The global ultra-high temperature (UHT) processing Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.19% to reach US$5.393 billion by 2024, from US$3.183 billion in 2018. UHT Processing is a food processing technology which heat treats and sterilizes liquid foods by heating it above 135°C. This process is used only for milk and milk products, but technological advancement is facilitating its use to sterilize a variety of other liquid foods. The demand for UHT processing will grow during the forecasted period on account of increasing demand for products with more shelf life and boosting demand for milk and milk products worldwide. However, the high setup costs for UHT plants will restrict the growing demand for this technology. The European region covers a significant share in the market due to the presence of many key vendors and early adoption of technology. The Asia Pacific market will show significant growth on account of rapid urbanization, improvement in the standard of living and increase in demand for on-the-counter consumables.
o Growing demand for dairy alternative beverages.
o Focus on improving the shelf life of the product.
o High set-up cost
o In December 2018, The Keventer Group launched ‘Keventer Milk’ – a UHT milk prepared using Tetra Pak’s aseptic processing and packaging technology.
The ultra-high temperature processing (UHT) market has been analyzed through the following segments:
o Milk and Dairy Products
o North America
o South America
o Middle East and Africa
o Asia Pacific