Collagen Casings Market

Collagen Casings Market: Unique Functional Benefits of Collagen to Aid Utilization as Sausage Casings: Global Industry Analysis (2013 - 2017) & Opportunity Assessment (2018 -2027)

  • 2019-02-11
  • REP-GB-8807
  • 133 Tables
  • 105 Figures
  • 185 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Collagen Casings Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Collagen Casings market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Collagen Casings market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

Collagen casings are used while manufacturing all varieties of sausages. There was a time when only animal intestines were commercially available for the making of casings. But over the past 30 years, a significant increase in the use of collagen casings has been observed, as these help foodservice providers reduce costs and automate production. They are well-matched with present-day traceability requirements and food hygiene, and also, technical specifications can be determined in advance.

Collagen casings are fabricated from collagen, which is derived from the corium layer of animal hide, including cattle hide. Collagen-rich tissue is standardized under high pressure, ring-thrusted, and eventually hardened, which results in a mechanically robust collagen casing.

There have been plenty of advancements in collagen casings over the past few years, some as a result of technical developments and others as a result of upgraded manufacturing unit systems. Continuous investments over many years by key manufacturers have enabled the provision of modern, unique, safe, and secure collagen casings that work more efficiently on sausage production lines at much higher speeds, and produce better sausage products that are widely accepted by customers around the globe.

The two significant varieties of collagen casings available commercially are edible collagen casings and non-edible collagen casings. Over the last decade, a solid rise in the volume of collagen casings used in sausage production has been witnessed. Lower cost prospects for sausage providers, combined with consumer acceptance, continue to drive the demand for edible collagen casings.

Development in the accessibility of processed meat products and different types of sausages gives rise to increased average meat consumption across both, emerging and developed markets, which, in turn, is flourishing the collagen casings market.

Collagen Casings Market: Segment-wise Analysis

On the basis of product type, the collagen casings market is segregated into edible collagen casings and non-edible collagen casings. Edible collagen casings are dominating the market share, owing to the functionalities they provide, and the fact that they are edible is also helping market growth further.


On the basis of caliber, the collagen casings market is segregated into small and large. Small caliber casings are mainly used for fresh sausages and are considered edible. More than 50% of the market share is held by small caliber collagen casings and is expected to stay strong throughout the forecast period. Large caliber collagen casings are used for cooked sausages and are non-edible.

On the basis of application, the collagen casings market is segregated into fresh sausages, cooked sausages, dry-cured sausages, meat-based snacks, and others. The segment that is expected to be relatively strong over the forecast period is the fresh sausages segment. It is anticipated to maintain its high share in the collagen casings market over the forecast period, though, the growth rate at which it is increasing is relatively moderate.

On the basis of end use, the collagen casings market is segregated into industrial food processing, foodservice, private label, butcheries and meat processors, and others. The foodservice segment is projected to lead the collagen casings market among the end use segments, with an ordinary growth rate during the forecast period.

Collagen Casings Providing a Cost-Effective Solution to Sausage Producers

The use of collagen casings for making sausages brings with it an array of cost saving measures, mainly because they are easier and more consistent to work with than gut. The use of collagen casings for the production of sausages has increased significantly in the last decade. Collagen casings are gaining intrinsic popularity among foodservice providers.

Collagen Casings Rapidly Replacing Natural Casings

Collagen casings are replacing natural casings because of their convenience of use, consistent sizing, and the fact that they can be used on high-speed equipment and are less complicated than natural casings. The shift from natural casings to collagen casings that has been observed in the past few years is remarkable. The share of collagen casings in the overall casings market is increasing significantly, and is expected to overtake the natural casings market share in the next few years.

Expansion of Meat Industry Creating Sustained Growth Opportunities for Collagen Casings Market

One of the primary factors anticipated to boost the collagen casings market across the globe is the expansion of the overall meat industry in various developing and less-developed countries, alike.
Meat production continues to rise with demand coming from developing countries. At least sixty percent of the meat production is now done in developing nations.

Visibly Rapid Rise of Veganism Trend Sabotaging Meat Industry, Thereby Impeding Collagen Casings Market Growth

Veganism is being adopted with incredible speed. Big food chains such as Pizza Hut, Zizzi, and more are introducing vegan ranges for three key factors – environmental concerns, animal concerns, and personal health. Also, numerous manufacturers are providing alternatives for meat such as meat sustitutes and more. All these factors are sabotaging the meat industry, which could result in hampering the growth of the collagen casings market.

FMI has compiled a study on collagen casings, which offers an analysis and forecast of the collagen casings market in its publication, titled 'Collagen Casings Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018–2027. This report on the collagen casings market covers some of the vital facets that are key influencing factors on the demand and supply of collagen casings over the next several years. An in-depth review of the growth drivers, potential challenges, unique trends, and opportunities for market participants equip readers to fully comprehend the overall landscape of the collagen casings market. The report on the collagen casings market also covers the analysis of key regions and countries of particular interest that are anticipated to become frontrunners or remain laggards over the forecast period. The report covers a historical analysis of the market from 2013 to 2017, and provides forecasts from 2018 to 2027 in terms of volume in metric tons and revenue in US$.

There is a natural collagen layer on the inside of cattle hide and beef hide, as there is on all living creatures. This layer of collagen is detached for casings, leaving the outer part of the hide for leather. This fresh collagen is then salted before it is transported to a collagen manufacturing unit to obtain the end product. Casings are delivered in boxes of 'shirred' sticks, each of which can hold up to 50 m of casings in sticks that are less than half a metre in length. Individual sticks are manufactured in distinct diameters; edible casings can range from as small as 13 mm to sizes over 34 mm. More extended sizes can go up to 110 mm in diameter, specialized for use in salami type products.

Collagen casings have a pleasant, neutral scent, and are ready to use straight from the package. There is no disordered preparation time required. Pricing and supply are much more stable, making costs predictable - in addition to there being no seasonal variations. Sausages produced in collagen casings enable all-around cooking coverage, which provides a superior cooked appearance when compared to sausages made with natural casings.

This report on the collagen casings market has been broken down into different chapters to enhance clarity and provide context. A brief executive summary at the beginning of the report consists of some of the key findings of the study on the collagen casings market, as well as market estimates and growth rates for important segments. The following chapter presents the definitions and scope of the study, as well as coverage in terms of the way the collagen casings market is structured. Subsequently, the chapter on market background presents the evolution of collagen casings, relevant economic indicators such as GDP and per capita spending, including an assessment of the supply chain, policy developments and regulatory scenario, dynamics impacting the collagen casings market, as well as an explanation of the factors considered important to develop forecasts and estimates. The report on the collagen casings market also includes a chapter on pricing analysis, highlighting price point variations between different regions and products, including pricing forecasts. The following sections dive deep into the global collagen casings market, covering detailed information based on product type, caliber, application, and end use. The next set of chapters provide region-wise analysis and forecasts of the collagen casings market, covering vital aspects of the markets in North America, Latin America, Europe, China, Asia Pacific excluding China, and the Middle East and Africa.

A dashboard view of some of the key companies operating in the collagen casings market in terms of their offerings, regional presence, and other metrics is a precursor to the detailed profiles of these participants, including financial information, strategy overview, market share, as well as analyst commentary. Some of the key players analyzed in the collagen casings market report include Viscofan S.A., Devro PLC, Nippi, Incorporated, Shenguan Holdings Group Limited, Fibran S.A., Fabryka Oslonek Bialkowych FABIOS S.A., LEM Products Inc., DeWied International (Oversea Casing Company, LLC), Nitta Casings, Inc., Weschenfelder Direct Limited, PS Seasonings and Spices, Biostar Group, Hainan Zhongxin, and Selo Groep BV.

To develop the market estimates for collagen casings, the overall production of sausages is tracked, followed by estimating the proportion of sausages utilizing collagen casings for major sausage producing and consuming countries. This is then cross-referenced by understanding the total production and sales of collagen casings for key manufacturers and equated revenue, globally. The prices of collagen casings have been obtained from manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers for bulk quantities at a country level.

Our team of analysts reviews and interprets data from a variety of sources. Data attributed to ‘FMI’ is derived by using a combination of various approaches, which are then consolidated, interpreted, and extrapolated by FMI analysts. Data is sourced from government statistics, trade associations, company annual reports and investor presentations, press articles and directories, technical publications, and online databases, which are cross-referenced with FMI’s reports and internal repository of data to filter and validate the collected information. Intelligence gathered from desk research is supplemented by extensive interviews with selected key expert participants across the value chain, not only to gain information specific to their roles and operations, but also to obtain their perspective and insights of the issues impacting the collagen casings market.

Global Collagen Casings Market: Segmentation

Collagen Casings Market – By Product Type

Collagen Casings Market – By Caliber

  • Small
  • Large

Collagen Casings Market – By Application

  • Fresh Sausages
  • Cooked Sausages
  • Dry-Cured Sausages
  • Meat-based Snacks
  • Others (Pork Loin, etc.)

Collagen Casings Market – By End Use

  • Industrial Food Processing
  • Foodservice
  • Private Label
  • Butcheries and Meat Processors
  • Others

Collagen Casings Market – By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • China
  • Asia Pacific excluding China
  • Middle East & Africa

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