(PharmaNewsWire.Com, June 07, 2019 ) According to a new market research report “Sugar Excipients Market by Product (Actual Sugars, Sugar Alcohols, Artificial Sweeteners), Type (Powder/Granule, Crystal, Syrup), Functionality (Filler & Diluent, Tonicity Agents), Formulation (Oral, Topical, Parenteral) — Global Forecast to 2021”published by MarketsandMarkets, the Sugar-Based Excipients Market has witnessed healthy growth during the last decade and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3%, to reach USD 1,060.6 Million
Growth in this market can be attributed to factors such as increasing use of co-processed excipients, rapid growth in the generics market due to the patent expiration of many blockbuster drugs and increasing development of orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs).
Based on the product, the market is segmented into actual sugars, sugar alcohols, and artificial sweeteners. Based on type, the market is segmented into powders/granules, direct compression sugars, crystals, and syrups. Similarly, on the basis of functionality, the market is segmented into fillers & diluents, flavoring agents, tonicity agents, and other functionalities.
The actual sugar accounted for the largest share of the global sugar excipients market. The sugar alcohols segment is expected to witness the highest growth in the next five years primarily due to the rising use of mannitol in a wide range of dosage forms such as oral and topical, and its high adaptability in emerging formulation technologies, such as orally disintegrating tablets.
Roquette Group (France), DFE Pharma (Germany), BASF SE (Germany), and Ashland Inc. (U.S.), held the major share of the sugar excipients market, and are expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. Other major players in this market are Associated British Foods Plc (U.K.), Cargill, Inc. (U.S.), Colorcon, Inc. (U.S.), FMC Corporation (U.S.), MEGGLE AG (Germany), and The Lubrizol Corporation (U.S.).
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