Global starch derivatives market size was estimated at 47.17 million tons in 2014 and is likely to grow with a CAGR of over 3.5% from 2016 to 2023. This market is likely to be valued at more than USD 74 billion by 2023.
Glucose syrup market was the dominant product and accounted for over 55% of the total demand in 2014 and is likely to register revenues worth over 44 billion by 2023. This product type is likely to witness highest gains over the forecast period owing to its increasing use for applications such as processed meats, convenience foods, sauces, bakery products, deserts and ice creams. It is cost effective and poses the ability to adjust the fermentation degree as per desired levels. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is another key application area for industry participants.
Food & beverages was the dominant application segment and accounted for over 60% of the total demand in 2014. This application is likely to witness gains with an estimated CAGR of over 3.5% up to 2023. Increasing consumer preference towards healthy foods coupled with product innovation is likely to drive starch derivatives demand for this application.
This study analyses the starch derivatives market potential based on products such as modified, clyclodextrin (CD), maltodextrin, hydrolysates and glucose syrup. Clyclodextrin market finds use in pharmaceutical applications to enhance solubility & bioavailability, enhance stability, reduce evaporation & stabilize flavors, reduce odors & tastes and reduce haemolysis. It is also use to convert liquids & oils to free flowing powders and prevent admisxture incompatibilities. CDs came into marketed products as drug delivery technologies. Various trade names based on CD derived products include Pansporin, Ulgut, Nitropen, Omebeta and Brexin.
CDs can also be useful for formulation improvements or drug delivery with peptide, protein and oligonucleotide dosage forms. In addition to drug delivery applications, they can also be used for extracting compounds. They have the capability to alter lipid distribution in vivo and affect with cell signaling through alteration of lipid raft systems. This application is still under clinical trials. New CD based formulations containing quaternized amine groups are also under development for ophthalmic formulations.
Another derivative type namely modified starches are gaining industrial importance in industrial applications owing to its biocompatible properties in comparison to synthetic polymers. End-use industries such as textile, petrochemical, food and paper are witnessing an increase in consumption as compared to pharmaceutical sector.
Emerging economies such as China & India are witnessing an increase in modified starch consumption owing to rapid industrialization and increase in per-capita middle class spending capacity. It is expected to witness an increase in utilization in areas of unexplored business applications such as functional foods, nutritional and healthcare.
Its derivatives are poised to poised to play an important role in the development of sustainable plastics abundant availability and renewable nature. The availability and cost may improve further if in the coming years if lignocelluloses replaces cornstarch as preferred feedstock in ethanol production in the U.S.
Sustainable plastics derived from the starch derivatives market are seen as an important prospect for replacing synthetic plastics in packaging applications. They are also easy to process and intrinsic antistatic properties pose benefits in foam packaging. Thermoplastic starch (TPS) and starch blends are relatively more transparent than other bioplastics.
Novel nanoscale products based on its derivatives are currently under development for applications such as ultraprecise drug delivery, nanoelectronics, ultraselective molecular sieves and coatings.
Middle East & Africa and Latin America starch derivatives markets are considered to be high potential opportunities owing to growth of industries such as food & beverages, personal care products and pharmaceuticals. These regions are witnessing strong economic growth along with industrial development. Improvement in lifestyles coupled with urbanization is likely to propel for demand for industrial applications.
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