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 6.9% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Aseptic processing refers to the process of sterilizing and packaging products into sealed sterile containers to keep them free from microbial contaminants and extend their shelf life without the need for refrigeration. It is widely used for packaging of food items including fruit juices, dairy products, soup, and nutritional beverages. The aseptically filled and sealed food items have extended shelf life up to 6-8 months without refrigeration.
Market key trends:
One of the key trends in the aseptic processing market is the increasing adoption of ultra-high-temperature (UHT) processing. UHT is a food sterilization process involving very high temperatures of 135–150 °C for a few seconds to kill pathogens that cause spoilage and foodborne illnesses. UHT sterilized food products do not require refrigeration until opened and have extended shelf life of up to 6-12 months. The technology allows products to retain their original nutritional value, flavor and freshness attributes for a long time without refrigeration. The increasing demand for convenient packaging is driving the growth of UHT processed aseptically filled food and beverages globally.
Strength: The aseptic processing market offers high nutritional values, enhanced shelf life, and consistent quality to processed products. It eliminates contamination risks from external factors.
Weakness: High capital investment and maintenance cost involved in aseptic processing equipment. Stringent regulatory processes for aseptic packaging approval.
Opportunity: Growing demand for packaged and ready-to-eat food products. Development of innovative packaging technologies to improve appeal and functionality.
Threats: Growing preference for fresh and unpackaged food products. Stringent environmental regulations regarding packaging waste disposal.
The Global Aseptic Processing Market Size is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period, due to increasing demand for packaged ready-to-eat food products with longer shelf life. The global aseptic packaging market was valued at USD 92.82 Bn in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 160.23 Bn by 2030.
North America dominated the market in 2023 and is likely to continue its dominance over the forecast period. Rapid growth in demand for packaged dairy products, fruit juices, and ready meals in the U.S. and Canada drives the market. Asia Pacific exhibits the fastest growth aided by growing food processing industry in China, India and Indonesia along with rising middle-class population demanding convenient packaged food.
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.Ş., Ipi S.R.L., Sealed Air Corporation, And Schott AG. Major players are focusing on new product launches, partnerships, and mergers & acquisitions to gain competitive advantage and serve increasing demand for aseptically packaged food and beverages.