Cellulose is the prime component of plant cell. Microcrystalline cellulose is partially depolymerized cellulose, obtained from wood pulp. It is also formed through some of the fungi, bacteria, algae or marine animals. It is insoluble in water and is primarily used as bulking and anticaking agent in production of food products. It is also used as a texturizer, emulsifier and as an extender in application such as pharmaceutical or personal care products. Wide usage of microcrystalline cellulose in manufacturing food products coupled with growing of the pharmaceutical excipient industry is driving the demand of microcrystalline cellulose market across the globe.
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Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Segmentation
Global microcrystalline cellulose market is segmented on the basis of application which includes pharmaceutical, food & beverage, cosmetics & personal care and others (paints and coating). Microcrystalline cellulose is widely used in various food products, which includes dairy products, desserts, baked goods and frozen food. Microcrystalline cellulose act as a bulking agent and fat substitute, and also helps in enhancing and maintaining consistency of the food product, which is expected to support the growth of food product in microcrystalline cellulose market. Pharmaceutical is expected to show a substantial growth over the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the wide usage of microcrystalline cellulose in pharmaceutical products. It can be used in every kind of oral dosage such as capsules, pellets, tablets, sachets, and others. In addition, microcrystalline cellulose is highly used as texturizer and thickening agent in cosmetics and personal care products, which is expected to support the demand of microcrystalline cellulose in cosmetics and personal care products in the near future.
Global microcrystalline cellulose market is also segmented on...