(Food-Beverage-News.Com, November 05, 2019 ) The organic acids market is estimated to be valued at USD 8.72 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 11.39 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.48%. The market is experiencing strong growth, which is mainly attributed to the rise in demand from its end-user applications in the biodegradable polymer, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries. Organic acids act as antioxidants, emulsifiers, acidulants, flavor enhancers, and preservatives. Furthermore, increased usage of organic acids in animal feed as a substitute of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) is another factor that is expected to drive the market for organic acids during the forecast period.
The objectives of the study are as follows:
1. To define, segment, and project the global organic acids market size with respect to type, application, and key regions 2. To provide detailed information about the major factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges) 3. To analyze opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide the competitive landscape of market leaders 4. To project the size of the market and its submarkets in terms of value and volume, with respect to regions (along with key countries) 5. To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their product portfolio and core competencies in the organic acids market
The acetic acid segment, accounted for the largest share in the organic acids market in 2016.
On the basis of type, the acetic acid segment accounted for the largest share in the organic acids market in 2016 followed by citric acid. Acetic acid is used majorly in food & beverage industries due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Bakery and confectionery industries use acetic acid and citric acid to prevent bacterial and fungal growth in their products. Citric acid also has applications as a cleaning and chelating agent, water treating solvent, and in the cosmetics industry.
Food & beverage application segment accounted for the largest share in the organic acids market in 2016
Organic acids are used extensively in food & beverages. Acidic extracts may act as buffers to regulate acidity, antioxidants, preservatives, and flavor enhancers in food-grade products. Although organic acids have been used to counteract pathogens in food for many years, there is an important need to evaluate and improve their continued effectiveness and sustainability. There is also a growing demand for foods that are produced using milder treatments, which include heat, salt, sugar, and chemicals. New technologies to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria are introduced, thereby increasing the demand for organic acids in food & beverages applications.
Asia-Pacific dominated the organic acids market in 2016
The Asia-Pacific region was the largest market for organic acids in 2016. This can be attributed to the increase in demand for various organic acid fortified products in the Asian region. Consumer awareness related to natural organic acid consumption in this region is increasing, and can be attributed for its largest market share for this market. Many big players have established their production plants in this region.
This report includes a study of marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolios of the leading companies. It includes profiles of leading companies such as Cargill (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co. Ltd (China), Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.), Eastman Chemical Company (U.S.), Corbion (Netherlands), Myriant Corporation (U.S.), Polynt-Reichhold (Italy), Tate & Lyle (U.K.), Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Netherlands), and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company (U.S.).