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Global Chitin and Chitosan Market

  • September 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 185 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Chitin and Chitosan in Metric Tons. The market for Chitin is analyzed by the following derivatives: Glucosamine, Chitosan, and Others. The market for Chitosan is analyzed by the following End-Use Applications: Water Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products, and Miscellaneous. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 32 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Advanced Biopolymers AS
Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH
KYTOSAN® USA, LLC
Kunpoong Bio Co., Ltd.
Meron Biopolymers

Table Of Contents

Global Chitin and Chitosan Market



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Introduction to Biopolymers I-3
Chitin I-4
Glucosamine - A Major Derivative of Chitin I-4
Chitosan I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-1
Chitin Derivatives II-2
Chitosan Market by End-Use II-2

2. MARKET DYANMICS II-3
Biopolymers Vs. Fossil Fuels II-3
Fuel Cells - A Potential Application Market II-3
Renewable Chemicals: Another Potential Market II-4
Glucosamine Sourced from Vegetables to Exhibit Growth II-5
Chitosan - An Eco-Friendly Renewable Resource for Water Treatment II-5
Nutraceuticals to Drive Growth II-7
Use of Chitosan in Bioanalytical Sciences to Boom II-7
Trend towards Natural Skincare Products Augurs Well for Market
Growth II-8
Plant Protection Applications to Boost Prospects II-8
Use in Improving Crop Yields Draws Attention II-10
Plant Nutrition and Chitin: Evolving Role II-10
Chitosan as an Antitranspirant? II-11
Chitin for Plant Nutrition II-11
Combating Biotic Stress: A Promising Future II-12
Abiotic Stress and Chitin II-12
Medical Textiles and Biological Dressings - Opportunities in Store II-13
Potential Applications in Medicine to Garner Growth II-13
Treatment of Tumors and Leukemia II-14
Potential Substitutes in Acute Burn Wounds II-14
In Preparation of Anti-inflammatory Agents II-14
Aiding Bone Formation II-14
Chitosan as an Analgesic II-15
In Preventing Collagen Digestion by Collaganase II-15
In Minimizing Adhesion Formation and Epicardial Reaction II-15
Chitosan for Intestinal Delivery of Nitrofurantoin II-15
Efficacy of Chitosan Post-Treatment in Calcification Prevention II-15
In Treating Hypoinsulinaemia II-15
Effect of Chitosan DAC in Treating Chronic Renal Problems II-16
Chitin and Chitosan from FLS II-16
Controlled Release of Endothelial Cell Growth Factor from
Chitosan Albumin Micro Spheres for Localized Angiogenesis II-16
Factors Determining Long-Term Viability of Chitin and Chitosan II-16
Regulatory Concerns II-17

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-18
Biopolymers - An Introduction II-18
Applications of Biopolymers II-18
Degradation: No more a Problem with Biopolymers II-18
Synthesis of Biopolymers II-18
Forms of Biopolymers II-19
Starch and Glucose II-19
Linear Biopolymers II-19
Chitin and Chitosan: Most Common form of Natural Biopolymers II-19
Chitin II-19
Biochemical Similarities between Chitin and Cellulose II-20
Chitosan II-20
Evolution of Chitin and Chitosan II-20
Chitin and Chitosan: Chemical Structure II-21
Physical Forms of Chitosan and its Applications II-22
Production Process II-22
Properties of Chitin and Chitosan II-23
Chitin II-23
Chitosan II-23
Sources of Extraction II-24
Chitin II-24
One of the Nature's Most Common Organic Compound II-24
Chitin Extraction II-25
From Shells II-25
Industrial Manufacturing Process II-25

4. END-USE APPLICATIONS: A BROAD SPECTRUM II-26
General Applications II-26
Areas of Growth II-28
Glucosamine - A Major Derivative of Chitin II-28
Uses of Glucosamine II-29
Production Process II-29
Glucosamine Combats Arthritis? II-29
Glucosamine for Back Pain II-30
Water Treatment II-30
Chitin in Water Treatment II-30
Chitosan in Water Treatment II-31
Chitosan and Chitin in Textiles Industry II-31
Cosmetics and Toiletries II-32
Substitute to Chemical Formulations II-32
Moisturizing Agent II-32
In Hair Care Products II-32
Chitosan in Cosmetics and Toiletries II-33
Table 1: A Typical Moisturizing Lotion Containing Chitosan
(In %) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33
Food and Beverages II-34
Agrochemicals II-36
Use of Chitin in Non-Field Horticulture and Agriculture II-36
Health Care/Medical II-37
Miscellaneous Applications II-39
Observations Highlighting Chitin Properties II-40

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-45
TriStar Receives New Patent for Chitosan Technology II-45
Primex to Launch LipoSan Ultra® II-45
NanoStruck Technologies to Rename its Product Range II-45
NutraGenesis Unveils Orisett II-45
HKTU to Add Novel Natural Supplements to its Product Portfolio II-45
WavePharma Rolls Out Chitosan-Based Delivery System II-45
Marvelous Launches Osteo-Pet® II-45

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-46
KitoZyme Joined Forces with University of Liege II-46
ArcticSource1 Takes over Norwegian Chitosan II-46
Entellus Medical Inks Distribution Agreement with CogENT
Therapeutics II-46
BASF to Divest its Marine Biopolymers Business II-46

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-47
Advanced Biopolymers AS (Norway) II-47
Heppe Medical Chitosan GmbH (Germany) II-47
KYTOSAN® USA, LLC (US) II-47
Kunpoong Bio Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-47
Meron Biopolymers (India) II-48
Primex Ehf (Iceland) II-48
Zhejiang Candorly Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (China) II-48

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-49
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitin Derivatives by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 3: World Historic Review for Chitin Derivatives by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 4: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitin Derivatives by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Glucosamine by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 6: World Historic Review for Glucosamine by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Glucosamine by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 9: World Historic Review for Chitosan by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Other Chitin Derivatives by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 12: World Historic Review for Other Chitin Derivatives
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Chitin
Derivatives by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan Consumption by End-Use Application - Water Treatment,
Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and Beverages, Healthcare/Medical,
Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes,
Photography Products and Other End-Use Application Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 15: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption by
End-Use Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries,
Food and Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals,
Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography
Products and Other End-Use Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption
by End-Use Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics and
Toiletries, Food and Beverages, Healthcare/Medical,
Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes,
Photography Products and Other End-Use Application Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan Consumption in Water Treatment by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 18: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in
Water Treatment by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption
in Water Treatment by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan Consumption in Cosmetics and Toiletries by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 21: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in
Cosmetics and Toiletries by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption
in Cosmetics and Toiletries by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan Consumption in Food and Beverages by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 24: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in
Food and Beverages by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption
in Food and Beverages by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan Consumption in Healthcare/ Medical Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 27: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in
Healthcare/Medical Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption
in Healthcare/ Medical Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan Consumption in Agrochemicals by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 30: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in
Agrochemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption
in Agrochemicals by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan Consumption in Biotechnology Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 33: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in
Biotechnology Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption
in Biotechnology Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan Consumption in Pulp and Paper by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 36: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in
Pulp and Paper by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 37: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption
in Pulp and Paper by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan Consumption in Textile Finishes by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 39: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in
Textile Finishes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 40: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption
in Textile Finishes by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan Consumption in Photography Products by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 42: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in
Photography Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 43: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption
in Photography Products by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan Consumption in Other End-Use Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 45: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in
Other End-Use Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 46: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption
in Other End-Use Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-93


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Chitosan Market by End-use III-1
Value Sales of Glucosamine Dip during Economic Recession III-1
Demand to Grow in Dietary Supplements III-1
Treatment of Industrial Waste Waters - A Major Application
of Chitin III-2
Product Launches III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-3
Key Players III-3
B.Market Analytics III-4
Table 47: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitin Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine,
Chitosan and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 48: US Historic Review for Chitin Derivatives by
Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 49: US 15-Year Perspective for Chitin Derivatives by
Product Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 50: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Chitosan by End-Use Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics and
Toiletries, Food and Beverages, Healthcare/ Medical,
Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile
Finishes, Photography Products and Other End-Use Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 51: US Historic Review for Chitosan by End-Use
Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals,
Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography
Products and Other End-Use Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 52: US 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by End-Use
Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Water
Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and Beverages,
Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp and
Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products and Other
End-Use Application Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

2. CANADA III-10
A.Market Analysis III-10
Current and Future Analysis III-10
Chitosan Market by End-use III-10
Product Launch III-10
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 53: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Chitin Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine,
Chitosan and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 54: Canadian Historic Review for Chitin Derivatives by
Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 55: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Chitin
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 56: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Chitosan by End-Use Application - Water Treatment,
Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and Beverages, Healthcare/
Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile
Finishes, Photography Products and Other End-Use Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 57: Canadian Historic Review for Chitosan by End-Use
Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals,
Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography
Products and Other End-Use Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 58: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Water Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology,
Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products and
Other End-Use Application Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

3. JAPAN III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Current and Future Analysis III-17
Chitosan Market by End-use III-17
Biomedical Applications - Potential Growth Segment III-17
Product Launch III-17
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 59: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Chitin Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine,
Chitosan and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 60: Japanese Historic Review for Chitin Derivatives by
Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 61: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Chitin
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 62: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Chitosan by End-Use Application - Water Treatment,
Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and Beverages, Healthcare/
Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile
Finishes, Photography Products and Other End-Use Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 63: Japanese Historic Review for Chitosan by End-Use
Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals,
Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography
Products and Other End-Use Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 64: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Water Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology,
Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products and
Other End-Use Application Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

4. EUROPE III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Market Overview III-24
Current and Future Analysis III-24
Chitosan Market by End-use III-24
Strategic Corporate Developments III-25
Key Players III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 65: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Chitin Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine,
Chitosan and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 66: European Historic Review for Chitin Derivatives by
Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 67: European 15-Year Perspective for Chitin
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 68: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Chitosan by End-Use Application - Water Treatment,
Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and Beverages, Healthcare/
Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile
Finishes, Photography Products and Other End-Use Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 69: European Historic Review for Chitosan by End-Use
Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food
and Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals,
Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography
Products and Other End-Use Application Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 70: European 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Water Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology,
Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products and
Other End-Use Application Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Current and Future Analysis III-32
Focus on Select Markets III-32
China - Major Market III-32
Focus on Major Issues III-32
Thailand III-33
Key Players III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 71: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Chitin Derivatives by Product Derivative -
Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 72: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Chitin
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 73: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Chitin
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 74: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Chitosan by End-Use Application - Water
Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and Beverages,
Healthcare/ Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp and
Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products and Other
End-Use Application Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 75: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Chitosan by
End-Use Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics and
Toiletries, Food and Beverages, Healthcare/Medical,
Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile
Finishes, Photography Products and Other End-Use Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 76: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Water Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology,
Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products and
Other End-Use Application Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

6. REST OF WORLD III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Current and Future Analysis III-40
Chitosan Market by End-use III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 77: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Chitin Derivatives by Product Derivative -
Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 78: Rest of World Historic Review for Chitin
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 79: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Chitin
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 80: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Chitosan by End-Use Application - Water
Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and Beverages,
Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp and
Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products and Other
End-Use Application Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 81: Rest of World Historic Review for Chitosan by
End-Use Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics and
Toiletries, Food and Beverages, Healthcare/Medical,
Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp and Paper, Textile
Finishes, Photography Products and Other End-Use Application
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 82: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Water Treatment, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Food and
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology,
Pulp and Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products and
Other End-Use Application Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 32

The United States (7)
Japan (2)
Europe (10)
- Germany (2)
- Rest of Europe (8)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (13)

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