Excipients: United States

This report forecasts US excipient demand in pounds and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2018. Total demand in dollars is segmented by product in terms of polymers, alcohols, minerals, gelatin, and other products. Total demand in dollars is also segmented by application as follows: fillers and diluents, binders, suspension and viscosity agents, coatings, solvents, and other applications.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in dollars is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines products and applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on pharmaceutical dosage formulations and the regulatory environment.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and application segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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