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The Europe Acidity Regulators Market is expected to register a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period (2017 - 2023). Acidity regulators are used to controlling the acidity or alkalinity of the food. It maintains the appropriate pH levels in the food; that further ensures food safety and its long shelf life. Most of the food manufacturing companies have started using acidity regulators in certain foods.
The market has been segmented on the basis of products, applications, and regions. Based on Products, the market is segmented into citric acid, phosphoric acid, acetic acid, maleic acid, and lactic acid. Citric acid enhances the activity of many antioxidants, it also increases gel consistency in preserves and reduces enzymatic browning in fruits and related products.
Citric acid is mainly used as an acidity regulator in most of the food & beverages products, as it adds sour or acidic taste to food and drinks. Lactic acid is also high in demand. Lactic acid is also known as milk acid; it is a kind of compound that plays a vital role in various biochemical processes. Other acids such as phosphoric acid and acetic acid work as mineral acids and organic compounds respectively.
Based on Application, the market is segmented into Confectionery, Bakery, Processed Food, Sauces, Condiments, and Dressings, and Beverages. Processed food is majorly consumed all over the world. Therefore, demand for acidity regulators is high in processed foods as compared to others. However, adoption of acidity regulators is also increasing in beverages.
Regulators such as phosphoric acid are highly used in non-alcoholic or soft drinks. Based on Country, the market is segmented into Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, and Rest of Europe. The key players operating in the acidity regulator market are Archer Daniels Midland Company (Wild Flavors), Junbunzlauer, ATP Group, Celrich Products Pvt Ltd, Chemelco International B.V., F.B.C Industries Inc., Fuerst Day Lawson Ltd., and Mylan N.V. (Bertek Ingredient Incorporation).