In this case study, a food science company engaged CPL Business Consultants to look at potential opportunities from xylitol markets and manufacturing as part of its growth strategy. 

The objective of this study was to provide our client with a technical and financial analysis of potential production routes to xylitol and to compare these routes with the current commercial procedure.

We also reported on the size and growth of the xylitol market, main applications, product prices, success factors and legislation.

CPL used its extensive network of contacts to obtain views on the industry, market volumes and growth, and public databases and scientific literature to report on production technologies.

Xylitol Markets and Manufacturing

Xylitol Markets

  • Volume
  • Price
  • Market CAGR

Main Market Applications

  • Chewing Gum
  • Dental Health Products
    • Toothpaste
    • Mouthwash
  • Confectionery
    • Chocolate
    • Tableted Products
    • Hard Candy

Success Factors


Xylitol Manufacturing

  • Costs
  • Process
    • Xylose hydrogenation
    • Fermentation of pentose
    • Fermentation of hexose
    • Combined routes from hexose
    • Enzymatic route from xylan
    • Competing sources of xylose
  • Cost Models
  • Raw Materials
  • Process Routes and Patents

Prices and Suppliers

  • Price and products lists

Xylitol Markets and Manufacturing Contacts

  • Interviews with insightful individuals

Please look at our PowerPoint Introduction and Brochure describing deliverables, differentiators and case studies. Eight case studies can also be reviewed.

CPL Business Consultants has worked on xylitol on a number of occasions, some further examples of completed projects can be found here and also here (please click on the links).

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