Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market - 2022-2029
The global antimicrobial packaging market valued USD xx million in 2021 and is forecast to reach USD xx million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period (2022-2029).
Antimicrobial packaging releases active agents into food products which help to inhibit the growth of microorganisms and increase the shelf life. These releasing compounds maintain the food quality and reduce the need for preservatives and additives. Antimicrobial active packaging is widely used in healthcare applications. These elements are specifically used to protect the plastic products, tablets and medical equipment against bacteria & fungal growth. Antimicrobial preservatives such as ethanol, phenol, cresol, parabens and bronopol can be added to pharmaceutical products to protect against microbial contamination. Antimicrobial food packaging, boosted by recent developments in nanotechnology, is an optimistic concept for addressing the key issues of sustainable food packaging. The primary antimicrobial components used in food packaging include synthetic organic materials such as ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid (EDTA), parabens, fungicides and other chemicals.
Growing awareness among consumers regarding health-related issues to drive the market growth
Consumer awareness of health issues is increasing, which is boosting market growth. Consumers are becoming more health conscious when it comes to products like packaged food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. By having direct touch between the packaging material and the contents, this type of packaging minimizes microbial growth on the surface of the goods. To prevent food spoiling, antimicrobial compounds such as bacteriocins are employed in food packaging films. Furthermore, pharmaceutical medication demand is rising as a result of changing consumer lifestyles and a strong demand for effective hygienic medicine, drugs packaging, and antimicrobial drugs packaging.
Furthermore, the market is being driven by a rise in demand from the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Several government rules surrounding pharmaceutical packaging are being introduced and enforced around the world due to issues such as maintaining hygiene, reducing counterfeit products in the retail sector, and the ability to protect the medicinal characteristics of the drugs. As a result, antimicrobial packaging is projected to help the medical application segment grow in the coming years. Furthermore, hospitals are susceptible to bacterial and fungal growth, which can harm plastic medical instruments. As a result, antimicrobial compounds are employed to improve consumer hygiene. The burgeoning healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in developing economies like India, China, and South Africa are boosting market growth.
Plastic segment held the highest market revenue share of xx% in the year 2021
Antimicrobial plastics introduce active ingredients into food, limiting microbe development and extending shelf life. These releasing chemicals help to maintain food quality by reducing the need for preservatives and additives, which helps to keep people healthy and fit. These elements are used to keep germs and fungus development out of plastic products, tablets, and medical equipment. This packaging method is primarily used in the healthcare industry. The growing demand for recycling disposable medical products such as connectors, tubing, syringes, and connectors, as well as a variety of moulded parts, has opened up a plethora of opportunities for the development of antimicrobial solutions, as it provides numerous advantages over traditional materials, such as cleanliness, sterility, ease of use, convenience, and low cost. Microbial contamination, complex epidemiological conditions, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and infection dangers in hospitals and dental equipment all contribute to the need for microbial infection prevention. Every year, 1 in 25 US hospital patients is diagnosed with at least one infection connected to hospital care alone, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The organic acid is the largest segment based on antimicrobial agents as it works as a preservative agent in food applications. The organic acid is integrated into packaging materials to increase shelf life and preserve microbial food safety. On the other hand, bacteriocins are proteinaceous toxins produced by bacteria and some archaea members. They act as a probable natural food preservative against spoilage and pathogenic bacteria.
Asia pacific is dominating the global antimicrobial packaging market in the year 2021
Asia Pacific dominated the global antimicrobial packaging market in the year 2021. Asia-Pacific offers possible growth opportunities as developing countries such as China and India are projected to be emerging markets. The growth of the antimicrobial packaging market in this region is driven by the growth of the healthcare, food & beverage, personal care, consumer goods, and agricultural products industries. Also, the growing population and economic development are other factors.
The market in North America is characterized by substantial technological advancements for antimicrobial packaging. Furthermore, considerable awareness among the people in the region is expected to keep the market up and moving. Healthcare & pharmaceutical industry is supporting the growth in the region due to the increasing demand for drugs and medical devices.
The global market for antimicrobial packaging is dominated by key players such as BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Mondi Plc, PolyOne Corporation, Microban International, and Takex Labo Co. Ltd. among others. Investments in research and development, expansion of production sites and facilities, and product launches are some of the key strategies adopted by players in the antimicrobial packaging market. For instance, in February 2020, Mondi collaborated with Cartro, a corrugated packaging company based out of Mexico, to deliver sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce. In March 2021, ICP Industrial Inc., division of Innovative Chemical Products (ICP) and HeiQ signed agreement granting ICP Industrial worldwide exclusivity to HeiQ Viroblock Technology. This will allow both the companies to market products in antimicrobial packaging. In August 2020, Oliver Design LLC, new business unit of Oliver Healthcare Packaging Company, acquired Kansas City Design (KCD), developer of complex packaging systems.
Positive impact on the global antimicrobial packaging market
Amidst the pandemic COVID-19, with a rise in the number of patients suffering from the virus. The patients are more susceptible to secondary fungal and bacterial infections. The data related to the viral infection (COVID-19) sourced from The Lancet indicated that about 50% of patients that died from the virus had secondary infections. The optimistic healthcare industry, therefore, provides significant scope for the market over the forecast period. Uflex, an FMCG and pharma package manufacturing firm expects COVID-19 to propel the development of sterile and anti-microbial packaging solutions. The company expected to achieve revenue growth of 12-15 percent in FY21 over FY20, as the new projects were commissioned during the year and it sees higher capacity utilisation levels at existing plants.
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