Global Hydrocolloid Market Report 2018

Research and Markets logo

Dublin, Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Hydrocolloid Market Report, 2018" report to their offering.

The global market is projected to reach $7 billion by 2018 with North America as the largest consumer for food hydrocolloid.

The food hydrocolloid market is growing significantly, driven by the increasing demand for convenience & processed foods and health consciousness among consumers. The market is witnessing demand for low-fat and low-calorie food products from the consumers. Food manufacturers have been demanding ingredients that are able to serve this purpose.

Hydrocolloids have the ability to reduce fat content in food products by dispersing in the water and acting as fat replacers. Hydrocolloids perform functions such as gelling, coating, stabilizing among others in food. Most of hydrocolloids are extracted from natural sources that are vulnerable to the climatic changes.

Economic development in emerging markets such as China has led to an increase in the purchasing power of the consumers. This has led to increase in demand for high quality processed foods, and hydrocolloid being an essential food additive, its market is likely to increase. The restraints for the market include fluctuation of raw material prices and shortage of raw material supply.

U.S. dominated the market, accounting for more than three-fourth share in the region. Asia-Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing market for hydrocolloid because of the high population base and increasing demand for convenience foods.

Hydrocolloid is used in wide range of applications that includes dairy products, confectionery, meat & poultry products, beverages, etc. In 2012, dairy & frozen products dominated the market because they are widely used as stabilizers, texturants in yogurts, ice-cream, etc. The leading market players are using strategies such as expansion and new products launch to grow their global reach and increase their productivity.

Scope of the Report


  • Agar
  • Alginate
  • Carrageenan
  • CMC
  • Gelatin
  • Guar
  • Gum Arabic
  • Locust bean gum
  • Pectin
  • Xanthan gum
  • Others


  • Plant
  • Marine
  • Animal
  • Microbial
  • Synthetic


  • Dairy products
  • Bakery products
  • Confectionery
  • Meat & Poultry products
  • Beverages
  • Sauces & Dressings
  • Others


  • Thickener
  • Gelling agent
  • Stabilizer
  • Coating material
  • Fat replacers
  • Others

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary

3 Premium Insights

4 Industry Analysis

5 Market Analysis: Evolution, Trends & Insights

6 Market Overview

7 Hydrocolloid Market, By Types

8 Hydrocolloid Market, By Food & Beverage Applications

9 Hydrocolloid Market, By Sources

10 Hydrocolloid Market, By Functions

11 Food Hydrocolloid Market, By Geography

12 Competitive Landscape

13 Company Profiles

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Ashland INC
  • B&V SRL
  • Cargill INC
  • Ceamsa
  • Danisco A/S
  • Developments
  • FMC Corporation
  • Fiberstar INC
  • Fuerst Day Lawson
  • GUM Technology Corporation
  • Gelnex
  • Kerry Group PLC
  • Lucid Colloids LTD
  • Marcel Carrageenan
  • Nexira
  • Palsgaard
  • Polygal AG
  • Royal DSM
  • Taiyo Kagaku CO LTD
  • Tate & Lyle PLC
  • Tic Gums Incorporation

For more information visit

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Food and Beverage

Source:Research and Markets