According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, "Global Yellow and White Dextrin Market by types, by applications, by distribution channels, and by regions: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2028", the market was valued at USD 89.3 Million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a rate of 3.2% by 2028. The yellow and white dextrin market is anticipated to grow significantly during the forecast period. Growing demand for dextrin from several end-use industries, rising health benefits, easy transportation and handling of dextrin, and rising demand for the use of natural ingredients are some of the factors contributing to the market growth.

The global yellow and white dextrin market has been segmented into types, applications, distribution channels, and regions. In terms of types, the market is divided into yellow dextrin, and white dextrin. Based on applications, the market is fragmented into adhesive industries, foundries, textile industries, and others. The others segment of the market is further segmented into food industry, pharmaceuticals, fireworks/explosives, and skin care. On the basis of distribution channels, the market is bifurcated into online and offline. On the basis of regions, the yellow and white dextrin market is segmented as North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa.

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Dextrins are made by heating dry starch in the presence of less amount of moisture and acid. They are classified as white dextrin, yellow dextrin, and British gums that are partially or fully water-soluble. Dextrin involves various carbohydrate strains that are produced by the hydrolysis process of starch. Preparation of white dextrin is completed by heating dry starch using an acid at a temperature below 150°C, whereas yellow dextrin is prepared by heating dry starch in the presence of less acid and high temperature. White dextrin is widely used in pharmaceutical industries. It is used in the production of certain antibiotics through fermentation as white dextrin is the source of carbohydrate nutrients.

Only white dextrins are used in the food industry. Dextrin makes the food crispy and used as a coating in the food. It is used to thicken many food products such as soups, strews, and baby products. It is also used in low-calorie food. Only limited quantity of dextrin is used in preparing food.

Yellow and white dextrin are used to make food items crispy in the food industry, used as a coating agent in the textile industry for increasing stiffness and weight of cotton fabrics, and used as a thickening and binding agent in pharmaceutical and paper industries. Use of dextrin as a cleansing agent in cosmetics is driving the market. It is used as a fat substitute in a variety of food products such as dairy products, dairy products, protein shakes, chocolates, and others. Growing demand for dextrin from several industries worldwide such as pharmaceutical, food and beverage, cosmetics, and others is a major factor anticipated to fuel the global yellow and white dextrin market.

Manufacture of white and yellow dextrin was affected during the pandemic, due to restrictions and closure of global industries. Import and export of white and yellow dextrin were affected majorly due to transport restrictions globally. This, in turn, impeded the growth of the market. Moreover, transportation of white and yellow dextrin was affected, due to restrictions on global transport, which in turn, affected the packaging industry globally.

This factor impeded the growth of the market. However, supply of white and yellow dextrin through e-commerce distribution channels is increasing, as many consumers prefer to avoid Over-the-Counter (OTC) purchases, and opt for online mode to order products.
Governments of several countries across the globe are expected to pursue fiscal stimulus programs or other incentives in the course of the pandemic. These programs provide substantial tax benefits for companies. Favourable policies are expected to increase the demand for white and yellow dextrin at a significant pace, owing to rising usage of white and yellow dextrin in various industries such as textile, pharmaceutical, food, adhesives, mining, and paper.

Key Takeaways from the Study

  • The yellow and white dextrin market is projected to expand at a rapid pace globally, due to increasing applications in various industries such as food industry, cosmetics, adhesives market, textile industry, and dietary products.
  • The adhesive industry segment is projected to account for a significant share of the market during the forecast period, due to use of a large amount of yellow dextrin in the preparation of liquid and dry adhesives globally.
  • Rising adoption of white dextrin among various industries such as food processing, textile, pharmaceutical, and others is expected to drive the yellow and white dextrin market in the region.
  • The offline segment is projected to hold a significant share of the market during the forecast period, due to availability of yellow and white dextrin at reasonable prices offered by local manufacturers.
  • The market in North America holds a substantial share during the forecast period, owing to increasing buying efficiency, flourishing cosmetics industry, and growing usage of dietary products.

Report Scope:

Report Metric


Market Value in 2020

USD 89.3 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2020 to 2028)


Historical Data

2018 & 2019

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 – 2028

Market Segments

Types, Applications, Distribution Channels, and Regions.

Region Scope

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

Key Companies Profiled

AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG, Tate & Lyle, Sanstar Bio - Polymers Ltd., Visco Starch, Shree Ram Bio Starch Polymers Pvt Ltd., Gujarat Ambuja Exports Limited,
Karandikars Orgochem Private Limited, KRISHNA CHEMICALS, Fidelinka Skrob, and Paramesu Biotech Private Limited.

Customization Scope

Report customization available on request

Pricing and Purchase Options

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Target Audience

  • Demand Side: Adhesive Industry, Pharmaceutical Company, Textile Industry, and others.
  • Regulatory Side: Concerned government authorities, commercial research & development (R&D) institutions, and other regulatory bodies. Associations and Industry Bodies: Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and others.