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Fatty Acid Ester Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis By Type (Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT), Glycerol Monostearate (GMS), Isopropyl Ester, Others), By Application (Personal Care & Cosmetics, Lubricants, Food Processing, Surfactants, Pharmaceuticals, Others) and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI102899 | Status : Ongoing



Fatty acids esters are the type of esters synthesized by dehydration of fatty acid and alcohol. Such esters have excellent lubricating qualities, solvency and oxidation resistance, and are hence used in products for skin & personal care, organic lubricants, paper processing, and water treatment. Biodiesels are usually fatty acid esters that are produced by the transesterification of vegetable fats and oils, resulting in the glycerol portion being substituted by another alcohol. Fatty acid methyl esteres (FAME) are fatty acid esters. The physical features of fatty acid esters are similar than pure vegetable oils to those of fossil diesel fuels, but their properties depend on the form of vegetable oil. A mixture of various methyl esters of fatty acids is widely referred to as biodiesel, an alternative fuel which is sustainable.

Low toxicity of fatty acid esters and the changing preference of end users to biodiesel over traditional diesel is expected to be one of the major factors driving the growth of the global fatty acid ester industry. The incremental transformation of the automobile sector to green mobility is expected to increase the growth of global fatty acid due to its low cost and biodegradable existence.

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Key Market Driver -

Rise in the usage of fatty acid esters as a green solvent anticipated to drive the global market

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Key Market Restraint -

The high cost of the fatty acid esters coupled with the high cost of procuring raw materials is expected to hamper the growth of this market in near future

However,the high cost of fatty acid esters and the high cost of raw materials are likely to impede this market's development in the near future. The procesing cost of fatty acid esters is high and the developing regions such as Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa are not yet fully prepared to use the high cost technologies and hence, it could hamper the market for fatty acid esters.

Market Segmentation:

Based on type, the market for fatty acid ester is further segmented into medium chain triglycerides (mct), glycerol monostearate (gms), isopropyl ester and others. Based on application, the market is segmented into personal care & cosmetics, lubricants, food processing, surfactants, pharmaceuticals, others. From a geographical standpoint, the market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Key Players Covered:

The global fatty acid ester is fairly fragmented, with a number of global & regional players operating. Some of the key players in the fatty acid ester Market includes Cargill Inc., DuPont, Estelle Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Evonik Industries, Faci Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Fine Organics, KLK Oleo, Metroshen International Corporation, Oleon N.V., TCI Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. and others.

Key Insights

  • New Advancements in Production Technologies

  • Key Trends in the Fatty Acid Ester

  • New Product Launches, Expansions, Key Players

  • Ranking of Key Players in the Market

Regional Analysis:

The fatty acid ester has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia-Pacific region dominates the fatty acid ester in terms of both consumption and production. The fatty acid ester is anticipated to witness an increasing demand from India, China, and other countries of the Asia Pacific region. The growing end-use industries such as personal care and cosmetics, food, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, and others including detergents and surfactants, adhesives, and coatings are likely to accelerate this market's growth and generate high regional demand.

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North America is seeing substantial growth due to high personal disposable income that has resulted in increased consumption of fried, unhealthy foods, which in turn raised national rates of obesity. Increasing public understanding of fitness, fashion, and attractiveness with a constructive desire to add to the world has fostered their appetite in the United States and Canada. Europe and Latin America are expected to see significant growth during the prediction era. This increase can be due to the use of fatty acid esters in various processed foods as emulsifiers and stabilisers.




By Type

  • Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)

  • Glycerol Monostearate (GMS)

  • Isopropyl Ester

  • Others

By Application

  • Personal Care & Cosmetics

  • Lubricants

  • Food Processing

  • Surfactants

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (USA, Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, Taiwan, India, South Korea, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

Fatty Acid Easter Industry Developments

  • March 2020, Matangi Industries LLP, a specialty chemicals company announced expansion plans for its performance chemicals facility, which includes production of fatty acid esters. The company’s production capacity has became 14,400 tons per year after expansion.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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