The Food Grade Gases market is valued at USD 7.1 Bn in 2022 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period, to reach a value of USD 13.0 Bn by 2032. Newly released data from Future Market Insights market analysis shows that global Food Grade Gases demand is projected to grow year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth of 3.5% in 2022.The rapid growth of the human population has led to a desire for increased food production across several industries like vegetable & Fruits, animal, aquaculture, and food processing. As a result, more technology connected to food production is used. The use of gases in the many stages of food treatment, processing, preservation, and ripening is an illustration of this technique.
In the food and beverage business, gases are also utilized across the entire value chain, from production and packaging to storage and transportation.The market grew with a CAGR of 5.4% between 2017 and 21, one of the main elements fostering a favorable view for the market is the significant increase in the food and beverage sector. Consumers who are concerned about their health are demanding more premium-quality meat and seafood items, which is raising the demand for food-grade gases.
Additionally, market growth is being boosted by the increased usage of modified air packaging (MAP) solutions. Food grade gases are used to extend the shelf life of cheeses and pasta without the use of synthetic chemicals and to maintain the freshness of packed food, particularly organic fruits, vegetables, and meat products. The rising demand for packed and convenience food in all is driving the food grade gases market.
The production of beverages necessitates the use of some harmful gases, such as the antioxidant SO2. This gas is poisonous, heavier than air, normally stable, and corrosive to metals. However, as it protects the wine from microorganisms and oxidation, it is essential for the manufacture of wine. It is added as a dissolvent, as an antioxidant to inhibit polyphenol oxidases (laccase and tyrosinase), and to stop the growth of microbes that aren't wanted.
In addition to its primary use in wine science, SO2 is found in meats, dried fruits, candied fruits, fermented beverages, beer, and jellies. Ethyl carbamate (EC) is one of the most hazardous substances as well. EC is a substance that causes cancer and is frequently found in alcoholic beverages. This molecule, which is thought to present a substantial challenge to the beverage sector, has been the subject of a lot of research.