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US Natural Polymers Market Forecasts to 2016 in New Research Report at

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US demand for natural polymers is forecast to expand at a strong pace to over $4 billion in 2016. Growth in natural polymers market value will stem primarily from expanding volume demand, spurred by an improving economic outlook that will boost industrial activity. Of particular importance will be the rebound in nondurable goods output, as this will generate significant opportunities for natural polymers. However, growth will continue to be impacted by the climatic and political uncertainties associated with natural products, particularly those such as guar gum and gum arabic, which are derived from plants that are grown only in certain parts of the world.

Methyl cellulose to remain top cellulose ether segment

Cellulose ethers represent the single largest natural polymer type, with about one-third of the market. Methyl cellulose will continue to lead the category, although demand for hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC), microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) will also be significant. Methyl cellulose is widely used in construction materials such as grouts, mortar, plaster, and stucco, and will therefore benefit from a notable rebound in construction activity. The improving construction outlook will also fuel rapid growth for HEC, which is utilized primarily in water-based paint. Demand for MCC, which is employed in tablet filling and binding uses in the pharmaceutical market segment, will benefit from its advantages in terms of quality and performance, in addition to increased production of pharmaceuticals.

Exudate, vegetable gums to be fastest growing products

Exudate and vegetable gums are forecast to see the fastest gains of any product type through 2016, with guar gum responsible for the vast majority of growth. This will nevertheless represent a deceleration from the stellar gains achieved between 2001 and 2011, when demand for guar gum skyrocketed due to the rising use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the US oil and gas industry. Increased demand, combined with the limited availability of this material -- which is derived from a plant grown mainly in India and Pakistan -- has resulted in strong upward pricing pressure in recent years. This, in turn, has caused users, especially those in the more price-sensitive food and beverage industry, to seek out substitutes for guar gum. However, there are currently few alternatives available at a low cost, so demand for guar gum will continue to expand strongly going forward.

Food, beverage industry to remain largest market

The food and beverage industry will remain the leading outlet for natural polymers through 2016 and beyond. In this market, natural polymers are increasingly employed as emulsifiers and stabilizers. Cellulose ethers such as CMC and methyl cellulose are key products used in this market, as they are valued for their ability to add velvety texture and stability to products such as hot, thick liquids. Methyl cellulose -- along with other products such as xanthan, guar, and locust bean gums; carrageenan; and pectin -- are used in reduced fat foods to compensate for the loss of flavor and texture that often accompanies fat reduction. Xanthan gum is expected to offer healthy growth opportunities, benefiting from its use in microwaveable food, as well as its suitability as a substitute for wheat gluten in gluten-free foods, which are increasingly popular.

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Company Profiles for 40 competitors in the US industry:
1.    Akzo Nobel NV
2.    Allergan Incorporated
3.    AmberWorks
4.    American Excelsior Company
5.    Archer-Daniels-Midland
6.    Arizona Chemical Company LLC
7.    Ashland Incorporated
8.    AVEBE UA
9.    BASF SE
10.    Borregaard ASA
11.    Cargill Incorporated
12.    Cereplast Incorporated
13.    Cognis
14.    Corn Products International
15.    CP Kelco US
16.    Croda International plc
17.    CSM NV
18.    Danisco A/S, see DuPont (EI) de Nemours
19.    Dow Chemical Company
20.    DuPont (EI) de Nemours
21.    Economy Polymers & Chemicals
22.    FMC Corporation
23.    Frutarom Industries
24.    Genzyme
25.    Huber (JM) Corporation
26.    ICC Industries Incorporated
27.    Importers Service Corporation
28.    Ingredion Incorporated
29.    JRS Pharma
30.    Jungbunzlauer AG
31.    Manildra Group
32.    Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
33.    Metabolix Incorporated
34.    MGP Ingredients Incorporated
35.    National Starch
36.    NatureWorks
37.    NovaMatrix
38.    Novamont SpA
39.    Orkla ASA
40.    Penn Carbose Incorporated

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