Antifog Additives Market: By Type (Glycerol Esters, Polyglycerol Esters, Sorbitan Esters of Fatty Acids, Ethoxylated Sorbitan Esters, Polyoxyethylene Esters of Oleic Acid, Gelatin, Titanium Dioxide Others), Application (Food Packaging Films, Agricultural Films) and Geography

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Antifog Additives Market was valued at USD 390.5 Million in 2022 and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% over 2023-2029. Antifog additives are chemicals that change how moisture behaves on surfaces in order to avoid the production of fog or condensation on surfaces. The demand for clear visibility in food packages, automotive windshields, eyewear, and other applications drives the antifog additives market. Furthermore, the increased demand for antifog additives in food packaging materials, especially those used for fresh produce and refrigerated products to maintain the visual appeal of food is expected to propel the market growth. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for antifog solutions owing to the importance of clear visibility for personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks and shields. According to WHO modelling, about 89 million medical masks, and 1.6 million goggles were used per month during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing research and development at creating more effective, sustainable, and versatile antifog additives have provided opportunities for the surge in the market. Additionally, bio-based and sustainable antifog additives are becoming popular in the market and are in trend among environmentally conscious industries and consumers. For instance, in October 2022, Palsgaard and a Korean PE film manufacturer collaborated to launch Einar 611, a bio-based anti-fog surfactant for food-grade polyethylene (PE) film solutions. But the stringent regulatory standards for safety and health for antifog additives along with the product’s limitation to prevent fog in extreme temperature variations or high humidity regions hinders the market growth. However, the increased awareness among consumers, health and food regulations adoptions, infrastructure development, and increased disposable income are anticipated to heighten the market growth during forecasted years.

Antifog Additives Market Key Developments:
  • In October 2022, Emery Oleochemicals and Sukano partnered together and launched PET Antifogging compound for direct food contact PET packaging.
  • In October 2018, Bostik, a global adhesive company, launched a copolyester heat seal coating formulation that prevents fog from building up in flexible packaging for refrigerated foods during PACK EXPO International 2018

Antifog Additives Market Summary

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Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Fastest Growing Market

Asia Pacific
Antifog Additives Market Dynamics

The market is expected to rise as glycerol esters have proved to be a prominent type of antifog additive in various industries. Glycerol esters work by lowering the surface tension of water droplets and form thin, continuous films rather than individual droplets and ensure clear visibility. The non-toxicity, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness makes them a preferred type over others in many food and health industries. Furthermore, the advancements in glycerol ester formulations and applications have strengthened the market. Additionally, in the automotive sector, glycerol esters are utilized for things like windows, mirrors, and windshields to ensure clear visibility for drivers. Agriculture also contributes significantly to the market growth owing to glycerol ester’s application in greenhouse film, and mulch films to ensure that crops receive optimal light and visibility.

Key Features of the Reports

  • The antifog additives market report provides granular level information about the market size, regional market share, historic market (2018-2022) and forecast (2023-2029)
  • The report covers in-detail insights about the competitor’s overview, company share analysis, key market developments, and their key strategies
  • The report outlines drivers, restraints, unmet needs, and trends that are currently affecting the market
  • The report tracks recent innovations, key developments, and start-up details that are actively working in the market
  • The report provides a plethora of information about market entry strategies, regulatory framework, and reimbursement scenario

Antifog Additives Market Segmentation

By Type
  • Glycerol Esters
  • Polyglycerol Ester
  • Sorbitan Esters of fatty acids
  • Ethoxylated Sorbitan Esters
  • Polyoxyethylene esters of oleic acid
  • Gelatin
  • Titanium Dioxide
By Application
  • Agricultural Films
  • Food Packaging
  • Others
By Geography
  • North America
  • Europe
  • The Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • MEA
  • Rest of MEA

Frequently Asked Questions

The Antifog Additives Market valued at USD 390.5 Million in 2022 and is expected to grow at 4.6% CAGR over the forecast period 2023 – 2029.

The demand for clear visibility in food packages, automotive windshields, eyewear, and other applications drives the antifog additives market.

Clariant AG, AkzoNobel N.V., Ashland Inc., Croda International PLC, Evonik Industries, PolyOne Corporation, Schulman, Inc., DuPont, Addcomp Holland, Emery Oleochemicals, Palsgaard, Polyvel Inc., Ampacet Corporation, Sabo S.p.A, Lifeline Technologies, and Fine Organics are a few companies operating in Antifog Additives Market

The base year is 2018-2022 and the forecast year is 2023-2029.

  • Clariant AG
  • AkzoNobel N.V.
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Croda International PLC
  • Evonik Industries
  • PolyOne Corporation
  • Schulman, Inc.
  • DuPont
  • Addcomp Holland
  • Emery Oleochemicals
  • Palsgaard
  • Polyvel Inc.
  • Ampacet Corporation
  • Sabo S.p.A
  • Lifeline Technologies
  • Fine Organics