The goal of disinfection is to reduce the presence of microorganisms on the surface or equipment that is being processed. In chemical processes, it is assumed that a surface is free of microscopic residues of soil and disinfectant chemicals that can contaminate food products. As a result of disinfection, confectionery products such as buns, cakes, and sweets can be prevented from acquiring bacterial infections. Most common way to disinfect the materials is via ultraviolet rays, this disinfection system transmits electromagnetic energy to the genetic material of an organism by using a mercury arc lamp.
Rise in prevalence of foodborne diseases, caused by parasites, chemicals, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and radioactive substances, is majorly spurring the growth of the global food and beverage disinfection market. Also, significant rise in patients population with the foodborne disease caused by contaminated raw vegetables, ready-to-eat food, processed meats, and other packaged food products has increased the importance of food and beverage disinfection during the process.
Thus, the centralized approach for food processing especially for packaged food products has significantly increased, which in turn is fueling the market growth. Stringent government regulations and the emergence of e-Commerce distribution in the packaged food industry have provided a competitive edge for food and beverage manufactures. The rising adoption of advanced disinfection technologies in retail food and distribution channels propels the consumption of processed food in developed countries and thus enhances the growth of the food and beverages disinfection market growth. However, the high cost associated with maintenance processes and increasing demand for minimally invasive processed food products may hamper the market growth. Furthermore, the adoption of UV-based disinfection equipment among food and beverage facilities, as well as in manufacturing industries is projected to fuel food and beverages disinfection market growth in the forecast period.
The global food and beverage disinfection market is divided based on product, method, application, end-user, and region. Based on the product, the global market is split into oxidizing disinfectants and non-oxidizing disinfectants. The method segment consists of UV technology, ozonation, chlorination, pasteurization, carbonations, coagulations, and steam sterilization. Based on application, the food and beverage disinfection market is bifurcated into manufacturing, processing, surfaces, packaging, and others. Food and beverage disinfection has end-users such as beverages processing companies, food processing companies, retail distributors, catering kitchens, and others.
Geographically, North America is expected to dominate the global food and beverage disinfection market during the forecast period. Factors such as rising awareness regarding food safety & hygiene and increasing consumption of processed food are boosting the growth of this market in this region. However, the Asia Pacific region holds the second-most position in the market and is projected to account for a moderate share in the forecast period. This is accredited to the increasing population along with rising health concerns among consumers. Further, increased consumption of prepackaged food products in the Asia Pacific region also enhances market growth.
Entaco N.V., Xylem Inc., Trojan Technologies, Fink Tec GmbH, Solvay SA, CCL Pentasol, Evoqua Water Technologies, SUEZ, Halma PLC, Stepan Company, Evonik Industries AG, and Advanced UV Inc. are some of the leading players that are operating in the global food and beverage disinfection market.
In Feb. 2018, Evonik Industries AG had announced a joint venture with AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals to advance the production activities in Germany.