Uht Processing Market

Uht Processing Market

Ultra High Temperature (UHT) Processing Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Mode of Operations (InDirect UHT Processing, Direct UHT Processing and Other Modes of Operations), End Product Form, Technology, Application and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23230

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

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $4.6 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $10.8 BN

CAGR (2022 - 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

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market


According to Stratistics MRC, the Global UHT Processing Market is accounted for $4.6 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $10.8 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 15.4% during the forecast period. UHT processing is a method of food processing that uses a high temperature to sterilise liquid food. It mostly serves to digest milk. Fruit juices, cream, soy milk, yoghurt, wine, soups, honey, stews, and a variety of other goods can all be processed using UHT. Combining a steriliser with an aseptic unit is UHT processing. UHT processing achieves optimum microbe elimination with the least amount of chemical alterations to the food and beverage product. For different products, the best temperature and processing period are employed.

According to United Nations, 2021, between harvest and retail, around 14% of the food produced globally is lost, and an estimated 17% of the total amount of food produced is wasted (11 percent in households, 5 percent in the food service and 2 percent in retail). According to a 2018 study conducted at Edinburgh University for The Guardian, one in six pints of milk produced globally is lost or wasted, a total of about 128 million tons of milk each year.

Market Dynamics:


Increasing demand for food & beverage products

The UHT process for beverage goods was devised to reduce damage and lengthen the shelf life of the product, particularly milk and juices, which are particularly susceptible to deterioration from container sterilisation at the time of microbe killing. Younger people and businesses are the main consumers of UHT milk because it has a longer shelf life and needs less refrigeration. Because milk and curd, among other dairy products, are perishable, it is quickly gaining popularity in the dairy business.


High capital investment

Food and beverage processing companies need to spend a lot of money up front to buy and install UHT processing equipment. The high installation costs and regular maintenance needed for some types of processing equipment have an influence on the operational margins and profits of producers and processors of food and beverages. The installation of this equipment is avoided by manufacturers in favour of more economical alternatives. As a result, manufacturers are deterred from opening their own facilities and the market is constrained.


Growing urbanisation

Urbanisation and globalisation have developed throughout time, exposing more people to foreign media, international career prospects, and travel, which have increased literacy and exposure to industrialised countries. Developing companies are under more pressure to produce, harvest, and maintain scarce resources as a result of the growing world population. The markets for the product is growing especially in countries where there is a growing need to be sold to the smallest food and beverage producers.


High product quality requirement

For UHT treatment, products of excellent quality are required. Low-quality raw milk's capacity to be processed and the quality of the final product both decline when subjected to high heat. Less thermally stable milk has a pH below 6.65 at 20°C, which impairs processing, makes cleaning more challenging, and encourages protein sedimentation in storage containers. As a result, the required milk quality still plays a crucial role.

Covid-19 Impact

Due to the increased demand for nutritious foods and beverages to boost immunity, the COVID-19 pandemic had a favourable effect on the UHT processing business. Consumers are aware of the kinds of food and drinks they eat and how they may affect their health. The ultra-high temperature processing market was made accessible to new producers in both developed and developing nations under the COVID. Additionally, milk and fermented foods contribute to the development and maintenance of a healthy gut microbiota, which supports the immune system, taking into account the direct effects of nutrition on the immune system.

The indirect UHT processing segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The indirect UHT processing segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to the simplicity with which their process controls can be managed and the regenerative energy economy, where they offer great energy efficiency. Indirect type heat exchangers are anticipated to see more demand and a faster growth rate due to their energy efficiency. Hence, this is the major factor propelling the growth of the segment.

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

The liquid segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, as liquid products can easily travel through heat exchangers because of their low viscosity. For a liquid product, the process control, such as flow rates, may be controlled easily to maintain the product temperature. UHT processing is frequently used to process goods including milk, cream, ice cream mix, beverages, beer, beer wort, pulpy drinks, and purees.

Region with highest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the region’s rising milk output and consumption. Thus, the primary issue in India is the processing and preservation before distribution and sale, and the expensive techniques required to cure milk or other beverages drive up the price of the finished goods. Aseptic packaging equipment is expensive, and UHT milk is fully dependent on it.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to rising urbanisation, standard of living, and use of over-the-counter medicines. People frequently consume UHT milk, where there is a huge market for it. Market expansion is fuelled by rising milk output. Sales of UHT milk have increased significantly in countries with strong dairy cultures.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the UHT Processing Market include Stephan Machinery GmbH, Tetra Laval International S.A., Reda S.p.A., MicroThermics Inc., Shanghai Triowin Intelligent Machinery Co., Ltd., Alfa Laval, Elecster Oyj, GEA Group, Microthermics, Shanghai Jimei Food Machinery, TESSA I.E.C Group and SPX Flow.

Key Developments:

In April 2023, Tetra Pak and The Walt Disney Company are collaborating to bring Disney and MARVEL magic to popular milk drinks categories. Eighty Disney and MARVEL-inspired designs will be showcased on Coop’s Qualité & Prix brand ambient white milk, fresh white milk, flavoured milk, and protein drinks in beverage cartons in Switzerland.

Mode of Operations Covered:
• Indirect UHT Processing
• Direct UHT Processing
• Other Modes of Operations

Forms Covered:
• Semi-Liquid
• Liquid

Technologies Covered:
• Heating
• Homogenization
• Aseptic Packaging
• Flash Cooling
• Other Technologies

Applications Covered:
• Dairy Desserts
• Dairy Alternatives
• Milk
• Juices
• Soups
• Other Application

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

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- 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 Application 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 UHT Processing Market, By Mode of Operations
5.1 Introduction
5.2 InDirect UHT Processing
5.2.1 Tubular Heat Exchangers
5.2.2 Scraped Surface Heat Exchangers
5.2.3 Plate Heat Exchangers
5.3 Direct UHT Processing
5.3.1 Steam Injection
5.3.2 Steam Infusion
5.4 Other Modes of Operations

6 Global UHT Processing Market, By Form
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Semi-Liquid
6.3 Liquid

7 Global UHT Processing Market, By Technology
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Heating
7.3 Homogenization
7.4 Aseptic Packaging
7.5 Flash Cooling
7.6 Other Technologies

8 Global UHT Processing Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Dairy Desserts
8.2.1 Yogurt
8.2.2 Ambient Drinking Yogurt
8.2.3 Cream
8.2.4 Custard
8.2.5 Pudding
8.3 Dairy Alternatives
8.3.1 Soy
8.3.2 Almond
8.3.3 Coconut
8.3.4 Rice
8.3.5 Oat
8.3.6 Hemp
8.4 Milk
8.4.1 Regular Milk
8.4.2 Flavored Milk
8.4.3 Condensed Milk
8.4.4 Evaporated Milk
8.5 Juices
8.5.1 Nectar
8.5.2 Still Drinks
8.6 Soups
8.7 Other Applications

9 Global UHT Processing Market, By Geography
9.1 Introduction
9.2 North America
9.2.1 US
9.2.2 Canada
9.2.3 Mexico
9.3 Europe
9.3.1 Germany
9.3.2 UK
9.3.3 Italy
9.3.4 France
9.3.5 Spain
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.1 Japan
9.4.2 China
9.4.3 India
9.4.4 Australia
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.1 Argentina
9.5.2 Brazil
9.5.3 Chile
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.2 UAE
9.6.3 Qatar
9.6.4 South Africa
9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.4 Expansions
10.5 Other Key Strategies

11 Company Profiling
11.1 Stephan Machinery GmbH
11.2 Tetra Laval International S.A.
11.3 Reda S.p.A.
11.4 MicroThermics Inc.
11.5 Shanghai Triowin Intelligent Machinery Co., Ltd.
11.6 Alfa Laval
11.7 Elecster Oyj
11.8 GEA Group
11.9 Microthermics
11.10 Shanghai Jimei Food Machinery
11.11 TESSA I.E.C Group
11.12 SPX Flow

List of Tables
1 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Mode of Operations (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By InDirect UHT Processing (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Tubular Heat Exchangers (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Scraped Surface Heat Exchangers (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Plate Heat Exchangers (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Direct UHT Processing (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Steam Injection (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Steam Infusion (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Other Modes of Operations (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Form (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Semi-Liquid (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Liquid (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Technology (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Heating (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Homogenization (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Aseptic Packaging (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Flash Cooling (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Other Technologies (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Dairy Desserts (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Yogurt (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Ambient Drinking Yogurt (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Cream (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Custard (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Pudding (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Dairy Alternatives (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Soy (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Almond (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Coconut (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Rice (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Oat (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Hemp (2020-2028) ($MN)
34 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Milk (2020-2028) ($MN)
35 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Regular Milk (2020-2028) ($MN)
36 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Flavored Milk (2020-2028) ($MN)
37 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Condensed Milk (2020-2028) ($MN)
38 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Evaporated Milk (2020-2028) ($MN)
39 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Juices (2020-2028) ($MN)
40 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Nectar (2020-2028) ($MN)
41 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Still Drinks (2020-2028) ($MN)
42 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Soups (2020-2028) ($MN)
43 Global UHT Processing Market Outlook, By Other Applications (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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