Additives Market Outlook - 2021–2028
The global additives market forecast was valued at $150.0 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $212.7 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2021 to 2028.
Additive is an active substance that is added to improve specific properties such as performance, texture, efficiency, shelf life, and productivity. Various types of additives available in the market such as plastic additives, food additives, construction additives, lubricant additives, fuel additives, coating additives, and agrochemical additives. Plastic products that are used in applications such as synthetic bumper, dashboards, steering wheels, plastic hypodermic syringes, and artificial hip joints are made up of polymer mixed with a composite combination of materials known as plastic additives. Food additives are substances that are added to food products to improve shelf life as well as enhance flavor, appearance, and other sensory qualities.
The growth of the global additives market is driven by rise in adoption of lightweight materials in automotive sector and development of the food & packaging industry. In addition, increase in awareness for hygienic food options has surged the demand for packed food & beverage items. According to a report, the packed food & beverage industry has launched around 3,500 new food products worldwide over the past 12 months. These packed food & beverage items are widely preferred by individuals due to their freshness, hygiene, taste, and other specifications. These specifications are met by using a wide range of food additives such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), high fructose corn syrup, guar gum, and sodium nitrite. However, several regulations led by regulatory bodies for intended use of additives is predicted to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. Food additives such as MSG and sulfite can cause headaches, redness of eyes & skin, nausea, sweating, and weakness-like health disorders if they are exposed beyond specified level.
On the contrary, the intense research & development in the medical field to make medicines more effective by using various additives such as solubilizing additives, surfactants additives, stabilizing additives, and other parental additives is anticipated to offer remunerative opportunities for the expansion of the global market.
The global additives market analysis is done based on product type, end use, and region. Depending on product type, the market is segregated into plastic, food, construction, lubricant, fuel, coating, agrochemical, medicated feed, and others. Plastic additive is sub-segmented into plasticizers, impact modifiers, UV stabilizers, and others. Food additives are further segregated into preservatives, flavor enhancers, and others. Construction additives are subdivided into retarding agents, waterproofing agents, and others. Lubricant additives are further classified into anti-oxidants, viscosity index improvers, and others. Fuel additives are sub-segmented into gasoline stabilizer, octane boosters, and others. Agrochemical additives are subcategorized into alkoxylates, agricultural emulsifier blend, and others. Coating additives are segmented into rheology modifiers, wetting agent, and others. Medicated feed additives are fragmented into antioxidants, antibiotics, and others. Other additives include battery additives, aquafeed additives, silicone additives, and surface additives. The major end users covered in the study include packaging, food & beverages, building & construction, chemical, automotive, aerospace, animal husbandry, and others. On the basis of region, the global additives market is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Presently, Asia-Pacific garners the largest share in the global market, followed by North America and Europe. The major companies profiled in this report include BASF SE, Clariant AG, Dow Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Lanxess AG, Eastman Chemical Company, Milliken Chemical, PolyOne Corporation, Sanitized AG, and BioCote Limited.
Additives market, by region
The Asia-Pacific additives market size is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period and accounted for 38.3% of additives market share in 2020. Rheology modifiers, dispersing, wetting agent, impact modifier, and anti-foaming additives used in outer coating materials of railways and submarines. This, in turn, has forced additives manufacturers to multiply the production of additives, which exhibit high resistance to corrosion, thereby protection the outer surfaces. Thus, development of the transportation sector majorly the railway sector in Japan and submarines & ships manufacturing sectors in China and India act as the key factors augmenting the growth of the additives market in Asia-Pacific.
Asia-Pacific would exhibit highest CAGR of 5.30% during 2021-2028.
Additives market, by product type
In 2020, the food additives segment was the largest revenue generator segment, and is anticipated to grow at CAGR 4.4% in the forecast period. Polystyrene, polyamide, polycarbonate, polyesters, polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyurethanes belongs to plastic group that widely use plastic additives for various processes such as coloration and light & process stabilization. However, the plastic additives segment is predicted to grow with 5.3% CAGR due to extensive use of food additives for preserving flavor and enhancing taste, appearance, and other sensory qualities.
By Product Type
Plastic additives type is the most lucrative segment
Additives market, by end use
In 2020, the food & beverages segment was the largest revenue-generating segment, and is anticipated to grow at CAGR of 4.2% during forecast period, while the packaging segment is anticipated to grow with 5.9% CAGR during the forecast period.
Packaging end-use is projected as the fastest growing segment
Key benefits for stakeholders
- Porter’s five forces analysis helps analyze the potential of buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the industry for strategy building.
- It outlines the current additives market trends and future estimations from 2020 to 2028 to understand the prevailing opportunities and potential investment pockets.
- The major countries in the region have been mapped according to their individual revenue contribution to the regional market.
- The key drivers, restraints, and opportunities and their detailed impact analysis are explained in the study.
- The profiles of key players and their key strategic developments are enlisted in the report.
Impact Of Covid-19 On The Global Additives Market
- The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the global economy and is subsequent shrinking the GDP in global economies, thereby changing consumer spending patterns globally.
- There are several challenges put forward by COVID-19 pandemic, however, according to the International Food Additives Council (IFAC), food additives are gaining importance in the food sector, owing to their capability of maintaining safety and quality of foods in the home pantry.
- According to a report by Food Ingredients First, there has been a rise in kitchen staple products such as rice, flours, lentils, grains, and bakery ingredients. Food additives help to extend product shelf life and allow consumers to stock up on food products without trepidation of instantaneous expiration.
- Major key players in the global market are launching innovative additives to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
- In addition, automotive manufacturers prefer incorporation of additives during manufacturing of interiors to curb the spread of trapped virus particles inside the cabin.
Key market segments
By Product Type
- Plastic Additive
- Food Additive
- Construction Additive
- Lubricant Additive
- Fuel Additive
- Coating Additive
- Agrochemical Additive
- Medicated Feed Additive
- Food & Beverage
- Building & Construction
- Animal Husbandry
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of LAMEA
Key players in the global additives market are:
- BASF SE
- Clariant AG
- Dow Inc.
- Evonik Industries AG
- Lanxess AG
- Eastman Chemical Company
- Milliken Chemical
- PolyOne Corporation
- Sanitized AG
- BioCote Limited
Additives Market Report Highlights
By PRODUT TYPE
Key Market Players
Evonik Industries AG, Lanxess AG, Clariant AG, PolyOne Corporation, DOW Inc., EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY, Milliken Chemical, BASF SE, BioCote Limited, Sanitized AG
The global additive market is expected to exhibit high growth potential, as additives play an essential role in the packaging, food & beverages, and building & construction sectors. In addition, apart from mainstream application of additives in industries such as chemical, automotive, aerospace, and animal husbandry, these are widely used in other applications such as fertilizer, battery, fuel, and agrochemical is predicted to offer lucrative growth opportunities in the future. Use of fuel additives products in petroleum sector helps to improve quality of fuel and enhances petrol's octane rating or act as corrosion inhibitors, which is another factor favorable for the growth of the global market. In addition, lubricity additives are important fuel additives that are used during formulation of diesel that protect internal contact points in fuel pumps and injection systems in diesel engines. These factors are predicted to augment the growth of the global additives market.
The emerging economies such as China and India are witnessing rapid growth in industrialization. For instance, the sectors such as plastic manufacturing, construction, energy (powerplants), and agrochemicals are contributing a major share of the economy. According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the developing economies such as China and India have witnessed 30% growth in industries. Several industrial processes such as 3D printing, lubrication, coating, antifoam, and emulsification use a wide variety of additives. These additives act as dispersants, detergents, pressure retarders, viscosity reducers, and anti-wear agents that make them an ideal choice for a wide range of industrial activities. This is not only gaining immense attention in the market but is also emerging as a key strategy in terms of gaining additional market demand. Thus, rapid industrialization is anticipated to notably contribute toward the growth of the global market.