Global Cold Plasma Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Analysis Report – Segmented By Industry (Food & Agriculture, Medical, Textiles, Electronics & Semiconductors and Polymers), Application (Decontamination, Adhesion, Finishing, Sterilization, Coating, Cleaning and Activation, Printing and Wound Healing), Regime, and Region - Industry Forecast From 2024 to 2029

Updated On: January, 2024
ID: 3437
Pages: 195

Cold Plasma Market Size (2023 to 2028)

The global cold plasma market is estimated to be worth USD 6.35 billion by 2028 from USD 2.97 billion in 2023, growing at a CAGR of 16.36% during the forecast period.

Cold plasma is a type in which non-thermal equilibrium does not exist between the energies of gas molecules and electrons. Cold plasma is also known as non-thermal plasma and is used in various applications in various industries like medical, food, and biomedical industries. It is because of the low frequency of collisions between them. The gas molecules will be around room temperature, whereas electrons have high temperatures due to high energy.

The National Centre for Biotechnology Information Research stated that a patient suffering from two severe-degree burns was cured with cold plasma, which healed the itching and pain and produced a new tissue. Such cases help promote the usage of cold plasma in various treatments, not only in the medical industry, but it is also a powerful tool used to provide antimicrobial treatment for foodstuffs and food packaging materials.


Various applications of cold plasma technology are majorly accelerating the global cold plasma market growth.

Factors such as growing demand for cold plasma for the food packaging industry and ongoing innovations of cold plasma technology in R & D drive global cold plasma market growth. Increasing requirements for frozen foods and the growing aging population suffering from diabetes, leading to chronic wounds like foot ulcers, further accelerate global cold plasma market growth. Furthermore, cold plasma benefits, such as improving wettability, low chemical consumption, and low water consumption, aid cold plasma market growth. The use of cold plasma in medical treatment and reducing Infections further fuel the growth rate of the cold plasma market. 


The global cold plasma market is majorly restricted by factors such as the high capital required for implementing these technologies, such as vacuum equipment, low temperatures, and controlled vacuum conditions for operation. Additionally, the shortage of expert professionals, strict government rules and regulations for the launch of new technologies and products, and the FDA's approvals also hamper the market. Currently, only a few companies are operating in the cold plasma market, and as a result, this technology has had less commercialization in the last decade. The applications of cold plasma have been known in a few sectors. However, cold plasma-related applications are not easily available to the market at an affordable cost. A lack of awareness of cold plasma and high investment are the challenges of this technology. This poses a major challenge to the growth of the market.

Impact of COVID-19 on the global cold plasma market:

COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that ruined many lives in unprecedented ways. It mainly affects the respiratory system, where people suffering from chronic illness may have severe symptoms. In a few cases, it may also lead to death. This pandemic is an increasing burden for the healthcare sector. Therefore, there is an urgent need for virus inactivation. Cold plasma plays a vital role in the inactivation of the virus. In the Research and development activities, these techniques are very helpful in developing an effective vaccine. Hence, the market size has been growing higher rate since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, protective clothing and hygienic textiles are in short supply. Treatment with cold plasma can use clothing. It helps in the hydrophilization process in the textile industry for gloves, PPE kits, and masks to reduce microorganisms. For Instance, Plasmatreat, one of the leading companies in the cold plasma market space, has developed a cleaning station that provides solutions for disinfecting protective clothing.




Market Size Available

2022 to 2028

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 to 2028

Segments Covered

By Industry, Application, Regime, and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Challenges, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


This research report on the global cold plasma market has been segmented & sub-segmented based on the industry, application, regime, and region.

Cold Plasma Market – By Industry:

  • Food & Agriculture
  • Medical
  • Textiles
  • Electronics & Semiconductors
  • Polymers

Based on the industry, the electronic and semiconductors segment is expected to hold the largest market share due to the increasing adoption of cold plasma technology. However, the food industry is the fastest-growing segment due to the increasingly stringent safety standards in the packaging and processing food products.

Cold Plasma Market – By Application:

  • Decontamination
  • Adhesion
  • Finishing
  • Sterilization
  • Coating
  • Cleaning and Activation
  • Printing
  • Wound Healing

Based on application, the cleaning and activation application is expected to be the largest segment due to high acceptance in the electronics and polymer industries. On the other hand, the decontamination segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment due to its application in the food industry.

Cold Plasma Market – By Regime:

  • Low Pressure
  • Atmospheric Pressure

Based on the regime, both segments, low pressure and atmospheric pressure, are estimated to showcase steady growth rates during the forecast period. The low-pressure growth is mainly driven by bacterial activity and minimal surface ablation. The atmospheric pressure is expected to grow due to various applications, from textiles to the medical industry. In addition, this atmospheric pressure is used for various pharmaceutical, food, textile, and packaging industries.

Cold Plasma Market – By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

Geographically, the European cold plasma market held the largest share of the worldwide market in 2022 and is expected to grow promisingly during the forecast period owing to the numerous research and development activities and some of the major suppliers of cold plasma in this region. Additionally, increasing stipulations for different treatments, and in this region, the manufacturers are enlarging their production capacities to starve the needs of various industries are lavishing the market growth in Europe.

The North American cold plasma market is predicted to showcase fierce competition to Europe during the forecast period in occupying the top position in the global market. In addition, factors such as the increasing packaged food market, company participants' existence for different FDA-approved products, fast acquisition of technologically advanced products in the healthcare sector are actively supporting the market growth in North America.

The cold plasma market in APAC is expected to be the fastest-growing market due to the increasing textile manufacturing and demand for frozen foods. Periodic transfer of electronic manufacturing in the APAC region, the growing stipulation for decontaminated frozen food, and the growing manufacturing of polymer are boosting this region's market. Necessary advanced technologies for the electronics and semiconductors industry are estimated to fuel the market growth of the area. Countries like Japan and China have surged product usage for booming electronics and electrical segments.

The Latin American cold plasma market is expected to grow steadily due to increasing economic and infrastructural activities in various existing countries. As a result, Mexico is leading the cold plasma market over the analysis period.

The Middle East & Africa cold plasma market is expected to account for a moderate share of the worldwide market during the forecast period. The increase is due to the growing need for medical research for developing the treatment of lung, bladder, skin and breast cancer, which provides profitable growth for market growth.


Some of the notable companies dominating the global cold plasma market profiled in this report are Enercon Industries Corporation, Henniker Plasma, ADTEC Plasma Technology Co. Ltd., Europlasma NV, Neoplas Tools GmbH, P2i Limited, Nordson Corporation, Plasmatreat GmbH, Vetaphone A/S, and Tantec A/S.


  • In April 2020, Relyon Plasma announced a new handheld device, piezobrush PZ3, with PDD technology. It is used for simple, secure, efficient, and mobile usage of cold atmospheric pressure plasma for the surface treatment of plastics, metal, and natural materials. It has got an effect on the surface properties of the elements necessary for processing and end-use.
  • In March 2019, Nordson, a global leader in plasma technology, has announced FlexTRAK SHS, an automated plasma treatment system. This system has a 96-liter large volume F3-S process chamber, which can be used for larger strips or used for larger strips, and more pieces can be used per cycle.
  • In 2019, Europlasma launched the world’s first halogen-free plasma nanocoating to protect wearable and portable electronic devices. This solution is based on low-pressure technology, where it delivers proprietary processes. This technology is increasingly used on a large scale for a protective coating for electronic devices and components, medical devices, and technical textiles' functionalization.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is driving the growth of the cold plasma market?

The growing demand for food safety, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, and the need for eco-friendly and energy-efficient technologies are propelling the growth of the cold plasma market.

Which regions are expected to drive the growth of the cold plasma market?

The Asia Pacific region is expected to drive the growth of the cold plasma market due to the increasing demand for food safety and the growing healthcare industry in countries such as China and India.

What are the challenges faced by the cold plasma market?

The high cost of cold plasma technology, the lack of awareness among end-users, and the need for skilled professionals to operate the technology are some of the major challenges to the cold plasma market.

What are the key players in the cold plasma market?

Nordson Corporation, ADTEC Plasma Technology Co., Ltd., P2i Limited, Plasmatreat GmbH, and Enercon Industries Corporation are some of the prominent companies in the cold plasma market.

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