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Global Gelling Agent Market by Type (Aqueous, Non-Aqueous), By Application (Chemical, Oil and Gas (Upstream, Downstream), Food Formulation, Pharmaceuticals, Paint and Coating, Cosmetic) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Gelling Agent Market by Type (Aqueous, Non-Aqueous), By Application (Chemical, Oil and Gas (Upstream, Downstream), Food Formulation, Pharmaceuticals, Paint and Coating, Cosmetic) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 139081 3300 Chemical & Material 377 237 Pages 5 (36)

Market Overview:

The global gelling agent market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for gelling agents in food formulations, chemical industry, and oil and gas industry. In addition, the growing demand for cosmetic products is also contributing to the growth of the global gelling agent market. Based on type, the aqueous segment is projected to lead the global gelling agent market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to its properties such as high solubility and compatibility with most ingredients used in food formulations.

Global Gelling Agent Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A gelling agent, also known as a thickener or stabilizer, is a substance that increases the viscosity of a liquid. This can be useful for many purposes, such as making a sauce thicker and more flavorful or preventing ice cream from melting too quickly.


Aqueous is a water-based solution of salts and sugar. It's the most common way to make a gel, which has been used for thousands of years. The process is easy and inexpensive, hence it has become one of the most popular gelling agents in the food industry. Aqueous solutions are also used as stabilizers, thickeners, emulsifiers; they can be mixed with any substance to give it properties that would otherwise not be possible through other means.


Non-aqueous (NA) gelling agents are a group of compounds that when mixed with water, induce the formation of a gel. These products have wide applications in dairy products such as yogurts, creams & desserts and non-dairy beverages such as smoothies & shakes.

Application Insights:

The global gelling agent market has been segmented on the basis of application into chemical, food formulation, oil and gas (upstream, downstream), pharmaceuticals, and paint and coatings. The chemical segment held the largest share in 2017. This is attributed to extensive use of gelling agents in various industrial processes such as emulsification, polymerization stabilization & precipitation. In addition to this they are also used for manufacturing adhesives and sealants which further drive their demand globally.

Food formulations were the second-largest application segment accounting for over 15% share in 2017 due to rising consumer preference for nutritious diet products with natural ingredients that help maintain digestive health along with improving overall well-being without any side effects or adverse reactions associated with conventional medicines or drugs.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global gelling agent market in 2017. The growth of the region can be attributed to increasing demand for pharmaceuticals, oil and gas (upstream), food formulation, and cosmetic applications. In North America, U.S accounted for a major revenue share in 2017 owing to high consumption of gelatin-based products such as confectioneries, desserts/baked goods, dairy products including ice cream and cheese; paints & coatings; personal care products such as shampoos; conditioners used in hair styling etc.; adhesives used in printing ink packaging materials among others.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for convenience foods: The growing demand for convenience foods is one of the key growth drivers for the global gelling agent market. Convenience foods are those that can be easily prepared and consumed, without any major preparation time or effort. This segment of the food industry is witnessing rapid growth, as consumers are increasingly looking for ways to save time and simplify their lives. Gelling agents play an important role in the production of convenience foods, as they help to thicken and stabilize various food formulations.
  • Rising popularity of processed meat products: Another key driver for the global gelling agent market is the increasing demand for processed meat products. Processed meats are those that have been treated with preservatives and other chemicals in order to extend their shelf life. They are often sold in supermarkets and grocery stores, and include items such as bacon, ham, sausage, hot dogs, etcetera. The use of gelling agents helps to improve the texture and flavor profile of these products while also extending their shelf life significantly.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Gelling Agent Market Research Report

By Type

Aqueous, Non-Aqueous

By Application

Chemical, Oil and Gas (Upstream, Downstream), Food Formulation, Pharmaceuticals, Paint and Coating, Cosmetic

By Companies

Naturex, Tate & Lyle, DuPont, Cargill, ADM, Nexira, Kerry, Ingredion, Tic Gums, Agro Gums, Riken Vitamin, CP Kelco, Avebe, Taiyo International, Palsgaard, Fuerst Day Lawson

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Gelling Agent Market Report Segments:

The global Gelling Agent market is segmented on the basis of:


Aqueous, Non-Aqueous

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Chemical, Oil and Gas (Upstream, Downstream), Food Formulation, Pharmaceuticals, Paint and Coating, Cosmetic

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Naturex
  2. Tate & Lyle
  3. DuPont
  4. Cargill
  5. ADM
  6. Nexira
  7. Kerry
  8. Ingredion
  9. Tic Gums
  10. Agro Gums
  11. Riken Vitamin
  12. CP Kelco
  13. Avebe
  14. Taiyo International
  15. Palsgaard
  16. Fuerst Day Lawson

Global Gelling Agent Market Overview

Highlights of The Gelling Agent Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Aqueous
    2. Non-Aqueous
  1. By Application:

    1. Chemical
    2. Oil and Gas (Upstream, Downstream)
    3. Food Formulation
    4. Pharmaceuticals
    5. Paint and Coating
    6. Cosmetic
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Gelling Agent Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Gelling Agent Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Gelling agent is a substance that helps to thicken or gel liquids. It can be used in many different types of products, including ice cream, cake batter, and frosting.

Some of the major companies in the gelling agent market are Naturex, Tate & Lyle, DuPont, Cargill, ADM, Nexira, Kerry, Ingredion, Tic Gums, Agro Gums, Riken Vitamin, CP Kelco, Avebe, Taiyo International, Palsgaard, Fuerst Day Lawson.

The gelling agent market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Gelling Agent Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Gelling Agent Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Gelling Agent Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Gelling Agent Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Gelling Agent Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Gelling Agent Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Gelling Agent Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Gelling Agent Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Aqueous
      5.3.2. Non-Aqueous
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Gelling Agent Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Chemical
      6.3.2. Oil and Gas (Upstream, Downstream)
      6.3.3. Food Formulation
      6.3.4. Pharmaceuticals
      6.3.5. Paint and Coating
      6.3.6. Cosmetic
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Gelling Agent Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Gelling Agent Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Gelling Agent Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Gelling Agent Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Chemical
      9.4.2. Oil and Gas (Upstream, Downstream)
      9.4.3. Food Formulation
      9.4.4. Pharmaceuticals
      9.4.5. Paint and Coating
      9.4.6. Cosmetic
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Aqueous
      9.7.2. Non-Aqueous
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Gelling Agent Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Gelling Agent Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Chemical
      10.4.2. Oil and Gas (Upstream, Downstream)
      10.4.3. Food Formulation
      10.4.4. Pharmaceuticals
      10.4.5. Paint and Coating
      10.4.6. Cosmetic
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Aqueous
      10.7.2. Non-Aqueous
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Gelling Agent Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Gelling Agent Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Chemical
      11.4.2. Oil and Gas (Upstream, Downstream)
      11.4.3. Food Formulation
      11.4.4. Pharmaceuticals
      11.4.5. Paint and Coating
      11.4.6. Cosmetic
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Aqueous
      11.7.2. Non-Aqueous
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Gelling Agent Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Gelling Agent Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Chemical
      12.4.2. Oil and Gas (Upstream, Downstream)
      12.4.3. Food Formulation
      12.4.4. Pharmaceuticals
      12.4.5. Paint and Coating
      12.4.6. Cosmetic
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Aqueous
      12.7.2. Non-Aqueous
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Gelling Agent Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Gelling Agent Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Chemical
      13.4.2. Oil and Gas (Upstream, Downstream)
      13.4.3. Food Formulation
      13.4.4. Pharmaceuticals
      13.4.5. Paint and Coating
      13.4.6. Cosmetic
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Gelling Agent Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Aqueous
      13.7.2. Non-Aqueous
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Gelling Agent Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Gelling Agent Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Gelling Agent Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Gelling Agent Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Naturex Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Tate & Lyle Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. DuPont Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Cargill Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. ADM Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Nexira Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Kerry Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Ingredion Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Tic Gums Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Agro Gums Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Riken Vitamin Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. CP Kelco Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Avebe Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. Taiyo International Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. Palsgaard Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. Fuerst Day Lawson Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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