The Global Curdlan Market size is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% over the period between 2021 and 2028 from USD 2.0 billion in 2018, with gum accounting for the largest share of this market followed by liquid curdlan. North America led the regional markets in 2018 owing to its large-scale production of food products such as ice cream and yogurt that require gum curdlan as an ingredient.
Curdlan is a natural polymer with similar properties to gelatin. Curdlan has been traditionally used as a food thickener and emulsifier, but it also serves as an important component in pharmaceuticals, such as binding medicine into capsules or syrups.
On the basis of Type, the market is segmented into Gum, Powder, and Liquid. Among these segments, the gum type was found to be dominant owing to it being highly affordable compared with other types.
Gum Curdlan is a solid gum produced by the fermentation of glycogen. It is obtained from natural sources, such as starch-rich plant material (e.g., corn), seaweed, and sugar beet pulp, or it can be manufactured from dextrin syrup using bacterial enzymes. Gum curdlan belongs to the category known as hydrocolloids which are substances that create water-based colloidal systems with long chains of polysaccharides attached together through hydrogen bonding interactions.
Powder Curdlan is the most common type of curdlan. It's made by grinding dried, boiled plants called "curdles" into a powder and then heating it at about 300 degrees Fahrenheit. This process turns the powder to gelatin or liquid form in just a few minutes. After cooling down for some time, solid chunks will be formed that are actually tough pieces of protein like those found in meat.
The main advantage of this kind of curdlan over others is its versatility: because you can make it so quickly with boiling water (and without needing any specialized equipment), it can go from being a hot gel to being cooled down as an almost-solid chunk on demand. Plus, since there are no stabilizers in the powder, it will keep for a long time.
The disadvantage is that this kind of curdlan has relatively low-quality protein content compared to other types. But because it's so easy and fast to make with boiling water, you can always add more protein if desired. So while there may not be much meat-like protein, what's there still gives it plenty of versatility as well as decent shelf life.
Liquid Curdlan is a product of the organic solvent extraction process. This type of Curdlan has an acidic character and it can be found in crystalline form (liquid) or gel-like consistency (solid). Liquid Curdlan will typically appear clear to almost translucent with slight hazing, which is attributed to impurities like chlorophyll, waxes, pigments, or particulates.
On the basis of Application, the market is segmented into Pharmaceuticals, Food, and Others. The pharmaceutical segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global market during the forecast period due to its rising applications in wound healing products as well as for cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.
Curdlan is a common polymer found in the cell walls of fungi that have been used for centuries as an ingredient in pharmaceuticals. It's largely obtained from plants but can be extracted from fungus too, such as Polyporus tuberaster which grows on wood or paper mulch.
The use of curdlan as an adjuvant to increase absorption rates and potency was first documented by English physician Thomas Sydenham during the 17th century and since then it has been studied extensively with much success. Various studies have shown its efficacy when added to vaccines against tetanus, diphtheria, polio - all administered orally due to their toxicity- typhoid fever (via injection) botulinum toxin type A (for treating muscle spasms), and HIV (in the treatment of AIDS-related diarrhea). This adjuvant is also used in a variety of intravenous injectable drugs for treating cancer, chronic pain, epilepsy, migraines, and other neurological disorders.
Curdlan is a biopolymer belonging to the thermoplastic group. In food, it can be used in jam and jelly-type applications due to its thickening properties as well as acting as an emulsifier agent (helping fats mix with water).
It can also be used for other applications like cosmetics and vaccines. In addition,d Curdlan can function as a topical treatment option where doctors may prescribe creams containing curdlan on top of wounds that are slow healing. In this case, it will help regenerate tissue cells while protecting them from infection by inhibiting bacteria growth within surrounding tissues.
On the basis of Region, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa.
North America: The United States represents one of the largest markets on account of its high-quality standards which are followed by major manufacturers across different industries such as the food processing industry.
Latin America: Brazil has been among the leading suppliers globally accounting for approximately 18% of market share either through local manufacturing or importing from other regions including Mexico and Argentina.
Europe: The United Kingdom is one of the most saturated markets in Europe due to increased awareness and demand from consumers which leads to higher rates than other European countries. The
The Asia Pacific & Middle East & Africa: owing to increasing population and growing per capita income levels coupled with rising food prices across different developing economies will cause Curdlan-based products to grow exponentially in this region during the forecast period 2021-2028.
Up Market Research published a new report titled “Curdlan Market research report which is segmented by Types (Gum, Powder, Liquid, Others), By Applications (Pharmaceuticals, Food, Others), By Players/Companies Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Shandong Zhongke Biological Technology, Shanghai Trustin Chemical, Carbomer, Sigma-Aldrich, Haihang Industry”.
|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Report Title||Curdlan Market Research Report|
|By Type||Gum, Powder, Liquid, Others|
|By Application||Pharmaceuticals, Food, Others|
|By Companies||Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Shandong Zhongke Biological Technology, Shanghai Trustin Chemical, Carbomer, Sigma-Aldrich, Haihang Industry|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA|
|Historical Year||2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)|
|Number of Pages||202|
|Number of Tables & Figures||142|
|Customization Available||Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.|
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The market is segmented by Type Gum, Powder, Liquid, Others and By Application Pharmaceuticals, Food, Others.
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Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.
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