Excipients which are inactive substance are generally used as a carrier for the active ingredients in medicines. In most of the cases, active substances may not be absorbed in the human body easily, in such a case the active ingredient is mixed or dissolved with an excipient. Excipients also allow convenient and accurate dosage by bulking up formulation that contains very potent active ingredients. Excipients used in medication may vary according to the route of administration - for rectal administration a different excipient is used which is then added with active ingredients to produce suppositories whereas excipients used in tablets and capsules for oral administration are different.
The excipient value chain starts with the raw material which may be starch, maize etc in the case of manufacturing organic excipients. The raw material is processed using either biopharmaceutical process or chemical process to manufacture excipients. The chemical process involves purification, crystallisation and further drying to ultimately manufacture excipients. The excipients are then supplied to the end user.
The global market for excipients is growing at a modest growth rate along with the growth of the global pharmaceuticals market. The excipients market is also subjected to grow with the growth of global cosmetics/personal care and food industries where excipients are used as diluents, fillers, colorants etc.
This report is an effort to identify the performance of excipients in the global scenario. The report is segmented by product and by geography in terms of revenue and volume estimated from 2010 and forecasted till 2018. The market by product is segmented by polymers, alcohols, minerals, gelatin, sugar and others which are further segmented by their types in terms of volume and revenue. Excipients market by geography includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The analysis of these economies is given by volume and revenue from 2010 till 2018.
The report also includes competitive strategy, market share by key players and Porters five forces model. Some of the major players of the market profiled in this report are ADM, BASF, ABF Dow chemical’s, ABITEC Corporation, J.M. Huber Corporation, FMC Corporation and Evonik. The profiled company is described by their overview, financial revenues followed by business strategy.
This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of excipients in a global scenario. The research provides in-depth analysis of excipients manufacturers, product sales, and trend analysis by segments and demand by geography. The report covers all the major product segments of the excipients market and provides in-depth analysis, historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments covered. The study presents a comprehensive assessment of the stakeholder strategies, winning imperatives for them by segmenting the excipients market as below:
Global excipients market, by products
- Ethyl Cellulose
- Methyl Cellulose
- Croscarmellose Sodium
- Pregelatinized Starch
- Sodium Starch Glycolate
- Polyethylene Glycol
- Acrylic Polymers
- Propylene Glycol
- Calcium Phosphate
- Calcium Carbonate
- Silicon Dioxide
- Titanium Dioxide
Sugar and Other
In addition the report provides analysis of geographical markets:
- North America
- Rest of the World (RoW)
The role of Excipients in the drug delivery process has attained significance in recent times with the impetus of pharmaceutical companies on better and quick delivery of API’s. The developed countries such as U.S., European nations along with Japan have witnessed a steady growth in the Excipients market in the range of 5% - 7% by volume during the past few years. These countries consume about 75 – 80% of the total Excipients produce globally.
However, during the recent times, the developing countries such as India, China, Brazil, and Mexico have witnessed a growth in the consumption of Excipients. This growth in the emerging economies is higher than the developed countries and is characterized majorly by low cost products. The market in the emerging economies is highly conducive to increased growth, which can be attributed to increased localized production of Excipients. Leveraging upon the cheap labor available, the manufacturers in the emerging countries are producing competitive products at lower costs which will provide a momentum to the growth of the Excipients market globally.
This research report analyzes the Excipients market depending on various segments and major geographies. This detailed study includes trend analysis, market numbers, industry growth drivers and restraints along with the future market projections. This market research report includes analysis of current developments, Porter’s five force analysis and detailed profiles of top industry players. Report also discusses the importance of macro and minor factors important for existing market players and new entrants.
Major regions analyzed are North America, Europe, Asia-pacific and ROW. Some of the major players analyzed in this report are Abbott Laboratories, BASF A.G., Cargill, Inc., Dow Chemicals, General Chemical, GE Healthcare, PFIZER, Inc., P&G Chemicals and others.