Food Encapsulation: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (Vocus) July 7, 2010
Optimum flavor delivery is critical to the success of any food product, and to ensure that the product offers the finest sensory experience is quite a challenge, since flavors tend to deteriorate along the various manufacturing and packaging processes, thus making the journey from plant to the palate a arduous one. Encapsulation of flavors and fragrances in food has been a long established, commercial practice to enhance appearance, taste and flavor of foods, prevent oxidation, nutritional loss, and evaporation of core, sensitive ingredients, among others. Encapsulation technologies also aid in manipulating volatile, reactive additives and other ingredients into stable ingredients with acquired properties that add value to the final processed food. The development of food encapsulation technologies, such as, microencapsulation, nanoencapsulation, macroencapsulation, and hybrid technologies have over the years radically transformed the method of food processing and preservation. Expansion of application areas away from the conventional taste masking, color masking, oxidation and flavor stabilization towards food fortification, and its use as biocatalyst immobilization system, spells opportunities.
While the recent economic turmoil wreaked havoc on consumers’ personal financial security and presented numerous challenges for the food industry in general, food encapsulation technologies have remained largely shielded from the recessionary blues. Growing health awareness and time constraints and the ensuing demand for functional and convenience foods has and will continue to drive growth and development of the Food Encapsulation market. In the upcoming years, food encapsulation technologies are forecast to find lucrative niche applications in the gourmet food segment. Additionally, increased interest and adoption of these technologies will be witnessed in the infant, functional, and health food segments where food fortification ranks important and where nutritional and therapeutic ingredients need to be protected against flavor, taste and nutritional degradation. Venture capital investments are expected to be especially high in the functional foods segment, given the rapidly aging population and growing demand for foods with disease prevention benefits.
Like any other industry, several challenges continue to frustrate the use of encapsulation technologies in food processing, such as, maintaining optimum physical stability of encapsulated food, particularly nano-encapsulated foods, during processing and packaging. Ingredient manufacturers need to still iron out issues encountered in reduction in capsule sizes – “microencapsulation”, and controlled targeted release behaviors. It is therefore not surprising that a large percentage of research projects are focused on shrinking capsule sizes, and enhancing adequate bioavailability of encapsulated ingredients.
Key players in this marketplace include Advanced BioNutrition Corporation, ABCO Laboratories Inc, Aveka Group, Blue California, Balchem Corporation, Coating Place Inc, Cargill Inc, Encapsys Microencapsulation, FrieslandCampina Kievit, Firmenich Inc, GAT Food Essentials GmbH, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc, Karmat Coating Industries Ltd, LycoRed Ltd, Maxx Performance Inc, Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited, PharmachemLabs, Particle Dynamics Inc, Symrise AG, Sensient Technologies Corporation, and Taste Tech Ltd, among others.
The report titled “Food Encapsulation: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a review of noteworthy market trends, growth drivers and challenges. The report in addition also enumerates recent acquisitions, and other strategic industry activities. The single segment report offers latent demand estimates and projections for food encapsulation in revenues across geographic markets, such as, United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World.
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