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  • To Be Published : Feb 2024
  • Code : CMI588
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  • Industry : Food Ingredients

Gelatin is a soft protein comes from collagen obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, bones when dissolved with water. It is usually found in animal parts enriched with amino acids (as cows, pigs, and fish). This type of collagen gelatin usually helps to swallow capsules easily. According to varying sources of raw material and processing techniques, gelatin has its additional nutritional value. Gelatin is used for preparation of foods, cosmetics, and medicines. The gelling agent is used in numerous applications such as in cosmetics, nutraceutical, personal care, food and beverages and health care products. The properties of gelatin as emulsification, cleansing agent, stabilizing, viscosity and unique binding properties increase its growing demand. The innovative use of gelatin in processed food, in photography, energy drinks and its unconventional applications are projected to fuel growth of gelatin market. Apart from basic nutrition, gelatin provides many health benefits. The demand for functional and convenience food is continuously increasing which is driving the growth of gelatin market. Gelatin is widely used compounds in food and beverage industries driven the market growth. Gelatin is also used in pharmaceutical products such as wound dressing, blood volume substitutes, and homeostatic sponges. It is also used for treating diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and brittle bones, which led to the growth of gelatin market. In meat processing industry, gelatin is used as a binding and coating agent.

Gelatin Market Taxonomy

On the basis of source type, the global market is classified into:

  • Skin Gelatin
  • Bone Gelatin
  • Halal gelatin
  • Bovine hides

On the basis of function type, the global market is classified into:

  • Thickeners
  • Stabilizers
  • Emulsifiers
  • Gelling Agent
  • Others

On the basis of application, the global market is classified into:

  • Food and Beverages
    • Confectionery
    • Dairy products
    • Bakery Products
    • Low fat spreads
    • Meat products
    • Others
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Hard Capsules
    • Soft Capsules
    • Coatings
    • Plasma Expanders
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Photography
  • Cosmetics
  • Others

Of all, the most abundant source of gelatin is skin gelatin. Gelatin contains collagen which helps to reduce the wrinkles and fights with aging problems and collagen is essential to repair connective tissues this would project the growth of market. Based on application, the dairy section replete with product containing gelatin including cheese and sour cream. Beverages such as wine and soft drinks may also consist of gelatin are driving the market growth.

Market Outlook of Gelatin - Europe represents the largest manufacturer of gelatin followed by Asia Pacific and North America.

The global market for gelatin is driven by myriad applications in food and beverages, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical solutions supported by its properties. The hard shelled capsules made of gelatin would significantly benefit the growth of this market. The rise in the consumption of supplements and multivitamins consist of gelatin would downstream the value of gelatin market. The rising living standards is the important reason for growth of global gelatin market. The widening scope of applications has provided lucrative growth of the gelatin market. The favorable factor for the growth of gelatin market is its excellent functions and characteristics. The high demand for convenience foods in emerging economies such as India and China helps market growth. An increasing number of new applications of gelatin in food industry such as emulsifiers foaming agent and micro encapsulating agents with a burgeoning aim to replace synthetic agents with natural one.

Globally, Europe is the leading producer of gelatin and gelatin derivatives market. Asia Pacific is estimated to lead upcoming growth by features such as increasing inhabitants and healthy food production.

Key Developments-

  • In 2017, Gelnex (manufacturer of gelatin and collagen peptides) started its fifth gelatin manufacturing plant in Mato Grosso (Brazil). The new plant helped Gelnex to increase its gelatin production capacity.
  • In February 2018, Rousselot launched ‘StabiCaps’ a gelatin solution for soft gels. Stabicaps exhibits superior stability in presence of cross-linkers, optimum API release and dissolution of the shell.
  • In April 2018, Nitta Gelatin Inc. launched DRG Gelatin, a gelatin solution for soft gels designed to inhibit cross-linkage reactions. DRG Gelatin will contain & protect active ingredients in the capsule and promote rapid solubility upon ingestion.
  • In May 2019, Tessenderlo Group launched ‘ClaroBGI600’ a new gelatin material for tissue engineering. The new material allows printing with lower pressure and superior shape fidelity, without compromising biocompatibility and final gel strength of the construct.

Some of the leading producers in the gelatin market from Europe are DGF Stoess, Delft Sobel, Tessenderlo, Miquel Junca, Reinert Gruppe and Weishardt. The other top vendors operating in the global gelatin market are Rousselot, GELITA AG, Nitta Gelatin Inc., GELNEX, Sterling Gelatin, India Gelatin and Chemicals, ITALGELATINE, Jiliding Marine Biotech Co. Ltd., LAPI GELATINE, Qinghai Gelatin Ltd. Co., Trobas Gelatine B.V., and Ewald Gelatine.

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