The global antiblock additive industry was valued at $ 795.7 million in 2020 and is predicted to reach $ 1,109.2 million in 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 5.9% between 2020 and 2025.
Measures to prevent film sheets from sticking together are called antiblocking agents. The antiblocking dose varies depending on the thickness of the film, the quality of the film, the additive employed and the extrusion conditions. Film and coating manufacturers often encounter the problem of blocking. The issue majorly occurs with polypropylene and polyethylene films and some of the coated and laminated goods. To combat these problems, anti-block additives are added, which create small bumps (rough edges). This escalates the gap between the two layers, hence decreasing the blocking.
Polyolefin and other plastic films tend to adhere to each other due to the Van Der Waal force or due to the presence of lower molecular weight species called oligomers, which often makes it difficult to separate the layers. An anti-lock additive can be added to the plastics to prevent unwanted adhesion and therefore reduce the blocking force between the film layers during unwinding. This facilitates the entire process during the production time, as well as during the subsequent use of the product. One of the important applications of the anti-block additive is packaging. It is employed in various end-use industries such as food and pharmaceuticals. They improve the processing, life cycle and performance of films. They are employed in the manufacture of polyolefin films. Also, they tend to lower the coefficient of friction between the films, preventing them from sticking together. The escalating application of antiblock additives in the food packaging industry and agriculture has fuelled industry expansion.
The plastics industry is growing rapidly due to its use in a wide range of industries. Escalating consumer awareness of new age development and green products has led to the implementation of new technologies in the packaging industry. The adoption of nanocomposites like packaging fillers, non-thermal processing and light protective packaging, Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), active packaging technologies like oxygen scavengers, moisture absorbers, air emitters, Ethanol, delivery systems / flavor absorption, time and temperature indicators and multilayer films are some of the latest technologies adopted in the packaging industry.
The growing need for packaging in the food and pharmaceutical industries is predicted to drive the expansion of the worldwide industry for antiblock additives in the near future. Escalated purchasing power and high disposable incomes are estimated to fuel call for packaged foods during the foreseen period. Also, the growing call for agricultural greenhouses is predicted to drive the expansion of the worldwide industry for antiblock additives.
Extreme dose level of the inorganic antiblock additive is predicted to hinder the expansion of the worldwide industry for antiblock additives during the foreseen period.
The global market for antiblock additives is predicted to expand significantly during the foreseen period due to escalating call for these additives in food packaging due to escalating consumer awareness of ready-to-eat packaged foods. The rising disposable income and high purchasing power of consumers have also stimulated the call for packaged food.
High doses of antiblock additive affect the optical properties of plastic films. As a result, manufacturers are turning to newer alternatives, which offer optimal clarity and high resistance to blocking.
By product type:
Based on the product type, the inorganic antiblock additive is foreseen to record the substantial portion in the global antiblock additives business.
By polymer type:
Based on the type of polymer, LLDPE is predicted to dominate the worldwide industry for antiblock additives.
Packaging is widely preferred in industries such as food and beverage and pharmaceuticals. On the other hand, non-packaging is widely preferred in the agricultural and medical sectors.
The region of Asia-Pacific is predicted to lead the global anti-block additive market, followed by North America and Europe, throughout the foreseen period. The growing call for anti-block additives in the agricultural sector in the Asia-Pacific is predicted to boost the overall industry during the outlook period. In addition, government initiatives to increase agricultural production are predicted to increase call for food packaging during the conjecture period. Asia-Pacific is predicted to experience significant expansion in the coming years. Escalated agricultural production in this region is predicted to increase call for food packaging, which in turn will drive expansion in the worldwide industry for anti-block additives in the Asia-Pacific region. Furthermore, the increase in packaging activities in countries such as China, Japan and Korea further strengthen the call for anti-block additives.
Expansion in pharmaceutical and medical industries in North America and Europe is estimated to augment the overall industry for antiblock additive in these regions. The antiblock additive industry in Middle East & Africa and Latin America is predicted to develop highly in the next coming years. North America is predicted to dominate the worldwide anti-block additives industry. Europe and Latin America are projected to witness moderate expansion in the near future.
Major industry players focus primarily on acquisitions to strengthen their worldwide footprint. Companies are adopting aggressive tactics to increase their industry share. They are also moving their production facilities to emerging economies in Asia-Pacific and Latin America due to the easy availability of land, cheap labor, and government subsidies in these regions. Major industry players focus primarily on acquisitions to strengthen their worldwide footprint. The worldwide anti-block additive industry is naturally fragmented, with some large players and many small players operating in the industry.
Croda International PLC, Evonik Industries AG, Imerys SA, J.M. Huber Corporation, W.R. Grace & Company, Elementis PLC, Honeywell International Inc., BYK Additives & Instruments, Fine Organics, Specialty Minerals Inc., and others are some of the significant players operating in the industry of antiblock additive.
1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods
1.4 General Study Assumptions
2. Research Methodology
2.2 Research Phases
2.2.1 Secondary Research
2.2.2 Primary Research
2.2.3 Econometric Modelling
2.2.4 Expert Validation
2.3 Analysis Design
2.4 Study Timeline
3.1 Executive Summary
3.2 Key Inferences
4. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Key Challenges
4.4 Current Opportunities in the Market
5. Market Segmentation
5.1 Product Type
5.1.4 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Product Type
5.1.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Product Type
5.1.6 Market Share Analysis, By Product Type
5.2 Polymer Type
5.2.7 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Polymer Type
5.2.8 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Polymer Type
5.2.9 Market Share Analysis, By Polymer Type
5.3.7 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Application
5.3.8 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Application
5.3.9 Market Share Analysis, By Application
6. Geographical Analysis
6.1.1 Regional Trends
6.1.2 Impact Analysis
6.1.3 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis
220.127.116.11 By Geographical Area
18.104.22.168 By Product Type
22.214.171.124 By Polymer Type
126.96.36.199 By Application
6.1.4 Market Attractiveness Analysis
188.8.131.52 By Geographical Area
184.108.40.206 By Product Type
220.127.116.11 By Polymer Type
18.104.22.168 By Application
6.1.5 Market Share Analysis
22.214.171.124 By Geographical Area
126.96.36.199 By Product Type
188.8.131.52 By Polymer Type
184.108.40.206 By Application
6.2 North America
6.1.2 United States
6.3.6 South Korea
6.5 Latin America
6.4.5 Rest of Latin America
6.6 Middle East & Africa
7. Strategic Analysis
7.1 PESTLE analysis
7.2 Porter’s Five analysis
7.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
7.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
7.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
7.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
7.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry
8. Market Leaders' Analysis
8.1 Imerys S.A.
8.1.2 Product Analysis
8.1.3 Financial analysis
8.1.4 Recent Developments
8.1.5 SWOT analysis
8.1.6 Analyst View
8.2 R. Grace & Co.
8.3 Specialty Minerals Inc.
8.5 Ampacet Corporation
8.6 Honeywell International Inc.
8.7 EVONIK Industries
8.8 W.R. Grace & Co.
8.9 Astra Polymers
8.10 Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
8.11 Hoffmann Mineral GmbH
8.12 Fine Organics
8.13 Croda International PLC
8.14 BYK Additives & Instruments
9. Competitive Landscape
9.1 Market share analysis
9.2 Merger and Acquisition Analysis
9.3 Agreements, collaborations and Joint Ventures
9.4 New Product Launches
10. Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities
a) List of Tables
b) List of Figures