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Rising Incidence of Diabetes and Obesity Drives the Global Sugar Alcohols Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

Follow us on LinkedIn – The market for sugar alcohols, commonly known as food polyols, is driven by increasing demand from pharmaceuticals, food and confectionery sectors. Rising incidence of obesity, growing awareness over the benefits of consuming alternate sweeteners, and rapidly aging population vulnerable to diabetes are some of the key factors driving growth in the sugar alcohols market. With growing number of scientific studies validating the health benefits of sweeteners, consumer adoption is on the rise. Apart from serving as effective substitutes to sugar, polyols have inherent taste and flavor benefits that enable food manufacturers to produce healthy products with taste and flavor comparable to full-fat foods.

Sorbitol, the most widely used sugar alcohol, is gaining popularity in a number of end-use industries. Demand for this polyol is expected to be driven by robust opportunities in developing markets, use in a diverse range of applications, growing health awareness, and rising demand for low-calorie products. Sorbitol is extensively used as an ingredient in the manufacture of food and confectionary, personal care products, as well as for manufacturing vitamin C. Sorbitol consumption in developing markets is expected to witness rapid growth, and a major portion of this growth is projected to come from food and confectionary, and personal care products.

As stated by the new market research report on Sugar Alcohols, Asia-Pacific represents the largest and the fastest growing market worldwide with a CAGR of 6.0% over the analysis period. Growing focus on leading an active and healthy life, high prevalence of diabetes and obesity, rising disposable income levels, and increased consumption of convenience food represent key factors driving growth in the region. Food & Confectionery is the largest and the fastest growing end-use market for sugar alcohols. Growing global trends in snacking and healthy eating are poised to significantly spur future sales of polyols in the sector. Polyols are also finding application in mouthwashes, throat lozenges, and toothpastes. Of special note is the oral care market where a vast number of research studies have been conducted to confirm the role of polyols in preventing tooth decay.

Major players covered in the report include A & Z Food Additives Co Ltd., Atlantic Chemicals Trading GmbH (ACT), Beckmann-Kenko GmbH, Cargill Inc., Fraken Biochem Co Ltd., Ingredion Inc., Lonza Group Ltd., Roquette Freres, and Sanxinyuan Food Industry Corporation Limited, among several others.

The research report titled “Sugar Alcohols: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the sugar alcohols or food polyols market, current market trends, key growth drivers, regulations, issues, market challenges, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic industry activities of major and niche global and regional market players. The report provides market estimates and projections in dollars for all major geographic markets, including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific), The Middle East, and Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America). End-use markets analyzed include Food & Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products, and Others.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes 1500+ full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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