Propylene Glycol Alginate Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Propylene Glycol Alginate Market Research Report: by Application (stabilizers, emulsifiers, thickeners and others) by End Use (food & beverage, Personal Care & Cosmetics, pharmaceuticals) – Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/4278-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 139 pages

Propylene Glycol Alginate Market Overview


Propylene Glycol Alginate Market is anticipated to grow at a considerable CAGR during the given period. 


Alginic acid also is known as alginate found extensively in the cell walls of brown algae in the form of a viscous gum. It is a linear copolymer that occurs naturally and is used in various industrial applications. Propylene glycol alginate is an ester of alginic acid, which is mainly derived from kelp. Propylene glycol alginate is also known as PGA E405 is extensively used as thickeners, emulsifiers, gelling agents, defoaming agents, surfactants, preservatives, and texture stabilizers in various end-use industries. The growing demand for cosmetics and personal care products along with the increasing use of thickeners and sizing agents in the food and beverage industry is expected to fuel the growth of the market during the forecast period. Propylene glycol alginate is extensively used in the food and beverage such as jams, jellies, ice creams, salad dressings, dairy products, and processed food among others. Moreover, propylene glycol alginate is also used as defoaming agents in herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. Furthermore, the growing demand from breweries is expected to augment the market growth further. Among the various application segments in propylene glycol alginate market, the food and beverage segment is the leading one in the market and is anticipated to continue its dominance over the forecast period.  Propylene glycol alginate is extensively used as a stabilizer, preservatives, thickening agents, and emulsifiers in the food and beverage industry.


Key Players


Some of the prominent players in the global propylene glycol alginate market are Universal Preserv-A-Chem Incorporated (U.K), Kikkoman Corporation (Japan), KIMICA Corporation (Japan), Fuji Kasei Co. Ltd (Japan), IRO Alginate Industry Co., Ltd (China)., Qingdao Bright Moon Seaweed Group Co.,Ltd (China), and Rizhao Jiejing Group Co., Ltd (China) among others.


Global Propylene Glycol Alginate Triglycerides Market share by end-use industry


 Propylene Glycol Alginate Triglycerides Market Source: MRFR analysis


Regional Analysis 


The propylene glycol alginate market is segmented across five regions: Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. Among these, North America was the leading region in 2016, and is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period. The growing working population in the region has augmented the demand for processed food & beverages, which, in turn, is expected to boom the growth of the market in this region. Moreover, the developed pharmaceutical and cosmetic & personal care industry in the region is anticipated to further surged the demand for propylene glycol in the region.  Propylene glycol alginate is extensively used as thickeners, binders, fragrance enhancers and moisture retaining agents in the cosmetic & personal care industry. Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest growing market during the forecast period.  The growing population has surged the growth of the food and beverage industry, which, in turn, is a major boost to the market growth. Moreover, the presence of agricultural dependent economies such as India, China, and Indonesia among others has augmented the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides, hence surging the demand for propylene glycol alginate as defoaming agents in the Asia Pacific market. The European market is anticipated to show a moderate CAGR during the forecast period . The developed cosmetic and personal care industry is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period.  Moreover, the growing consumption of processed food and beverages is also acting as a catalyst in the growth of the market.  Furthermore, the growing consumption of beer in countries such as Germany, Austria, Chech Republic is expected to fuel the demand for propylene glycol alginate in the region. Propylene glycol alginate is extensively used as a stabilizers to stabilize and prevent foam breakdown in breweries.


Segmental Analysis


The global propylene glycol alginate market is segmented into application and region. On the basis of the application, the global market of propylene glycol alginate can be segmented into thickeners, emulsifiers, gelling agents, defoaming agents, surfactants, preservatives, texture stabilizers and others. On the basis of end-user industry, the market is further segregated into food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetic & personal care and others. On the basis of the region, the global propylene glycol alginate market is bifurcated into Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa.


Geographical Analysis


The report covers brief analysis of the major geographic regions namely Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.


Intended Audience



  • Propylene glycol alginate Triglycerides    market manufacturers

  • Traders and Distributors of Propylene glycol alginate Triglycerides   market

  • Production process industries

  • Potential investors



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant value
  CAGR   2019–2030: Substantial CAGR
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Application, End-Use Industry and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Universal Preserv-A-Chem Incorporated (U.K), Kikkoman Corporation (Japan), KIMICA Corporation (Japan), Fuji Kasei Co. Ltd (Japan), IRO Alginate Industry Co., Ltd (China)., Qingdao Bright Moon Seaweed Group Co.,Ltd (China), and Rizhao Jiejing Group Co., Ltd (China) among others.
  Key Market Opportunities   The growing demand from breweries is expected to augment the market growth further
  Key Market Drivers   The growing demand for cosmetics and personal care products along with the increasing use of thickeners and sizing agents in the food and beverage industry


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


Propylene glycol alginate is an ester of alginic acid and is abundantly found in the cell walls of brown algae in the form of a viscous gum.

Leading application segments of the market include food and beverage, cosmetics and personal care products, pharmaceuticals, and others.

The growing demand for stabilizers, thickening agents, and emulsifiers from the food and beverage industry is the major driver for the global market.

North America held the dominant share in the propylene glycol alginate market in 2016.

Leading players in the market include Kikkoman Corporation, Fuji Kasei, and KIMICA Corporation, among others.