The Quarterly Review of Food Hydrocolloids

IMR International has been publishing The Quarterly Review of Food Hydrocolloids since 1991.

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If you have a question about hydrocolloid markets, we either have the answer or know where to get it.
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IMR International's quarterly publication, The Quarterly Review of Food Hydrocolloids, addresses current market information needs that are not met by the large multi-client hydrocolloid surveys which IMR International also produces. In-depth reporting on individual product categories is included in special profile issues.

The quarterly report covers all food hydrocolloids, including those that may not be fully approved in all the countries surveyed. A list of the tables of contents for previous issues is available to demonstrate the comprehensive nature of our market research.

Hydrocolloid prices and trends, as well as other topics, are discussed in each quarterly review. These regular topics cover pricing of each hydrocolloid as well as import/export information and current events. Other topics are special reports for a particular quarter. These include new announcements in the food industry, new product approvals, and technological developments in the food hydrocolloid application.

IMR is also able to do a specialty search for any specific hydrocolloid, topic, or company from all of the past issues, creating a customized report for your company's specific needs and interests.


Summary Extract reports for the last 5, 10 and/or 15 years are available for any hydrocolloid. Click here for details.

Timing and Price


The reports are published at the end of each quarter of the calendar year. All interviews and questionnaires used in the preparation of the survey are completed during the quarter preceding publication of the report. Subscribers are encouraged to contact IMR International with any specific requests shortly before publication. This allows IMR International to better serve the informational needs of our clients by providing customized and pertinent information. A copy of the subscription/confidentiality agreement is found here. A single issue of the report is priced at US$2,250 and an annual subscription of four issues is offered at US$7,850 (plus shipping and handling).

Why Subscribe


The reports are strategic in nature, confidential, and supplied to a very limited number of clients. A single improvement in a strategic decision would more than pay for the cost of subscription. IMR conducts no trade in hydrocolloids and accepts no advertising. Total objectivity is guaranteed. Clients also receive special emails throughout the year and can place requests for information to be covered in future reports. The first issue was published in 1991. Dennis Seisun, the founder of IMR International has more than 30 years' experience in hydrocolloids.

How to Subscribe


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