Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid Market (By Type: Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid Food Grade, Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid Cosmetic Grade, Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid Fertiliser Grade, Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid Pharmaceutical grade, Others; By Application: Food Industry, Health Care, Cosmetics, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Agriculture, Other) – Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 - 2026

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The Global Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5.8% from 2019 to 2026 and to reach the market value of around US$ 840.5 Mn by 2026.

Gamma-polyglutamic acid (γ-PGA) is a water-soluble and biodegradable polymer. It’s an anionic polypeptide primarily produced through microbial fermentation by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens C06. It possesses various properties including edible, adhesive, non-toxic, film-forming, and moisture retention among others. Its aforementioned properties make it a widely used material in various industries including pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food, agriculture, and sewage treatment industries. Particularly in cosmetics it is used as a multi-functional skincare ingredient with long-lasting miniaturization, synergy effect, and provides healthy whitening. It is also used in hygiene products like baby diapers and women’s tampons because of its water-soluble, water retention and non-greasy properties. In the agriculture sector, γ-PGA is used for increasing the quality and quantity of plants by seed coat and soil improvement, especially for enhancing fertilizer utilization.

Market Dynamics

The Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid is primarily growing due to increasing demand in the pharmaceutical industry as a drug delivery system in cancer treatment. The researchers are also focusing on finding the application in the treatment of type I diabetes and for the production of the AIDS vaccine. Various other factors including usage in effective gene therapy, calcium absorption in osteoporosis cases, and usage in drug release carrier and hemostatic agents are accelerating the growth. In addition, the increasing usage in personal care products due to its longer moisture retention and elasticity properties in skincare products is further contributing to the market value. Furthermore, it has great importance in making low-sodium food products because it has flavor-enhancing characteristics on potassium salt which makes it a preferred choice in low-sodium food products.

Industry Outlook

The Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid has importance around different industry verticals including the food industry, cosmetics, health care, water treatment, and hygienic products, medical and others.

Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid is used as a thickener/stabilizer for enhancing the viscosity of liquid products and also used as a texture enhancer in bakery products and noodles. It is used in animal feed supplements for facilitating minerals absorption, improving bone growth, egg-shell strength, albumin firmness, and decreasing body fat. In terms of the healthcare sector, it is used as a Nutrition supplement, drug carrier, and medical bondage. It is also used in cosmetics as a moisturizer for improving skin-care quality and for reducing skin wrinkle conditions. Furthermore, Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid also has importance in water and wastewater treatment as a heavy metal absorbent and Biopolymer flocculants. Additionally, in the agriculture sector, it is used for improving the quality and quantity of plants by improving soil conditions and seed coating.

The market research study on “Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid Market– Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 – 2026”, offers a detailed insight into the global Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid market entailing insights on its different market segments. Market dynamics with drivers, restraints and opportunities with their impact are provided in the report. The report provides insights into the gamma-polyglutamic acid pumps market, its type, application, and major geographic regions. The report covers basic development policies and layouts of technology development processes. Secondly, the report covers global gamma-polyglutamic acid market size, and segment markets by type, application, and geography along with the information on companies operating in the market. The gamma-polyglutamic acid market analysis is provided for major regional markets including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. For each region, the market size for different segment have been covered under the scope of the report.

North America accounted for the major share in the year 2018

The presence of key cosmetics and drug manufacturers in the region such as Abbott, Pfizer, Revlon, and Estée Lauder is driving the market growth. The rapidly changing and busy lifestyle of the residents in the region is pushing the demand for multifunctional beauty and personal care products. The rapid innovation and expansion in cosmetics products by major manufacturers are further propelling the growth.

The players profiled in the report include AkzoNobel, Shandong Freda Biotechnology, Spec-Chem Industry, BCR-Bio Component Research, Grant Industrie, Nippon Poly-Glu, Lubon Biology, Zytex, and Freda Biotech. The major players were involved in adopting different strategies for gaining competitive advantage like mergers and acquisitions, partnership and new product development. The companies were involved in the development of new techniques and product development for expanding the product line. For instance, Freda Biotechnology is a leading manufacturer of Gamma-polyglutamic acid in China. The company has developed the PGA production technique by microbial fermentation.

Market Segmentation

Market By Type

  • Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid Food Grade
  • Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid Cosmetic Grade
  • Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid Fertiliser Grade
  • Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid Pharmaceutical grade
  • Others

Market By Application

  • Food Industry
  • Health Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Agriculture
  • Other

Market By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa


Frequently Asked Questions

Gamma-polyglutamic acid (?-PGA) is a water-soluble and biodegradable polymer.

Increasing demand in the pharmaceutical industry as a drug delivery system in cancer treatment is main driver of the gamma-polyglutamic acid market.

According to Acumen Research and Consulting, the gamma-polyglutamic acid market size is anticipated to be worth around US$ 840.5 million in 2026.

The gamma-polyglutamic acid market is anticipated to grow over 5.8% CAGR during the forecast period 2019 to 2026.

North America held maximum share in 2018 for gamma-polyglutamic acid market.

AkzoNobel, Shandong Freda Biotechnology, Spec-Chem Industry, BCR-Bio Component Research, Grant Industrie, and Nippon Poly-Glu are the top players operating in the gamma-polyglutamic acid market.

The gamma-polyglutamic acid pumps market is segmented into type, application, and major geographic regions.

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