Chemicals that consist of odor or smell are termed as aroma chemicals. Frequently referred to as odorants or fragrances, these chemicals have the ability to cause odor and by passing through the olfactory system. Aroma chemicals has found use in a myriad of applications ranging from food and beverages, cosmetics and other household products. Apart from being used for adding fragrance to a variety of products, they are also added to certain odorless gases to enable one to be able to smell them in case of leakages. Some of these gases include propane, natural gas and hydrogen. One of the main challenges of this market is the long approval periods and time to market.
Natural aroma chemicals are gaining popularity as a result of the increasing awareness of the toxicity of chemicals. Natural chemicals, as the name suggests, are derived from natural sources such as plants and ripening of crops and fruits. Processes of extraction, expression and distillation are involved in prodcution of natural aroma chemicals. The Aroma Chemicals market can be segmented on the basis of type as Natural, Synthetic and Others.
There is a considerable amount of research and development efforts underway across company laboratories and universities across the world to develop safe and fragrant natural aroma chemicals.
The market has been segmented on the basis of their composition as
- Linear Terpenes
- Cyclic Terpenes
- Amines and Aromatic
In terms of applications, the Aroma Chemicals market has been segmented across the following:
- Food and Beverages
- Cosmetics and Toiletries
- Soaps and Detergents
- Essential Oils
The market for aroma chemicals is expected to experience healthy growth across all regions. However, regions such as Asia Pacific and South America particularly are expected to witness high rates of growth owing to the growing economies in these regions. The increasing spending power of the population in these regions is another factor that will attribute to the growth of the aroma market in these regions.
The market has been segmented based on the following geographies:
- North America
- South America
- Middle East
The aroma chemicals market is a highly competitive market and a common trend being witnessed in this industry is consolidation amongst the players in the market.
Following are just a few of the companies that are operating in the Aroma Chemicals market:
- Bell Flavors and Fragrances
- Comax Flavors
- ICC Industries
- Kerry Group