Asia Pacific Betaines Market Key Insights:
- Types: Natural and Synthetic
- Market Performance & Price Trends 2018
- Market Analysis & Outlook 2019-2024
- Project Details & Costs Involved
In 2018, the Asia Pacific betaines market grew at a CAGR of about 5% during 2014-2018. Increasing usage of betaines as surfactants is one of the major reasons for its rising production in the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, the easy availability of raw materials in the region provides growth opportunities for the manufacturers. Looking forward, the betaines market in Asia Pacific is expected to cross a volume of 400 KMT by 2024.
Betaine: Properties and Applications
Betaine is found in sugar beet, quinoa, shrimp, broccoli, beef, spinach, brown rice, sweet potato and cereals. The consumption of these foods assists in curing cardiovascular disease, enhancing muscle strength, improving metabolism and reducing fat. Due to this, it is used in the food industry and in the production of functional drinks to increase their nutritional value.
Properties of betaines like low irritating effect, skin compatibility and good foaming capability have been the major factors for its myriad applications in a range of industries. In the cosmetic industry, betaine is used for manufacturing various products due to its high-water retention capability. Moreover, it is utilized as a co-surfactant, viscosity modifier and foam booster in the HPC sector to manufacture body washes, hand soaps, baby products, creams, cleansing lotions and shampoos.
At present, synthetic betaines are extensively used in diverse sectors. However, natural betaine is gaining momentum due to the rising awareness about the harmful effects of synthetic betaines such as nausea, heartburn and stomach upset. The major raw materials used for manufacturing different grades of betaine include fatty acids, MCA and DMAPA.
Applications of betaine include:
- Food and Beverage
- Animal Feed
Rapid urbanization and escalating population rates in Asia Pacific are bolstering the growth of the market. Apart from this, due to the high nutrition content of betaine, it is used as an additive in animal feed across various countries in the region. The demand for animal feed is expected to rise in the coming years due to various initiatives by the Indian government to increase awareness regarding animal health and better feed practices among farmers.
Increased demand for dietary supplements and healthy drinks amongst health enthusiasts has fueled the growth of betaine market in Asia Pacific. Furthermore, several brands are introducing new personal care products which incorporate natural and biodegradable ingredients. As the demand for these products is rising due to the growing consciousness of consumers, the sale of betaines is gradually increasing in this domain.
On account of deteriorating environmental conditions, the Government of China implemented stringent policies which decreased the supply of raw materials (MCA and DMAPA) in the first half of 2017. As a result, the prices of betaine increased by 20% during 2015-2017. The report includes regional market scenario of feedstocks (DMAPA and MCA) along with country-wise price trends.
The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players covering their capacities, market share and latest turn of events such as mergers and acquisitions, capacity expansions and plant turnarounds in the Asia Pacific betaines market:
- BASF China Co. Ltd.
- Kao Chemical Corp Shanghai
- Evonik Specialty Chemicals Shanghai Co Ltd.
- Shanghai Kang Xin Chemical Co., Ltd.
- Weifang Sunwin Chemicals
- Miwon EOD Co., Ltd.
- Chemrez Technologies, Inc.
- Galaxy Surfactants Limited
EMR’s comprehensive report on the Asia Pacific Betaines Market offers additional insights on SWOT analysis, Porter's five forces analysis and value chain analysis. With this, it also provides price analysis of betaines in China, Japan and South East Asia.