Manufacturing of Dextrose Anhydrous, Sorbitol & Vitamin C. Investment Opportunities in Pharma Sector.
Dextrose Anhydrous will witness a rise in the demand because of its use in medicines. Its demand is increasing because of vast benefits including can be used for making glucose injection, sodium chloride compound, lactic acid, sodium glucose injection, drug, etc. Anhydrous Dextrose, a high purity product with moisture below 1 percent, it finds applications in the making of special food preparations and is the best sweetener for water-sensitive systems such as chocolate.
Dextrose Anhydrous is formulated with vitamins and Minerals and sold in packets or containers or used during convalescent periods of physical stress by patients, athletes and students. Dextrose anhydrous is generally manufactured from starch, basically maize starch. It is manufactured by vacuum evaporation of the dextrose solution and by crystallization. There is plenty of availability of raw materials. Dextrose anhydrous is purified and crystallized glucose. It exists in white, odorless, crystalline powder having sweet taste. Dextrose Anhydrous is produced by re-dissolving Dextrose Monohydrate, refining, evaporation and re-crystallization by seed crystals at elevated temperature.
Anhydrous Dextrose is crystallized D-glucose compounds. It has no water molecule in its chemical structure and is a monosaccharide, a simpler sugar than the fructose cane sugar. Food Anhydrous Dextrose is used in the production of cakes and cold drinks to improve their taste, flavor and luster.
Sorbitol, also called glucitol, is a sugar substitute found naturally in foods like apples, peaches, pears and prunes. It is a sugar alcohol prepared by reducing glucose through a chemical process so that the aldehyde group molecules change to hydroxyl group. It is considered to be a sweetener with nutritional energy, as it provides 2.6kcal per gram of the sweetener.
Its sweetening properties allow it to be used as a low-calorie sweetener in medicinal solutions. Its hyperosmotic properties allow it to work as a laxative, drawing water into the colon from surrounding body tissues to allow softening of stool and relieve constipation.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. It is needed for normal growth and development. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. Although the body keeps a small reserve of these vitamins, they have to be taken regularly to prevent a shortage in the body.
As a hex hydric alcohol, Sorbitol is a member of the polyhydric alcohol family, the lowest of which are ethylene glycol and glycerol. The close chemical relationship between Sorbitol and the lower alcohols (like glycol and glycerol) is responsible for the similarity in their general physical properties and applications in industrial technology.
In general, hexitols and their derivatives particularly Sorbitol, are used in diverse industries viz. pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toothpastes, cigarettes, foods, textiles, adhesives, confectionery, printing ink, etc. One of the major uses of Sorbitol is as a humectant and conditioning agent. Many products under day-to-day atmospheric changes require the addition of a humectant to assist them to retain their freshness, softness and flexibility and to maintain ideal manufacturing conditions.
Dextrose anhydrous is generally manufactured from starch, basically maize starch. It is manufactured by vacuum evaporation of the dextrose solution and by crystallization. There is plenty of availability of raw materials. The market demand of the above products is appreciably high and these have good export potential also. But the main barrier to produce these products, that there is no available bacterial culture in India and the manufacturers are solely depended upon the advanced countries for the culture.
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- Chemical processes
Vitamin C / Sorbitol is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Scurvy, Cell damage, Wound healing, Tissue repair, Red blood cell production, Occasional constipation and other conditions.
The complete list of uses and indications for Vitamin C / Sorbitol is as follows:
- Cell damage
- Wound healing
- Tissue repair
- Red blood cell production
- Occasional constipation
The various nutritive physical and chemical properties of Dextrose make it a valuable ingredient in many food application.
Dextrose is readily fermentable sugar and an excellent nutrient for yeast in bread dough. Its reaction when heated with protein provides color and flavours to bread and cookie crusts, Strength in bread for slicing and handling.
Dextrose is readily fermentable sugar and hence used in wine and beer to supply sweetness, body and osmotic pressure. It is adjacent to reduce residual carbohydrate level and caloric content in light beer production.
Dextrose alone or with sucrose controls Osmotic pressure and enhances flavours, sweetness, and texture in Jams, Jellies, fruits and juices. In addition it helps to create the glossy appearance of Jams and Jellies.
Dextrose supplies sweetness, softness and crystallization control in candies. It is also used in Candy and gum for coating, strength, hardness & color.
Dextrose Mono-hydrate is formulated with vitamins and Minerals and sold in packets or containers or used during convalescent periods of physical stress by patients, athletes and students. In medical formulations Dextrose is used in tableting (salt tablets) and as a raw material in the fermentation industry for bio-chemical synthesis of antibiotics (Penicillin, streptomycin etc.) And vitamin C. via Sorbitol.
- Fermentation industry:
Dextrose serves as a raw material in the manufacture of citric acid, amino acids, enzymes, lactic acid and ethanol.
- Chemical Processes:
Sorbitol and mannitol methyglucoside, gluconic acid, gluconates also are produced from various chemical reactions with Dextrose Monohydrate.
Sorbitol is a water soluble polyhydric alcohol, having sweet taste and high stability besides properties of humectancy and plasticizing used in manufacture of tooth paste, tonics, pharmaceutical formulations, cosmetics etc. Maltitol is a polyols or sugar substitute that is understood to be almost as sweet as conventional granulated sugar. It is a reduced caloric bulk sweetener with sugar like taste and sweetness. Maltitol is especially useful in the production of sweets, sugarless hard candies, chewing gum, chocolates, baked goods and ice cream. It is useful in the diets of people with diabetes control of blood glucose. Lipids and weight are the three major goals of diabetes management today.
Dextrose anhydrous is the purest form of dextrose, commonly called glucose. It is used in tableting (salt tablets) and as a raw material in the fermentation industry for biochemical synthesis of antibiotics and vitamin C, via sorbitol. Vitamin C, is a sugar acid and act as an antioxidant. This material is generally found in crystallized or powder form with white or light yellow appearance and is water soluble. Demand growth of this industry is very good.
Sorbitol is a natural sugar alcohol with an increasing range of applications from the food industry (as a sweetener) to pharmaceutical applications (mainly as a carrier) to the cosmetics industry (as an emulsion stabilizer). Sorbitol is considered to be one of the top 12 high value-added building block intermediate chemicals that can be produced from renewable biomass resources, mainly from corn starch–based glucose and corn steep liquor. It can be also produced by catalytic hydrogenation or electrolytic reduction of glucose. The largest production and consumption worldwide are concentrated in China, where the main vitamin C industry is located.
Dextrose Anhydrous market is mainly driven by the increasing food market. It is used in a vast variety of foods. Many food producers started using Dextrose Anhydrous instead of table sugar because of its better effects on human body. Manufacturers widely use Dextrose Anhydrous in food products and also used by athletes to replenish the muscle glycogen levels. Dextrose Anhydrous will witness a rise in the demand because of its use in medicines. Its demand is increasing because of vast benefits including can be used for making glucose injection, sodium chloride compound, lactic acid, sodium glucose injection, drug, etc. Another factor that fuels up the growth of the Dextrose Anhydrous market is that the affordable price because of cheap production cost. Most of the companies are located in U.S. and APEJ countries which are exporting Dextrose Anhydrous to all the regions. Hence, Dextrose Anhydrous market is expected to grow.
However, Dextrose Anhydrous comes along with a number of restraints. Dextrose Anhydrous might lead to increase in thirst, swelling of arms, face, and legs, upset stomach, general fatigue, running short of breath, nausea, frequent urination, vomiting and skin dryness. Dextrose Anhydrous can also cause Hyperglycemia, increases body fat, and Hypoglycemia.
The increasing demand of sorbitol by food and beverages in order to prepare sugar-free and dietary products is the main reason behind the growth of sorbitol market. Also the demand from cosmetics and personal care industry is nearly to boost up the market.
Consumers shifting towards low sugar content foods is propelling the growth of the market. Consumer’s awareness about health and the increasing number of diabetes patient is shifting the consumers towards low sugar content foods. Sorbitol is used as a feedstock for manufacturing vitamin C, but because of the over production of vitamin c the market is witnessing a decline from the past few years due to which the applications in other segments is increasing and it is becoming a challenge for the sorbitol market to expand its growth. The present ground scenario and the future growth prospects of the dextrose injection market for 2017-2025 along with the data of end user medical facilities worldwide.
Regional coverage for Dextrose Anhydrous market includes North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ), Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Japan. Dextrose Anhydrous market will witnesses a high demand in APEJ because of the high investments in the region and its large population. Market in India and China is still at growth stage which will fuel the market for next ten years in the region.
Furthermore, demand for organic products is likely to contribute to the market growth in the years to come. Substitution of sorbitol in food products and decreasing production of vitamin C has resulted in low product consumption in regions, such as South Korea. However, Asia Pacific is projected to witness the fastest growth over the estimated period. China is a leading producer of vitamin C and also accounts for a major portion of sorbitol consumption as input for its production. Rapid expansion of personal care and F&B industries in Central & South America and Middle East and Africa are driving the regional markets.
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Cargill, Fisher Scientific, BANGYE, Rouqette, Sigma Aldrich, Orion Infusion, Foodchem, Demo, Amaravati Chemicals Ltd. , Gayatri Bioorganics Ltd., Gulshan Polyols Ltd., Hico Products Ltd., Jayant Vitamins Ltd., Sayaji Industries Ltd., Sukhjit Starch & Chemicals Ltd., Tan India Ltd., Unicorn Organics Ltd., (Dextrose) Indian Maize & Chemicals Ltd. , Kamala Sugar Mills Ltd., Origin Agrostar Ltd., Tirupati Starch & Chemicals Ltd., Unique Sugars Ltd.