The international marketplace for aseptically packed merchandise amounted to 152 billion litres in 347 billion packs all over 2017, in line with the brand new Global Aseptic Packaging record from food and drink consultancy Zenith Global and packaging professionals Warrick Research.

Volumes have risen through 2.7% a 12 months since 2012, with South East Asia reaching the quickest annual enlargement charge of seven%, adopted through China on 6%.

Beverages equivalent to fruit juice accounted for 39% of aseptically packed merchandise, with white consuming milk accountable for 38% and different dairy/meals merchandise making up the remaining. Aseptic filling has additionally grow to be established for soups, sauces, tomato merchandise and child meals.

“While European companies still dominate the global aseptic filling equipment industry, the Chinese market is increasingly supplied by Chinese equipment manufacturers, some of whom have also successfully entered other Asian markets,” commented David Warrick, director at Warrick Research.

“Volumes have been static in much of Europe, contrasting with rapid growth in many Asian countries,” added Arunkumar Anbalagan, senior insights analyst at Zenith Global.

Other findings of the 2018 Global Aseptic Packaging record come with:

  • There are over 16,000 operational aseptic filling techniques international, serviced through greater than 30 providers.
  • The greatest markets for aseptic packaging are China and South East Asia. China is about to grow to be the main nation through 2022, adopted through South East Asia and West Europe.
  • Value added dairy merchandise are a fast-growing house of call for for aseptic filling techniques. In some areas, fillers are used for each ambient and chilled dairy merchandise.
  • Environmental problems have grow to be extra necessary in lots of areas. Developments come with the advent of electron beam sterilisation as an alternative choice to chemical sterilisation. Demand is expanding for re-use or recycling.

By 2022, Zenith and Warrick estimate that the arena marketplace will succeed in 176 billion litres and 410 billion packs. The majority of extra call for will come from South East Asia in addition to China.