Volumes have grown by over 6% a year since 2003, with Asia achieving the fastest rise at over 13% a year.
White drinking milk accounts for more than 45% of aseptically packed products, with beverages responsible for over 40% and other dairy/non-dairy products making up the remainder. Aseptic filling has yet to make a significant impact in food markets, but there are some established niche applications, and baby food is an important new area of development.
“Cartons account for around 75% of the market, but they’ve started to lose market share,” said Zenith chairman, Richard Hall.
“Pouches and PET bottles are becoming more popular, a trend that will continue over the next five years,” added Warrick’s MD, David Warrick.
Other findings of the 2009 Global Aseptic Packaging report include:
By 2013, Zenith and Warrick estimate that the world market will reach 113 billion litres using 265 billion packs. The majority of additional demand will come from Asia, where growth is forecast at 11% a year, with milk usage increasing faster than for beverages.
The 2009 Zenith & Warrick Report on Global Aseptic Packaging contains 675 pages, including a detailed study of aseptic packaging use in 42 countries for milk, beverages and other products (with 2003 & 2008 data and 2009 & 2013 forecasts) and a technical report on aseptic processing and packaging (including technical developments and profiles of more than 40 aseptic filling equipment suppliers).
Source: Zenith International
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