Sucrose esters are obtained by esterifying sucrose with edible fatty acids from palm oil. This enables them to be used as emulsifiers in virtually all food products. In addition to emulsification, sucrose esters have other functions including aeration, texturization, protein protection and fat or sugar crystallization. Sucrose esters are unique in a way that they can boost other emulsifiers and improve the air bubble structure, prevent proteins from browning, keep starches from early staling, prevent fat bloom in chocolate, and accelerate crystallization in fine grained sugar confection. Another interesting property that sucreose ester contain is that, they are water soluble and it has high hydrophilic – Lipophilic Balance value. Stability of an emulsion strongly depends on the oil droplet size. Smaller oil droplets result in better stability. Sucrose esters offer excellent emulsifying properties so result in emulsions with very small oil droplets.
Sucrose Esters Market: Segmentation:
Sucrose esters can be segmented on the basis of form and applications.
On the basis of form, Sucrose Ester can be segmented into Powder, Liquid and Pellets. Among all these segment liquid sucrose ester is expected to have major market share in terms of volume as compared to other segment. Liquid sucrose ester is widely used in various application which is expected to support the segment growth in global sucrose ester market during the forecast period.
On the basis of application, sucrose ester can be segmented into Food, Detergents, Personal care and others. Among these applications, food application is expected drive its demand at a higher level due to which it is accounted for the largest market share in terms of value in the near future. The sucrose esters industry is buyer-oriented and exhibits potential substantial progress due to the positive growth in sectors such as the processed food & beverages industry, the personal care industry, and the detergents industry, which is expected to support the sucrose ester market growth over the forecast period. .
Sucrose Esters Market: Regional Outlook:
The global sucrose ester market has been segmented into seven key regions including North America and Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific excluding Japan, Japan, and the Middle East & Africa. Sucrose ester market in Western Europe is expected to have the major market share in terms of volume followed by North America. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be one of the fastest-growing market for sucrose esters. Sucrose esters have become immensely popular with manufacturers of bakery, confectionery, dairy, cereals, and various other processed food & beverage products in the developing regions of Asia-Pacific and Latin America, not because of their emulsification properties, but because of their ability to replace fat or act as low-fat alternatives. Thus rising demand for low fat products is expected to support sucrose ester market growth across the globe.
Sucrose Esters Market: Demand Drivers
Consumers are becoming more health cautious when it comes to consumption food no matter it is bakery products, confectionery product, dairy products, cereals products and other food products. Sucrose Ester not only possess the property of emulsification but they have the ability to replace fat or act as low-fat alternatives. This one critical factor can help drive the demand of Sucrose Ester in food and beverages industry. Moreover, since sucrose ester have high hydrophilic – Lipophilic Balance value, they act as an excellent emulsifier. Sucrose Ester being an excellent emulsifier, can be of great use in food industry especially in maintaining the quality of processed foods.
Sucrose Esters Market: Key Players:
The global key players in sucrose ester market are as follows: BASF SE, Croda International Plc, Sisterna B.V., Evonik AG, P&G Chemicals, Alfa Chemicals, Stearinerie Dubois, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation and Dai-Ichi Kogyo Seiyaku Co. Ltd.