Green Preservatives Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Bacteriophages, Natural Preservative, Essential Oil And Nano Formulations, Organic Acid), By Application (Cosmetics And Personal Care, Industrial Cleaning, Pharmaceutical, Food And Beverages, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jan 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616574
  • Pages : 144

The green preservatives market is anticipated to expand at a high CAGR over the forecast period.

Natural preservatives, often called green preservatives, are primarily derived from natural sources and are utilized to extend the shelf life of products while minimizing the reliance on artificial or chemical preservatives. They are considered more environmentally friendly and safer. The demand for green preservatives is on the rise as consumers increasingly prefer natural and clean-label products, coupled with growing awareness of potential health and environmental risks associated with synthetic preservatives. Green preservatives find applications across various industries, including food and beverage, personal care and cosmetics, household and industrial cleaning, pharmaceuticals, and others such as agriculture, horticulture, water treatment, and textiles.

Market Drivers

  • Increasing prospects of bacteriophages in industries with a heightened emphasis on food safety.

Bacteriophages, commonly known as phages, are viruses that infect and rupture bacteria. They serve as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional chemical preservatives, given their specificity and biodegradable characteristics. The demand for bacteriophages arises in industries prioritizing food safety, especially in cheese and dairy, ready-to-eat meats, and fruit and vegetable preservation, where traditional chemical preservatives might compromise product quality. Essential oils, concentrated plant extracts with antimicrobial properties, are favored as natural preservatives, driven by specific needs in the cosmetics and food & beverage industries where their aromatic qualities complement product characteristics. Nanoparticles, including silver, zinc, and copper, have emerged as preservatives due to their powerful antimicrobial properties, finding application in textiles, surgical instruments, packaging materials, and, at times, food preservation, where extended shelf-life is essential. Natural preservatives, such as rosemary extract, natamycin, and vitamin E, derived from natural sources, constitute a diverse category meeting consumer demand for clean-label products and regulatory requirements for non-synthetic ingredients across various industries.

  • The increasing use of green preservatives within the agricultural sector is extending the shelf life of crops and improving their safety.

Green preservatives play a crucial role in agriculture by primarily extending the shelf life and safeguarding crops against pests, diseases, and spoilage organisms. The demand for environmentally friendly, biodegradable preservatives that pose no harm to human health is driven by a need for non-toxic solutions. Commonly utilized in this sector are natural biopesticides and plant-based extracts. In the food & beverage industry, the preference for green preservatives arises from their capacity to ensure food safety and prolong product shelf life while maintaining taste, nutritional value, and positive customer perception. Adherence to strict food safety regulations is essential for these natural preservatives. Similarly, in the personal care & cosmetics industry, the use of green preservatives aligns with consumer preferences for products devoid of harmful chemicals and synthetic preservatives, necessitating effectiveness against microorganism growth while being gentle on the skin. Green preservatives are also integral in the pharmaceutical sector to guarantee the safety and longevity of medications without inducing adverse reactions, adhering to pharmacopeia standards and non-reactivity with active pharmaceutical ingredients. Textile manufacturers incorporate green preservatives to thwart microbial growth, preventing fabric degradation and undesirable odors, with a preference for their non-toxic nature and reduced environmental impact. Finally, in water treatment, green preservatives play a vital role in preserving the microbiological quality of water without introducing harmful substances into the environment.

  • Natural preservatives are the most common green preservatives

Consumer choices strongly favor natural preservatives derived from plant extracts and other natural sources due to their perceived safety and environmentally friendly characteristics, serving as responsible alternatives to synthetic preservatives. These preservatives are extensively applied across diverse industries such as food & beverage, personal care & cosmetics, the cleaning sector, pharmaceuticals, and more, making them the preferred option for manufacturers and consumers aiming for a harmonious blend of quality and cost-effectiveness.

North America is anticipated to hold a significant share of the Green Preservatives Market

The green preservatives market has been predominantly led by North America, attributed to the significant presence of key industry players that have bolstered the region's position. North America takes a forefront role in the green preservatives market due to factors like a robust commitment to sustainability, advancements in technology, and a growing consumer preference for natural and environmentally friendly products.

Market Developments

  • In March 2020, Minagro introduced Sovinol® P850, an in-can preservative designed to effectively combat microbial contamination in agrochemical formulations. This preservative package was suitable for safeguarding liquid biostimulants and fertilizers from in-can spoilage, as well as aqueous pesticide formulations utilizing thickening gums, along with raw materials and formulants for agrochemical applications. Sovinol P850 was developed by Minagro as a safer substitute for preservatives based on isothiazolinone.
  • In January 2022, LANXESS, a specialty chemicals company, and Matrìca, a joint venture between Versalis (Eni) and Novamont, collaborated to produce sustainable biocide preservatives derived from renewable raw materials. Commencing in January 2022, the Matrìca plant in Porto Torres, Sardinia, Italy, supplied LANXESS with bio-based raw materials sourced from vegetable oils. LANXESS utilized these materials to produce a new series of industrial preservatives, thereby expanding its Preventol range.

Company Products

  • Kalaguard® SB- Kalaguard® SB serves as a user-friendly preservative designed for household use. It is commonly present in various products, including cleaning agents, laundry detergents, and dishwashing products, as well as wet wipes, fabric softeners, and room sprays.
  • PURAC® FIT Plus- PURAC® FIT Plus, a lactic acid known for its clean and refreshing flavor, contributes to extending the shelf life of beverages by inhibiting the growth of Alicyclobacillus. This lactic acid solution prevents the spores of this organism from establishing themselves in juice products, thereby prolonging the freshness and quality of the drink without compromising the sensory experience for the consumer.
  • Hydrlolite® 8 green - Symrise introduces Hydrolite® 8 green, which stands out as the initial high-purity 100% bio-based form of caprylyl glycol. This innovative ingredient not only simplifies formulation processes but also enhances the properties of the final product. Its unique qualities contribute to the streamlining of formulation complexities, leading to improved characteristics in the finished product. The bio-based nature of Hydrolite® 8 green aligns with the growing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly ingredients, making it a valuable choice for various applications in the cosmetic and personal care industry.

Market Segmentation

  • By Type
    • Bacteriophages
    • Natural Preservative
    • Essential Oil and Nano formulations
    • Organic Acid
  • By Application
    • Cosmetics and Personal Care
    • Industrial Cleaning
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Food and Beverages
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain  
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Process

2.2. Research Data


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction 

5.2. Bacteriophages

5.3. Natural Preservative

5.4. Essential Oil and Nano formulations

5.5. Organic Acid


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Cosmetics and Personal Care

6.3. Industrial Cleaning

6.4. Pharmaceutical

6.5. Food and Beverages

6.6. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. United States

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. United Kingdom

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Italy

7.4.5. Spain

7.4.6. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Taiwan

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Indonesia

7.6.8. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Market Share Analysis

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


9.1. Kerry Group

9.2. Kemin Industries, Inc.


9.4. Corbion

9.5. Symrise AG

9.6. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

9.7. Givaudan SA

9.8. Clariant AG

9.9. DSM-Firmenich AG

Kerry Group

Kemin Industries, Inc.



Symrise AG

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Givaudan SA

Clariant AG

DSM-Firmenich AG