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Antiviral Polymers for Packaging Market

Antiviral Polymers for Packaging Market :Global Industry Analysis 2015 - 2019 and Opportunity Assessment 2020 - 2030

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

Antiviral Polymers for Packaging Market : An Overview

A major concern in food & beverage industries is food waste and the spoilage caused by food-borne pathogens and micro-organisms. It is expected that customer demand for fresh products will fuel innovation as manufacturers are working to increase the shelf life of packaged foods and beverages.

Antiviral polymers for packaging are produced using materials such as silver nanoparticles (AgNP). AgNPs also possess anti-viral, anti-fungi, and anti-yeast properties. Such nanoparticles will most notably be combined with edible and non-polymers. This factor can propel their use in active packaging of food.

Antiviral Polymers for Packaging Market: Dynamics

As per WHO, nearly 600 million diseases are caused annually by food-borne threats, primarily due to infectious agents causing diarrheal diseases (550 million), with HuNoVs responsible for 120 million cases related to water and food. Although the incidence rate of HAV infection has decreased in high-income countries, partially due to the availability of immunization, high-profile outbreaks continue to be reported.

Since these viral pathogens are transmitted primarily via the faecal-oral route, infected food products, such as shellfish, leafy greens, and berries, are the key food products associated with viral foodborne outbreaks. Contamination by food handlers or cross-contamination from contaminated surfaces is primarily associated with ready-to-eat products, such as salads and, bakery or delicatessen goods, prepared or treated raw or after cooking.

Preventing viral contamination by good hygienic, agricultural and manufacturing practices remains the key strategy to be followed the use of antiviral polymers and biopolymers to produce possible antiviral materials in food applications is envisaged as a promising solution that could help prevent cross-contamination or recontamination by the hygiene principles.

Growing demand for biopolymers & antiviral polymers over petroleum-based goods will increase market growth in the coming years to minimize greenhouse emissions. These emissions can damage marine habitats and impact the food chain that contributes to bioaccumulation. To solve the issue, the production of bio-based composites & antiviral polymers for food packaging involves the manufacturing companies and research institutes in R&D.

Although the study of polymers and biopolymers has improved the food & beverage, healthcare industries but has substantially degraded the quality of composure of materials used for customized packaging. As customized packaging with biopolymers acts as inhibiting agents for foodborne bacteria and viruses. Thus, imparting antiviral polymers for packaging will actively help in the providing safe packaging of these products.

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Antiviral Polymers for Packaging Market: Regional Outlook

North America has dominated the global market for antiviral polymers due to the presence of major pharmaceutical markets such as U.S. and Canada. The United States is the largest pharmaceutical market with high per capita income and high investments in research and development for medical supplies with antiviral polymer properties and devices. 

Asia Pacific is on the verge of witnessing incredible demand for antiviral polymers for food packaging products, powered primarily by rising food convenience preference. Market knowledge and a fast-paced lifestyle in the region will further generate growth opportunities for antiviral polymers packaging.

Antiviral Polymers for Packaging Market: Key Players

Some of the key players operating in the global market are as follows-

  • Dow Chemical
  • Mondi Plc
  • Dunmore Corp. 
  • Amcor plc
  • Gerresheimer AG
  • AptarGroup Inc.
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company 
  • Schott AG 
  • West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
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COVID-19 impact on the Antiviral Polymers for Packaging market

Current customer concerns about handling and cleanliness of antiviral polymer packaging will be exacerbated across the supply chain, eventually leading to a new age of communication and trust-building to reassure customers that they are safe to use antiviral polymer products.

Consumer`s perceptions and actions for the Sterilized Culture has been a growing demand for antiviral polymers. Anxiety over germ avoidance and other pollutants fuels demand healthier, higher quality goods, and so innovation that offers added security can help eliminate barriers to consumption. Antiviral polymers with active drug elements are efficient and exhibit low toxicity.

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, macroeconomic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments of antiviral polymers for packaging.

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

Regional Analysis Includes

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
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Antiviral Polymers for Packaging Market Segmentation

Product Type

  • Bags and pouches
  • Wrapping Films
  • Others

End-use Industry

  • Food and beverages
  • Foodservice
  • Healthcare
  • Personal Care
  • Electronics and Electrical appliances
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