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The objective of this study was to assist the client in determining whether an opportunity exists to enter the cyclodextrin business. The study aimed to describe the uses for the various cyclodextrins and for their derivatives, and consider in particular whether the cyclodextrin business has possibilities for growth beyond those known in pharmaceuticals. Consequently, focussing on the potential food uses, the study aimed to determine the markets, prices and trends in respect of cyclodextrin use; to identify the existing manufacturers, distributors and users; to determine the functional properties of cyclodextrins and their derivatives that might lead to market growth; to asses the regulatory and patent positions; and to consider ways by which the client might enter the market if a genuine commercial opportunity existed.

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Table of Contents



Principal Findings

  • Market Volume & Value
  • Market Growth
  • Players & Products
  • End-Users and Applications
  • Regulatory Status
  • Properties and Synthesis
  • Patents
  • Scientific Research


SWOT for cyclodextrin as an ingredient

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats

SWOT for the client in the cyclodextrin business

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats



  • Volumes and Prices
  • Products
    • Food
    • Cosmetics
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Household and Personal care
  • Applications and Uses
  • Potential food sector markets and competing products
  • Overview of Cyclodextrin Market History
  • Overview of Micro-encapsulation

Regulatory Issues

  • Cyclodextrins
    • α-Cyclodextrin
    • β-Cyclodextrin
    • γ-cyclodextrin
  • Derivatives
    • Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin
    • Methylated Cyclodextrins


  • Food Applications
  • Manufacturing

Properties and Synthesis

  • Properties
  • Synthesis


  • 9 Manufacturers
  • 8 Processors and Traders
  • 2 Fine Chemical
  • 6 End-Users
  • 6 Competitors
  • 7 Others

Contact Reports

  • Overview
  • 9 Manufacturers
  • 4 Processors and Traders
  • 4 End-Users
  • 9 Companies with competing technologies
  • 15 Others

Scientific Research

  • Review articles
    • Food applications
    • Technological aspects
    • Safety assessment of gamma-cyclodextrin
    • Synthesis
  • Clinical trials
    • Glycaemic response with α-cyclodextrin
    • Glycaemic response with γ-cyclodextrin
    • Improved satiety
    • Gastrointestinal tolerance of γ-cyclodextrin
  • Animal trials and in vitro studies
    • Safety assessment of α-cyclodextrin
    • Safety assessment of γ-cyclodextrin

15 News Items

23 Tables

7 Figures

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