Aseptic Packaging Market was worth US$50.019 billion in 2019 and is estimated to reach US$85.610 billion by the end of the forecast period, at a CAGR of 9.37% over the period 2019 to 2025. Aseptic Packaging is the process of filling sterile products into the sterile containers, within the aseptic chambers or environment. Packaging advantages offered by this process has led to an increased usage of aseptic packaging products across food, beverage and healthcare industries. The growing food and beverage industry coupled with a shifting trend towards food and beverages without preservatives is expected to be the prime driver for the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Shifting trend towards foods and beverages without preservatives
Preservatives have been widely used to extend the shelf life of products. However, many of the preservatives (200 series), which are approved by various food standard associations around the globe are capable of causing multiple health hazards. These have led to people avoiding the adoption of products that use them. For an alternative, there are thermal sterilization techniques such as Ultra High Temperature (UHT) processing which eliminate the use of preservatives. However, it requires pre-sterilized packaging solutions in the form of aseptic packaging, thus posing as a driver for the aseptic packaging market. Furthermore, multiple food preservatives, such as Sodium Nitrate and Sodium Nitrite, have also been linked to cancer, but are allowed in smaller quantities in many parts of the world. This has further increased the demand for the avoidance of any forms of preservatives in foods and beverages and is snow-balling the demand for other forms of treatment and aseptic packaging solutions for their packaging. However, the high initial investment is expected to restrain market growth opportunities during the forecast period.
The paper form of the packaging material is holding a significant share in the global aseptic packaging market.
By packaging material, the aseptic packaging market is segmented as paper, plastic, glass, and metal. Paper will hold a significant share in the market and is also projected to grow at the fastest rate owing to the heavy government regulations regarding the promotion of renewable and sustainable packaging. Furthermore, the growing trend towards adoption of the renewable or easily disposable packaging material is also projected to drive the demand for paper-based packaging. For instance, Australia has recently committed to creating 100% renewable, compostable and recyclable packaging by 2025, positively impacting the demand for paper-based aseptic packaging. Plastic and glass will also hold a substantial share in the market due to their various applications in multiple industry verticals such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics and more. Metal is projected to hold a nominal share in the market and is also seen to grow at the slowest rate.
Bottle segment is anticipated to hold a significant share
By-products, aseptic packaging market is segmented as bottles, cartons and boxes, bags, pouches, ampoules, syringes, vials, cans, and others. Bottle holds a significant market share owing to the increasing demand for convenience and quality products coupled with the increasing urban population in the developing countries. Also, aseptically filled bottles are easy to handle, resalable and shock resistant and are also a good way of standing out from the competition on the shelf with a new way of expanding the refrigerated milk and milk beverages market. Cartons and boxes are available in many different forms and it fulfills different purposes in the packaging industry. One of the benefits associated with the aseptic packaging is that it makes the product shelf-stable at ambient conditions and that's the reason that they are considered as the modern progressive packaging medium. Ampoules, Syringes, and Vials are widely used in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry and are expected to grow at a significant rate as a result of increasing healthcare awareness and growing investment in the pharmaceutical sector during the forecast period.
o Cartons and Boxes
o Food Packaging
o Beverage Packaging
o Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Packaging