An overview of Anti-caking agents Market


It generally happens that lumps are formed in granulated and powdered substances, the food additive used to counter this formation is known as an anti-caking agent. The addition of these makes the texture of the product uniform and also permits a free flow condition of the product. The market is categorized into calcium, sodium and silicon dioxide compounds. Some of these dissolve in water, some in alcohol and others in organic solvents. They work by either absorbing excess moisture or by coating particles and making them capable of repelling water. Cheese, fertilizers, beverages, cosmetics, detergents and salts are products which depend on the anti-caking agents market.

The second largest anti-caking agent used in the market is that of calcium compounds. Soy and Almond milk are some of its uses. The USA, Australia, EU and New Zealand have all approved its use as an anti-caking agent. The global calcium compound market is dominated by Europe followed by Asia Pacific, North America, South America, and Africa. It is possible that Asia Pacific will overtake Europe owing to its rapidly increasing rate of consumption and increasing demand in the beverage segment.

The third largest market in the global anti-caking agents market is that of sodium compounds, where Europe again leads the global market followed by Asia-Pacific, North America, South America and Africa. The primary use of these compounds is in the process of making soft drinks, carbonated beverages, beer, noodles, cream, confectionery, etc. The increasing consumption of bakery products among European populace is what gets it first place at the top of the table. However, with exponentially rising consumption coupled with rising disposable incomes of the developing regions of the world such as China and India, there has been a growing demand for sodium compounds in the Asia Pacific.

The largest share in the market is held by silicon dioxide compounds owing to its varied applications in the foods, pharmaceutical drugs and nutritional supplements. Europe is the market leader followed by North America, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa. It is majorly used as an anti-caking agent in icing sugar, coffee, castor sugar, soups, custard powder, etc. There are also other types of anti-caking agents apart from the three listed here but their applications are comparatively very low to these major types.

At the global level, it can be concluded that market trends seem to growing forwards with good potential primary on the factor of growing consumption of products which require anti-caking agents. Even though developed economies are now trying to shift to natural anti-caking agents, the developing economies with their humungous populace will more than make up for the void that will be created if the developed economies shift to natural anti-caking agents. Furthermore, there are many vast untapped markets in the regions of Asia and Africa which are to be accessed and will help the growth of the global market.

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