Europe Food Encapsulation Market by Material (Emulsifiers, Proteins,Polysaccharides, and Lipids), by Technology (Nanoencapsulation, Microencapsulation and Hybrid encapsulation), by Core Phase (Minerals, Organic Acids, Vitamins, Enzymes, Probiotics, Additives, Essential Oils, Prebiotics and others) and By Country (UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic and Rest of Europe) – Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
ID: 1038
Pages: 145

Europe Food Encapsulation Market Growth and Forecast (2023 - 2028):

The Europe Food Encapsulation Market was calculated at $ xx million in 2022 and is expected to reach $ xx million by 2028, with an annual expansion rate of xx% between 2023 and 2028.

Market Overview:

Food encapsulation is implemented to keep up and restore the shelf life of food products by enhancing taste, flavor and color. It also helps maintain and stabilize food ingredients in their original form. Food encapsulation is used to easily coat food particles or say ingredients such as fats, acids, flavors, and whole ingredients. With increased health awareness, consumers prefer something tasty, healthy and practical, and these needs can be met by packaging food. These ingredients are essential to ensure the taste, shelf life and flavor of the finished product. With the advent of this technology, the food and beverage industry can preserve products for longer. Food encapsulation makes it easy to cover food ingredients like fats, raisins, acidulants, flavors, and whole grain ingredients. Food manufacturers should focus on combining encapsulation technology with wall materials to improve product shelf life in a variety of applications such as beverages and dairy products, animal nutrition products, and more. Microencapsulation is cost effective, flexible, and versatile. Food encapsulation technologies have improved the food encapsulation industry the technologies include microencapsulation and nanoencapsulation.

Recent Developments in Europe Food Encapsulation Industry:

  • In July 2019, DSM (Netherlands) launched a joint venture with Evonik (Germany) to produce encapsulated omega-3 fatty acids, reduce the burden on fish and support the aquaculture industry.
  • In January 2017, DSM Netherlands has launched the new encapsulation technology goes by name MEG-3.

Europe Food Encapsulation Market Growth:

The growing preference for healthy and convenient foods will drive market growth by increasing demand for processed and packaged foods around the region.


The main growth drivers of the Europe food encapsulation market are increased consumption of functional foods and an increase in health-conscious consumers. As consumers become more health conscious, the demand for nutritional products has increased around the world and can be satisfied by encapsulating food products. This is expected to further the Europe food encapsulation market in the near future. It may also lead the market in the future with increasing demand for prepared foods. The prevalence of diseases such as obesity and diabetes are increasing around the world. Therefore, people become more conscious when choosing food and drinks. However, due to their busy lives, people choose prepared foods. These foods are classified as ready-to-eat foods. Foods require a specific shelf life to retain flavor, flavor, and color. Additionally, prepared foods could boost the food encapsulation market for years to come. The increasing emphasis on enhancing product appeal by enhancing taste, flavor and color is one of the key factors expanding the Europe food encapsulation market. It is also increasingly used as an encapsulated sweetener in confectionery such as candy and gum. Also, increased investment in food preservative research and development is supporting market growth. Food encapsulation is being widely adopted in industries such as beverage, meat, poultry, and seafood. Increasing consumer preference for healthy and convenient foods as health awareness increases is expected to have a phenomenal impact on the growth of the Europe food encapsulation market. In addition, the emergence of preservation technologies such as nanoencapsulation and microencapsulation technologies is driving the market growth. Lifestyle changes are leading to a wide diversification of food products and are driving demand for processed and prepared foods, increasing the demand for food encapsulation.

Food encapsulation enables food and beverage manufacturers to overcome challenges related to food color, taste, nutrition, and preservation. In addition, a better standard of living and increased health awareness will increase the demand for products that are highly effective and provide better nutritional intake. Time-controlled ingredient release is the most preferred method for nutraceuticals. Additionally, food and beverage processors tend to encapsulate a wide variety of products to gain a competitive advantage. The benefits associated with food encapsulation like controlled release of ingredients is driving business expansion. Through encapsulation technology, it can be designed to release key products or active substances at a specific temperature or in the required time after consumption. The increased consumption of functional foods and the increased demand for cooked foods are some of the main drivers of the European food encapsulation market. Health conscious consumers demand for healthy, tasty and nutritious products and these needs can be met by food encapsulation, leading the market. As diseases like diabetes and obesity increase around the world, people are becoming more food and drink conscious. Europe food encapsulation helps to improve the taste, color and flavor of food, increasing shelf life and increasing product attractiveness. Due to life's busy schedule, consumers demand more prepared foods. These are ready-to-eat foods that have a constant shelf life and must maintain the taste, color, and flavor of the food.


Stability of encapsulated food products is difficult to maintain majorly during packaging and processing is hindering the local market growth.

Europe Food Encapsulation Market Segmentation Analysis:

The European food encapsulation market is segmented by technology, material and core phase.

The technology sector for the Europe food encapsulation market includes Nanoencapsulation, Microencapsulation and Hybrid encapsulation.

The Europe food encapsulation market is segmented by materials as emulsifiers, polysaccharides, shell materials, lipids, proteins, etc. The polysaccharides segment occupied the largest market for shell materials in 2019 and is expected to follow the same trend by 2025. Polysaccharides are the composition of repeating monosaccharide units linked by glycosidic bonds. Polysaccharides are easily chemically modified and come in a variety of textures and viscosities.

Based on core phase, the market is separated as minerals, organic acids, vitamins, enzymes, probiotics, additives, essential oils, prebiotics and others. Vitamins are functional ingredients that are used in food due to their specific nutritional properties for various parts of the body.

Regional Analysis:

Europe is expected to show a steady growth rate over the forecast period as technological advances in the regional food processing industry increase. Geographically the Europe Food Encapsulation Market is segmented into UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic and Rest of Europe. In the Europe food encapsulation market, the enhancement of multi-component function and the application of nanotechnology has expanded the opportunities for the market. Additionally, applications such as improved shelf life, flavor and color retention or masking, rich bioavailability of food ingredients, and controlled release capabilities are major contributors to market growth.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Europe Food Encapsulation Market are

  • Advanced BioNutrition Corporation
  • ABCO Laboratories Inc
  • Balchem Corporation
  • Aveka Group
  • Blue California
  • Cargill Inc
  • Coating Place Inc
  • FrieslandCampina Kievit
  • Encapsys Microencapsulation
  • Firmenich Inc


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