The global food-grade gases market is estimated to see high growth in upcoming years. The growing demand for convenience food products and carbonated beverages have significantly fueled the market for food-grade gases. Further, with the introduction of new products in the food industry and advancements in packaging technologies, there has been a growing need for food-grade gases for various end-uses.
The freezing & chilling segment is projected to account for the largest share in the food-grade gases market. The food industry’s key challenges are to avoid microbial deterioration and increase the shelf life of products. One of the most effective methods of fighting these microbes is by chilling & freezing the products. Chilling a food product reduces the risk of bacterial growth. The freezing and chilling of foods are essential to prevent spoilage. As manufacturers, consumers, and retailers demand these technologies, the use of food-grade gases is expected to increase.
The dominance of the carbon dioxide segment in the food-grade gases market is attributed to the growing number of microbreweries across the world. Carbon dioxide is used for refrigeration and cooling in solid (dry ice) and liquid forms. This is because it sublimates to gas at a very low temperature of -78.5 °C (-109.3 °F). It is widely used for carbonation in soft drinks, beers, and other alcoholic drinks.
The bulk segment is projected to record faster growth during the forecast period. Companies that require large volumes of gases opt for bulk supplies for easy transportation and storage. On the other hand, companies that require lesser volumes of gases generally opt for gases in cylinders. Owing to the factors such as ease of handling, transportation, and storage, the bulk mode of supply is projected to register a higher CAGR during the forecast period.
North America is projected to retain the largest market share during the forecast period due to the growing demand for packaged food in the region. The large beverage industry and the rising trends of microbreweries create a huge demand for carbon dioxide in the North American region, with the US being the largest and fastest growing market. Also, because of the presence of highly organized retail chains and cold chain infrastructure, the North American region holds the largest market share in the food-grade gases market.
Key market players include The Linde Group (Germany), Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (US), Air Liquide (France), Wesfarmers Limited (Australia), The Messer Group GmBH (Germany), SOL Group (Italy), Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Japan), Gulf Cryo (Kuwait), Massy Group (Carribean), PT Aneka Gas Industri (Indonesia), The Tyczka Group (Germany), and Air Water, Inc. (Japan).
Key Questions Addressed by the Report
· What are the growth opportunities for the food-grade gases market?
· What are the major technologies used in the food-grade gases?
· What are the key factors affecting the market dynamics?
· What are some of the major challenges and restraints that the industry faces?
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Study Scope
1.3. Study Period
1.4. Market Stakeholders
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Secondary Research
2.2. Primary Research
2.3. Research Design
2.4. Data Validation
2.5. Limitations and Assumptions
3. Market Dynamics
3.1.1. Shift Toward Convenient Packaged Food Owing to On-The-Go Lifestyles
3.1.2. Growing Number of Microbreweries Across All Regions
3.2.1. Strict Government Regulations to Meet Quality Standards
3.2.2. Safe & Proper Handling of Food Grade Gases
3.2.3. To Provide the Right Mixture of Gases in Controlled Environment Packaging
3.3.1. Increasing Demand From Developing Economies Such as China and India
3.3.2. Increasing Number of New Food & Beverage Product Developments
4. Executive Summary
5. Food Grade Gases Market, By Type
5.1.1. Carbon Dioxide
6. Food Grade Gases Market, By Application
6.1. Freezing & Chilling
7. Food Grade Gases Market, By End-Use
7.2. Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Products
7.3. Dairy & Frozen Products
7.4. Fruits & Vegetables
7.5. Convenience Food Products
7.6. Bakery & Confectionery Products
8. Food Grade Gases Market, By Mode of Supply
9. Food Grade Gases Market, By Region
9.1. North America
9.2.7. Rest of Europe
9.3. Asia Pacific
9.3.5. New Zealand
9.3.6. Rest of Asia Pacific
9.4. South America
9.4.3. Rest of South America
9.5. Rest of the World
9.5.2. Middle East
10. Company Profiles
10.1. The Linde Group & Praxair, Inc.1
10.2. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
10.3. Air Liquide
10.4. The Messer Group GmbH
10.5. Taiyo Nippon Sanso
10.6. Wesfarmers Limited
10.7. SOL Group
10.8. Gulf Cryo
10.9. Air Water, Inc.
10.10. Massy Group
10.11. Pt Aneka Gas Industries
10.12. The Tyczka Group
11. Conclusion and Recommendations
12.2. Related Reports