Emulsifiers Market

Emulsifiers Market

Emulsifiers Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product Type (Esters of Monoglycerides, Lactic Esters, Lecithins, Mono & Di-Glycerides and Other Product Type), Source (Bio-Based, Synthetic and Animal), Chemical Nature, Application and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23740

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2023)

US $9.9 BN

Projected Year Value (2030)

US $18.9 BN

CAGR (2023 - 2030)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market

North America

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Emulsifiers Market is accounted for $9.9 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $18.9 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 9.6% during the forecast period. Emulsifiers are food additives that the Food and Drug Administration has allowed. They aid in the blending of goods that contain immiscible food ingredients, such as oil and water. Emulsifiers can be created artificially or organically. Hydrocolloids are a class of emulsifiers that are widely utilized nowadays. They act as thickening agents and maintain the structure, texture, flavour, and shelf life of a variety of food products. Emulsifiers are used sparingly, but because they are so prevalent in packaged foods, many people wonder if they are safe.

According to the European Food Emulsifier Manufacturers Association (EFEMA) the European Union has always been very stringent with its food laws and associations were formed to support and promote the use of emulsifiers produced for the European food industry.

Market Dynamics:


Increasing use of emulsifiers in culinary goods

Emulsifiers are used more frequently in a variety of food products, such as cereals, quick ready-to-eat meals, snacks, and rapid nutritional products. Additionally, it would be expected that industrialization and growing populations would foster market expansion. As the world has become more modern, packaged meals have become more popular. Enhancing shelf life may stimulate the global emulsifier market. Fires are used in the pharmaceutical business for emergencies in creams, jails, tablets, and syrups due to the non-toxicity of the compounds and the prolonged shelf life of the product thus propelling the market growth.


Environmental and health issues are getting worse

The market is expected to be constrained by emulsifiers' growing health and environmental difficulties, and consumers may become wary of emulsifier-containing products due to the potential health risks. There is concrete evidence that dietary emulsifiers affect gut health by compromising intestinal barrier functions, likely increasing the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, which are serious health issues for the human race. Therefore, the accompanying health issues may in the future limit the market for emulsifiers.


Growing need for emulsifiers made from plants

Since more people are becoming aware of the health and environmental advantages of plant-based goods, there has been an increase in the demand for plant-based emulsifiers. Customers are searching for items made with natural, artificial-free ingredients as they become more conscious of the ingredients in their food. The growing consumer demand for items derived from plant-based byproducts rather than animal byproducts has led to a rise in the development and production of plant-based emulsifiers. A wide variety of food products now include plant-based emulsifiers, such as those made from seeds, nuts, and legumes, which are growing more popular. These emulsifiers are frequently seen as healthier and more environmentally friendly substitutes for conventional emulsifiers creating wide range of opportunities for the growth of the market.


Substantial obstacles in getting raw materials and availability of alternative substances

The emulsifier business faces major challenges when procuring raw materials. Fatty acids, mono- and diglycerides, as well as other raw materials used to make emulsifiers, are primarily derived from agricultural goods including palm oil, soybeans, and sunflowers. Certain commodities' prices may fluctuate due to changes in supply and demand, increasing the costs for producers. In addition alternatives to traditional emulsifiers are gaining popularity as a result of growing customer desire for more natural and health-conscious food options. Alternative compounds that can be used as emulsifiers include fermented substances, fats and oils, surfactants, and plant-based emulsifiers which are hampering the market during the forecast period.

Covid-19 Impact

The coronavirus has caused devastation. Even though COVID-19 is wrecking havoc on the world's economies, the emulsifiers market is still growing. This is considered as encouraging businesses and others to continue funding severely in the developing application of emulsifiers touching the lives of humans on both the supply and demand sides. The food supply has demonstrated incredible resilience in the face of Covid-19 stress, and consumers are willing to pay more for commodities of a certain high level. Governments continue to make significant investments in obtaining innovative technologies in order to expand production and eventually reach profit margins.

The esters of monoglycerides segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The ester of monoglycerides segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. Acid esters of mono- and diglycerides often contain a combination of all conceivable byproducts of the esterification of mono- and diglycerides with acetic acid. As a result, acetic acid and fatty acids produced from edible dietary lipids will combine with glycerol to produce a variety of esters. Foods that are packaged or frozen frequently have small amounts of additives added to them to improve the texture and stability, stop the oil from separating, and increase shelf life.

The cosmetics & personal care segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The cosmetics & personal care segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR growth during the forecast period, because Emulsifiers can only be used in the personal care market if they have received certification under strict standards. They are useful for making cosmetics and personal care products because they contain qualities including mild detergency activities, good foaming properties, good conditioners, skin care creams, adequate preservation properties, and are aesthetically pleasing. Personal care products can also contain emulsifying surfactants like N-alkyltrimethylammonium chloride or N-alkylimidazoline chloride which boosts the growth of the market.

Region with largest share:

Asia Pacific’s expanding population and rising standard of living, Asia Pacific is expected to hold the largest market share throughout the forecast period. Demand for emulsifiers has been increasing in countries like China and India. The need for emulsifiers in the area is anticipated to rise due to the growing use of emulsifiers, specifically lecithin, in food goods like chocolate and confectionery items, which offers numerous benefits during processing and storage. Emulsifiers are used in the personal care and cosmetics sector to improve the mixing of water and oil. Emulsifiers are used to achieve the ideal balance between oil and water, which is necessary to maintain the homogeneity of cosmetic goods like lotions and creams which is enhancing the regions market growth.

Region with highest CAGR:

Due to the region's established emulsifier manufacturing enterprises, technological advancements, product modernization in terms of product quality, and application development are the main demand drivers; North America is predicted to have the highest CAGR throughout the projection period. To receive their daily energy supply, people in North America primarily eat processed food that is either ready-to-eat or simple to prepare. This region's fast-paced lifestyle, decreased attention on nutrition, and increased emphasis on time-saving food preparation techniques have all contributed to the growth of the processed food market there.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Emulsifiers Market include BASF SE, Cargill Incorporated, Evonik Industries AG, Kerry Group plc, Royal DSM, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. IFF, Corbion, DOW, Nouryon, CLARIANT, Solvay, Arkema, Eastman Chemical Company, Clariant, DuPont, Akzo Nobel N.V., Lonza, Stepan Company, Estelle Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. and Ingredion Incorporated

Key Developments:

In September 2022, BASF SE and US technology start-up RiKarbon Inc. Announce an innovation partnership on emollients derived from bio-waste. By this, the partnership company has widened its product portfolio and moving towards sustainability.

In September 2022, Evonik Industries AG is increasing the capacities of two additive product groups for architectural paints: TEGO Phobe hydrophobic agents and TEGO Viscoplus polyurethane thickeners. This is done due to the increased demand for additives for architectural paints in Europe.

In May 2022, Kerry Group plc opened the largest and most advanced taste manufacturing facility in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The company has invested USD 38.83 million in the 10,000 m2 facility.

Product Types Covered:
• Esters of Monoglycerides
• Lactic Esters
• Lecithins, Mono & Di-Glycerides
• Polyglycerol Esters
• Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate
• Polysorbates
• Other Product Types

Sources Covered:
• Bio-Based
• Synthetic
• Animal

Chemical Natures Covered:
• Cationic
• Non- Ionics
• Other Chemical Natures

Applications Covered:
• Food & Beverage
• Industrial Applications
• Personal Care
• Pharmaceuticals
• Oilfields Chemicals
• Agrochemicals
• Other Applications

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
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- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
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- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Emulsifiers Market, By Product Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Esters of Monoglycerides
5.3 Lactic Esters
5.4 Lecithins, Mono & Di-Glycerides
5.5 Polyglycerol Esters
5.6 Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate
5.7 Polysorbates
5.8 Other Product Types

6 Global Emulsifiers Market, By Source
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Bio-Based
6.3 Synthetic
6.4 Animal

7 Global Emulsifiers Market, By Chemical Nature
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Amphoteric
7.3 Cationic
7.4 Non- Ionics
7.5 Other Chemical Natures

8 Global Emulsifiers Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Food & Beverage
8.2.1 Bakery & Confectionery
8.2.2 Beverages
8.2.3 Dairy & Frozen Products
8.2.4 Meat & Poultry
8.2.5 Sauces & Dressings
8.2.5 Other Food & Beverages
8.3 Industrial Applications
8.4 Personal Care
8.5 Pharmaceuticals
8.6 Oilfields Chemicals
8.8 Agrochemicals
8.8 Other Applications

9 Global Emulsifiers Market, By Geography
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 US
9.2.2 Canada
9.2.3 Mexico
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany
9.3.2 UK
9.3.3 Italy
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Spain
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 Japan
9.4.2 China
9.4.3 India
9.4.4 Australia
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.1 Argentina
9.5.2 Brazil
9.5.3 Chile
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.2 UAE
9.6.3 Qatar
9.6.4 South Africa
9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.4 Expansions
10.5 Other Key Strategies

11 Company Profiling
11.1 BASF SE
11.2 Cargill Incorporated
11.3 Evonik Industries AG
11.4 Kerry Group plc
11.5 Royal DSM
11.6 International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. IFF
11.7 Corbion
11.8 DOW
11.9 Nouryon
11.11 Solvay
11.12 Arkema
11.13 Eastman Chemical Company
11.14 Clariant
11.15 DuPont
11.16 Akzo Nobel N.V.
11.17 Lonza
11.18 Stepan Company
11.19 Estelle Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
11.20 Ingredion Incorporated

List of Tables
1 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Product Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Esters of Monoglycerides (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Lactic Esters (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Lecithins, Mono & Di-Glycerides (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Polyglycerol Esters (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Polysorbates (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Other Product Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Source (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Bio-Based (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Synthetic (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Animal (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Chemical Nature (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Amphoteric (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Cationic (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Non-Ionics (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Other Chemical Natures (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Food & Beverage (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Bakery & Confectionery (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Beverages (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Dairy & Frozen Products (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Meat & Poultry (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Sauces & Dressings (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Other Food & Beverages (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Industrial Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Personal Care (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Pharmaceuticals (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Oilfields Chemicals (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Agrochemicals (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global Emulsifiers Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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