AT05 Rare Sugars Suppliers: Pullulan & Galactose

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Objective

The objective of the project was to provide a Client with commercial and technical information about suppliers’ products and services for providing pullulan and galactose as raw materials and an overview of the markets for these rare sugars.

Background

The client was a start-up with an innovative technology to stimulate beneficial microbiota shifts and improve human health. The products were produced using a number of ingredients, including rare sugars (i.e. monosaccharides that are present in only small amounts in nature) and polyphenols. The client required information on the producers and alternative uses for these products in order to inform its buying choices. 

Method

A formal Request For Proposal process was followed with defined timelines for suppliers respond; those which did not respond were chased up a number of times and follow-up discussions were conducted thereafter.  CPL contacted >40 companies including traders and manufacturers. This included ~20 companies which were reported to be manufacturing or trading galactose and ~20 companies trading or manufacturing pullulan.  CPL used a combination of desk research and primary research to obtain market data for these products.

Report

The report provided the information required for the client to make informed purchasing decisions.

The final report contained the following sections:

Table of Contents

OBJECTIVE 

METHOD

PRINCIPAL FINDINGS

  • PULLULAN
  • GALACTOSE

CONCLUSIONS

  • PULLULAN
  • GALACTOSE

PULLULAN MARKET OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION

PRODUCTION METHOD

PHYSIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES

    • Solubility 
    • Stability
    • Viscosity
    • Adhesiveness
    • Film-Forming
    • Mould-ability

APPLICATION AREAS

  • Food functional properties
  • Food application rates

MARKET ESTIMATES

GALACTOSE MARKET OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION

APPLICATION AREAS

MARKET ESTIMATES

    • Analysis of concentrations of sugars in the starting material vs. market prices

PULLULAN AND GALACTOSE SUPPLIERS

PULLULAN SUPPLIER RFP RESPONSES

GALACTOSE SUPPLIER RFP RESPONSES

CONTACTS

13 Contacts

APPENDIX – EXAMPLE RFP

TABLES

  • TABLE 1 DESIRED FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES OF PULLULAN IN FOODS
  • TABLE 2 TYPICAL APPLICATION RATES OF PULLULAN IN FOOD PRODUCTS
  • TABLE 3 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME (T) ESTIMATE OF PULLULAN BY INDUSTRY
  • TABLE 4 GLOBAL MARKET VOLUME (T) ESTIMATE OF PULLULAN BY INDUSTRY
  • TABLE 5 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE ($ M) ESTIMATE OF PULLULAN BY INDUSTRY
  • TABLE 6 GLOBAL MARKET VALUE ($ M) ESTIMATE OF PULLULAN BY INDUSTRY
  • TABLE 7 GLOBAL AVERAGE PRICE ($/KG) ESTIMATE OF PULLULAN BY INDUSTRY
  • TABLE 8 GLOBAL AVERAGE PRICE ($/KG) ESTIMATE OF PULLULAN BY INDUSTRY
  • TABLE 9 PLANT DERIVED D-GALACTOSE RAW MATERIAL SOURCES
  • TABLE 10 GLOBAL GALACTOSE VOLUME (T) FORECAST BY APPLICATION
  • TABLE 11 GLOBAL GALACTOSE VALUE ($ M) FORECAST BY TYPE
  • TABLE 12 GLOBAL GALACTOSE AVERAGE PRICE ESTIMATE ($/KG)
  • TABLE 13 SUMMARY OF RESPONSES
  • TABLE 14 GALACTOSE SUPPLIERS CONTACTED
  • TABLE 15 PULLULAN COMPANIES CONTACTED
  • TABLE 16 PULLULAN SUPPLIER RFP RESPONSES – COMMERCIAL DATA
  • TABLE 17 PULLULAN SUPPLIER RFP RESPONSES – TECHNICAL DATA
  • TABLE 18 GALACTOSE SUPPLIER RFP RESPONSES – COMMERCIAL DATA
  • TABLE 19 GALACTOSE SUPPLIER RFP RESPONSES – TECHNICAL DATA

FIGURES

  • FIGURE 1 STRUCTURE OF PULLULAN
  • FIGURE 2 PRODUCTION OF PULLULAN
  • FIGURE 3 GLOBAL PULLULAN VOLUME ESTIMATE BY INDUSTRY
  • FIGURE 4 GLOBAL PULLULAN VOLUME ESTIMATE BY INDUSTRY 
  • FIGURE 5 GLOBAL PULLULAN VALUE ESTIMATE BY INDUSTRY
  • FIGURE 6 GLOBAL PULLULAN VALUE ESTIMATE BY INDUSTRY
  • FIGURE 7 GLOBAL PULLULAN VOLUME SPLIT BY INDUSTRY
  • FIGURE 8 GLOBAL PULLULAN AVERAGE PRICE ESTIMATE (COMBINED)
  • FIGURE 9 GLOBAL PULLULAN AVERAGE PRICE ESTIMATE BY INDUSTRY
  • FIGURE 10 GLOBAL PULLULAN AVERAGE PRICE ESTIMATE (COMBINED)
  • FIGURE 11 GLOBAL PULLULAN AVERAGE PRICE ESTIMATE BY INDUSTRY
  • FIGURE 12 STRUCTURE OF GALACTOSE
  • FIGURE 13 GLOBAL GALACTOSE VOLUME FORECAST BY APPLICATION
  • FIGURE 14 GLOBAL GALACTOSE VALUE FORECAST BY TYPE
  • FIGURE 15 GLOBAL GALACTOSE VALUE SPLIT BY TYPE
  • FIGURE 16 GLOBAL GALACTOSE AVERAGE PRICE ESTIMATE
  • FIGURE 17 ANALYSIS OF CONCENTRATIONS OF SUGARS IN STARTING MATERIAL VS. MARKET PRICES

 

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