Nanotechnology For Food Packaging Market Analysis

Nanotechnology for food packaging Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment; 2018 - 2028

  • Packaging
  • Ongoing
  • September 2019
  • REP-GB-6653
Nanotechnology for food packaging Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment; 2018 - 2028

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This Nanotechnology For Food Packaging market study offers a comprehensive analysis of the business models, key strategies, and respective market shares of some of the most prominent players in this landscape. Along with an in-depth commentary on the key influencing factors, market statistics in terms of revenues, segment-wise data, region-wise data, and country-wise data are offered in the full study. This study is one of the most comprehensive documentation that captures all the facets of the evolving Nanotechnology For Food Packaging market.


The last decade has observed an exponential growth in packaging and food sector in both developed and developing countries. Food is an edible substance which we usually get from animal or plant and contains necessary nutrients including proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, fats, and vitamins to assist life, energy, and growth. Food is a perishable commodity and hence contamination and degradation of food can occur at any stage of the food chain. It can be chemical, physical or biological. The presence of infectious organisms in food can result in food poisoning, which can be fatal, particularly for children, pregnant women, and elderly persons. Hence, it is highly crucial that the food must be protected at all levels by using good quality of packaging material, which is safe, cost-effective and non-toxic.

Market Growth Analysis

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Nanotechnology for food packaging Market:
Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment; 2018 - 2028
Nanotechnology: A Boon to the Food Packaging Industry

The concept of nanotechnology was first introduced by Richard Feynman in 1959, and the term was later coined by Norio Taniguchi in 1974. Nanotechnology comprises of fabrication, characterization, and manipulation of molecules of nano-range (1-100 nm). This technology deals with nano-systems and nanomaterials. Nanomaterials are defined as materials with some dimension on the nanoscale, and these are classified into three categories – nanofibers, nanoparticles, and nano-plates. Nanotechnology has multiple application areas such as packaging, nano-electronics, biomedical, security sensors, paints, textile, cosmetics, medical and healthcare, paper, construction, explosives & weapons and lubricants among others. Active packaging is designed to stop the growth of microbes once the packaging is opened by the customer and rewrapped with an active portion of the package. In the food industry, nanotechnology can be used to detect the presence of bacteria and microbes in packaging or to increase barrier properties.

Nanotechnology Applications in Food Industry:

As nanotechnology is the science of tiny particles that have a great impact on food packaging industry. There are various nanomaterials available in the market including titanium nitride nanoparticle, silver nanoparticle and nano-zinc oxide, nano-clay and nano-titanium dioxide are presented as functional additives for the food packaging industry. Nanotechnology driven food packaging market has been divided as follows:

Active packaging:

The use of nanomaterials is beneficial to interact directly with food to provide better protection to the product. Some nanomaterials such as nano-silver, nano-titanium dioxide, nano-copper oxide, carbon nanotubes and nano-magnesium oxide can provide antimicrobial properties.

Improved packaging:

To improve humidity resistance of packaging, temperature, and gas barrier, nanoparticles are combined with polymer chain as well as, temperature, humidity resistance of packaging. The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of nano-composite in contact with food.

Smart/Intelligent packaging:

This is designed for sensing microbial or biochemical changes in the food. It can detect the development of pathogens in the food. Some smart packaging has been developed to use as a tracing device for food safety. Currently, British Airways, MonoPrix supermarket, and Nestle are using chemical sensors, which can quickly detect color change.


Nano-sensors which are used in food packaging industries include electronic noses, nano-particles based sensors, nano-cantilevers, array biosensors, nano-test strips and nanoparticle in solution. Packaging with nano-sensors is helpful to identify internal and external conditions of food, and containers throughout the supply chain. Also, in plastic packaging, nano-sensors can detect gases in food when it spoils and as a result packaging changes the color to alert the consumer.

Films, which are packed with silicate nano-particles can lessen the flow of oxygen into the pack and leaking of moisture out of the pack. As a result, it protects the package from spoilage. Packaging waste associated with processed food can be reduced by nanotechnology and hence assist the preservation of fresh food.

Nanotechnology is used to produce smart packaging for extending the shelf life of a product and the product can be transported further. The antimicrobials and nano-sensors are developed in smart packaging to detect spoilage of food and release nano antimicrobials to extend shelf life. It helps supermarkets and hypermarkets to keep food fresh for longer period.  

Research Methodology:

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The nanotechnology for food packaging market has been segmented as follows:

Market Players:

The research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry-validated market data. It also contains projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. The research report provides analysis and information according to market segments such as geographies, application, and industry.

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 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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Competitive Positioning Matrix

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Average Selling Price (ASP) Analysis

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The sources which have been used to validate the estimated market size include annual reports of key market players, industry journals & magazines, research papers, and other relevant data available in the public domain.

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On the basis of packaging type, the nanotechnology for food packaging market has been segmented as:

  • Active
  • Improved
  • Smart/Intelligent

On the basis of material type used, the nanotechnology for food packaging market has been segmented as:

  • Titanium Nitride Nanoparticle
  • Silver Nanoparticle
  • Nano-Zinc Oxide
  • Others

Players operating in global nanotechnology for food packaging market are:

  • Valentis Nanotech
  • DuPont USA
  • Nanocor, (AMCOL International)
  • Inmat
  • Bayer AG
  • Ecosysthetix
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • AdvanSix
  • Dong Yang Chemical Co., Ltd.

The report covers exhaust analysis on:

  • Market Segments
  • Market Dynamics
  • Market Size
  • Supply & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Technology
  • Value Chain

Regional analysis includes:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico. Brazil)
  • Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand)
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, S. Africa, Northern Africa)

Report Highlights:

  • Detailed overview of parent market
  • Changing market dynamics in the industry
  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current, and projected market size in terms of volume and value
  • Recent industry trends and developments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Strategies of key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective on market performance
  • Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint

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