4-Methylthiazole Market size is forecast to reach a value of US$864.1 million by the end of 2027 after growing at a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period 2022-2027. A 1,3-thiazole with a methyl group at position 4 is known as 4-methylthiazole. It plays a part in the Maillard reaction. 4-methylthiazole is a type of nitrogenous heterocyclic compound known as a thiazole. Thiazoles are the byproducts of the Maillard reaction, which involves an amino acid and reducing sugar. They can be found in a variety of processed foods. Thiazoles are volatile compounds that give popcorn, roasted nuts and peanuts their distinct aromas. In the biosynthesis of thiamine (vitamin B1), 4-methylthiazole is also a substrate. It is often used in the chemical industry to obtain intermediates such as 2-(Chloro methyl)-4-methyl-1,3-thiazole, 5-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-4-methylthiazole and more, which is driving its market growth. Furthermore, the increasing demand for food flavors in the food & beverage industry is anticipated to further accelerate the 4-Methylthiazole Market growth during the forecast period.
4-Methylthiazole Market COVID-19 Impact
The outbreak of COVID-19 had an impact on the world economy and major industries all over the world. The pandemic scenario culminated in a worldwide lockdown and confinement of industrial operations, commodities, supply-chain instability and other activities. The key end-use industries of 4-methylthiazole were also influenced by this situation. The 4-Methylthiazole Market's growth slowed in 2020 due to low demand from end-use industries. In the fourth quarter of 2020, the market, on the other hand, was recovering and businesses resumed operations with reduced capacity and under government guidelines. However, all end-use industries were fully operational by the beginning of 2021, resulting in high demand for 4-Methylthiazole, as a result, the market is expected to grow at a rapid rate over the forecast period.
The “4-Methylthiazole Market Report – Forecast (2022-2027)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the 4-Methylthiazole Market.
By Packaging: Drums, Bottles and Others.
By Application: Food Flavoring, Chemical Intermediate and Others.
By End-use Industry: Food & Beverages (Bakery, Confectionery, Breakfast Cereals, Poultry, Dairy, Coffee, and Others), Chemical and Others.
By Geography: North America (the USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (the UK, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Belgium and the Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and the Rest of South America) and the Rest of the World (the Middle East and Africa).
- Asia-Pacific dominates the 4-Methylthiazole Market, owing to the flourishing food & beverage industry in the region. The increasing per capita income and evolving lifestyle of individuals coupled with the rising population are the major factors expanding the food & beverage industry in the APAC region.
- Bakery products are high in demand due to their convenience and affordability. Moreover, the bakery industry is constantly evolving with the launch of innovative products, thereby contributing to the 4-Methylthiazole Market growth.
- There is a growing demand for high-performance chemicals across the end-use industries such as pulp & paper, energy, oil & gas, automotive, personal care & cosmetics and more, which is expected to be one of the major factors for the 4-Methylthiazole Market growth.
- However, the availability of substitute materials is expected to limit the 4-Methylthiazole Market growth in the coming years.
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4-Methylthiazole Market Segment Analysis – by Packaging
The drum segment held a significant share in the 4-Methylthiazole Market in 2021 and is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Drums such as plastic, steel and fiber drums are ideal for storing and transporting 4-methylthiazole. Since bottles and bags are less capable of holding or transferring toxic or hazardous materials, steel and plastic drums are frequently used for 4-methylthiazole packaging. In addition, steel and fiber drums are an excellent choice for storing and transporting large quantities of 4-methylthiazole because of their versatility. They're also simple to palletize and wrap, making them an excellent choice for 4-methylthiazole bulk shipping. All of these advantages of using plastic, steel and fiber drums as packaging are gaining segment traction.
4-Methylthiazole Market Segment Analysis – by Application
The food & beverage segment held a significant share in the 4-Methylthiazole Market in 2021 and is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period 2022-2027. 4-methylthiazole is one of the main volatile flavor products formed when thiamin is thermally degraded. According to reports, It has been found in roasted peanuts and roasted beef. At 5ppm, it's used in bakery, meat products, soups and sauces, breakfast cereals, confectionery and dairy flavors. At 3ppm, it's used in dairy flavors. The food & beverage industry continues to grow. For instance, according to the United States Census Bureau, advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for December 2021 were US$626.8 billion, an increase of 16.9 percent above December 2020. Furthermore, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Italy’s food retail sales reached US$175 billion in 2020, 5.6 percent more than the sales in 2019. This is directly supporting the 4-Methylthiazole Market growth in the food & beverage industry.
4-Methylthiazole Market Segment Analysis – by Geography
Asia-Pacific region held a significant share in the 4-Methylthiazole Market in 2021 with a 46% stake, owing to the bolstering growth in the food and beverage sector in APAC countries. For instance, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the South Korean food processing industry generated sales of 76 trillion Korean Won (US$65.2 billion) in 2019, up by 4% from the previous year. According to the China Chain Store & Franchise Association, the food and beverage (F&B) sector in China reached US$595 billion in 2019, up by 7.8% from 2018. According to Invest India, the Indian food processing industry sector has grown at an average annual rate of around 11.18 percent over the last five years, ending in 2019-20. India's food processing industry is one of the world's largest, with an output expected to reach US$535 billion by 2025-26. Thus, the demand for food & beverage flavoring agents in the region is being aided by the bolstering growth of the food and beverage sector in APAC, thereby driving the 4-Methylthiazole Market in the Asia-Pacific region.
4-Methylthiazole Market Drivers
Increasing Bakery Industry
4-Methylthiazole possesses advantageous flavor properties, owing to which it is often used in the bakery industry. Flavorings are used in the bakery industry to enhance, add to or change the taste of the base product, be it cake, cookies, sauces, yeast doughs, pastries, candies or others. According to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), bakery products such as cookies, biscuits and others hold the largest segment within the food and beverages category in Thailand. It was valued at US$8.9 billion in 2020. The market is expected to register a growth of 1.2% annually until 2025. According to the Federation of Bakers Ltd, in the year 2020, the U.K. morning and snacks bakery production was 1.09 billion. In 2021 it was 1.18 billion units, an increase of 7.6%. Since the bakery sector is booming, there is a significant increase in demand for flavoring agents. Thus, the increasing bakery sector acts as a driver for the 4-Methylthiazole Market during the forecast period.
Flourishing Chemical Sector
Isobutyramide is used as a chemical reagent or intermediate in the chemical industry. The chemical industry is flourishing in various regions. For instance, the Indian chemicals industry was worth US$178 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach US$304 billion by 2025, growing at a 9.3% CAGR. Chemical demand is expected to increase at a 9% annual rate by 2025. India's chemical industry is expected to contribute $300 billion to the country's GDP by 2025. According to the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), chemical output in Europe increased by 7.0 percent in 2021 compared to the previous year (Jan-Sep, 2020). Following the COVID-19 outbreak, chemical outcomes in the EU27 increased by 7.0 percent in the first three quarters of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. Chemical output was also about 3% higher in 2021 than it had been before the pandemic (Jan-Sep, 2019). As a result, it is clear that as the chemical industry grows, the demand for chemical reagents would also grow significantly, propelling market growth over the forecast period.
4-Methylthiazole Market Challenge:
The Use of Natural Ingredients is Increasingly Recognized
The use of synthetic ingredients in food products is well-known by a large number of consumers. Growing consumer awareness of the benefits of natural ingredients and a preference for clean-label ingredients may encourage the use of natural food essences. Manufacturers are cashing in on the increasing trend of clean-label products by creating products with naturally sourced flavors. Natural flavors help to preserve the ethnicity of edible products while also providing an authentic taste and flavor. Synthetic flavors like pyridine, benzophenone, styrene and ethyl acrylate have been found to be carcinogenic in recent years. As a result, natural flavors are used to replace synthetic flavors. Natural flavorings act as preservatives in most cases, reducing the need for artificial preservatives. Due to this factor, the demand for synthetic food flavors such as 4-Methylthiazole is anticipated to be restricted in the coming years.
4-Methylthiazole Industry Outlook
Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the 4-Methylthiazole Market. The top 10 companies in the 4-Methylthiazole Market are:
- Merck KGaA
- The Good Scents Company
- TCi Chemicals
- Simson Pharma Limited
- Carbosynth Ltd.
- Hefei Home Sunshine Pharmaceutical Technology Co. Ltd.
- Alfa Aesar
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