1. Dough Conditioning Application is Expected to Drive the Market
Cysteine is widely used in the bakery industry as a dough conditioner. It tears apart the disulfide bonds of gluten, a protein found in flour, which is responsible for giving thickness to the dough. The global bakery products industry has been witnessing significant growth in the recent years. Health awareness and innovation in products is expected to drive the bakery market. India, the second-largest producer of biscuits after the United States, is expected to grow at a high rate in the next five years, with the proliferation of brands, such as Bauli.
2. Synthetic Process is Expected to Grow at a High Rate
Currently, the majority of cysteine production is carried out using a natural process, which incorporates the hydrolysis method. It consists of production from keratins through protein hydrolysate. The primary sources of keratin are feathers, hair, hooves, etc. The use of hydrolyzed cysteine is considered to be a taboo for Muslims and vegetarians. As per the Sharia law, the consumption of any part of the human body is haram to Muslims. To overcome the concern related to animal-based cysteine, a biotechnical process is developed for the production of cysteine, by the fermentation of glucose and inorganic salts and synthesis by metabolically-optimized bacteria. The increasing environmental regulations in China and the growing concern of vegans toward the use of hydrolyzed cysteine is likely to augment the growth of biotechnical cysteine production in the coming years.
3. Food Industry is Expected to Lead the Market
Cysteine is used as an ideal intermediate for meat flavorings and roast aromas. By reacting cysteine with various sugars, a number of savory flavors can be synthesized. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the average consumer is likely to eat 222.2 pounds of red meat and poultry in 2018. Domestic production is also expected to surpass 100 billion pounds. The decline in meat prices and growing popularity of dietary trends that focus more on protein and less on carbohydrates have helped in the continuous rise of meat production.
4. Animal Feed Industry is Accountable for Making Asia-Pacific a Dominant Market
Cysteine is used as a protein diet supplement in the animal feed industry. In 2017, Asia-Pacific accounted for more than 35% of the global feed tonnage. China remained at the top, among the animal feed producing countries, with the production of 186.86 million metric ton feed in 2017. India and Thailand witnessed the highest growth rate, at around 7%, primarily due to increase in pig and pet food production. Moreover, the healthy growth has also been supported by the increasing demand for meat and eggs, which is directly reflected in the increased feed production.
5. Leading Companies to Watch
The report also examines the role of the leading market players involved in the industry. Some of the key players listed in the study are:
Wacker Chemie AG
Nippon Rika Industries Corporation
Ajinomoto North America Inc.
Ningbo Zhenhai Haide Biochem Co. Ltd
Wuhan Grand Hoyo Co. Ltd
Wuxi Bikang Bioengineering Co. Ltd
Donboo Amino Acid Co.Ltd
CJ Haide (CJ CheilJedang Corp.)
Shine Star (Hubei) Biological Engineering Co. Ltd
Shanghai Cosroma Biotech Co.Ltd
About the market
The Mordor Intelligence report valued the market for cysteine products at USD 85 million in 2017, registering a CAGR of around 5% over the forecast period of 2018-2023.
Mordor Intelligence is a market intelligence and advisory firm operating in 14 industry segments, serving over 600 clients worldwide.