Food Antimicrobial Coating Market Research Report - Forecast to 2032

Food Antimicrobial Coating Market Research Report Information By Type (Silver-based, Zinc-based, Copper-based, and Others), By Application (Healthcare, Food Service Packaging, Marine, and Others), And By Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/0748-HCR | 115 Pages | Author: Sakshi Gupta | March 2024         

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Global Food Antimicrobial Coating Market Overview


Food Antimicrobial Coating Market Size was valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2022. The Food Antimicrobial Coating market industry is projected to grow from USD 2.006 Billion in 2023 to USD 4.775 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.45% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increased demand for antimicrobial coatings in the healthcare and medical industries and the need for hygiene and safety in food items are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Food Antimicrobial Coating Market Overview


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Food Antimicrobial Coating Market Trends




  • Growing awareness about the benefits of antimicrobial coating is driving the market growth




Market CAGR for food antimicrobial coating is being driven by the rising awareness about the benefits of antimicrobial coating. The decline in fertility level and the aging population are rising, driving the market for medical devices. Medical devices play an important role in providing healthcare and enhancing the health of individuals. The elderly people which is a one-third costumer for the total healthcare demand. The healthcare industry has a restricted number of big, diversified firms and a large number of smaller firms that are engaged in the research and development of new technologies for particular therapeutic fields.


The increase in awareness about health and hygiene has risen due to the covid-19 spread, hence increasing awareness about antimicrobial food. Furthermore, various food manufacturing industries are increasing their adoption of food products. The use of antimicrobial coating is not just limited to the food industry but is also gaining popularity in the textile, health, electronic, and other industries. The rising production in the antimicrobial food coating industry is going to make an exceptional increase in the market, thus increasing the supply rate. The antimicrobial coating provides more than 90% durability for food items and is one of the safest techniques to sustain food items. The requirement from the developing country's market is an important factor in market growth. The increase in the investment by the investors in this market will lead to the spread of the antimicrobial food market. The Asia Pacific region, a developing region, has a higher rate of interest in such coating due to the presence of a large number6 of manufacturers.


The increasing number of the healthcare sector that utilizes antimicrobial-treated medical tools are adopting particular infection control strategies. Medical devices coated with antimicrobial agents play an important role in bringing down infection rates. In accordance to provide a safe environment to the medical staff and patients, the healthcare industry has hastened the adoption of antimicrobial-protected tools. One of the most successful methods to prevent device-related infections is by modifying medical devices and biomaterials. Health implant surfaces are regarded as a vital battlefield of biofilm formation, bacterial invasion, and immune reactions. This is also concentrated on target for the application and modification of these coatings since catheter-related bloodstream infections, catheter-related urinary tract infections, and ventilator-related pneumonia, includes of the most common and expensive device-related infections, endotracheal tubes, urinary catheters, vascular catheters are typically the ultimate test fields for many encouraging techniques to achieve in vivo and clinical test. Thus, driving the Food Antimicrobial Coating market revenue.


Food Antimicrobial Coating Market Segment Insights


Food Antimicrobial Coating Type Insights


The Food Antimicrobial Coating market segmentation, based on type, includes silver-based, zinc-based, copper-based, and others. The copper-based segment dominates the antimicrobial coating market as they are capable of effectively minimizing microbial growth on high-touch surfaces in the healthcare sector is the main market trend. The contaminated surfaces in hospitals and healthcare facilities are the main reason for the origination of sporadic cases and HAIs. 


Figure 1:  Food Antimicrobial Coating Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Food Antimicrobial Coating Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Food Antimicrobial Coating Applications Insights


The Food Antimicrobial Coating market segmentation, based on application, includes Healthcare, Food service packaging, Marine, and Others. The healthcare segment dominates the market of antimicrobial coating market as it minimizes the risk of healthcare-associated infections. The antimicrobial-coated products minimize the growth of bacteria and viruses in the hospital premises, facilities, patient rooms, and healthcare equipment.


Food Antimicrobial Coating Regional Insights


By region, the study gives market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American antimicrobial market dominates this market, owing to an increase in the requirements for safe and hygienic food products by customers. Antimicrobial coatings provide longer shelf life to food products. The US is the largest contributor to the antimicrobial coating market in this region.


Further, major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2:  FOOD ANTIMICROBIAL COATING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


FOOD ANTIMICROBIAL COATING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


The Asia-Pacific Food Antimicrobial Coating Market accounts for the second-largest market ly due to the robust manufacturing base of the packaging products industry and rising per capita disposable income. Moreover, China’s Food Antimicrobial Coating market held the largest market share, and the Indian Food Antimicrobial Coating market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Europe's Food Antimicrobial Coating market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032 due to the numerous steps taken by the government. Further, the German Food Antimicrobial Coating market held the largest market share, and the UK Food Antimicrobial Coating market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


Food Antimicrobial Coating Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Food Antimicrobial Coating market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Food Antimicrobial Coating industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Food Antimicrobial Coating industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Food Antimicrobial Coating industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Food Antimicrobial Coating market, including KaroMD, Solace Nutrition, Dow Microbial Control, Royal DSM, E.I.Du Pont De Nemours & Company Diamond Vogel, BASF SE, AK Coatings, Ppg Industries Inc., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


The Zonitise launched an antibacterial surface layer that eliminates dangerous micro-organisms on a continuous basis. Zonitise introduced an antimicrobial surface coating that eradicates dangerous pathogens, like the TGEV Coronavirus, a model virus for Sars Cov 2, and also other bacteria and viruses. With the single application, the treatment is assured for up to one year, guaranteeing long-term protection. The Smart Separation introduces a new generation of antiviral coatings and ceramic membranes, ViraTeq Technology. It kills SARS-Cov-2 on the surface, helping in avoiding Covid-19 transmission, and a customizable ceramic membrane technology that outstands the filtration method. The Virateq coating stops the illness from spreading through polluted surfaces. An antimicrobial coating technique, SageShield, launched for a wide range of substrates by Appvion Operations, almost avoids bacterial reproduction. It inhibits DNA replication and the creation of new cells.


Key Companies in the Food Antimicrobial Coating market include



  • KaroMD

  • Solace Nutrition

  • Dow Microbial Control

  • AK Coatings

  • Royal DSM

  • E.I.Du Pont De Nemours & Company Diamond Vogel

  • BASF SE

  • Ppg Industries Inc


Food Antimicrobial Coating Industry Developments


February 2022: Nippon Paint Holdings Co Ltd expanded its product portfolio by including a new product Protection Floor VK Clear; it is an antiviral and antibacterial paint utilized for interior and semi-exterior floors. Consecutively they added the new product Protection Interior Wall VK Coat to its product portfolio.


March 2021: cr Pharma Paint S.R.L launched an antiviral coating paint, M55; it can substantially minimize the virus stabilization on various surfaces in high-risk environments like hospitals, gyms, nursing homes, and many more.


November 2020: PPG Industries, Inc. Launched its brand JOHNSTONE which has antibacterial matt paint designed to avoid bacterial growth on house walls.


Food Antimicrobial Coating Market Segmentation


Food Antimicrobial Coating Type Outlook



  • Silver-based

  • Zinc-based

  • Copper-based

  • Others


Food Antimicrobial Coating Application Outlook



  • Healthcare

  • Food service packaging

  • Marine

  • Others


Food Antimicrobial Coating Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada





  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe





  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific





  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 1.8 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 2.0 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 4.775 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 11.45% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled KaroMD, Solace Nutrition, Dow Microbial Control, AK Coatings, Royal DSM, E.I.Du Pont De Nemours & Company Diamond Vogel, BASF SE, Ppg Industries Inc.  
Key Market Opportunities Increasing demand owing to the awareness of its health benefits.
Key Market Dynamics Increase in the demand for good quality and standardized food products.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Food Antimicrobial Coating market size was valued at USD 1.8 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to rise at a CAGR of 11.45% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

The key players in the market are KaroMD, Solace Nutrition, Dow Microbial Control, AK Coatings, Royal DSM, E.I.Du Pont De Nemours & Company Diamond Vogel, BASF SE, Ppg Industries Inc.

The copper-based Food Antimicrobial Coating category dominated the market in 2022.

The healthcare segment had the largest share of the market.

Key Questions Answered

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