Gelatin Market by Raw Material - Global Industry Analysis,
Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 – 2018
105 Page Report
Global Gelatin Market to Expand at 6.75% CAGR because of
Greater Application Scope in Various End-use Industries
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Food and Beverages Leading the Global Gelatin Market
Gelatin finds its application in several industries. Gelatin is a brittle, translucent, and colorless substance
that has high molecular weight. This substance is a rich source of protein and is derived from collagen
found in animals such as pigs, bovines, sheep, and fish. This is a viscous semi-solid gel-like substance. The
general composition of gelatin is 85-90% protein, 8-12% water, and 2-4% mineral salts. Edible gelatin is
the most commonly available form of gelatin that does not contain any preservatives or additives. The
non-edible variety of gelatin is mostly used to manufacture cosmetic products.
Gelatin finds application in food and beverages, photography, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals,
and other sectors such as medical, matchstick, industrial, and paintball. The increasing application of
gelatin in these industries is driving the global gelatin market greatly. The largest application segment of
gelatin is food and beverages. This segment held over 28% of the market share. Gelatin is progressively
used in food and beverages sector due to the rising demand for low fat, high protein food among health
conscious consumers. The second leading application segment of gelatin is nutraceuticals, which held over
25% of the market share.
Pig Skin is the Most Used Raw Material in Production of Gelatin