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Antimicrobial Packaging Market

Market Insights on Antimicrobial Packaging covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

Antimicrobial Packaging Market : Global Industry Analysis 2016 - 2020 and Opportunity Assessment 2021 - 2031

Antimicrobial Packaging Market Overview

According to the latest study by FMI, antimicrobial packaging market is expected to grow at a steady pace over the projected forecast period. Growing number of health conscious consumers have provided an uptick growth in demand and sales for packaging materials containing antimicrobial properties.

Moreover, constant demand for bio based packaging materials over the years has bolstered the sales of  packaging materials with a prospect of growing at a CAGR of around ~6% over the next ten years.

What is Driving Demand for Antimicrobial Packaging?

Over the past decade there has been a major shift in lifestyle of people. Working population has increased and with that demand for packaged foods has grown in multi folds. Also, there has a sizeable increase in number of health conscious consumers which is driving the demand for packaged products with antimicrobial properties.

Additionally, in order to avoid spoilage of food due to various fungal contamination, it has become essential to prevent surface growth of bacteria’s in food packaging thus companies are incorporating innovative methods to tackle the issue. For instance release of antimicrobial on the food surface from packaging film has shown credible results in stopping the growth of molds.

Moreover, growing trend of ready to eat foods has seen a significant surge in recent years. This can be mainly attributed to the busy lifestyle and easy accessibility of packaged food. Also availability of wide range of products under ready to eat segment such as fruit juices, flavored milk, dairy based products, baked products and many more has bolstered the demand for packaging material with antimicrobial properties.

Above, mentioned factors coupled with growing number of health conscious consumers is projected to drive the demand for antimicrobial packaging products over the projected forecast period.

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Constant demand from Healthcare Industry to Propel the Sales of Antimicrobial Packaging

Healthcare sector is one of the prominent end user of packaging with antimicrobial properties. Infection risk and microbial contamination in medical equipment such as syringes, tubing and pull cords has led to a surge in demand for more efficient packaging.

Additionally, other than medical equipment products such as handrails, door handles, beds require protection from microbial bacteria hence this packaging method has provided required protection in the healthcare system.

Moreover, pharmaceutical sector use packaging with antimicrobial properties to prevent contamination of tablets and equipment. The antimicrobials embedded on the films diffuses on the surfaces of the equipment thus protecting it from contamination. These above mentioned factors coupled with growing healthcare associated infection will spearhead the demand and sales for packaging.

Asia Pacific Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook

Asia Pacific is poised to be the most lucrative market for packaging with antimicrobial properties. This can be attributed to the rising demand for packaged food coupled with bourgeoning healthcare & pharmaceutical industry in the region.

Large consumer base for packaged products is on rise in Asia Pacific owing to fast paced lifestyle in the region. Also growing disposable income among young population has provided an uptick growth in demand and sales of packaged products.

Moreover, it has been projected that in next five years healthcare spending in Asia Pacific is poised to grow by ~40% expanding at the rate 2x than world average.

These positive trends along with increased production of packaging in the region is projected to propel the demand and sales of packaging materials with antimicrobial properties.

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North America Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook

Demand for packaging in U.S continues to grow owing to wide spread trend of ready to eat food coupled with well-established packaging industry in the region. Also large base of health conscious consumers has increased the sales of packaged products with antimicrobial properties in the region.

For instance, between the period 2012-2016 consumption of packaging rose by ~10% in the region and is further expected to rise by ~20% by the end of 2022. Increased consumption of packaging along with demand for safe and microbial free packaged products is projected to drive the market in the long run.

Moreover, high government spending on healthcare especially in the US has provided a surge in demand for packaging for with antimicrobial properties. These above mentioned factors along with high disposable income among consumers is projected to drive the antimicrobial packaging industry in North America.

Who are the Key Manufacturers and Suppliers of Antimicrobial Packaging?

Some of the key prominent players in the industry includes

  • BioCote
  • Avient
  • Mondi
  • Biomaster
  • BASF
  • Lonza
  • Takex Labo Co. Ltd
  • Berry
  • Lageen Tubes.

Above mentioned are some key players in the industry and have opted for a mix of organic and inorganic growth strategies such as innovation, product launches and mergers & acquisition.  

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides an in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments.

The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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Key Segments

By Materials:

  • Polymers
  • Bio-Polymers
  • Plastics
  • Paper Boards

By Application:

  • Packaging
  • Tubing

By End User:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Construction
  • Food & Catering
  • Home & Leisure

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa
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