Gum arabic is a complex mixture of macromolecules of different size and composition (mainly carbohydrates and proteins). Gum Arabic, also known as Gum Acacia, is a natural gum harvested from the exterior of Acacia trees in the form of dry, hard nodules up to 50 mm in diameter, and ranging from almost colourless to brown. Its unique properties endow it with a wide range of uses in food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial applications.
The growth of the global market is driven by the rising income levels, multiple functionalities of gum arabic in the food & beverages industry, and the rising awareness regarding the medicinal benefits of gum arabic. Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2017-2025,” indicate that the market, which is presently worth nearly US$ 300 Mn, will expand steadily at 5.4% CAGR. Which facilitates the development of new technologies and ensure a high quality product.
Few Indian major players are as under
· Continental Chemicals Ltd.
· Finar Ltd.
· India Glycols Ltd.
· Naveen Enterprises Ltd.
· Rishi Trading Co. Ltd.
· Shree Gums Pvt. Ltd.