Bone glues are adhesives derived from animal sources such as bone and skins. Bone glues are safe and eco-friendly collagen. Bone glues are obtained from the bovine bone and dried swim bladder of fish. The common procedure for the production of bone glues comprises of the procurement of animal bones and further treatment for extraction of collagen. Collagens are obtained through washing, boiling under pressure and de-mineralization of animal bones. Bone glues are biodegradable and also an alternative for conventional adhesives. There is no need to remove them once they are healed. Bone glues are used in orthopaedic surgery especially for the fixation of fractures. Gelatin, a form of animal glues is used for making capsules and for vitamin embedding. People suffering from arthritis use gelatine capsules as supplement. Gelatin also supports the growth of skin, hail and nail. It is also used for anti aging treatments. Some of the side effects of gelatine supplements are stomach problem, burping and bloating. Soft and hard gelatin capsules are two important types of gelatin capsules which are used in pharmaceuticals. Bone glues and gelatin are also used in food and beverages, photography, breweries industry and book publishing.
Europe followed by North America are dominating the global market for bone glues due to increased use of gelatine and bone glues in pharmaceuticals products and rising incidence of osteoarthritis in these region. Asia is expected to show high growth rate in the next five years in global bone glues market due to rising aging population. Some of the key driving forces for the growth of bone glue market in emerging countries such as China Brazil and India are increasing prevalence of bone and joint related diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
In recent time there is increased use of bone glues and gelatine due to growing pharmaceuticals and food and beverages industry, as large number of capsules and vitamins are made from gelatin. Growing demand for health supplements and increasing awareness for healthcare are some of the key factors driving the growth of the global bone glues market. In addition, rising incidence of osteoarthritis is also fuelling the growth of the global bone glues market. However, strict regulation for the approval of medicines and high production cost are restraining the growth of the global bone glues market.
Growing preference for non-animal alternatives to gelatine and herbal medicines could be a major challenge for the growth of the global bone glues market. Increasing demand for bone glues in adhesives market is one of the trends for the growth of the global bone glues market. In addition, increasing demand for hard and soft gelatin capsules in pharmaceutical industry is also a trend for the global bone glues market. Some of the major companies operating in the global bone glues market are AB Vickers Ltd., Corngroup Inc., Gelita AG, Murphy and Son Ltd. and Kerry Ingredients and Flavours. Some other companies include Amstel Products BV, Sonac BV, Eaton Corp. and Ewald-Gelatine GmbH.
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