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Research and Markets: Global Chitosan Market 2015 Report With Forecasts to 2019

By Business Wire News   


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Global Chitosan Market 2015-2019” report to their offering.

Chitosan is a natural polysaccharide extracted from the shells of crustaceans such as shrimps and crabs. Chitin and chitosan, the naturally abundant and renewable polymers, have excellent properties such as bio-compatibility, biodegradability, non-toxicity, and adsorption. The cost of chitosan depends on the quality of the product. Chitosan is used in a wide range of applications such as water treatment, cosmetics, and agrochemicals. The global chitosan market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 13.26% by revenue during 2014-2019.

Demand from APAC is expected to be higher than other regions because of strong growth of various industries such as cosmetics, food and beverage, healthcare and medical, agrochemicals, biomedicine, and pulp and paper. Also, India and China are likely to post high GDP growth rates; as a result, the demand from various industries such as wastewater treatment is expected to increase substantially during the forecast period. In addition, many vendors are expected to set up production facilities in this region to cater to the growing demand.

According to the report, in cosmetics, chitosan is used as a moisturizing agent, emollient, and film former. The consumption of chitosan accounted for 41% in the cosmetics industry mainly for skin care products, and 8% in the pharmaceutical industry. Organic acids are generally used as a solvent for cosmetic applications. Polyanionic chitosan is the only natural cationic gum, which turns viscous when neutralized with an acid. Chitosan also helps in hair softening and smoothening.

Key Topics Covered

  1. Executive Summary
  2. List of Abbreviations
  3. Scope of the Report
  4. Market Research Methodology
  5. Introduction
  6. Market Landscape
  7. Market Size and Forecast
  8. Market Segmentation by Application
  9. Geographical Segmentation
  10. Market Growth Drivers
  11. Drivers and their Impact
  12. Market Challenges
  13. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
  14. Market Trends
  15. Trends and their Impact
  16. Vendor Landscape
  17. Key Vendor Analysis

Companies Mentioned

  • Advanced Biopolymers
  • Biothera
  • Dalian Xindie Chitin
  • FMC Health & Nutrition
  • GTC Bio
  • GoldenShell Pharmaceutical
  • KitoZyme
  • Kunpoong Bio
  • Meron Biopolymers
  • Navamedic
  • Primex

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