P9704 Competitive Strategy for Nutritive Sweeteners in the EU

The objective of this study was to help our client understand more about the sweeteners industry. The study compares and contrasts sugar production with starch industries, and describes the present position with regard to the competitiveness of glucose and fructose separately and in blends compared to sugar.

The study also considers future scenarios in the sweetener industries concerning progressive deregulation of the sugar regime, and laissez faire for iso-glucose. This includes an examination of how existing producers are positioning them to protect against changes in the sugar and starch regimes.

CPL discusses and analyses possible factors involved in exploiting the potential commercial development of liquid sweeteners including inulin fructose.

The contents of the study included:

Definitions and Properties of Calorific Sweeteners 

  • Sucrose 
  • Glucose 
  • Fructose

Manufacturing Costs, Methods and Operating Criteria 

  • The Production of Glucose-Sensitivity Cost Analysis 
  • Technology of Wheat Processing 
  • Vital Wheat Gluten 
  • Production of F-42 Syrups 
  • Capital Requirements 
  • The Green Field Site

Glucose and Fructose 

  • Glucose sweeteners types, applications, production and operating techniques 
  • Production objectives 
  • Glucose Applications 
  • Dextrose 
  • Fructose Syrups Separately and in Blends 
  • Estimated Costs and Selling Prices 
  • The Value of Fructose 
  • The Starch Industry in the European Union 
  • History and Development 
  • Market Size 
    • Maize 
    • Wheat 
    • Potato 
  • Multisourcing, Raw Materials and Flexibility 
  • Network Diversity and Aggregate Values 
  • Downstream Differentiation 
  • Industry Characteristics and Development 
  • Market Sectors 
  • Overlaps Between the Sugar and Starch Industries

Present Regimes and Future Scenarios

  • The Sugar and Starch Regimes 
  • The Starch Regime – Current and Future Position of Production Refunds 
  • Future Scenarios 
    • With little change over the next 4-5 years to existing regulations 
    • With gradual change over 5-10 years
  • Progressive Deregulation and Forces for Change in the Starch Industry – laissez faire for iso-glucose and other developments

An Analysis of European Starch Companies 

  • The Dynamics of the Industry 
  • Production, Ownership and Location of Starch Plants in the European Union

Company Profiles 

Non Starch Sources of Fructose 

Chromatography 

Comments on Sugar Replacement and the Use of Fructose Syrups 

Industry views and comments

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