Anti-caking agents are referred to as additives used in food and nonfood items in order to prevent lumping or caking of the outcome. The anti-caking agents are generally available in powdered or crystalline form that are added in a small proportion to promote dryness and free flowing property of the food, feed, fertilizers, or salts. These agents function by adsorbing excessive moisture or coat the particles that repels water and moisture. It acts as a key component while manufacturing, processing, transportation, storage and even dispensing the food as well as nonfood products as it offers ease in function, imparts better stability, minimize hygroscopicity and increase shelf life of the product. Also, some of the anti-caking agents have higher solubility in water alcohols whereas some have higher affinity towards alcohol and other solvents. The market finds application in food and beverages especially in salt, cocoa powder, milk powders, premixes, baking powder, along with animal feed, cosmetics, fertilizers and other sectors.
Booming food and beverage and animal feed sector are the prominent factor driving the demand for anti-caking agents. The rising global population resulting into ever rising food demand, changing consumer demand towards on-the-go snacks is contributing the market growth. Also, hike in disposable income with rise in spending on convenience food products is likely to push the market growth higher. In addition to this, the increasing demand for food premixes, ready to cook food products, flours, sugar products, etc. is further increasing the anti-caking agent adoption in the processed food products. Furthermore, the demand for fertilizers is also escalating in order to boost the crop yield, this will further favor the anti-caking agent growth in the years to follow.
The report analyses the anti-caking agent market on the basis of type, application and geography.
Natural and synthetic are the types of the anticaking agent market. The natural anti-caking agent includes calcium carbonate, magnesium silicate, corn starch, etc. are used in various food products. While synthetic anticaking agents include Sodium aluminosilicate, silicon dioxide, magnesium carbonate, iron ammonium citrate and others. Both natural and synthetic anti caking agents are widely used in food and feed applications.
The anticaking agents has wide application areas including food and beverages, animal feed, fertilizers and others. Other mainly includes cosmetics, and synthetic detergents. The food and beverage is the important application sector for anticaking agents, as the anti-caking agent is widely adopted across various food application. The food products like cocoa powder, food premixes, grated cheese, sugar powder, spices, egg mixes, flours, etc. have a specific proportion of either natural or artificial anti caking agents in order to preserve the dryness & free flowing property. It also offers convenient storage, transportation of the products when they are non-sticky or free from lumps. The product is also used in various nitrogen based, phosphorus based, potassium based powder based fertilizers to stable the fertilizers and increase their shelf life. Some of the fertilizer have higher tendency to form lumps at the time of storage due to moisture, the anti-caking agents provides a comprehensive solution to issues of lumping, and nitrogen loss.
Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of the World. The Rest of the World includes Latin America and Middle East and Africa. North America is an important regional market for the growth of anticaking agents owing to soaring demand for processed and packaged food products. As per BMJ Open, around 60% of the American diet comprises of ultra-processed food products and Canadian population consumes around 50% of calories daily from the ultra-processed food products, as stated by heart and stroke. Whereas, growing population, rise in disposable income, shifting consumer taste towards convenience, ready to cook and processed food products in developing economies such as China and India are creating lucrative opportunities for the market growth in Asia Pacific. Ongoing urbanization and changing eating & living style of the population within the region is likely to propel the market growth in the forecasting period.
BASF, Solvay SA, Kao Group, Cargill Inc., Kerry Group, PPG Industries, Inc., Huber Engineered Material, Evonik Industries AG, PQ Corporation, IMAC Inc., and Danisco among others are the major player ruling over the anti-caking agent market.
Anti-caking agents are type of additives that restrict the caking or lump formation in the dried product and also maintain its free flowing property. These are commercially available in powder or crystalline form, among them some dissolves in water while some have high solubility for other organic solvents. The anti-caking agents absorbs the moisture or impart a coating over the product making it water repellent, and thus, it maintains the dryness of the food and nonfood products. These agents offer ease in processing, production or transportation of the premixes, drinking chocolate, soup powders, sugar, flour, salt, powdered fertilizers, pet feed and other products.
The report provides an in-depth analysis of the anticaking agents market on the basis of type, form, application and geography. Natural and synthetic are the types of anticaking agents studied in the report. the key application areas of anti-caking agent food and beverages, animal feed, fertilizers and others. Geographically, the global anti-caking agent market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. Rest of the World comprises of Latin America and Middle East & Africa.
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