US excipients demand will advance 3.9 percent yearly through 2015, driven by continued growth in US pharmaceutical production and the increasing importance of excipients in drug formulation. Polymers will remain the top-selling type based on their use as fillers and binders in tablets. Fillers and diluents will remain the leading application and grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the $1.5 billion US excipients industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by product (e.g., polymers, alcohols, minerals, gelatin, sugars) and application (e.g., fillers and diluents, binders, suspension and viscosity agents, coatings, solvents).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 48 industry players, including Dow Chemical, FMC and International Specialty Products.