Edible Packaging: Technology & Market Intelligence

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Edible Packaging is a film or coating which is in form of a continuous layer of edible material that can be on or between food components that can be consumed as a part of a whole food product. 

The use of biodegradable packaging materials in foods is anticipated to have a promising future, as edible/biodegradable packaging will provide foods with natural security in compliance with unique packaging specifications.

Overview

Edible Packaging is a film or coating which is in form of a continuous layer of edible material that can be on or between food components that can be consumed as a part of the whole. 

The use of biodegradable packaging materials in foods is anticipated to have a promising future, as edible/biodegradable packaging will provide foods with natural security in compliance with unique packaging specifications.

Need for Edible Packaging 

  • Consumers demand eco-friendly packaging solutions
  • Need for sustainability in food packaging
  • Increase in packaging waste posing environmental hazard
  • Decreasing dependency on fossil fuel-based polymers
  • Avoiding recycling challenges associated with polyolefin packaging
  • Recycling biomass waste
Market Insights
  •  The global market of edible packaging is USD$ 810.6 Mn (2019). 
  • Asia-pacific is expected to show the highest growth rate of 8.0% CAGR (2019-2025). 
  • The plant shows the highest growth in source type. 
  • Seaweeds and algae in the raw material segment show a high revenue-generating segment of USD 682.9 Mn (2025) 
  • The polysaccharides segment is growing with a CAGR of 8.1% (2019-2025). 
  • By process, the antimicrobial packaging segment is expected to generate the highest revenue USD 453.0 Mn (2025). 
  • By end-user, food & beverages are expected to register a growth of CAGR of 7.1% (2019-2025). 
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