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Emulsifiers Market Research Report - Forecast Till 2030

Emulsifiers Market: Information by Chemical Structure (Natural, Synthetics, and Semi-Synthetic), Application (Food Products, Personal Care & Cosmetics Products, Pharmaceutical, Oilfield, Agrochemicals, and Others), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa)—Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/1185-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 140 pages

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The emulsifier market is expected to register a CAGR of approximately 6.4% which can reach over USD 6.5 billion by the end of 2025.

COVID 19 Analysis

As per the growing pandemic, the emulsifiers market has dropped down in the level of profit. Although emulsifiers are used in food products and in personal care and cosmetics products too. Hence the emulsifier market industry hasn't completely stopped because it has to provide all the necessities to the consumers in tough times too. The profit has not raised and the loss has been met but the loss has not further increased. The stagnation in the cost level has taken place which does sound like good news. Emulsifiers will soon be consumed at the large level that they used to be in the earlier days. It is believed that by 2022 the situation will normalize. Due to the lockdown, people couldn't get out of the houses too often which led to the limited buying of products.

Competitive Landscape 

The most prominent major key players in the global emulsifier market in the global market are as follows:

  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • DowDuPont (U.S.)

  • Kerry Group (Republic of Ireland)

  • Koninklijke DSM N.V. (The Netherlands)

  • Akzonobel N.V. (The Netherlands)

  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany)

  • Clariant (Switzerland)

  • Solvay SA (Belgium)

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (US)

  • Cargill, Incorporated (US)

  • The Lubrizol Corporation (US)

  • Stepan Company (US)

  • Lonza (Switzerland)

These most prominent major key players in the global emulsifier market use various strategies to cater to the increasing need of the customer. They use various policies and strategies like collaborations, mergers, and acquisitions, establishing a joint venture, developing the new production process, innovation in the existing product, expansion of business, partnership to increase their customer base in the global potential market

Market Overview

The emulsifiers are surface activations that act on the interface of two surfaces or between two immiscible liquids by maintaining the stability of both mixtures. Emulsifier molecules have two different ends one and called the hydrophilic end the second and called the hydrophobic end. Hydrophilic forms bond with water and the hydrophobic forms bond with other liquids but not water. Based on the chemical structures of the emergency fires they are categorized as natural synthetic and semi-synthetic.

Market Dynamics


As global emulsifier market growth is increasing It is obvious to see many factors that affect the growth of emulsifiers. What drives the global emulsifier market is their increasing use of emulsifiers in food products such as cereals, instant nutrition products ready to eat instant meals and snacks, desserts, and many others. With the modernization of the world demand for packaged food products are more in number. People are convinced to have an improvement in the shelf life which propels the emulsifier market globally. For emergencies, fires are used in pharmaceutical industries in creams and jails tablets and syrups as a result of non-toxicity chemical inertness and also due to an increase in the shelf life of the product.


As the global emulsifier market is growing at a tremendous rate many opportunities are being offered by the world to further increase the global emulsifier market value. The opportunities that are offered are the rising health consciousness among the consumers which is coupled with the rising disposable income of all the developing nations. Product consumption is slowly increasing day by day due to people being more concerned about personal care. The cosmetic industry is increasing with the use of emulsifiers in creams, lotions, shampoo, and cosmetics. Emulsifier that is used in cosmetics due to its property of being vicious and high thermal heat and shear stability. All these various opportunities are flourishing around the market with the increase in demand for health care personal care and cosmetic industries. Rising demand for skincare and hair care products is lifting the market growth.


As the global emulsifier market is increasing it is normal to see hampered growth or hindrances in the path. The main hindrance seen in the path of the global emulsifier market is the string in regulations regarding the manufacturing and the supply of some emulsifiers which lags the growth of the global market.

Value Chain Analysis

The tremendously growing global emulsifier market has many benefits such as cosmetics, health care, and food emulsifier and beverages. Emulsifiers are also used as natural emulsifiers in food. Emulsifiers are made and mostly used as natural, synthetic, and semi-synthetic. Cosmetic industries do profit a lot from emulsifiers.

Market Segmentation

The global emulsifier market in the global market has been divided based on the chemical structure, application, and region.

Based On Chemical Structure

The global emulsifier market in the global market has been divided based on the chemical structure into natural-synthetic and semi-synthetic. Synthetic emulsifiers are further divided into anionic, cationic, and nonionic.

Based On Application

The global emulsifier market has been divided based on the application into food products, personal care, and cosmetic products pharmaceutical, oil Emulsifier field, agrochemicals, and others.

Based On The Region

The global emulsifier market has been divided into various regions. These regions are North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, and Africa.

Regional Analysis

The global emulsifier market industry has been divided based on the region including North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, and Africa.

The market in the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest global emergency fire market share. In 2018 global emergency fire market revenue was the highest. Now it is expected to see significant progress in the forecasted period. The global emulsifier industry has a rising demand for packaged food products. This demand has increased due to the convenience and longer shelf life of the product. The personal care and cosmetic industry are increasing the prevalence of international players.

In North America, it is the second-largest market holder. In 2018 global emulsifiers Market size will increase in this region. The conception is increasing in the healthcare industry with rising geriatric population also there's an increasing spend on health care.

People of Europe seem to accept emulsifiers quite nicely. Hence the market in this region is expanding prominently. Cosmetics and other industries are searching for anti-aging and hair care products. The major contributor is the food growing and beverages industry demand.

Latin America also witnesses substantial growth in the growing forecasted period. The food and beverages personal care and cosmetic industries are flourishing.

Lastly, the Middle East and Africa market is expected to grow a healthy CAGR during the forecasted period. Rising demand for skin whitening products and color cosmetics in these regions offers the scope for growth.

Recent Developments

September 2021 - AAK inks a major deal for acquiring BIC ingredients, the lecithin business owned by the PIC International Holdings. This move should foster AAK’s presence in the European lecithin market. It will support the company’s vision of being one of the top suppliers of speciality lecithin in the world.
Lecithin is a key natural emulsifier sourced from plant-based oils like sunflower, rapeseed oil, and soy. AAK will be integrating BIC Ingredients’ portfolio into its existing range of speciality lecithins under its Akolec brand. BIC Ingredients develops non-GM speciality lecithin as well as lecithin compounds.

July 2021-Lubrizol Life Science – Beauty introduces PemuPur START polymer, new ingredient that facilitates the development of sun care formulations and stable skin. It is naturally sourced without compromising the fresh sensory experience. PemuPur START polymer is a high-performance, all-natural polymeric emulsifier that helps build oil-in-water emulsions.
This emulsifier offers an impressive emulsion stabilisation at reduced use rates (0.5-1.0 wt%) and around 50% oil content, bringing down the requirement for co-emulsifiers. These properties make it perfect for developing fluid, sprayable, and mild emulsions that are suitable for every skin type, including sensitive skin.

Recent developments are made in the countries where global emulsifier market analysis is done thoroughly. The properties of MLC fired I studied. Looking at its molecules with two ends of the hydrophilic and hydrophobic part

Various developments in the country by the government. Flourishing people means flourishing cosmetics expenditure on health care and foods and beverages.

Different types of emulsifiers are used such as natural emulsifiers, semi-synthetic and synthetic. All these are consumed and mandated at the same rate.

Report Overview

The global emulsifier market research report consists of the following elements:

  • Market Overview

  • COVID 19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamics

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Market Segmentation

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive Landscape

  • Recent Developments

This global emulsifier market research report consists of the factors that drive the global emulsifier market in the global market along with the factors that restrict the global emulsifier market in the global market. This report also contains various growth opportunities in the global emulsifier market in the global market during the forecasted period. The impact of COVID 19 on the global emulsifier market is also estimated. The future growth rate of the global emulsifier market in the global market is mentioned.

Intended Audience

The major intended audience in the global emulsifier market are as follows-

  • Emulsifiers manufacturers

  • Traders and distributors of emulsifiers

  • Research and development institutes

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Nationalized laboratory

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size

  • 2025: USD 6.5 Billion
  • 2030: Significant Value
  •   CAGR   6.4% (2022-2030)
      Base Year   2021
      Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
      Historical Data   2019 & 2020
      Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
      Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   Chemical Structure, Application
      Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
      Key Vendors   BASF SE (Germany), DowDuPont (U.S.), Kerry Group (Republic of Ireland), Koninklijke DSM N.V. (The Netherlands), Akzonobel N.V. (The Netherlands), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Clariant (Switzerland), Solvay SA (Belgium), Archer Daniels Midland Company (US), Cargill, Incorporated (US), the Lubrizol Corporation (US), Stepan Company (US), and Lonza (Switzerland).
      Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
      Key Market Drivers

  • Increasing use of emulsifiers in food products
  • The growing demand for packaged food products
  • Rising health consciousness
  • Rising disposable income in the developing nations

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The global emergency fire has USD 6.5 billion and significant value expected in 2027

    The CAGR out of the global emulsifier market is 6.4% approximately in the forecasted period of 2018 to 2025.

    The reported coverage is revenue forecast, competitive landscape growth, and also global emulsifier market trends.

    The geographical regions covered in the research report are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world.

    The major market drivers are the increasing use of emulsifiers and food products. Also the growing demand for packaged food products rising health consciousness rising disposable income in the developing nations.

    The various market segments that are covered under this market report are chemical structure and application.