Global Food Encapsulation Market to expand at 7.5% CAGR through 2026

May 26, 2020

According to a recent study titled, ‘Global Food Encapsulation Market Size study, By Core Phase (Vitamins, Minerals, Organic Acids, Enzymes, Flavors & Essence, Sweeteners, Colors, Preservatives, Others)By Shell Material(Hydrocolloids, Melts, Polymers, Lipids, Others) by Technology(Micro, Macro, Nano, Hybrid Technologies) and Regional Forecasts 2020-2026’, available with Market Study Report LLC, global food encapsulation market was worth USD 9.21 billion in 2019 and is projected to register 7.5% CAGR over 2020-2026.

Food encapsulation involves the covering of individual ingredient particles with a coating to form a protective shell against various environmental elements. It is generally used to provide a uniform & improved taste, extended shelf-life, controlled release of smell & coloring, and protection against harsh conditions such as heat during the production process. These factors along with the ability of food encapsulation technology to reduce degradation and flavor loss during various processing and storage stages of the product are encouraging the use of food encapsulation powders or capsules.

Growing use of food encapsulation for flavoring across the food and beverage industry, increasing adoption of microencapsulation for functional ingredients, and rising demand for packaged food products is driving industry growth.

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According to Food Industry Summary report 2018 by China Food Industry Association, food processing industry reached to USD 1.47 trillion in 2017, growing by 6.3% from the previous year. The increase is due to shifting preference towards processed food particularly among the middle-class population . In addition, according to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, China has one of the largest packaged food industry across the globe, worth about USD 202 billion in 2013 and amassed a valuation of USD 347 billion in 2018. Similar market trends in other nations are expected to boost the industry over the assessment period, cites the study.

Furthermore, innovations and advancements in controlled delivery and release systems are expected to create new growth opportunities in the coming years. However, complications associated with maintaining the stability of encapsulated food may hinder the industry growth over the forecast period.

Considering the geographical landscape, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the World. Asia Pacific food encapsulation market will continue to display strong growth over the forecast duration, owing to the presence of numerous food processing industries in the region. Moreover, increasing disposable income and rising prevalence of packaged foods is supplementing the regional market growth.

Key players operating in global food encapsulation market are Royal DSM, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., Ingredion Incorporated, Cargill Incorporated, Kerry Group plc, LycoRed Group, Firmenich Incorporated, International Flavors and Fragrances Inc., Balchem Corporation, and BASF SE.

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