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Chitosan Market for Water Treatment, Biomedicine & Pharmaceutics, Industrial, Food & Beverages, Cosmetics, Agrochemical and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020

Chitosan is an organic carbohydrate polymer derived from chitin. Chitin is a naturally occurring long chain polymer found abundantly in crustacean marine animals such as crabs, lobsters, shrimps and squids. Chitosan is also derived from fungal source through substrate fermentation. The global market for chitosan is extremely attractive as this polymer has wide applications in various end-use industries such as water treatment, cosmetics, food supplements, biomedical, pharmaceutical, paper manufacturing, and agriculture. Extensive research and development initiatives continue to be undertaken in order to ascertain other future novel applications of chitosan, especially in biomedical and pharmaceutical arenas.

Wide usage of chitosan as a water treatment chemical drives the market for this natural polymer. The global demand for chitosan is the largest from the water treatment industry where it is used as a flocculating agent for wastewater treatment and a chelating agent that removes traces of metals from industrial wastewater. Furthermore, this chitin derivative is used as an adsorbent to remove harmful radioisotopes from polluted water and to recover uranium from sea as well as fresh water. Usage of chitosan in the cosmetics industry is notable. Cosmetic compositions with chitosan derivatives are suitable in hair and skin treatment products. Additionally, chitosan is used in shampoos, body washes, hairdressing creams, hair conditioners, hair lotions, as well as face washes and other skin care and skin protection cosmetics. Pharmaceutical and biomedical are the fastest growing application segments for chitosan. Grades of chitosan used for these applications are superior to the grades used for all other applications. Chitosan used in medical and pharmaceutical applications is of the most refined quality. Wound dressings manufactured using chitosan are available for clinical use. Clinical studies have established that chitosan promotes the healing of external wounds. This chitin derivative is also used to manufacture capsules. 

Chitosan is inherently non-toxic; this renders it a viable drug excipient. Increasing acceptance of chitosan as food supplement is one of the reasons for the substantial growth of the chitosan market. The fastest growing application of chitosan is as an agricultural chemical. Chitosan acts as a biofungicide and preservative coating when sprayed on agricultural produce. Fertilizers containing chitosan are effective in increasing the number of agriculture-friendly soil microorganisms and reducing the number of harmful microorganisms. Chitosan is also used to produce certain types of environment-friendly pesticides. The global chitosan market is expected to experience brisk growth rate in the near future due to high demand from different applications. However, global demand for chitosan is higher than its production. The chitosan market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 16% by volume production from 2014 to 2020.

Asia Pacific holds the largest market share in terms of chitosan production. Japan and China are the major producers of chitosan in the region. Asia Pacific accounted for over 55% share of the global market share in 2013, followed by North America and Europe. RoW is the fastest growing market for chitosan production, closely followed by Asia Pacific. However, demand for chitosan is the highest in North America and developed economies of Europe and Japan due to large demand for high-quality grades of chitosan for cosmetics, biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. Production of chitosan for water treatment application is the highest owing to high demand from North America, Europe and Japan. Demand for chitosan in emerging economies in Asia is likely to increase in the near future. 

The global chitosan market is fragmented in nature and many regional players account for nominal market shares. Major players operating in the chitosan market include G.T.C. Bio Corporation, Biothera, Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH and FMC Corporation.

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Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Research description
1.2 Market segmentation
       1.2.1 Global chitosan market segmentation by application segment and region
1.3 Research scope
       1.3.1 Assumptions
1.4 Research methodology
       1.4.1 Abbreviations

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global chitosan market, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 3 Chitosan Market—Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value chain analysis
3.3 Market drivers
       3.3.1 Increasing global water treatment applications drives the chitosan market
                3.3.1.1 Global flocullants market, 2009 – 2020
       3.3.2 High growth of cosmetics with organic ingredients drive the chitosan market
                3.3.2.1 Global personal care market revenue, 2007 – 2020
3.4 Market restraints
       3.4.1 High cost of production coupled with raw material procurement competition from animal feed manufacturers
3.5 Opportunities
       3.5.1 Application as dietary supplement holds promise for the chitosan market
       3.5.2 Novel applications of chitosan nanoparticles present an exciting opportunity to chitosan market
       3.5.3 Production of chitosan from non-aquatic sources to improve quality and functionality of end products
3.6 Porter’s five forces analysis
       3.6.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
       3.6.2 Bargaining power of buyers
       3.6.3 Threat of new entrants
       3.6.4 Threat from substitutes
       3.6.5 Degree of competition
3.7 Chitosan: Market attractiveness analysis
       3.7.1 Global chitosan market: Market attractiveness analysis
3.8 Chitosan: Company market share analysis
       3.8.1 Global chitosan market: Company market share analysis, 2013

Chapter 4 Chitosan Market – Application Segment Analysis
4.1 Global chitosan market: Application segment overview
       4.1.1 Global chitosan market share, by application segment, 2013 & 2020
4.2 Water treatment
       4.2.1 Global production of chitosan for water treatment application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
4.3 Biomedicine and pharmaceuticals
       4.3.1 Global production of chitosan for biomedicine and pharmaceuticals application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
4.4 Industrial
       4.4.1 Global production of chitosan for industrial application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
4.5 Food & beverages
       4.5.1 Global production of chitosan for food & beverages application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
4.6 Cosmetics
       4.6.1 Global production of chitosan for cosmetics application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
4.7 Agrochemicals
       4.7.1 Global production of chitosan for agrochemicals application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
4.8 Others
       4.8.1 Global production of chitosan for other applications, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 5 Chitosan Market - Regional Analysis
5.1 Global chitosan market: Regional overview
       5.1.1 Global chitosan market share, by region, 2013 & 2020
5.2 North America
       5.2.1 North America chitosan market volumes, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
       5.2.2 North America chitosan market revenue, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
5.3 Europe
       5.3.1 Europe chitosan market volumes, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
       5.3.2 Europe chitosan market revenue, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
5.4 Asia Pacific
       5.4.1 Asia Pacific chitosan market volume, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
       5.4.2 Asia Pacific chitosan market revenue, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
5.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
       5.5.1 RoW chitosan market volume, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
       5.5.2 RoW chitosan market revenue, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)

Chapter 6 Company Profiles
6.1 GTC Bio Corporation
       6.1.1 Company overview
       6.1.2 Product portfolio
       6.1.3 Business strategy
       6.1.4 Recent developments
6.2 KitoZyme S.A.
       6.2.1 Company overview
       6.2.2 Product portfolio
       6.2.3 Business strategy
       6.2.4 Recent developments
6.3 Biothera
       6.3.1 Company overview
       6.3.2 Product portfolio
       6.3.3 Business strategy
6.4 Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
       6.4.1 Company overview
       6.4.2 Product portfolio
       6.4.3 Business strategy
       6.4.4 Recent developments
6.5 FMC Health and Nutrition
       6.5.1 Company overview
       6.5.2 Product portfolio
       6.5.3 Financial analysis
       6.5.4 Business strategies
       6.5.5 Recent development
6.6 Panvo Organics Pvt., Ltd.
       6.6.1 Company overview
       6.6.2 Product portfolio
       6.6.3 Business strategy
6.7 Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH
       6.7.1 Company overview
       6.7.2 Product portfolio
       6.7.3 Business strategy
6.8 Primex ehf
       6.8.1 Company overview
       6.8.2 Product portfolio
       6.8.3 Business strategy
       6.8.4 Recent developments
6.9 PT Biotech Surindo
       6.9.1 Company overview
       6.9.2 Product portfolio
       6.9.3 Business strategy
       6.9.4 Recent development
6.10 Xianju Tengwang Chitosan Factory
       6.10.1 Company overview
       6.10.2 Product portfolio
       6.10.3 Business strategy

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global chitosan market segmentation by product segment and region
FIG. 2 Global chitosan market, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 3 Value chain analysis: Chitosan market
FIG. 4 Global flocullants market revenue, 2009 – 2020
FIG. 5 Global personal care market revenue, 2007 – 2020
FIG. 6 Top 10 countries with highest obesity prevalence, 2013
FIG. 7 Porter’s five forces analysis
FIG. 8 Global chitosan market: Market attractiveness analysis, 2013
FIG. 9 Global chitosan market: Company market share analysis, 2013
FIG. 10 Global chitosan market share, by application segment, 2013 & 2020
FIG. 11 Global production of chitosan for water treatment application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 12 Global production of chitosan for biomedicine and pharmaceuticals application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 13 Global production of chitosan for industrial application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 14 Global production of chitosan for food & beverages application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 15 Global production of chitosan for cosmetics application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 16 Global production of chitosan for agrochemicals application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 17 Global production of chitosan for other applications, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 18 Global chitosan market share, by region, 2013 & 2020

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global chitosan market snapshot
TABLE 2 Drivers forchitosan market: Impact analysis
TABLE 3 Global flocullants market, 2009 – 2020
TABLE 4 Restraints for chitosan market: Impact Analysis
TABLE 5 North America chitosan market volumes, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 6 North America chitosan market revenue, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 7 Europe chitosan market volumes, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 8 Europe chitosan market revenue, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 9 Asia Pacific chitosan market volume, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 10 Asia Pacific chitosan market revenue, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 11 RoW chitosan market volume, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 12 RoW chitosan market revenue, by application segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)

This report covers the forecast and analysis of the chitosan market on global and regional levels. The study provides historic data of 2013 along with the forecast from 2014 to 2020, based on both volume (Tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints of the chitosan market, along with their impact on demand and production during the forecast period. Additionally, the report comprises the study of opportunities available in the market on the global and regional level. 

We have included a detailed value chain analysis in order to provide a comprehensive view of this market. An analysis of Porter’s five forces model has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein product segments are benchmarked based on market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view of the chitosan market by segmenting it based on regions. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast production for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The segmentation includes production of different grades of chitosan for individual application segments in all the regions.

Inflation is not a part of pricing in the report. Prices of different grades of chitosan vary in each region. Hence, a similar volume-to-revenue ratio does not follow for each individual region. The same price for each product grade for individual applications has been taken into account while estimating and forecasting market revenue on a global basis. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down the market by application in each region.

The report provides market size of chitosan for 2013 and the forecast for the next six years. The global chitosan market size is provided in terms of both volume as well as revenue. Market volumes are defined in tons, while market revenue for regions is in USD million. Market numbers are estimated based on chitosan production for different applications such as water treatment, pharmaceutical, biomedical, cosmetics, agrochemical, food & beverage and others. Each application requires a separate grade of chitosan. The market size and forecast for each major application is provided in the context of global and regional markets. Numbers provided in the report are based on production of different grades of chitosan and subsequently the production of chitosan materials in various regions.

Market estimates for this study have been based on volumes, with revenues being derived through regional pricing trends. The price for commonly utilized grades of chitosan has been considered, and customized product pricing has not been included. The price range of biomedical & pharmaceutical grade of chitosan varies. Cost for the most commonly available grade of chitosan has been considered. The chitosan market has been analyzed based on expected production capacity keeping in line with the rising demand. The market data for each segment is based on production volumes and corresponding revenues. Prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors, and direct selling regional producers, based on manufacturer feedback and application requirement. Forecasts have been based on expected production for different application segments, primarily water treatment, cosmetics, food & beverages, biomedical & pharmaceutical, agrochemical, industrial and others. We have used the bottom-up approach by considering individual application segments and integrating these to arrive at the global market. Application segments have been further bifurcated using the top-down approach to derive the regional product market consumption. The study covers manufacturers of chitosan. We have not included unorganized sectors of the market due to lack of secondary or primary data on this segment.

The report provides a detailed competitive outlook including market shares and company profiles of key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Biothera, G.T.C. Bio Corporation, KitoZyme S.A., FMC Health & Nutrition, Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Primex ehf. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategy and recent developments.

Chitosan Market - Application Analysis
  • Water treatment
  • Biomedicine & pharmaceutics
  • Industrial
  • Food & beverages
  • Cosmetics
  • Agrochemical
  • Others (Including fuel cells, photographic products, etc.)
Chitosan Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World


 
 
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