The global market for controlled-release barrier materials reached $960 million in 2016 and should reach nearly $1.3 billion in 2021, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7% through 2021.
The study provides an overview, introduction, primer and market size calculated based on estimated manufacturers’ total revenues to the overall concept of controlled release in relation to the identified markets as they relate to one another. It is further divided into chapters dealing with each major individual market that uses controlled release. The regions include North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Individual applications have also been reviewed and forecasted to better understand where the technology is used, as well as trends in its use. Technological trends are covered to show the state of the art and the ways in which the technology is evolving. The competitive side of the market covers various identified producers and developers.
First, an introduction, overview and market forecast of all of the identified markets combined in aggregate has been included to consolidate the niche markets into a comprehensive section for general review.
Second, each market has a dedicated chapter, as each is unique. Individual applications are also covered within each market. The identified markets are:
- Food processing.
- Consumer products.
The following organizational pattern was used in each market to cover the market in the most comprehensive fashion:
- Background: Giving an introduction to each market, history of the technology and market, and a primer to the technology.
- Market sizes and forecasts: Giving an introduction and overview of the market, breaking down the market by application while giving a size and forecast for each, and breaking the market down by region while providing a size and forecast for each.
- Patents: Showing trends in how the technology is evolving by year, region and developer, and then highlighting identified trends in the technology.
- Competitive environment: Showing the competitive landscape and the merger and acquisition activity, and then highlighting and trending top companies and giving competitive profiles of identified top organizations.
- An overview of the controlled-release industry, which includes a description of current methods and materials and discussion on the positive effect of the emerging sustainable agriculture movement.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015 and 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
- A look at the migration of controlled-release features from high-margin specialty products to low-margin mass-marketed products.
- Evaluation of the larger global forces that will shape the demand for controlled-release technology over the next five years.
- Analysis of application-specific market segments within the agriculture, food processing, consumer product, and institutional, industrial and energy industries.
- Profiles of major players in the industry.
Controlled-release technologies provide a vast array of benefits across many applications. BCC Research has divided this market into six categories—agriculture, food additives, consumer products, infrastructure, industrial and energy—to capture the growth trends of this technology.
BCC Research identifies the use of controlled release across all categories as niche, as it comes at a premium price and because controlled release of a substance is used only during selected applications. It is, however, predicted to show growth. High-income areas will continue to dominate, with the U.S. being the leading consumer, but for growth rates, middle-income areas will show the highest drive, mainly by China.
Growth is projected to be lower than previous growth rates. This is mainly due to market uptake based on regulations, consumer preferences and substitutes. In the highest-volume areas (high income), the market will be mature, with new applications using controlled release reaching maximum levels. Consumer preferences in such areas as food additives have begun to move away from unneeded chemicals and toward natural products, which will affect both the product and the packaging across all
income segments. In the European Union (E.U.), which is already a niche market for agricultural use, regulation targeting polymer materials used in agriculture could put a halt to future market use until a bio-based and/or fully degradable material becomes ready and economical to use.
As middle-income countries begin to mature and refine their technologies, their consumers will demand more premium products and sophisticated marketing driving everything from consumer goods to industrial products. Agriculture will also see growth in middle-income areas, as farming intensity and nitrogen runoff take a toll on the environment, thus driving the need for selective release. More consumer discretionary spending will drive leisure gardening to leisure activities, including golf, increasing the demand for premium fertilizers used on the turf. Business and residential landscaping will also drive growth as consumers and companies improve the esthetics of their surroundings.
In mature markets and increasingly in middle-income markets, controlled release for use in remediation and water treatment will drive a niche business as environmental regulations and enforcement become more frequent.
The markets vary by their demands, but the use of controlled-release technology allows for product producers to alter and customize their offerings for specific applications. BCC Research predicts a growth market as populations, consumer income and industrial output rise.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Controlled-release Technologies: Established and Emerging Markets
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Controlled-release Technologies
Controlled-release Technology Overview
Established and Emerging Applications
Coatings and Encapsulation
Chapter 4 Controlled Release Markets
Global Market for Controlled-release Technology
Infrastructure Required to Enter the Global Market
Shaping of Regional Markets
Forecasting the Controlled-release Market
Chapter 5 Agriculture Market
Agriculture Market Background
Patents for Controlled Release Fertilizers
Competitive Market for Controlled-release Fertilizer Technologies
Hanfeng Evergreen Inc.
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials Used in Fertilizer
Controlled Release's Contribution to Sustainability
Controlled-release Technology for Agrichemicals
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Fertilizers used in Gardens, Greenhouses and Nurseries, and Turfgrass Applications
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Fertilizers Used in Cotton Farming
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Fertilizers Used for Grains and Pulses
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Fertilizers Used for Fruits and Vegetables
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Fertilizers Used for Oilseed Production
Chapter 6 Food Processing Market
Food Processing Market
Patents for Controlled-release Technologies as Food Additives
Competitive Market for Controlled Release for Flavorings and Food Additives
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Flavorings and Food Additives
Food-Processing Industry Overview
Food Processors and Controlled Release
Chapter 7 Consumer Product Market
Controlled Release for Cosmetics
Controlled Release in Advanced Textiles
Controlled Release for Smart Packaging
Patents for Controlled-release Technologies in Consumer Products
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials Used in Consumer Products
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Packaging Products
Controlled Release for Personal Cleaning Products
Controlled Release for Household Cleaning Products
Controlled Release for Aroma Packaging
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Cosmetic and Personal Cleaning Products
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Household Cleaning Products
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Textile Products
Chapter 8 Infrastructure Market
Controlled Release for Remediation
Controlled Release for Water Treatment
Patents for Controlled-release Technologies in Infrastructure Products
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Technologies in Infrastructure Products
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Remediation Products
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Water Treatment Products
Chapter 9 Industrial Product Market
Controlled Release in Paints, Pigments and Coatings
Patents for Controlled-release Technologies in Industrial Products
Market for Controlled-release barrier materials for Industrial Products
Controlled Release in Other Industrial Applications
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Paint, Pigment and Coating Products
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials for Other Industrial Applications
Chapter 10 Energy Market
Controlled-release Barrier Materials in Oilfield Development
Patents for Controlled-release Technologies in Energy
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Material Technology in Energy
Controlled-release Barrier Materials in Biofuels
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials in Oilfield Development
Market for Controlled-release Barrier Materials in Biofuels
Chapter 11 Company Profiles
3M CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
A&E CONNOCK PERFUMERY & COSMETICS LTD.
ALZO INTL. INC.
AMERICAN THERMAL INSTRUMENTS
ANALYTICAL RESEARCH SYSTEMS INC.
THE ANDERSONS INC.
ARCADE MARKETING INC.
APPLIED MINERALS INC.
BELL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES
BIOGUARD TECHNOLOGIES INC.
CAPSULATED SYSTEMS INC.
CERAMISPHERE PTY. LTD.
CF INDUSTRIES HOLDINGS INC.
CLARITY WATER TECHNOLOGIES
CVR ENERGY LP
CONTROL RELEASE SOCIETY
COUNCIL OF TEXTILE AND FASHION INDUSTRIES LTD.
DOBER CHEMICAL CORPORATION
EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.
FLAVOR AND EXTRACT MANUFACTURERS ASSOC.
HAIFA CHEMICAL CO.
HANFENG EVERGREEN INC.
HENKEL AG & CO.
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC.
INTERNATIONAL FRAGRANCE ASSOCIATION
JRP INTL. INC.
J.R. SIMPLOT CO.
KG CHEMICAL CO.
KOBO PRODUCTS INC.
LEBANON SEABOARD CORP.
MICROTEK LABORATORIES INC.
MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
THE MOSAIC CO.
READE ADVANCED MATERIALS
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR FRAGRANCE MATERIALS
RONALD T. DODGE CO.
SALVONA TECHNOLOGIES LLC
SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
SCENTSATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY
SHENZHEN BATIAN ECOTYPIC ENGINEERING CO. LTD.
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
SUN GRO HORTICULTURE
TAKASAGO INTL. CORP.
TMC HALLCREST LTD.
TRI-K INDUSTRIES INC.
V. MANE FILS S.A.
VANTAGE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS
YARA INTL. ASA
Vantage Specialty Ingredients
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