The anti-caking agent is a kind of additive that is utilized in the food and beverage sector in sweeteners, soups & sauces, bakery products, meat products, dairy products, condiments, seasoning, and others. It is utilized in the form of granules and powder to avoid lump formation, facilitate convenient consumption, easy packaging, and smooth transportation. However, these agents do not possess any nutritional value. The widely utilized anti-caking agents includes tricalcium phosphate, stearic acid, calcium ferrocyanide, potassium aluminum silicate, magnesium trisilicate, sodium ferrocyanide, sodium bicarbonate, powdered cellulose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, sodium aluminum silicate, and calcium silicate.
The surging applications of anti-caking agents along with their varied functionality in a diverse array of food results is the major factor fuelling the growth of the global food anti-caking agent market. The significant demand for products with longer shelf-life products with better quality is likely to boost its sales in the market globally. The growing living standard of people along with the changing lifestyle has significantly transformed the eating habits of the people. The busy and hectic lifestyle along with the increasing working women population is likely to escalate the demand for convenience food products including the anti-caking agents.
The global food anti-caking agent market can be segmented into the source, application, type, and region.
By source, the market can be segmented into natural and synthetic sources. The synthetic segment accounts for the largest share in the global market.
By application, the market can be segmented into soups & sauces, dairy products, bakery products, seasoning & condiments, and others. The seasoning & condiments segment dominates the global market.
By type, the market can be segmented into microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium compounds, silicon dioxide, sodium compounds, calcium compounds, and others.
North America accounts for the largest share in the global food anti-caking agent market due to the high consumption of diverse food ingredients and premixes in the region. Furthermore, the presence of leading market companies in the region will fuel the growth of the regional market.
Europe is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the forthcoming years due to the rapidly proliferating food and beverage sector in the region.
Some of the significant players in the global food anti-caking agent market are Sweetener Supply Corp., PQ Corporation, International Media and Cultures, Inc., Huber Engineered Materials, Agropur Ingredients, Solvay S.A., Univar Inc., Brenntag AG, PPG Industries, Inc., and Evonik Industries AG. To cite, Solvay in July 2019 announced to widen its hydrogen peroxide plant situated nearby Jemeppe-sur-Sambre. It was done to permit the production of a large amount of hydrogen peroxide to fulfill the growing demand for anti-caking agents in Europe.