Global Market Study on Nano-Enabled Packaging For Food and Beverages: Intelligent Packaging to Witness Highest Growth by 2020


  • Published On : Sep-2014 |
  • Pages : 75 Pages |
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Nano-enabled packaging involves the use of nanomaterials (NMs), which have external dimensions of less than 100 nanometres (nm). Titanium nitride, silver, and nanoclay are the most commonly used NMs in the food and beverages industry. Nano materials have been exploited world over to be utilized in a wide range of market sectors. Food and beverages packaging is one of them to receive its benefits and extend them to the consumers. Nano-enabled packaging gives longer shelf life to food and beverages as compared to traditional plastic packaging. Growth of several food sectors and increase in food-led export activities are key reasons for the growth of nano enabled packaging in this industry. 

Polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) used in nano-enabled packaging are created by dispersing an inert, nanoscale filler throughout a polymeric matrix, which enhances its barrier properties against gases. PNCs are cheaper compared to other packaging techniques, such as multilayer films and polymer blending, owing to the use of fillers that are less expensive and have enhanced tensile and compressive strengths compared to the polymers.

There are two sub-technologies used in the nano enabled packaging in food and beverage namely active packaging and intelligent packaging wherein former is the dominant technology segment. By application the market is segmented into five application areas namely bakery, meat products, beverages, fruit and vegetables, prepared foods and others.

The global demand for meat products is on the rise, which is also propelling the packaging market associated with it. The U.S. and India are expected to see a spurt in meat exports, suggesting an increase in their nano-enabled packaging markets. Large portions of the population in developed countries consume prepared foods. Rising disposable income and increasing women employment (leaving female homemakers with little or no time to cook food) are some of the factors supporting the growth of the prepared foods market in developing countries.

Intelligent packaging is growing at a faster rate as compared to the active packaging. Customers prefer traceable food and beverages packaging, since it offers information such as expiry date and best use period, present state of the consumables. The radio frequency identification (RFID) tags keep customers informed about the state of the food within the packaging. Intelligent packaging is mostly used for fruits and vegetables, meat products, and beverages. Stricter regulations associated with active packaging have been stimulating the use of intelligent packaging in Europe and North America. Intelligent nano-enabled packaging enables consumers to gauge the freshness of food products. It alerts consumers about the presence of microbes, fungi, chemical contaminants, or gases, indicating spoilage of food.

Certain regulations implemented in some of the major food markets have been limiting the use of nano-enabled packaging in food and beverages. For instance, the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) rolled out safety guidelines in 2012 that recommend prior safety assessment of products involving nano-enabled packaging. Some nanomaterials not compatible with specific food products have negative impact on human and animal health and they do not pass the safety assessment test. According to the Central Federal Register (CFR) in the U.S., manufacturers must obtain pre-market approval for indirect food additives which include nanomaterials.

Owing to the pressure from consumers for advanced packaging, companies’ efforts to offer consumers better packaged products is expected to increase in the long run. Such demand can already be noted in the U.S., where guidelines for food packaging using advance methods have been laid down. On January 4, 2013, FDA released its proposal to establish science-based standards for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of domestic and foreign farms as directed by Section 105 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This is expected to increase scope for the nano-enabled packaging for food industry. Nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverage is very competitive with a large number of players offering an array of patented products.

Global nano enabled packaging market is growing due to increasing demand for shelf stable packaging. Nano materials have been exploited world over to be utilized in a wide range of market sectors. Food and beverages packaging is one of them to receive its benefits and extend them to the consumers. Growth of several food sectors and increase in food-led export activities are some of the major reasons for the growth of nano enabled packaging in this industry. 

Nano-enabled food and beverages packaging has considerably low share (about 3%) in the food and beverages packaging industry. Nanotechnology finds its applications in several industries, including information and communications, cosmetics, textiles, energy, medicine, and food and beverages. Nano-enabled packaging gives longer shelf life to food and beverages as compared to traditional plastic packaging. Barrier coating in the food and beverages industry finds its use commonly in the packaging of snacks, dried food, and beverages. It is the barrier property of the PET bottles that keeps the flavor and fizz of carbonated soft drinks intact by keeping oxygen outside the bottles from coming in contact with the drinks. Nanotechnology-enabled barrier also protects food and beverages from carbon dioxide (CO2), water, vapor, and ultraviolet rays.

There are two sub-technologies used in the nano enabled packaging in food and beverage namely active packaging and intelligent packaging wherein former is the dominant technology segment. By application the market is segmented into five application areas namely bakery, meat products, beverages, fruit and vegetables, prepared foods and others.

The market for active packaging is growing rapidly due to a shift from customary food packaging to shelf-stable packaging. Different technologies are used in active packaging on the basis of suitability for various food and beverage types. The most common of these is oxygen scavenger in which oxygen in the environment of a food item is absorbed into the package to promote shelf life. Another popular type is controlled release packaging, which is suitable for controlling continuous food degradation reactions, such as microbial growth and lipid oxidation. Asia Pacific is the largest market for active packaging with Japan being the leading country in the region.

The major players in this industry include:

  • Amcor Limited.
  • Bemis Company, Inc.
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, L.L.C.
  • Klöckner Pentaplast.
  • Sealed Air.
  • Tetra Pak International S.A.
  • Other

Chapter 1 Preface

1.1 Research methodology

1.2 Segments covered in the report

      1.2.1 Segments by technology

      1.2.2 Segments by application

      1.2.3 Regions covered in the report

1.3 Assumptions

Chapter 2 Market Synopsis

Chapter 3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

3.1 Bargaining power of buyers

3.2 Bargaining power of suppliers

3.3 Threat of new entrants

3.4 Threat of substitutes

3.5 Intensity of rivalry

Chapter 4 Industry Overview

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Market Drivers

      4.2.1 Long shelf life, barrier applications, and better thermal properties are driving the market of nano-enabled packaging for food and beverages

      4.2.2 Cost saving benefits of nano-enabled packaging is driving its demand in the food and beverage industry

      4.2.3 Companies’ quest for improving brand image by enhancing packaging quality is increasing demand for nano-enabled packaging for the food and beverages industry

4.3 Impact Analysis of Market Drivers

4.4 Market Restraints

      4.4.1 Concerns from regulatory bodies are inhibiting the growth of the nano-enabled packaging market for the food and beverages industry

      4.4.2 Environment-friendly bioplastic packaging market has been emerging as a strong substitute for nano-enabled packaging in the food and beverages industry

4.5 Impact Analysis of Market Restraints

4.6 Opportunities

      4.6.1 Advancement in technology and new inventions has greater scope for nano-enabled packaging in the food and beverages industry

Chapter 5 Market Size and Forecast by Technology

5.1 Active packaging

5.2 Intelligent packaging

Chapter 6 Market Size and Forecast by Application

6.1 Bakery products

6.2 Meat products

6.3 Beverages

6.4 Fruit and vegetables

6.5 Prepared foods

6.6 Others

Chapter 7 Market Size and Forecast by Region

7.1 North America

      7.1.1 Market size by country

      7.1.2 Market size by technology

      7.1.3 Market size by application

7.2 Europe

      7.2.1 Market size by country

      7.2.2 Market size by technology

      7.2.3 Market size by application

7.3 Asia Pacific

      7.3.1 Market size by country

      7.3.2 Market size by technology

      7.3.3 Market size by application

7.4 Rest of the World

      7.4.1 Market size by technology

      7.4.2 Market size by application

Chapter 8 Competitive Scenario

8.1 Competitive benchmarking

Chapter 9 Company Profiles

9.1 Amcor Limited

      9.1.1 Company Overview

      9.1.2 Products and Services

      9.1.3 Financial Performance

      9.1.4 Recent Developments

9.2 DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership

      9.2.1 Company Overview

      9.2.2 Products and Services

      9.2.3 Financial Performance

      9.2.4 Recent Developments

9.3 Honeywell International, Inc.

      9.3.1 Company Overview

      9.3.2 Products and Services

      9.3.3 Financial Performance

      9.3.4 Recent Developments

9.4 Tetra Pak International S.A.

      9.4.1 Company Overview

      9.4.2 Products and Services

      9.4.3 Financial Performance

      9.4.4 Recent Developments

9.5 Bemis Company, Inc.

      9.5.1 Company Overview

      9.5.2 Products and Services

      9.5.3 Financial Performance

      9.5.4 Recent Developments

9.6 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

      9.6.1 Company Overview

      9.6.2 Products and Services

      9.6.3 Financial Performance

      9.6.4 Recent Developments

9.7 BASF SE (Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik)

      9.7.1 Company Overview

      9.7.2 Products and Services

      9.7.3 Financial Performance

      9.7.4 Recent Developments

9.8 Klöckner Pentaplast Group

      9.8.1 Company Overview

      9.8.2 Products and Services

      9.8.3 Financial Performance

      9.8.4 Recent Developments

9.9 Sealed Air Corporation

      9.9.1 Company Overview

      9.9.2 Products and Services

      9.9.3 Financial Performance

      9.9.4 Recent Developments

9.10 Sonoco Products Company

      9.10.1 Company Overview

      9.10.2 Products and Services

      9.10.3 Financial Performance

      9.10.4 Recent Developments


List of Tables

TABLE 1 Snapshot - Global market for nano-enabled packaging for food and beverages, 2013 and 2020

TABLE 2 Key nanomaterials, properties, application, and authorization

TABLE 3 Drivers for nano-enabled packaging for food and beverages industry: Impact analysis

TABLE 4 Restraints for nano-enabled packaging for food and beverages industry: Impact analysis

TABLE 5 Global nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by technology, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 6 Global nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by technology, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 7 Types of active packaging and their application areas

TABLE 8 Global nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 9 Global nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 10 North America nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages industry market size, by country, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 11 North America nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages industry market size, by country, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 12 North America nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by technology, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 13 North America nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by technology, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 14 North America nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 15 North America nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 16 Europe nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages industry market size, by country, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 17 Europe nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages industry market size, by country, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 18 Europe nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by technology, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 19 Europe nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by technology, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 20 Europe nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 21 Europe nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 22 Asia Pacific nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages industry market size, by country, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 23 Asia Pacific nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages industry market size, by country, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 24 Asia Pacific nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by technology, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 25 Asia Pacific nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by technology, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 26 Asia Pacific nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 27 Asia Pacific nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 28 Rest of the World nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by technology, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 29 Rest of the World nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by technology, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 30 Rest of the World nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

TABLE 31 RoW nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD million)

TABLE 32 Amcor nano-enabled packaging products for food and beverages industry

TABLE 33 DuPont Teijin Films key nano-enabled packaging products for food and beverages industry

TABLE 34 Bemis nano-enabled packaging products for food and beverages industry

TABLE 35 Klöckner Pentaplast’s financial performance in local currency


List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Nano-enabled packaging market in food and beverages industry: Porter’s five forces analysis

FIG. 2 Global nano-enabled packaging market for food and beverages industry market size, by region, 2010 – 2020 (USD million)

FIG. 3 U.S. pork, beef, and veal export volume, 2010 – 2013 (million tons)

FIG. 4 Europe meat production by animal type, 2012 (1000 tons of carcass weight)

FIG. 5 Europe edible fruits, nuts, peel of citrus fruits and melons export, 2010 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 6 Meat consumption trend in China, by meat type, 2007 – 2012 (million tons)

FIG. 7 Per capita meat consumption in Australia, by meat type (1995 – 2013, Kg/person)

FIG. 8 Positioning of technology and application segments across different regions

FIG. 9 Sales and net profit of Amcor, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 10 Net sales and net profit of Honeywell, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)

FIG. 11 Net sales of Tetra Pak, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 12 Net sales and net income of Bemis, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 13 Sales and net income of Chevron Phillips, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 14 Net sales and net income of BASF, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion)

FIG. 15 Net sales and net profit of Klöckner Pentaplast, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 16 Net sales and net profit of Sealed Air, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

FIG. 17 Net revenue and net profit of Sonoco, 2011 – 2013 (USD million)

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