The Anti-Caking Agents Market produces anti-caking agents that are used as additives to prevent the formation of lumps or caking in packaged, stored, powdered or granulated materials. Some anti-caking agents are soluble in water while some are soluble in alcohols or organic solvents. The anti-caking agents in food work by absorbing moisture or coating particles which makes them water- repellent.
The Anti-Caking Agents Market also helps in the transportation and consumption of these materials. Some of the agents include tricalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium ferrocyanide, powdered cellulose, magnesium stearate, etc.
Scope & Regional Forecast of the Anti-Caking Agents Market
The Anti-Caking Agents Market is driven by the growing level of consumer inclination towards the benefits of packaged food and the desire to spend more for better quality of food. Anti-caking not only helps in maintaining free flow ability of the packaged materials but also enhances their texture.
The high demand for anti-caking agent for spices is expected to drive the Anti-Caking Agents Market. The market is influenced by changing consumer tastes in the urban population and rising population with disposable income. Regulations pertaining to the use of the natural anti-caking agent under the European Food Safety Authority is likely to hinder the growth of the market.
Asia Pacific is likely to witness increase in the demand for the anti-clogging agent due to rising population and industrial output in China, India, and Japan. Major players in the Anti-Caking Agents Market are investing in innovative facilities to increase their production capacities and meet the rising demand for the anti-cake agent.
Segmentations & Key Players Involved in the Anti-Caking Agents Market
The Anti-Caking Agents Market can be broken down into various segmentations on the basis of –
- Types- Calcium compounds, Sodium compounds, Silicon dioxide, Magnesium compounds, Microcrystalline cellulose, and Others (talc, aluminum silicate [kaolin], and potassium ferrocyanide).
- Application- Seasonings & condiments, Bakery, Dairy Products, Soups & sauces, and Others (meat products, coffee & chicory mixture, and tea whiteners).
- Region- North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW.
Some of the key players involved in the Anti-Caking Agents Market are as follows:
- Kao Corp. (Japan)
- Evonik Industries AG(Germany)
- and Huber Engineered Material (U.S.)
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