Modified Atmosphere Packaging Market Report 2024, Industry Trends, Growth, Size and Forecast Till 2032

The latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Modified Atmosphere Packaging Market Report by Material (Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene, Oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polyamide, and Others), Technology (Tray-Sealer Machine, Horizontal and Vertical Flow Packaging Machine, Deep-Drawing Machine, Vacuum Chamber Machine, Bag-Sealing Machine, and Others), Packaging Gases (Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Others), Application (Dairy Products, Poultry, Bakery and Confectionary, Seafood and Meat Products, Convenience Food, Fruits and Vegetables, and Others), and Region 2024-2032“, The global modified atmosphere packaging market size reached US$ 15.9 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 24.6 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8% during 2024-2032.

Factors Affecting the Growth of the Modified Atmosphere Packaging Industry:

  • Extended Shelf Life:

Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) significantly enhances the shelf life of perishable goods by altering the air composition within the packaging. It involves reducing the oxygen level and increasing the concentrations of gases like nitrogen and carbon dioxide, which are less reactive than oxygen. Additionally, MAP effectively delays spoilage and degradation by slowing down the metabolic processes of fresh produce and the growth of aerobic microorganisms in meats. This technology is critical for the preservation of a wide range of perishable items, from fruits and vegetables to dairy and poultry, allowing these products to maintain their quality and nutritional value over extended periods, thus reducing waste and improving supply chain efficiency.

  • Meeting Consumer Demand for Freshness:

In a market where consumers are placing greater emphasis on the freshness and longevity of food products, MAP has become a pivotal technology. Moreover, consumers growing preference for fresh, minimally processed foods that are free from preservatives is driving the need for innovative packaging solutions. MAP meets this demand by maintaining the appearance, texture, and flavor of perishables for longer than traditional packaging methods. This results in enhanced consumer satisfaction and boosts the perceived value of products, which can command a premium in the marketplace. This trend is reinforced by the increasing awareness of health and wellness, prompting consumers to choose products that stay fresh longer without the need for artificial additives.

  • Advancements in Packaging Technology:

The continued evolution of packaging technology has made MAP more efficient and cost-effective, leading to its expanded use across various sectors. Additionally, recent innovations include more precise gas mixtures tailored to specific products, advanced barrier materials that optimize gas retention, and improved sealing techniques that enhance the integrity of the package. These technological advancements have lowered the barriers to entry, making MAP accessible to large-scale manufacturers and to smaller producers. Besides this, the integration of smart technologies such as sensors that monitor the gas composition and alert to any leaks in the packaging further underscores the potential of MAP to transform the way perishable goods are stored and transported goods, ensuring optimal freshness from the point of production to the consumer.

Competitive Landscape with Key Player:

  • Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
  • Amcor plc
  • Barry-Wehmiller Companies
  • Berry Global Inc
  • Ilapak International S.A.
  • Linde plc
  • Multisorb Technologies Inc. (Filtration Group Corporation)
  • Orics Industries Inc.
  • Robert Reiser & Co. Inc.
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • The Middleby Corporation

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Report Segmentation:

The report has segmented the market into the following categories:

Breakup by Material:

  • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol
  • Polyethylene
  • Oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • Polyamide
  • Others

Polyethylene (PE) represents the largest segment due to its cost-effectiveness, durability, and excellent barrier properties.

Breakup by Technology:

  • Tray-Sealer Machine
  • Horizontal and Vertical Flow Packaging Machine
  • Deep-Drawing Machine
  • Vacuum Chamber Machine
  • Bag-Sealing Machine
  • Others 

Based on technology, the market has been classified into tray-sealer machine, horizontal and vertical flow packaging machine, deep-drawing machine, vacuum chamber machine, bag-sealing machine, and others.

Breakup by Packaging Gases:

  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Others

Carbon dioxide dominates the market growth due to effectively inhibiting the growth of aerobic bacteria and molds, thereby extending shelf life.

Breakup by Application:

  • Dairy Products
  • Poultry
  • Bakery and Confectionary
  • Seafood and Meat Products
  • Convenience Food
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Others

Fruits and vegetables hold the largest market share, as they are highly perishable and benefit significantly from modified atmosphere packaging to maintain freshness and reduce spoilage.

Market Breakup by Region:

  • North America (United States, Canada)
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
  • Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

Asia Pacific’s dominance in the modified atmosphere packaging market is attributed to its vast population, increasing disposable incomes, and rising demand for fresh and packaged food products.

Global Modified Atmosphere Packaging Market Trends:

At present, food waste is a significant global issue, prompting governments, businesses, and consumers to take action. MAP helps reduce food spoilage and wastage by preserving the freshness and quality of products for a longer duration, aligning with sustainability goals. Moreover, the growth of food retail, including supermarkets, hypermarkets, and online grocery platforms, has fueled the demand for MAP solutions. These outlets require packaging solutions that can ensure product freshness, quality, and safety throughout the supply chain and during transportation to meet consumer expectations. Along with this, stringent regulations and food safety standards imposed by regulatory bodies have influenced the adoption of MAP technologies. Furthermore, manufacturers are required to comply with guidelines regarding packaging materials, labeling, and hygiene practices to ensure the safety and integrity of packaged foods.

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