Global Gelatin Market, By Source (Marine, Bovine, Chicken, Porcine, Others), By Application (Pet Foo

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The Gelatin Market is expected to witness high growth due to increasing demand from cosmetics, and food & beverage industries in recent years. Increasing demand from applications including pet food, bone & joint health, ballistics, cosmetics, nutrition, photography, food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, is expected to drive the growth of the market.

Gelatin is a natural enzyme originating from collagen’s partial hydrolysis that occurs in animals ‘ skin and bones. Porcine skin, bovine bone, and bovine hide are the most prevalent kinds of gelatin. Gelatin has peculiar traits that make it an excellent gelling agent, binder, emulsifier, and a thickener. Gelatin has a distinctive sequence of amino acids and incorporates relatively inflated amounts of glycine, proline, and alanine. The presence in its primary structure of biologically active peptide sequences outcomes in gelatin bioactivities.

Segment Insights

The porcine segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period based on the source. It is estimated that the market will be dominated by the porcine segment during the forecast period based on the source. Pigskin is rich in collagen proteins that are deemed more stable as opposed to other sources of gelatin. Most gelatin stems from animal tissues since it contains a significant amount of collagen. Collagen protein is extracted using different methods, including salting, alkaline, acid, and enzyme methods. Increasing demand for sports and dietary food and beverage products also contributes to the demand for porcine gelatin.

Based on end use industry the food & beverage industry is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The food industry and sectors related to food supplements are undergoing rapid growth. Due to increasing user preferences for high-quality food products, the specialty food sector is enjoying growth in demand. Gelatin base, made of gelatin powder, sugar, and other ingredients, is used in the preparing artificer pastries, desserts, and other specialty food products. Gelatin is used in protein, in the hydrolyzed form, to reinforce dietary foods. Dry and hydrolyzed food gelatin comprises more than 92% protein. Pure dietary gelatin powder does not contain carbohydrates or fats but only protein. There is about 23 cal. and 6 gms. of protein in one-ounce of the gelatin powder package.

The European region is projected to dominate the gelatin market during the forecast period. In 2018, Europe, with the biggest share, dominated the gelatin market. The key factor driving the market is the increased consumption of gelatin as a functional and low-calorie alternative diet. Besides, Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing gelatin market, whereas the North American and European food gelatin markets are saturated during the forecast period and are expected to see negligible growth. Consumers prefer high-protein products in the Asia-Pacific region, thus bolstering the growth of the gelatin market. Also, the growth of the poultry market and the subsequent rise in the number of slaughterhouses and marine product manufacturers offer avenues for growth for the manufacturers of gelatin. The Middle East is still emergent considering this market.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Increasing demand from cosmetics, and food & beverages industries
  • Use of gelatin in 3D printing of human organs and tissues
  • Refusal to adopt gelatin by vegetarians

Regional Analysis

On the basis of the region, the gelatin market has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, & Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe are some of the major markets that are also traditional suppliers of chemicals such as specialty chemicals, bulk chemicals, and so on. Major companies in this market are headquartered in North America and Western Europe.  This region has been witnessing a number of transitions in terms of productions of chemicals and respective applications by end-use industries. The preference towards bio-based feedstock has been instrumental in the development of the green alternatives in these regions. Moreover, regulatory authorities have imposed strict guidelines with regard to environmental concerns and potential health hazards due to exposures. This has been more instrumental in the Western Europe region competitively. Some of the major economies in these regions include the US, Germany, UK, France, Canada, Italy, Spain, and so on.

The Asia Pacific and the Middle East are expected to register substantial growth in the gelatin market during the forecast period. This demand is with regard to the growth of major applications such as pet food, bone & joint health, ballistics, cosmetics, nutrition, photography, food & beverages, pharmaceuticals. Major countries in the Asia Pacific region include China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia, and so on. Middle East includes the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, Egypt, and so on. Eastern Europe has been largely dominated by Russia and Turkey with operations of major chemical giants in the region.  Rest the World that includes South America and Africa has a strong potential for the gelatin market. There has been an increasing number of investments by global companies in these regions to strengthen their presence and tap the potential market. Major economies in these regions for the gelatin market include Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, Argentina, Colombia, and others.

Companies Covered: Sterling Biotech Ltd., Weishardt Holding SA, Norland Products Inc., Rousselot S.A.S., Nitta-Gelatin, and Catalent Inc.

Market Segmentation:

By Source:

  • Marine
  • Bovine
  • Chicken
  • Porcine
  • Others (cats, dogs, donkeys, and horses)

By Application:

  • Pet Food
  • Bone & Joint Health
  • Ballistics
  • Cosmetics
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Source
    • By Application
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Source
    • By Application
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Source
    • By Application
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Source
    • By Application
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Source
    • By Application
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Source
    • By Application

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