AY07 The Erythritol Market

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The purpose of this study was to help our client understand the ‘market dynamics’ of the European and North American markets for erythritol in food and beverages.

The most important aspects of ‘market dynamics’ was to include the volumes, values, trends, players and competition, customers, key success factors and barriers to entry for the market.


The study wasbased initially on sources available to CPL including in-house databases, an extensive network of contacts (the CPL Value-Net) and other publicly available information such as that obtained from patents and technical literature.

Additional information was sought from selected contacts within the industry and at conferences and exhibitions. These contacts included companies involved in the erythritol businesses: competitors, potential competitors and customers.

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Table of Contents

Background and Scope
Principal Findings

      Players, Production and Capacity
      IP, Regulations and Safety
      Applications and New Products
      Success Factors & Barriers to Entry

Conclusions and Recommendations

    Current Market

      Volume, Value, Growth & Prices
      Main Players
      Chinese competitors
      Production capacity

    Contact Overview of the Market In 2012

      Products containing erythritol
      Reduced calorie chocolate confectionary overview
      Confectionery gums overview
      Stevia as a Market Driver
      Production in China
      Price and Supply

    Market Summary from 2009
    Market Summary from 2004

Current Players

    2 Companies
    Chinese Companies Claiming to Produce or Sell Erythritol

      13 companies

    Recent Import & Export Data

      US Imports

    Recent European and Chinese Exports

Success Factors & Barriers to Entry

    Success Factors
    Barriers to Entry
    Marketing History of Some Similar New Ingredients

Products Containing Erythritol

    Products by Country

      Erythritol Product Launches
      Product launches by country

    By Category

      Examples of products with and product information on erythritol

    Description of Product Appendices

Uses for Erythritol

    Technical Information
    Erythritol in Products

      In beverages
      In sugar free and/or diabetic chocolate
      In sugar free, low calorie and/or diabetic ice cream
      In yoghurts and dairy products
      In bakery items
      In confectionery
      In dietary supplements

    Erythritol Functionality in Food Products
    Potential Uses for Erythritol
    Physiological Issues in Consumption
    Polyol Competitors to Erythritol


    Product Launch Activity for Sugars and Sweeteners in 2010

Regulatory Status of Erythritol

    Approvals for Erythritol
    Approval in the EU

      EU approval justification
      EU non-approval in beverages

    Canadian Approval

Production Costs for Erythritol

    Introduction and Conclusions
    Cost Summaries

      Summary of Erythritol cost in 2004
      Summary of Erythritol cost in 2012

    Analysis of Cost
    Production Process

      Process flow

    Raw Materials

      Glucose price impact on erythritol
      Glucose price vs glucose value

    Capital Costs

      Process details and assumptions

Stevia – A Key Market Driver for Erythritol

    Producers and Capacities
    Contact Overview – Stevia
    Recent Information on Stevia

Contact Reports

    Polyol Suppliers

      19 suppliers


      2 Companies

    End Users and Potential End Users

      24 companies and subsidiaries

Selected Contact Reports from 2009

      12 contacts

Selected Contact Reports From 2004


      4 contacts

    Actual or Potential Users

      14 contacts


      5 contacts

Patents Relating to Erythritol

    Erythritol Patents Worldwide To March 2012

      ‘Erythritol’ patents
      ‘Erythritol and stevia’ patents
      ‘Erythritol and new’ patents
      ‘Erythritol and production’ patents
      US Erythritol patents


      Food & beverage
      Hard coatings and gum mass
      Pharmaceutical and other

    Patents to 2004


    Overview of News

      21 articles

    Selection of New From 2009
    Selected News From 2004

      Company A’s History

34 Tables
40 Figures

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