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Worldwide Chitosan Industry to 2026 - Featuring Primes EHF, Meron Biopolymers and Kitozyme Among Others

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Dublin, July 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Chitosan Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to's offering.

The global chitosan market reached a value of US$ 2.49 Billion in 2020. Chitosan is a naturally occurring deacetylated chitin which is extracted from the hard outer-skeleton or shells of shrimps, crabs and lobsters, along with mushrooms and yeasts. It is primarily used as an ingredient in medicines for treating various conditions, such as kidney failure, obesity, anemia, high cholesterol levels, hyperphosphatemia, insomnia and Crohn's disease. In the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, chitosan is utilized in the development of edible films; as a filler in tablets; a carrier in controlled-release drugs and to improve the dissolvability of certain medicinal salts. Having antibacterial and antifungal properties, chitosan is extensively used as a natural antimicrobial agent in the cosmetics, agricultural and food industries.

The growing pharmaceutical industry, along with the increasing requirement for wastewater treatment across the globe represent the key factors driving the growth of the market. In the pharmaceutical industry, chitosan being a biomaterial with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties is gaining demand in the production of biomedical and tissue regeneration devices, hemodialysis membranes, and implant coatings for drug delivery systems. Furthermore, its demand is also increasing in the water treatment plants for eliminating impurities present in the industrial, municipal, and commercial waste, including heavy minerals, phosphorous and oils. It is also used as a flocculating, coagulating, and chelating agent, which is further acting as a major growth-inducing factor. Additionally, owing to its non-toxic nature, chitosan is increasingly being adopted as a food additive and dietary supplement. Other factors contributing to the market growth include various government policies aimed to improve the quality of surface, ground and drinking water, coupled with the enhanced research and development (R&D) to develop chitosan from non-aquatic sources. Looking forward, the publisher expects the global chitosan market to exhibit strong growth during the forecast period (2021-2026).

Key Market Segmentation:

The publisher provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global chitosan market report, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional, and country-level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, grade, source, and application.

Report Coverage:

  • Historical, Current and Future Market Trends

Market Breakup by Grade:

  • Industrial Grade

  • Food Grade

  • Pharmaceutical Grade

Market Breakup by Source:

  • Shrimp

  • Crab

  • Squid

  • Krill

  • Others

Market Breakup by Application:

  • Water Treatment

  • Food & Beverages

  • Cosmetics

  • Medical & Pharmaceuticals

  • Agrochemicals

  • Others

Market Breakup by Region:

  • Asia Pacific

  • Europe

  • North America

  • Middle East and Africa

  • Latin America

Competitive Landscape:

The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Primex EHF, Heppe Medical Chitosan, Advanced Biopolymers AS, Meron Biopolymers, Kitozyme, Golden-Shell Biochemical, FMC Corporation, Agratech, Axio Biosolutions, Marshall Marine Products, etc.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

1. What was the global chitosan market size in 2020?
2. What will be the chitosan market outlook during the forecast period (2021-2026)?
3. What are the major global chitosan market drivers?
4. What are the major trends in the global chitosan market?
5. What is the impact of COVID-19 on the global chitosan market?
6. What is the global chitosan market breakup by the grade?
7. What is the global chitosan market breakup by source?
8. What is the global chitosan market breakup by application?
9. What are the major regions in the global chitosan market?
10. Who are the leading chitosan manufacturers?

Key Topics Covered:

1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Chitosan Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Impact of COVID-19
5.4 Market Breakup by Grade
5.5 Market Breakup by Source
5.6 Market Breakup by Application
5.7 Market Breakup by Region
5.8 Market Forecast

6 SWOT Analysis
6.1 Overview
6.2 Strengths
6.3 Weaknesses
6.4 Opportunities
6.5 Threats

7 Value Chain Analysis

8 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
8.1 Overview
8.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
8.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
8.4 Degree of Competition
8.5 Threat of New Entrants
8.6 Threat of Substitutes

9 Market Breakup by Grade
9.1 Industrial Grade
9.1.1 Market Trends
9.1.2 Market Forecast
9.2 Food Grade
9.2.1 Market Trends
9.2.2 Market Forecast
9.3 Pharmaceutical Grade
9.3.1 Market Trends
9.3.2 Market Forecast

10 Market Breakup by Source
10.1 Shrimp
10.1.1 Market Trends
10.1.2 Market Forecast
10.2 Crab
10.2.1 Market Trends
10.2.2 Market Forecast
10.3 Squid
10.3.1 Market Trends
10.3.2 Market Forecast
10.4 Krill
10.4.1 Market Trends
10.4.2 Market Forecast
10.5 Others
10.5.1 Market Trends
10.5.2 Market Forecast

11 Market Breakup by Application
11.1 Water Treatment
11.1.1 Market Trends
11.1.2 Market Forecast
11.2 Food & Beverages
11.2.1 Market Trends
11.2.2 Market Forecast
11.3 Cosmetics
11.3.1 Market Trends
11.3.2 Market Forecast
11.4 Medical & Pharmaceuticals
11.4.1 Market Trends
11.4.2 Market Forecast
11.5 Agrochemicals
11.5.1 Market Trends
11.5.2 Market Forecast
11.6 Others
11.6.1 Market Trends
11.6.2 Market Forecast

12 Market Breakup by Region
12.1 Asia Pacific
12.1.1 Market Trends
12.1.2 Market Forecast
12.2 Europe
12.2.1 Market Trends
12.2.2 Market Forecast
12.3 North America
12.3.1 Market Trends
12.3.2 Market Forecast
12.4 Middle East and Africa
12.4.1 Market Trends
12.4.2 Market Forecast
12.5 Latin America
12.5.1 Market Trends
12.5.2 Market Forecast

13 Price Analysis

14 Competitive Landscape
14.1 Market Structure
14.2 Key Players
14.3 Profiles of Key Players
14.3.1 Primex EHF
14.3.2 Heppe Medical Chitosan
14.3.3 Advanced Biopolymers AS
14.3.4 Meron Biopolymers
14.3.5 Kitozyme
14.3.6 Golden-Shell Biochemical
14.3.7 FMC Corporation
14.3.8 Agratech
14.3.9 Axio Biosolutions
14.3.10 Marshall Marine Products

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