3-Hydroxybutyrolactone Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

3-Hydroxybutyrolactone Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Report Description

3-Hydroxybutyrolactone is a cyclic C4 compound produced by multiple chemical transformations. The arrangement of molecule is in such a way that it forms a total of 12 bonds including 6 non-H bonds, a double bond, multiple bond, four-membered ring, and an ester. 3-Hydroxybutyrolactone is a building block produced from sugar that can be formulated into various high value bio-based chemicals or materials. The chemical synthesis of the compound is a relatively complex process due to the involvement of multiple steps, and it cannot be produced via fermentation. It is obtained from malic acid (2-hydroxysuccinic), which when cyclized, gives hydroxysuccinic anhydride. Hydroxybutyrolactone is obtained via further reduction of hydroxysuccinic anhydride. The production process of 3-Hydroxybutyrolactone is a relatively complex, time-consuming, long, and expensive. Thus, there remains a need for substitutes for the same or for different cost-effective processes to obtain 3-Hydroxybutrolactone. 3-Hydroxybutyrolactone is mostly used in the market, for the derivative compounds such as new polymers, which can be obtained from it. 3-Hydroxybutyrolactone is majorly employed in the pharmaceutical industry as a raw material for the production of different pharmaceuticals. This includes its usage as a building block in the production of statin class cholesterol reducing drugs such as Crestor, Lipitor, and antibiotic drugs such as Zyvox. It is also utilized in the production of anti-hyperlipidemic drugs such as Zetia. Furthermore, some high valued HIV inhibitors and nutritional supplements such as L-carnitine are formulated from 3-Hydroxybutyrolactone. Therefore, currently, it is treated in the market as a specialty chemical, and is produced only for high-value uses with a wholesale cost of $ 450/Kg, and hence, it is not produced as a commodity chemical intermediate. Moreover, the production process of 3-Hydroxybutrolactone involves the usage of expensive starting materials, reagents, catalysts, purification processes, and hazardous processing conditions, adding to the overall total cost. Additionally, the quality of the yield produced out of the production process is poor, and it leads to the formation of by-products, which are difficult to separate.

In terms of geography, the 3-Hydroxybutyrolactone market can be divided into North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Currently, North America contributes a major share of the global 3-Hydroxybutyrolactone market. Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the global 3-Hydroxybutyrolactone market during the forecast period, due to the expansion of its end-user industry in the region. The pharmaceutical industry in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand significantly in the near future. This, in turn, is expected to boost the 3-hydroxybutyrolactone market in the region. Moreover, the pharmaceutical industry in Latin America is anticipated to expand at a steady pace during the forecast period. Thus, the 3-Hydroxybutyrolactone market in Latin America is estimated to expand at a considerable growth rate during the forecast period.

Major players operating in the global 3-Hydroxybutyrolactone market are Avanscure Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd., A. B. Enterprises, Kalion Inc., and Kaneka Corporation.

The 3-Hydroxybutyrolactone market is projected to provide lucrative opportunities, especially in Asia Pacific, led by the expansion of the pharmaceutical industry in the region. Rise in population and increase in diseases in developing and underdeveloped countries in Asia Pacific are fuelling the need for better medical facilities. However, due to the expensive production processes, there remains a need for innovative biotechnological ways to develop low cost fermentation routes.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

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  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

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  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
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  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market

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