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World Chitin & Chitosan Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Chitin & Chitosan in Metric Tons. The Chitin product segments analyzed are Glucosamine, Chitosan, and Others. The Chitosan end-use segments analyzed are Water Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products, and Miscellaneous. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 53 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Advanced Biopolymers AS, Biothera, Inc., CarboMer Inc., Dalian Xindie Chitin Co. Ltd., Kunpoong Bio Co., Ltd., Meron Biopolymers, Navamedic ASA, Primex Ehf, QBas Co., Ltd., Sonat. Co, Taizhou Candorly Sea Biochemical & Health Products Co., Ltd., United Chitotechnologies, Inc., and V-Labs, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


CHITIN & CHITOSAN MCP-2039 
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT 


CONTENTS 


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 
Disclaimers I-2 
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 
Introduction to Biopolymers I-4 
Chitin: A Modified Form of Glucose I-4 
Chitosan I-4 


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

1. Industry Overview II-1 
Current and Future Analysis II-1 

2. Trends and Issues II-2 
Factors Curbing the Market II-2 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval II-2 
High Production Cost II-2 
Diverse Views on Use of Glucosamine/Chondroitin for Treating OA II-2 
CosaminDS Ranked No.1 II-3 
New Innovations in the Medical Textiles Industry II-3 

3. Product Overview II-4 
Introduction to Biopolymers II-4 
Applications of Biopolymers II-4 
Degradation: No more a Problem with Biopolymers II-4 
Synthesis of Biopolymers II-4 
Forms of Biopolymers II-5 
Starch and Glucose II-5 
Linear Biopolymers II-5 
Chitin and Chitosan: Most Common Form of Natural Biopolymers II-5 
Chitin: A Modified Form of Glucose II-5 
Chitosan II-6 
Evolution of Chitin and Chitosan II-6 
Chitin and Chitosan at a Glance II-6 
Features II-6 
Solubility II-7 
Chitin and Chitosan: The Chemical Structure II-7 
Physical Forms of Chitosan and its Applications II-7 
Production Process II-8 
Structure of Chitin and Chitosan II-8 
Chitin II-8 
Chitosan II-8 
Properties of Chitin and Chitosan II-9 
Chitin II-9 
Chitosan II-9 
Sources of Extraction II-10 
Chitin II-10 
One of the Nature's Most Common Organic Compound II-10 
Chitin and Chitosan from FLS II-11 
Chitin Extraction II-11 
From Shells II-11 
Industrial Manufacturing Process II-11 

4. End-Use Applications: A Broad Spectrum II-12 
General Applications II-13 
Potential Areas of Growth II-14 
Glucosamine - A Major Derivative of Chitin II-14 
Uses of Glucosamine II-15 
Production Process II-15 
Glucosamine Combats Arthritis? II-15 
Table 1: Sales of Major Arthritic Remedies in Million 
Dollars For the Years 2004 and 2005 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-16 
Glucosamine for Back Pain II-16 
Water Treatment II-17 
Chitin in Water Treatment II-17 
Coagulant and Water Purification II-17 
Substitute to Other Chemical Flocculants II-17 
As a Filtration Agent for Pools and Spas II-17 
Filtration in Lab Decolorization Module II-18 
Chitosan in Water Treatment II-18 
Removal of Metal Ions II-18 
Treatment of Industrial Wastes II-18 
Nuclear Wastewater Treatment II-18 
Detoxification II-18 
Decolorization of Dye House Water II-18 
Cosmetics and Toiletries II-18 
As a better Substitute to Chemical Formulations II-19 
Chitin as a Moisturizing Agent II-19 
In Hair Care Products II-19 
Chitin in Cosmetics and Toiletries II-19 
Trend Towards Natural Products II-19 
Moisturizing Lotions and Men's Shaving Products II-19 
Chitosan in Cosmetics and Toiletries II-20 
Reduced Static Charge and Adherence II-20 
In Hair Setting Lotions II-20 
In Skin Care Products II-20 
As a Skin Moisturizer II-20 
Table 2: A Typical Moisturizing Lotion Containing Chitosan 
(In %) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20 
Color Cosmetics for Skin and Hair II-21 
In Men's Toiletries II-21 
In Fragrances II-21 
In Fabrics for Athletes and Infants II-21 
In Soaps II-21 
Food & Beverages II-21 
In Retention of Flavors II-21 
As a Fining Agent in Beverages II-21 
As an Anti-Cholesterol Agent II-22 
As a Fat Substitute to 'Olestra' II-22 
As an Animal Feed Additive II-22 
Chitin in Food & Beverages II-22 
In Foods and Pharmaceuticals II-22 
In Production of Glucosamine II-23 
Chitosan in Food & Beverages II-23 
As a Food Preservative II-23 
Chitosan Inhibits Clostridium Perfringens Spore Germination II-23 
Controlled Oxidation in Food Products II-23 
Effective in Weight Control II-23 
As a Fat Trapper II-23 
Cleansing Digestive Tract II-23 
Reducing High Blood Pressure II-23 
Agrochemicals II-23 
Builds up Plant Immune System II-24 
Chitosan in Agrochemicals II-24 
In Formulation of Pesticides II-24 
Carrier of Yeast Antagonists II-24 
Increases Crop Yield II-24 
Health Care/Medical II-24 
In Treating Diseases II-25 
In Wound Dressing II-25 
Chitosan Coating on Wound Dressings Prevents Microbes II-25 
As Surgical Sutures II-25 
In Pharmaceuticals II-26 
Chitin in Health Care/Medical II-26 
In Orthopedics II-26 
Chitosan in Health Care/Medical II-26 
In Treatment of Chronic Wounds II-26 
In Treatment of Burns II-26 
As an Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant II-26 
In Ophthalmology II-27 
As a Haemostatic Agent II-27 
Enhancement of Absorption Rate of Hydrophilic Drugs II-27 
Glycolysis Inhibition II-27 
Treatment of Renal Failure II-27 
Control of AIDS Virus II-27 
In other Medical and Analytical Applications II-27 
Cell Culture II-27 
Mammalian Cell Culture: Global Leaders II-28 
Table 3: Leading Producers in the World Market for Mammalian 
Cell Culture (2002 & 2004): Production Capacity Estimates by 
Company for Boehringer Ingelhelm GmbH, Lonza Italia SpA, 
GlaxoSmithKline Plc., DSM Biologics, Akzo Nobel BV and 
Others (In Liters/Year & In %) (Includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-28 
Select Players in the Mammalian Cell Culture Market II-28 
Boehringer Ingelheim GMBH (Germany) II-28 
DSM Pharmaceutical Products (USA) II-29 
GlaxoSmithKline plc (UK) II-29 
In Trapping Enzymes II-29 
Miscellaneous Applications II-29 
Product Separation and Recovery II-29 
Chitosan in Miscellaneous Applications II-29 
In Affinity Chromatography and as an Adsorbent II-29 
In Enhancing Foaming Properties of Proteins II-30 
In Paper Formation II-30 
Other Industries Using Chitin II-30 
Potential Applications of Chitin and Chitosan II-30 
Treatment of Tumors and Leukemia II-30 
Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications II-30 
Chitosans in Fat Digestion II-31 
Potential Substitutes in Acute Burn Wounds II-31 
Chitosan in Treating Severe Burns II-31 
In Preparation of Anti-inflammatory Agents II-31 
Aiding Bone Formation II-31 
Chitosan as an Analgesic II-32 
In Preventing Collagen Digestion by Collaganase II-32 
In Minimizing Adhesion Formation and Epicardial Reaction II-32 
Chitosan for Intestinal Delivery of Nitrofurantoin II-32 
Efficacy of Chitosan Post-Treatment in Calcification Prevention II-32 
Aiding in Defense Mechanism II-32 
In Treating Hypoinsulinaemia II-33 
Effect of Chitosan DAC in Treating Chronic Renal Problems II-33 
Observations Highlighting Chitin Properties II-33 
Absorption of Insulin across Nasal Mucosa II-33 
Chitosan in Protein Adsorption Studies II-33 
As a Catalyst in Medicine II-33 
Interaction of Chitinase A with Chitin II-33 
Presence of Chitinase in Human Serum II-33 
High Affinity of Chitovibrin towards Chitin and Chito-Oligomers II-34 
Chitin Synthases Promoting Cell Wall Formation II-34 
Influence of Cationic Chitosan on Cell Types II-34 
Chitin in Cuticle of Crustaceans II-34 
Chitin Synthase Genes in Hyphae Growth II-34 
Multiple Chitin Synthetase in Fungal Cells II-34 
Chitin Binding Domain for Efficient Hydrolysis II-35 
Varying Chitin Synthetase for Physiological Functions II-35 
As a Hepatic Arterial Chemoembolization Agent II-35 
Chitinase Activity in Human Serum and Leukocytes II-35 
Controlled Release of Endothelial Cell Growth Factor from 
Chitosan Albumin Micro Spheres for Localized Angiogenesis II-35 
Inhibition of Phagolysis in a Bacillus Thuringiensis Culture 
by Chitosan II-36 
Effect of Joint Administration of Heparin and Chitosan 
Sulfate Ether on Haemostatic Function as Coagulant II-36 
Chitobiase Providing Insights Into Tay-Sach Disease II-36 
Effect of Liposome-albumin Coatings on Ferric ion Retention 
and release from Chitosan Beads II-36 
Chitin and Chitosan in Reducing Mutagens II-36 
Reaction Mechanism of Chitosanase from Streptomyces II-36 
Effects of Chitosan on Experimental Abscess with 
Staphylococcus Aureus in Dogs II-37 
Continuous and Massive Intake of Chitosan Affects Mineral and 
Fat-soluble Vitamin Status in Rats Fed on a High-Fat Diet II-37 
Chitosan in Prevention of Hemorrhagic Cystitis in Rats II-37 
Chitosan in Inhibition of Infection of Bacteriophages II-37 
Synthesis of Chitosan-Amino Acid Conjugates and Their Usage 
in Heavy Metal Intakes II-37 
Determination of Lead Water Samples II-37 
Permeability and Blood Compatibility Properties of Chitosan 
Polyethylene for Haemodialysis II-37 
Biologically Derived Chitosan in Release of Disease 
Resistance Proteins II-37 

5. Research & Development II-38 
Glucosamine to Treat UV- Related Skin Damage II-38 
N,N-Dimethyl N-ethyl Chitosan Developed for Oral Drug Delivery II-38 
A New Nanocapsule Being Developed by Chulalongkorn University II-38 
Chitosan to Help Detect Explosives and Bioagents II-38 
Chitosan Solution Increases the Shelf Life of Eggs II-38 
Paclitaxel-Incorporated Chitosan Hydrogel Inhibits Tumor Growth II-39 
Chitosan Dissolved in Formic or Acetic Acid Forms More 
Effective Packaging Material II-39 
Glucosamine Feared to Affect Fertility II-39 
Insulin Release Controlled With the Help of Biodegradable 
Chitosan Gel Beads II-39 
Bactericidal Effect of Chitosan II-39 
Chitosan: A Vehicle For Nasal Influenza Vaccine Delivery II-39 
Chitosan Coating for Stable and Safe Meat Products II-40 
Chitosan-DNA Microparticles Effective for Mucosal Delivery II-40 
New Molecule to Aid in Chitin Degradation II-40 
Glucosamine May Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis II-40 

6. Product Innovations/Introductions II-41 
Health Perception Launches GlucOsamax Extra II-41 
Herbalife Unveils a Series of Anti-Aging Products Containing 
Glucosamine II-41 
Schiff Nutrition Launches New Move Free(R) Advanced II-41 
Reno Introduces New Liquid Dietary Supplement II-41 
Health Perception Launches ArheumaCare II-41 
Neptune Technologies Introduces Glucosamine/NKO(TM) II-42 
BR Pharmaceuticals Reintroduces Valupak II-42 
Imagenetix Announces the Launch of Glucosamine/ Celadrin(R) 
Combination (US) II-42 
Elations Announced Plans to Introduce New Dietary Supplement II-42 
Kyowa Hakko Kogyo to Launch Hakko Glucosamine K II-43 
Procter & Gamble Develops New Chitosan-Based Breathable 
Absorbent Articles II-43 
Vital Living Introduces X-Fat II-43 

7. Recent Industry Activity II-44 
Navamedic Signs Final Agreement with Grunenthal II-44 
Navamedic Enters into a Deal with William Ransom II-44 
Navamedic Begins Commercial Chitin Production II-44 
Vanson HaloSource Changes to HaloSource II-44 
Navamedic Signs Agreement with French Partner to Market Glucomed II-44 
Navamedic Enters into Agreement with Nergard Group II-45 
ChitiNor AS Signs a Letter of Intent with Lytone Enterprise II-45 
Zonagen Discontinues Chitosan (Z 216) Development II-45 
Biothera, Inc., the New Name for Biopolymer Engineering II-45 
Kyowa Hakko to Distribute Vegetarian Glucosamine of Cargill II-45 
Bringwell Signs Distribution Agreement with SMBI II-46 
Primex to Acquire Vanson HaloSource's Bulk Chitosan Business II-46 
Scolr Makes Available its CDT Glucosamine in General Nutrition 
Centers II-46 
Oligopharm Plans to Construct a Production Unit II-46 

8. Focus on Select Global Players II-47 
Advanced Biopolymers AS (Norway) II-47 
Biothera, Inc. (USA) II-47 
CarboMer Inc. (USA) II-47 
Dalian Xindie Chitin Co. Ltd. (China) II-48 
HaloSource, Inc (USA) II-48 
Heppe GmbH (Germany) II-48 
Kunpoong Bio Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-48 
Meron Biopolymers (India) II-49 
Navamedic ASA (Norway) II-49 
Primex Ehf (Iceland) II-49 
QBas Co., Ltd. II-49 
Taizhou Candorly Sea Biochemical & Health Products Co., Ltd. 
(China) II-50 
United Chitotechnologies, Inc. (USA) II-50 
V-Labs, Inc. (USA) II-50 

9. Global Market Perspective II-51 
Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitin Derivatives by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for years 2001 through 2010 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51 

Table 5: World Long-term Projections for Chitin Derivatives 
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-52 

Table 6: World Historic Review for Chitin Derivatives by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for years 
1991 through 2000 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53 

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitin Derivatives by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54 

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Glucosamine by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for years 2001 through 2010 (Includes Corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-55 

Table 9: World Long-term Projections for Glucosamine by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56 

Table 10: World Historic Review for Glucosamine by Geographic 
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for years 1991 through 
2000 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57 

Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Glucosamine by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 
(Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58 

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for years 2001 through 2010 (Includes Corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-59 

Table 13: World Long-term Projections for Chitosan by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60 

Table 14: World Historic Review for Chitosan by Geographic 
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for years 1991 through 
2000 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61 

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by Geographic 
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of 
World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62 

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Other Chitin Derivatives by Geographic Region - US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for years 2001 through 2010 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63 

Table 17: World Long-term Projections for Other Chitin 
Derivatives by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-64 

Table 18: World Historic Review for Other Chitin Derivatives 
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for years 
1991 through 2000 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65 

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Chitin 
Derivatives by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 
2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66 

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan Consumption in Water Treatment by Geographic Region - 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for years 2001 through 2010 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67 

Table 21: World Long-term Projections for Chitosan Consumption 
in Water Treatment by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68 

Table 22: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in 
Water Treatment by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69 

Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption 
in Water Treatment by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown 
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 
2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70 

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan Consumption in Cosmetics & Toiletries by Geographic 
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for years 2001 through 
2010 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71 

Table 25: World Long-term Projections for Chitosan Consumption 
in Cosmetics & Toiletries by Geographic Region - US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72 

Table 26: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in 
Cosmetics & Toiletries by Geographic Region - US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures 
in Metric Tons for years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73 

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption 
in Cosmetics & Toiletries by Geographic Region - Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for 
Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74 

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan Consumption in Food & Beverages by Geographic Region - 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for years 2001 through 2010 
(Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75 

Table 29: World Long-term Projections for Chitosan Consumption 
in Food & Beverages by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76 

Table 30: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in 
Food & Beverages by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77 

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption 
in Food & Beverages by Geographic Region - Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for 
Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78 

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan Consumption in Healthcare/Medical Applications by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for years 
2001 through 2010 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79 

Table 33: World Long-term Projections for Chitosan Consumption 
in Healthcare/Medical Applications by Geographic Region - US, 
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80 

Table 34: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in 
Healthcare/Medical Applications by Geographic Region - US, 
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81 

Table 35: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption 
in Healthcare/Medical Applications by Geographic Region - 
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-82 

Table 36: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan Consumption in Agrochemicals by Geographic Region - 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for years 2001 through 2010 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83 

Table 37: World Long-term Projections for Chitosan Consumption 
in Agrochemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84 

Table 38: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in 
Agrochemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85 

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption 
in Agrochemicals by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown 
of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 
2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86 

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan Consumption in Biotechnology Applications by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for years 
2001 through 2010 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87 

Table 41: World Long-term Projections for Chitosan Consumption 
in Biotechnology Applications by Geographic Region - US, 
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88 

Table 42: World 10-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption 
in Biotechnology Applications by Geographic Region - 
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-89 

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan Consumption in Pulp & Paper by Geographic Region - 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for years 2001 through 2010 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90 

Table 44: World Long-term Projections for Chitosan Consumption 
in Pulp & Paper by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91 

Table 45: World 10-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption 
in Pulp & Paper by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 
2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92 

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan Consumption in Textile Finishes by Geographic Region - 
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for years 2001 through 2010 
(Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93 

Table 47: World Long-term Projections for Chitosan Consumption 
in Textile Finishes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94 

Table 48: World 10-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption 
in Textile Finishes by Geographic Region - Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for 
Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95 

Table 49: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan Consumption in Photography Products by Geographic 
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for years 2001 through 
2010 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96 

Table 50: World Long-term Projections for Chitosan Consumption 
in Photography Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97 

Table 51: World 10-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption 
in Photography Products by Geographic Region - Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for 
Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98 

Table 52: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan Consumption in Miscellaneous Applications by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for years 
2001 through 2010 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99 

Table 53: World Long-term Projections for Chitosan Consumption 
in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic Region - US, 
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100 

Table 54: World Historic Review for Chitosan Consumption in 
Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101 

Table 55: World 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan Consumption 
in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic Region - 
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-102 


III. MARKET 

1. The United States III-1 
A.Market Analysis III-1 
Current & Future Analysis III-1 
Specialty Supplements Dominating Other Dietary Supplements III-1 
Glucosamine/chondroitin: The Largest and Fasting Growing 
Product Segment III-1 
Treatment of Industrial Waste Waters - Largest Application 
of Chitin III-1 
Chemicals for Treatment of Industrial & Municipal Water III-2 
Other Key Application Areas III-2 
Chitin in Biomedicine - Market with Excellent Growth Potential III-2 
Emphasis on Production of High Grade Chitin III-2 
Breakthrough in Production Process III-2 
Pricing Conditions for Chitin and Chitosan III-2 
Product Launches III-3 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-3 
Select Players III-4 
B.Market Analytics III-6 
Table 56: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitin Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine, 
Chitosan, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6 

Table 57: US Long-term Projections for Chitin Derivatives by 
Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan, and Other 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6 

Table 58: US Historic Review for Chitin Derivatives by 
Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan, and Other 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7 

Table 59: US 15-Year Perspective for Chitin Derivatives by 
Product Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets for 1998, 2008 & 
2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7 

Table 60: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Chitosan by End-Use Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics & 
Toiletries, Food & Beverages, Healthcare/ Medical, 
Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, Textile 
Finishes, Photography Products and Miscellaneous Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (Includes Corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-8 

Table 61: US Long-term Projections for Chitosan by End-Use 
Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & 
Beverages, Healthcare/ Medical, Agrochemicals, 
Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography 
Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed 
with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9 

Table 62: US Historic Review for Chitosan by End-Use 
Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & 
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Cell Culture 
and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10 

Table 63: US 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by End-Use 
Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Water 
Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & Beverages, 
Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & 
Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products, and 
Miscellaneous Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11 

2. Canada III-12 
A.Market Analysis III-12 
Current & Future Analysis III-12 
Government Approves Use of Shellfish Waste in Chitin/ 
Chitosan Production III-12 
B.Market Analytics III-13 
Table 64: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Chitin Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine, 
Chitosan, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13 

Table 65: Canadian Long-term Projections for Chitin 
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan, 
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13 

Table 66: Canadian Historic Review for Chitin Derivatives by 
Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan, and Other 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14 

Table 67: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Chitin 
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Sales for Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14 

Table 68: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Chitosan by End-Use Application - Water Treatment, 
Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & Beverages, Healthcare/ 
Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, Textile 
Finishes, Photography Products and Miscellaneous Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (Includes Corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-15 

Table 69: Canadian Long-term Projections for Chitosan by 
End-Use Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics & 
Toiletries, Food & Beverages, Healthcare/ Medical, 
Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, Textile 
Finishes, Photography Products and Miscellaneous Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-16 

Table 70: Canadian Historic Review for Chitosan by End-Use 
Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & 
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Cell Culture 
and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 
(Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17 

Table 71: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by 
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Water Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & 
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, 
Pulp & Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products, and 
Miscellaneous Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18 

3. Japan III-19 
A.Market Analysis III-19 
Current & Future Analysis III-19 
Biomedical Applications - Potential Growth Segment III-19 
Product Launches III-19 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-20 
B.Market Analytics III-21 
Table 72: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Chitin Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine, 
Chitosan, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21 

Table 73: Japanese Long-term Projections for Chitin 
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan, 
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21 

Table 74: Japanese Historic Review for Chitin Derivatives by 
Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan, and Other 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22 

Table 75: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Chitin 
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Sales for Chitosan, Glucosamine and Other Markets 
for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22 

Table 76: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Chitosan by End-Use Application - Water Treatment, 
Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & Beverages, Healthcare/ 
Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, Textile 
Finishes, Photography Products and Miscellaneous Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (Includes Corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 77: Japanese Long-term Projections for Chitosan by 
End-Use Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics & 
Toiletries, Food & Beverages, Healthcare/ Medical, 
Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, Textile 
Finishes, Photography Products and Miscellaneous Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-24 

Table 78: Japanese Historic Review for Chitosan by End-Use 
Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & 
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Cell 
Culture, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed 
with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 
through 2000 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 

Table 79: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by 
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Water Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & 
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, 
Pulp & Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products, and 
Miscellaneous Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 

4. Europe III-27 
A.Market Analysis III-27 
Market Overview III-27 
Current & Future Analysis III-27 
Product Launch III-27 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-27 
Select Players III-29 
B.Market Analytics III-30 
Table 80: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Chitin Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine, 
Chitosan, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 
2010 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 

Table 81: European Long-term Projections for Chitin 
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan, 
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 

Table 82: European 15-Year Perspective for Chitin 
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Sales for Chitosan, Glucosamine and Other Markets 
for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31 

Table 83: European Historic Review for Chitin Derivatives by 
Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan, and Other 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31 

Table 84: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Chitosan by End-Use Application - Water Treatment, 
Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & Beverages, Healthcare/ 
Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, Textile 
Finishes, Photography Products and Miscellaneous Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (Includes Corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-32 

Table 85: European Long-term Projections for Chitosan by 
End-Use Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics & 
Toiletries, Food & Beverages, Healthcare/ Medical, 
Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, Textile 
Finishes, Photography Products and Miscellaneous Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-33 

Table 86: European Historic Review for Chitosan by End-Use 
Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & 
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Cell 
Culture, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed 
with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 
through 2000 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34 

Table 87: European 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by 
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Water Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & 
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, 
Pulp & Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products, and 
Miscellaneous Markets for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35 

5. Asia-Pacific III-36 
A.Market Analysis III-36 
Current & Future Analysis III-36 
Focus on Select Markets III-36 
China - Major Market III-36 
Focus on Major Issues in the Recent Past III-36 
Water Treatment Chemicals Market III-36 
Table 88: Chinese Water Treatment Chemicals Market: 
Production Estimates and Forecasts for 1990-2010 (In 
Million Metric Tons) (Includes Corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-37 
India III-37 
Export Scenario III-37 
Raw Materials for Chitin/Chitosan Being Thrown Away III-37 
Thailand III-38 
Production Trends III-38 
Select Players III-38 
B.Market Analytics III-40 
Table 89: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Chitin Derivatives by Product Derivative - 
Glucosamine, Chitosan, and Other Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 
2001 through 2010 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40 

Table 90: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Chitin 
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan, 
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40 

Table 91: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Chitin 
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Glucosamine, Chitosan, 
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41 

Table 92: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Chitin 
Derivatives by Product Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Sales for Glucosamine, Chitosan and Other Markets 
for 1998, 2008 & 2012 (Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41 

Table 93: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Chitosan by End-Use Application - Water 
Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & Beverages, 
Healthcare/ Medical, Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & 
Paper, Textile Finishes, Photography Products and 
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 
(Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42 

Table 94: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Chitosan 
by End-Use Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics & 
Toiletries, Food & Beverages, Healthcare/ Medical, 
Agrochemicals, Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, Textile 
Finishes, Photography Products and Miscellaneous Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-43 

Table 95: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Chitosan by 
End-Use Application - Water Treatment, Cosmetics & 
Toiletries, Food & Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, 
Agrochemicals, Cell Culture, and Miscellaneous Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric 
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes Corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-44 

Table 96: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Chitosan by 
End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Water Treatment, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food & 
Beverages, Healthcare/Medical, Agrochemicals, 

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