Global Isosorbide Market, By Application (Polycarbonate, PEIT, Polyurethane), By End Use (Resins, P

Published Date: | Report Code : CH1958373


Use of sorbitol a derivative of isosorbide as an artificial sweetener is expected to drive the growth of isosorbide market during the forecast period. This has resulted some of the key developments by companies operating in the market to consolidate their market positions and look for further niche opportunities.

Isosorbide is a white heterocyclic solid glucose derivative, widely used in medical applications and assessed as a bio-feedstock. Isosorbide operates as a diuretic in medical components and is used to treat ailments such as glaucoma and hydrocephalus. Isosorbide derivatives such as dinitrates and mononitrates help treat disorders of the coronary artery such as angina pectoris.

Isosorbide dinitrate is among the key anti-hypertension drug ingredients. It is also used in polymers as an additive to improve material rigidity and toughness. Key isosorbide applications include biodegradable plastics, liquid crystal display elastomer, pharmacy, farm chemicals, fodder, and many other sectors. The largest application segments of this market are expected to be biodegradable plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Segment Analysis:

It is anticipated that the PEIT segment will account for the biggest market share over the forecast period. It is projected that strict US EPA regulations boost the nation's demand for isosorbide. Polycarbonate is the second biggest segment to grow consistently due to improved optical properties. However, it is estimated that the side effects of isosorbide derivatives on health such as arrhythmic heart rate, severe headache, and angina pain will hamper overall market growth over the forecast period. Increasing focus on bio-based chemicals has resulted in heavy investment in research and development and the assessment of product innovation with eco-friendly characteristics to generate new opportunities in the forecast period for market growth. Additionally, it is projected that the change in attitude towards replacing synthetic petroleum products will boost isosorbide regulatory trends in the future. The US Energy Department has recognized Isosorbide as an emerging bio-based chemical platform. Supplying raw materials at feasible costs is a major challenge to boost market growth over the coming years. Corn, wheat, sorbitol, and veggies are the raw materials used to make isosorbide.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Increasing demand for bio-plastics

  • Use of sorbitol a derivative of isosorbide as an artificial sweetener

  • Cheap raw material & manpower cost in the Asia Pacific region

Regional Analysis:

During the forecast period, Asia Pacific is projected to be the biggest contributor to the isosorbide market. This region accounted for the largest market share in 2018. The reason for overall market growth is the increasing demand for bio-plastics primarily in China due to the low price of raw materials and labor. Major chemical and biotechnology firms like Roquette, for instance, have shifted their production bases to low-cost nations like China, India, Thailand, and Indonesia. Europe followed the Asia Pacific owing to environmental risks generated by the use of products derived from petroleum. Promising regulatory schemes, encouraging sustainable chemistry is one of Europe's main market drivers. As the third-largest consumer, North America emerged in 2018. It is projected that increased demand for bio-based polymers such as PET, polycarbonate and isosorbide-based polyurethane will fuel demand over the forecast period. It is projected that the rest of the world and the Middle East will grow at a lucrative pace during the forecast period. Brazil is one of the world's biggest maize/maize producers and one of the world's top five corn producers. Besides, it is receiving attention from many bio-plastic manufacturing firms, as corn is one of the fundamental raw materials for isosorbide manufacturing, as well as other bio-plastics.

Key Developments:

  • In 2018 Roquette freres, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets and a pioneer in new vegetal proteins, today announced the acquisition of a facility specialized in the extrusion of plant-based proteins. With this acquisition, the group wants to expand its range of premium textured plant-based ingredients for the global meat alternatives market.

  • In 2018, Roquette Freres announced the launch of a new industrial unit for the production of isosorbide at its site in Lestrem, Pas-de-Calais, France. A global player in the processing of plant-based raw materials, Roquette confirms its ambition to become a preferred supplier in the performance plastics and specialty chemistry markets.

Companies Covered: Roquette Frères, Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, Novaphene, Mitsubishi Chemical, SK Chemical, and Par Pharmaceutical...

Market Segmentation:

By Application:

  • Polycarbonate

  • PEIT

  • Polyurethane

By End Use:

  • Resins

  • Polymers

  • Additives

By Region:

  • North America

    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)

    • By Application

    • By End Use

  • Western Europe

    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)

    • By Application

    • By End Use

  • Eastern Europe

    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)

    • By Application

    • By End Use

  • Asia Pacific

    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)

    • By Application

    • By End Use

  • Middle East

    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)

    • By Application

    • By End Use

  • Rest of the World

    • By Region (South America, Africa)

    • By Application

    • By End Use

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