Modified Starch Market

Date: 2016-05

Starch is a carbohydrate consisting of large number of glucose units joined by glycosidic bonds. This starch is modified by physical, chemical and biotechnological means. Modified starch is used as thickeners as they provide stable viscosity and homogeneity under varying pH conditions, freezing and high heat conditions. This market can be split into segments like raw materials, function, application and region in a broad manner. Each of these can be further split into significant segments which are individual markets with each growing at a fast rate. Based on the types of raw materials commercially available, the market is categorized in to various categories such as corn, wheat, potato, tapioca and others. Each type varies greatly and the composition is different with different technical specifications. The key user segments include animal feed, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages and cosmetics.
The main factor owing to the growth of this industry is booming packaged food sector in emerging nations such as APAC and Latin America. Modified starch has wide range of applications in food industry as a fat replacer, texture improver, and nutritional value enhancer and so on. In addition, the functional advantages of modified ones over native starch in terms of solubility, viscosity and stability facilitates a robust platform for the wide spread use of these additives in packaged food production. Moreover, growing popularity of modified starch as a fat replacer is driven by the increasing demand for low-calorie foods coupled.
Modified starch is used as a binder to consolidate the mass and also to prevent it from drying out during cooking (sausages and processed meats); it acts as a stabilizer in food and beverages. Cargill Inc., Archer Daniel Midlands (ADM), Ingredion and more are some of the key market players in the modified starch market.
The overall market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and the key countries in each region. The market has been segmented in to four regions Americas, Europe, Asia-pacific and Rest of the World. Competitive landscape for industry and market players are profiled with attributes of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments. The key players profiled in this report include Cargill Inc., ADM, Avebe U.A., Ingredion Inc., and others. Cargill and Archer Daniel Midlands (ADM) are the two key market players in the modified starch market, where Cargill itself accounts for 15% of the market, followed by Archer Daniel Midlands with 13% in 2014

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