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  • Published On : Jul 2022
  • Code : CMI2205
  • Pages :160
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  • Industry : Bulk Chemicals

Global gellan gum market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period, owing to its high demand from food & beverage sectors as a substitute or alternative to hydrocolloids in beverages and dairy products.

Global gellan gum market was valued at US$ 170.1 Million in 2021, in terms of revenue, exhibiting a CAGR of 12.9% during the forecast period (2022 to 2030).

Drivers

Gellan gum is a viscous soluble fiber that is produced by the bacteria Sphingomonas elodea from glucose (corn starch) or lactose (cheese whey). Gellan gum acts as an additive for binding, texturizing or stabilizing foods. Gellan gum has similar properties compared to other gelling agents such as carrageenan, guar gum, xanthan gum, and agar-agar. Gellan gum has applications in the food and beverage industry and pharmaceutical industry.

The demand for gellan gum is expected to increase over the forecast period, owing to increasing application of gellan gum in food and beverage industry, coupled with various advantages offered by gellan gum over other gelling agents such as effectiveness in less concentration.

In terms of revenue, Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. In Asia Pacific, emerging economies such as India and China are expected to exhibit significant growth in the gellan gum industry, owing to expansion strategies adopted by key players, in order to expand their product portfolio in the region. For instance, in May 2019, CP Kelco, a leading producer of natural ingredients announced plans to invest in the expansion of its gellan gum production capacity in Asia Pacific. Moreover, the expansion project include enhancing company’s production capabilities at Wulian, China.

Figure 1. Global Gellan Gum Market Value Share (%), By Region, 2021

GELLAN GUM MARKET

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Market Restraints

Health issues such as abdominal bloating, excessive gas, loose stools or diarrhea associated with over-consumption of gellan gum are expected to hamper the market growth. Moreover, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not given gellan gum the ‘Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)’ status, although the U.S. FDA has approved its usage in food products.

Gellan Gum Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 170.1 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017-2021 Estimated Year: 2022
Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR: 12.9% Forecast Period: 2022-2030
Geographies covered:
  • Region: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: High Acyl Content, Low Acyl Content
  • By Application: Food & Beverages (Bakery & Confectionery, Dairy Products, Meat & Poultry, Sauces & Dressings, Beverages), Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Others (Biotechnology and Others)
Companies covered:

DSM, CP Kelco, H & A Canada Inc., Nanjing Joyfulchem Co., Ltd., Dancheng Caixin Sugar Industry Co. Ltd., Zhengzhou Cinogel Biotech Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Gellan Solutions Biotec Co., Ltd., DuPont, Hebei Xinhe Biochemical Co. Ltd, and Nutricorn Co., Limited

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing application of gellan gum in food and beverage industry, coupled with various advantages offered by gellan gum over other gelling agents are some of the major factors that are expected to propel growth of the market over the forecast period.
  • Multiple application of gellan gum products in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics & personal care and others
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Health issues such as abdominal bloating, excessive gas, loose stools or diarrhea associated with over-consumption of gellan gum are expected to hamper the market growth 

Market Trends

The product finds its application in several industries including cosmetics, food, personal care, industrial cleaning, and pharmaceutical. Growing demand for the product as oil content stabilizer in personal care items including face lotions, creams, face washes, and masks is expected to propel gellan gum industry growth over the projected period.

Figure 2. Global Gellan Gum Market Value Share (%), By Product Type, 2021

GELLAN GUM MARKET

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On the basis of product type, high acyl content segment held highest market share in the global gellan gum  market in 2021, owing to its high solubility properties and its capability to withstand high temperature up to 80°C by producing a flexible elastic gel. Moreover, high acyl gellan gum is used as a suspension agent in milk products, plant-based protein drinks, fruit juices, and other beverages.

Recent Developments

  • In August 2019, CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company expanded the gellan gum manufacturing capacity of its Okmulgee, Oklahoma, U.S. plant. This expansion helped CP Kelco to strengthen its gellan gum business in the North America market.
  • In January 2019, DSM Hydrocolloids, a part of koninkliijke DSM N.V., introduced new branding for its gellan gum and xantham gum portfolios. The company introduced three new brands namely, clariXan, XanTreme, and Gallaneer.
  • In January 2019, Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led company in Health, Nutrition & Bioscience, applying science to improve the health of people, animals and the planet introduced new brand identities for its gellan gum and xanthan gum portfolios amid the growing demand for plant-based ingredients.

Competitive Section

Major players operating in the global gellan gum market include DSM, CP Kelco, H & A Canada Inc., Nanjing Joyfulchem Co., Ltd., Dancheng Caixin Sugar Industry Co. Ltd., Zhengzhou Cinogel Biotech Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Gellan Solutions Biotec Co., Ltd., DuPont, Hebei Xinhe Biochemical Co. Ltd, and Nutricorn Co., Limited.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Global gellan gum  market was valued at around US$ 170.1 Million in 2021.

Increasing application of gellan gum in food and beverage industry, coupled with various advantages offered by gellan gum over other gelling agents are some of the major factors that are expected to propel growth of the market over the forecast period.

Rising disposable income and increasing consumer preference for vegan and environment friendly food is the key trend in the market.

Health issues such as abdominal bloating, excessive gas, loose stools or diarrhea associated with over-consumption of gellan gum are expected to hamper the market growth. 

Major players operating in the market include DSM, CP Kelco, H & A Canada Inc., Nanjing JoyfulchemCo., Ltd., Dancheng Caixin Sugar Industry Co. Ltd., Zhengzhou Cinogel Biotech Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Gellan Solutions Biotec Co., Ltd., DuPont, Hebei Xinhe Biochemical Co. Ltd, and Nutricorn Co., Limited. 

The market is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 12.9% during the forecast period (2022-2030).

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