A decade of change in the seaweed hydrocolloids industry

@article{Bixler2010ADO,
  title={A decade of change in the seaweed hydrocolloids industry},
  author={Harris J. Bixler and Hans Porse},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23},
  pages={321-335}
}
Seaweed hydrocolloid markets continue to grow, but instead of the 3–5% achieved in the 1980s and 1990s, the growth rate has fallen to 1–3% per year. This growth has been largely driven by emerging markets in China, Eastern Europe, Brazil, etc. Sales of agar, alginates and carrageenans in the US and Europe are holding up reasonably well in spite of the recession. However, price increases to offset costs in 2008 and 2009 have begun to have a dampening effect on sales, especially in markets where… Expand
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