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Africa Anti-caking Agent Market Competitive Analysis Report 2021-2028 | Growth Market Reports

Sheryl Dias
Africa Anti-caking Agent Market Competitive Analysis Report 2021-2028 | Growth Market Reports

The Africa anti-caking agent market size is anticipated to expand at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period, 2021–2028. The growth of the market is attributed to the increasing demand for convenience food products with improved quality. 


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Anti-caking agents are used as additives to prevent the formation of lumps in the mass. For ease of consumption, packing, flowability and transportation, anti-caking agents, such as table salt or confectioneries are incorporated in powdered or granulated products. Anti-caking agents are soluble in water, alcohol, and other organic solvents. They function either by absorbing excess moisture or by creating a water-repellent coating on the particles.


Anti-caking agents are used in food products, such as milk & cream powder, salt, flour-based mixes, baking powders, cocoa & mixed coffee drinks, cheese, and feed nutrients. Calcium silicate and silicon dioxide are commonly used as anti-caking agent. Different natural sources of silicon dioxide are sand or quartz, rice husk powder, leafy green vegetables, beets, bell peppers, brown rice & oats, and alfalfa. Caking inhibitors are also used in non-food industries, such as cosmetics, synthetic detergents, and fertilizers.


Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities

  • Increasing diverse applications of anti-caking agents is anticipated to drive the growth of the market during the forecast period.
  • Growing living standards and changing lifestyle are expected to positively impact the market growth.
  • Rising awareness about properties of anti-caking agents, such as maintaining free-flowing ability, texture, and long shelf-life are anticipated to boost the market growth in the coming years.
  • Increasing calcium compounds applications in table salt, which absorbs both water and oil is projected to drive the market expansion in the projected timeline.


Africa Anti-caking Agent Market Segment Insights


Silicon dioxide segment to constitute a large market share

 In terms of types, the market is segmented into calcium compounds, sodium compounds, silicon dioxide, and others. The silicon dioxide segment is expected to account for a key market share during the forecast period owing to its broadly acceptance as food anti-caking agent. It is available in natural as well as synthetic form. The regulatory and consumer acceptance are the key factors responsible for the market segment growth.


Dairy segment account to expand at a significant pace

Based on applications, the Africa anti-caking market is divided into bakery, confectionery, beverages, dairy, and others. The dairy segment is projected to grow at a robust pace during the forecast period. The consumers are experimenting with the flavor to provide innovation in the dairy products, which can provide growth opportunities to the players operating in the market. On the other hand, the confectionery segment is expected to grow at rapid pace during the forecast period owing to the increasing application of anti-caking agents in the powdered sugar.


South Africa is anticipated to dominate the market

On the basis of geography, the market is categorized as South Africa, Nigeria, and Rest of Africa. South Africa is anticipated to dominate the market and expand at a high CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing demand for high-quality food and personal care products is driving the country’s market growth. Moreover, increasing consumption of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is spurring the market growth in South Africa.


Competitive Landscape

Key players competing in the Africa anti caking agent market include Merck KGaA, Evonik Industries AG, PPG Industries, Inc., Solvay , and PQ Corporation.


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