Healtang Biotech begins operation for 15000 t per year xylitol project 06-13-2022

Healtang Biotech Co. Ltd (Healtang Biotech) is a subsidiary of Shengquan Group based in Jinan City, Shandong Province, that specializes in the research and development and the production of food additives. Recently, Healtang Biotech began operation for a xylitol project with an expected annual output of 15,000 tons. This project will add to Shengquan Group's current series of biomass product projects and will further improve the company’s functional sugar industry chain.

Healtang Biotech is one of the important producers of functional sugar in China. As early as 2009, Healtang Biotech established Shandong Institute of Sugar Research and cooperated with Jiangnan University, Shandong University, Sichuan University, and other well-known universities to carry out research and commercial development of sugar alcohol products. The company’s leading products, namely D-xylose and L-arabinose, sell well in China and abroad and are recognized by many corporate customers and consumers. Healtang Biotech’s new project fully relies on the advantages of the biomass industry chain of Shengquan Group.

The project is conducted in strict accordance with GMP standards and relevant specifications. The project adopts a fully automatic packaging line with high production efficiency, safety, and hygiene. The project will produce xylitol of three sizes and can perform customized production according to customer needs, and all of the products meet export-grade standards.

Xylitol popular as low-calorie artificial sweetener

As one of the mainstream functional sugar alcohol products on the market, xylitol has been widely used in food, pharmaceutical, and other industries due to its excellent characteristics. Xylitol is used in the production of chewing gum, dairy products, beverages, ice cream and other popular foods to replace sucrose or other sweeteners. Not only does xylitol quickly provide sweetness and a cooling sensation, but it also has the effect of preventing dental cavities. At the same time, since xylitol metabolism is independent of insulin, it is an ideal sweetener substitute for diabetics.

Xylitol market expected to grow in China and abroad

With people's attention to health in recent years, China’s functional sugar alcohol industry has generally maintained a good growth trend. According to data from China’s Starch Industry Association, this industry produced 1.37 million tons in 2020. According to statistics from international authoritative organizations, it is expected that from 2018 to 2023, the compound annual growth rate of the global xylitol market will be about 5.60%, and the global xylitol market size will reach 1.1 billion US dollars in 2023.

The global xylitol market is mainly concentrated in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. The market size of xylitol in the Asia-Pacific region reached USD 338 million, accounting for 42.2% of the global total market size. Europe and North America followed closely with market sizes of USD 184 million and USD 154 million, respectively, and the global proportions were 23.0% and 19.2% respectively. In addition, the market sizes of xylitol in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa were USD 74 million and USD 51 million, accounting for 9.2% and 6.4% of the global market, respectively.

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