Food encapsulation market forecast to hit US$5.4 bn by 2020

Friday, 10 April, 2015

The global food encapsulation market is expected to reach US$5464.6 million by 2020, according to a new report from Future Market Insights. The increasing demand for natural flavours and clean label products has prompted development of novel products, which will drive this growth, the report says.

Companies are increasing investment in R&D into clean label products with micro-encapsulation technology comprising no preservatives, added antioxidants and gelatin, which will drive demand for food encapsulation, the report says. However, the demand for food products that offer additional benefits is increasing at a rapid pace, particularly in emerging economies.

North America is expected to be the largest market for food encapsulation, with a market share of 25.6% by 2010. However, the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan) is expected to record the highest CAGR (10.2%) during the forecast period.

The food encapsulation market falls into two segments: physical and chemical. The physical segment is expected to account for 79% of the total market by 2020, with the chemical technology segment expected to record a CAGR of around 10.1% to 2020.

Flavouring agents are expected to record a CAGR of 10.5% during the forecast period, driven by increasing demand for enhanced taste and quality of food products. Demand for proteins as wall material is also forecast to increase considerably, with a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period.

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