Global Anti-fog Additives Market
Anti-fog additives are the compounds that are used for eliminating the surface tension prevalent with water in plastic-based packaging products. These additives are usually included in the production process of packaging products, such as plastic sheet processing. They are defined as active substances which have migration ability which can help enhance the overall durability and sustainability of contents of the package while also improving the appeal of packages
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The main factors boosting the market are:
- Low-cost production of anti-fog additives in Asia-Pacific: Due to the cheap availability and abundance of labor from the region along with presence of flexible regulations regarding the industries and their manufacturing processes, manufacturers of various domains are shifting their base of operations from high-end areas to low-cost regions such as Asia-Pacific to enhance their volume of production which are being demanded on a greater level with the awareness of the benefits. Anti-fog additives are widely utilized for packaging solutions of food products and this trend is set to be enhanced as the levels of demand for packaged food continue to rise significantly
- Increase in the demand of anti-fog films in the food packaging industry: Food packaging industry is one of the major application areas for anti-fog additives along with the usage of these compounds in agricultural films production. Due to the negative impacts that moisture retention can have on the shelf life of contents of food products, food packaging industry have adopted the usage of these compounds to remove the presence of moisture in packed foods. Along with various benefits, one of the most important factors that is being attributed to the packaged foods consumption by the consumers globally
The market is segmented on the basis of type as glycerol esters, polyglycerol esters, sorbitan esters of fatty acids, ethoxylated sorbitan esters polyoxy ethylene esters of oleic acid, gelatin, titanium dioxide, others; application as food packaging films, agricultural films, others; form as creams, gels, spray solutions, wet wipes, others.
Some of the recent market developments are as follows:
- In October 2018, Bostik announced the launch of copolyester anti-fog heat seal coatings designed for food packaging during the PACK EXPO held in Chicago, Illinois, United States from October 14-17, 2018. “Vitel 1922AF”, a completely solid formulation applicable for PET lids stock is functional in refrigerator utilizations helping reduce the presence of fogging in food products consisting of moisture. This product is a complement to the existing portfolio of products in this range helping manufacturers reduce the need for additional processing stages for anti-fog coating application
- In April 2018, Tosaf Compounds Ltd. announced the launch of “AF7380PE” the company’s latest anti-fog masterbatch. Tosaf will be present their novel 3rd Generation anti-fog masterbatch designed for use in polyethylene films “AF7380PE”. This additive is ideal for use in various production processes ranging from laminated polyethylene films, multi layer co-ex barrier films produced from blown and cast extrusion technology along with oriented films produced with the help of double and triple-bubble production technology
“According to Data Bridge Market Research, global anti-fog additives market is expected to reach USD 4.53 billion by 2026, growing at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period of 2019 to 2026”
Some of the major players operating in the market are Nouryon, Croda International Plc., Clariant, A. Schulman Inc., PolyOne Corporation, Evonik Industries, DuPont, Ashland, Akzo Nobel N.V., ORTEC, PCC Chemax Inc., Emery Oleochemicals, Ampacet Corporation, SABO S.p.A and others
With the adoption of packed foods rising significantly, many of the beverage manufacturers have wanted solutions from the packaging industry that can enhance the appeal of their product while also improving the shelf life for their contents. This demand is being met with the packaging manufacturers undergoing various innovations that can enhance the quality of products that they are offering their consumers.