Sorbitan Esters Market

Sorbitan Esters Market: Plant-based & Clean Label Sorbitan Esters Gathering Momentum: Global Industry Analysis Opportunity Assessment (2019 - 2029)

  • 2019-03-26
  • REP-GB-2161
  • 80 Tables
  • 123 Figures
  • 240 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Sorbitan Esters Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Sorbitan Esters market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Sorbitan Esters 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.

Sorbitan Esters: Market Introduction

Sorbitan esters are a product of the esterification reaction of sorbitol, which is a polyol and fatty acid. Both can be found in plant materials such as fruits, seaweed, and some animal sources. Sorbitan esters are also known as Span and sorbitan fatty acid esters. Sorbitol and fatty acids such as lauric, plamitic, and oleic acids are reacted with each other via a direct esterification reaction and produce sorbitan esters.

Sorbitol, as well as fatty acids, are naturally present in various plants and animals. Sorbitan esters comprise of six substances, of which, four are monoesters, one is a diester, and the remaining is a trimester. Most sorbitan esters are in the liquid state, with one exception that is solid in nature.

Sorbitan Esters Represent Versatile Functional Attributes

Sorbitan esters are approved by the FDA for use in food and beverages, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. In the food and beverage industry, sorbitan esters are used as stabilizers, solubilizers, and emulsifiers, mostly in bakery products, confectioneries, and oils and fats. Sorbitan esters in these food products allow efficient processing, and add value in terms of improved product quality, stability, and aeration. In oils and fats, sorbitan esters are mainly added to avoid recrystallization.

In cosmetics and personal care products, sorbitan esters are used as an emulsifying agent, which aims to improve the spreading or dispersing property as well as wetting property of a product by forming water in oil and oil in water emulsions. Other than food & beverage and cosmetic products, sorbitan esters are widely used in pharmaceuticals as an emulsifying agent.

Additionally, the property of sorbitan esters to improve the dispersing property of a product is utilized in the agricultural area. Sorbitan esters are used in agrochemicals as a surfactant in the form of ethoxylated derivatives of sorbitan esters. The market for sorbitan esters is expected to have a positive outlook over the forecast period of 2019-2029.

Developing Economies Pushing Demand for Sorbitan Esters for Use in Textile, Leather, and Metalworking Industries

Sorbitan esters are used as emulsifying agents in various industrial applications. Moreover, they are used to form water-in-oil emulsions for application in agrochemical formulations, and also the metalworking industry, textile industry, and leather industry. Rapid increase in the population all over the world, especially in Asian and MEA countries, is propelling various sectors, including textiles, leather, construction, agricultural, etc.

Moreover, a majority of the population is migrating towards mega-cities or urban areas in search of employment. With sizable population base concentrated in the mega-cities of developing nations, many industries have started to establish and expand their businesses in these regions. This rapid increase in urbanization and industrialization in developing nations is boosting the automobile industry, consumer service sector, and construction industry, thus creating increased market demand for sorbitan esters. The market for sorbitan esters is driven by their use as antifoams, defoamers, and emulsifiers in these industries.

Clean Label Sorbitan Esters Venturing into F&B, Cosmetic, and Pharmaceutical Industries

Consumer confidence regarding food safety has decreased drastically in recent years. Consumers are becoming more aware and want to know the origin of the food and food products, i.e., the farm-to-table chain. This consumer preference for food & beverage and cosmetic products have led to the emergence of a consumer driven trend - clean labelling. The increasing preference of consumers to opt for food and cosmetic products that are clean label and have optimum transparency is being observed.

Manufacturers of sorbitan esters are following the generally complex procedure of clean labelling while tapping into the current consumer trend. To establish consumer trust, and also to increase the sales of their food products, manufacturers are providing clean label products. Clean label products are trending in the food and beverage industry, as well as in other industries such as the cosmetics industry.

Increasing Popularity of Plant-based Ingredients Creating a Positive Outlook for Sorbitan Esters Manufactured from Plant Sources

Consumers of F&B and cosmetic industries are preferring products that are derived from plant sources or contain components that have originated from plant-based materials. Consumer awareness about long-term side effects of chemicals used in end products is mainly driving this trend in the market.

While the trend of plant-based products has been more prominent in developed countries such as Canada, the US, Germany, Sweden, Japan, and the UK, it is foreseen to gain momentum developing economies such as India, China, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, and Nigeria. Currently, a majority of the global population resides in developing regions, which is expected to create high demand for plant-based products. Manufacturers are thus emphasizing sourcing of sorbitan esters from plants and plant-based materials.

FMI has compiled a study on sorbitan esters, which offers an analysis and forecast of the sorbitan esters market, in its publication titled, 'Sorbitan Esters Market: Global Industry Analysis 2014–2018 and Opportunity Assessment 2019–2029'. This report on the sorbitan esters market covers some of the vital facets that are key influencing factors on the demand and supply of sorbitan esters over the next several years. An in-depth review of the growth drivers, potential challenges, unique trends, and opportunities for market participants equips readers to fully comprehend the overall landscape of the sorbitan esters market.

The report on the sorbitan esters 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 2014 to 2018, and provides forecasts from 2019 to 2029 in terms of volume in metric tons and revenue in US$.

Sorbitan esters are artificial sweeteners that are produced by the condensation process of sorbitol and common fatty acids such as lauric, palmitic, stearic, and oleic acids. Sorbitan esters are used in various end-use applications as emulsifying agents, stabilizers, solubilizers, defoaming agents, and surfactants. There are various types of sorbitan esters in the market consisting of sorbitan tristearate, sorbitan monosterarate, sorbitan monooleate, sorbitan trioleate, etc.

In the market, sorbitan esters are available in solid, liquid, and semisolid or paste forms. Sorbitan esters are majorly used in cosmetic and personal care products, food and beverage processing, pharmaceuticals, animal nutrition, industrial, and to some extent, in textile and lubricant end-use applications. They are used in various products such as confectioneries, bakery products, oils and fats, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, soups, sauces, and gravies.

This report on the sorbitan esters 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 sorbitan esters 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 sorbitan esters market is structured.

Subsequently, the chapter on market background presents the evolution of sorbitan esters, relevant economic indicators such as GDP and per capita spending, including an assessment of the supply chain, policy developments and regulatory scenario, and dynamics impacting the sorbitan esters market, as well as an explanation of the factors considered important to develop forecasts and estimates. The report on the sorbitan esters market also includes a chapter on pricing analysis, highlighting price point variations between different regions and products, including pricing forecasts.

The following chapters dive deep into the global sorbitan esters market, covering detailed information based on form, product type, end use, and grade. The next set of chapters provides region-wise analysis and forecasts of the sorbitan esters market, covering vital aspects of the market in North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East & Africa, and Oceania.

A dashboard view of some of the key companies operating in the sorbitan esters 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, SWOT analysis, and market share, as well as analyst commentary.

Some of the key players analyzed in the sorbitan esters market report include Danisco, Merck KGaA, Oleon N.V., Ivanhoe industries, Inc., Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Inc., LEUNA-Tenside GmbH, Union Derivan, S.A., Sabo S.p.A., SEPPIC, Ethox Chemicals, LLC, Mosselman s.a., Lonza AG, Penta Manufacturing Company, Lasenor Emul, S.L., etc. Other small- and medium-sized international and domestic players in the sorbitan esters market were also analyzed.

For estimation of the market size of sorbitan esters, raw material production such as sorbitol in various regions/countries was taken into account. Production quantity and trade data of sorbitan esters were considered to estimate the overall consumption of sorbitan esters in the market. To cross-reference the estimates of overall supply, the consumption of sorbitan esters by various end-use industries was taken into consideration.

Regional production as well as the consumption of sorbitan esters was considered for market sizing. This was cross-validated with the market share of sorbitan esters within the overall sorbitol market. The prices of sorbitan esters have been collected at the manufacturer level to arrive at the market size for sorbitan esters.

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 then 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 sorbitan esters market.

Global Sorbitan Esters Market: Segmentation

By Form:

  • Liquid

  • Solid

  • Semisolid/Paste

By Product Type:

  • Sorbitan Tristearate

  • Sorbitan Monostearate

  • Sorbitan Monooleate

  • Sorbitan Trioleate

  • Sorbitan Monopalmitate

  • Sorbitan Monolaurate

  • Sorbitan Sesquioleate

By End Use:

  • Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

    • Facial Care

    • Body Care

  • Food and Beverage Processing

    • Confectionery

    • Bakery

    • Oils and Fats

    • Non-alcoholic Beverages

    • Alcoholic Beverages

    • Soups, Sauces, and Gravies

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Lubricants and Waxes

  • Animal Nutrition and Pet Food

  • Industrial (Polymers, Specialty Chemicals, Agrochemicals, etc.)

  • Textiles

By Grade:

  • Food Grade

  • Industrial Grade

  • Pharmaceutical Grade

By Region:

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Europe

  • East Asia

  • South Asia

  • Middle East & Africa

  • Oceania

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