Global Antiblock Additives Market to Register a CAGR of 5.2% and Reach USD 1.7 Billion by 2028

The Global Antiblock Additives Market is anticipated to reach USD 1.7 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 5.20% over the forecast period. The measures taken to avoid film sheets from sticking together are called antiblocking. Antiblock additives are added to polymers in a concentration of 1,000 ppm to 6,000 ppm, over the extrusion phase, to prevent the adhesion or blocking of the layers. However, the dosage of antiblocks can differ depending on the film grade, additive used, film thickness, and extrusion conditions.

HDPE, LDPE, and polypropylene are widely used plastics. They are being increasingly recycled and reused owing to an increase in awareness about the environmental impacts of the improper disposal of plastics. Their recyclability is a major factor that is increasing their consumption across the globe. This is expected to boost the anti-block additives market in the coming years.

Diatomaceous earths as well as talc are the most widely used antiblock additives as compared to other types. Among the types of additives, the organic additives segment accounts for a major market share. Inorganic additives are known to provide better anti-blocking properties compared to organic additives. Along with having better properties, inorganic additives such as diatomaceous earth and talc are easily available and cost effective. 

The growing demand from the agricultural sector will be a major factor in boosting the global anti-block additives market development. In addition, plastic films are hugely adopted in the agricultural sector. Greenhouse films are highly preferred owing to their thermal as well as UV resistance properties. Such films help in crop production on a large scale, as they consume less water and support the quicker formation of yields. Likewise, the fertility of the soil can be enhanced by applying mulch to its surface.

These films are also useful for the transformation of soil moisture. The use of plastic films is high in mulching and also in low tunnel and walk-in tunnel covers. This is expected to increase the demand for plastic additives such as anti-block additives, which are used in manufacturing such plastic films. Driven by such factors, the industry will register a high CAGR of around 6% over the forecast period.

Antiblock Additives Market, by type of polymer

The LLDPE segment is expected to dominate the global antiblock additive market due to high tensile strength, low cost, and ease of use of LLDPE in numerous applications.

Antiblock Additives Market, by product type

The inorganic antiblock additive segment is estimated to expand at a substantial rate over the forecast period, owing to the fact that inorganic antiblock additives are cost effective and are easily available compared to organic antiblock additives.

Antiblock Additives Market, by Application

Based on the application, the food packaging segment is likely to grow at the highest CAGR in terms of revenue share over the forecast period. The growth of the segment will be mainly driven by growing consumer awareness about ready-to-eat and convenience and packaged food.

Antiblock Additives Market, by Region

Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing antiblock additive market in terms of revenue over the forecast period, owing to rapidly increasing packaging application in countries such as India, Japan, and South Korea.

Key Market Developments

  • In January 2017, Evonik Industries AG (Germany) agreed to acquire the specialty additives business of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (United States) for USD 3.8 billion. The process to gain the specialty & coating additive business of Air Products was introduced in May 2016. This acquisition will enhance Evonik's position in the worldwide specialty additives market.
  • In February 2017, Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.) contracted a technology sharing agreement with Zhejiang Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (China), a leading provider of polymers, aromatic hydrocarbons, and polyester fibers. A number of process technologies in the form of license, design, catalyst, and major equipment along with automation systems are being provided by Honeywell.
  • In April 2017, Croda International Plc. (U.K.) declared the expansion of its Chocques manufacturing facility (Northern France) with an investment of USD 19.98 million. This will raise the alkoxylation manufacturing capacity of the site by around 20% and cater to the demand from several industries in Europe.

Some Key Findings of the Global Antiblock Additives Market Report Include:

  • Product offering details, competitive landscape, and various growth strategies implemented by the major market players, along with their investments in the past five years
  • The market study comprises the macro and micro analysis of the regions, growth drivers, restraints, marketing opportunities, challenges, plans, and regulations that are impacting the global antiblock additives market.
  • Major global industry trend and estimation analysis along with a region-specific market study.
  • Comprehensive global antiblock additives market report that covers an analysis by type of polymer, by product Type, and by regions with the study of trend-based insights and significant factors.
  • Some major market players operating in the global antiblock additives market include Astra Polymers, Imerys S.A., Ampacet Corporation, Specialty Minerals Inc., W.R. Grace & Co., Honeywell International Inc., and Fine Organics.

Market Segmentation

Antiblock additive market, by polymer type:

  • HDPE
  • BOPP
  • LDPE
  • PVC
  • Others (including cast polypropylene, polyamide, and polyethylene terephthalate)

Antiblock additive market, by product type:

  • Organic
  • Inorganic

Antiblock additive market, by application:

  • Packaging
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Food
    • Others
  • Non-packaging
    • Medical
    • Agricultural
    • Others

Antiblock additive market, by region:

  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Central & South America
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