Mixed tocopherols is a transparent, reddish brown, and viscous oil with a characteristic mild odor. It has a concentration of about 95% with an active blend of natural tocopherol compounds, which are isolated after the distillation of soybean oil. The compound helps in protecting various products from oxidation and extends their shelf life.
Mixed tocopherols supply market overview
The dietary supplements industry was the largest end-user of the mixed tocopherols market in 2017.
The mixed tocopherols market is facing high demand from a number of industries including pharma, healthcare, and animal feed. The alpha-tocopherol segment is the largest product segment in this market and it is one of the most active forms of tocopherols found in humans. Apart from adding nutritional value, it helps in preventing the oxidation and contamination of food products and increases the shelf life of the product. According to SpendEdge’s procurement report on the mixed tocopherols category, Europe accounts for the largest market share followed by North America.
The mixed tocopherols market is expected to witness an increase in the spend potential, but the big question here is what are the major criteria for supplier selection and how to select the best suppliers for effective category management? Request a free sample for insights.
Top mixed tocopherols suppliers
A quite popular name in the market, BASF is the world’s largest chemical producer. The company, headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany, comprises of subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries around the globe. The company’s broad portfolio of products ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, and crop protection products to oil and gas. The company posted sales of €64.5 billion in the year 2017. The company manufactures mixed tocopherols under the trade name Covi-ox. These are widely used in dietary supplements and food products. Covi-ox T-70 acts as an antioxidant is used in cosmetics and personal care products.