Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market: Snapshot

As per the administrative associations, such as FDA has observed that antimicrobial agents have grown in food products and their wrappings. Thus, to battle them and to increase the level of safety they recommend that all manufacturers should use antimicrobial packaging. Moreover, rising waterborne and foodborne diseases and growing awareness of food shortage is bolstering the need for antimicrobial packaging technologies in the food and beverages industry. 

The global antimicrobial packaging market is anticipated to rise at 5.6% of CAGR during the forecast period between 2016 and 2024. In terms of revenue, the market is projected to reach a valuation of US$11.88 bn by 2024 progressing from US$7.65 bn earned in 2016.

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Chemical Properties of Plastics to Gain High Traction in Antimicrobial Packaging Market 

The global antimicrobial packaging market is categorized on the basis of packaging type, material, applications, antimicrobial agents, and technology. Various types of materials used in making antimicrobial packaging are paperboards, tin, plastics, biopolymers, and other minority materials. Of these, demand for plastics have been popular to manufacture antimicrobial packaging because of their mechanical, physical, and chemical property over other materials. Plastics has a special importance in antimicrobial packaging because of the ease of using vacuum or gas-filled antimicrobial packaging and inertness of certain plastics to bacteria. Moreover, plastics can be easily molded, cannot be easily torn, provide sufficient levels of elasticity, and provide multi layered packaging all at feasible price as compared other packaging materials.   

Based on antimicrobial agents, the global antimicrobial packaging market is segment into enzymes, bacteriocins, metal ion and oxidizers, essential oils, organic acids, and others. In terms of package type, the market is categorized into bottles and cans, pouches, trays, carton packages, bags, cups and lids, and others. Food and beverages, healthcare, personal care, and others are some of the key industries in which application of antimicrobial packaging is seen extensively.

Growing Urban Population in Asia Pacific to Fuel Antimicrobial Packaging Market

On regional front, the global antimicrobial packaging market covers North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. As of 2015, Asia Pacific held 33.3% of share in terms of value. Large population base in this region who show high demand for plastic packaging, which is responsible for the growth of this market. Moreover, changing lifestyle, growing number of working class, and growing urban population have increased the demand for convenience packaging and packaged foods and beverages.

On the other hand, North America held second position in the global antimicrobial packaging market. The demand for antimicrobial packaging has been high in this region and the demand is likely to increase in the coming years. Europe has also shown high demand for antimicrobial packaging. The demand for antimicrobial packaging in the Middle East and Africa is also expected to grow in the near future due to increasing awareness for growing instances of waterborne and other contagious diseases.

The competitive landscape presented in the report describe about several key players operating in the global antimicrobial packaging market. Some of the key players in the global market are LINPAC Senior Holdings Limited, The Dow Chemical Company, BASF SE, Barr Brands International, PolyOne Corporation, BioCote Limited, and Mondi PLC.

Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market: Overview

The primary purpose of antimicrobial packaging materials and technologies is to prevent the packaged items from spoilage and contamination. The rising concerns about food-related infections have augmented the demand for antimicrobial packaging in the recent years. The research report states that the efforts to reduce food wastage in times of food scarcity are also likely to fuel the rise of the global market.

The research report on the global antimicrobial packaging market presents a clear understanding of the various factors governing the market dynamics present in the market. Furthermore, it also studies the nature of the competitive landscape present in the global market and the threat from substitutes and new entrants. The publication provides a holistic outlook of the global antimicrobial packaging market due valuable insights.

Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market: Key Trends

The growing prevalence of foodborne diseases and infections due to cross-contamination in food items has led a significant demand for antimicrobial packaging. The growing urbanization and rapid rise in the population has also led to a shift toward eating packaged food items instead of fresh items, which, in turn, has augmented the growth of the global market. The growing disposable incomes, lack of time, and hectic lifestyles have collectively contributed to the global antimicrobial packaging market in direct and indirect ways.

The trend of storing mixes, beverages, spices, and food in households has also spiked the demand for antimicrobial packaging in recent years. Furthermore, growing number of manufacturers vying for increasing the lifespan of various food items are also likely to opt for high quality antimicrobial packaging, predict analysts.

Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market: Segmentation

The various materials used for antimicrobial packaging are plastic, paperboard, biopolymer, tin, and glass. Plastics have been predominantly used for making antimicrobial packaging solutions as they are chemically, physically, and mechanically better than the other types of materials. Additionally, plastics can be molded into desired shapes and are known to provide sufficient protection from tears. The elasticity of plastics and its affordable price has also made plastic an obvious choice amongst leading players of antimicrobial packaging market.

However, the rising concerns about waste management and disposal of plastics are shifting the preference of manufacturers toward other materials. The non-biodegradability of plastics is likely to restrain its growth as a material for making antimicrobial packaging in the near future.

Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market: Regional Outlook

In terms of geography, the global antimicrobial packaging market is segmented into the Middle East and Asia, Latin America, Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. Of these, Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the global market as the regional market. An exponentially rising population base and rapid urbanization are expected to create a substantial demand for plastic packaging in the coming years. The growing needs of this population base such as convenience meals, packaged food and beverages, and other food items are projected to fuel the demand for antimicrobial packaging in the global market in the coming years.

North America too has been a consistent contributor to the global antimicrobial packaging market. The high number of packaged food consumers who demand hygienic packaging quality are expected to be crucial to this regional market. On the other hand, the Middle and Africa and Europe are expected to be slow but steady consumers of antimicrobial packaging as the regions realizes the importance of quality packaging materials.

Key Players Mentioned in this Report are:

Some of the leading players operating in the global antimicrobial packaging market are Sciessent LLC, Takex Labo Co. Ltd, BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Barr Brands International, LINPAC Senior Holdings Limited, Mondi PLC, PolyOne Corporation, BioCote Limited, and Dunmore Corporation.

Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, by Material

  • Plastic
    • Polyethylene (PE)
    • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
    • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Biopolymer
  • Paperboard
  • Glass
  • Tin
  • Others

Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, by Technology

  • Controlled Release Packaging
  • Active Packaging

Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, by Antimicrobial Agents

  • Organic Acid
  • Bacteriocins
  • Essential Oils
  • Enzymes
  • Metal Ion & Oxidizers
  • Others

Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, by Package Type

  • Pouches
  • Bottles & Cans
  • Carton Packages
  • Trays
  • Bags
  • Cups & Lids
  • Others

Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, by Application

  • Food & Beverage
  • Personal Care
  • Healthcare
  • Others

Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, by Geography: The market is broadly segmented on the basis of geography into:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • U.K
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America