According to the study “Asia Cosmetic Grade Pullulan Industry Situation and Prospects Research report”, cosmetic grade pullulan is used in the manufacture of cosmetics due to its tightening effect is almost instant but it will wash away. In a long run, pullulan will enhance the immune response and make the skin more resistant to infections. Pullulan is used as coatings, in dressings and sauces, innovative soft candy, edible chewing gum, and as egg and fruit preservatives. Pullulan is edible, and is easy to be washed away in water and therefore, it is used extensively in food industry. It is commercially used in the manufacture of edible films that are used in various breath freshener or oral hygiene products. Pullulan is also used in scientific research as a carrier for drug delivery.
Pullulan is a natural water-soluble polysaccharide, produced by fermentation from starch or auveobasidium pullulans. It is a biopolymer with unique and interesting properties. It consists of maltotriose units linked through α-1, 6 – glucosidic bonds. It has a typical chemical linkage pattern that possesses distinctive physical traits such as high adhesion properties, which tend to form strong film with oxygen impermeable ability. Pullulan is a white to off white powder and is edible, flavourless, odourless, tasteless and extremely stable biopolymer. It is non-toxic and non-immunogenic in nature and readily dissolves in water. Its viscosity is comparatively lower than many polysaccharides and does not form a gel. Being a versatile polysaccharide it decomposes at 250°C or 280°C. Pullulan is majorly used as a technology platform for innovation in cosmetic or pharmaceutical industry. It can form excellent film that is heat sealable as a good oxygen barrier and printable film. Pullulan is widely used in the development of various pharmaceutical, cosmetics, industrial applications and food industries as encapsulating agents, adhesives, thickening, and extending agents.
Various product types in cosmetic grade pullulan in Asia market are Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Copper and others. Geographically, cosmetic grade pullulan in Asia market is spread across China, Japan, India, Korea, Saudi Arabia and other regions. The leading players in cosmetic grade pullulan in Asia market are Hayashibara, KOPL, Meihua Group, Freda, Kangnaxin, Hierand Biotech, Henbo Bio-technology and Jinmei Biotechnology. All the leading vendors in cosmetic grade pullulan in Asia market are increasingly focusing on creating strong brand names, offering well-established products, and exhibit long-term reliability. The vendors are increasingly competing against each other based on factors such as price, features, and product quality.
Asia accounts for a largest share in the cosmetic grade pullulan in Asia market due to enhanced standard of living, demand for quality cosmetics products and increasing beauty interests. The increasing consumption of cosmetic grade pullulan in various applications is encouraging the market towards expansion in various sectors attracting huge recognition and the trend will continue over the next few years in Asian markets.
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