Europe Food Coating Ingredients Market

The Global food coatings ingredient market is estimated to grow from USD$ 2.6 billion in 2015 to USD $ 3.6 Billion by 2020 with a CAGR of XX%. Food is coated for a variety of purpose such as to enhance flavor and texture, maintain rigidity and firmness of the food article, protect from bacteria, elongate shelf life etc. The European market accounts for the second largest share in the Global market for food coating ingredients.

Egg coating are touted to be the oldest ingredients used for making food tasty and visually appealing. Over time food coatings industry has grown many folds to serve the growing demand of consumers for fresh, crisp, tasty, visually appealing and always available food. With Uncoated food items, one may experience soggy French fries, dried out bakery goods or greasy fish, stale nuts or chocolate gone gray staying on the shelf. With new advancement in food coating ingredients market one may not be able to differentiate between apples cut 3 minute before and apples cut 3 days before kept under refrigeration

Globalization of food has led to import and export of food articles across borders. It has become imperative to increase shelf life, maintain the quality of food and provide a similar rich taste experience at par with locally produced. Coating of food commodities helps to address this growing need. Varied food coating ingredients are used for variety of food items in accord to their respective properties and desired solution .Food & Beverage industry is growing rapidly across the globe. Many of its segments demand use of coating of food such as bakery, confectionary, ready to eat products, dairy products, snacks & nutrition bars and meat & poultry products. Cut fruits and vegetables is another such segment that is growing immensely owing to consumer lifestyles, it demands exclusive coating of food materials. Growing urbanization, hectic and sedentary lifestyles are prompting consumers to opt for healthier alternatives of regular food. Food items are being coated with vitamins and nutrients to enhance the nutritional profile. Un Coated food articles are cheaper, have lower shelf life and are prone to early degradation. Varied food regulations across the globe and stringent laws governing the food items pose a challenge for the market.

The Food Coating Ingredient market encompasses ingredients such as fats and oil, cocoa and chocolates, spices, flours, starches, syrups and sugar, salts, hydrocolloids, and others. Application is witnessed across Bakery and Confectionary, Dairy, Frozen food, snack and nutrition bars, RTE cereals.

North America is the largest market for food coating ingredients followed by Europe. Within Europe UK is the largest market followed by Germany. The region is characteristic of high income population, hectic lifestyles, high demand for convenience foods and health foods.

The need to have prolonged shelf life and enhanced organoleptic properties is driving companies to develop innovative products. Major companies in the Food coating ingredient market are Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Bowman Ingredients, Agrana Beteiligungs-AG, Balchem Corporation, Ashland Inc., Cargill, Incorporated, Dohlergroup, DU Pont DE Nemours and Company, Ingredion Incorporated, Kerry Group PLC, PGP International, Inc., Sensoryeffects Ingredient Solutions, Tate & Lyle PLC