Global Acetylated Starch Market: Overview
The normal starch has some undesired properties which can be eliminated by modifying the starch. Acetylation is the general technique that is preferred for starch modification. By the esterification process of acetic acid, acetic anhydride, vinyl acetate or the mixture of these, acetylated starch is obtained. The appearance of the unmodified starch is not altered while modifying it to acetylated starch. This improved quality of the acetylated starch is used widely in the food preparations and is also used as a binder in the paper industry.
Global Acetylated Starch Market: Segmentation
The market for the acetylated starch is globally fragmented into end use and application. Based on the end user, the global market is segregated into paper, food & beverages, textile, pharmaceuticals, and others. The food & beverages segment is sub-segregated into processed food, bakery products, functional food, and others. Based on the application, the market is categorized into thickening agent, emulsifier, gelling agent, stabilizing agent, and binding agent.
Global Acetylated Starch Market: Growth Factors
The factors that are driving the acetylated starch market are the continuous developments in the product and the technological advancements. Acetylated starch has features such as improved solubility, stability, and resistance to retrogradation; thus they are being widely used in the food sector for the production of bakery products, processed food, and functional food. The food texture is improved and the nutritional value is also increased by the usage of the acetylated starch in the food products. Thus, the factors that are propelling the acetylated starch market to grow are increased the inclination of the consumers towards the functional food and the growing health conscious behavior. However, there are certain factors that may limit the market growth which includes the modified starch when compared to normal starch is partially digestible thus causing the infants improper digestion problems. Continuous developments are being made in the techniques of starch modification; the genetically modified starch is becoming popular and may change the chemical modification method, thus negatively impacting the acetylated starch market.
Global Acetylated Starch Market: Regional Analysis
The global acetylated starch market is regionally diversified into Latin America, the Middle East & Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. The acetylated starch market is dominant in the North America owing to the increasing inclination of the customers towards processed food, convenient food, and functional food options thus driving the market growth. The market in Asia Pacific is growing up with a lot of opportunities owing to the change in the consumption pattern and the increase in the investments. Hence, the manufacturers find this region potentially good. Europe is also having a significant market growth. Factors that contribute to this market growth is the rapid development in the food industry and the change in the consumer’s behavior.
Global Acetylated Starch Market: Competitive Players
The key market players that are involved in the acetylated starch market include Vdelta Co., Ltd., Asia Fructose Co., Ltd., Roquette Group, Banpong Tapioca Flour Industrial Co. Ltd., Visco Starch, Chai Prasit Products Co., Ltd., and Tate & Lyle Plc.
Global Acetylated Starch Market: Regional Segment Analysis
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