Global Lactic Acid Industry

  • April 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 166 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Lactic Acid in Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives, and Other Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 31 companies including many key and niche players such as Archer Daniels Midland Company, CSM N.V., PURAC, Galactic S.A., Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Co. Ltd., Musashino Chemical Laboratory, Ltd., and Musashino Chemical (China) Co., Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Cosmetic Products I-4
Biodegradable Plastics I-4
Food Additives I-4
Snacks, Beverages and Confectionaries I-4
Other Emerging Applications I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
A Quick Primer II-1
Biodegradable Plastics: A Rapidly Emerging End-Use Market II-1
Polylactide (PLA): A Key Biodegradable Polymer II-2
PLA Demand Surpasses Supply II-2
Bioplastics Demand Fosters Growth of Global PLA Market II-2
Demand for Lactic Acid-Based Biopolymers On the Rise II-3
Technological Developments Infuse Vigor Into the Market II-3
Table 1: Lactic Acid Production and Costs Forecasts for the
Year 2015 II-3

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-4
Building Block for Polylactide II-4
Lactic Acid Producing Microorganisms II-4
Uses of Lactic Acid II-4
Lactic Acid for Nutritional Fortification II-5
Role of Lactic Acid in Enhancing Flavors II-5
Major End Use Applications II-6
Cosmetic Products II-6
Biodegradable Plastics II-6
Food Preservatives II-6
Food Products II-6
Snacks, Beverages and Confectionaries - Applications Galore II-6
Emerging Applications II-6
Lactic Acid Vis-À-Vis Developmental Applications II-7
Lactic Acid Bacteria - Potential Uses in Oral Medication II-7

3. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT II-8
Lactic Acid Not the Culprit for Muscle Fatigue II-8
Kansas State University Develops Meat Treatment Process Using
Lactic Acid II-8
Yakult’s Discovery: Milk Containing Lactic Acid Prevents Cancer II-8
Tsukada Milk Develops Fermented Milk Product II-8
Lactic Acid helps to Battle Against Hay Fever II-8
Lactic Acid reduces Pathogens in Food II-9
Lactic Acid fights Mycotoxin II-9
Genetically Engineered Lactic-Acid Bacteria helps to make
Biodegradable Plastic II-9
Lactic Acid finds New Source II-9
B-LC-20 to fight Listeria II-9

4. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS/ BREAKTHROUGHS II-10
3M Develops a New Test for Lactic Acid Bacteria Monitoring in
Food Samples II-10
Myriant Develops Process for Producing Bio-based Chemicals
from Cellulosic Materials II-10
Research for Production of Polylactic Acid from Cheese and
Sugarcane By-Products II-10
Cargill Engineers New Yeast for Use as Biocatalyst in Lactic
Acid Production II-11
Chr Hansen Develops Cardi-04 Bacteria II-11
Suntory Discovers New Lactic Acid Bacterium II-11
Microorganisms for Lactic Acid Manufacturing - Promoting
Biodiversity II-11
Xinte Science and Technology Development Co Develops New
Technology II-11

5. LACTIC ACID and LACTIC ACID BASED PRODUCT INNOVATIONS II-12
CHR Hansen Introduces a New Lactic Acid Bacteria Jamaa in India II-12
Nature Works to Launch Ingeo M700 Lactide, a Polymer- Grade
Lactide II-12
Galactic Launches Galacid Powder, a Lactic Acid Powder for
Bakery Applications II-12
JSR Corp to Launch Biolloy, a PLA-based, Highly Tough, Bioplastic II-12
Yakult Launches Medicated Apacoat S.E.h Toothpaste II-13
Yakult Expands Revecy Skin Care Portfolio II-13
Purac Unveils Purac Fit Plus II-13

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/LAUNCHES - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-14
EM Japan Launches Shizen No Chikara EMW II-14
Zukay Live Foods Launches First Line of Probiotic Condiments II-14
Procyte Launches Facial Peel Kit II-14
Doak Dermatologics Introduces Two New Products II-14
Purac Brings up Fresh Solutions for PLA Bio-Plastic Industry II-14
Rapross Pharma Introduces Cefirap II-15
3M Introduces Teat Dip Concentrate II-15
CALPIS Launches Calorie-Free Beverage II-15
Nomura Milk brings in GABA Enriched Yogurt II-15
Kagome to Introduce Lactobacillus-based Drink II-15
Yakult Introduces Intestinal Remedy II-15

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-16
Jungbunzlauer Forays into Lactic Acid Market II-16
CSM Acquires Remaining Stake in Joint Venture from Cargill II-16
Yakult Honsha to Establish New Plant in US II-16
Prayon Acquires Stake in THT II-16
Purac and Sulzer Collaborate II-16
Sanofi-aventis Secures FDA Approval for Sculptra Aesthetic II-17
Myriant to Establish New Biorefinery Facility II-17

8. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-18
Symrise Takes Over Hansen Flavours Business II-18
Taisho Pharmaceuticals Takes Over Biofermin II-18
Nitrokemia to Establish New Lactic Acid Plant II-18
CIAC and Zhejiang Hisun Group Collaborate II-18
Purac Unveils Lactic Acid Factory II-18
Purac Takes Over Meat Lactates Business from Wilke Resources II-18
Purac to Shut Down Lactic Acid Facilities in Europe II-19
Japanese Researchers Develop Lactobacillus Pentosus Composition II-19
Nitrokemia Partners with NordBioChem to Build a New Plant II-19
Integrated Genomics and Arla Ink a Collaboration Agreement II-19

9. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-20
Archer Daniels Midland Company (US) II-20
CSM N.V. (The Netherlands) II-20
PURAC (The Netherlands) II-20
Galactic S.A. (Belgium) II-21
Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Co., Ltd. (China) II-21
Musashino Chemical Laboratory, Ltd. (Japan) II-21
Musashino Chemical (China) Co., Ltd. (China) II-22

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-23
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 3: World Historic Review for Lactic Acid by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 4: World 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid in Cosmetic Products by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 6: World Historic Review for Lactic Acid in Cosmetic
Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid in Cosmetic
Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid in Biodegradable Plastics by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 9: World Historic Review for Lactic Acid in
Biodegradable Plastics by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid in
Biodegradable Plastics by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid in Food Additives by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 12: World Historic Review for Lactic Acid in Food
Additives by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid in Food
Additives by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for
Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 15: World Historic Review for Lactic Acid in Other
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid in Other
Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for
Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Import and Export Statistics III-1
Table 17: US Lactic Acid (Including Salts and Esters) Market
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by
Country for Canada, Mexico, Israel, Japan, China, Ireland,
Germany, Taiwan, Russia, UK, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1

Table 18: US Polylactic Acid (In Primary Form) Market
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by
Country for Taiwan, Netherlands, South Korea, Japan,
Canada, Italy, China, Mexico, Belgium, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1

Table 19: US Lactic Acid (Including Salts and Esters) Market
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by
Country for Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, China, Japan,
Belgium, Germany, Brazil, India,and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 20: US Polylactic Acid (In Primary Form) Market
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by
Country for Netherlands, Canada, Japan, UK, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
B.Market Analytics III-3
Table 21: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 22: US Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 23: US 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Cosmetic
Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

2. CANADA III-6
A.Market Analysis III-6
Trade Statistics III-6
Table 24: Canadian Lactic Acid (Including Salts and Esters)
Market (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value
by Country for US, Netherlands, Malaysia and Germany
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 25: Canadian Lactic Acid (Including Salts and Esters)
Market (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value
by Country for US, Malaysia, Netherlands, China, Spain,
Germany, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 26: Canadian Polylactic Acid (In Primary Form) Market
(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by
Country for US, Italy, Netherlands, Thailand and Norway
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
B.Market Analytics III-7
Table 27: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 28: Canadian Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 29: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and
2017(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

3. JAPAN III-10
Market Analytics III-10
Table 30: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 31: Japanese Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 32: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

4. EUROPE III-13
Market Analytics III-13
Table 33: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Lactic Acid by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 34: European Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 35: European 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 36: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 37: European Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 38: European 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

4a. FRANCE III-19
Market Analytics III-19
Table 39: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 40: French Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 41: French 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4b. GERMANY III-22
Market Analytics III-22
Table 42: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 43: German Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 44: German 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4c. ITALY III-25
Market Analytics III-25
Table 45: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 46: Italian Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 47: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-28
Market Analytics III-28
Table 48: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 49: UK Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 50: UK 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Cosmetic
Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

4e. SPAIN III-31
Market Analytics III-31
Table 51: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 52: Spanish Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 53: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4f. RUSSIA III-34
Market Analytics III-34
Table 54: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 55: Russian Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 56: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-37
Market Analytics III-37
Table 57: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic
Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 58: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 59: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
China - An Important Market III-40
PLA Manufacturers Gearing Up to Meet Surging Demand in China III-40
Production Scenario in the Recent Past III-41
Table 60: Lactic Acid Market in China (2007): Production of
Lactic Acid in Tones by Leading Manufacturers (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 61: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic
Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 62: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 63: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-45
Market Analytics III-45
Table 64: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 65: Middle East Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 66: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

7. LATIN AMERICA III-48
Market Analytics III-48
Table 67: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic
Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 68: Latin American Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 69: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2003,
2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 31 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 34)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 5
Japan 7
Europe 10
The United Kingdom 1
Rest of Europe 9
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 12
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