Carrageenan Production Cost Analysis 2020

Carrageenans, also known as carrageenins, belong to the family of linear sulphated polysaccharides. Carrageenan is an extract of a red seaweed that is commonly known as Irish Moss. This edible seaweed is native to the British Isles, where it has been used in the conventional method of cooking for hundreds of years. Carrageenans have been used in Ireland since nearly 400 A.D. and in China since around 600 B.C. However, it was first introduced on an industrial scale only in the 1930s.

Carrageenans are large and highly flexible molecules that form curling helical structures. This provides them the ability to form a variety of different gels at room temperature. There are three main varieties of carrageenan, which differ in their degree of sulfation, namely, kappa, iota, and lambda.

They are most commonly used in the food industry for gelling, thickening, and stabilising. They find their primary applications in dairy and meat products. They are often used as a vegan alternative to gelatine in food products like confectionery.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Purified Carrageenan production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).


Carrageenan Production via Extraction
  • Carrageenan Production via Extraction

    This report presents a detailed cost analysis of carrageenan production from seaweed. In this process, the extracted raw weed is first washed, dried and chopped.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q3 2020

    Starting at USD 1799

Related Reports

Saccharin Production from Remsen-Fahlberg Process

Maltodextrin Production via Hydrolysis
  • Maltodextrin Production via Hydrolysis

    In this process, heavy molecules of starch are broken down to form light molecules, using limited water and enzymes.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q3 2020

    Starting at USD 1799

Casein Production of Acid Casein
  • Casein Production of Acid Casein

    This report provides the cost structure of acid casein production by precipitation. Milk is acidified using acids like dilute hydrochloric acid or sulphuric acid, until the isoelectric point of casein is achieved.

    Analysis Basis: Germany

    Period of Analysis: Q3 2020

    Starting at USD 1799

Procurement Resource

Supply Demand and Market Analysis

Feasibility Studies

Techno-economic Evaluations

Investment Analysis

Multi-regional Cost Analyses

Evaluate Other Plant Locations

This report presents an analysis of capital and operating costs of a -based industrial plant. For those interested in economic assessments considering other plant locations, Procurement Resource offers optional analyses that complement this report.