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 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 obtains views on the industry, market volumes and growth, and public databases and scientific literature to report on production technologies.

The contents of the report are outlined below:


  • Volume
  • Price
  • Market CAGR

Main Applications

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

Success Factors



  • 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


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