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.
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