Natural Polymers

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  • The Freedonia Group
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Natural Polymers

Growth in the US natural polymers market will total 3.2 percent annually through 2020 in value terms. Gains will be fueled by demand for natural ingredients in the large food and beverage segment. Guar gum will see a substantial slowdown due to the downturn in the hydraulic fracturing industry.

This report segments the natural polymers market by product type and market. Data is provided in million pounds and million dollars.

Natural polymers product types include:

Cellulose Ethers

Exudate & Vegetable Gums

Starch & Fermentation Products

Protein-Based Polymers

Marine Polymers

Other Polymers

Of these types, cellulose ethers will remain the largest product type in the natural polymers market. Starch and fermentation products will be the fastest growing product through 2020, driven by growing demand for polylactic acid (PLA) in bioplastic resins.

Major markets for natural polymers include:

Food & Beverage

Medical

Oilfield

Cosmetics & Toiletries

Coatings & Inks

Food & Beverage was the leading outlet in 2015. Packaging will show the most rapid growth in demand through 2020, driven by demand from the film and foodservices segment, further supported by the rising popularity of PLA.

The US natural polymers industry ranges from smaller, privately held firms to divisions of large, multinational conglomerates. The industry has seen a number of notable acquisitions and divestitures in recent years. Leading suppliers are Ashland, Dow Chemical, DuPont (Danisco), FMC, JM Huber (CP Kelco), Kraton Performance Polymers, NatureWorks, Solvay, and TIC Gums.
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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Outlook
Demographic Trends
Consumer Income & Spending
Manufacturing Outlook
Competitive Materials
Historical Market Trends
Pricing
Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
Food & Beverages
Cosmetics & Toiletries
Pharmaceuticals
Other
International Activity
Foreign Trade
III. MARKETS
General
Food & Beverages
Food & Beverage Industry Overview
Natural Polymer Demand
Confections & Baked Goods
Dairy & Desserts
Other
Medical
Pharmaceutical Overview
Natural Polymer Demand
Pharmaceuticals
Wound Care Products
Orthopedic Injections
Other
Oilfield
Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry Overview
Natural Polymer Demand
Applications
Polymers
Cosmetic & Toiletries
Cosmetic & Toiletry Industry Overview
Natural Polymer Demand
Coatings & Inks
Coatings & Inks Industry Overview
Natural Polymer Demand
Construction
Building Construction Overview
Natural Polymer Demand
Adhesives
Adhesives Industry Overview
Natural Polymer Demand
Packaging
Packaging Industry Overview
Natural Polymer Demand
Textiles
Textile Industry Overview
Natural Polymer Demand
Other Markets
IV. PRODUCTS
General
Cellulose Ethers
Methyl Cellulose
Microcrystalline Cellulose
Carboxymethyl Cellulose
Hydroxyethyl Cellulose
Other Cellulose Ethers
Starch & Fermentation Polymers
Xanthan Gum
Starch Derivatives
Polylactic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid
Other Starch & Fermentation Polymers
Exudate & Vegetable Gums
Guar Gum
Gum Arabic
Other Exudate & Vegetable Gums
Protein-Based Polymers
Collagen
Other Protein-Based Polymers
Marine Polymers
Alginates
Carrageenan
Other Marine Polymers
Other
Pectin
Natural Phenolics
All Other
V. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Marketing Strategies
Channels of Distribution
Research & Development
Competitive Strategies
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
Akzo Nobel NV
Allergan plc
American Excelsior Company
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Arizona Chemical, see Kraton Performance Polymers
Ashland Incorporated
AVEBE UA
Borregaard ASA
Cargill Incorporated
Chitinor, see Seagarden
Corbion nv
CP Kelco US, see Huber (JM)
Croda International plc
Dow Chemical Company
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Economy Polymers & Chemicals
FMC Corporation
Frutarom Industries, see ICC Industries
Galderma, see Nestlé
Huber (JM) Corporation
ICC Industries Incorporated
Importers Service Corporation
Ingredion Incorporated
JRS Pharma, see Rettenmaier (J.) & Söhne &
Jungbunzlauer AG
Kraton Performance Polymers Incorporated
Manildra Group
Metabolix Incorporated
MGP Ingredients Incorporated
NatureWorks, see Cargill
Nestlé SA
NovaMatrix, see FMC
Novamont SpA
Novecare, see Solvay
Pacific Pectin Incorporated
Penford, see Ingredion
Rettenmaier (J.) & Söhne GmbH & Company KG
Sanofi
SE Tylose, see Shin-Etsu Chemical
Seagarden AS
Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Limited
Solvay SA
Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH
TIC Gums Incorporated
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Population & Households
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures
4 Manufacturers’ Shipments
5 Natural Polymer Market, 2005-2015
6 Selected Natural Polymer Prices
7 Natural Polymer Foreign Trade
SECTION III -- MARKETS
1 Natural Polymer Demand by Market
2 Food & Beverage Shipments
3 Food & Beverage Demand for Natural Polymers by Application & Product
4 Confections & Baked Goods Demand for Natural Polymers
5 Dairy & Dessert Demand for Natural Polymers
6 Other Food & Beverage Demand for Natural Polymers
7 Pharmaceutical Supply & Demand
8 Medical Demand for Natural Polymers by Application & Product
9 Oil & Gas Production & Consumption
10 Oilfield Demand for Natural Polymers by Product
11 Cosmetic & Toiletry Supply & Demand
12 Cosmetic & Toiletry Demand for Natural Polymers
13 Coatings & Printing Ink Indicators
14 Coatings & Ink Demand for Natural Polymers
15 Building Construction Expenditures
16 Construction Demand for Natural Polymers
17 Adhesive Shipments
18 Adhesive Demand for Natural Polymers
19 Packaging Supply & Demand
20 Packaging Demand for Natural Polymers by Application & Product
21 Textile Shipments
22 Textile Demand for Natural Polymers
23 Other Markets for Natural Polymers
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Natural Polymer Demand by Type
2 Cellulose Ether Demand
3 Methyl Cellulose Demand
4 Microcrystalline Cellulose Demand
5 Carboxymethyl Cellulose Demand
6 Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Demand
7 Other Cellulose Ether Demand
8 Starch & Fermentation Polymer Demand
9 Xanthan Gum Demand
10 Starch Derivative Demand
11 Polylactic Acid Demand
12 Hyaluronic Acid Demand
13 Other Starch & Fermentation Polymer Demand
14 Exudate & Vegetable Gum Demand
15 Guar Gum Demand
16 Gum Arabic Demand
17 Other Exudate & Vegetable Gum Demand
18 Protein-Based Polymer Demand
19 Collagen Demand
20 Other Protein-Based Polymer Demand
21 Marine Polymer Demand
22 Alginate Demand
23 Carrageenan Demand
24 Other Marine Polymer Demand
25 Other Natural Polymer Demand
SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Natural Polymer Sales by Company, 2015
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Natural Polymer Market, 2005-2015
SECTION III -- MARKETS
1 Natural Polymer Demand by Market, 2015
2 Food & Beverage Demand for Natural Polymers by Product, 2015
3 Medical Demand for Natural Polymers by Product, 2015
4 Cosmetic & Toiletry Demand for Natural Polymers by Product, 2015
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Natural Polymer Demand by Type, 2015
SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Natural Polymer Market Share, 2015
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