San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 -- Food encapsulation is an ingredient delivery system, designed for sustained release of ingredients, such as nutraceuticals, colors, and flavors into food products. Busy lifestyles and rising disposable income are resulting in increased consumption of packaged food. With nutritional supplements growing in popularity among modern health-conscious consumers, encapsulation techniques are emerging as an efficient and safe mode of delivering sustained nutrition. The surge in demand for functional foods offering superior health benefits has led to the introduction of novel functional ingredients, such as carotenoids and polyphenols in food products. With encapsulation regarded as the most suitable technique allowing controlled release of active ingredients, demand for the technology is set to rise. The food encapsulation market is also expected to benefit from the increase in demand for novel and authentic flavors as well as colors in food products.
Expanding applications of microencapsulation technologies in a wide spectrum of food processing techniques is poised to drive growth in the market. Key benefits driving adoption of microencapsulation technologies include improved flavor delivery, increase in product shelf life, and improved texture of packaged products, such as candies, bread, muffins, and tortillas. Microencapsulation is particularly of significance in producing functional foods, such as dairy products, as it protects food components while also ensuring controlled release of nutraceuticals. Microencapsulation of probiotics has garnered significant interest in the frozen dairy products for its ability to retain sensory properties. Besides microencapsulation, nano-encapsulation is also making waves in the food sector for its ability to offer improved flavor, taste and enhanced dispersability of water-insoluble preservatives/additives. Nanoencapsulation, in the form of liposomes, protein-based carrier systems or nanomicelles are being used in the development of delivery systems for supplements and additives across a wide range of food and beverage products.
As stated by the new market research report on Food Encapsulation, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Growth in the country is driven by rising preference for convenience food, growing demand for nutritious and authentic ingredients, and easy access to advanced technologies. Asia-Pacific and Latin America are forecast to spearhead global growth driven by booming food & beverage industry, rising income levels, increasing participation of women in workforce, and the subsequent rise in preference for healthy and nutritious packaged food products. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a compounded annual growth rate of 10.3% over the analysis period.
However, the field of encapsulation technologies particularly in food processing, continues to face challenges, such as issues related to stability of encapsulated ingredients during processing and packaging. Microencapsulation also suffers from issues such as difficulty in conforming to standard size of droplets and inefficiencies in targeted and controlled release of ingredients. Microencapsulation of probiotic bacteria, for instance, is known to be hampered by limitations in achieving sustained release of the bacteria into the GI tract. Nanotechnology too is ridden with drawbacks, such as safety issues, particularly regarding the use of nanofoods.
Major players covered in the report include Advanced BioNutrition Corporation, ABCO Laboratories Inc., Aveka Group, Blue California, Balchem Corporation, Coating Place Inc., Cargill Inc., Royal DSM N.V., Encapsys Microencapsulation, FrieslandCampina Kievit, Firmenich Inc., LycoRed Ltd., Maxx Performance Inc., Symrise AG, Sensient Technologies Corporation, and Taste Tech, among others.
The research report titled “Food Encapsulation: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the food encapsulation market, key market trends, major growth drivers, technological innovations, end-use applications, mergers and acquisitions, other strategic industry activities of major and niche global and regional players. The report provides market estimates and projections in US dollars across all major geographic markets, such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, and Rest of Latin America), and Rest of World.
For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www.strategyr.com/Food_Encapsulation_Market_Report.asp.
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