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Triethyl Citrate Market - Forecast (2022 - 2027)

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  • 127 Pages
  • March 2022
  • Region: Global
  • IndustryARC
  • ID: 5616236
The triethyl Citrate Market is forecast to reach $500 million by 2027, after growing at a CAGR of 5.3% during 2022-2027. Triethyl Citrate is an ester of citric acid produced via fermentation of Citric acid and Ethanol. Triethyl citrate is used as a plasticizer in the plastic industry. Increasing demand for triethyl citrate for enhancing the properties of polymers is driving the growth of the market. Triethyl citrates are also used as an additive and flavoring agent in the food industry. Surging demand for paint and coatings from the automotive and construction sector also boosts the growth of triethyl citrate as it is widely used as a solvent in paint and coatings.

Report Coverage

The report: “Triethyl Citrate Market - Forecast (2022-2027)” covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Triethyl Citrate Market.
  • By Grade: Pharmaceutical Grade, Food Grade, and Industrial Grade
  • By Application: Plasticizers (Plastic, Rubber, Adhesive & Sealants, and Others), Solvent (Paint, Inks and Coatings), Pharmaceutical Tablet Coating, Cosmetics (aerosol hair sprays, deodorants and perfumes, Beauty Creams & Lotions, and Others), Food Additive & Flavoring Agent (Frozen Dairy or Egg Whites, Gelatins and Puddings, Beverages, and Others), and Others.
  • By End-Use Industry: Polymer, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceutical, Beauty care, Construction, Automotive, and Others.
  • By Geography: North America, South America, Europe, APAC, and RoW.

Key Takeaways

  • Increase in adoption of triethyl citrate for application in newer industrial vertical, and emerging economies such as China, India and others, will create new opportunities for the triethyl citrate market share.

- Increasing demand for lubricants and polymer modifiers across European Region also contribute to the market growth

  • Growing popularity of environment friendly, a non-toxic plasticizer that can replace the highly persistent plasticizers such as phthalates is driving the growth of the triethyl citrate market.
  • The outbreak of coronavirus has hampered the growth of the triethyl citrate market due to the shuttering of manufacturing units and travel ban across the globe.

Triethyl Citrate Market Segment Analysis - By Grade

Pharmaceutical grade is the fastest growing segment in the triethyl citrate market with a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period. Triethyl citrate is used in pharmaceutical industries for coating medical tablets. The pharmaceutical coating helps in increasing the shelf life of the tablets as the coating can protect tablets from light, moisture, and oxidation. In addition, the coating of the tablet improves the ease of swallowing by making the tablets smoother and also increases the strength of the tablet. Increasing health concerns and the government’s spending on healthcare have embolden the pharmaceutical sector owing to the need for triethyl citrate. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the health sector continues to expand faster than the economy and in between 2000-2017, global health spending in real terms grew by 3.9% a year while the economy grew by 3.0% a year.

Triethyl Citrate Market Segment Analysis - By Application

Based on the application, the food additive and flavoring agent segment holds the largest share of more than 35% in the triethyl citrate market in 2021. Triethyl citrate is commonly added as a whipping agent to stabilize foam in dried, frozen or refrigerated egg white products. Triethyl citrate is also used as a sequestrant or chelating agents in foods that are sensitive to oxidation, such as fats and oils. Surging the use of triethyl citrate as a flavor-preserving agent and stabilizer in processed food is driving the growth of the market. According to the Food and Agriculture organization (FAO) world food demand may increase by 70 per cent by 2050. Thus, an increase in global food demand also augment the growth of the triethyl citrate market.

Triethyl Citrate Market Segment Analysis - By End-Use Industry

The polymer segment holds the largest share of more than 30% in the triethyl citrate market in 2021. Triethyl citrate is used as plasticizers to reduce the hardness of polymers (rubber and plastic) and can be further used to regulate viscosity. Cost effectiveness and the ability of plastics to transform into various shapes are augmenting the use of plastic in the construction and automotive sectors. Surging the use of plastics in the packaging industry for the protection of equipment from scratches and dust is also boosting the demand for triethyl citrate for imparting flexibility to plastic polymers. According to European Plasticizers Association, globally 7.5 million tons of plasticizers are consumed every year, of which European consumption accounts for over 1.35 million tons. Increasing the use of plastics as a substitute for metals in industrial application is aiding the growth of the market.

Triethyl Citrate Market Segment Analysis - Geography

Asia-Pacific is projected to witness the highest CAGR of 8% in the global triethyl citrate market during the forecast period. Rapid industrialization and urbanization are driving the growth of the triethyl citrate market in developing nations. Population growth coupled with the rise in food demand is escalating the use of triethyl citrate as a food additive and flavoring agent. According to the Indian governmental report, the food Processing Industry in India contributed approx. $3.92 Bn to India’s exports in the year 2017-18 and total consumption of the food and beverage segment domestically is expected to reach $1.142 Tn by 2027, substantially fueling the demand for triethyl citrate. Flourishing plastic industries in China is also raised the use of triethyl citrate as a plasticizer. According to the Trade map, China’s export of plastic increased by 5% and accounted for $84.39 million in 2021.

Triethyl Citrate Market Drivers

Increasing demand from the automotive and construction sector

Triethyl citrate is used as a plasticizer in adhesives, sealants, polyvinyl chloride polymer, and as a solvent or diluent in paint and inks. Increasing construction activities across the globe boost the demand of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for piping and siding, wire and cable insulation, windshield system, etc. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the global floor area in buildings is expected to double to more than 415 billion square meters by 2050. The stipulation of PVC in building and construction accelerates the use of triethyl citrate. Moreover, surging demand for light-weight vehicles, raised the popularity of polyethylene over metal in the automobile sector which further boost the growth of the triethyl citrate market.

The growing fashion industry and use of triethyl citrate in cosmetics

The rise in disposable income of the middle class and the growing aspirations of people to live a good life and look good have fueled the demand for cosmetic products. Triethyl citrate is a common ingredient in many cosmetics and beauty products. Triethyl citrate is used as solvent, diluent and fixative by perfumers. It is readily biodegradable and considered to have low toxicity prior to degradation. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India's beauty, cosmetic and grooming market was valued at $ 6.5 billion in 2016 and is estimated to reach $ 20 billion by 2027. Triethyl citrate easily mixes with water and many organic compounds, and makes an effective solvent for use in lacquers, varnish, and deodorants.

Triethyl Citrate Market Challenges

Government restrictions on plastics

Increasing environmental concerns and the non-degradability of plastic have impacted the growth of the triethyl citrate market. The government of many countries took a major step for minimizing the use of plastic bags. For instance, California has introduced a regulation known as SB270 in July 2015 for prohibiting the use of plastic bags at groceries, pharmacies and other stores. Additionally, In India, the Tamil Nadu state government banned the use, sales, manufacture, storage and supply of plastics in 2018. Moreover, in February 2021, in European Parliament members were voted as 571-53 in favor of the single-use plastics ban like plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers. In Africa, in May 2021, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), Tanzania banned the importation, production, sale, and use of plastic bags. With this ban Tanzania become the 34th African country to ban plastic.

Emergence of COVID-19

COVID-19 has badly impacted the triethyl citrate market. World Trade Organization forecasted that the global trade will fall by between 13% and 32% in 2022 as the COVID 19 pandemic disrupts normal economic activity and life around the world. Disruption of the supply chain and lack of manpower has led manufacturing companies to stop their production which further results in their downfall. A decrease in purchasing capital also lowered construction activities and automobile sales, which in turn reduces the demand for polymers and restrain the growth of the triethyl citrate market.

Market Landscape

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the triethyl citrate market report. In 2021, the market of triethyl citrate has been consolidated by the top five players accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the triethyl citrate market are Hangzhou Trylead Chemical Technology, Debye Scientific Co., Ltd, A&J Pharmtech Co., LTD, RennoTech Co., Ltd, Finetech Industry Limited, Sigma-Aldrich, Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., MORIMURA BROS. Inc., Viachem Ltd. among others.

Acquisitions/Technology Launches

In June 2018, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals has acquired Icon Bioscience, Inc. and its FDA approved product, DEXYCU. EyePoint has expanded the DEXYCU global IP portfolio with two additional patents, including potential claims relating to a method of treating inflammation of an eye following cataract surgery by delivering extremely small amounts of dexamethasone in acetyl triethyl citrate.

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Table of Contents

1. Triethyl Citrate Market - Market Overview
1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Triethyl Citrate Market - Executive Summary
2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
2.2 Key Trends by Grade
2.3 Key Trends by Application
2.4 Key Trends by End-Use Industry
2.5 Key Trends by Geography
3. Triethyl Citrate Market- Landscape
3.1 Comparative analysis
3.1.1 Market Share Analysis- Top Companies
3.1.2 Product Benchmarking- Top Companies
3.1.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.1.4 Patent Analysis- Top Companies
3.1.5 Pricing Analysis
4. Triethyl Citrate Market- Market Forces
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Constraints
4.3 Market Opportunities
4.4 Porters five force model
4.4.1 Steel Bargaining power of suppliers
4.4.2 Steel 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. Triethyl Citrate Market -Strategic analysis
5.1 Value chain analysis
5.2 Opportunities analysis
5.3 Market life cycle
5.4 Suppliers and distributors Analysis
6. Triethyl Citrate Market- By Grade (Market Size -$Million)
6.1 Pharmaceutical Grade
6.2 Food Grade
6.3 Industrial Grade
7. Triethyl Citrate Market- By Application (Market Size -$Million)
7.1 Plasticizers
7.1.1 Plastic
7.1.2 Rubber
7.1.3 Adhesive & Sealants
7.1.4 Others
7.2 Solvent
7.3 Pharmaceutical Tablet Coating
7.4 Cosmetics
7.4.1 Aerosol Hair Sprays
7.4.2 Deodorants and Perfumes
7.4.3 Beauty Creams & Lotions
7.4.4 Others
7.5 Food Additive & Flavoring Agent
7.5.1 Frozen Dairy or Egg Whites
7.5.2 Gelatins and Puddings
7.5.3 Beverages
7.5.4 Others
7.6 Others
8. Triethyl Citrate Market- By End-Use Industry (Market Size -$Million)
8.1 Polymer
8.2 Food & Beverages
8.3 Pharmaceutical
8.4 Personal care
8.5 Construction
8.6 Automotive
8.7 Others.
9. Triethyl Citrate Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million)
9.1 North America
9.1.1 U.S.
9.1.2 Canada
9.1.3 Mexico
9.2 South America
9.2.1 Brazil
9.2.2 Argentina
9.2.3 Colombia
9.2.4 Chile
9.2.5 Rest of South America
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 U.K
9.3.2 Germany
9.3.3 Italy
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Russia
9.3.6 Spain
9.3.7 Netherland
9.3.8 Belgium
9.3.9 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 China
9.4.2 India
9.4.3 Japan
9.4.4 South Korea
9.4.5 Australia & New Zealand
9.4.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 RoW
9.5.1 Middle East Saudi Arabia UAE Israel Rest of Middle East
9.5.2 Africa South Africa Nigeria Rest of Africa
10. Triethyl Citrate Market- Entropy
10.1 New Product Launches
10.2 M&A’s, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
11. Triethyl Citrate Market Company Analysis
11.1 Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
11.2 Company 1
11.3 Company 2
11.4 Company 3
11.5 Company 4
11.6 Company 5
11.7 Company 6
11.8 Company 7
11.9 Company 8
11.10 Company 9
11.11 Company 10 and more