Mannosylerythritol lipids are biosurfactant that belongs to the class of glycolipid and possess excellent interfacial and biochemical properties. They are extracted from fungal and yeast extracts. Moreover, they also have excellent emulsification, dispersing, and frothing properties that enable their properties across various residential as well as commercial applications. Oilfield chemicals, personal care, industrial, agricultural chemicals, institutional cleaners, household detergents, food processing, and textiles are some of the major application areas of mannosylerythritol lipids. Out of which household detergents are a consumer of application of mannosylerythritol lipids. Moreover, this lipid is also used across the pharmaceutical industry as they have excellent biochemical functions such as anti-tumor activity against human leukemia cells and other cancers.
The global mannosylerythritol lipids market is projected to reach around US$ 4413.8 million by the end of 2027, in terms of revenue, growing at CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period (2019-2027).
Growing demand for eco-friendly products in the detergent industry is primarily fueling the market growth of mannosylerythritol lipids. Synthetic surfactant has a various negative impact on the environment as well as the health of the human due to the presence of harmful chemical which can pollute the environment and leave long-term effects. This is expected to raise the demand for the mannosylerythritol lipids as a natural surfactant.
Increasing demand for mannosylerythritol lipids as a natural ceramide substitute in the cosmetic industry is projected to fuel the market growth. Mannosylerythritol lipids are the best alternative, cost-effective skincare ingredient, which can be used to replace the higher-priced ingredients such as natural ceramides. It has excellent moisturizing effect for skin cells and also capable of treating damaged skin.
On the basis of the region, Europe dominated the global Shavers market in 2018, accounting for 34.5% share in terms of value, followed by North America and Asia Pacific.
Figure 1. Global Mannosylerythritol Lipids Market, Revenue Share (%), By Region, 2018
Developed regions such as North America and Europe are key consumers of mannosylerythritol lipids, but these markets are mature and thus witnessing relatively slow growth. This factor is expected to hamper the market growth. At the same time, China is another major the market for mannosylerythritol lipids, which is also facing a slow economic downturn. This factor is expected to restrict the market growth.
The shorter shelf life of the mannosylerythritol lipids is another major factor restricting the adoption of this product. This is the factor is expected to restrict the adoption of mannosylerythritol lipids, which in turn hampering the market growth over the forecast timeframe.
Rising usage of mannosylerythritol lipids in bioremediation is projected to provide enormous growth opportunity to the market of mannosylerythritol lipids. mannosylerythritol lipids are used to breakdown the environmental pollution and clean the polluted site such as water and soil. Therefore, rising usage of mannosylerythritol lipids is expected to foster the market growth over the forecast timeframe.
Increasing application of mannosylerythritol lipids in oil recovery is projected to stimulate the market growth over the forecast period. The market growth is also expected to gain growth on the account of rising demand for oil around the globe. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA), annual U.S. crude oil production reached another record level at 12.23 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2019, an 11%, more than 2018 levels.
Figure 2. Global Mannosylerythritol Lipids Market – Opportunity Analysis
The rising trend of using sugarcane to produce MEL as it is considered as the best source of carbon is expected to foster market growth. Many manufacturers are focusing on the production of more efficient biosurfactant by using sugarcane juice as it is one of the most economical resources. Therefore, growing demand for more efficient biosurfactant is projected to accelerate the market growth of mannosylerythritol lipids over the forecast period.
Growing research development for the production of bio-based surfactants is expected to fuel market growth. For instance, in October 2016, the team of Nuno Faria (Ph.D., MIT Portugal Program graduate), Frederico Ferreira (IBB-IST) and César Fonseca (Ph.D., former Researcher at LNEG, Professor at Aalborg University has developed a new technology aims at producing biodegradable and non-toxic biosurfactants (detergents) from renewable resources (agricultural and forest wastes) as an alternative to oil-based products.
Figure 3. Global Mannosylerythritol Lipids Market, Revenue Share (%), By Application, in 2018
On the basis of the end-use industry in 2018, the personal care & cosmetics segment has accounted the largest market share of 30.3% in terms of value, followed by household detergent and pharmaceutical industry.
Figure 4. Global Mannosylerythritol Lipids Market– Value Chain Analysis
Key players operating in the global mannosylerythritol lipids market includes Toyobo Co. Ltd., Biotopia Co. Ltd., Damy Chemicals Co. Ltd., and Kanebo Cosmetics (Formulator).
Mannosylerythritol lipids are natural biosurfactant that possess superior biochemical, emulsification and dispersing properties. They are extracted from fungal and yeast extracts. Moreover, Oilfield chemicals, personal care, industrial, agricultural chemicals, institutional cleaners, household detergents, food processing, and textiles are some of the major application areas of mannosylerythritol lipids.
The global mannosylerythritol lipids market has witnessed significant growth in recent past years, owing to the increasing demand eco-friendly and bio-based products among consumers. Based on the End-use industries, the global mannosylerythritol lipids market is bifurcated into the household detergent, personal care & cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food industry, and others. Among these segments, the personal care & cosmetics industry dominated the global mannosylerythritol lipids market in 2018, owing to the demand for personal care & cosmetic products among consumers. Moreover, the mannosylerythritol lipids are widely used in the production of the personal care & cosmetics. This factor is estimated to drive growth of the global mannosylerythritol lipids market during the forecast period.
Furthermore, Europe region dominated the global mannosylerythritol lipids market in 2018, owing to the increasing purchasing power for the household and personal care & cosmetic products of the consumers in this region. As a result, this scenario is estimated to foster the growth of the global mannosylerythritol lipids market during the forecast timeframe.
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