Chitosan Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Chitosan Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment, Cosmetics, Biomedical, Food & Beverage), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-798-8
  • Number of Pages: 126
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the chitosan market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for chitosan market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of chitosan market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Chitosan Market Categorization:

The chitosan market was categorized into three segments, namely grade (Industrial Grade, Food Grade, Pharmaceutical Grade), application (Water Treatment, Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, Cosmetics, Food & Beverage), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The chitosan market was segmented into grade, application, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The chitosan market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into fiveteen countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; the UK; Italy; Spain; France; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Singapore; Brazil; Saudi Arabia

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Chitosan market companies & financials:

The chitosan market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • Qingdao Yunzhou Biochemistry Co. - Qingdao Yunzhou Biochemistry Co. manufacturers and distributes chitosan worldwide. The company caters its product to food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, water treatment, textile, and research industries worldwide. Its product portfolio includes various grades of chitosan products. Apart from providing standard products, the company also markets custom formulations to fulfill customer’s specific requirements.

  • Panvo Organics Pvt. Ltd. - Panvo Organics Pvt. Ltd. manufactures and distributes pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and performance materials worldwide. The company markets its products through four business segments including bulk drugs, specialty chemicals, nutraceutical ingredients, and intermediates. The bulk drugs segment markets pharmaceutical and nutraceutical ingredients such as calcium, sulfate, citrates, chondroitin, and glucosamine. The specialty segment manufactures chitosan and serves various applications including water treatment, flocculation, and agriculture. The nutraceutical ingredients segment offers high-density chitosan, zinc carnosine, N-acetyl L-carnosine, calcium citrate malate, methyl sulfonyl methane, glucosamine sulfate sodium chloride, L-methyl folate zinc, and L-methyl folate magnesium. Moreover, the company is engaged in manufacturing a wide range of intermediates including pyridinium p-toluenesulfonate, benzoic anhydride, and pyrazine-2-carboxylic acid. It has a GMP-compliant manufacturing facility spread across 100,000 sq. feet with four production lines. In addition, the company is actively engaged in research & development activities and has R&D labs as well as a pilot plant.

  • Advanced Biopolymers AS - Advanced Biopolymers AS is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of chitosan worldwide. The company caters its products to the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries worldwide. It uses one-step patented technology to offer chitosan with a broad range of degrees of acetylation ranging from 0.25 to 0.60. The company’s products have a higher degree of acetylation value and are water soluble at physiological pH values, which range from 7.2 to 7.4.

  • Meron - Meron develops and distributes chitin & chitosan xanthan gum and sodium alginate products worldwide. The company caters its products to personal care, cosmetics, animal nutrition, agriculture, and water & wastewater treatment industries. It supplies chitosan of various deacetylation values ranging from 80% to 95% and mesh sizes from 35 to 100. In addition, the company supplies HBDC (high bulk density chitosan) having a bulk density of 0.8gm/ml and 0 mesh size to 100 Mesh. It has a manufacturing facility that is ISO 22000:2005, ISO 9001:2008, HACCP, KOSHER, HALAL, and FSSAI certified. As of 2019, the company operates as a subsidiary of Meron Group.

  • Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH - Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of chitin, chitosan, and their derivatives to pharmaceutical, cosmetics, medical, and research industries. The company offers nearly 100 varieties of chitosan and its derivatives to consumers. The standard ranges of the product offered by the company include chitosan with a degree of acetylation of 95%, 90%, 85%, 80%, 75%, and 70% and viscosities of 5/10/20/50/100/200/500/1000/1500/2000/2500 and 3000 mPas. In addition, The company offers customized chitosan products as per consumer requirements under a strict quality environment. In addition, it engages in contract production as well as provides trainings, consultation, and workshops related to chitosan manufacturing. The company is actively engaged in R&D activities and has partnered with various national and international research institutions as well as companies, namely Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Pharmaceutical Technology, Germany, Universiteit Gent, Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis, Belgium, and Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark among others. The industrial research solution team of the company offers four product lines, namely chitoscience, chitoceuticals, standard, and GMP-compliant.

  • KitoZyme S.A. - KitoZyme S.A. is a prominent company that designs, manufactures, and markets chitosan & chitin-glucan-based food supplements, oenological ingredients, and medical devices worldwide. The chitosan developed by the company is sourced from renewable fungal sources, which is classified under the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) category by the U.S. FDA. The company offers a wide range of solutions for weight management, digestive health, cardiovascular health, and technologies for wine treatment. Under the weight management category, it offers chitosan-based dietary supplements and medical devices for the reduction of body weight. In addition to consumer health solutions, the company has developed technologies for flocculation in water treatment, veterinary and pet food, and encapsulation agents for fragrances and flavors.

  • Kraeber & Co. GmbH - Kraeber & Co. GmbH develops and distributes plant & animal-derived pharmaceutical ingredients, synthetic products, and biological substances. The company operates through three business segments, namely chemicals, bio-chemicals, and animal blood fractions. It caters its products to various end-use industries including pharmaceutical, biotechnological, cosmetics, veterinary, human & animal food supplements, and nutraceuticals. The company manufactures water-soluble chitosan, which is used in a variety of applications such as plasters, bandages, hairsprays, creams, lotions, artificial skin, and mouthwash. It operates from its two offices located in Germany and the UK with exports controlled by its nine foreign agents across the globe.

  • Chitosanlab - Chitosanlab develops and distributes chitin, chitosan, and their derivatives worldwide. The company caters its services to cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food, agricultural, textile, wastewater, and animal feed industries. It uses shrimps, crabs, and squids as raw materials for developing chitosan. The company has two manufacturing facilities located in China and Thailand with a total production capacity accounting for 500MT/year. It also markets plant-derived chitosan to European customers. The plant sources include mushrooms and molds.

  • Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical - Golden-Shell Pharmaceutical specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of chitin and chitosan worldwide. The company caters its products to food, cosmetics, medical, water treatment, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and animal feed industries. Its product portfolio includes food- and industrial-grade chitosan as well as high-density chitosan. The company has a manufacturing facility spread across 20,000 square meters, which is NSF-GMP, ISO 22000:2005, and HALAL certified. It is actively engaged in R&D activities with 20 corporate invention patents registered. In addition, the company has research institutions, such as Chitin Research and Development Joint Laboratory and Provincial High-tech Research and Development Center.

  • PRIMEX EHF - PRIMEX EHF manufactures and distributes chitin and chitosan worldwide. The company caters its products to the cosmetics, food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and animal nutrition industries. Its products are sold under the brand names Chitoclear, Seaklear, and Liposan. The company owns a well-equipped manufacturing plant with computerized technology for the manufacturing of plant chitosan and chitin products, which is ISO 22000 certified and follows safety & quality standards provided by the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Program.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Chitosan Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2018 to 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Chitosan Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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