 Rest of Europe: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 70 RoW: Chitosan Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 71 RoW: By Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 72 RoW: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 73 RoW: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 74 RoW: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 75 RoW: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 76 UAE: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 77 UAE: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 78 Brazil: By Market Size, By Grade, 2015–2022 (Ton)
Table 79 Brazil: By Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (Ton)


List of Figures (26 Figures)

Figure 1 Chitosan Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Chitosan Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 5 Industrial Grade to Dominate the Market Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 6 Water Treatment to Lead the Market Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 7 APAC to Witness Significant Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Increasing Demand in Water Treatment is Driving the Chitosan Market
Figure 9 Industrial Grade is the Fastest Growing Segment By Volume
Figure 10 Agrochemicals to Be the Fastest-Growing Application of Chitosan
Figure 11 Key Markets in the Asia Pacific
Figure 12 Factors Governing the Chitosan Market
Figure 13 Industrial Grade is the Largest Segment, By Volume in 2016
Figure 14 APAC to Be the Fastest-Growing Industrial Grade Chitosan Market
Figure 15 Europe to Be the Second-Largest Food Grade Chitosan Market
Figure 16 APAC to Be the Fastest-Growing Pharmaceutical Grade Chitosan Market
Figure 17 Water Treatment Accounted the Largest Market Share in 2016
Figure 18 APAC to Be the Fastest-Growing Market in Water Treatment
Figure 19 Europe to Be the Second-Fastest-Growing Market in Food & Beverages
Figure 20 APAC to Be the Largest Market in Cosmetics
Figure 21 APAC to Be the Fastest-Growing Market in Medical & Pharmaceuticals
Figure 22 APAC to Be the Largest Market in Agrochemicals
Figure 23 APAC to Be Fastest-Growing Market in Other Applications
Figure 24 China to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 25 APAC Snapshot: Chitosan Market
Figure 26 North America Snapshot: Chitosan Market

The chitosan market is projected to grow from USD 553.6 Million in 2017 to USD 1,088.0 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 14.5% between 2017 and 2022. The increasing use of chitosan in the water treatment, food & beverages, cosmetics, medical & pharmaceuticals, and agrochemicals applications is fueling the growth of the chitosan market across the globe. Moreover, the growing trend toward the use of chitosan for water treatment to reduce the use of chemical products is also leading to the growth of the chitosan market.

The chitosan market has been classified into three grades, namely, industrial grade, food grade, and pharmaceutical grade. Industrial grade chitosan is most commonly used in a wide range of applications due to its low cost. The non-toxicity of chitosan enables its use in the treatment of the potable water and industrial wastewater. The typical applications of the industrial grade chitosan are water treatment, agrochemicals, pulp & paper, and textiles.

Based on application, the chitosan market has been classified into water treatment, food & beverages, cosmetics, medical & pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and others. Among applications, the water treatment segment is projected to lead the chitosan market, in terms of value during the forecast period. The growth of the water treatment application segment of the chitosan market can be attributed to the increased use of chitosan for treating water due to its biosorbent ability, which enables it to remove pollutants from wastewater.

Chitosan Market

The Asia Pacific region is the largest consumer of chitosan across the globe. The Asia Pacific chitosan market is also projected to grow at the highest CAGR, in terms of value during the forecast period. China is expected to lead the Asia Pacific chitosan market, in terms of value during the forecast period. The China chitosan market is also projected to grow at the highest CAGR, in terms of value between 2017 and 2022. The growth of the Asia Pacific chitosan market can be attributed to the presence of major producers of chitosan such as Formosa Plastics Group Vietnam Food (Vietnam), BIO21 Co., Ltd. (Thailand), G.T.C. Bio Corporation (China), Taizhou City Fengrun Biochemical Co., Ltd. (China), and Zhejiang Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (China) in the region. The North American region is expected to be the second-largest consumer of chitosan across the globe during the forecast period.

The formulation and implementation of various regulations and compliances related to shrimp farming act as a restraint for the growth of the chitosan market as chitosan is produced from chitin, which is found in the outer shells of shrimp, crabs, and other crustaceans.

The companies operating in the chitosan market are currently focused on carrying out R&D activities. These companies are carrying out research activities to develop new production processes and technologies for manufacturing chitosan. Moreover, research activities are also being carried out for the commercial production of chitosan from non-aquatic sources such as fungi, yeasts, and algae.

The key players operating in the chitosan market include Primex ehf (Iceland), Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH (Germany), Vietnam Food (Vietnam), KitoZyme S.A. (Belgium), Agratech (US), Advanced Biopolymers AS (Norway), BIO21 Co., Ltd. (Thailand), G.T.C. Bio Corporation (China), Taizhou City Fengrun Biochemical Co., Ltd. (China), and Zhejiang Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (China).

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