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Emulsifiers Market Trends

ID: MRFR//1185-HCR | 140 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| July 2024

Global Emulsifiers Market Overview


Emulsifiers Market Size was valued at USD 4.70 billion in 2023. The Emulsifiers industry is projected to grow from USD 4.99 Billion in 2024 to USD 7.66 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.51% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Emulsifier applications in food products are rising along with Increasing awareness about health are the key market drivers contributing to overall market revenue.


Emulsifiers Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Emulsifiers Market Trends



  • Growing Emulsifier applications in food products are driving the market growth


The rising emulsifier applications in food products drive the market CAGR for Emulsifiers. The market is expected to increase due to the increasing use of emulsifiers in food items, including instant nutritional products, cereals, quick ready-to-eat meals, and snacks. Additionally, expanding populations and modernization would be predicted to fuel market expansion ly. Consumption of packaged meals has increased as the world has become more contemporary. Shelf-life improvement can fuel the worldwide emulsifier market. Due to the non-toxicity of the chemicals and the longer shelf life of the product, fires are employed in the pharmaceutical industry for emergencies in creams, prisons, pills, and syrups.


Additionally, Consumer health consciousness is increasing along with disposable income across the board in developing countries, which is also driving significant growth in international markets. Due to people's growing concern for personal care, product consumption is gradually rising daily. The cosmetic industry is expanding with the utilization of emulsifiers in cosmetics products due to its property of high thermal heat and shear stability. The market is booming with all these different prospects because of the rising demand for the personal care, cosmetics, and health care sectors. Increased demand for skin care and hair treatment products is boosting market growth.


Stringent government regulations on the production and distribution of various emulsifiers will likely hinder the expansion of the market for emulsifiers over the forecast period. Additionally, COVID-19 caused a negative effect on the emulsifiers market as its manufacturing and processing decreased due to a disturbance in the distribution that made it harder to get the raw materials used to make emulsifiers. These concerns caused processing capacity to decline, which worsened the sales environment and delayed production and market operations. After the pandemic, the market's position altered, and as the shutdowns relaxed, the availability of raw materials aided in the production of emulsifiers and expanded the entire market.


For instance, Among the independent organizations are state authorities, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives. EFSA has published guidelines on the amount of emulsifier used in food and drinks in Europe and is responsible for inspecting emulsifiers at each manufacturing stage. FDA has suggested a list of appropriate emulsifiers. As a result, the government's implementation of strict laws regarding the consumption of emulsifiers has slowed the market's rate of rise. However, organizations are developing innovative solutions and new products that satisfy government guidelines. As a result, it is anticipated that demand for emulsifiers will increase throughout the projection period due to rising health concerns and food industry growth. Thus, driving the Emulsifiers market revenue.


Emulsifiers Market Segment Insights


Emulsifiers Type Insights


The global Emulsifiers market segmentation, based on Chemical Structure includes Natural, Synthetics, and Semi-Synthetic. The synthetic segment dominated the market, accounting for 51.6% of market revenue (USD 2.3 billion) in 2022. During the forecast period, the availability of semi-synthetic emulsifiers is anticipated to increase, contributing to overall market growth.


Figure 1:  Emulsifiers Market, by Chemical Structure, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Emulsifiers Market, by Chemical Structure, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Emulsifiers Application Insights


The Emulsifiers market segmentation, based on Application, includes Food Products, Personal Care & Cosmetics Products, Pharmaceuticals, oilfields, Agrochemicals, and Others. The Food Products category generated the highest revenue of about 58% of the market share in 2022. The market is anticipated to increase due to the increasing use of emulsifiers in food items, including instant nutritional products, cereals, ready-to-eat meals, and snacks.


Emulsifiers Regional Insights


By Region, the research provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North America Emulsifier region dominates this market, owing to 45.8% of the market share in 2022. In addition, the growing population and healthcare industry will boost the market growth in this Region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2:  Emulsifiers Market Share by Region 2022 (%)


Emulsifiers Market Share by Region 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Europe's Emulsifiers market accounts are expected to grow at a high rate from 2023 to 2032 due to food and beverage industry growth in this Region. Further, the German Emulsifiers market led the highest market share, and the UK Emulsifiers market was the fastest-growing market in the European Region.


The Asia-Pacific Emulsifiers Market has the second-largest market share. This is due to expanding awareness of health concerns and rising per capita disposable income. Moreover, China’s Emulsifiers market and the Indian Emulsifiers market are the fast-growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region.


For instance, Emulsifiers appear to be well received by Europeans; subsequently, the market is rapidly growing. Products for hair care and anti-aging are searched in cosmetics and other industries. The demand from the food and beverage industries is the main factor.


Emulsifiers Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to produce new products and solutions, which will help the Emulsifiers market to expand. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic approaches to strengthen their footprint, with important market developments including introducing new product lines, Partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, Capex, and strategic relationships with other organizations. The emulsifiers industry must offer innovative solutions at an affordable cost to survive in a fragmented market.


Manufacturing locally to reduce expenses is one of the key business strategies companies use in the Emulsifiers industry to benefit their customers and capture untapped markets. In recent years, the Emulsifiers industry has offered significant advantages to the food industry. Major players in the Emulsifiers market, including 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), are attempting to generate demand by investing in research and development to offer new innovative products in the market.


A manufacturer of specialized chemicals, Evonik Industries AG, is based in Essen, Germany. When RAG Beteiligungs became Evonik Industries in 2007, Evonik was created. It is among the top producers of specialized chemicals in the world. The business operates in over 100 different countries worldwide. To provide customers with cutting-edge, successful, and sustainable solutions, Evonik goes well beyond science. In September 2022, the manufacturing capacity of two additive groups of products for architectural paints was increased by Evonik Industries AG. This is being carried out due to an increasing need for European architectural paint additives.


Kerry Group Plc produces and distributes a variety of foods and drinks. Ireland's Tralee serves as the company's headquarters. It was established in 1972. It functions through the Taste & Nutrition and Consumer Foods segments. Taste & Nutrition business manufactures and distributes a cutting-edge range of taste & nutritional products, functional ingredients & actives. The Consumer Foods segment produces and distributes chilled food items under consumer and added-value brands for the Irish, UK, and other foreign markets. Frozen dinners, both hot and cold pies, meats that have been processed, and dairy spreads belong to the company's offerings. In May 2022, In Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Kerry Group plc established the biggest and most advanced taste-making factory. The 10,000 m2 facility has a USD 38.83 million investment from the corporation.


Key Companies in the Emulsifiers market include.



  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • Dow

  • DuPont (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)


Emulsifiers Industry Developments


December 2023: BASF SE has released Irgastab PUR 71, a ground-breaking anti-oxidant that will improve regulatory compliance and product performance for polyols and polyurethane foams.


November 2023: Cargill Incorporated has promised to eliminate deforestation and land conversion from its direct and indirect supply chain of key row crops in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay by 2025.


September 2022: BASF SE entered into an innovation partnership with US technology start-up RiKarbon Inc. on bio-waste-derived emollients that enabled the partnership company to expand its product portfolio towards sustainability.


September 2022: Evonik Industries AG increased the capacities of two additive product groups for architectural paints; TEGO Phobe hydrophobic agents and TEGO Viscoplus polyurethane thickeners due to growing demand for architectural paint additives in Europe.


In 2022, ADM, a worldwide leader in human and animal nutrition reported about a new extrusion production facility in Serbia. Within less than one year after purchasing SojaProtein (a European non-GMO soy ingredients supplier), this happened


In 2022, Xeikon introduced silver or gold metallic toners for their Cheetah 2.0 Series printers thereby giving printers as well as converters a competitive edge which provides businesses with the opportunity to add value. The digital hot foiling section has made significant gains since then because Xeikon’s approach to innovation emphasizes establishing more durable, cost-effective and application-specific solutions.


Emulsifiers Market Segmentation


Emulsifiers Chemical Structure Outlook



  • Natural

  • Synthetics

  • Semi-Synthetic


Emulsifiers Application Outlook



  • Food Products

  • Personal Care & Cosmetics Products

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Oilfield

  • Agrochemicals

  • Others


Emulsifiers Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



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