Calcium palmitate or magnesium palmitate are formed when calcium or magnesium ions (present in hard water) react with the palmitate anion (sodium palmitate is the main constituent of soaps) to form insoluble calcium palmitate or magnesium palmitate. This insoluble precipitate accumulates in pipelines thereby resulting in the formation of biofilms as bacterial cells use these salts as a carbon source for their growth. Calcium palmitate and magnesium palmitate are also constituents of gallstones. This could lead to the growth of microorganisms and subsequently result in the formation of biofilm. This causes drug resistant infections in humans.
The global Palmitic acid market can be segmented on the basis of regions, contents and applications. On account of regions, the global Palmitic acid market can be segmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. On account of contents, the global Palmitic acid market can be segmented into Capacity and Production Volumes, Raw Materials, Manufacturers, Consumption Structure, Export and Import, Consumers etc. Considering applications, the global Palmitic acid market can be segmented into release agents, hydrogenation Palmitic acid, schizophrenia treatment etc.
The extensive use of soaps and detergents are the key factors driving the growth of the global Palmitic acid market. The increasing demands from the end use industries like personal care, surfactants, soaps, detergents, food additives and others are playing a major role in fuelling the growth of the global Palmitic acid market. Moreover, growth in end-user industries is predicted to outpour the global Palmitic acid market. Further, increasing cleansing methods adopted by various industries is sweeping up the growth of global Palmitic acid market.