Gelatin Market by Raw Material - Global Industry Analysis,
Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 – 2018
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Global Gelatin Market to Expand at 6.75% CAGR because of
Greater Application Scope in Various End-use Industries
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Gelatin is a brittle, colorless, water soluble, translucent substance with high molecular weight. It is a rich
source of protein derived from collagen present in animals such as bovines, pig, sheep and fish. Gelatin is
viscous semi-solid gel; its general composition includes 85% to 90% protein, 2% to 4% mineral salts and
8% to 12% water. Edible gelatin is the most common form available that does not contain additives or
preservatives. Non-edible gelatins are used mostly in cosmetics and photography.
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The growing application in food & beverage, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals industries is a key factor
responsible for the growing demand for gelatin. The growing awareness among the health conscious
people supplemented with the rise in aged population is expected to further fuel the gelatin market
growth. However, being an animal derived product, gelatin market faces barriers due to cultural choices
and regulatory restrictions, which could hinder the demand for gelatin over the forecast period.
Pig skin consists of large amounts of collagen; hence it was used for manufacturing gelatin on a large
scale. Pig skin accounted for over 42% of the market share that was utilized in manufacturing gelatin.
Bones and bovine hides were the two largest raw...