Alginic Acid Market Food Growth and Forecast 2017-2027

Alginic Acid Market
May 2017
Report Id : REP-GB-3770
Status : Ongoing
Category : Food and Beverages
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Alginic Acid Market
Seaweeds are classified into brown, red and green based on its pigmentation. Alginic acid is also known
as alginate is hydrophilic colloidal polysaccharide obtained from the brown seaweed. It is a naturally
occurring linear copolymer popular for its varied industrial applications. The term Alginate is used for its
salts derived from sargassum seaweed i.e. brown algae and alginic acid itself. It is present in the brown
algae cell walls. It has a color range from white to yellowish- brown powder. It is used majorly in
processed food. When combined with aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate, alginic acid forms
Global Alginic Acid: Market Dynamics
The global alginic acid market is driven by the food industry. The alginic acid market is driven by various
factors such as increasing demand for the processed food, meat products, and dairy products in food and
beverage industries. The alginic acid and its salts are used in varied medical applications such as ailments,
curing infections and healing wounds. Moreover, the properties of alginic acid and its salts favoring the
market are water absorption quality used in dehydrated products such as paper and textiles. The
extensive industrial and commercial use of the alginic acid attracts the potential market players towards
the alginic acid and its salts and thus favors the market growth. The global alginic acid market is expected
to gain traction in the forecast period with the significant CAGR owing to the health benefits and
commercial applications.
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However, the factors affecting the alginic acid market is the costly cultivation of brown seaweeds as they
cannot be cultivated by vegetable means. Apart from this, the growth of the market can be stagnant due
to possible side effects of the alginic acid, such as stomach swelling and in rare cases heart failure. It
should be avoided by the geriatric patients and in the case of renal dysfunction.
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Global Alginic Acid: Segmentation
Based on its salts, alginic acid is segmented into
Sodium Alginate
Potassium Alginate
Calcium Alginate
Ammonium Alginate
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Global Alginic Acid: Segment Overview
The alginic acid market is segmented based on its salts. It is segmented into sodium, potassium and
calcium alginate. The sodium salt of alginic acid is Sodium alginate with the molecular formula
NaC6H7O6. It is extracted from brown seaweed. The potassium alginate salt is extracted from the
seaweed and has a chemical formula KC6H7O6. Calcium alginate is obtained by replacing sodium with the
calcium in the sodium alginate salt. It has chemical formula C12H14CaO12. It is also segmented into
lithium, magnesium, and propylene glycol alginate. By its industrial use, alginic acid is segmented into
food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, leisure, paper and textile, art and craft, and technical and
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In textile and paper industry, alginic acid is used for waterproofing and fireproofing fabrics. In beverages
and jellies, it is used as a thickening agent. In technical and industrial applications, alginic acid is used in
casting, textile screen printing, welding rods, and paints and dyes. In leisure industries, it is popularly
used in face masks. In food and beverage, it is used as a meat binder, preserves frozen fish. In arts and
crafts, alginic acid is used for craft castings, fine art castings, and taxidermy. Owing to its healing power,
an alginic acid is utilized in the dietary supplements especially in slimming aids. It is also beneficial in
tablet binder and dissolver. As it quickly absorbs water, alginic acid is widely
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used in cosmetics as moisture retainer and thickener especially in lipsticks. Based on functional uses, it is
segmented into a gelling agent, as an adhesive, in welding rod coatings, in dyes and paints, as a
thickening agent, and as moisture retainer in the personal care products.
Global Alginic Acid: Regional Overview
Regionally, the global alginic acid market is divided into Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America,
North America, Asia Pacific, Japan and the Middle East and Africa. The global alginic acid market is
dominated by the Europe and North America owing to increasing number of food and beverage
Global Alginic Acid: Players
The prominent players contributing in the alginic acid market growth are KIMICA Corporation, SNAP
Natural & Alginate Products, Cargill Incorporated, IRO Alginate, Qingdao AllforlongBio-Tech Co. Ltd,
Qingdao Rongde Seaweed Co., Ltd., and Qingdao Bright Moon Seaweed Group Co., Ltd., Lianyungang
huanyu seaweed Co. Ltd, Qingdao Gather Great Ocean Algae Industry Group Co., Ltd., Protan AS,
Qingdao Fengrun Seaweed Co Ltd.
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