Global Fatty Acid Ester Market was valued at US$ 2,505.2 Mn in 2022, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.7% in terms of revenue, over the forecast period (2023 to 2030) to reach US$ 3,895.9 Mn by 2030. Fatty acid esters are esters that have low volatility compared as compared to traditional solvent. Due to this, they are widely used as a solvent in paints &coatings applications. They are produced with the reaction between fatty acids and alcohols. Vegetable oils and animal fats are key raw materials used in the production of fatty acid esters.
Strong demand for fatty acid esters from the food & beverage industry
Strong demand for fatty acid esters from the food & beverage industry is escalating market growth. They are used as flavouring agents in the preparation of various food products such as jams, candies, bakery, and beverages. Moreover, they are also used as a flavouring agent in dairy products such as milk, ice-creams, and yogurts. They help in enhancing stability, appeal, taste, and maintain the freshness of the food products. Thus, the growing demand for fatty acid ester as an additive and emulsifier is surging the market growth.
Personal care and pharmaceutical is projected to provide lucrative growth
The rising use of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) from various industries such as personal care and pharmaceutical is projected to provide lucrative growth opportunities. They help in improving the stability and offer smooth texture in various personal care products. Moreover, they are also used in combination with various drugs to treat digestion conditions, liver disease, and diarrhoea. Thus growing use of Medium Chain Triglycerides from personal care and pharmaceutical industries is augmenting the market growth.
The fluctuating price of raw materials
The fluctuating price of raw materials used in the manufacturing of fatty acid esters is expected to hinder the market growth. Vegetable oils, animal fats, and petroleum are key feedstock used in the production of fatty acid esters. All these raw materials are highly susceptible to volatility, thereby hindering the market growth.
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- Increasing demand for natural ingredients due to the growing trend of consuming natural and organic products is projected to escalate the market growth. This is attributed to the growing social media influence and changing consumer perception regarding the natural ingredient in food products and personal care products.
Expansion of the online retail industry
Expansion of the online retail industry due to the growing trend of digitalization is playing an important role in the growth of the market of fatty acid esters. Consumers prefer online shopping for purchasing products such as beauty products due to convenience and discounts offered by the retail industry. Moreover, emerging economics coupled with the increasing teens and adult population is further fuelling industrial expansion.
- Cargill Incorporated
- I du Pont Nemours and Company (DuPont)
- Estelle Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
- Evonik Industries
- Faci Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
- Fine Organic
- KLK Oleo
- Oleon NV
- Procter & Gamble (P&G) Chemicals
- The Seydel Companies, Inc.
- World Chem Industries.