Polymer Excipients Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Product Type (Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Polyethylene Glycol, Starch, Micro Crystalline Cellulose (MCC), Ethyl and Methyl Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC), and Others), Application (Binders, Viscosity Modifiers, Coatings, Flavors, Preservatives, Colorants, Sweeteners, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Polymer Excipients Market - Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Europe
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: >6 %

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Market Overview

The market for Polymer Excipients is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are growing pharmaceuticals industry and rising demand for polymer excipients from coatings application. On the flipside, stringent rules by regulatory bodies and concerns to meet the required quality of product are the major restraints, which are expected to hinder the growth of market.

  • Rising trend for biopharmaceuticals across the globe is expected to offer various lucrative opportunities for the growth of market.
  • By product type, polyvinylpyrrolidone (povidone) segment is expected to dominate the market owing to the increase in the demand due to its multifunctional abilities.
  • Europe region dominated the polymer excipients market across the globe with the largest consumption from countries such as Germany, United Kingdom, and France.

Scope of the Report

The Polymer Excipients market report includes:

Product Type
Polyethylene Glycol
Micro Crystalline Cellulose (MCC)
Ethyl and Methyl Cellulose
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)
Viscosity Modifiers
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Polyvinylpyrrolidone (Povidone)

  • Polymer excipients are the substances which are formulated alongside the active ingredient of a medication. They consist of macromolecular compounds of natural origin such as gelatin, semisynthetic compounds such as cellulose derivatives, and synthetic compounds such as polyethylene glycols.
  • The increasing demand of polyvinylpyrrolidone in the pharmaceutical industry owing to its unique ability to get readily absorbed in the body is expected to propel the polymer excipients market during the forecast period.
  • Additionally, polyvinylpyrrolidone has superior properties such as good solubility, superb film forming, and physiological impermissibility. Owing to these properties, it is widely used in manufacturing tablets, capsules, oral liquids, sterilization disinfectant, and injection. Due to these factors, its demand is expected to increase during the forecast period, which would stimulate the polymer excipients market.
  • The global polyvinylpyrrolidone (povidone) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period. This is anticipated to positively impact the growth of polymer excipients market during the forecast period.
  • Owing to all the above-mentioned factors for polymer excipients, its market is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period.
Polymer Excipients Market Revenue Share

Europe Region to Dominate the Market

  • Europe region is expected to dominate the market for polymer excipients during the forecast period. In countries like United Kingdom, Germany, and France, owing to increasing demand from various applications such as binders, coating agents, flavors, preservatives, and sweeteners coupled with growing pharmaceutical industry in the region and growing old age population, the demand for polymer excipients has been increasing in the region.
  • The increased utilization of excipients in oral solid dosage form (OSDF) along with increased R&D and improved medical infrastructure has led to an increased consumption of polymer excipients in pharmaceutical drugs in the region.
  • Additionally, polymer excipients are used as binders for active ingredients in therapeutic drugs so that the active ingredients can be absorbed easily. They are inactive agents and do not have any therapeutic effect on the medicine. Also, they help in maintaining the dosage, balance and efficient delivery of the therapeutic drug. Due to these factors, the demand of polymer excipients is increasing, which expected to stimulate its market during the forecast period.
  • The Europe pharmaceuticals drugs market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period and is expected to reach a market value of USD 220 billion by 2027. This is likely to provide lucrative opportunities for the polymer excipients market during the forecast period.
  • Some of the major companies operating in Europe region are – BASF SE, Dow, and Evonik Industries AG.
  • The aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand forpolymer excipients during the forecast period.
Polymer Excipients Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The Polymer Excipients market is fragmented with top players accounting for a marginal share of the market. Some of the key companies in the market include Cargill, Incorporated, Dow, Evonik Industries AG, ABITEC, and BASF SE.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Pharmaceutical Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Demand for Polymer Excipients from Coatings Application

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Rules by Regulatory Bodies

      2. 4.2.2 Concerns to Meet the Required Quality of Product

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Polyvinylpyrrolidone

      2. 5.1.2 Polyethylene Glycol

      3. 5.1.3 Starch

      4. 5.1.4 Micro Crystalline Cellulose (MCC)

      5. 5.1.5 Ethyl and Methyl Cellulose

      6. 5.1.6 Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)

      7. 5.1.7 Others

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Binders

      2. 5.2.2 Viscosity Modifiers

      3. 5.2.3 Coatings

      4. 5.2.4 Flavors

      5. 5.2.5 Preservatives

      6. 5.2.6 Colorants

      7. 5.2.7 Sweeteners

      8. 5.2.8 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 ABITEC

      2. 6.4.2 ADM

      3. 6.4.3 Ashland

      4. 6.4.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.4.5 Cargill, Incorporated.

      6. 6.4.6 Colorcon

      7. 6.4.7 Croda International Plc

      8. 6.4.8 DFE Pharma

      9. 6.4.9 Dow

      10. 6.4.10 DuPont

      11. 6.4.11 Eastman Chemical Company

      12. 6.4.12 Evonik Industries AG

      13. 6.4.13 FINAR LIMITED

      14. 6.4.14 JRS PHARMA

      15. 6.4.15 Kerry Inc.

      16. 6.4.16 Roquette Frères

      17. 6.4.17 The Lubrizol Corporation

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Trend of Biopharmaceuticals Across the Globe

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Polymer Excipients Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Polymer Excipients Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Europe is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

BASF SE , Evonik Industries AG, Dow, ABITEC, Cargill, Incorporated. are the major companies operating in Polymer Excipients Market.

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