Artificial Trans Fat Market Segmentation By Form (Solid and Semi-Solid); By Application (Cosmetics, Food Processing and Others) and By End User (Industrial, Catering and Household) - Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2028

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  • Published Date: Feb 16, 2023
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Introduction to Artificial Trans Fat

Artificial trans fat is a by-product of a chemical process called hydrogenation, which is used to turn vegetable oils into solids to improve shelf life. This chemical process changes the degree of saturation of the fat and converts the liquid oils into solid or semi-solid form. Artificial trans fat is relatively cheap, imparts a desirable taste to food, preserves foods and make them less likely to spoil. They are found in most of the commercially available fried and baked foods as well as in cosmetic products as a key ingredient. The amount or percentage of artificial trans fat in a particular packaged food can be determined by reading the nutrition facts panel.

Market Size and Forecast 

Rising applications of artificial trans fat as an ingredient in edible products such as packaged snacks to expand shelf-life and growing demand for cosmetics, body care, and skin care products as well as biodiesel are some of the significant factors boosting the market growth. The artificial trans fat market is anticipated to record a significant CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2020-2028. The market is segmented by application into cosmetics, food processing and others. Among these segments, the segment for cosmetics is anticipated to hold the leading share in the market on account of presence of large number of prominent companies involved in the production of cosmetic grade artificial trans fat for application in cosmetics, skincare and body care products. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT


Growth Drivers

Rapidly Growing Cosmetic Industry to Boost the Market Growth

Owing to the requirement of artificial trans fat as an essential component in cosmetics and personal care products has led to a significant rise in demand for artificial trans fat. Moreover, owing to their stable nature and ability to thicken any liquid, they are commonly used in body care, skin care, massage oils and other similar products. According to Cosmetics Europe, The Personal Care Association, the European cosmetics market was valued at 78.6 billion Euros at retail sales price in 2018 and there are at least 77 scientific innovation facilities in Europe that carry out research in relation to cosmetics and personal care. Further, the presence of artificial trans fat in skin care products helps in skin treatment such as dry skin, scars, aging and acne. These factors are anticipated to significantly expand the artificial trans fat market.

Rising Demand for Biodiesel to Drive the Market Growth

Improvements in advanced technologies and innovations are boosting the commercial value of artificial trans fat to explore opportunities in development of biodiesel production. A huge quantity of biodiesel, which is a diesel substitute, is made from the artificial trans fat through a chemical process. Furthermore, continuing use of artificial trans fat in the food processing industry to increase the shelf life of packaged food products is fuelling the growth of artificial trans fat market. Additionally, they are convenient to reuse for deep-fry which gives food a desirable taste and texture. On the back of these factors, the global artificial trans fat market is predicted to grow over the forecast period.


Regulatory Prohibitions and Health Disorders to Hamper the Market Growth

Regulatory bodies such as United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have declared the usage of artificial trans fat in the food and beverages as unsafe which may negatively affect the market growth. Further, the consumption of artificial trans fat in cooking results in generation of bad cholesterol in the body which can give rise to health hazards such as obesity and heart diseases. This is estimated to hinder the growth of artificial trans fat market in the future.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the artificial trans fat market includes the following segments:

By Form

  • Solid
  • Semi-solid

By Application

  • Cosmetics
  • Food Processing
  • Others

By End User

  • Industrial
  • Catering
  • Household

By Region

On the basis of regional analysis, the artificial trans fat market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region.

The market for artificial trans-fat in Europe is anticipated to hold the largest share in the market on account of presence of leading market players in the region which manufacture and market artificial trans fat. Moreover, the rapidly growing cosmetic industries along with the rising demand for cosmetic and personal care products in this region, further increases the product demand. The market in Asia Pacific is predicted to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period as a result of increasing biodiesel production owing to the huge requirement of artificial trans fat in biodiesel production process. Additionally, the extensive growth in catering services further raise the demand for artificial trans fat.

The artificial trans-fat market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

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In the News

  • February 2019: AAK, a leading provider of value-adding vegetable oils & fats acquired Dutch company which is specialized in toll refining of vegetable oils and fats for the food industry, MaasRefinery B.V. The acquisition is aimed to help AAK increase their capacity, support existing production facilities and enable continued growth.

Author Credits:  Anil Kumar, Ipsheeta Dash

  • Report ID: 2649
  • Published Date: Feb 16, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

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