Antimicrobial Packaging Market

Antimicrobial Packaging Market

Antimicrobial Packaging Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Pack Type (Bags, Blister Packs, Cans, Carton Packages), Technology (Active Packaging, Controlled Release Packaging), Antimicrobial Agents, End User, and By Geography

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Published: 2022 ID: SMRC21470

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2021)

US $10.50 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $16.11 BN

CAGR (2021 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Fastest Growing Market

Asia Pacific

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market is accounted for $10.50 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $16.11 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period. Antimicrobial packaging relates to the application of active packaging. The specially designed antimicrobial packaging checks the superficial evolution of bacteria and pathogens in food by applying antimicrobial medium where a large portion of spillage and contamination happens, permitting a well-ordered discharge of antimicrobial mediators into the food surface throughout the storage.

Market Dynamics:


Rising demand for packaged food

One of the main drivers of the antimicrobial packaging market is the growing demand for packaged food. Antimicrobial packaging is widely used in the food industry as a result of the rising consumer demand for products that are perishable, preservative-free, and minimally processed, and also due to the need to increase the shelf life of the products. This application is projected to foster the demand for antimicrobial packaging solutions during the forecast period. An accelerating number of working women, migration of people from urban to rural regions, and a rise in disposable income in developing economies are the factors that feed the demand for packaged food. At times, packaged food is favored over fresh food because of quality and hygiene. Also, increasing awareness about consumer health and greater shelf life of products has resulted in improved usage for antimicrobial packaging products.


Fluctuating price of raw materials

The major challenge affecting the growth of this market is the high cost and fluctuating nature of raw materials. The temperature defines the growth of microbes on the product, mainly in food & medical product are required to be at certain temperature for keeping it from getting contaminated, thus lack for proper temperature storage and rising concern about keeping the products in favourable condition and proper hygiene may limit the growth of antimicrobial packaging market.


Rising consciousness about health-related issues

Consumers nowadays are becoming health conscious regarding product usages such as packaged food, cosmetics and drugs. This type of packaging prevents microbial growth on the surface of the goods by having direct contact of packaging material with the contents. Antimicrobial agents such as bacteriocins are used in food packaging films to control spoilage of food products. In addition, pharmaceuticals drugs demand is also increasing due to the changing lifestyle of consumers and high demand for an effective medicine for hygiene, drugs packaging, thus leading to antimicrobial drugs packaging. All these factors together create ample opportunities for the market growth.


Existence of potential risks

The existence of potential risks in the antimicrobial packaging industries is one of the major challenging factors for the overall market growth. The majority of the antimicrobial agents are manufactured from synthetic pathogenic sources which are not from natural sources which threatens the overall antimicrobial packaging market growth as they are used in consumable products such as food and medicines. Therefore, the poor performance of the antimicrobial agents is considered as the major challenge for the antimicrobial packaging market growth.

The healthcare segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The healthcare segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth owing to the growing demand for recycling disposable medical products, such as connectors, tubing, syringes, and connectors, as well as a wide variety of molded parts. In addition, microbial contamination, intricate epidemiological situations, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and infection risks in hospitals and dental equipment drive the need for the prevention of microbial infections. The growing healthcare-associated infections in the healthcare industry are expected to increase significantly over the forecast period.

The plastics segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The plastics segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. Rising utilization of plastic for packaging has dominated the market. Plastic are ideal for packaging as they are easy to manufacture, flexible, available at low cost, and moisture resistant. These properties are leading to high usage of plastic in antimicrobial packaging. In addition, the biopolymers are biodegradable materials such as bioplastics used for this type of packaging. They have applications as films and trays which is suitable for keeping fresh product and enables longer shelf life of the product.

Region with highest share:

North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period. The market in North America is characterized by substantial technological advancements for antimicrobial packaging. Healthcare & pharmaceutical industry is supporting the growth in the region due to the increasing demand for drugs and medical devices. Moreover, easy availability of raw materials will further exhibit attractive growth during the forecast period in the region. Additionally, considerable awareness among the people in the region is anticipated to keep the market up and moving.

Region with highest CAGR:

Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the growing population and economic development among developing countries such as China and India. The factors increase the market demand are increasing prevalence of diseases are envisioned, increasing the global antimicrobial packaging market in the Asia Pacific over the forecast period. Additionally, Asia Pacific is poised to witness an impressive demand for antimicrobial packaging materials. This is also due to the rising preference for convenience food, consumer awareness, and a fast-paced lifestyle that can further create growth opportunities in this region.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Antimicrobial Packaging Market include Avient Corporation, BASF SE, Biocote Limited, Clariant AG, ICP Industrial Inc, Dunmore Corporation, Linpac Senior Holdings, Microban International, MicrobeGuard Corporation, Mondi Plc, Oplon Pure Sciences Ltd, PolyOne Corporation, Takex Labo Co. Ltd, and The Dow Chemical Company.

Key Developments:

In March 2021, ICP Industrial Inc., division of Innovative Chemical Products (ICP) and HeiQ signed agreement granting ICP Industrial worldwide exclusivity to HeiQ Viroblock Technology. This will allow both the companies to market products in antimicrobial packaging.  

In February 2020, Mondi collaborated with Cartro, a corrugated packaging company based out of Mexico, to deliver sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce.
Pack Types Covered:
• Bags
• Blister Packs
• Cans
• Carton Packages
• Cups & Lids
• Pouches
• Trays
Technologies Covered:
• Active Packaging
• Controlled Release Packaging
Antimicrobial Agents Covered:
• Bacteriocins
• Enzymes
• Essential Oil
• Metal Ions & Oxidizers
• Organic Acid
• Other Antimicrobial Agents
Base Materials Covered:
• Aluminum Foil
• Biopolymer
• Glass
• Non-woven Fabrics
• Plastics
• Paper & Paperboard
End Users Covered:
• Agricultural Products
• Consumer Goods
• Food & Beverages
• Healthcare
• Personal Care

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan       
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

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- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary        
2 Preface         

 2.1 Abstract        
 2.2 Stake Holders       
 2.3 Research Scope       
 2.4 Research Methodology      
  2.4.1 Data Mining       
  2.4.2 Data Analysis      
  2.4.3 Data Validation      
  2.4.4 Research Approach      
 2.5 Research Sources       
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources     
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources     
  2.5.3 Assumptions      
3 Market Trend Analysis       
 3.1 Introduction       
 3.2 Drivers        
 3.3 Restraints       
 3.4 Opportunities       
 3.5 Threats        
 3.6 Technology Analysis      
 3.7 End User Analysis       
 3.8 Emerging Markets       
 3.9 Impact of Covid-19       
4 Porters Five Force Analysis       
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers      
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers      
 4.3 Threat of substitutes      
 4.4 Threat of new entrants      
 4.5 Competitive rivalry       
5 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, By Pack Type    
 5.1 Introduction       
 5.2 Bags        
 5.3 Blister Packs       
 5.4 Cans        
 5.5 Carton Packages       
 5.6 Cups & Lids       
 5.7 Pouches        
 5.8 Trays        
6 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, By Technology    
 6.1 Introduction       
 6.2 Active Packaging       
 6.3 Controlled Release Packaging      
7 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, By Antimicrobial Agents   
 7.1 Introduction       
 7.2 Bacteriocins       
 7.3 Enzymes        
 7.4 Essential Oil       
 7.5 Metal Ions & Oxidizers      
 7.6 Organic Acid       
 7.7 Other Antimicrobial Agents      
  7.7.1 Antibiotics      
  7.7.2 Fungicides      
  7.7.3 Gas        
  7.7.4 Natural Extract      
8 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, By Base Material    
 8.1 Introduction       
 8.2 Aluminum Foil       
 8.3 Biopolymer       
 8.4 Glass        
 8.5 Non-woven Fabrics       
 8.6 Plastics         
  8.6.1 High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)    
  8.6.2 Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)    
  8.6.3 Polyethylene (PE)      
  8.6.4 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)    
  8.6.5 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)     
 8.7 Paper & Paperboard      
9 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, By End User    
 9.1 Introduction       
 9.2 Agricultural Products      
 9.3 Consumer Goods       
 9.4 Food & Beverages       
 9.5 Healthcare       
 9.6 Personal Care       
10 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market, By Geography    
 10.1 Introduction       
 10.2 North America       
  10.2.1 US       
  10.2.2 Canada       
  10.2.3 Mexico       
 10.3 Europe        
  10.3.1 Germany       
  10.3.2 UK       
  10.3.3 Italy       
  10.3.4 France       
  10.3.5 Spain       
  10.3.6 Rest of Europe      
 10.4 Asia Pacific       
  10.4.1 Japan       
  10.4.2 China       
  10.4.3 India       
  10.4.4 Australia       
  10.4.5 New Zealand      
  10.4.6 South Korea       
  10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific      
 10.5 South America       
  10.5.1 Argentina      
  10.5.2 Brazil       
  10.5.3 Chile       
  10.5.4 Rest of South America     
 10.6 Middle East & Africa      
  10.6.1 Saudi Arabia      
  10.6.2 UAE        
  10.6.3 Qatar       
  10.6.4 South Africa      
  10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa     
11 Key Developments        
 11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures   
 11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers      
 11.3 New Product Launch      
 11.4 Expansions       
 11.5 Other Key Strategies      
12 Company Profiling        
 12.1 Avient Corporation       
 12.2 BASF SE        
 12.3 Biocote Limited       
 12.4 Clariant AG       
 12.5 ICP Industrial Inc       
 12.6 Dunmore Corporation      
 12.7 Linpac Senior Holdings      
 12.8 Microban International      
 12.9 MicrobeGuard Corporation      
 12.10 Mondi Plc       
 12.11 Oplon Pure Sciences Ltd      
 12.12 PolyOne Corporation      
 12.13 Takex Labo Co. Ltd       
 12.14 The Dow Chemical Company      

List of Tables         
1 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)  
2 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Pack Type (2020-2028) ($MN)  
3 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Bags (2020-2028) ($MN)  
4 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Blister Packs (2020-2028) ($MN) 
5 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Cans (2020-2028) ($MN)  
6 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Carton Packages (2020-2028) ($MN) 
7 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Cups & Lids (2020-2028) ($MN)  
8 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Pouches (2020-2028) ($MN)  
9 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Trays (2020-2028) ($MN)  
10 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Technology (2020-2028) ($MN)  
11 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Active Packaging (2020-2028) ($MN) 
12 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Controlled Release Packaging (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Antimicrobial Agents (2020-2028) ($MN) 
14 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Bacteriocins (2020-2028) ($MN)  
15 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Enzymes (2020-2028) ($MN)  
16 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Essential Oil (2020-2028) ($MN) 
17 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Metal Ions & Oxidizers (2020-2028) ($MN) 
18 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Organic Acid (2020-2028) ($MN) 
19 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Other Antimicrobial Agents (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Antibiotics (2020-2028) ($MN)  
21 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Fungicides (2020-2028) ($MN)  
22 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Gas (2020-2028) ($MN)  
23 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Natural Extract (2020-2028) ($MN) 
24 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Base Material (2020-2028) ($MN) 
25 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Aluminum Foil (2020-2028) ($MN) 
26 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Biopolymer (2020-2028) ($MN)  
27 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Glass (2020-2028) ($MN)  
28 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Non-woven Fabrics (2020-2028) ($MN) 
29 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Plastics (2020-2028) ($MN)  
30 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Polyethylene (PE) (2020-2028) ($MN) 
33 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) (2020-2028) ($MN)
34 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
35 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Paper & Paperboard (2020-2028) ($MN) 
36 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)  
37 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Agricultural Products (2020-2028) ($MN) 
38 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Consumer Goods (2020-2028) ($MN) 
39 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Food & Beverages (2020-2028) ($MN) 
40 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Healthcare (2020-2028) ($MN)  
41 Global Antimicrobial Packaging Market Outlook, By Personal Care (2020-2028) ($MN) 
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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