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 2023 | Region: Global | 109 Pages         

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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
Companies Profiled   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
Market Driving Forces    Large consumption of packaged food products
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Antimicrobial Packaging Market Overview

The antimicrobial packaging market is expected to gain a market value of USD 15,042 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 5.4% over the forecast period of 2022-2030.


Due to natural processes, food tends to deteriorate with time, making longer-term storage challenging. Antimicrobial packaging is used to stop food in packaging from deteriorating. This packaging retains and protects the food from contamination. Additionally, this packaging is mostly employed in sectors like food and beverage, personal care, healthcare, and other related sectors.


Antimicrobial packaging products are now used more frequently as a result of rising consumer concern for their health and longer product shelf lives. Food that is ready to eat, has had little processing, and can be promptly prepared is becoming increasingly necessary. According to the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, India exported RTEs of USD 766 million in 2018 to 2019. This figure increased to USD 825 million in 2019 to 2020, and USD 1043 million in 2020 to 2021. In the meantime, exports of RTC food items were 473 million USD in 2018–2019, 368 million USD in 2019–2020, and 560 million USD in 2020–2021. Additionally, the beverage packaging industry is finding uses for antimicrobial packaging. Alcoholic, non-alcoholic, flavored milk, wines, fruit juices, and beverages made from dairy products are all given a longer shelf life by using antimicrobial agents. All these factors are expected to drive global market expansion in the upcoming years. However, one of the restraints on the market's growth is the fluctuation in the price of raw materials used to make antimicrobial packaging.


COVID-19 Analysis


Due to the global lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, the production of some products in the antimicrobial packaging sector was temporarily stopped. This has slowed the market's growth for antimicrobial packaging from 2020 to the middle of 2022. Nevertheless, the demand for the food and beverage business and the market for medical supplies were growing quickly due to the rising number of COVID cases around the world. During the pandemic, these factors significantly enhanced the market value for antimicrobial packaging.


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:



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 June 2022, Confoil and BASF announced their strategic collaboration to develop a certified compostable dual ovenable paper tray for packaging ready-to-eat meals.




  • In May 2021, Avient Corporation announced the launch of GLS Thermoplastic elastomers with antimicrobial technology to protect molded plastic parts by inhibiting bacterial growth.




  • In February 2020, Royal DSM announced high-performance materials compounding factory in Evansville, Indiana, USA. DSM will improve the facility to produce the newest generation of cutting-edge materials, including bio-based thermoplastics.




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 




    • Cans 




    • Blister packs 






Based on Antimicrobial Agents:




  • Organic acid




  • Bacteriocins




  • Enzymes




  • Essential oil




  • Metal ions & oxidizers




  • Others 




    • Gas




    • Fungicides




    • Natural extract




    • 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   15,042 million
  CAGR   5.4%
  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 15,042 million by the year 2030while 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.