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Global Food Ultrasound Market: Snapshot

Ultrasound technology have been vastly utilized in the medical sector. Over the recent years, new applications areas have emerged. Particularly, ultrasound technology has shown incredible potential in food processing. The technology is being increasingly adopted in a vast range of processes encompassed under processing, preservation, and extraction. Modern food engineering has shown groundswell of research interest in the food ultrasound market. The key advantages comprise higher productivity, better selectivity, and reduced time of processing, and reducing the overall cost of these. For instance, ultrasound-assisted processing reduce the consumption of water and energy across the entire process chain. In addition, the high safety and environmental benefits associated with the ultrasound in food technology are compelling propositions for its uptake in the worldwide industry.

The focus people on consuming processed food with organoleptic and nutritional characteristics intact is a key factor propelling interest of food companies in ultrasound. The application of ultrasound in food technology has also contributed to prolonging the shelf-life of processed food considerably. Ultrasound treatment has been showing good potential in microbial reduction in foods, thus bolstering their demands in food ultrasound market. The acoustic cavitation also modifies other key attributes such as flavor and color.

The food ultrasound market has been expanding prospects with the application in conserving the quality of fish, meat, and poultry products. Its use for quality control for a range of fragile and heterogeneous products is also boosting the market. These include fruits and vegetables, sugar, coffee, oils, and breads. Further, the ultrasound technology has been found to have good potential in identifying food adulteration, typically in honey. Their use in protein analysis of processed food is also growing, thus boosting the food ultrasound market. Constant advances in mechanism of ultrasonic treatment are underpinning their role in enhancing the productivity in various food systems.

Foods are those complex substances that come with various minerals, proteins, vitamins, fats, enzymes, carbohydrates, water, and many other organic ingredients with differing compositions. Preservation and processing of these food stuff need a wide variety of different cautions and applications. Utilization of ultrasound in the industry of food processing comprise meat tenderization, homogenization, de-foaming, filtration, crystallization, drying, and extraction. Ultrasound is also utilized as preservation technique. Such multiple factors favour the growth of the global food ultrasound market over the assessment tenure. 

Ultrasound refers to is one of the non-thermal methods, which is being abundantly used in the food industry since last decade. The global food ultrasound market gathers momentum from its growing popularity in the food industry where it finds its application in the gas, liquid, and solid systems for many different purposes. Instrumentation of ultrasound can be entirely automated and is capable of making precise and rapid measurements. 

There are three different methods of ultrasound applications, which are as mentioned below:

  • Submergence in an ultrasonic bath
  • Coupling with the device
  • Direct application to the product

In addition to that, ultrasonic applications in the food industry can be split into two very distinct categories. This segmentation has been done on the basis of energy produced by the sound field. These are

  • low energy ultrasounds
  • high energy ultrasounds

Ultrasound in food assists in improving the shelf life and it also helps in the retention of original flavour of the food item. In addition to flavour, it also keeps the tenderness and texture of the meat intact. Such features are likely to support growth of the global food ultrasound market in foreseeable time.

In addition, ultrasound in food industry offers solutions for packaging of meat products without affecting its quality, microbial inactivation, and for thawing. Ultrasound waves in the food industry helps in the detection of chemical and physical properties of the product accurately. Thus its demand in the food industry witnessed a surge.

Global Food Ultrasound Market: Overview

The global food ultrasound market may have witnessed a steady growth over the years, owing to the multi-functional development in food processing and food safety. Ultrasound waves are extensively used in identifying the physical and chemical features of food products. High-frequency and low-intensity ultrasound are majorly utilized for sterilization, filtration, fermentation, and marinating. These waves are also employed to cut off heat sensitive commodities such as chocolates and cakes, packaging, cleaning, and pasteurization. Food ultrasound technology helps to improve the quality of various food products.

An upcoming report on global food ultrasound market by Transparency Market Research could be a valuable source of information for major stakeholders in the market. This study has been carried out through an in-depth primary and secondary research. The report can help players gain knowledge about the opportunities and pitfalls in the food ultrasound market, so that they can take informed decisions. The report also would be an objective guide on the competitive landscape and highlight growth drivers and restraints in the global food ultrasound market.

Global Food Ultrasound Market: Key Drivers

Increasing demand for ultrasound technology in food processing, surging requirement for food safety and preservation, rising concerns about the product wastage during maintaining the quality of the food product, and growing demand for meat processing are believed to drive the global food ultrasound market. Food ultrasound technology enhances the shelf-life of the food products and also helps maintain the natural flavor, tenderness, and texture of the meat. The major functions of food ultrasound technology involve microbial inactivation, thawing, extraction, freezing, homogenization, and crystallization. These benefits can enable efficient packaging of foods without affecting the quality.

A recent trend of consuming healthy, tasty, and safe foods after checking the physiochemical properties of a food product is projected to fuel the global food ultrasound market. Low-intensity ultrasound provides composition, structure, flow-rate, and physical state information about food products. High intensity ultrasound offers tenderizing meat, generating emulsions, disrupting cells, and crystallization and modification methods. The demand for better quality and low priced foods is expected to boost the global food ultrasound market. Rising food processing industries and food sectors, growing demand for adaptation, modification and examination of foods are factors believed to influence growth in the global food ultrasound market.

Global Food Ultrasound Market: Regional Outlook

Region wise, there is a possibility of Europe to lead the global food ultrasound market. This is mainly because the region has seen rapid technological advancements and growing occurrence of weight issues. Increasing number of companies, surging HIFU applications, growing ventures in R&D, increasing incidences of cancer, and rising elderly population could also be responsible for driving the global food ultrasound market in the region. Other prominent regions in the global food ultrasound market are North America and Asia Pacific.

Global Food Ultrasound Market: Competitive Dynamics

Prominent players operating in the global food ultrasound market are Siemens Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Analogic Corporation, Hitachi Medical Corporation, Mindray Medical International Ltd. The upcoming report studies competitor’s product portfolios, key strategies and sales and revenues in the near term.

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  • Customer Experience Maps
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The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

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  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
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