Food Encapsulation is an important tool for improving the delivery of bioactive molecules and living cells in food ingredients. Food encapsulation helps in increasing the shelf life, maintaining color, taste as flavor of processed foods. It is widely used in industries such as beer, beverages, confectionary, diary, meat, poultry, wine and others. Vitamins and additives have higher share in encapsulation market as they are widely consumed in functional foods. Among the major technologies available in the market, the physical process has experienced more demand in the recent past. In 2015, the size of the global food encapsulation market was over USD 29.00 billion. It is projected to reach USD XX.XX billion by 2022, growing with a CAGR of 6.x% from 2016 to 2022.

The factors that drive the global food encapsulation market are, increase in demand for convenience foods and functional foods. Moreover, growing awareness about food encapsulation in improving the color, taste and flavor is expected to further augment the market size of food encapsulation globally. Presently, the consumers are becoming more health conscious, hence the demand for fortified as well as processed food products that are helpful for health is increasing at a greater pace. This in turn, is anticipated to increase the adoptability of encapsulation technologies in food industries and it is expected to fuel the growth of market over the forecast period. However, higher cost of encapsulation technologies is expected to be one of the major restraints in the global food encapsulation market.

Segments Covered:

The report segments the global food encapsulation market by core phase, shell material and technology as well as region. Market segmentation based on core phase includes additives, enzymes, minerals, organic acids, prebiotics, probiotics, sweeteners, vitamins and others. On the basis of type of shell materials, the market is segmented into emulsifiers, lipids, polysaccharides, proteins as well as other shell materials. As per the technology used, the market is further segmented into chemical process, physical process and physical-chemical process.

Geographic Coverage and Analysis:

The report provides regional analysis covering geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. North America leads the global food encapsulation market, followed by Europe. Availability of shell materials in abundance drives the North American market. However, the maturity of the market is slowing it down slightly. In Europe, the heavy investments by major players in the technology development are helping the market to grow. India and China are driving growth in Asia-Pacific region and it is expected to become fastest growing market in the world. In India, the demand for encapsulation in food industry drives the growth. The major players in the food encapsulation market are expected to benefit from the evolution of technology in terms of controlled delivery as well as release systems.

Companies Covered :

The companies covered in the report include

Aveka Group
Balchem Corporation
Cargill Inc
Firmenich Inc
Friesland Campina Kievit,
Kerry Group,
Lycored Ltd.,
National Enzyme Company
Royal DSM
Symrise AG