Gelatin Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Source (Porcine, Bovine Skin, Bovine Bone, Fish And Poultry), By Application (Food And Beverage, Pharmaceuticals And Healthcare), By Function (Stabilizer, Thickener), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Feb 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614325
  • Pages : 138

Gelatin is a "product created through partial hydrolysis of collagen originating from natural sources such as skin, connective tissue, and bones of animals". All the essential amino acids—apart from tryptophan—are present in this easily digested protein.

When collagenous raw material is processed with acid, type A gelatin is created; when processed with alkaline or lime, type B gelatin is created. Gelatin is categorized as a derived protein since it is produced from collagen by carefully regulated partial hydrolysis and does not occur naturally. Since they are by-products of more thorough hydrolysis of collagen, animal glue, and gelatin hydrolysate—also known as liquid protein—can be regarded as holding lower molecular-weight fractions of gelatin.

The sources and applications that gelatin is used for can be used to segment the worldwide gelatin market. Depending on the sources, the gelatin market can be broken down into marine, bovine, chicken, porcine, and others, which include cats, dogs, donkeys, and horses. Some of the key sectors that use gelatin are pet food, bone and joint health, ballistics, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, photography, food and beverages, and pharmaceuticals. The numerous advantages of gelatin and the growing acceptance of sports drinks are the primary drivers of its expanding penetration in food and beverage applications. After the food and beverage category, nutraceuticals are the second-largest application segment in the worldwide gelatin market.

The unique binding, emulsifying, stabilizing, and gelling qualities of gelatin make it a popular ingredient. The demand for processed foods and energy drinks is rising as a result of rising disposable income and increased awareness of the importance of eating a balanced diet, which is also causing a rise in the popularity of gelatin supplements. Due to the increasing demand in sectors like cosmetics and photography, the worldwide gelatin market is likely to experience significant growth potential throughout the forecast period.

Furthermore, as more people become health conscious, the demand for the sector has increased as a result of the high protein content and lack of preservatives. Gelatin is also a crucial element for consumers to consider when choosing their products because of its benefits, which include preventing wrinkles, boosting metabolism, strengthening nails and hair, improving joint health, etc.

Gelatin's market value will peak as a result of its extensive and multifaceted functional applications, including stabilizing, bio-protective films, and gelling agents in food production and confectionery; hydrogels, wound healing, and medication containers in pharmaceuticals and medicine; engineering applications like nanofibers, biomedicine's airborne bio-filters, or bio-polymers; and forensic printing.

Gelatin is being used more in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, fueling the market growth

Gelatin use in the pharmaceutical industry has increased as a result of factors like the rise in chronic diseases and disorders linked to lifestyle, the aging population, and increased health awareness. Healthcare is receiving more attention as a result of rising healthcare costs, which is fueling sector growth. Additionally, utilizing the product has frequently been proven connected to weight loss and the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and brittle bones. As people age, their natural collagen levels decrease making their skin less elastic and more prone to wrinkles.

However, the product's protein and amino acids can aid in the body's ability to produce more collagen, which is essential for having good skin. Due to this, several dermatology businesses are concentrating on creating cutting-edge goods to meet consumer demands.

During the forecast period, it is anticipated that the porcine sector will hold the biggest share.

The porcine category is predicted to rule the market. Pigskin has a lot of collagen proteins, which are thought to be more stable than gelatin derived from other sources. Animal tissues are the primary source of gelatin since they have high collagen content. Protein from collagen is extracted using a variety of techniques which comprise the procedures using salting out, alkaline, acid, and enzyme. Porcine gelatin demand is also fueled by rising demand for sports and nutritious food and beverage products.

Asia-Pacific is projected to be the prominent market shareholder for the gelatin market and is anticipated to continue throughout the forecast period.

The largest and fastest-growing gelatin market is in Asia-Pacific, followed by Europe. Gelatin is more readily available in the Asia-Pacific region due to the region's well-developed meat sector, which produces enormous amounts of the substance. Another significant factor driving the market's growth is the rising prevalence of obesity in the Asia-Pacific region, notably in nations like China and India. Gelatin has a lot of protein and few calories, consuming it as part of a healthy diet may aid with weight loss.

Due to the growing use of bovine-based gelatin in numerous food and beverage applications, gelatin sales in Russia increased. Consumers' shifting preferences for healthy, protein-rich diets are explained by the region's growing need for dietary supplements, which is anticipated to fuel the rise of the gelatin market.

Market Key Developments

  • In December 2022, the Rousselat brand now holds a U.S. patent (No. 11,490,634) from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, protecting its intellectual property for SiMoGel, a major player in the global gelatin market. It enables the creation of nutritional gummies.
  • In November 2022, a new injectable hydrogel using a gelatin-based component was created by Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation researchers to treat aneurysms, along with treating cancer, this injectable hydrogel can also be utilized to treat several autoimmune illnesses.
  • In May 2022, Quall-Pure HGP2000, a pharmacological gelatin used in vaccinations and wound healing, was introduced by Darling Ingredients. Sterling Biotech Limited, situated in India, was bought by Perfect Day, a developer of precise fermentation components. After this, Perfect Day Company plans to increase the range of products it offers.

Gelatin Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year  2021
 Forecast Period  2023–2028
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Source, Application, Function, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered GELITA AG, Rousselot, PB Leiner, Sterling Gelatin, Weishardt Holding SA, Junca Gelatines SL, Nitta Gelatin, Inc., PAN-Biotech GmbH, Shanghai AI-Amin Biotechnology Co., Ltd , Tessenderlo Group
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Source
    • Porcine
    • Bovine Skin
    • Bovine Bone
    • Fish and Poultry
  • By Application
    • Food and Beverage
    • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
  • By Function
    • Stabilizer
    • Thickener
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • Others
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • United Kingdom
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Porcine

5.3. Bovine Skin

5.4. Bovine Bone

5.5. Fish and Poultry



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Food and Beverage

6.3. Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare



7.1. Introduction

7.2. Stabilizer

7.3. Thickener



8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. The Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Others



8.1 Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2 Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3 Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4 Vendor Competitiveness Matrix




9.2 Rousselot

9.3 PB Leiner

9.4 Sterling Gelatin

9.5 Weishardt Holding SA

9.6 Junca Gelatines SL

9.7 Nitta Gelatin, Inc.

9.8 PAN-Biotech GmbH

9.9 Shanghai AI-Amin Biotechnology Co.,Ltd

9.10 Tessenderlo Group



PB Leiner 

Sterling Gelatin 

Weishardt Holding SA 

Junca Gelatines SL 

Nitta Gelatin, Inc. 

PAN-Biotech GmbH 

Shanghai AI-Amin Biotechnology Co., Ltd 

Tessenderlo Group