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US Natural Polymers Industry

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This upcoming industry study, Natural Polymers, presents historical demand data for 2001, 2006 and 2011, plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by market and product. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 US industry competitors. TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION x I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4Macroeconomic Outlook 5Demographic Trends 8Consumer Income & Spending 12Manufacturing Outlook 15Competitive Materials 19Pricing 20Environmental & Regulatory Considerations 22Food & Beverages 23Cosmetic & Toiletry Chemicals 25Pharmaceuticals 26Other 27International Activity 29Foreign Trade 30

III. MARKETS 32

General 32Food & Beverages 34Food & Beverage Industry Overview 35Natural Polymer Demand 37Confections & Baked Goods 41Dairy & Desserts 43Other 46Medical 48Pharmaceuticals Overview 49Natural Polymer Demand 51Pharmaceuticals 53Wound Care Products 55Orthopedic Injections 57Oilfield 58Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry Overview 59Natural Polymer Demand 62Applications 64Polymers 67Cosmetics & Toiletries 70Cosmetic & Toiletry Industry Overview 71Natural Polymer Demand 73Paint & Inks 79Paint & Ink Industry Overview 79Natural Polymer Demand 81Construction 84Building Construction Overview 84Natural Polymer Demand 87Adhesives 89Adhesive Industry Overview 90Natural Polymer Demand 91Packaging 94Packaging Industry Overview 94Natural Polymer Demand 96Film 98Loose-Fill 100Thermoformed Products 103Foodservice & Other 105Textiles 108Textile Industry Overview 108Natural Polymer Demand 110Other Markets 112

IV. PRODUCTS 115

General 115Cellulose Ethers 117Methyl Cellulose 120Markets 122Producers 125Microcrystalline Cellulose 126Markets 127Producers 128Carboxymethyl Cellulose 129Markets 131Producers 133Hydroxyethyl Cellulose 134Markets 135Producers 137Other Cellulose Ethers 138Starch & Fermentation Polymers 141Xanthan Gum 143Markets 145Producers 149Starch Derivatives 150Markets 152Producers 154Polylactic Acid 156Markets 158Producers 161Hyaluronic Acid 163Markets 164Producers 166Other Starch & Fermentation Polymers 167Exudate & Vegetable Gums 171Guar Gum 172Markets 175Producers 177Gum Arabic 179Markets 181Producers 183Other Exudate & Vegetable Gums 184Protein-Based Polymers 187Collagen 188Markets 190Producers 192Other Protein-Based Polymers 192Marine Polymers 195Alginates 196Markets 198Producers 200Carrageenan 201Markets 203Producers 206Other Marine Polymers 207Other 210Pectin 212Natural Phenolics 213All Other 215

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