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Pharmaceutical Excipients Market: Global industry size, share analysis, 2014 - 2020

Persistence Market Research Pvt. Ltd is released new forthcoming report on title "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2014 - 2020".
Published 07 August 2015

Pharmaceutical drugs comprise excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Pharmaceutical excipients maintain the pH and osmolarity of liquid formulations and increase the stability of APIs in dosage forms. These excipients are classified into various forms. Major forms include disintegrants, diluents, and lubricants. Disintegrants are used to dissolve tablets after oral administration. Major disintegrants include croscarmellose sodium and sodium starch glycolate.

Diluents are designed to make up the required bulk of the tablet when the drug dosage itself is inadequate to produce the bulk. Lactose and calcium carbonate are key diluents used to formulate drugs. Lubricants are mainly used to prevent the sticking of tablets to the tablet punches during the manufacturing process. Some of the major lubricants include stearic acid and magnesium stearate.

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The global excipients market is categorized based on the route of administration, product, and functionality. Based on the route of administration, the report covers parenteral, topical, and oral excipients. Based on product, the report comprises organic and inorganic chemicals. The organic chemical segment is further sub segmented into oleochemicals, petrochemicals, carbohydrates, and proteins.

Major oleochemicals include glycerin, fatty alcohols, and mineral stearates. Mineral hydrocarbons, glycols, povidones, and acrylic polymers are some major petrochemicals used in the pharmaceutical drugs manufacturing process. Major carbohydrates include sugar, cellulose, and starch.

On the basis of functionality, the pharmaceutical excipients market comprises preservatives, fillers and diluents, lubricants and glidants, binders, colorants, suspension and viscosity agents, disintegrants, coatings, and flavoring agents.

In terms of geography, North America dominates the global pharmaceutical excipients market. This is due to the growth in demand for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical drugs in the region. In addition, technological innovations in manufacturing procedures of excipients have also propelled the growth of the market in North America. The U.S. represents the largest market for pharmaceutical excipients in North America, followed by Canada. In Europe, Germany, France, and the U.K. hold major shares of the pharmaceutical excipients market. The pharmaceutical excipients market in Asia too is expected to show high growth rates in the next five years. This is due to increasing investments by many excipients manufacturing companies in the region. In addition, low manufacturing and labor costs also propelled the growth of the pharmaceutical excipients market in Asia. India, China, and Japan are expected to be the fastest-growing markets for pharmaceutical excipients in Asia.

The increasing demand for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical drugs and growing demand for new excipients in drug manufacturing procedures are major driving factors for the global pharmaceutical excipients market. Also, technological advancement in drug delivery systems and the emergence of innovative drugs for the treatment of chronic diseases have fueled the growth of this market. Moreover, the growing generics market due to patent expiries of various blockbuster drugs (drugs that have an annual sale of USD 1.0 million and above) has increased the demand of excipients for their formulation.

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Stringent regulatory requirements for the approval of excipients obstruct the growth of the global pharmaceutical excipients market. Rapid product launches and increasing numbers of mergers and acquisitions between excipients producers are major trends observed in the global pharmaceutical excipients market.

The major companies operating in this market are Ashland Inc., Lubrizol Corporation, Evonik Industries, BASF SE, the Dow Chemical Company, Roquette, FMC Corporation, Colorcon, Inc., and Avantor Performance Materials, Inc.

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Key Points Covered in the Report
1) Market segmentation on the basis of type, application, product, and technology (as applicable)
2) Geographic segmentation

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia 
  • RoW

3) Market size and forecast for the various segments and geographies for the period from 2010 to 2020
4) Company profiles of the leading companies operating in the market
5) Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the market

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