Global consumption of emulsion stabilizer for beverages is foreseen to surpass 210,000 MT in 2018, up from nearly 200,000 MT in 2017, as per Fact.MR valuation. The emulsion stabilizer for beverages market is poised to grow at a moderate CAGR of 4% during the forecast period 2018-2028.
Buoyancy in the global food and beverage industry is likely to contribute to the steady growth of the emulsion stabilizers for beverages market. Owing to the presence of a huge number of small market players, the marketplace remains highly fragmented. Fact.MR estimates that the emulsion stabilizer for beverages market will surpass US$ 1.8 Billion by the end of 2028.
Manufacturers Focus on Clean Label Emulsion Stabilizer Offerings, Pectin Spearheads the Market
F&B marketplace remains under the prominent influence of clean label trend wherein food ingredients is the most vulnerable domain. As discerning consumers seek product transparency, F&B manufacturers are inclined towards suppliers and distributors that follow clean label guidelines. Aware of these market dynamics, emulsion stabilizer for beverages market players are entering new ventures of clean label production wherein clean labelled offerings have become means to enhance brand image and attract health-conscious consumers.
In a bid to optimize raw material cost, beverage manufacturers seek stabilizer blends wherein better performance is obtained by mixing properties of premium and low-cost stabilizers. Demand for individual and stabilizer blends remains highly concentrated in the carbonated soft drinks.
The market structure of the emulsion stabilizer for beverages market includes segment categorization based on product type, beverage type and region. Based on product type, the emulsion stabilizer for beverages market is divided into xanthan gum, pectin, carboxymethyl cellulose, gum acacia, gellan gum, carrageenan and starch. Based on beverage type, the emulsion stabilizer for beverages market is sub-segmented into carbonated soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, dairy beverages, plant-based beverages and RTD tea/coffee.
Introduction of Stabilizer-Free Beverages to Deter Emulsion Stabilizer Market Growth
Stabilizers have been conventionally used in beverages for increasing shelf life and maintenance of texture and taste. With the increasing concerns regarding ingredients added in beverages, leading F&B manufacturers are introducing stabilizer-free beverages to gain traction of health-conscious consumers. For example, Nestle SA has recently announced the elimination of stabilizers from two of its major milk brands – Ninho -a milk for children, and Molico, which is a skimmed milk brand.
The emulsion stabilizer for beverages market report profiles prominent players in the section of competitive landscape. Few of the profiled players in the emulsion stabilizer for beverages market report include Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Inc., DowDuPont Inc., CP Kelco, Ingredion, Inc., Fufeng Group, Tate & Lyle Plc and Palsgaard A/S.