Chitosan Market by Product (Food Grade, Industrial Grade, Pharmaceutical Grade), Source (Crab, Krill, Shrimp), Packaging Material, Application - Global Forecast 2024-2030

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[185 Pages Report] The Chitosan Market size was estimated at USD 1.75 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 1.96 billion in 2024, at a CAGR 12.80% to reach USD 4.07 billion by 2030.

Chitosan Market
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Chitosan is a naturally occurring polysaccharide obtained from the chitin found in the exoskeletons of crustaceans such as shrimp, crabs, and lobsters. Chitosan is created by treating chitin with an alkaline substance, usually sodium hydroxide, followed by a process of deacetylation, which removes acetyl groups from the chitin molecule. The increasing awareness of chitosan's properties, such as its biocompatibility, biodegradability, and antimicrobial activity, has led to a rise in demand for chitosan in diverse industries such as pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, cosmetics, agriculture, and water treatment. There is an extensive demand for biodegradable materials, including chitosan, with an increasing focus on environmentally friendly alternatives. Production of chitosan involves extracting and processing chitin from crustacean shells, which are costly and labor-intensive, subsequently hampering the adoption of chitosan. Expanding research & development activities to develop value-added chitosan products and formulations by modifying their properties or combining them with other materials is expected to contribute to the chitosan market growth.

Chitosan Market - Global Forecast 2024-2030
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Product: increasing uses of chitosan as a thickener and coagulant in food & healthcare industry

Food-grade chitosan is precisely processed and refined to meet the safety and quality standards in the food & beverage industry. It undergoes thorough purification to remove impurities and ensure its suitability for human consumption. Industrial-grade chitosan is primarily used in non-food industrial applications. It is less refined than food-grade chitosan and may have different molecular weights. Industrial-grade chitosan is utilized in wastewater treatment, textiles, cosmetics, agriculture, and biotechnology sectors. Pharmaceutical-grade chitosan undergoes rigorous quality control measures to ensure its purity, safety, and consistency in pharmaceutical and biomedical applications.

Packaging Material: Utilization of chitosan as anti-corrosion fiber in packaging applications

Chitosan is applied as a coating on glass surfaces to enhance their barrier properties and improve the packaging's overall performance. The chitosan coating helps to prevent the migration of gasses, moisture, and contaminants, thereby extending the shelf life of the packaged products. Chitosan is used as a laminating material for metal packaging. Applying a chitosan film as a barrier layer between the metal surface and the contents can improve the packaging's resistance to corrosion, oxidation, and moisture. Chitosan can also be incorporated into paper-based packaging materials to enhance their properties. Paper packaging acquires improved moisture resistance, antimicrobial properties, and mechanical strength by adding chitosan nanoparticles and chitosan-based coatings.

Source: Extensive availability of natural sources encouraging an extraction of chitosan

Crab, krill, shrimp, and squid are the primary sources for deriving chitosan. These four crustaceans are the natural sources used to extract chitosan, a biodegradable polysaccharide with several industrial and pharmaceutical applications. The specific process for extracting chitosan varies depending on the source; however, it normally involves the removal of the exoskeleton and treating the material with an acidic or basic solution to remove proteins and other components. Following such treatment, the remaining material is washed with water to purify it before being dried and processed into usable forms of chitosan.

Application: Widening uses of chitosan in agriculture and wastewater treatment providing numerous bio-organic properties

Chitosan is utilized in agriculture as a biopesticide and biostimulant, which helps to enhance plant growth, improve crop yield, and increase resistance against diseases and pests. Chitosan is incorporated into cosmetic and personal care products due to its film-forming, moisturizing, and antimicrobial properties. It is utilized in skincare formulations, hair care products, creams, lotions, and various beauty products. Chitosan is a natural food additive, thickening agent, and stabilizer. Chitosan can improve the texture, viscosity, and stability of food products. Chitosan has significant applications in the medical and pharmaceutical fields. It is used in drug delivery systems, wound healing products, tissue engineering scaffolds, and biomedical applications. Chitosan's biocompatibility, biodegradability, and controlled-release properties make it suitable for various medical and pharmaceutical applications. Chitosan is employed in water treatment processes for its ability to remove pollutants, heavy metals, and organic compounds. It can act as a flocculant, adsorbent, and coagulant to aid water and wastewater treatment.

Regional Insights

The chitosan market is well-established in the Americas owing to the demand from pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food & beverages, and water treatment sectors. Countries, including Germany, France, and the UK, have a strong presence in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, which drives the demand for chitosan-based products in EMEA. Additionally, countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea are leading producers and consumers of chitosan, which provides a ready supply of chitosan raw materials, benefiting the market growth in Asia-Pacific. The adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in the APAC presents substantial opportunities for chitosan in crop protection and biostimulant applications. Regional regulations, industrial development, consumer preferences, and availability of raw materials influence the growth and adoption of chitosan in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA.

FPNV Positioning Matrix

The FPNV Positioning Matrix is pivotal in evaluating the Chitosan Market. It offers a comprehensive assessment of vendors, examining key metrics related to Business Strategy and Product Satisfaction. This in-depth analysis empowers users to make well-informed decisions aligned with their requirements. Based on the evaluation, the vendors are then categorized into four distinct quadrants representing varying levels of success: Forefront (F), Pathfinder (P), Niche (N), or Vital (V).

Market Share Analysis

The Market Share Analysis is a comprehensive tool that provides an insightful and in-depth examination of the current state of vendors in the Chitosan Market. By meticulously comparing and analyzing vendor contributions in terms of overall revenue, customer base, and other key metrics, we can offer companies a greater understanding of their performance and the challenges they face when competing for market share. Additionally, this analysis provides valuable insights into the competitive nature of the sector, including factors such as accumulation, fragmentation dominance, and amalgamation traits observed over the base year period studied. With this expanded level of detail, vendors can make more informed decisions and devise effective strategies to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Recent Developments
  • Tômtex Lifts Seed Funding to USD 4.15m for Shrimp and Mushroom-Based Biomaterials

    TOMTEX INC. raised USD 4.15 million in seed funding, including a recent round of USD 2.25 million. TômTex leverages the untapped potential of chitosan derived from shrimp shells and mushroom waste to produce eco-friendly, biodegradable materials. This funding is expected to empower TômTex's expansion in manufacturing capabilities and team growth. [Published On: 2023-11-28]

  • SurgiClean and Skformula Skin Care Products New Arrival

    Singclean Medical introduced a range of skin care products across specialized hyaluronic acid, collagen, and chitosan series, meticulously developed to meet medical devices' rigorous standards and deliver a distinguished skincare experience to a broad demographic. [Published On: 2023-11-14]

  • Chitogenx Launches Burn and Skin Repair Development Program

    ChitogenX Inc. announced a novel development program addressing the critical unmet burn and skin repair market needs. ChitogenX highlights the aspiration to expedite the clinical trial and regulatory processes, aiming for a quicker market introduction due to the encouraging data from the proof-of-concept studies and the procurement of crucial U.S. and Canadian patents for its chitosan-based biopolymer. [Published On: 2023-11-07]

Key Company Profiles

The report delves into recent significant developments in the Chitosan Market, highlighting leading vendors and their innovative profiles. These include ADVANCED BIOPOLYMERS AS, AgraTech International, Inc., BIO21 COMPANY LIMITED, Biosynth Ltd., CD Bioparticles, ChitogenX Inc., ChitoLytic, Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd., Enargia Technologies, Fengchen Group Co.,Ltd., Glentham Life Sciences Ltd, Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH, ISF Chitin & Marine Products LLP, Iterro, Inc., Kitozyme, LLC, Koyo Chemical Co.,Ltd., Kunpoong Bio Co., Ltd., Matexcel, Merck KGaA, Meron Group, Neithal Biotech Private Limited, Norwegian Chitosan AS, Otto Chemie Pvt. Ltd., Panvo Organics Pvt. Ltd., Polysciences, Inc., Primex EHF, Qingdao Yuda Century Economy And Trade Co.,Ltd., Qingdao Yunzhou Biochemistry Co. Ltd., Refine Chemical Co.,Ltd., Siveele B.V., Tidal Vision Products Inc., Vietnam Food JSC, and Yixing Cleanwater Chemicals Co., Ltd..

Market Segmentation & Coverage

This research report categorizes the Chitosan Market to forecast the revenues and analyze trends in each of the following sub-markets:

  • Product
    • Food Grade
    • Industrial Grade
    • Pharmaceutical Grade
    • Research Grade
  • Source
    • Crab
    • Krill
    • Shrimp
    • Squid
  • Packaging Material
    • Glass
    • Metal
    • Paper & Plastic
  • Application
    • Agrochemicals
    • Cosmetics & Personal Care
    • Food & Beverages
    • Medical & Pharmaceuticals
    • Water Treatment

  • Region
    • Americas
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • United States
        • California
        • Florida
        • Illinois
        • New York
        • Ohio
        • Pennsylvania
        • Texas
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Australia
      • China
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Japan
      • Malaysia
      • Philippines
      • Singapore
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam
    • Europe, Middle East & Africa
      • Denmark
      • Egypt
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • Israel
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • Nigeria
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Qatar
      • Russia
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Turkey
      • United Arab Emirates
      • United Kingdom

The report offers valuable insights on the following aspects:

  1. Market Penetration: It presents comprehensive information on the market provided by key players.
  2. Market Development: It delves deep into lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the penetration across mature market segments.
  3. Market Diversification: It provides detailed information on new product launches, untapped geographic regions, recent developments, and investments.
  4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: It conducts an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, certifications, regulatory approvals, patent landscape, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players.
  5. Product Development & Innovation: It offers intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and breakthrough product developments.

The report addresses key questions such as:

  1. What is the market size and forecast of the Chitosan Market?
  2. Which products, segments, applications, and areas should one consider investing in over the forecast period in the Chitosan Market?
  3. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Chitosan Market?
  4. What is the market share of the leading vendors in the Chitosan Market?
  5. Which modes and strategic moves are suitable for entering the Chitosan Market?

Table of Contents
  1. Preface
  2. Research Methodology
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Market Overview
  5. Market Insights
  6. Chitosan Market, by Product
  7. Chitosan Market, by Source
  8. Chitosan Market, by Packaging Material
  9. Chitosan Market, by Application
  10. Americas Chitosan Market
  11. Asia-Pacific Chitosan Market
  12. Europe, Middle East & Africa Chitosan Market
  13. Competitive Landscape
  14. Competitive Portfolio
  15. List of Figures [Total: 24]
  16. List of Tables [Total: 384]
  17. List of Companies Mentioned [Total: 34]
The Emergence of Non-Aquatic Sources for Chitosan Production
July 16, 2023
The Emergence of Non-Aquatic Sources for Chitosan Production
Chitosan is a natural biopolymer found in the shells of crustaceans such as shrimp, crab, and lobster. This polymer is increasingly used in various industrial applications such as agriculture, biomedicine, and water treatment. However, the conventional method of chitosan extraction from aquatic sources has raised concerns about sustainability, cost, and environmental impact. Fortunately, emerging research has shown promising results in producing chitosan from non-aquatic sources. This blog post dives into the scope of chitosan and the potential benefits of producing it from non-aquatic sources.

Understanding the Scope of Chitosan Production:

Chitosan is a versatile and valuable biopolymer with many desirable properties. This compound is obtained by deacetylating chitin, which results in a biodegradable, non-toxic, and bioactive polymer. Chitosan exhibits antimicrobial, antifungal, and antioxidant activities, which make it an attractive candidate for various applications. Moreover, chitosan is biocompatible which can be safely applied in biomedicine without causing adverse effects. Chitosan is primarily sourced from aquatic species, but alternative sources are being explored.

Emerging Production of Chitosan from Non-Aquatic Sources:

The traditional method of chitosan extraction involves treating crustacean shells with an alkaline solution, which generates large amounts of waste and requires substantial energy. Therefore, researchers are investigating new approaches to obtain chitosan from non-aquatic sources such as fungi, insects, and plants. These sources offer several advantages, such as sustainable supply, lower cost, and reduced environmental impact. For instance, chitosan can be produced from fungal mycelium grown on agricultural residues or by fermenting microorganisms such as bacteria. In addition, chitosan can be derived from the exoskeletons of insects or the cell walls of plants such as mushrooms.

The potential benefits of non-aquatic sources for chitosan production:

Producing chitosan from non-aquatic sources has several benefits that can contribute to sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and enhanced performance:

Non-aquatic sources are abundant and renewable, meaning chitosan can be obtained without depleting marine resources or causing ecological damage.

Non-aquatic sources offer a more cost-effective and scalable approach to chitosan production, making this biopolymer more accessible to industry and consumers.

Chitosan from non-aquatic sources has demonstrated comparable or even superior properties to conventional chitosan, which means that it can potentially expand the applications of this biopolymer.

Chitosan is a valuable biopolymer with immense potential in various industrial, biomedical, and environmental applications. With the emergence of non-aquatic sources for chitosan production, the scope of this compound is expanding, and the benefits of sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and performance are becoming more accessible. Researchers and industries continuously explore new methods and sources to produce chitosan, and the future looks optimistic for this biopolymer. As we advance in chitosan production, it is essential to consider the implications and opportunities that non-aquatic sources may bring and strive toward a more sustainable and inclusive approach.

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    Ans. The Global Chitosan Market size was estimated at USD 1.75 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 1.96 billion in 2024.
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    Ans. The Global Chitosan Market to grow USD 4.07 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 12.80%
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