Scleroglucan Market Outlook:

Exopolysaccharides obtained by a range of microorganisms find multifarious industrial applications in foods, pharmaceutical, and other industries as stabilizers, binders, emulsifiers, thickening agents, lubricants, and gelling agents. One such exopolysaccharide is Scleroglucan. It is a natural polysaccharide obtained by fermentation of the filamentous fungi Athelia rolfsii. Scleroglucan is intended for drug delivery system improvement. More accurately, scleroglucan is appropriate for the making of ocular formulations and sustained-release tablets. This rare Polysaccharide offers antiviral actions against Herpes Virus.
Scleroglucan also possess usage in agriculture formulations. In a view to being a substitute for the Xanthan gum, scleroglucan may possibly be useful in food manufacturing where a heating process is involved, due to the thermal stability that it displays.
Despite its unique thickening and stabilizing properties, which could be exploited in various foodstuff, at present scleroglucan is not used much due to cost constraints, which is a restraint of the market.

Emerging as the Replacement for Xanthan Gum, Scleroglucan is Generating Demand from Various Industries

Scleroglucan obtained by a selection of microbes are chemically well defined and have attained global attention due to their unique and novel physical properties. Scleroglucan is rapidly developing as a new and industrially important source of polymeric materials, which are gradually becoming economically competitive. The global scleroglucan market is on the rise owing to the increasing demand coming from several end users. Among all the industries, the oilfield industry is generating maximum demand; however, going forward, the food and beverage industry is expected to lead the market in the coming years. Scleroglucan is considered as a replacement for xanthan gum, and it also possesses much better properties than xanthan gum. It can also be used in cosmetics due to its unique features such as high water retention properties, and it also helps in reducing skin roughness. Its primary use in cosmetics is in a facial mask.Its superiority over other polysaccharides and emergence as a better substitute to xanthan gum is another dynamic boosting the scleroglucan market. This aspect has resulted in the maximization of demand from various sectors including oilfield, cosmetics, agrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals.

Global Scleroglucan Market – Key Players:

Key market players identified in the global Scleroglucan market include Cargill, Inc., ELICITYL, Carbosynth Limited, Parchem, CarboMer, Inc., Shandong Qilu Biotechnology Group Co. Ltd., General Mills, CECA (Arkema), Mero Rousselot Satia Gmbh, Sanofi S.A., Food Ingredients (Germany), among others.

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Opportunities for Scleroglucan Participants:

Scleroglucan is gaining great commercial significance, as they are engaged in the stabilization of foods, development of several industrial and pharmaceutical compounds. Pharmaceuticals is generating attractive demand for scleroglucan for its unique properties. The use of scleroglucan as the antimicrobial, antitumor and antiviral compound has been investigated. Scleroglucan has shown immune stimulatory effects compared to other biopolymers, and its prospective contribution to the treatment of multiple diseases are taken into account in therapeutic regimens. These attractive properties have created a demand for scleroglucan in the medical market. Region wise, the scleroglucan market in the Asia Pacific is expected to witness lucrative growth owing to the increased demand from the food and beverage industry for various applications.
Europe is expected to dominate the market, followed by North America. Also, owing to massive competition between different polysaccharides including scleroglucan for industrial applications, several advanced techniques, and methodologies have been discovered by several R&Ds and researchers to explore their structural backbone. Increasing competition and expansion of Research and Development is expected to have a positive impact on the scleroglucan market.

By Region, the Scleroglucan market is segmented into:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

Brief Approach to Research

The analysis on Scleroglucan market will be done a modeling-based approach and triangulation methodology to estimate data covered in this report. A detailed market understanding and assessment of the flavor, application and encapsulation process of the segments included in the study is followed by carrying out a demand-side approach to estimate the sales of target segments, which is then cross-referenced with a supply-side assessment of value generated over a pre-defined period. The statistics and data are collected at a regional level, consolidated and synthesized at a global scale to estimate the overall market sizes.

Key Data Points Covered in the Report

Some of the key data points covered in our report include:

  • An overview of the Scleroglucan market, including background and evolution
  • Macroeconomic factors affecting the Scleroglucan market and its potential
  • Market dynamics impacting the growth
  • Detailed value chain analysis of the Scleroglucan market
  • The cost structure of the products and segments covered in the study
  • In-depth pricing analysis, by key segments, regions and by major participants present in Scleroglucan market
  • Analysis of supply and demand, such as top producing and consuming geographies, imports/exports and overall trade scenario of Scleroglucan market
  • Analysis of the market structure, including a tier-wise categorization of key market participants
  • Competitive landscape of the market, including detailed profiles of the top players in this market

The research report on Scleroglucan presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry-validated market data. It also includes projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. The research report provides analysis and information according to market segments such as geographies, application, and industry.

The Report Covers Exhaust Analysis on:

  • Market Segments
  • Market Dynamics
  • Market Size
  • Supply & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Technology
  • Value Chain


Regional Analysis Includes:

The report on Scleroglucan is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides an in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators, and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

Scleroglucan Market – Market Segmentation:

By Function, the Scleroglucan market is segmented into:

  • Thickening Agent
  • Suspension Agent
  • Membrane Shaping Agent
  • Agglomerating Agent

By End-use, the Scleroglucan market is segmented into:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Home Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Personal Care
  • Skin Care
  • Oil Industry
  • Mud Drilling
  • Spacer Fluids
  • Asphalt Emulsions
  • Adhesives
  • Water Colours
  • Printing Inks

Report Highlights:

  • A detailed overview of the parent market
  • Changing market dynamics in the industry
  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current, and projected market size in terms of volume and value
  • Recent industry trends and developments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Strategies of key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective on market performance
  • Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint

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