Extra Neutral Alcohol is a food grade alcohol. The product is used as a basic alcohol in distilled spirits like Vodka, Malawi Gin etc. In the pharmaceutical industry, Extra Neutral Alcohol is a prime carrier for a whole spectrum of medicines and is therefore used for processing a wide range of drugs. It is also a good disinfectant as methylated spirit.
This colorless alcohol has a neutral smell and taste. It is used in the production of potable alcohol and also as a solvent and reactant in the pharmaceutical industry and as a carrier of flavor and fragrances. ENA is a high distilled alcohol that contains no impurities and is used for the production of alcoholic beverages, alcoholic fruit beverages and aperitifs. Owing to its properties, it serves as an essential ingredient in the manufacturing of numerous cosmetics and skin care products, as a processing aid in food industry, and as a solvent for colourants and flavours.
The extra neutral alcohol (ENA) market in India has been witnessing a steady growth rate over the past few years. The market is expected to grow due to a huge shift towards the consumption of alcohol and expanding applications of ENA.
Almost 90% of the ENA produced in India is used in the manufacturing of potable alcohol, production and consumption of which is continuously rising. Further, a gradual shift towards Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) from country liquor over the past years has also led to an increase in demand for potable alcohol. Other factors facilitating the demand for potable alcohol are increasing disposable incomes, changing attitude towards drinking and western influence. Additionally, expanding cosmetics and personal health care, printing and pharmaceutical industries are expected to be highly lucrative for the market since ENA finds numerous applications in these industries. In the cosmetics industry, ENA is used in products such as perfume, toiletries, cologne, hair spray, air freshener, detergent, etc. It is also used in the production of antiseptics, drug, syrups, medicated sprays, etc. Owing to the aforementioned factors, the market is further projected to reach a volume of 3.8 Billion Litre by 2023.