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Food Glazing Agents Market Research Report Information By Ingredient Type (Stearic Acid, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Shellac, Paraffin Wax, and Others), By Function (Coating Agents, Surface-Finishing Agents, Firming Agents, Film Formers, and Others), By Application (Bakery, Confectionery, Meat, Poultry & Seafood, Fruits & Vegetables, Dietary Supplements) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/F-B & N/1671-HCR | 110 Pages | Author: Varsha More| May 2024

Global Food Glazing Agents Market Overview


The Food Glazing Agents Market Size was valued at USD 6.21 billion in 2023. The Food Glazing Agents industry is projected to grow from USD 6.54 Billion in 2024 to USD 9.47 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.73% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Consumption of prepared meals has increased, and consumer awareness of healthier lifestyles is the key market driver enhancing the food glazing agents market growth.


Food Glazing Agents Market 1


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


Food Glazing Agents Market Trends



  • Increasing consumption in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries drive the market growth.


The food and beverage industry prefers food glazing agents to improve the quality of food items by making them anti-sticking, more lustrous, better tasting, and more. Due to the visual appeal, it gives to products, the bakery and confectionery industry prefers food glazing agents. By retaining internal moisture and blocking off external humidity, this coating also aids in food preservation. The market for food glazing is expanding as more glazing agents are being used in the food and beverage sector. Thus, this factor is driving the market CAGR.


The shelf life of food items is found to be greatly extended by the use of food glazing agents. The drug is protected from changing external conditions by being encapsulated, and it also regulates how quickly the medicine enters the body. Due to their flawless glossy, and smooth texture, organically derived waxes from plants or animals have proven useful in lipsticks, lip balms, and other healthcare products. The market is expanding due to the wide range of food glazing agents and their numerous applications.


The market for food glazing agents is expected to develop over the projected period due to the rising demand for bakery goods, processed meat products, and fruits and vegetables everywhere. The worldwide market for food glazing agents is anticipated to develop considerably due to the rising demand for organic and natural food coating agents due to the rising need for functional foods. The launch of more products by major market players and their implementation of efficient marketing tactics are anticipated to drive market growth for food glazing agents. Nevertheless, throughout the projection period, the usage of food additives (in an uncontrolled amount) may be subject to stringent limitations by food regulatory agencies. Thus, this aspect is anticipated to accelerate Food Glazing Agents' market revenue globally.


Food Glazing Agents Market Segment Insights


Food Glazing Agents Ingredient Type Insights


The Food Glazing Agents market segmentation, based on Ingredient Type, includes Stearic Acid, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Shellac, Paraffin Wax, and Others. The carnauba wax, segment dominated the market, accounting for 35% of market revenue and is anticipated to keep leading over the projection period. Due to factors including its use as food-grade polish and gelling agents in numerous food goods and medicinal tablets, the market is anticipated to grow. Additionally, it works as a solvent and thickening for oils.


Food Glazing Agents Function Insights


Based on Function, the Food Glazing Agents market segmentation includes Coating Agents, Surface-Finishing Agents, Firming Agents, Film Formers, and Others. The Coating Agents category generated the most income. The demand for bakery and confectionery goods, which are utilized in many kinds of events, has grown as a result of changes in lifestyle. This is anticipated to be the primary factor boosting demand for coating agents. Food coating agents assist in creating a layer of liquids or solids on food to improve its flavor and appearance. Food surface finishing agents are food additives that provide food items, notably bakery goods and confections, consistent texture and a spiffier look.


Figure 1: Food Glazing Agents Market, by Ingredient Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


Food Glazing Agents Market, by Ingredient Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)


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


Food Glazing Agents Application Insights


Based on Application, the Food Glazing Agents industry has been segmented into Bakery, Confectionery, Meat, Poultry & Seafood, Fruits & Vegetables, Dietary Supplements, and Others. Confectionery held the largest segment share in 2022. Because confectionery goods use glazing agents more often, the confectionery category is predicted to have the largest market share over the forecast years. The market for food glazing agents is anticipated to expand because of the rising demand for inventive and healthful confectionary goods across several established and developing nations. Due to growing consumer awareness of the health advantages of functional foods, the functional food market is anticipated to expand at the quickest rate.


Food Glazing Agents Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American Food Glazing Agents market accounted for USD 2.70 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. Because there was such a significant demand for food glazing agents in several food products to enhance their appearance, the North American market generated the biggest revenue share. Particularly throughout the projection period that will finish in 2027, the US and Canada are the two primary country-level markets that are seen to be contributing to the growth of the North American food glazing agent’s business.


Further, the 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 GLAZING AGENTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


FOOD GLAZING AGENTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


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


With a 26.5% share of income, Asia Pacific Food Glazing Agents market was the second-largest area in 2022. Due to the movement in consumer desire from an unhealthy lifestyle to a nutritional and healthy diet, developing economies in the Asia Pacific, especially China and India, are anticipated to drive industry at a quicker rate. The market in the area is expected to increase due to the expansion of the food and beverage sector in Asia Pacific. Due to the quick industrialization of China and India, there has been a rise in purchasing power, which is anticipated to have a favorable impact on the sales of bakery and confectionery products. Moreover, the China Food Glazing Agents market held the largest market share, and the India Food Glazing Agents market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Due to high costs, strong demand for the confectionery and bakery application industries, and a strict regulatory environment, Europe Food Glazing Agents market has become the third largest market. Additionally, expanding current and new facilities in the area is anticipated to fuel market growth. France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Germany are the main customers in this regional market; together, they accounted for a large portion of the industry. Further, the Germany Food Glazing Agents market held the largest market share, and the UK Food Glazing Agents market was the fastest-growing market in the European Region.


Food Glazing Agents Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading industry companies are investing significantly in R&D to broaden their product offerings, which will spur further expansion of the Food Glazing Agents products market. Important market developments include new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, greater investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Market participants also engage in several strategic actions to increase their worldwide presence. The Food Glazing Agents industry must offer products at reasonable prices to grow and thrive in a more cutthroat and competitive environment.


One of the primary business strategies manufacturers employ in the worldwide Food Glazing Agents industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector is local manufacturing to reduce operating costs. The Food Glazing Agents industry has recently provided some of medicine's most important benefits. Major players in the Food Glazing Agents market, including CA Technologies (US), Source Gear LLC (US), IBM (US), Logical DOC (US), Microsoft (US), CollabNet (US), Canonical Ltd (UK), Codice Software (Spain), Amazon (US), Atlassian (Australia Trahl & Pitsch (US), Avatar Corporation (US), Capol GmbH (Germany), Macphie Limited (UK), Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc. (US), Fine Zeelandia Pvt Ltd (India), The British Wax Refining Company Ltd (UK), Carnaúba Do Brasil LTDA (Brazil), Masterol Foods (Australia), BJ International (India), Stéarinerie Dubois (France), Koster Keunen, Inc. (US), Poth Hille & Co Ltd (UK), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


The confectionery industry's top maker of surface treatment products is CAPOL. Capol GmbH created a cutting-edge gummy anti-sticking agent in November 2021. The recipe enables candy coatings made with rapeseed and sunflower oil to have an extended shelf life. These layer coatings provide a desirable appearance and beautiful shine while ensuring they don't cling together or dry out too quickly.


Dawn Foods is an American wholesale producer and distributor of bread, baked goods, mixes, and other culinary items. The business has a reach and is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan. Dawn Foods introduced an egg-free after-shine glaze to give vegan baked goods a glossy sheen in July 2021. Liquid Emulshine Extra, used for glazing before and after proofing, is part of the product line. The glaze is freezer- and oven-stable, vegan-friendly, and ready to use. It is best for more demanding applications like frozen bake-offs. There are conventional and sugar-free varieties available.


Key Companies in the Food Glazing Agents market include



  • Trahl & Pitsch (US)

  • Avatar Corporation (US)

  • Capol GmbH (Germany)

  • Macphie Limited (UK)

  • Montrose-Haeuser Co. Inc. (US)

  • Fine Zeelandia Pvt Ltd (India)

  • The British Wax Refining Company Ltd (UK)

  • Carnaúba Do Brasil LTDA (Brazil)

  • Masterol Foods (Australia)

  • BJ International (India)

  • Stéarinerie Dubois (France)

  • Koster Keunen Inc. (US)

  • Poth Hille & Co Ltd (UK)


Food Glazing Agents Industry Developments



  • May 2021: To offer a distinctive client experience, Capol established a website for its proprietary natural coloring solutions. It has a brand-new look for its expanding collection of natural pigments, identified by the trademark VIVAPIGMENTS. Capol offers finishing chemicals for candies, jellies, and chocolate goods and finishing expertise.


Food Glazing Agents Market Segmentation


Food Glazing Agents Ingredient Type Outlook



  • Stearic Acid

  • Beeswax

  • Carnauba Wax

  • Candelilla Wax

  • Shellac

  • Paraffin Wax

  • Others


Food Glazing Agents Function Outlook



  • Coating Agents

  • Surface-Finishing Agents

  • Firming Agents

  • Film Formers

  • Others


Food Glazing Agents Application Outlook



  • Bakery

  • Confectionery

  • Meat

  • Poultry & Seafood

  • Fruits & Vegetables

  • Dietary Supplements


Food Glazing Agents 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 Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 6.21 billion
Market Size 2024 USD 6.54 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 9.47 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.73% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Ingredient Type, Function, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Trail & Pitsch (US), Avatar Corporation (US), Capol GmbH (Germany), Macphie Limited (UK), Montrose-Haeuser Co., Inc. (US), Fine Zeelandia Pvt Ltd (India), The British Wax Refining Company Ltd (UK), Carnaúba Do Brasil LTDA (Brazil), Masterol Foods (Australia), BJ International (India), Stéarinerie Dubois (France), Koster Keunen, Inc. (US), Poth Hille & Co Ltd (UK)
Key Market Opportunities Increase in adoption of processed and convenience food
Key Market Dynamics Increase in consumption of ready-to-eat food


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Food Glazing Agents market size was valued at USD 6.21 Billion in 2023.

The Food Glazing Agents market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.73% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the Food Glazing Agents market.

The key players in the Food Glazing Agents market are Trahl & Pitsch (US), Avatar Corporation (US), Capol GmbH (Germany), Macphie Limited (UK), Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc. (US), Fine Zeelandia Pvt Ltd (India), The British Wax Refining Company Ltd (UK), Carnaúba Do Brasil LTDA (Brazil), Masterol Foods (Australia), BJ International (India), Stéarinerie Dubois (France), Koster Keunen, Inc. (US), Poth Hille & Co Ltd (UK).

The Carnauba Wax category dominated the Food Glazing Agents market in 2023.

Coating agents had the largest Food Glazing Agents market share.

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