Gelatin Market by Type (Type A, Type B), Source (Animal Sourced, Plant-Sourced), Function, Application - Global Forecast 2024-2030

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[184 Pages Report] The Gelatin Market size was estimated at USD 5.33 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 5.72 billion in 2024, at a CAGR 7.48% to reach USD 8.84 billion by 2030.

Gelatin Market
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Gelatin is a biopolymer derived from collagen, a natural protein that is extracted primarily from animal skin and bones through partial hydrolysis. The demand for functional and convenience food & beverage is rising due to its functional properties. The rising application in the pharmaceutical, medical, and biomedical industry is significantly increasing adoption of gelatin products. The growing demand for naturally sourced ingredients and clean label products is contributing to the market growth worldwide. However, Social and cultural reluctance related to gelatin may limit its market adoption. Increasing incidences and risks of pathogenic contamination also pose challenges for the market growth. Moreover, emerging use in fortified confectionary and sports nutrition are expected to create attractive opportunities for market growth. Potential application in the biodegradable packaging for foods is also expected to drive market growth in upcoming years.

Gelatin Market - Global Forecast 2024-2030
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Type: Increasing utilization of Type-B gelatin in food products

Type A Gelatin is obtained from porcine skin through acidic pretreatment with precise melting point and excellent film-forming capabilities. Type A Gelatin is predominantly used in the fabrication of soft capsules, as well as in confections such as marshmallows and gummy candies for superior gel strength and clarity. Type B Gelatin is produced mainly from bovine hides and involves an alkaline pretreatment process. Type B gelatin provides a longer setting time, which is advantageous for specific culinary uses such as the production of jellies and certain types of desserts.

Source: Rising inclination towards plant based gelatin sources

Bovine bone-derived gelatin is created by extracting collagen from cattle bones through a process of prolonged boiling. Bovine skin gelatin is known for its binding characteristics and is commonly used in the food industry to provide texture and consistency to products such as gummies, marshmallows, and dairy goods. Fish gelatin dissolves at lower temperatures and is praised for its lack of color and minimal flavor, making it ideal for applications in the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. Poultry-based gelatin is a relatively new entrant in the gelatin market and is derived primarily from chicken sources. Poultry-based gelatin provides an alternative to traditional mammalian gelatins and benefits from being acceptable to specific consumer groups based on religious or dietary preferences. Plant-based alternatives to animal-sourced gelatin have gained popularity in response to vegetarian, vegan, and certain religious dietary needs. Plant-sourced gelatin are derived from Agar-Agar, Pectin, and Carrageenan sources, having improved heat-resistant properties than animal-based alternatives.

Function: Increased adoption of gelatin due to gelling properties

Gelatin is widely utilized to transform liquids into gel as a gelling agent. The gelling properties are leveraged to mold into various shapes, proving invaluable in foods such as jellies, desserts, and aspics. As a stabilizer, gelatin plays a critical role in maintaining quality and consistency by preventing the separation or degradation of a wide range of food products to stabilize emulsions, foams, and suspensions. Gelatin imparts viscosity to liquids without altering their taste as a thickening agent. Gelatin is crucial for creating syrups, gravies, and soups to achieve the desired consistency and mouthfeel due to its stabilizing properties.

Application: Rising applications in food & beverages industry

In the cosmetic industry, gelatin is utilized for its gelling, stabilizing, and emulsifying properties in cream-based products, emulsions, face masks, and hair care solutions to improve viscosity and provide a smooth texture. Gelatin often serves as a clarifying agent for wines and beers, removing tannins and other polyphenols to produce a more transparent product. Confectionery and bakery products utilize gelatin to achieve desired textures and consistencies. Gelatin's role in the pharmaceutical industry is used for its encapsulating features, forming the base for hard and soft capsules used in medication delivery. Gelatin is utilized in the silver gelatin process in photography, which involves coating paper for producing photographic prints.

Regional Insights

The Americas has a significant market for gelatin, characterized by high demand in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical sectors, particularly in the United States. The America region's stringent regulatory framework ensures high-quality standards, promoting the usage of gelatin in various medicinal and supplement products. European countries holds a key position in the global gelatin market, with countries such as Germany, France, and Italy being the key contributors. The EMEA market is heavily driven by regulatory measures that support the increasing demand for gelatin in the region. The Asia-Pacific region is a growing market, with countries such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea playing pivotal roles. APAC countries exhibit rapid industrial growth, accelerating demand for gelatin, particularly from the pharmaceutical and food manufacturing sectors. The increasing health awareness and disposable income in the APAC region fuels the market's expansion.

FPNV Positioning Matrix

The FPNV Positioning Matrix is pivotal in evaluating the Gelatin 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 Gelatin 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
  • Darling Ingredients Completes Acquisition of Brazilian Gelatin and Collagen Producer Gelnex

    Darling Ingredients Inc. completed the acquisition of Gelnex, a renowned global producer of gelatin and collagen products. The acquisition provides Darling Ingredients Inc. with six state-of-the-art facilities, five located in South America and one in the U.S. with combined production capacity of 46,000 metric tons of gelatin and collagen products per year. [Published On: 2023-04-03]

  • GELITA Launches Fast-Setting Gelatin for Fortified Gummy Production

    GELITA has introduced CONFIXX, a fast-setting gelatin that enables the efficient production of fortified gummies with uncompromised texture. This innovative solution allows manufacturers to streamline their processes, reducing production time from two days to just a few hours. Moreover, the starchless process eliminates the risk of cross-contamination and ensures compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). [Published On: 2023-03-23]

  • Nitta Gelatin India Limited Approves Expansion of Capacity by 1000 Mt Per Year for the Manufacture of Collagen Peptide At the Gelatin Division

    Nitta Gelatin India Limited has approved an expansion of their capacity by 1000 MT per year for the manufacture of Collagen Peptide at the Gelatin Division. With this expansion, the company planned to enhance its business offerings to better serve customers. [Published On: 2022-11-09]

Key Company Profiles

The report delves into recent significant developments in the Gelatin Market, highlighting leading vendors and their innovative profiles. These include ACG, Advanced BioMatrix, Inc. by BICO Group AB, Amstel Products BV, Arshine Gum Co., Limited, Banagel Co., Ltd., Champion Gelatine Products LLC, Collagen Solutions PLC, Darling Ingredients Inc., El Nasr Gelatin Company, Elamin For Gelatin, EMBOCAPS by Suheung, Erawat Pharma Ltd., Fawn Inc., Foodchem International Corporation, Foodmate Co., Ltd., Geliko LLC, Gelita AG, Gelken Gelatin, Halal Gelatin (Pvt) Limited, India Gelatine & Chemicals Ltd., ITALGEL S.r.l., Juncà Gelatines SL, Lapi Gelatine S.p.a., Merck KGaA, Nitta Gelatin NA Inc., PB Leiner by Tessenderlo Group NV, Roxlor Group, RUF Lebensmittelwerk KG, Saturée Pty Ltd., VWR International, LLC, and Xiamen Gelken Gelatin Co., Ltd..

Market Segmentation & Coverage

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

  • Type
    • Type A
    • Type B
  • Source
    • Animal Sourced
      • Bovine Bone
      • Bovine Skin
      • Fish & Poultry
      • Porcine
    • Plant-Sourced
  • Function
    • Gelling Agent
    • Stabilizer
    • Thickener
  • Application
    • Cosmetics
    • Food & Beverages
      • Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
      • Confectionery & Bakery
      • Dairy Products
      • Meat Products
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Silver Gelatin Photography

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

Table of Contents
  1. Preface
  2. Research Methodology
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Market Overview
  5. Market Insights
  6. Gelatin Market, by Type
  7. Gelatin Market, by Source
  8. Gelatin Market, by Function
  9. Gelatin Market, by Application
  10. Americas Gelatin Market
  11. Asia-Pacific Gelatin Market
  12. Europe, Middle East & Africa Gelatin Market
  13. Competitive Landscape
  14. Competitive Portfolio
  15. List of Figures [Total: 24]
  16. List of Tables [Total: 558]
  17. List of Companies Mentioned [Total: 31]
The Growing Importance of Gelatin in the Pharmaceutical, Medical, and Biomedical Industry
July 9, 2023
The Growing Importance of Gelatin in the Pharmaceutical, Medical, and Biomedical Industry
Gelatin, a protein derived from collagen, is widely used in the food and cosmetics industry due to its gelling and stabilizing properties. But did you know that gelatin also has a significant role to play in the pharmaceutical, medical, and biomedical industries? From drug delivery to tissue engineering, gelatin finds its applications in a wide array of medical and healthcare products. In this blog post, we will explore the growing importance of gelatin in the healthcare and biomedical industry.

Drug Delivery:

Gelatin capsules are a popular choice for oral drug delivery due to their biodegradability, biocompatibility, and low toxicity. Gelatin capsules can be easily fabricated into various sizes and shapes, as well as customized for specific drug formulations. Gelatin capsules are also less likely to cause gastrointestinal irritation compared to other drug delivery systems, making them an ideal choice for pediatric and geriatric populations. Additionally, gelatin microspheres and nanoparticles are being developed as drug carriers for targeted and sustained drug delivery.

Tissue Engineering:

Gelatin is a natural, biocompatible material with unique mechanical and chemical properties. As a result, it finds extensive use in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Gelatin hydrogels and scaffolds have been developed for applications such as bone, cartilage, and skin tissue engineering. Gelatin-based medical devices such as hemostats and wound dressings have also been developed for use in various surgical and clinical applications.

Drug Delivery Implants:

Gelatin also finds use as drug delivery implants due to its biocompatibility and ability to be cross-linked. Gelatin-based implants can be used for the delivery of bioactive molecules, including growth factors, cytokines, and chemotherapeutic agents. Gelatin-matrix implants have also shown great promise in nerve regeneration and tissue engineering applications.

Other Biomedical Applications:

Gelatin has a few other biomedical applications, such as in ophthalmology and dentistry. In ophthalmology, gelatin-based hydrogels find use in contact lenses, corneal implants, and dry eye treatment. In dentistry, gelatin can be used as a component in remanufactured bones for implantation, as well as for denture adhesives and restorative materials.

Concerns and Limitations:

Despite the numerous advantages of gelatin in the biomedical industry, there are also some concerns that must be addressed. Gelatin sourced from certain animal products may carry a risk of contamination or allergy. Additionally, the gelation process and crosslinking can affect the mechanical and chemical properties of gelatin, which can limit its applications.

Gelatin is an essential ingredient that has revolutionized numerous aspects of the pharmaceutical, medical, and biomedical industries. The unique properties of gelatin make it an attractive choice for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and other biomedical applications. As research continues to unlock the full potential of gelatin, we can expect to see exciting new developments in the field of healthcare and medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How big is the Gelatin Market?
    Ans. The Global Gelatin Market size was estimated at USD 5.33 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 5.72 billion in 2024.
  2. What is the Gelatin Market growth?
    Ans. The Global Gelatin Market to grow USD 8.84 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 7.48%
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