May 21, 2024

The Global Antimicrobial Plastics Market Is Estimated To Propelled By Increasing Demand Of Antimicrobial Surfaces In Healthcare And Food Packaging Industries

The global Antimicrobial Plastics Market comprises resins that inhibit the growth of disease-causing microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and algae. These plastics are used in various applications including medical devices & equipment, healthcare facilities, food packaging and food processing equipment.

The global Antimicrobial Plastics Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 37.35 Bn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.8% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market key trends:
The increasing demand of antimicrobial surfaces in healthcare and food packaging industries is propelling the antimicrobial plastics market. Antimicrobial plastics are increasingly being used in surfaces in healthcare facilities and medical devices due to its ability to inhibit microbial contamination and thus reducing risk of hospital acquired infections. They are also being used in food packaging to increase shelf life of packaged food and prevent spoilage. Antimicrobial plastics help prevent formation of biofilms of microorganisms and continue killing microbes even after repeated cleaning, thus finding increasing adoption in settings where contamination control is critical.

SWOT Analysis
Strength: Antimicrobial plastics provide inherent protection against microbes like bacteria and fungi, reducing needs for additional preservation methods. This makes them suitable for applications in the healthcare and food packaging industries.
Weakness: Existing plastic materials need modification to impart them with antimicrobial properties, increasing production costs. Strict regulatory norms regarding use of antimicrobial additives can also limit market growth.
Opportunity: Rising hygiene-related concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic have driven demand from industries like healthcare and consumer goods. Growth of medical devices industry and rising pharmaceuticals demand also opens new opportunities.
Threats: Overuse of antimicrobial plastics could potentially lead to development of drug-resistant microbes. Stringent environmental regulations regarding disposal of plastics also act as a threat.

Key Takeaways
The global antimicrobial plastics market demand is expected to witness high growth between 2024 to 2031. The global Antimicrobial Plastics Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 37.35 Bn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 9.8% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031.

Regional analysis- Asia Pacific region dominates the market currently due to high demand from countries like China, India, Japan and South Korea. The region’s healthcare and food packaging industries have been major contributor of growth.

Key players operating in the antimicrobial plastics market are increasing R&D investments to launch novel products with properties like durability and heat resistance. Partnerships with end-use industries are also growing to better address application-specific needs.

1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
2. We have leveraged AI tools to mine information and compile it