Solution for Sustainable Consumption - Edible Packaging Global Market

Posted in Food by Adolf on Jun 26,2023 704

The way we work, live, interact with one another, and relate to the outside world, are all being radically altered by technology. New technologies are practically disrupting every industry worldwide at a rate, breadth, and depth that have never been seen before. Recent technological advancements have the potential to change environmental protection. Technology can be a key factor in separating prosperity from environmental damage at a time when our civilization is facing an unprecedented global warming problem. Similarly, the development of Edible Packaging material is a boon for technological advancement.

Edible packaging is a thin coating that can either be used to wrap or coat the product or be removed before eating, to extend the shelf life of eating products and medicines. According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, packaging materials must meet the substance requirements used in safe food products to be "Generally Recognized as Safe".

Since edible packaging is frequently created from biomass, such as plants and animals, it is biodegradable. Film-forming ingredients, plasticizers, and additives are the three primary components of edible packaging or film. To create a film-forming dispersion (FFD) for edible films, water, alcohol, or aqueous alcohol are used as proper solvents. Proteins, polysaccharides, lipids, and their combinations or mixture, are the primary building blocks of films. Additionally, plasticizers and other helpful additives like antioxidants, vitamins, antimicrobials, essential oils, pigments, and chemical preservatives are used to enhance the protective characteristics of edible film or packaging.

Gas and moisture barrier qualities, moisture adsorption capacity, microbiological stability, adhesion, solubility, cohesion, transparency, and sensory, mechanical, and organoleptic properties are a few of the essential aspects that are assessed. Usually, edible packaging doesn't change the food's flavour, aroma, or appearance. Thanks to recent advancements, the product can now add vitamins, flavouring components, and aroma volatiles to packaged foods.

High Demand for Packaged Food and Beverages -
Single-use plastic is among the most significant concerns facing the globe today. Thanks to the speedy development of plastic substitutes, customers are becoming concerned about plastic packaging to an extent, 42% think businesses should emphasize making packaging recyclable, and 21% think that the economy should shift entirely to plastic-free packaging. To move towards a "circular economy," a system focused on generating economic value by eliminating waste and dependence on finite resources in favour of ongoing usage of materials and resources inside it, the government and the private sector continue to make ambitious pledges. Edible packaging is the substitute for single-use packaging plastic as it will prevent littering of the environment. This aspect will also play a crucial role in the marketing of the product.

The packaged foods sector comprises businesses that pack food for retail sale in various materials, such as plastic, glass, paperboard, and aluminium cans. Savoury snacks, sweet treats like chocolate and candies, basics like cereal and oats, packaged meat and seafood, fruits, cheeses, vegetables, and sauces like ketchup are all packaged foods. Ready-to-eat boxed meals are also included in this category. Edible Plastic that contains protein and carbohydrate molecules makes packaged food good for the health of people while also reducing resource wastage. Edible packaging containing water is helpful to reduce thrust and can also be used in hunger-reduction.

The Edible Packaging - Global Market is projected to grow at an impressive rate through 2028. The report will provide an updated review of the global edible packaging market, focusing on its source, materials and application. Definitive and detailed estimates and forecasts of the global edible packaging market are provided, followed by a detailed analysis of regions, countries and manufacturers.

By source, the global edible packaging market is segmented into plant and animal. By material, the market is segmented into polysaccharides, lipids, proteins and others. By application, the market is segmented into food, beverages and others. By region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

The report also discusses the major players across each regional edible packaging market. Further, it explains the global edible packaging market's primary drivers and regional dynamics and current trends within the industry. The report concludes with a particular focus on the vendor landscape and includes detailed profiles of the major vendors in the market. Major players include Amtrex Nature Care Pvt. Ltd., B’ZEOS, Devro PLC, EnviGreen Biotech Pvt. Ltd., and FlexSea.

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