The Feed Mycotoxin Binders and Modifiers Market is estimated to be valued at USD 2.4 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach a value of USD 2.8 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 3.0% during the forecast period. On the other hand, the feed mycotoxin binders and modifiers market in terms of volume is projected to reach at 2,013.5 KT during the forecast period. Factors such as the rising risk of mycotoxins in the final feed products is driving the growth of the feed mycotoxin binders and modifiers market.
The clay subtype dominated the feed mycotoxin binders modifiers market. Clay is the most widely used mycotoxin binder in the feed industry. Clay mineral of aluminates and silicates are highly commercialized binders due to the increased awareness of consumers about their benefits, which is driving their market growth. Clay is highly effective against aflatoxins. There are many different silicates, and they all differ in mycotoxin binding. Chemically modified clay can bind multiple mycotoxins, including fumonisins, zearalenone, and trichothecenes. This has resulted in increased consumption of clay as a mycotoxin binder.
The poultry segment is projected to be the largest and fastest-growing segment, in terms of livestock production. Broilers, layers, and breeders are domesticated to produce eggs and meat for commercial consumption. Growing concerns about livestock health such as improved body mass, concern about the number and quality of egg production, and enhanced feed efficiency have led to an increasing demand for the use of mycotoxin binders modifiers in poultry feed.
The inorganic segment dominated the feed mycotoxin binders modifiers market. Feed mycotoxin binders are mostly obtained from inorganic sources such as silicates of aluminum, sodium, potassium, and calcium. The effectiveness of inorganic mycotoxin binders depends on the chemical structure and binding properties of mycotoxin binders such as polarity and solubility. Clay products including bentonite, zeolite, montmorillonites, and HSCAS (hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate), activated charcoal, and synthetic polymers such as polyvinylpyrrolidone and cholestyramine are used in the feed industry to bind aflatoxins.
Feed mycotoxin binders modifiers are most widely used in the dry form. Mycotoxin binders and modifiers are used in the dry form, as they mix readily with the feed ingredients and are easy to store. Moreover, in the dry form, dosage can be more accurately measured by livestock growers in comparison with the liquid form. Such factors are driving the market for the dry form of feed mycotoxin binders modifiers.
The feed mycotoxin binders and modifiers market includes major product manufacturers and service providers like as Cargill (US), BASF (Germany), ADM (US), Bayer (Germany), Perstorp (Sweden), CHR Hansen (Denmark). These companies have their manufacturing and service facilities spread across various countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, South America, and RoW. The companies in the global market have been affected, logistics and international demand wise. However the many businesses remained operational through the pandemic and were able to mitigate the risks to their businesses instantaneously.