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Global Chitosan Market - 2023-2030

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Market Overview

The Global Chitosan Market reached US$ 9.8 billion in 2022 and is projected to witness lucrative growth by reaching up to US$ 29.3 billion by 2030. The Global Chitosan Market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 15.2% during the forecast period 2023-2030.

The increasing utilization of chitosan in 3D printing applications drives the demand for chitosan market trends.

The chitosan market is witnessing unique growth opportunities due to its versatile applications and sustainability. The rising awareness about water pollution and the need for efficient water treatment solutions further propel market growth.

Additionally, the market is experiencing advancements in bioactive chitosan derivatives, enabling enhanced functionalities and applications in biomedical and tissue engineering sectors. However, challenges like high production costs and supply chain disruptions necessitate continuous innovation and cost optimization strategies for sustained market growth.

The Global Chitosan Market is driven by growing demand for eco-friendly and sustainable products, a wide range of applications, increasing focus on healthcare and pharmaceuticals, rising awareness about water treatment, increasing demand from the cosmetic industry, and technological advancements.

Market Dynamics

Growing Demand for Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Products Drive the Growth of the Chitosan Market

Chitosan is derived from chitin, abundant in crustaceans' shells such as shrimp and crabs. The use of chitin waste from seafood processing not only reduces waste but also utilizes a renewable resource, making chitosan an eco-friendly choice.

Chitosan production generally involves lower energy consumption and emits fewer greenhouse gases than synthetic polymers. This reduced environmental footprint appeals to environmentally conscious consumers and businesses.

Chitosan's unique properties, such as antimicrobial and film-forming capabilities, allow it to be used as a natural alternative to synthetic chemicals in various applications like it can be used as a natural preservative in the food industry, reducing the need for chemical additives.

For instance, according to an article, by the National Library of Medicine published on April 05, 2022, chitosan is a unique material that can be used for different purposes, such as food packaging, sustainable agriculture, and paper production.

The most important advances for using chitosan sustainably promote a circular economy. It focuses on different aspects of chitosan from its synthesis to multiple applications.

Increasing Demand From the Cosmetic Industry Also Drives the Growth of the Chitosan Market

Consumers are increasingly seeking natural and eco-friendly cosmetic products. Chitosan, derived from renewable marine sources and biodegradable, aligns well with these preferences, making it a desirable ingredient for natural and sustainable cosmetics.

Chitosan's ability to accelerate wound healing and reduce scar formation makes it a sought-after ingredient in skincare products targeting the treatment of wounds, burns, and other skin conditions. Its regenerative properties promote tissue repair and rejuvenation.

Chitosan is generally well-tolerated by the skin and has low allergenic potential, making it suitable for various cosmetic formulations. It's natural origin and absence of harmful chemicals appeal to consumers seeking gentle and safe skincare products.

Limited Raw Material Availability will Hamper the Growth of the Market.

Chitosan production heavily relies on the availability of crustacean waste as a raw material source. The supply of crustacean shells can be limited by factors such as variations in fishing seasons, changes in regulations, and fluctuations in crustacean populations.

Crustacean availability can be affected by seasonal variations and natural factors like adverse weather conditions or changes in oceanic ecosystems can impact the population and availability of crustaceans, leading to fluctuations in raw material supply.

Sustainability and environmental concerns surrounding the fishing industry can also impact the availability of raw materials. Strict regulations related to fishing quotas, bycatch reduction, and sustainable fishing practices can restrict the supply of crustacean waste for chitosan production.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the chitosan market. The pandemic caused disruptions in global supply chains due to lockdown measures, travel restrictions, and reduced production activities. This led to challenges in sourcing raw materials for chitosan production and affected the availability of chitosan-based products.

Research and development activities related to chitosan-based innovations may have been delayed or disrupted due to restrictions on laboratory access, reduced funding, and redirection of resources towards pandemic-related research. As economies gradually recover from the pandemic, the chitosan market is expected to regain momentum due to an increased focus on sustainable and eco-friendly solutions, water treatment, and healthcare.

Russia-Ukraine War Impact Analysis

The Russia-Ukraine conflict is estimated to moderately impact the Global Chitosan Market. The conflict creates an atmosphere of uncertainty, which can negatively affect investor confidence. This uncertainty can discourage investment in the chitosan market, reducing research and development activities, innovation, and overall market growth.

The conflict can alter trade relationships and preferences among countries. This may lead to changes in chitosan market dynamics, with shifts in demand patterns and market shares, as countries seek alternative suppliers or adjust their trade policies.

Segment Analysis

The Global Chitosan Market is segmented based on grade, application, and region.

Water Treatment from the Application Segment Accounted for Approximately 36.8% of the Chitosan Market Share

Chitosan can be utilized to develop filtration membranes and coagulants for water treatment. Chitosan-based membranes exhibit high permeability and selectivity, facilitating the efficient removal of particles and contaminants. Chitosan coagulants aid in aggregating and sedimentation suspended solids, facilitating their removal from water.

The increasing focus on sustainability in water treatment drives adopting eco-friendly solutions. Chitosan, being derived from renewable marine resources and is biodegradable, aligns well with sustainability objectives, making it an attractive choice for environmentally conscious water treatment practices.

For instance, in April 2022, Bellingham startup Tidal Vision extracts a chitosan biomolecule from crab shells that can be used for water treatment instead of toxic or non-biodegradable materials. The company's goal is to create a sustainable product that doesn't compromise on price or performance.

Geographical Analysis

North America Accounted for Approximately 39.5% of the Market Share in 2022, Owing to the Strong Research and Development Activities and Well-Established Industrial and Commercial Sectors.

North America is known for its robust research and development infrastructure, including academic institutions, research organizations, and pharmaceutical companies. This supports the advancement of chitosan-based technologies, product development, and innovation, driving market growth.

North America has well-established industrial and commercial sectors and witnessed growing awareness and demand for sustainable and eco-friendly products. Chitosan, being a natural and biodegradable material, aligns well with this consumer trend, leading to increased adoption in various industries.

Competitive Landscape

The major global players in the chitosan market include: Sigma-Aldrich, Heppe Medical Chitosan, Kimica Corporation, Qingdao BZ-Oligo Co. Ltd, G.T.C. Bio Corporation, JBiChem International, Dungeness Environmental Solutions Inc., Shandong Laizhou Highly Bio-products Co.Ltd, Primex, and Meron biopolymers.

Why Purchase the Report?

  • To visualize the Global Chitosan Market segmentation based on grade, application, and region and understand key commercial assets and players.
  • Identify commercial opportunities by analyzing trends and co-development.
  • Excel data sheet with numerous data points of chitosan market-level with all segments.
  • PDF report consists of a comprehensive analysis after exhaustive qualitative interviews and an in-depth study.
  • Product mapping available as Excel consisting of key products of all the major players.

The Global Chitosan Market Report Would Provide Approximately 53 Tables, 54 Figures And 195 Pages.

Target Audience 2023

  • Manufacturers/ Buyers
  • Industry Investors/Investment Bankers
  • Research Professionals
  • Emerging Companies
Product Code: PH556

Table of Contents

1. Methodology and Scope

  • 1.1. Research Methodology
  • 1.2. Research Objective and Scope of the Report

2. Definition and Overview

3. Executive Summary

  • 3.1. Snippet by Grade
  • 3.2. Snippet by Application
  • 3.3. Snippet by Region

4. Dynamics

  • 4.1. Impacting Factors
    • 4.1.1. Drivers
      • Growing Demand for Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Products
      • Increasing Demand from the Cosmetic Industry
    • 4.1.2. Restraints
      • High Production Costs
    • 4.1.3. Opportunity
      • Technological Advancements in Chitosan Methods
    • 4.1.4. Impact Analysis

5. Industry Analysis

  • 5.1. Porter's 5 Force Analysis
  • 5.2. Supply Chain Analysis
  • 5.3. Pricing Analysis
  • 5.4. Regulatory Analysis

6. COVID-19 Analysis

  • 6.1. Analysis of COVID-19
    • 6.1.1. Scenario Before COVID-19
    • 6.1.2. Scenario During COVID-19
    • 6.1.3. Scenario Post COVID-19
  • 6.2. Pricing Dynamics Amid COVID-19
  • 6.3. Demand-Supply Spectrum
  • 6.4. Government Initiatives Related to the Market During the Pandemic
  • 6.5. Manufacturer's Strategic Initiatives
  • 6.6. Conclusion

7. By Grade

  • 7.1. Introduction
    • 7.1.1. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Grade
    • 7.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Grade
  • 7.2. Pharmaceutical Grade *
    • 7.2.1. Introduction
    • 7.2.2. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%)
  • 7.3. Food Grade
  • 7.4. Industrial Grade

8. By Application

  • 8.1. Introduction
    • 8.1.1. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 8.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Application
  • 8.2. Agriculture *
    • 8.2.1. Introduction
    • 8.2.2. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%)
  • 8.3. Water Treatment
  • 8.4. Pharmaceuticals & Medical
  • 8.5. Food & Beverages
  • 8.6. Cosmetics
  • 8.7. Others

9. By Region

  • 9.1. Introduction
    • 9.1.1. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Region
    • 9.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Region
  • 9.2. North America
    • 9.2.1. Introduction
    • 9.2.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 9.2.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Grade
    • 9.2.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 9.2.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • The U.S.
      • Canada
      • Mexico
  • 9.3. Europe
    • 9.3.1. Introduction
    • 9.3.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 9.3.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Grade
    • 9.3.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 9.3.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • Germany
      • The U.K.
      • France
      • Spain
      • Italy
      • Rest of Europe
  • 9.4. South America
    • 9.4.1. Introduction
    • 9.4.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 9.4.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Grade
    • 9.4.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 9.4.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Rest of South America
  • 9.5. Asia-Pacific
    • 9.5.1. Introduction
    • 9.5.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 9.5.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Grade
    • 9.5.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 9.5.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • 9.6. Middle East and Africa
    • 9.6.1. Introduction
    • 9.6.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 9.6.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Grade
    • 9.6.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application

10. Competitive Landscape

  • 10.1. Competitive Scenario
  • 10.2. Market Positioning/Share Analysis
  • 10.3. Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis

11. Company Profiles

  • 11.1. Sigma Aldrich *
    • 11.1.1. Company Overview
    • 11.1.2. Product Portfolio and Description
    • 11.1.3. Financial Overview
    • 11.1.4. Key Developments
  • 11.2. Heppe Medical Chitosan
  • 11.3. Kimica Corporation
  • 11.4. Qingdao BZ-Oligo Co. Ltd
  • 11.5. G.T.C. Bio Corporation
  • 11.6. JBiChem International
  • 11.7. Dungeness Environmental Solutions Inc.
  • 11.8. Shandong Laizhou Highly Bio-products Co.Ltd
  • 11.9. Primex
  • 11.10. Meron biopolymers.


12. Appendix

  • 12.1. About Us and Services
  • 12.2. Contact Us
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