Edible and Soluble Films Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2028


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Edible and Soluble Films Market Overview

Life would be much easier if we do not have to open the packaging of food and consume it directly. This has been made possible by the development of edible and soluble films around 1960. These films are now getting popular in food packaging industry due to the manufacturing technology for edible and soluble films fallen to the point of being much economical than before. The edible and soluble films packaging need not be heated to get dissolved in water and thus increases its applicability for “on the go” food items and ready meals. Cereals, oat meals, ready teas and coffee, soups, sauces, gravies and much more applications are possible for edible and soluble films in the food industry. The edible and soluble films market is still in emerging state in various developed countries and projected to have a bright future ahead.

Edible and Soluble Films Market Dynamics

Conventional packaging needs to be unsealed first and then consume the product, while with the edible and soluble films packaging, the product along with the packaging is consumed by dissolving it in water. The packaging after being dissolved leaves no taste, color or odor in the food. This has greatly reduced the effort made by the consumer and has driven the market for edible and soluble films market. Just like tea bags, other food items like gravies or sauces can be used in accurate proportions for one time and keep the rest of the food sealed and protected. This also controls the contamination of the food and has encouraged the consumers to increase the demand for edible and soluble films packaging. The film producers are also being benefited by this packaging due to the high volume of packaging is used for the same volume of product and that too for one time use. The only factor which has hampered the growth of the edible and soluble films market is the high volume of cellulose, starch or protein requirement as raw material and its production cost. Although, the manufacturing technology has enabled the production much economically but still not cheaper than paper or plastic packaging. The edible and soluble films market has the opportunity to grow due to developing the market for packaging and packaged food in the entire globe.

Edible and Soluble Films Market Segments

The edible and soluble films market can be segmented by the material as

Starch film

  •     Amylose film
  •    Amylopectin film

Protein film

  •    Gelatin film
  •    Silk film
  •    Casein film

Polysaccharide film

  •   Cellulose film
  •     Agar-agar film
  •    Soybean Polysaccharide film
  •     Others

The edible and soluble films market can be segmented by the end use as

Food industry

  • Ready Meals
  • Sauces
  • Fast foods
  • Oils
  • Sweeteners
  • Color additives
  • Flavor additives
  • others

Beverage industry

  • Ready tea & coffee
  • Water purification powders
  • Additive flavors
  • Others
  • Pharmaceutical Industry

The edible and soluble film market can be segmented by the regions as

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific excluding Japan
  • Japan
  • The Middle East and Africa

Edible and Soluble Films Market Regional Outlook

Any conventional sachet used in packaging of food, beverage or pharmaceutical product can be replaced with edible and soluble film packaging. Asia Pacific is the leading consumer of sachet packaging due to huge population and consumers preferring unit dosing rather than bulk purchasing. North America is the second largest consumer of sachets after Asia Pacific. These two regions are developed enough to encourage the manufacturing of edible and soluble film packaging in the entire world. A food additive color supplier of Latin America became a prominent MonoSol’s soluble film consumer and seemed to start the trend of using edible and soluble film packaging. Latin America and Africa are leading market of water purifier powders which are used in large quantity for purifying drinking water. Thus, Latin America and Africa can provide a large market for the edible and soluble films.

Edible and Soluble Films Market Key Players

Some of the key players of the edible and soluble films market are

  • Tsukioka Co. Ltd.
  • Watson Inc.
  • MonoSol LLC
  • Amtrex Nature Care Pvt. Ltd.
  • Arrow Greentech Ltd.

Regional analysis includes

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

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