The market for Propionic acid is anticipated to increase globally seeing its potential application in food, feed, and health industries because of its wide range of applications. Propionic acid is a carboxylic acid which occurs naturally. It is colorless oily liquid with pungent, rancid odor.
Propionic acid is also known by the name ethyl formic acid, carboxyethane, ethane carboxylic acid, carboxylic acid, etc. The reaction of carbon monoxide and ethylene produces propionic acid. The widespread consumption of canned food products has led to increased demand for food preservatives driving the Propionic acid market
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Market Trends and Drivers: Several factors are driving the growth of the propionic acid market:
- Increasing Food Safety Concerns: As consumers become more conscious of food safety and demand cleaner labels, the use of propionic acid as a natural preservative gains prominence.
- Livestock Health: The livestock industry’s focus on animal health and well-being boosts the demand for propionic acid as a feed additive. It helps prevent feed spoilage and improves animal growth rates.
- Sustainable Agriculture: The move towards sustainable farming practices has led to a greater adoption of propionic acid as an alternative to synthetic pesticides, reducing environmental impact.
- Pharmaceutical Advancements: The pharmaceutical sector’s ongoing research and development efforts drive the demand for propionic acid derivatives for drug synthesis.
Challenges and Sustainability: While propionic acid offers various benefits, the market also faces challenges:
- Regulatory Approval: Regulatory frameworks and approval processes can impact the use of propionic acid in different industries. Ensuring compliance with standards is crucial for manufacturers.
- Consumer Perception: While propionic acid is generally recognized as safe for use, some consumers might have concerns about its presence in food products. Education and transparency are important to address these concerns.
Sustainable Practices: Manufacturers are increasingly focused on sustainable production methods for propionic acid. Bio-based production using renewable feedstocks and environmentally friendly processes contribute to reducing the environmental footprint.
Some of the key players operating in the global Propionic acid market are
- The Dow chemical company
- Mitsubishi chemical holding
- Eastman Chemical Company
- The Perstorp Group
- Hawkins, Inc.
- Macco Organiques Inc
- Linde AG
Key Developments in propionic acid market:
- In June 1, 2017 BASF and SINOPEC expanded capacity for propionic acid in Nanjing, China. The expansion is due to growing demand for food and feed preservation which improves the shelf life of the product
- In December 11, 2017 Dow Industrial Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, announced plans to expand its propionic acid facility in Texas City, to meet the rising global demands
Propionic acid: Market Segmentation
On the basis of end user:
- Personal care
- Food and Beverages
On the basis of application:
- Food preservation and food additive
- Production of Cellulose acetate propionate
- Chemical intermediate for herbicides, pharmaceuticals, dyes, textile and rubber products, plastics, plasticizers etc.
On the basis of grade:
- Biotech/Analytical(high purity)
- Technical(low purity)
On the basis of region:
- North America
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- EU – 4 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain)
- BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg)
- NORDIC (Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden)
- Eastern Europe (Poland, Ukraine, Czech Rep., etc.)
- Rest of Europe
- CIS & Russia
- Greater China
- ASEAN Countries
- Rest of APEJ
- Middle East & Africa
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
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