Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Antimicrobial Packaging Market Information by Material (Plastic, Paper & Paperboard and Others), by Type (Bags, Pouches, Carton Packages and Others) by Application (Food & beverages, Healthcare, Personal Care, and others) and Region - Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/PNT/1613-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 109 pages

Antimicrobial Packaging Market

The antimicrobial packaging market size was at USD 9.13 billion in the year 2020 and it is expected to surpass the market value of over USD 13.86 billion by the year 2028 while registering a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period.

Segmentation

By Material Plastic Paper & Paperboard Others
By Type Bags Pouches Carton Packages Others
By Application Food & beverages Healthcare Personal Care Others

Key Players

  • BASF SE(Germany)
  • The Dow Chemical Company (US)
  • Mondi Plc (South Africa)
  • PolyOne Corporation(U.S)
  • Biocote Limited (U.K)
  • Dunmore Corporation (U.S)
  • Linpac Senior Holdings (U.K)
  • Microban International (U.S)
  • Open Pure Science Ltd. (Israel)
  • Take Labo Co.Ltd

Drivers

  • Large consumption of packaged food products
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Antimicrobial Packaging Market overview:


 


The antimicrobial packaging market is expected to grow with a healthy CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period. The antimicrobial packaging materials are generally polymer films that incorporate antimicrobial agents that effectively suppress the activities of the microbes. Contaminated food can cause serious health hazards, where the contamination occurs at various stages of food processing such as slaughtering, processing, and packaging. Also, maintenance of the right temperature is key in food preservation.


 


Although the food and beverage industry is the primary end-user of the antimicrobial packaging industry, the end-user such as the pharmaceutical industry, medical supplies, agricultural products, and other essentials are also intensively utilizing the antimicrobial packaging. The increasing awareness and the favorable government initiatives are some of the major drives of antimicrobial packaging market growth.


 


COVID 19 Analysis:


 


The COVID 19 pandemic has created economic shock across several industrial verticals. The manufacturing industries have significantly reduced their production rate and key operations during the pandemic. However, the demand for the food and beverage industry and the medical supplies industry were rapidly increasing due to the increasing number of COVID cases across the globe. Such factors have substantially increased the antimicrobial packaging market value during the pandemic.


 


Moreover, the patients who were infected by the Coronavirus were highly vulnerable to any kind of infection. Such factors have propelled the antimicrobial packaging market demand during the pandemic, and continue to increase due to the increasing demand.


 


Market dynamics:


 


Market drivers:


 


The increasing demand for packaged food across the globe, which is due to the increasing employed population and lesser time for preparing home food is the major market driver for the antimicrobial packaging market growth. Moreover, the increasing urbanization and the developing economic condition of major countries are also propelling the overall growth of the antimicrobial packaging industry.


 


The increasing awareness regarding food wastage and advancements in the technology to monitor food wastage are some of the key factors that propel the food and beverage industry to adopt antimicrobial packaging in their industry. A report from the food waste management organization stated that there were over 931 million tonnes of food were wasted in the year 2019 and it continues to increase year over year. Such reports are propelling the governmental organizations to propel the food industry and packaging industry to adopt antimicrobial packaging.


 


Market opportunities:


 


The varied forms of antimicrobial packaging such as pouches and cartons are customizable are more suitable for varied end-user industries such as the food and beverage industry, pharmaceutical industry, and medical equipment industry. Moreover, the increasing number of packaging types such as trays, bags, cups, cans and blister packs, and much more inventions are presenting lucrative opportunities for the antimicrobial packaging market growth during the forecast period.


 


The increasing number of end-user industries such as food and beverages, consumer goods, personal care, healthcare, consumer goods, agricultural products, and much more and the growing demand across the globe in each of these sectors are presenting lucrative opportunities for antimicrobial packaging market growth during the forecast period. Such factors combined with the increasing growth of the e-commerce sector are fuelling the overall growth of the antimicrobial packaging market growth.


 


Market restraints:


 


The fluctuation in the raw materials and the stringent regulations in the end-user industries are some of the key restraining factors of antimicrobial packaging market growth. Moreover, the existence of potential risks in the antimicrobial packaging industries is one of the major hindering factors for the overall market growth.


 


The majority of the antimicrobial agents are manufactured from synthetic pathogenic sources which are not from natural sources. Such factors are hindering the overall antimicrobial packaging market growth as they are used in consumable products such as food and medicines. 


 


Market challenges:


The antimicrobial packaging industry is far behind in development and maturity; the expectations on the industry to incorporate the advanced technologies are increasing.


The poor performance of the antimicrobial agents is considered as the major challenge for the antimicrobial packaging market growth.


 


Cumulative growth analysis:


 


The antimicrobial packaging market size was at USD 9.13 billion in the year 2020 and it is expected to surpass the market value of over USD 13.86 billion by the year 2028 while registering a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period.

The estimated growth rate is due to the intensive competition in the industry among the established market players and the increasing number of emerging market players in the antimicrobial packaging industry. Additionally, some of the leading market players such as BASF SE, Dow Chemical, Mondi PLC are increasingly investing in the antimicrobial packaging industry and their overall operations across the regions such as Asia-pacific and Africa.


 


The developed countries are focusing on the factors such as food wastage, health-related issues that arise due to the food poison and improper monitoring of the food wastage due to the expiry of the food, and so on. Several initiatives such as reutilizing the wasted food for energy generation and other industrial operations were carried out in the countries like South Korea. Such factors are propelling the overall growth of the antimicrobial packaging industry. Similarly, the economic condition of the countries and the demand for quality products are propelling the overall growth of the antimicrobial packaging industry.


 


Value chain analysis:


 


Plastics and aluminum foils are majorly used in the packaging sectors, especially in the food and beverages industry to send the food articles across to the consumers. However, this packaging material might encourage the growth of microbes and cause food poisoning. Therefore the food and beverages industry is intensively utilizing the antimicrobial plastics that are capable of keeping the food fresh by releasing the active agents into the food. These compounds ensure higher food quality and eliminate the usage of preservatives and additives to the foods. The preservatives and additives are extremely harmful to the health when consumed frequently. Such factors are highly considered by the food inspecting regulations and norms. The increasing awareness among the public and increasing government initiatives are propelling the overall growth of the anti-microbial packaging industry in recent years.


 


Moreover, these antimicrobial packaging materials are used in medicines, and other consumable items and medical equipment to preserve them from microbial attack. Therefore the increasing demand in the food and beverage industry and the increasing demand in the health care sectors are providing substantial opportunities for the overall growth of the antimicrobial packaging industry.


 


Segment overview:


 


Based on Base Material:

  • Plastics

  • Biopolymer

  • Paper & paperboard

  • Others 


Ø Aluminum foil


Ø Non-woven fabrics


Ø Glass


Based on Pack Type:

 



  • Bags

  • Pouches

  • Trays

  • Carton packages

  • Cups & lids

  • Others 


Ø Cans 


Ø Blister packs


 


Based on Antimicrobial Agents:

 



  • Organic acid

  • Bacteriocins

  • Enzymes

  • Essential oil

  • Metal ions & oxidizers

  • Others 


 


Ø Gas


Ø Fungicides


Ø Natural extract


Ø Antibiotics


 


Based on Technology:

 



  • Controlled release packaging

  • Active packaging


 


Based on End-User Industry:

 



  • Food & beverages

  • Healthcare

  • Personal care

  • Others 


 


Ø consumer goods 


Ø agricultural products


 


Regional analysis:


 


Currently, the Asia-pacific region is dominating the anti-microbial packaging market share and is expected to dominate among the potential regions during the forecast period. As the demand for packaged foods and beverages across the region is rapidly increasing and the increasing prevalence of food poisoning cases and emergencies registered across the region are propelling the antimicrobial packaging market growth in recent years. Packaged foods are gaining momentum in major countries of the Asia-pacific region, owing to the increasing employment and the fast-paced lifestyle in major countries of the Asia Pacific region. Additionally, increasing food awareness has been increasing with the help of governmental organizations. 


Moreover, the increasing demand in the retail sectors and the commodities such as healthcare, food and beverage, consumer goods, and personal care are presenting lucrative opportunities for the overall growth of the antimicrobial packaging industry. 


 


Competitive landscape:


 





      • BASF SE(Germany)

      • The Dow Chemical Company (US)

      • Mondi Plc (South Africa)

      • PolyOne Corporation(U.S)

      • Biocote Limited (U.K)

      • Dunmore Corporation (U.S)

      • Linpac Senior Holdings (U.K)

      • Microban International (U.S)

      • Open Pure Science Ltd. (Israel)

      • Take Labo Co.Ltd




 


Recent developments:


 


In the year 2020, one of the leading market players, Mondi Ltd, had joined hands with another packaging company called Cartro, which is based in Mexico. Their collaboration has potentially increased the anti-microbial packaging market value as they have succeeded in producing sustainable packaging solutions for the fresh produce and local produce as well. 


 


In the year 2019, one of the leading market players, BASF has introduced a defoamer that complies with the regulations imposed by China’s Food contact regulations. The defoamer possesses features such as good compatibility with all the acrylic PSA systems, oil-slick resistance while the food is stored in the containers. 


 


Report overview:


 


This report has covered:



  • Market overview

  • COVID 19 Analysis

  • Market dynamics

  • Cumulative growth analysis

  • Value chain analysis

  • Segment overview

  • Regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape

  • Recent developments


 


Segmentation Table:


 


Based on Base Material:

  • Plastics

  • Biopolymer

  • Paper & paperboard

  • Others 


Ø Aluminum foil


Ø Non-woven fabrics


Ø Glass



Based on Pack Type:

 



  • Bags

  • Pouches

  • Trays

  • Carton packages

  • Cups & lids

  • Others 


Ø Cans 


Ø Blister packs


 


Based on Antimicrobial Agents:

 



  • Organic acid

  • Bacteriocins

  • Enzymes

  • Essential oil

  • Metal ions & oxidizers

  • Others 


 


Ø Gas


Ø Fungicides


Ø Natural extract


Ø Antibiotics


 


Based on Technology:

 



  • Controlled release packaging

  • Active packaging


 


Based on End-User Industry:

 



  • Food & beverages

  • Healthcare

  • Personal care

  • Others 


 


Ø consumer goods 


Ø agricultural products



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size

  • 2027: USD 15.48 Billion
  • 2030 : Significant value
  •   CAGR   5.93% CAGR (2022-2030)
      Base Year   2021
      Forecast Period    2022 to 2030
      Historical Data   2019 & 2020
      Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
      Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   Material, Type, and Application
      Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
      Key Vendors   BASF SE., The Dow Chemical Company, Mondi Plc, PolyOne Corporation, Biocote Limited, Dunmore Corporation, Linpac Senior Holdings, Microban International, Oplon Pure Sciences Ltd. and Takex Labo Co. Ltd
      Key Market Opportunities

  • Instability in raw material cost
  • New product launches and R&D amongst major key players
  •   Key Market Drivers   Large consumption of packaged food products


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The antimicrobial packaging market size was at USD 9.13 billion in the year 2020 and it is expected to surpass the market value of over USD 13.86 billion by the year 2028 while registering a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period

    The antimicrobial packaging market is expected to grow with a healthy CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period.

    • Bags • Pouches • Trays • Carton packages • Cups & lids

     BASF SE(Germany)  The Dow Chemical Company (US)  Mondi Plc (South Africa)  PolyOne Corporation(U.S)  Biocote Limited (U.K)  Dunmore Corporation (U.S)  Takex Labo Co.Ltd

    The increasing demand in the food and beverages industry is considered as the major driver for the Anti-microbial market growth. The food and beverages industry accounted for over 44.5% in the year 2015 and has been growing ever since. Moreover, the stringent regulations imposed on the food and beverages industry to ensure the safety of the consumers are also propelling the antimicrobial packaging market growth.