Aseptic Processing: Establishing a Contamination free Environment
What is Aseptic Processing?
Aseptic processing can be described as the processing and packaging of sterile products in sterilized and airtight containers through the high-temperature short-time thermal sterilization process in a way that avoids the contamination of the sterile products from the viable microbes. The main purpose of aseptic processing is to extend the shelf life of food products, product quality optimizations, bio-contamination control for pharmaceuticals items and maintaining the viability of products, and cost reduction.
Packaging Equipment accounted for the largest share for Aseptic Processing Market
The segment of packaging equipment accounted for the largest value share in the equipment market and is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period from 2019-2024. The trend for the advanced machine in application industries is increasing, such as food & beverages and pharmaceutical industry. The companies are therefore trying to incorporate the aseptic processing equipment into the filling activities or in the packaging process, which is set to accelerate the development of the market for packaging equipment in the forecast period. Dairy and Beverages, pharmaceutical, confectionery, among others are the most important application industries for the packaging equipment market.
The Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing market for Aseptic Processing
The Asia Pacific is the fastest growing aseptic processing market. Growing consumer base, rising awareness, increasing disposable incomes, and increasing demand for processed food is some of the most prominent factors driving the aseptic processing market growth in the region. Further, a growing economy with a huge population base prepared to spend on processed food and technological advances and the need for flexible packaging in the fast-growing consumer markets such as China, Japan, and India in the region has given rise to ample of opportunities for the aseptic processing equipment and packaging companies.
A rapid increase in the dairy beverage industry is the major driver. Dairy beverage products such as cream, UHT (ultra-high temperature processing) milk, condensed, and concentrated milk, among others, are processed aseptically. Adoption of aseptic techniques in dairy drink products guarantees that milk products can be kept secure for a long period without refrigeration and eradicate the need to add preservatives while maintaining taste, color, and nutrition. Additionally, growing demand for eco-friendly packaging, convince and quality food products and pharmaceutical supplies are set to drive the global aseptic processing market. Aseptic packaging solutions such as ampoules and vials are mainly used for medicine or drug storage in the pharmaceutical industry, as aseptic processing removes the need for refrigeration; it has become an optimal option for drug transport and storage in the pharmaceutical industry thus creating a huge demand for aseptic processing in the industry.
Key Companies Outlook
The companies of aseptic processing equipment and packaging to address the increasing competition in the market are adopting various partnerships and acquisitions along with product development are the key strategies adopted by the players in the aseptic processing market. Some of the leading players operating in the market include Robert Bosch GmbH, E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Co, Tetra Laval International S.A., SPX FLOW, Inc., and IMA S.p.A. Other players include Becton, Dickinson and Co, Amcor Limited, GEA Group, Greatview Aseptic Packaging Co., Ltd, and JBT Corporation.