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Among the aseptically packed products milk accounts for major market share of 42% followed by beverages with 38%. The remaining minor portion is made up by other dairy products. The demand for aseptic packaging in food products is rising due to changing lifestyles and conveniences provided aseptically packed food.
Aseptic packaging has seen and will continue to see more number of opportunities in North American market especially in the dairy and processed foods categories. Popular retail brands are turning towards aseptic packaging due to the advantages associated with it. For developed markets aseptic packaging provides benefits like protection of sensitive ingredients and greater efficiency in different stages of supply chain. It is also beneficial to geographical areas with weak chilled distribution chain like South America.
The major drivers for aseptic packaging are increasing demand for packaged food, changes in food manufacturing industry, more emphasis on product safety. Growing population, emerging middle class, changing food habits are other factors driving demand for aseptic packaging. Expanding liquid food and dairy beverage applications and increasing consumption of ready-to-eat food are creating demand for aseptic food.