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Asia Food Emulsifiers Market Size By product (Mono, Di-Glycerides & Derivatives, Lecithin, Stearoyl Lactylates, Sorbitan Esters), By Application (Bakery & Confectionery, Food & Nutrition, Beverages, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Sauces & Dressings), Regional Outlook, Industry Analysis Report, Application Development Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4769
  • Published Date: Jul 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Asia Food Emulsifiers Market Size

Asia food emulsifiers market size exceeded USD 700 Million, globally in 2019 and is estimated to register above 7% CAGR between 2019 and 2026. Increasing product utilization in bakery and dairy sector will foster the industry growth.

Asia food emulsifiers market

Increasing consumer inclination for nutritional products including multi grain breads, yogurts, energy and dairy based drinks will foster product demand. The product owing to stabilizing properties is added to yogurt and dairy based drinks to enhance mouthfeel and texture. Dairy products owing to immune system boosting properties are consumed globally. Increasing dairy products consumption owing to positive health benefits will foster Asia food emulsifiers market growth.

Emulsifiers helps in the mixing of water and oil. These function as an interface between food’s conflicting components including oil and water. This is possible due to presence of hydrophilic tails and hydrophobic heads in its structure. Some emulsifiers functions as anti-caking agents. These also helps to improve texture, shelf life, and reduce fat content.

Emulsifiers functions as stabilizing agents and helps to keep the beverage contents remain evenly distributed. It prevents lump formation and ring formation in beverages which makes the drink look unattractive and taste different. Rising demand for ready to consume drinks in countries such as India and China have surged Asia Pacific packaged food market which will stimulate Asia food emulsifiers industry growth.

Rising processed food consumption owing to growing urbanization and commercialization will boost the industry growth. The product is added to noodles and macaroni to offer elasticity and smoothness. Instant noodles segment of the market is anticipated to achieve over 5% through 2024.  Growing demand of instant noodles and soups due to changing consumer preferences will foster packaged food industry growth which will propel product demand.

Companies are investing on R & D activities, collaborations & partnerships, and capacity expansions to meet the growing product demand in multiple applications. For example, In June 2019, Kerry Group inaugurated new facility in Tumkur, India. The facility will serve the company’s taste and nutrition’s regional and global customers in South West Asia. This will help the company to increase its regional presence.

COVID19 has led to value chain disruptions throughout the globe. This has impacted the raw materials supply which are utilized for manufacturing food emulsifiers. The  pandemic has led to global lockdown of manufacturing plants and commercial spaces which may hamper industry growth.

Asia Food Emulsifiers Market Analysis

APAC Food Emulsifiers Market

Asia food emulsifiers market from Mono, Di-Glycerides & Derivatives was valued at 117.69 Kilo Tons in 2019 and is forecast to register over 5.5% CAGR through 2026. Mono, Diglycerides and derivatives are synthetically manufactured food emulsifiers. The product due to emulsion stabilizing and fat dispersing characteristics has applications in several food applications including baked goods and icings. Rising demand of convenience food products owing to hectic schedules will foster baked goods consumption which will positively impact Asia food emulsifier industry trends.

The product consists of esters synthesized from glycerol’s catalytic transesterification with triglycerides. These forms interface between constituents of food thus acts as an emulsifier. They pursue anti-staling properties in flour treatments. Their main functions include aeration, fat dispersion, and emulsion stability. Escalating product demand in multiple applications for food and beverage sector will foster industry size.

APAC Food Emulsifiers Market

Asia food emulsifiers market from bakery & confectionary exceeded 145.15 Kilo Tons in 2019. Emulsifiers including lecithin and mono, diglycerides and derivatives owing to rheology modifying and dough strengthening properties is used for making bakery goods including cakes, biscuits, and breads. Baked goods consist of solid particles dispersed in airy foam which is intensified by emulsifiers. New flavors and innovative packaging will foster biscuits consumption which will boost regional industry growth.

Industrial baking applications requires stable production, uniform performance, good emulsification. The products including mono, di-glycerides & derivatives and lecithin are used for manufacturing confectionary goods including chocolate coatings, toffees, and extruded snacks. New product launches in confectionary sector will have a positive impact on market statistics.

APAC Food Emulsifiers Market

Asia food emulsifiers market was valued at USD 126.56 Million by 2019 and is expected to achieve more than 8.5% growth during the estimated timeframe. The products are used for producing dairy drinks including chocolate and flavored milk to obtain desired emulsion stability. Increasing competition to acquire major market share for manufacturing ready to drink dairy based drinks in India will have a positive impact on industry trends. 

ITC ventured ready-to-drink milk-based beverage with its Sunfeast brand. Presence of major manufacturers including Amul, Nestle, Hershey’s and Mother Dairy will compel the companies to focus more on product quality and cost. These factors will foster dairy based drinks market growth which in turn would amplify product demand.

Asia Food Emulsifiers Market Share

Asia food emulsifiers market is moderately fragmented with key market players including:

  • Riken Vitamin
  • ADM
  • Cargill
  • Lonza
  • Mitsubishi chemical holding
  • Corbion

Companies are implementing  strategies including mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships to expand product portfolio and enhance market share.

For instance, In June 2017, Corbion had launched SweetPro emulsifiers in order to improve quality in sweet baked goods. The new  emulsifiers helps bakery product companies to offer the sweet eating experience. This step will help firm to expand its product portfolio.

Asia food emulsifiers market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry trends, with estimates & forecast in terms of Kilo Tons and revenue (USD Million) from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

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  • By Product
    • Mono, Di-Glycerides & Derivatives
    • Lecithin
    • Stearoyl Lactylates
    • Sorbitan Esters
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Bakery & Confectionery
    • Food & Nutrition
    • Beverages
    • Dairy & Frozen Desserts
    • Sauces & Dressings
    • Others


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Rising processed food consumption along with increasing product utilization in bakery and dairy sector would boost the demand for food emulsifiers in Asia.

Growing health concerns along with clean label requirements for the product, is expected to impede the market demand in Asia.

Riken Vitamin, ADM, Cargill, Lonza, Mitsubishi chemical holding, and Corbion are the key players in Asia food emulsifiers market.

Asia Food Emulsifiers Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2019
  • Companies covered: 17
  • Tables & Figures: 128
  • Countries covered: 9
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