The report “Food Enzymes Market by Type (Carbohydrases, Proteases, Lipases, Polymerases & Nucleases), Source, Application (Food & Beverages), Formulation, and Region(North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America) – Global Forecast to 2026” The food enzymes market is estimated to be valued at USD 2.2 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 3.1 billion by 2026, recording a CAGR of 6.4%, in terms of value. The growing demand for diverse range of food products, clean label trend, and increase in disposable income are the factors that are projected to drive the growth of the food enzymes market globally.
Drivers: Increasing demand for processed food
The global demand for processed foods is on the rise owing largely to the growing economies in the Asian continent. China and India are the major drivers behind the substantial growth of the processed food market. The middle-class population is increasing and the rise in their disposable incomes, coupled with a hectic lifestyle, contributes to the growth of this market. Food enzyme applications extend the freshness of end products, thereby prolonging the shelf life of convenience foods while also preserving their flavor, color, and texture.
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Restraints: Restricted temperature and pH operational range
The action of food enzymes is largely influenced by the surrounding environmental conditions. A decrease in temperature causes the reaction rate to drop drastically, while thermal agitation denatures the food enzyme (deteriorates the food enzyme structure), thereby making it non-functional. Varying the pH outside the operational range of the food enzyme also reduces the enzyme activity and can ultimately lead to permanent denaturation. Food enzyme manufacturers are striving to produce enzymes that can operate in a wide temperature and pH range; however, there is still a long way to go if enzyme use has to be universally implemented in all food & beverage manufacturing processes.
Opportunities: Innovative technological platforms
The global food enzymes market has many small-scale manufacturers trying to compete with the market leaders in terms of the application specificity of the food enzymes produced. This, in turn, is dependent upon the quality of production strain developed by manufacturers. Various technology licensors provide small-scale manufacturers with the opportunity to produce programmable enzymes, which can be scaled up to produce large volumes. Dyadic International Inc. (US) is one such licensor that provides its C1 platform technology to smaller players to produce large volumes of high-mobility food enzymes on-site.
Asia Pacific is projected to grow at highest CAGR during the forecast period
The increasing purchasing power of consumers due to the economic development in APAC countries has led to an increase in the demand for high-quality processed food. Hence, due to their characteristics as essential healthy food additives, the market for enzymes in food & beverages is projected to grow. The changes in consumer preferences and liberalization of trade have further fueled the demand for foods like meat and meat products in the country.
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Key Market Players:
Key players in the food enzymes market include DuPont (US), Associated British Foods plc (UK), DSM (Netherlands), Novozymes (US), and Kerry Group (Ireland), Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd (India), Amano Enzyme Inc. (Japan) and CHR. Hansen Holdings A/S (Denmark). These major players in this market focus on increasing their presence through expansions, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, and agreements. These companies have a strong presence in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. They also have manufacturing facilities, along with strong distribution networks across these regions.