Emulsifiers Market

Global Market Study on Emulsifiers Market: Increasing Demand of Mono Diglycerides in the Food & beverage Industry

Emulsifiers Market Segmented By Lactic Esters of Fatty Acids, Lecithin, Esters of Monoglycerides of Fatty Acid, Polysorbates, Polyglycerol Esters, Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate Product Types

Report ID: PMRREP12766

Number of Pages: 209

Format: PPT*, PDF, EXCEL

Industry: Food and Beverages

Published Date: December-2022

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Emulsifiers Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The market for emulsifiers can be expected to expand at a value-based CAGR of 5.7% and show an increase in revenue from US$ 5,607.9 Mn in 2023 to around US$ 9,721.5 Mn by 2033.

Emulsifiers Market Size (2023E)

US$ 5,607.9 Mn

Projected Sales of Emulsifiers (2033F)

US$ 9,721.5 Mn

Value CAGR (2023-2033)


Value Share of Top 4 Countries (2022E)


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Emulsifiers Consumption Analysis (2018-2022) Vs. Market Estimations (2023-2033)

The global emulsifiers market has witnessed significant growth in the historical period registering a CAGR of 5.7% in the historical period and was valued at US$ 5,607.9 Mn in 2023. Increasing number of companies are moving towards producing natural and organic skin care products. This is resulting in the increasing use of natural emulsifiers for organic hair care and skin care formulations. Hence, companies are investing in the research and development to make natural emulsifiers.

Emulsifiers used in food are also known as emulgents. Among the different emulsifiers, an egg is one of the oldest and most widely used. Emulsifiers are finding large application in chocolate and confectionery products providing various advantages during processing and storage. The primary emulsifiers used in chocolate are PGPR and lecithin. However, new emulsifiers are being developed to allow oil and water to be blended in a stable form for an extended period. Moreover, companies are also introducing semi-synthetic emulsifiers developed from natural ingredients but undergo a process. Semi-synthetic emulsifiers have found to be non-toxic and work better than natural emulsifiers.

The global market for emulsifiers is expected to reach an approximate valuation of US$ 9,721.5 Mn in the forecast period.

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What are the Key Trends in the Market for Emulsifiers?

Increasing Demand for Personal Care Products

Increasing demand for personal care products in the Asia Pacific is driving demand for lecithin. Ever increasing demand for personal care products and cosmetics also creates an opportunity for increased sales of ingredients. Revenue from the sale of personal care products and ingredients is forecast to increase substantially in countries such as India, China, Southeast Asia, and Japan over the forecast period. Lecithin is one of the ingredients used in the manufacturing of personal care products such as moisturizers and hair care products as it helps in dissolving powders and smoothening, and demand for lecithin is expected to increase significantly in the market in India over the next few years.

“Modern food processing techniques”

Regulatory bodies across the globe have also introduced various regulations on the production and use of emulsifiers. Moreover, some countries have also made it mandatory to list the emulsifier on a food label.

Modern food processing techniques are also resulting in the expansion of food production, influencing new food product development. New food products are being developed in segments such as dairy, bakery, and processed food. This is also driving the demand for emulsifiers in the food industry. Europe, North America, South Asia & Pacific, and East Asia are some of the regions witnessing growth in the emulsifiers market during the forecast period. Moreover, ongoing research on developing new emulsifiers for the food and personal care industry is also fuelling the growth of the global market for emulsifiers.

“Rising Demand for Low Fat Food”

As a result, health awareness among global consumers is witnessing a significant increase and is driving demand for low-fat food. Food manufacturers are focusing on developing novel ingredients that can reduce and control obesity, thus resulting in consumers making healthier choices concerning food products without affecting flavor and taste. Besides reducing fat content, emulsifiers help in maintaining the sensory characteristics of foods. This trait of making healthier food products with similar taste and low fat content has led to increased market adoption of emulsifiers.

Growing preference for low-fat foods and increasing demand for convenience foods and packed foods in Canada are factors primarily driving market growth in the country. Among the various food emulsifiers products, sales of products with lecithin are expected to increase at a reasonable rate in the market in Canada but demand for mono, di-glycerides & derivatives is expected to remain high till the end of the forecast period.

“Approving Usage of Emulsifiers as Flavor Enhancer”

Revenue potential from the Asia Pacific food emulsifiers market is most lucrative and governments in countries in the region are approving use of emulsifiers as a flavor enhancer. Compass Foods, a Singapore-based ingredients technology company, was given legal approval by the local regulatory bodies to offer its emulsifiers in the market in Indonesia as a flavor ingredient. The product is Kosher and Halal certified, which is a paramount factor in the market in Indonesia owing to its predominant Muslim population and strict laws that apply in this regard.

“Stringent Government Regulations on Food Additives”

Stringent government regulations in various countries are hampering the growth of the global food emulsifiers market. The US FDA has set safety standards to ensure that preservatives are safe enough for consumption. Several food emulsifiers are currently banned across various parts of the world, which in turn is acting as a barrier for the growth of the global food ingredients market.

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Country-wise Insights

What is the value share for the U.S. Emulsifiers market?

The U.S. food emulsifiers market has witnessed substantial growth recently. Demand for food emulsifiers such as mono, di-glycerides, and derivatives is relatively high in the market in the U.S. Revenue from the confectionery & bakery and convenience food segments have been increasing significantly in the recent past. The U.S. currently holds a value share of 21.0% in the global market and a valuation of US$ 1,191.5 Mn in 2023.

How is the European Emulsifiers Market Faring?

The European region holds 33% of the current market share and is valued at US$ 1,869.7 Mn in 2023.

France and Germany are considered the leading countries in terms of production of food emulsifiers. With rising demand for convenience and packaged foods, the food emulsifiers market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period.

Category-wise Insights

Which product type of emulsifiers accounts for high revenue generation?

The mono & di-glycerides of fatty acid product type holds the maximum value of US$ 1,271.1 Mn in 2023 and 22.5% of the value share. Monodiglycerides are often added to food products to extend their shelf life and can be used as an emulsifier. The increasing consumption of baked goods and dairy products, among others, are boosting the demand for food additives, which is fuelling the growth of the mono-diglycerides industry during the forecast period.

What is demand outlook for emulsifier in food & beverage industry application?

The food & beverage segment in the application holds a value of US$ 3,118.3 Mn and a value CAGR of 6.3% for our forecast duration. Compared to various industries such as pharmaceuticals, personal care, and others, emulsifiers are likely to find large applications in the food & beverage industry. In the food and beverage industry, emulsifiers are being widely used in bakery and confectionery products. Meanwhile, other products include dairy and frozen products, sauces and dressings, beverages, and meat and poultry. Increasing application in food products is leading companies to come up with emulsifiers that can fight against fat content in various food products.

Finding a clean-label emulsifier has emerged as the biggest challenge. Still, natural emulsifiers are not as effective as synthetic emulsifiers are. However, companies have found some natural alternatives to synthetic emulsifiers such as chickpea flour, potato fiber, bamboo fiber, mustard flour, and peanut flour. However, most of these natural ingredients did not remain an emulsion after a certain period.

Competitive Dashboard

The potential of the global emulsifiers and the co-emulsifiers market is analyzed regionally in terms of supply chain analysis, and market value analysis. In addition, a chapter on the market structure has also been added. The section provides an in-depth analysis of prominent industry competitors as well as expansion plans in the emulsifiers market. Players are also prioritizing innovation and they are investing in research and development activities. Increasing geographic presence and mergers & acquisitions are the key strategies inculcated by prominent players.

  • In September 2021, Corbion unveiled its Pristine 3000, the company's "most powerful dough conditioning invention ever," to complement its Pristine line of clean-label solutions. The approach allows bakers to overcome common issues such as wheat protein inconsistency and high-speed processing without relying on traditional treatments such as diacetyl tartaric acid ester of monoglycerides (DATEM) or gluten supplements.
  • In September 2020, Pectin, a fruit byproduct used in jams, dairy goods, confectionery, and beverages, is produced in a new plant built by the Brazilian division of US commodities merchant Cargill. Pectin can also be used as an emulsifier.

Emulsifiers Industry Report Scope



Forecast period


Historical data available for


Market analysis

USD million for value

Key regions covered

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

Key countries covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC countries
  • Turkey
  • Northern Africa
  • South Africa

Key market segments covered

  • Product
  • End Use Industries
  • Region

Key companies profiled

  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Cargill Incorporation.
  • Kerry Group
  • Puratos Group.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • DSM Nutritional Products
  • Palsgaard A/S
  • Stepan Company.
  • Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.
  • Corbion PLC
  • Others ( Available on Request)

Report Coverage

  • Market Forecast
  • Company Share Analysis
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Emulsifiers Industry Research by Category

By Product Type:

  • Lactic esters of fatty acids
    • Sodium stearoyl lactylate
    • Sodium behenoyl lactylate
    • Sodium isostearoyl lactylate
    • Sodium lauroyl lactylate
  • Lecithins
  • Mono & di-glycerides of fatty acid
  • Esters of monoglycerides of fatty acid
  • Polysorbates
  • Polyglycerol Esters
  • Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate
  • Others

By Application:

  • Food & Beverage
    • Bakery and Confectionery
    • Meat and Poultry
    • Sauces and Dressings
    • Dairy and Frozen Products
    • Beverages
    • Others
  • Industrial Applications
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal Care
  • Others

By Region:

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

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Companies Covered in This Report

  • Cargill Inc.
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Kerry Group
  • Puratos Group.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • DSM Nutritional Products
  • Palsgaard A/S
  • Stepan Company
  • Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.
  • Others (Available on Request)

Frequently Asked Questions

The global market for emulsifiers has a value of US$ 5,607.9 Mn in 2023.

The global market for emulsifiers has a value CAGR of 6.1% from 2017-2022.

The global market for emulsifiers has a value of US$ 9,721.5 Mn in 2033.

The global market for emulsifiers has a value CAGR of 5.7% from 2023-2033.

The top players in the global emulsifiers market include The Lubrizol Corporation, Cargill Incorporation, Kerry Group, Puratos Group, and The Dow Chemical Company, among others.

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