The aseptic processing enables manufacturing, packaging and distribution of products in an uncontaminated manner under high temperatures which refers to the sealing of pre-sterilized food or pharmaceutical products, usually in containers, under aseptic conditions. The products which commonly undergo aseptic processing include milk, fruit juice, coffee, teas, and creams. Aseptically packaged foods have longer shelf life compared to canned foods due to high sterilization process and hermetically sealed containers which prevents microbiological contaminations even after opening the package.
The global aseptic processing market is estimated to be valued at US$ 92.82 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.1% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Robust Increasing Demand for Aseptically Packaged Goods: The major driver of the aseptic processing market size is increasing demand for packaged and ready to consume foods owing to changing lifestyle and busy schedule of working population across the globe. The aseptic packaging provides a shelf life of 4-6 months under ambient conditions for various food and beverages compared to a few weeks shelf life in non-aseptic packaging. Dairy products are commonly packed using aseptic processing due to high sensitivity for microbial contaminations. The market players are leveraging opportunities in various aseptically packaged goods segments including nutritional products, soups, juices, frozen food, etc. to enhance their revenue.
Extended Shelf Life of Aseptically Processed Products: The second driver supporting aseptic processing market growth is the long shelf life provided to products undergoing aseptic packaging. The high sterilization and hermetically sealed containers eliminates any microbiological activities post packaging providing a shelf life of 180-270 days without refrigeration. This reduction in food wastage has garnered interest among packaged food manufacturers and consumers alike. Various field trials have proven the stability of aseptically processed and packaged products over conventional hot-fill processed products, which accelerates the usage of aseptic processing technology.
Political: The aseptic processing market is influenced by regulations set by FDA and USDA regarding food safety and quality standards. Stringent regulations are propelling the demand for aseptic packaging and processing techniques.
Economic: The growing demand for packaged and ready-to-eat food and beverages is fueling market growth. Emerging economies with rising disposable incomes are presenting new business opportunities.
Social: Consumers are increasingly preferring packaged food and drinks due to busy lifestyles and changing dietary habits. Aseptic packaging enables longer shelf-life without preservatives, aligning well with health and wellness trends.
Technological: Investments are being made in automated and integrated processing equipment for high productivity and quality. Technologies like ultra-high-temperature (UHT) treatment are enabling aseptic packaging of low-acid food.
The aseptic processing market is segmented by type into cartons, bottles & cans, bags & pouches. Among these, the cartons segment accounts for over 40% share due to high usage of aseptic carton packaging for drinks. Cartons provide excellent barrier properties for extended shelf-life and are lightweight for reduced logistics costs.
The global Aseptic Processing Market is expected to witness high growth. The global aseptic processing market is estimated to be valued at US$ 92.82 billion in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.1% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.
Regional analysis related content comprises
The Asia Pacific region dominates the market currently due to strong demand from China, India and other developing nations. These countries are expected to account for over 35% of global demand by 2030 driven by population growth, urbanization and rising disposable incomes.
Key players related content comprises
Key players operating in the Aseptic Processing Market are Amcor Limited, Becton, Dickinson And Company, Robert Bosch Gmbh, Aran Packaging (Aran Group), Dizaynpak Baski Ve Ambalaj Teknolojileri A.Åž., Ipi S.R.L., Sealed Air Corporation, And Schott Ag. Key players are focusing on new product development and expansion in emerging markets through partnerships.