North America Betaines Market Key Insights:
- Types: Natural and Synthetic
- Feedstock: MCA, DMAPA & Fatty Acids
- Market Performance & Price Trends 2018
- Market Analysis & Outlook 2019-2024
- Project Details & Costs Involved
Due to its biodegradable nature and great foaming abilities, there is a high demand for betaines in the HPC industry which is providing impetus to its production in North America, especially in the United States. As a result, the betaines market in North America is expected to reach a volume of around 200 KMT by 2024 and the global betaines market is projected to expand at a CAGR of about 4% during 2018-2024.
Betaine: Properties and Applications
Betaine is naturally present in quinoa, beef, cereals, shrimp, sugar beet, broccoli, spinach, brown rice and sweet potato. The consumption of these products helps in reducing fat, enhancing muscle strength, improving metabolism and curing various heart diseases. Owing to these health benefits, betaine is used in the food industry to manufacture a variety of food products. Apart from this, it is also utilized as an additive in animal feed due to its high nutrition content. Moreover, it has high water retention capability due to which it is utilized in the production of cosmetics and toiletries.
Although synthetic betaine holds the largest market share, natural betaine is anticipated to experience rapid growth on account of increasing awareness about the adverse effects of synthetic betaine. Depending on the specific grade required, MCA, DMAPA and fatty acids are the key raw materials employed in the production of betaine.
Applications of betaine include:
- Animal Feed
- Food and Beverage
- Personal Care Products
Multifarious applications of betaine in different industries have led to its increased demand in the United States and Canada. Rising intake of nutritive food products, dietary supplements and sports drinks among health enthusiasts across the region are expected to drive the market growth. Further, the rising demand for organic and premium cosmetic products at a range of price points in the United States are also contributing to the sales of betaines in the region.
Personal care represents the leading end-use segment and is anticipated to maintain its position in the coming years. Betaine is widely used in the production of cleansing lotions, creams, body washes, hand soaps, shampoos and baby products.
A decline in crude oil rates has led to a fall in the prices of raw materials owing to which the prices of betaines decreased by about 5% in 2015. Nonetheless, changing demand scenario is expected to increase the prices of betaine by 2-3% in the forecasted period. Detailed market analysis including the regional price trends and market scenario of feedstocks such as MCA and DMAPA is offered in this report.
Several companies are investing in R&D to improve their product portfolio and introducing bio-based home and personal care products. For instance, BASF collaborated with Solazyme and launched algae-based betaine for foam-based products like liquid soaps and shampoos.
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 North America betaines market:
- E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
- Solvay North America, LLC
- Stepan Company
- Colonial Chemical, Inc.
- Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
- BASF Corporation
- American Crystal Sugar Company
- Inolex Chemical Company
EMR’s comprehensive report on the North America Betaines Market also offers additional insights on value chain analysis, SWOT analysis and Porter's five forces analysis. Moreover, it also includes an intricate price analysis of the consumption and production of betaines in Canada and the United States of America.