Mold Inhibitors Market Overview
Mold Inhibitors Market size is expected to be valued at US$1.4 million by the end of the year 2026 and is set to grow at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period from 2021-2026. Mold inhibitors are used for reducing contamination and avoiding mold growth on surfaces. Mold inhibitors are also used as food additives that restrict the growth of mold and help in prolonging the shelf life of the food. Chemicals such as butylated hydroxytoluene and butylated hydroxyanisole are used as food preservatives and for preventing rancidity in edible oils and in fat-containing foods. Mold inhibitors such as calcium aluminosilicates are used as nutritional supplement in various food items. Furthermore, propyl gallate, a mold inhibitor is also used in processed foods and as well as cosmetics. Therefore, the increase in the demand from processed food and cosmetics is one of the major factors driving the mold inhibitors market.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the mold inhibitors market witnessed slow growth owing to the various economic and legal restrictions laid down by countries across the globe. The restrictions in trading activities like imports and exports, bans on movement and supply of livestock and various others restriction majorly impacted the growth of the mold inhibitors industry. During the pandemic, it was challenging to source mold inhibitors from plants and animals, since the coronavirus was fast spreading. This hugely impacted the stock for mold inhibitors. The mold inhibiotrs market is however expected to grow by the end of the year 2021.
The report: “Mold Inhibitors Market – Forecast (2021-2026)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Mold Inhibitors Industry.
By Source: Plants, Animals, and
By Type: Propionates, Benzoates, Sorbates, Natamycin, Sodium Acetate and Others.
By Application: Pharmaceuticals, Paints and Coatings, Food and Beverages, Cosmetics and Personal Care, Animal Feed, Paper, Leather and Others.
By Geography: North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), APAC (China, Japan India, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Rest of South America) and RoW (Middle East and Africa).
- North American market held the largest share in the mold inhibitors market owing to the increase in demand for processed food and beverages in the region.
- Furthermore, the increasing application of mold inhibitors in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and paints & coatings is also driving the demand for mold inhibitors.
- Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the
mold inhibitors market witnessed a slow growth owing to the various economic
and legal restrictions.
FIGURE: North America Mold Inhibitors Market Revenue, 2020-2026 (US$ Million)
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Mold Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – By Source
Microorganisms segment held the largest share of 42% in the mold inhibitors market in the year 2020. Mold inhibitors such as good yeast is largely used for baking and confectionary products. This helps in keeping the food fresh and prevent it from rancidity. Microorganisms like yeast help in absorbing minerals and vitamins from the food. It also helps in keeping digestive system healthy and in balance. The right amount of yeast in human body helps in building immune system. This is driving the demand for microorganisms segment in the mold inhibitors market.
Mold Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – By Type
Natamycin segment held the largest share of 23% in the mold inhibitors market in the year 2020. Natamycin is widely used in the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, and animal feed industry. The increase in demand from various applications related to the food & beverages, pharma and animal feed is increasing the demand for mold inhibitors such as calcium aluminosilicates and propyl gallate. According to American Feed Industry Association, the overall export value for feed, feed ingredients and pet food increased by US$874 million at 7.2% during 2020. These exports were done to various countries with Canada, Mexico, Japan, China and South Korea at the top 5. This is majorly driving the natamycin segment in the mold inhibitors market.
Mold Inhibitors Market Segment Analysis – By Application
Food and Beverages segment held the largest share of 35% in the mold inhibitors market in the year 2020. The increase in the growth and demand for food and beverages is driving the food and beverages segment. There has been an increase in the demand for bakery and confectionaries food products across the globe. According to the National Confectioners Association, the US confectionery industry is averagely valued at US$36 billion. This is increasing the demand for butylated hydroxytoluene and butylated hydroxyanisole, as they are widely used as preservatives in bakery and confectionary industry.
Mold Inhibitors e Market Segment Analysis – By Geography
North American region held the largest share of 38% in the mold inhibitors market in the year 2020. The increase in consumption of packaged food and beverages is one of the major factors driving the demand for mold inhibitors in the region. The increase in sales of packages food is increasing the demand for mold inhibitors like butylated hydroxytoluene and butylated hydroxyanisole, which is used as food preservative to increase the shelf life of the product. For instance, according to Canada Government, during 2020, the grocery sales increased by 38%. Furthermore, in 2019, the U.S. consumers, businesses, and government entities together spent US$1.77 trillion on food and beverages in grocery stores and also other retailers and on away-from-home meals and snacks. This is majorly driving the mold inhibitors market in the region.
Mold Inhibitors Market Drivers
Increasing demand from paint and coatings industry
Mold inhibitors are used as a cost-effective alternative for anti-bacterial compounds in paint and coatings. Mold inhibitors are used for creating durable mold and damp resisitant paint. Therefore, the increasing demand from the paint and coatings industry is driving the mold inhibitors market. For instance, according to British Coatings Federation, the total sales value of paints and coatings during 2019 was valued at US$3.58 billion (EURO 3.2 billion) and at a quantity of 703 million liters. Similarly, according to American Coatings Association, the value of special purpose coatings increased from US$5.2 billion in 2018 to US$5.4 billion increasing from 157 million gallons to 162 million gallons. This is increasing the demand for mold inhibitors from the painting industry.
Growing cosmetics industry and the increase in demand for anti-bacterial products from the cosmetics industry.
The growing cosmetics and personal care industry are increasing the demand for mold inhibitors as propyl gallate is used as anti-bacterial components in cosmetics. The increasing awareness about physical appearance and personal grooming is driving the demand for cosmetics and personal care products. According to Cosmetics Europe, the personal care association in Europe, the cosmetics market of the major countries like China, India, South Korea and Japan of Asia Pacific region amounted to US$123.34 billion in the year 2019. This is further driving the demand for mold inhibitors from the cosmetics industry.
Mold Inhibitors Market Challenges
Hazardous to human health
Mold inhibitors are not always good for human consumption. Stale mold and certain types of mold can cause digestive problems in humans. For an instance, propyl gallate is found in food products like mayonnaise, dried meats, chicken soup and gum, as well as hair-grooming products and adhesives. But in certain cases, it has been reported that propyl gallate has interfered with human hormones. Propyl gallate is considered an endocrine disruptor (PDF) which disrupts human hormones, which could lead to health complications. This is one of the major challenges posing the mold inhibitors market.
Mold Inhibitors Market Industry Outlook
Facility expansion, production expansion, collaborations, partnerships, investments, acquisitions and mergers are some of the key strategies adopted by players in the Mold Inhibitors Market. Major players in the Mold Inhibitors Market include:
- Associated British Food plc
- E.I.du Pont de Nemours and Company
- Daniels Midland Company
- BASF SE
- Koninklijke DSM N.V.
- Archer Daniels Midland Company
- ANGUS Chemical Company
- Eastman Chemical
- Watson Inc.
- Kemin Industries Inc.
- Niacet Corporation
- Handary SA
- Bentoli Corbion Company among others.
In February 2019, Glanbia acquired Watson Inc. for US$89 million. This acquisition helped Glanbia in expanding its product portfolio to quality custom nutrient premix, bakery ingredient, edible film and material conditioning solutions for the nutrition, food and beverage, personal care and supplement industries.
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