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Medium-chain Triglycerides Market by Fatty Acid Type (Caproic, Caprylic, Capric, and Lauric), Application (Nutritional Diet, Infant Formula, Sport Drinks, Pharmaceuticals, and Personal Care), Form, Source, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

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Publishing Date: May 2017
Report Code: FB 5291

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The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) market is projected to reach USD 809.3 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2017. Growing consumer inclination toward health foods and fitness is expected to influence the growth of the medium-chain triglycerides market.

The objectives of the study are as follows:

  • To define, segment, and project the global market size for medium-chain triglycerides on the basis of fatty acid type, source, form, application, and region
  • To provide detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges)
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide the competitive landscape of market leaders
  • To project the size of the market and its submarkets, in terms of value, with respect to four regions (along with their respective key countries): North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)
  • To profile key players and comprehensively analyze their core competencies
  • To analyze competitive developments such as agreements, mergers & acquisitions, new product developments, and expansions in the medium-chain triglycerides market

The periodization considered for the study are as follows:

  • Base year:  2016
  • Forecast period:  2017 to 2022

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the medium-chain triglycerides market begins with gaining data on key players and their revenues through secondary sources company annual reports, press releases, and organizations and journals such as National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The overall market size was arrived at after validation with primary and secondary sources. Both “top-down” and “bottom-up” approaches were used to estimate and validate the total size of the market. These approaches were also used extensively to estimate the market size of various dependent submarkets in the overall medium-chain triglycerides market, which are then verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with key people such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and executives. Data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments.

Medium-chain Triglycerides Market

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The report studies the interlinked supply chain operations between the upstream and downstream players. Sternchemie GmbH & Co KG (Germany), Emery Oleochemicals LLC (U.S.), KLK Oleo (Malaysia), BASF SE (Germany), and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.) are the key players in the medium-chain triglycerides market. The report also covers the DIVE Vendor Comparison analysis, which is based on the product offerings and business strategies adopted by the key players in the medium-chain triglycerides market.

Target Audience

The report is targeted toward the existing players in the industry, which include the following:

  • Medium-chain triglycerides manufacturers
  • Medium-chain triglycerides importers and exporters
  • Traders, distributors, and suppliers
  • Functional foods, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements manufacturers
  • Convenience foods, snacks manufacturers

“The study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritizing efforts and investments.”

Scope of the Report

On the basis of Fatty Acid Type, the market has been segmented into the following:

  • Caproic acid
  • Caprylic acid
  • Capric acid
  • Lauric acid

On the basis of Source, the market has been segmented into the following:<

  • Coconut
  • Palm
  • Others (milk fats and vegetable fats)

On the basis of Application, the market has been segmented into the following:

  • Nutritional diet
  • Infant formula
  • Sport drinks
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care
  • Others (flavors, fragrances, and industrial applications)

On the basis of Region, the market has been segmented into the following:

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

Available Customizations

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Product Analysis

  • Product matrix, which gives a detailed comparison of the product portfolio of each company

Regional Analysis

  • Further breakdown of the Rest of Europe medium-chain triglycerides market into Sweden, Poland, Norway, and Greece
  • Further breakdown of the Rest of Asia-Pacific medium-chain triglycerides market into Indonesia and Vietnam
  • Further breakdown of the RoW medium-chain triglycerides market into Africa and the Middle East

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players

Increasing awareness among consumers to drive the global medium-chain triglycerides demand close to USD 809.3 million by 2022

Triglycerides are fats that are either burned for energy or stored as body fat in humans. All triglycerides are structured with a glycerol molecule and three types of fatty acids. Medium-chain fatty acids comprise 6 to 12 carbon atoms tailing glycerol molecules. Due to the shorter chain length, medium-chain triglycerides are rapidly broken down and easily absorbed by the body; thus, they can be directly used as an energy source. Coconut oil, palm oil, and milk fats are rich sources of medium-chain triglycerides, which are extracted or isolated through fractionation.

The global medium-chain triglycerides market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period (2017–2022), to reach USD 809.3 million by 2022. Medium-chain triglycerides have many health benefits for the human body; these include improved burning rate of fats & calories and easy absorption by the body, which reduces the chances of being stored as body fats. Medium-chain triglycerides are gaining popularity among athletes and bodybuilders to enhance their performance. Their supplements are also useful in cases of diarrhea, steatorrhea, and patients undergoing stomach or bowel surgery. The health benefits of medium-chain triglycerides and their increasing awareness among consumers drive the medium-chain triglycerides market growth.

Availability of substitutes and non-suitability of medium-chain triglycerides for some patients are the major restraining factors for the market.

Mineral oils are often used as substitutes for medium-chain triglycerides in cosmetics and personal care products, as mineral oils are more cost-effective. Medium-chain triglycerides act as good skin barrier builders when used in personal care products, but are not strong enough as mineral oil. Medium-chain triglycerides are good substitutes for mineral oil only if they are formulated without petrochemicals. Thus, the availability of substitutes such as mineral oil is restraining the medium-chain triglycerides market growth.

The metabolism of medium-chain triglycerides promotes the generation of ketones in the human body. They are produced if there is not enough insulin to help the body utilize the sugar for energy. Without enough insulin, glucose builds up in the blood. Since the body is unable to use glucose for energy, it breaks down fat instead. The presence of high levels of ketones in the bloodstream leads to complications in diabetes, which if left untreated can result in ketoacidosis. Thus, people with diabetes are recommended not to consume medium-chain triglycerides.

Medium-chain Triglycerides Market

Increasing production cost is one of the major challenges faced by medium-chain triglyceride manufacturers. Prices of raw materials such as coconut oil, palm oil, and milk fats are rising, resulting in increased cost of production. Medium-chain triglycerides are derived through a fractionation process which involves extracting and isolating the triglycerides from milk fats, coconut, or palm kernel oil from their natural sources. This requires sophisticated technology, the cost of which is also increasing, thus making it a challenge for manufacturers.

Market Dynamics

Medium-chain Triglycerides Market

Owing to the increasing health concerns associated with dietary supplements the demand for medium-chain triglycerides is projected to grow in the future. MCTs find uses in nutritional diet, personal care, pharmaceutical, sports drinks, infant formula, flavor, fragrance, and industrial applications.

Increasing application of medium-chain triglycerides in sports nutrition

Medium-chain triglycerides are used in sports drinks as they help in burning excess calories, which results in weight loss. MCTs are a direct source of energy, and the body uses them as an alternative energy source for muscles during exercise.

Other major applications of medium-chain triglycerides include nutritional diets, personal care, pharmaceuticals infant formula, flavors, fragrances, and industrial applications.

Medium-chain triglycerides have numerous health benefits, ranging from better weight management to improved cognitive functioning. Saturated fats and MCTs are good for consumption on a daily basis; they help in reducing the risks associated with hormone imbalances, weight gain, gut problems, and cognitive disorders. Some of the health benefits associated with MCTs are as follows:

  • Helps in maintaining healthy weight
  • Supports in reducing stored body fat by raising metabolic function
  • Helps in better digestion and gives more energy
  • Balances hormone levels
  • Combats bacterial infection and viruses
  • Absorbs fat-soluble nutrients from various foods

Medium-chain triglycerides are used in providing nutrition to prematurely born infants, owing to the high demand for energy and development of their digestive tract.

Medium-chain Triglycerides Market

MCTs are derived from sources such as coconut, palm, and milk fats.

Medium-chain triglycerides are derived primarily from coconut oil. Some of the health benefits of coconut include regulating blood pressure, lowering cholesterol levels, and preventing risks of heart attacks. Coconut is perceived as a good alternative for consumer allergic to dairy-based products as it is free from dairy, lactose, soy, nuts, or grains.

Palm or palm kernel oil is an edible plant oil that is derived from the kernel of oil palm, Elaeis guineensis. Increasing concerns about the harmful side-effects of chemicals present in toiletries and cosmetics are projected to boost the demand for palm as a source of medium-chain triglycerides

Key Questions

  • What are the growth prospects of the global medium-chain triglycerides market? What is the current scenario, and how is the market estimated to grow in the future  
  • Some substitutes are restraining the growth of the medium-chain triglycerides market, how can this be overcome?
  • Most suppliers have opted for innovation & expansion as the key strategies as could be seen from the recent developments. Where will it take the industry in the mid to long term?
  • Which are the substitute products and how big is the threat from them?

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
    1.4 Periodization
    1.5 Currency
    1.6 Units
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Assumptions and Limitations
           2.4.1 Assumptions
           2.4.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 28)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 33)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in this Market
    4.2 Market For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Key Country
    4.3 Asia-Pacific Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market, By Country and Source
    4.4 Market For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application
    4.5 Life Cycle Analysis

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 38)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
                    5.2.1.1 Increasing Incorporation of Medium-Chain Triglycerides as an Alternative to Regular Fats in Diets
                    5.2.1.2 Increasing Health Concerns of Consumers
                    5.2.1.3 Natural and Safe Nature of Ingredients
                    5.2.1.4 Increasing Number of Applications
           5.2.2 Restraints
                    5.2.2.1 Availability of Substitutes
                    5.2.2.2 Not Suitable for Patients With Certain Medical Conditions
           5.2.3 Opportunities
                    5.2.3.1 Growing Demand in Emerging Economies
           5.2.4 Challenges
                    5.2.4.1 Fluctuating Prices of Raw Material and Increasing Technology Costs
    5.3 Value Chain Analysis

6 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market, By Fatty Acid Type (Page No. - 42)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Caprylic Acid
    6.3 Capric Acid
    6.4 Lauric Acid
    6.5 Caproic Acid

7 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market, By Application (Page No. - 47)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Nutritional Diet
    7.3 Personal Care
    7.4 Pharmaceuticals
    7.5 Sports Drinks
    7.6 Infant Formula
    7.7 Others

8 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market, By Source (Page No. - 54)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Coconut
    8.3 Palm
    8.4 Other Sources

9 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market, By Form (Page No. - 59)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Dry Form
    9.3 Liquid Form

10 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market, By Region (Page No. - 63)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 U.S.
             10.2.2 Canada
             10.2.3 Mexico
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 Germany
             10.3.2 France
             10.3.3 U.K.
             10.3.4 Italy
             10.3.5 Rest of Europe
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
             10.4.1 China
             10.4.2 Japan
             10.4.3 India
             10.4.4 Australia & New Zealand
             10.4.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     10.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
             10.5.1 Brazil
             10.5.2 South Africa
             10.5.3 Others in RoW

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 94)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Vendor Dive
             11.2.1 Vanguards
             11.2.2 Dynamic
             11.2.3 Innovators
             11.2.4 Emerging
     11.3 Competitive Benchmarking
             11.3.1 Product Offerings (For All 25 Companies)
             11.3.2 Business Strategy (For All 25 Companies)

*Top 25 Companies Analyzed for This Study are – BASF SE, E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Musim Mas Holdings, Lonza Group Ltd., Stepan Company, Croda International PLC., Abitec Corporation, KLK OLEO, the Procter & Gamble Company, Parchem Fine & Specialty Chemicals, Acme-Hardesty Co. Inc., Willmar International Ltd., Cremer OLEO GmbH & Co. Kg., Timur Oleochemicals Malaysia Sdn.Bhd., Vvf LLC, Emery Oleochemicals Group, Sternchemie GmbH & Co. Kg, Connoils LLC, Dr. Straetmans GmbH, Magna-Kron, Henry Lamotte Oils GmbH, A&A Fratelli Parodi Spa, Oleon Nv, Innobio Limited

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 98)
(Business Overview, Products Offered & Services Strategies, Key Insights, Recent Developments, MnM View)*
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 BASF SE
     12.3 E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company
     12.4 Koninklijke DSM N.V.
     12.5 Lonza Group Ltd.
     12.6 Musim Mas Holdings
     12.7 Croda International PLC.
     12.8 The Procter & Gamble Company
     12.9 Acme-Hardesty Co. Inc.
     12.10 Wilmar International Limited
     12.11 Stepan Company
     12.12 Sternchemie GmbH & Co Kg
     12.13 Emery Oleochemicals Group
     12.14 KLK OLEO

*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered & Services Strategies, Key Insights, Recent Developments, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 136)
     13.1 Discussion Guide
     13.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.3 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.4 Available Customizations
     13.5 Related Reports
     13.6 Author Details


List of Tables (76 Tables)

Table 1 Medium-Chain Triglycerides: Fatty Acids & Chemical Formula
Table 2 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market Size, By Fatty Acid Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 3 Market Size, By Fatty Acid Type, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 4 Caprylic Acid Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 5 Capric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 6 Lauric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 7 Caproic Acid Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 8 Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 10 Nutritional Diet Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Personal Care Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Pharmaceuticals Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Sports Drinks Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Infant Formula Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Others Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Source, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Market Size, By Source, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 18 Coconut Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Palm Oil Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Other Sources Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market Size, By Form, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 24 Dry Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Liquid Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (KT)
Table 28 North America: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 North America: Market Size, By Fatty Acid Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 North America: Market Size, By Source, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 North America: Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 U.S.: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 Canada: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 Mexico: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 Europe: Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 Europe: Market Size, By Fatty Acid Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 Europe: Market Size, By Source, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Europe: Market Size, By Form, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Germany: Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 42 France: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 U.K.: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 Italy: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Rest of Europe: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 Asia-Pacific: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Asia-Pacific: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Fatty Acid Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 Asia-Pacific: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Source, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Asia-Pacific: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Form, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 Asia-Pacific: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 China: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Japan: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 53 India: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Australia & New Zealand: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 55 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 RoW: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 RoW: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Fatty Acid Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 RoW: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Source, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 RoW: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Form, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 RoW: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 61 Brazil: Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 South Africa: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 63 Others in RoW: Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 64 BASF SE: Products Offered
Table 65 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: Products Offered
Table 66 Koninklijke DSM N.V.: Products Offered
Table 67 Lonza Group Ltd.: Products Offered
Table 68 Musim Mas Holdings: Products Offered
Table 69 Croda International PLC: Products Offered
Table 70 The Procter & Gamble Company: Products Offered
Table 71 Acme-Hardesty Co. Inc.: Products Offered
Table 72 Wilmar International Limited: Products Offered
Table 73 Stepan Company: Products Offered
Table 74 Sternchemie GmbH & Co. Kg: Products Offered
Table 75 Emery Oleochemicals Group: Products Offered
Table 76 KLK Oleo: Products Offered


List of Figures (60 Figures)

Figure 1 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 4 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
Figure 7 Market Snapshot For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Fatty Acid Type, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 8 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market Snapshot, By Source, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 9 Market Snapshot For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 10 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market Snapshot, By Form, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 11 Market Snapshot For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Region, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 12 Asia-Pacific is Projected to Register the Highest Growth Rate From 2017 to 2022
Figure 13 Medium-Chain Triglycerides: an Emerging Market With Promising Growth Potential
Figure 14 India is Projected to Grow at the Highest Rate in the Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market From 2017 to 2022
Figure 15 China Held the Largest Share in the Asia-Pacific Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market in 2016
Figure 16 Nutritional Diet Segment Projected to Be the Largest By 2022
Figure 17 Life Cycle Analysis: Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market
Figure 18 Market Dynamics: Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market
Figure 19 Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Fatty Acid Type, 2017–2022 (USD Million)
Figure 20 Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Application, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 21 Market Size For Medium-Chain Triglycerides, By Source, 2017 vs 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 22 Geographical Snapshot (2015–2022): Asia-Pacific Emerging as A New Hotspot for Medium-Chain Triglycerides
Figure 23 North American Market Snapshot: U.S. Was the Largest Market for Medium-Chain Triglycerides in 2016
Figure 24 European Market Snapshot: Germany Was the Largest Market for Medium-Chain Triglycerides in 2016
Figure 25 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: China Was the Largest Market for Medium-Chain Triglycerides in 2016
Figure 26 Medium-Chain Triglycerides Market: Dive Vendor Comparison
Figure 27 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 28 BASF SE: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 29 BASF SE: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 30 E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 31 E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 32 E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 33 Koninklijke DSM N.V.: Company Snapshot
Figure 34 Koninklijke DSM N.V.: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 35 Koninklijke DSM N.V.: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 36 Lonza Group Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 Lonza Group Ltd.: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 38 Lonza Group Ltd.: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 39 Musim Mas Holdings: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 40 Musim Mas Holdings: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 41 Croda International PLC.: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 Croda International PLC.: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 43 Croda International PLC.: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 44 The Procter & Gamble Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 The Procter & Gamble Company: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 46 The Procter & Gamble Company: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 47 Acme-Hardesty Co. Inc.: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 48 Acme-Hardesty Co. Inc.: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 49 Wilmar International Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Wilmar International Ltd.: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 51 Wilmar International Ltd.: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 52 Stepan Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Stepan Company: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 54 Stepan Company: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 55 Sternchemie GmbH & Co Kg: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 56 Sternchemie GmbH & Co Kg: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 57 Emery Oleochemicals Group: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 58 Emery Oleochemicals Group: Business Strategy Scorecard
Figure 59 KLK OLEO: Product Offering Scorecard
Figure 60 KLK OLEO: Business Strategies Scorecard

The medium-chain triglycerides market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2017 to reach USD 809.3 Million by 2022. The market for medium-chain triglycerides is driven by the rising demand for nutritional food and increasing health consciousness among consumers.

The global market is segmented, on the basis of type of fatty acids, in to caprylic acid, caproic acid, capric acid, and lauric acid. The caprylic acid segment accounted for the largest market share in 2016, followed by capric acid, in the medium-chain triglycerides market. Factors such as increasing incorporation of medium-chain triglycerides as alternatives to regular fats in diets, rising health concerns among consumers, and “natural” and safe nature of ingredients have played an important role in shaping the demand for medium-chain triglycerides.

In this study, the medium-chain triglycerides market is segmented, on the basis of different applications, into nutritional diet, infant formula, sport drinks, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and others (which include flavors, fragrances, and industrial). The nutritional diet segment accounted for the largest share in 2016, owing to its various health benefits such as weight management and improved cognitive functioning, followed by the personal care segment. Infant formula is projected to be fastest-growing segment between 2017 and 2022.

Medium-chain triglycerides have many health benefits for the human body that include increase rate of burning fats & calories and easy absorption by the body. Due to these reasons, medium-chain triglycerides are gaining popularity among athletes and bodybuilders to enhance their performance. Low-carb or ketogenic diets are efficient ways of weight reduction; medium-chain triglycerides can be added in such diets as they produce ketones. As these triglycerides are natural and easily absorbed in the body, they are often used to treat malnutrition. Their supplements are also useful in cases of diarrhea, steatorrhea, and patients undergoing stomach or bowel surgery.

The market, by region, is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW. Medium-chain triglycerides are extensively used in countries such as the U.S., Germany, China, and the U.K. The Asia-Pacific market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2017 to 2022, owing to the growing usage of MCTs in the cosmetics, personal care, and food & beverages segments.

Medium-chain Triglycerides Market

Mineral oils are often used as substitutes for medium-chain triglycerides in cosmetics and personal care products, as mineral oils are more cost-effective. Medium-chain triglycerides act as good skin barrier builders when used in personal care products, but not strong enough as mineral oil. Medium-chain triglycerides are good substitutes for mineral oil, only if they are formulated without petrochemicals. Thus, availability of substitutes such as mineral oil is restraining the medium-chain triglycerides market growth.

BASF SE (Germany), Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Netherlands), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.), KLK Oleo (Malaysia), and The Procter & Gamble Company (U.S.) are the key players in the medium-chain triglycerides market. New product launches, expansions, and agreements are the key strategies adopted by market players for increasing their market presence and share.

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