Geographically Asia-Pacific dominated soy lecithin market in terms of production and consumption driven by higher demand into major end-use industries in the region. Asia-Pacific was followed by North America and Europe as second and third largest market for soy lecithin market. Asia Pacific is projected to have fastest growth, owing to increasing demand into rapidly expanding end-use industrial base demanding higher consumption of soy lecithin especially into food & beverages industries.
This report identifies the global soy lecithin market size in for the year 2016-2020, and forecast of the same for year 2025. It also highlights the market drivers, restraints, growth indicators, challenges, and other key aspects with respect to global soy lecithin market.
What is Soy Lecithin?
Lecithin is term used to denote a variety of naturally occurring fatty compounds found in animal and plant tissues composed of choline, fatty acids, glycerol, glycolipids, phospholipids, phosphoric acid and triglycerides lecithin was originally isolated from egg yolk. It is regularly extracted from cottonseed, marine sources, milk, rapeseed, soybeans, and sunflower. It is usually used as a liquid but also can be purchased as granules. Soy lecithin (also marked as E322) is extracted from soybeans either mechanically or chemically using hexane. Soy lecithin consists of three types of phospholipids; phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and phosphotidylinositol (PI).
It's actually a byproduct of the soybean oil production. By and large, the vast majority of lecithin use centers around its unique ability of being an excellent emulsifier.
Natural soy derived emulsifier in food processing are increasingly being sold as soybeans are one of the cheapest crops in the US (thanks in part to federal subsidies to growers to us), Most people with soy allergies can also use products containing soy lecithin, because it is derived from the soybean oil, whereas the allergy itself relates to the soy protein.
What are the major applications for Soy Lecithin?
- Soy lecithin is popular because of its emulsifier properties mainly; it improves solidity in margarine and gives consistent texture to dressings and other creamy products.
- It acts as a multifunctional, flexible and versatile tool, to counteract spattering during frying; lecithin is used in chocolates and coatings.
- Lecithin is applied in pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications due to its unique lipid molecular structure.
- It finds applications in various industrial uses such as paints, textiles, lubricants and waxes to improve physical/chemical properties of the products.
- Lecithin is a rich source of choline, which is essential to every living cell in the body and is one of the main components of cell membranes. Dietary choline important for the synthesis of the phospholipids in cell membranes, it is also essential for methyl metabolism, cholinergic neurotransmission, trans-membrane signaling, and lipid-cholesterol transport and metabolism. In no availability of choline, the cell membranes would harden, prohibiting important nutrients from entering and leaving the cell. Thus it is used as nutritional ingredient in food and also in medicines and drugs.
Market Research and Market Trends of Soy Lecithin Ecosystem
- Lecithin is implied in a wide range of food and industrial applications. The French scientist, Maurice Gobley, discovered them in 1850, and named it lekithos, the Greek term for egg yolk. At the time, eggs provided a primary source of commercially-produced lecithin. Today, the majority of lecithin used in food applications is derived from soybeans.
- By products of the soybean, such as soybean oil, lecithin, and milk are very popular in consumers due to their nutritious value and comparative prices to milk products. The discovery of specific health benefits continues, making soy a welcome sight on ingredient labels. Soy has a potential marketing advantage; moreover the abundant supply of soybeans guarantees that ingredients such as lecithin are readily available and at cost effective solution.
- Lecithin is used for treating memory disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also used for treating gallbladder disease, liver disease, and certain types of depression, high cholesterol, anxiety disorders, and skin diseases such as eczema.
- The soy lecithin’s competition in market is other sources of lecithin such as egg yolk, cottonseed, marine sources, milk, rapeseed, soybeans, sunflower, etc. They offer an alternate product for the same purpose as soy lecithin but face challenge due to conditions like habitat creation, seasonal growth, etc. Soya is available in abundance in US markets.
Scientists have found that lecithin and choline contribute in memory and cognitive function, cardiovascular health, liver function, reproduction and fetal development and physical and athletic performance. Thus, there is an extensive research in this part of application initiated and funded by the manufacturers as any medicine without side effects gains popularity and appreciation. They are already being used as ingredient in providing health diets and supplements.
Who are the Major Players in Soy Lecithin market?
The companies profiled in the report include E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Lipoid GmbH, American Lecithin Company, LASENOR EMUL, Lecico Gmbh, Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd, Ceresking Ecology & Technology Co. Ltd., Bunge Limited
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Key Takeaways from this Report
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1.1. Definitions and Scope
2. Soy Lecithin Market - Executive summary
2.1. Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
2.2. Key Trends by type of Application
2.3. Key Trends segmented by Geography
3. Soy Lecithin Market
3.1. Comparative analysis
3.1.1. Product Benchmarking - Top 8 companies
3.1.2. Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.1.3. Market Value split by Top 8 companies
3.1.4. Patent Analysis - Top 8 companies
3.1.5. Pricing Analysis
4. Soy Lecithin Market Forces
4.4. Porters five force model
4.4.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
4.4.2. Bargaining powers of customers
4.4.3. Threat of new entrants
4.4.4. Rivalry among existing players
4.4.5. Threat of substitutes
5. Soy Lecithin Market - Strategic analysis
5.1. Value chain analysis
5.2. Opportunities analysis
5.3. Product life cycle
5.4. Suppliers and distributors Market Share
6. Soy Lecithin Market – By Function (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
6.1. Market Size and Market Share Analysis
6.2. Application Revenue and Trend Research
6.3. Product Segment Analysis
6.3.2. Nutritional supplements
6.3.4. Wetting agents
6.3.5. Viscosity modifiers
6.3.6. Release aids
7. Soy Lecithin Market – By Type De-Oiled (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
7.1. Fractionated Modified
8. Soy Lecithin Market – By Modification (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9. Soy Lecithin – By End Use Industry(Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.1. Segment type Size and Market Share Analysis
9.2. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.3. Application Segment Analysis by Type
9.3.1. Food & Beverages
9.3.2. Paint Industry
9.3.4. Others (Plastic and other industries)
10. Soy Lecithin - By Geography (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
10.1. Soy Lecithin Market - North America Segment Research
10.2. North America Market Research (Million / $Billion)
10.2.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
10.2.2. Revenue and Trends
10.2.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
10.2.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
10.2.5. North America Product type and Application Market Size
10.2.5.4. Rest of North America
10.3. Soy Lecithin - South America Segment Research
10.4. South America Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
10.4.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
10.4.2. Revenue and Trends
10.4.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
10.4.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
10.4.5. South America Product type and Application Market Size
10.4.5.7. Costa Rica
10.4.5.8. Rest of South America
10.5. Soy Lecithin - Europe Segment Research
10.6. Europe Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
10.6.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
10.6.2. Revenue and Trends
10.6.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
10.6.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
10.6.5. Europe Segment Product type and Application Market Size
10.6.5.9. Rest of Europe
10.7. Soy Lecithin – APAC Segment Research
10.8. APAC Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
10.8.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
10.8.2. Revenue and Trends
10.8.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
10.8.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
10.8.5. APAC Segment – Product type and Application Market Size
10.8.5.4. South Korea
11. Soy Lecithin Market - Entropy
11.1. New product launches
11.2. M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships
12. Soy Lecithin Market Company Analysis
12.1. Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
12.2. Archer Daniels Midland Company
12.4. Lipoid GmbH
12.5. American Lecithin Company
12.6. LASENOR EMUL
12.7. Lecico Gmbh
12.8. Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd
12.9. Ceresking Ecology & Technology Co. Ltd.
12.10. Bunge Limited
13. Soy Lecithin Market - Appendix
14. Soy Lecithin Market - Methodology
14.1. Research Methodology
14.1.1. Company Expert Interviews
14.1.2. Industry Databases
14.1.4. Company News
14.1.5. Company Annual Reports
14.1.6. Application Trends
14.1.7. New Products and Product database
14.1.8. Company Transcripts
14.1.9. R&D Trends
14.1.10. Key Opinion Leaders Interviews
14.1.11. Supply and Demand Trends