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Specialty Hydrocolloids: Regional Market Analysis and Opportunities
To Be Published 1st Quarter 2015
Base Year: 2014
Forecasts to 2019

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  • Description
  • Regional Coverage: China, Europe, United States


    Besides large commodity hydrocolloids like starch, there are several specialty hydrocolloids used in a variety of applications including large applications as food, as well as a variety of niche applications where products with large added-value are requested, such as pharmaceutical, oil fields, cosmetics, and medical devices, among others. The demand for hydrocolloids is increasing globally, especially in Asia, causing shortages. At the same time, prices of hydrocolloids have also increased due to rising raw material and energy prices, prompting customers to look for alternatives.

    This report will help subscribers to:

    • Gauge demand for hydrocolloids by product type and industry segment for regions covered in the study
    • Forecast consumption of specialty hydrocolloids from 2014 to 2019 by product type and industry segments for regions covered in the study
    • Understand trends, growth drivers, and challenges of food, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, cosmetics, agriculture, and other industries and their impact on hydrocolloids demand
    • Understand the opportunities and challenges for hydrocolloids manufacturers and marketers
    • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of leading hydrocolloids suppliers
  • Contents
  • Specialty Hydrocolloids: Regional Market Analysis and Opportunities comes as a concise report per region considered and includes a fully interactive database that allows users to customize views according to supplier, hydrocolloids, and application.

    A concise qualitative report addressing pertinent market issues, challenges, and opportunities for various products and applications is included.


    Executive Summary
    • An Overview of Key Findings
    Analysis by products
    An analysis will be provided for each product covered and listed in Table 1:
    • Introduction
    • Overview of applications
    • Grades and prices
    • Levels of use
    • Estimated consumption
    • Competition from substitutes
    • Competitive landscape
    • Outlook
    • Appraisal
    Analysis by industry segments

    An analysis will be provided for each application covered and listed in Table 2:
    • Introduction
    • Products overview
    • Grades and prices
    • Levels of use
    • Estimated consumption
    • Inter-product competition
    • Industry structure
    • Competitive landscape
    • Outlook
    • Appraisal
    Company Profiles
    Detailed profiles of 10 leading and nich local manufacturers will be provided, including the following information:
    • Company overview
    • Hydrocolloids sales
    • Grades
    • Capacities
    • Raw materials sourcing
    • Sales and marketing
    • Technical capabilities
    • Outlook
    * Subject to charter subscriber input Market Overview
    • Market Sizing, Key Trends, and Key Players

    Table 1: Products Scope
    Arabic gum
    Bacterial cellulose
    Cellulosics other than CMC
    Curdlan gum
    Gellan gum
    Guar gum
    Locust bean gum
    Milk proteins
    Soluble soybean polysaccharide
    Tara Gum
    Wellan gum
    Xanthan gum
    Others (Tragacanth and karaya gums, among others)
    Table 2: Applications Covered
    Applications Sub-applications
    Food and nutrition Frozen meals, sauce and dressings,
    processed meat, dairy products, beverages,
    and confectionery, etc.
    Pharmaceutical Dosage formulations
    Oil fields Fracking fluids
    Personal care Lotions, sunscreens, body washes, toothpaste, etc.
    Medical Dressings, ostomy care, catheters, etc.
    Building materials Mortar, paints, etc.
    Inks/paper -
    Agriculture -
    Minor applications Electrochemistry, air freshener, ceramics,
    explosives, among others
  • Scope
  • Specialty Hydrocolloids: Regional Market Analysis and Opportunities will provide an independent appraisal of this complex market and explore market opportunities and challenges for manufacturers of specialty hydrocolloids. The results of the study will be presented in two complementary tools: an interactive database and concise written reports for each region considered. The databases will include:

    • Total segment volume and value
    • Split by region/country
    • Split by application for each product
    • Split by suppliers/product/application
    • Forecast consumption of hydrocolloids (2014- 2019)
  • Key Benefits
  • This report will assist hydrocolloids suppliers in identifying opportunities within the hydrocolloid industry. It will also serve as an invaluable tool in the strategic planning process.

    • Develop business strategies by understanding the trends and developments that are driving the hydrocolloids market
    • Design your product development, marketing and sales strategies
    • Develop market-entry and market expansion strategies
    • Identify key companies best positioned to take advantage of emerging market opportunities
    • Benchmark different geographies by historic and forecasted growth of the hydrocolloids market
    • Capitalize by identifying hydrocolloid market segments poised for strong growth
  • Methodology
  • Kline’s approach places the principal emphasis on primary research techniques to ensure that the foundation of business intelligence and insight is accurate, current, and reliable. Building on our 50-plus years in the business and leveraging our worldwide network of offices, our teams of seasoned professionals draw upon pragmatic industrial and commercial experience to understand and interpret global impacts and local perspectives.

    Primary Research
    We Know Who to Talk to. We Know How to Listen.

    A high number of in-depth discussions are conducted by each analyst. Up to 60% of interviews are done with the true industry insiders!

    Kline’s analysts draw upon pragmatic experience to understand global impacts and local perspectives. Our interviews engage experts across all pertinent fields and sectors including:

    • Marketers/manufacturers
    • Distributors
    • Government agencies
    • Retailers
    • Suppliers
    • Trade organizations

    Secondary Research
    We Know Where to Look – Mining the Details.

    Analysis is further supplemented by secondary research, consisting of constant tracking of annual company reports, national statistics bureaux, trade/ industrial/professional associations and the like.

    Relevant developments are diligently followed and their impact closely monitored. Reports also draw upon non-confidential data from Kline’s internal database, consisting of over half a century’s syndicated research.

    Comprehensive Market Intelligence
    We Know How to Verify.

    Data are rigorously analyzed, cross-checked, distilled and validated. Kline’s proven methodology allows exceptionally effective, precise and reliable market intelligence procurement and assessment, giving subscribers a solid foundation on which to grow, refine and expand their business with confidence.

    Kline Credentials

    Kline is a leading global management consulting and market research firm offering the complete spectrum of services. The firm has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations in the chemicals, materials, energy, life sciences, and consumer products industries for over 50 years.

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