DowDuPont (US) and Solvay (Belgium) are the Key Players in the Agricultural Surfactants Market

The agricultural surfactants market is projected to reach USD 1.88 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.46% from 2017. The growth of the agricultural surfactants market is driven by factors such as the growing demand for agrochemicals and the adoption of precision farming & protected agriculture.

Key players in the agricultural surfactants market include DowDuPont (US), BASF (Germany), AkzoNobel (Netherlands), Evonik (Germany), and Solvay (Belgium). Huntsman Corporation (US), Nufarm (Australia), Clariant (Switzerland), Helena Chemical Company (US), Croda International (UK), Stepan Company (US), and Wilbur-Ellis Company (US) are a few other key market players who also hold a significant share of the agricultural surfactants market.

DowDuPont produces and sells a wide range of products through its business units that include agriculture, materials science, and specialty products, globally. The company operates through eight segments-agriculture, performance materials & coatings, industrial intermediate & infrastructure, packaging & specialty plastics, electronics & imaging, nutrition & biosciences, transportation & advanced polymers, and safety & construction. The agriculture segment has a diverse worldwide network that markets and distributes the companys brands to customers, globally.

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Solvay is a chemical and advanced materials company and is involved in delivering innovative sustainable products and solutions. The company offers its products & services to diversified markets through segments such as agro, feed & food; automotive & aerospace; building & construction; consumer goods & healthcare; electrical & electronics; resources & environment; and industrial applications. It offers surfactants through its agro, feed & food segment. The company has offices across 58 countries at 139 locations, along with 21 major research and innovation centers across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America; this enables it to have a global market presence. In July 2015, Solvay opened an alkoxylation plant in Singapore, the largest in Asia. This expansion helped to cater to the growing demand for specialty surfactants in this region

AkzoNobel is a major producer and distributor of specialty chemicals, paints, and coatings. The company operates its business through three segments-decorative paints, performance coatings, and specialty chemicals. The company offers surfactants through its specialty chemicals segment for oil & gas, metals & mining, pharmaceutical, and agrochemical industries. AkzoNobel has a major presence in North America, Europe, South America, and the Asia Pacific. It has subsidiaries in more than 80 countries and supplies its products to a large number of business partners. In May 2017, AkzoNobel opened a new monochloroacetic acid (MCA) plant in Gujarat, India. This new plant would have the capacity of 35.27 KT/year (32,000 tonnes/year). The demand for MCA is growing in Asian countries, and it finds applications in agrochemicals, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, thermo-stabilizers, surfactants, and cosmetics.

Market Leaders in Food Certification Market

The food certification market is estimated to account for a value of USD 4.7 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach a value of USD 6.2 billion, with a CAGR of 5.4% for the forecast period 2020-2025. The growth of the food certificationmarket is driven by various factors, such as increasing instances of foodborne illness, need to opt for safe food, increase in global trade of food products and strict standards in food industry and certification requirments.

Key players in the food certification market include SGS (Switzerland), DNV (Norway), Lloyd’s Register (UK), Bureau Veritas (France), Control Union Certifications (Netherlands), Intertek (UK), Eurofins (Luxembourg), TÜV SÜD (Germany), AsureQuality (New Zealand), DEKRA (Germany), Kiwa Sverige (Sweden), ALS (Australia), and NSF International (US). Service launches, acquisitions, agreements, collaborations, and partnerships were some of the core strengths of the leading players in the food certification market. These strategies were adopted by the key players to increase their market presence. It also helped them diversify their businesses geographically, strengthen their distribution networks, and enhance their product portfolios. Some of the other leading players in the food  certificationmarket include Aspirata (South Africa), International Certification Ltd (New Zealand), Control Union Certifications (Netherlands), Indocert (India), TQ Cert (India), Eurofins (Luxeumbourg), Socotec (France) and MS Certification Services (India).

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DEKRA (Germany)  is one of the leading organizations in the testing and certification market operating through business segments which are  vehicle inspection, product testing, consulting, training, claims & expertise, industrial inspection and audits, and temp work. The food certification services are offered through  the audits service division.  It offers food certifications, such as BRC and IFS, for consumer products. It has a wide network of distribution operating in more than 60 countries. It has adopted mergers and acquisitions as strategies to expand its presence across regions such as US, China, South Africa, and New Zealand,   in the food and consumer products certification market. In October 2020, DEKRA announced the mergers of DEKRA Process Safety with its business DEKRA Organizational Reliability to form DEKRA Organizational and Process Safety (DEKRA UK Ltd.), which is a one-stop-shop for high hazard processes in the pharmaceutical and food industries, offering various practical solutions in the process and behavioral safety.

SGS (Swizerland) is one of the major leaders in the food and material testing market. It offers variousinspection, verification, testing, and certification services with business operating through nine business segments, which include agriculture, food and life, minerals, oil, gas and chemicals, consumer and retail, certification and business enhancement, industrial, environment, health and safety, transportation, and governments and institutions. It offers food certification services under its agriculture, food, and life segments. It has a network spread in more than 140 countrieswith 2600 offices across regions such as  Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The subsidiaries through which the company operates in various regions include SGS North America Inc. (US), SGS United Kingdom Limited (UK), Galson Laboratories (US), Intron BV (Netherlands), and SGS Canada Inc. (Canada). The company adopts various strategic moves like new product launch and expansion in order to strengthen its business hold. In August 2020, during the outbreak of COVID-19, SGS launched remote FSMA certification audits to offer flexibility for food suppliers to opt for a full accredited certification audit for FSMA FSVP with assurance of food products safety throughout the supply chain.

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Hydroponics Market: Trends and Developments

The hydroponics market size is estimated to account for a value of USD 9.5 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR 11.9% from 2020, to reach a value of USD 16.6 billion by 2025. Factors such as the higher yield as compared to conventional agriculture practices, controlled environment farming, and improved yield and higher produce with limited land resources, are some of the key factors driving the growth of the hydroponics market during the forecast period.

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COVID-19 Impact on the Global Hydroponics Market

Amid the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, many individuals have developed a critical point of view towards outdoor food. With health and food safety becoming the key focus, the populations around the globe have showed an inclination towards home cooking and self-made/homemade meals. This has put the food and hotel industry into jeopardy. After the devastating outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, the adoption rate of urban hydroponic farming systems around the world are estimated to rise sharply. The agriculture industry faced challenges during the initial phases of the spread of the pandemic. There were huge labour shortages on the farm, some farmers missed their window of opportunity for harvesting for seasonal crops, the falling prices of agricultural products and the disruption of logistics. Many countries also realized their over dependence on imports of food materials and hence began emphasizing on internal and domestic productions.

Market Dynamics

Driver: Higher yield as compared to conventional agriculture practices, emphasized even more after the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the UN reports on global population, plants grown in hydroponic systems have achieved 20%–25% higher yield than the traditional agriculture system, with its productivity being 2–5 times higher. Also, owing to controlled environmental conditions, the effect of climatic changes can be balanced with the help of these systems, thereby not affecting the annual crop production. CEH techniques directly affect the crop harvest cycle. Since climatic changes show a minimal effect on such systems, crops can be produced all year round, thereby again increasing the produce.

Restraint: High capital investment for large-scale farms

Different types of equipment including HVAC systems, fans, ventilation, irrigation systems, control systems, rails, and lights are the key cost factors in a hydroponic farm. On average, a 500 sq. ft. hydroponic farm can cost up to USD 110,000 for a base level system that is not fully automated. This huge cost for the initial set up of the system is a major factor refraining farmers from investing in these systems. However, the yield obtained from these systems are higher, and the produce can also be marketed as premium products, thereby raising the ROI for growers.

Opportunity: Development of innovative hydroponic technologies

With the increased adoption of hydroponics globally, manufacturers and researchers are working on improving the efficiency of hydroponics technology to increase the quality and quantity of the produce. Many companies in the market are investing heavily into R&D for obtaining state-of-art technologies that boost he porductions asnd also brong about variety of ciultivations possible. Startegic partnerships with research labs and institutes further drive the growth of the market.

Challenge: Spread of waterborne diseases and algae in closed systems

In a closed hydroponic system, the threat of waterborne diseases poses a major problem to growers. Considering that the nutrient-enriched water is recirculated throughout the system, any kind of waterborne disease that enters the nutrient reservoir often affects the whole crop as it has the capability to spread throughout. Growers often keep their plants spaced out to prevent crowding, which is often how pathogens enter the system. To combat the instances of waterborne diseases, growers are resorting to using screen or paper filters and additional filtration systems to curb the spread of waterborne diseases in the system.

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Key Market Players

Key players in this market include include major players such as Signify Holdings (Netherlands), Argus Control Systems (Canada), Heliospectra AB (Sweden), Scotts Miracle Gro (US), American Hydroponics (US), LumiGrow (US), Emerald Harvest (US), Hydroponic Systems International (Spain), Advanced Nutrients (Canada), Vitalink (UK), Hydrodynamics International (Spain), Logiqs B.V (Netherlands), Grobo (US), and American Hydroponics (US). These major players in this market are focusing on increasing their presence through expansions & investments, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, and agreements. These companies have a strong presence in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. They also have manufacturing facilities along with strong distribution networks across these regions.

Asia Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

Asia has the largest greenhouse vegetable growing area of 224,974 ha across the globe, followed by Europe with 173,561 ha as per the report on protected horticulture by FAO in 2017. Thus, with the high number of greenhouses in Asia Pacific, the growth opportunity for hydroponic market is the highest and hence, the region is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period.

Oilseeds Market expected to obtain $335.0 Billion by 2025

The global oilseeds market is estimated to be valued at USD 250.0 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach a value of USD 335.0 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period. Factors such as the rising demand for protein meals and non-GMO oilseeds is driving the growth of this market.

Key Market Players:

Key players in this market include Archer Daniels Midland (US), Cargill (US), Wilmar International (Singapore), and Bunge Limited (US). Major players in this market are focusing on increasing their presence through expansions & investments, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, and agreements. These companies have a strong presence in North America and Europe. They also have manufacturing facilities along with strong distribution networks across these regions.

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On the basis of type, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Soybean
  • Sunflower
  • Cottonseed
  • Palm kernel
  • Groundnut
  • Rapeseed
  • Copra
  • Others include safflower, linseed/flaxseed, and grapeseed

On the basis of category, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Conventional
  • Genetically modified

On the basis of application, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Oilseed meal
    • Food products
      • Bakery & confectionery products
      • Sauces, spreads, and dressings
      • Meat products
      • Others include     
    • Feed
    • Industrial products
  • Vegetable oil
    • Food products
      • Bakery & confectionery products
      • Sauces, spreads, and dressings
      • Meat products
      • R.T.E., snacks, and savory products
    • Industrial products

On the basis of region, the oilseeds market has been segmented as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of World (RoW)

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North America is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period

North America provides the highest potential for growth due to the favorable trade and price support systems, which drives market growth. The demand for oilseeds remains high in the feed & food industries in North America, which constitute a significant part of the overall demand in the region. The introduction of stringent regulatory frameworks in the biofuel sector is also driving the growth of the oilseeds market in the North American region.

This report includes a study on the marketing and development strategies, along with a study on the product portfolios of the leading companies operating in the oilseeds market. It includes the profiles of leading companies such as Cargill (US), Archer Daniels Midland (US), Bühler Group (Switzerland), Bunge Limited (Netherlands), AGT Food and Ingredients (Canada), Louis Dreyfus Company (Netherlands), Mountain States Oilseeds (US), Soni Soya Products Limited (India), Kanematsu Corporation (Japan), CHS Inc. (US), Oilseeds International (US), Wilmar International (Singapore), Cootamundra Oilseeds (Australia), Bora Agro Foods (India), and ETG Agro Private Ltd (Africa)

Liquid Milk Replacers Market to Witness Unprecedented Growth in Coming Years

The global liquid milk replacers market size is expected to grow from USD 188 million in 2018 to USD 243 million by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.3% during the forecast period. The major driving factors in the liquid milk replacers market are increasing consumption of dairy products and the adoption of precision nutrition technique.

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The major liquid milk replacers vendors include Liprovit, BV (Netherlands), Calva products LLC (US), PETAG Inc. (US), Cargill (US), Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) (US), CHS Inc. (US), Land O’Lakes Inc. (US), Glanbia Plc (Ireland), Nutreco N.V. (Netherlands), and Lactalis Group (France). These players have adopted various growth strategies such as expansions, acquisitions, and new product launches to expand their presence in the global liquid milk replacers market. Expansions has been the most dominating strategy adopted by major players from 2014 to 2018. This has helped them to innovate their offerings and broaden their customer base.

Scope of the Report:

On the basis of type, the market is segmented as follows:

•             Medicated

•             Non-medicated

On the basis of livestock, the market is segmented as follows:

•             Calves

•             Piglets

•             Others (foals, kitten, kids, lambs, and puppies)

On the basis of region, the market is segmented as follows:

•             North America

•             Europe

•             Asia Pacific

•             RoW

The medicated segment is projected to grow at the higher CAGR between 2018 and 2023. Medicated liquid milk replacers provide various health benefits and improve the performance of infant livestock. These milk replacers are mainly fed to infant livestock that has physical and nutritional deficiencies, weaknesses, or diseases; and requires an enhanced nutritional diet. This has led livestock rearers to use medicated liquid milk replacers.

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The calves segment, by livestock, is projected to be the fastest-growing store type in the global market. Calves are born with only the abomasum, i.e., the fourth stomach functioning; and their digestion is only dependent on the enzymes existing in the abomasum. For this reason, infant animals are fed with high-quality milk replacers, as they fulfill their nutritional needs and boost their immunity toward diseases. Liquid milk replacers for calves are nutritious concentrate mixes and contain nutrients such as protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals in the optimum required ratio to ensure optimal growth.

The Growth of the Bakery Industry to Drive Market Growth

Europe is projected to dominate the bakery premixes market due to the rise in the consumption of bakery products as a staple food product among consumers. The European bakery premix market is an established market, as key players have enhanced distribution channels, comply with regulations, develop innovative products, and align with consumer preferences.

Russia is projected to witness the highest growth in the European market during the forecast period. The demand for bread and bakery products in the country is projected to increase in the coming years, as consumers are adapting to the urbanized lifestyle, which drives the sales of convenience food products. The consumption of bread remains the highest in the county, and the demand seems to be increasing in the coming years, as manufacturers are focusing on launching bread products with value addition for health-conscious consumers.

This report includes a study on the marketing and development strategies, as well as product portfolios of the leading companies. It consists of profiles of leading companies, such as Oy Karl Fazer AB (Finland), Archer Daniels Midland Company (US), Puratos (Belgium), Corbion (Netherlands), Bakels Group (Switzerland), Nestle (Switzerland), Cargill (US), Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (Japan), KCG Corporation, Swiss Bake Ingredients Pvt. Ltd. (Switzerland), Lesaffre (France), GK Ingredients (Malaysia), Premia Food Additives Pvt. Ltd. (India), Winner Group (Thailand), Midas Foods (US), Synova (Thailand), Heliofood (Malaysia), Watson Inc.(US), Limagrain (France), KCG Corporation (Thailand), Pondan (Indonesia), Trans Standard International (Malaysia), PT Sriboga Flour Mill (Indonesia), Winner Group (Thailand), Pt Gandum Mas Kencana (Indonesia), Heliofood (Malaysia) and Synova (Thailand), Dongguan Dongmei Foods Co. Ltd. (China), and GK Ingredients (Malaysia).

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By application, the bakery premixes market is segmented into bread products and bakery products. Bread mixes are primarily used by bakers to ensure the quality of products and minimize the cost of the final product. They help bakers to diversify their product portfolio by including different products, such as Italian panettone and French baguette. The bread mixes help in producing high-quality products with improved taste and texture at a competitive cost.

Among the bakery products, the pastries segment is projected to witness the highest growth over the forecast period, as they are convenient to use and provide moist texture and consistent flavor to the final products. These products are available in different flavors, such as chocolate, vanilla, and fruits, which are projected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

Increased Demand for Sterilized Food & Beverage Products is Driving the Food Sterilization Equipment Market

The food sterilization equipment market is projected to reach USD 922.7 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2018. This market is mainly being driven by rising instances of foodborne diseases and growing awareness about food safety among consumers. Factors such as increasing consumption of sterilized food products in the emerging markets of the Asia Pacific and Europe are also projected to drive the growth of the food sterilization equipment market.

The dried fruits & nuts segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2023. Dried fruits and nuts are consumed as a snack and are used as ingredients in various confectionery and bakery products. Insects, mites, and microbes can spoil dried fruits and nuts, and degrade its quality. To maintain the quality of the dried fruits and nuts, manufacturers are focusing on opting for food sterilization equipment. These factors are projected to drive the growth of the market in this segment.

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The radiation segment of the food sterilization equipment market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2023. Radiation technology minimizes the presence of pathogens and reduces the speed of enzymes production, which eventually slows down the ripening, spoilage, and sprouting process in the food products.

The batch sterilization process is projected to witness the fastest growth between 2018 and 2023. This process involves minimal expenditure on the apparatus and assets as compared to the continuous sterilization system. Due to these factors, this process remains the most-preferred in various food application industries.

Asia Pacific is estimated to record the highest CAGR in the global market during the review period. The rising number of foodborne diseases is mainly due to the presence of allergens and pathogens s, which results in the contamination of food products from plastic, glass, and metal parts. Such factors are driving the food sterilization equipment market.

Manufacturers in the region are focusing on utilizing various sterilization technologies for packaging food products. Upcoming sterilization technologies such as aseptic packaging are being used by several food manufacturers due to its fast and easy process. In addition, leading technology solutions enable the manufacturers to offer better quality products, save production energy, and prevent the deformation of the packaged food product. The key market players in developing countries such as India and China are utilizing various sterilization processes to cater to the growing demand for packaged and processed food products.

Aquaculture Market: Trends and Developments

The global aquaculture market size is projected to grow from USD 30.1 billion in 2018 to USD 42.6 billion by 2023, recording a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% during the forecast period. This market is driven by factors such as a decline in the amount of captured fish, rise in consumption of fish and other products (due to their nutritional value), and growth in trend of smart fish farming.

Key aquaculture players include Pentair Plc, (US), AKVA Group (Norway), Xylem Inc (US), Aquaculture Equipment Ltd (UK), Aquaculture System Technologies (US), Luxsol (Belgium), Pioneer Group (Taiwan), CPI Equipment Inc (US), Asakua (Turkey), FREA Aquaculture Solutions (Denmark), Lifegard Aquatics (US), Tan International Ltd (UK), Reef Industries Inc (US), Aquafarm Equipment AS (Norway), and Aquaculture of Texas, Inc (US). Expansion was a dominant strategy adopted by the key players, followed by the launching of new products. This has helped them to increase their presence in different regions and expand their product portfolio.

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On the basis of rearing product type, the aquaculture market has been segmented as follows:

•             Equipment

o             Water pumps & filter

o             Containment  equipment

o             Water circulating and aerating equipment

o             Cleaning equipment

o             Feeders

o             Others

•             Chemicals

•             Pharmaceuticals

•             Fertilizers

On the basis of culture, the aquaculture market has been segmented as follows:

•             Freshwater

•             Brackish water

•             Marine

On the basis of species, the aquaculture market has been segmented as follows:

•             Aquatic plants

o             Seaweeds

o             Microalgae and other aquatic plants

•             Aquatic animals

o             Finfish

o             Crustaceans

o             Mollusks

o             Others (sea bream, sea bass, and frogs)

On the basis of production type, the aquaculture market has been segmented as follows:

•             Small-scale

•             Large- & medium-scale

On the basis of region, the aquaculture market has been segmented as follows:

•             North America

•             Europe

•             Asia Pacific

•             South America

•             RoW (Africa and the Middle East)

Geographic Analysis

•             Further breakdown of the Rest of Europe aquaculture market

•             Further breakdown of the Rest of Asia Pacific aquaculture markets

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The aquaculture market is segmented, on the basis of rearing product type, into equipment, chemicals, fertilizers, and pharmaceuticals. The equipment segment is projected to be a leading segment in the aquaculture market. This is attributed to the rising adoption of advanced feeding systems to meet the rising demand for the inclusion of nutrients at an optimum level in the diets of aquatic animals. Furthermore, the growth in demand for seafood and decline in the volume of captured fishes is prompting the farmers to use equipment for higher production.

Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing region in the aquaculture market during the forecast period due to the rapid development of aquaculture in most of the countries in the region in terms of improving the food supply. The demand for aquaculture products is rising, as the farmers in this region are investing in new technologies and innovations in order to meet the increasing food supply and nutrient food. The consumption of fish and shrimp is witnessing an upward trend in the region, which aids the aquafarming industry.

Plant Extracts Market Latest Trends, Growth, Opportunities and Forecast 2025

According to MarketsandMarkets analysis, the plant extracts market is estimated to be valued at USD 23.7 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 59.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 16.5% from 2019 to 2025. The demand for plant extracts is significantly increasing due to factors such as rising awareness regarding the side-effects of synthetic products and health benefits offered by phytomedicines and herbal extracts. Inadequate supply of raw materials and price fluctuations inhibit the growth of plant extracts market. New revenue-generating pockets emerging through natural sweeteners category and identification of unique herbs and spices in line with changing consumer preferences and tastes prove to be some of the opportunities in this market.

The Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market owing to the factors such as increasing awareness about better dietary choices, growing demand for herbal cosmetic products, rising awareness about the ill-effects of synthetic products, and increasing incidences of chronic diseases and stress levels due to busy lifestyles. Also, the availability of raw materials and required environmental conditions for the growth of plant extracts is the leading promoter of this trend in the Asia Pacific.

The plant extracts market, based on type, constitutes of four segments, namely phytomedicines & herbal extracts, essential oils, spices, and flavors & fragrances. The phytomedicines & herbal extracts segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR as they offer multiple health benefits without any adverse effects when compared to synthetic drugs. Phytomedicines & herbal extracts are majorly used in pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements in the form of capsules and tablets and also in cosmetic products. Due to rising awareness, consumers are demanding phytomedicines & herbal extracts that utilize plant-derived ingredients. Furthermore, the growing participation of international bodies and local plant extract manufacturers in R&D are some of the significant factors influencing the growth of this segment.

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The plant extracts market, based on application, is segmented into pharmaceuticals & dietary supplements, food & beverages, cosmetics, and other which includes personal care products and toiletries. The cosmetics segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR as the growing consumer interest in self-care is driving the increasing use of plant extracts in the cosmetics segment. The changing consumer lifestyles and economic factors such as the rise in per capita income, particularly in developing regions, have encouraged the consumers to spend on personal grooming. Also, the rising awareness and trends of using cosmetics with natural ingredients and free-from cosmetics are driving the plant extracts market in cosmetics application.

The plant extracts market, by source, is segmented into leaves, fruits, flowers, and bulbs, rhizomes & roots, barks & stems, and others which includes seeds, pods, and berries. The leaves segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR because leaves of many plants, including rosemary, aloe vera, basil, thyme, clove leaves are highly rich in antioxidants and also offer anti-microbial properties. This has led to their extensive usage in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries. Due to high Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, magnesium, iron, potassium, and calcium content, leaves extracts are also highly used in food & beverage applications.

The major players such as Givaudan (Switzerland), Sensient Technologies (US), Symrise AG (Germany), Kangcare Bioindustry Co., Ltd. (China), PT. Indesso Aroma (Indonesia), PT. Haldin Pacific Semesta (Indonesia), Vidya Herbs Private Limited (India), Shaanxi Jiahe Phytochem Co., Ltd. (Jiaherb, Inc.) (China), Synthite Industries Private Ltd. (India), Döhler (Germany), International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (US), in the industry are focusing on new product launches, expansions & investments, acquisitions, and agreements & partnerships to increase the global footprint in the area of plant extracts.

Expansions and investments are the key strategies adopted by key players in the global Molluscicides Market

The molluscicides market is estimated at USD 587.8 million in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 727.8 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period. The key players profiled have a strong presence in the global molluscicides market. These include Lonza Group (Switzerland), Bayer CropScience (Germany), American Vanguard Corporation (US), BASF (Germany), and Adama Agricultural Solutions (Israel).

The key market players adopted various growth strategies such as expansions & investments and mergers & acquisitions to cater to the increasing demand for molluscicide products and to expand their businesses. The companies in this market are increasing their investments in R&D to focus on developing new agrochemicals with an idea of developing molluscicide products that are less harmful to the environment than the existing chemical molluscicides. The companies are also focusing on expanding their geographic presence by increasing their production facilities.

The companies are also investing in new technologies to create new molluscicide products to be used in various applications such as molluscicides for residential purposes and for turf and ornamental applications categorized under non-agricultural application of molluscicides. Companies such as BASF (Germany) and De Sangosse (France) are expanding their product portfolios by innovating new products. BASF (Germany), in May 2017, introduced new biological molluscicides, Nemaslug and Nemasys powder, which contain nematodes.

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Companies are also expanding their global presence by establishing new offices and production facilities and by entering into an agreement with other global players. In September 2018, Lonza Group (Switzerland) established a new production facility of specialty ingredients, which include some of its molluscicide product offerings as well, in Greenwood, SC, US; hereby expanding its production capacity. In March 2016, Lonza Group (Switzerland) and Nulandis (South Africa) signed a strategic distribution agreement to launch Axcela slug & snail pellet in South Africa.

Syngenta expanded its projects in Brazil and Switzerland. The company invested USD 240 million in 2 manufacturing plants related to crop protection products in October 2016. This helped the company to increase its customer base in other regions as well as increase its global market share in the crop protection industry. In April 2016, BASF (Germany) established a new R&D center for biological crop protection and seed solutions in Germany. This new innovation center helped the company to develop new molluscicide products. In January 2016, De Sangosse (France) introduced new a molluscicide product, METAREX INOV, in Germany, thereby enhancing its molluscicide product portfolio.

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