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Global Guar Gum Industry Report: by Application; Country Overview; Value Chain Analysis; Production Process; Trade Analysis; Cost Structure; Market Dynamics: Drivers & Constraints, Industry Events, Innovations & Trends, SWOT Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces; Industry Best Practices: Sourcing Strategy, Procurement Model, Contract Structure, Negotiation Levers, Pricing Model; Key Supplier Analysis, 2022-2027

Guar Gum Industry Report by Regional Category Spend, Price Analysis, Key Demand, and Price Indicators, and Best Buying Practices


The global Guar Gum market reached a value of about 877996.28 tonnes in 2021. The industry is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 1.8% in the forecast period of 2022-2027 to reach a value of about 959912.33 tonnes by 2027.

The global Guar Gum industry report gives a comprehensive analysis of the industry, including key segments, trends, drivers, restraints, the competitive landscape, and other essential market aspects. The market is being driven by the broad use of the component in various sectors, like oil, gas, and medicines. Its use in the food and pharmaceutical sector in furthering the market growth. In the industry report, the key demand indicator is the highest category spender by region—Asia Pacific.

Industry Definition and Segmentation

Guar gum, commonly known as guaran, is derived from guar beans that thicken and stabilises foods, feeds, and industrial products. It's a polysaccharide, a lengthy chain of connected carbohydrate molecules made up of two sugars: mannose and galactose. Guar gum is a common food ingredient found in many processed goods. It's precious in the food industry since it's water-soluble and absorbent, generating a gel that thickens and binds items. The Guar Gum industry report comprises segments by application (Fast Hydrated Gum, Industrial Grade, Food Grade) and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and South America).

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America Regions are Driving the Growth of the Industry

India is a large producer of guar, and Asia-Pacific dominates world guar production. China and Germany are the other leading guar gum importers from India. Italy, South Africa, Russia, Australia, the Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, Belgium, and Canada are also big guar gum importers. India now sells guar gum to over 90 nations. Even though Asia produces the majority of guar and its derivative products, countries like India and Pakistan lack comprehensive R&D facilities dedicated to the guar business.

The industry is primarily driven by its use in the packaged food sector. It is gaining popularity due to its capacity to reduce the amount of glucose and cholesterol absorbed in the intestines and stomach. Factors such as busy consumer lifestyles, rise in disposable incomes, etc., are giving rise to the demand for prepared foods propelling the industry. Guar gum is used to make nutrition emulsifiers, food additives, nutrition thickeners, and other guar gum-based products. It is an essential food ingredient that increases the quality of convenience foods such as soups, cakes, pastries, bread, gravies, and snacks. Furthermore, the growing popularity of low-calorie, low-fat meals made with guar gum has helped lower fat content in foods, pushing the industry forward.

However, market substitutes of the product might hamper growth.

Best Procurement Practices

The global Guar Gum industry report by Procurement Resource gives an in-depth analysis of the best buying practices followed by major global Guar Gum regions, such as engagement models, contract conditions, and consumer and supplier negotiation controls, among others.

Category Management Studies

The gum is extracted commercially from seeds mainly by a mechanical process that includes roasting, differential attrition, sifting, and polishing. The germ is removed from the endosperm once the seeds are shattered. Each seed yields two halves of endosperm referred to as unhusked guar split. Refined guar splits are created when the fine layer of fibrous material that comprises the husk is removed and separated from the endosperm halves by polishing. Guar Meal is a byproduct of guar gum powder production used as cow feed. It comprises the hull (husk) and germ component of the guar seed. Depending on the ultimate result, the refined guar splits are subsequently processed and polished into powders (known as guar gum) by several routes and processing procedures. The pre-hydrated guar splits are crushed in a flacker mill before being evenly distributed to an ultra-fine grinder, which grinds the breaks without excessive heat. The ground material is dried and then passes through screens to be graded according to particle size. Colour, mesh size, viscosity potential, and hydration rate are all factors to consider when selecting a grade. Extrusion is also used in industrial guar gum processing before hydration and flaking. Grinding and drying are completed after these procedures—the addition of extrusion results in guar gum powder with a higher hydration rate.

The Various Properties of the Product is Further Leading to the Growth in the Procurement of Guar Gum

The various properties of the product are propelling the industry. Due to recent advancements, the natural gum feature of guar has multiple uses in the culinary, pharmaceutical, and oil sectors. Paper manufacture, mining, textiles, and a few other significant fields of application for the compound are driving the sales. The use of a gelling agent as a component in the hydraulic fracturing process in the oil and gas sector. Because of its multifunctionality for fluid and water loss management, lubrication, and cooling of drill bits, and as a shale inhibitor, frequently employed in the oil drilling sector to boost oil and gas production rates. It's used as a thickening, sizing agent, wet-end strength additive, water-barrier, gelling agent, and a wastewater flocculating agent, emulsifier, and binding agent. It is used in oilfields to maintain the viscosity of mud and eliminate drill waste during the fracturing and stimulation of oil wells and the mud drilling process. Because of its transparent gel composition and water-soluble characteristics, it is utilised as a binder in toothpaste. It is also used to improve the product's stability, rheology, and aesthetics. It can be employed as a binder for fragmented tobacco fines to make reconstituted tobacco sheets. Owing to the following factors, the industry is likely to expand.

The regional markets for the industry can be divided into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Key Industry Players Mentioned in the Guar Gum Industry Report

  • Hindustan Gum & Chemicals Ltd.  
  • Vikas WSP Limited 
  • Vasundhara Gums and Chemicals 
  • Sunita Hydrocolloids Pvt. Ltd. 
  • Lotus Gums & Chemicals

Market Landscape

The market's major players have a strong worldwide presence, broad activities, and a diverse product range. These businesses have a well-managed raw material supply and a strong distribution and sales network. On the other hand, small-scale businesses frequently compete with them because they provide higher-quality items at lower prices to acquire a more extensive consumer base. Small businesses often have all their facilities in one place and cater to local demand. These businesses are less well-known worldwide, but they have a better understanding of localised markets. However, they are more exposed to the danger of replacements in the consumer sector.

Key Initiatives by Companies

  • Ingredion Incorporated finalised the acquisition of TIC Gums in January 2017. This acquisition support product has been incorporated to strengthen the product line of TIC Gums, which provides an innovative texturing system for the food and beverage sector, including a wide range of guar gum products.
  • Guar Split is now being processed at Lucid Group's new division factory in Meglasiya, Rajasthan. The Lucid Group has complete control over the supply chain because of its earlier integration.

1.    Executive Summary
2.    Global Guar Gum Market Snapshot

    2.1.    Guar Gum Market Outlook
    2.2.    Guar Gum Industry Analysis by Application
        2.2.1.    Fast Hydrated Gum
        2.2.2.    Industrial grade
        2.2.3.    Food Grade
    2.3.    Regional Overview
        2.3.1.    North America
        2.3.2.    Europe
        2.3.3.    Asia Pacific 
        2.3.4.    Latin America
        2.3.5.    MEA
3.    Impact of Recent Events 
4.    Guar Gum Value Chain Analysis 
5.    Guar Gum Production Process
6.    Trade Analysis 
7.    Major Risk Factors in Sourcing
8.    Guar Gum Cost Structure
9.    Guar Gum Price Analysis 
10.    Key Demand Indicator Analysis
11.    Key Price Indicator Analysis
12.    Guar Gum Market Dynamics

    12.1.    Drivers & Constraints
    12.2.    Industry Events 
    12.3.    Innovations & Trends
    12.4.    SWOT Analysis
    12.5.    Porter’s Five Forces
        12.5.1.    Buyer Power
        12.5.2.    Supplier Power
        12.5.3.    Threat of New entrants
        12.5.4.    Threat of Substitutes
        12.5.5.    Industry Rivalry
13.    Feedstock Market Analysis 
    13.1.    Market Overview
    13.2.    Price Analysis 
14.    Industry Best Practices
    14.1.    Sourcing Strategy
    14.2.    Procurement Model
    14.3.    Contract Structure
    14.4.    Negotiation Levers
    14.5.    Pricing Model
    14.6.    Key Factors Influencing the Quotation 
15.    Key Supplier Analysis
    15.1.    Hindustan Gum & Chemicals Ltd. 
    15.2.    Vikas WSP Limited
    15.3.    Vasundhara Gums and Chemicals
    15.4.    Sunita Hydrocolloids Pvt. Ltd.
    15.5.    Lotus Gums & Chemicals

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global Guar Gum market size was valued at 877996.28 tonnes in 2021.

As per the application provided, the Fast hydrated gum segment is anticipated to lead the market between the period 2022 – 2027.

The significant demand for the ingredient in the packaged food segment is one of the essential drivers of the Guar Gum market growth.

Hindustan Gum & Chemicals Ltd. (Rhodia Inc.), Vikas WSP, Vasundhara Industries, Sunita Hydrocolloids Pvt. Ltd., and Lotus Gums & Chemicals are some of the key companies in the market.

The Asia Pacific region of the Guar Gum industry holds a significant share in the market.

Analyst Review

The global Guar Gum market attained a value of 877996.28 tonnes in 2021, driven by the rising demand from the food sector. It is an essential component in goods like soups, cakes, etc., owing to its health benefits driving the market growth. Furthermore, the product's various properties are widely employed in the culinary, pharmaceutical, and oil sectors, positively impacting the market. The market is expected to witness further growth in 2022-2027, growing at a CAGR of 1.8 %. The market is projected to reach 959912.33 tonnes by 2027.

Procurement Resources’ detailed research approach explores deep into the industry, encompassing the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Its team of experts uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and their expertise thus, delivering its customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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