Colophony Market to See Incredible Growth During 2018 – 2026
Market Outlook for Colophony Market:
Colophony is obtained from the resin secreted by the pine tree. It is also known by other names such as gum rosin and Green Pitch. Colophony is a resin which consists of about 70% resin and 30% oil. Colophony is collected from the naturally growing pine trees and by nature, it has volatile and chemically reactive properties when dissolved in organic solvents. Colophony has a panoply of applications for industrial purposes such as in paints, inks, rubber industry, explosives, soaps, adhesives, and as a glazing or coating agent in pharmaceuticals and chewing gums. Its major function is to provide adhesive and binding properties in the products in which it is used. Hence, the adhesive end-use industry occupies a dominant share in the colophony market. Production of colophony is dispersed around the globe which includes regions like Russia, China Brazil, etc. For the collection and processing of colophony, plantation of hybrid pine trees is now standard practice in regions like Latin America and other countries such as China are beginning to follow this practice. In recent times, a higher yield of colophony has become important to the processors to meet demands and stabilize prices of colophony because a shortage of colophony recently cascaded down to an increase in prices of printing inks.
New collection methods for colophony are impacting the market in a significant way
Nowadays the hybrid variant of pine trees has is becoming increasingly common in the colophony supply chain. This is merely due to the fact that the hybrid variant yield more sap as compared to the naturally growing variety. A significant amount of research is being carried out to enhance the flow of colophony sap from the pine trees. This objective is achieved by bringing about genetic changes in the pine trees. These methods are also more sustainable for the colophony processors, as the mature pine trees that need to be replanted every 10 years can now be replanted 20 years. This method of plantation is also very profitable to the colophony processors to meet the growing demands of colophony in the market. These initiatives are further supported by governing bodies such as Pine Chemicals Association (PCA), which is initiating educational campaigns, to encourage the key participants in the colophony supply chain to embrace new methods of collecting and processing colophony. On the other hand, many popular food franchises have raised concerns over the use of food additives such as glycerides, fat substitutes, glycerol ester of colophony, etc. in their food. These initiatives are backed by the increasing consumer demand for clean label food products and may hinder the growth of the colophony market in the food & beverage segment.
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Global Colophony Market: Segmentation:
The global colophony market is segmented on the basis of grade, form and end user industry.
On the basis of grade, the colophony market is segmented into-
- X (Pale Yellow)
- WW (Slight Yellow)
- WG (Yellow)
- N (Deep Yellow)
- M (Yellow Brown)
- K (Yellow Red)
On the basis of form, the colophony market is segmented into-
On the basis of end user industry, the colophony market is segmented into-
- Printing inks
- Food Processing
- Personal Care
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Global Colophony Market: Examples of some of the market participants in the global Colophony market identified across the value chain include include Punjab Rosin And Chemicals Works, Foshan Baolin Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.,Merck KGaA, Iberian Resins, Kantilal Brothers, Shree Resins and Midhills amongst others.