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Release Agents Market By Form (Solid, Liquid) By Ingredients (Vegetable oils, Emulsifiers, Wax & wax esters, Antioxidants) By Application (Bakery products, Confectionery products, Processed meat) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2028

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The Global Release Agents Market report explores the critical analysis of the Release Agents industry using key parameters. The report consists of investment strategies, the need for investments in the Release Agents industry, and the multiple benefits for the investors. Importantly, this report sets out major changes in the global technical regulations for the Release Agents industry, as well as how economic and non-economic barriers are helping the Release Agents market. Moreover, the report analyses the global, regional, and country-level historic and forecasted market size. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis of key investment propositions, demand and supply gap, competitors positioning, STAR analysis, SRC analysis, and Tornado analysis. Key technological developments and other analyses such as porter's five forces analysis, PESTEL analysis, value chain analysis, etc.


Key Highlights of the report

How are the major segments performing in the Release Agents Market?

In 2021, the liquid category dominated the market. Liquid-release agents are increasingly used for baking, confectionery applications, processed meat, and convenience foods.

In 2021, the vegetable oil segment to dominate the market. Since vegetable oils serve as the foundation for the production of release agents, the prices of release agent products are influenced by the price of vegetable oils on the market.

In 2021, the bakery products segment dominated the market. Increased consumer demand for baked goods, lower labor costs associated with cleaning trays and pans, and shorter production cycle times are some factors contributing to the rise of the bakery products market.

Which region dominated the Release Agents Market?

In 2021, North America was one of the major contributors to global release agents because of the rising popularity of baked goods and the growing knowledge of the advantages of eating release agents. The developments in the North American release agent market are also being influenced by rising consumer awareness and health concerns increased sales of processed foods and increased demand for natural ingredients. The demand for bakery and confectionery items, convenience foods, dairy, and frozen goods has increased per capita income, and the tendency to snack between meals has increased.

What is the competitive environment of the Release Agents Market?

The numerous foreign and local sellers make the release agent industry highly fragmented. The high degree of market fragmentation leads to fierce competition and significant entry barriers for new players. Since there are so many regional and international companies, the release agent industry is highly competitive. An advanced distribution network allows firms to diversify their product offerings globally. Furthermore, because the customer wants and preferences are changing quickly, firms must innovate consistently to operate and expand in the market. For instance, in September 2020, ProKote 5022-AO, a water-miscible release agent for organic food processing units manufactured by Avatar Corp., will be allergen-free and only contain ingredients derived from natural sources. It is flammable, has a high flash point, and can sustain high processing temperatures. Similarly, in May 2019, Bundy Baking Solutions established Synova LLC, a brand-new company that produces and sells release agents for bakeries. Synova, headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, is the newest member of the family of businesses owned by Bundy Baking Solutions, which also includes American Pan, Chicago Metallic, Pan Glo, RTB, and Shaffer.

Executive Summary

How has increased food consumption impacted the market for release agents?

In manufacturing facilities, compounds known as release agents or parting agents create a barrier between the product and the mold, belt, or pan. To prevent the products from sticking to the surface due to the high temperatures and chemicals, the surface where the product will be placed is coated with a release agent. Additionally, this ingredient prevents the food from picking up contaminants from the surfaces it sits on. Consumer convenience foods' rising popularity directly contributes to the need for release agents in manufacturing facilities. These substances act as barriers between the product and the mold, belt, or pan in convenience food items like spreads, sauces, RTE (Ready To Eat), bakery and confectionery products, and others. Furthermore, various applications for food release agents in the food and beverage industry are now possible thanks to technological developments and new product launches, actively fuelling the market's expansion. Due to the rising demand for bread goods, baking aids like release agents are in higher demand. To avoid the attachment of external elements to primary products, release agents are mostly used. The market is being pushed by the rise in consumer awareness and health concerns, as well as the desire for natural sources of ingredients and innovation that is driven by research and development.

Which are the key investments by the players in the Release Agents Industry Market?

It's also critical for players to continuously innovate to stay competitive and expand due to the quickly shifting consumer expectations and preferences. The release agent market's strategic players meet consumer demand by heavily investing in new product releases worldwide and adding new products to their catalogs to reflect emerging trends.

Some of the major players in the market are Archer Daniels Midland Company (US), AAK AB (Sweden), Cargill (US), Dowdupont (US), Avatar Corporation (US), Par-Way Tryson Company (US), Associated British Foods PLC (UK), Mallet & Company, Inc. (US), Lecico GmbH (Germany), Lallemand (Canada).

What are the Major Driving Factors for the Release Agents Market?

The market for release agents is expanding rapidly due to factors such as their high physical stability, simplicity of application by spraying, and growing usage of natural or organic agents, both of which benefit release agents and the demand for bakery goods. Additionally, the market for release agents is anticipated to develop as eating patterns change and industrial food production increases. Further predicted development drivers for the release agents market include the rise in demand for natural sources of components. It is predicted that the market for release agents would be protected by the research and development that drives innovation. Furthermore, developing nations with high potential for food release agents will likely present additional prospects for the market's expansion in the upcoming years. Chemical producers have concentrated on offering water-based products that can favor the release agent market as the depletion of natural gas and crude oil rises.

What are the Major Risks for the Release Agents Market?

Release agent market growth may be hampered in the near future by the possibility of the release agent reacting with food or surfaces, undesirable effects on food flavor and odor, release agent allergies, and stringent government health and safety regulations. Uncertainty results from the variable nature of the price of the raw ingredients used to make release agents. The cost of raw materials influences both the release price and the cost of the final product. Due to weather changes, there was a shortage of raw supplies, which increased prices. The change in crude oil prices on the international market is another element that affects commodity pricing. 

Which is the Key Technique in the Release Agents Market?

In 2021, the bakery products segment dominated the release agents market. The bakery release agent dominates the market with various categories, including trough grease, divider oil, pan grease, bread pan oil, and specialty release agents. These products help to remove sticking points, make molds or trays hydrophobic, and form an uninterrupted film between surfaces. Fatty acids are used in vegetable oils to help with polymerization and oxidation stability. The demand for baking aids like release agents has expanded as the market for bakery goods has grown. The global bakery market has benefited from the increased demand for "on-the-go" food options among the millennial generation.

How is the Release Agents Market performing in regions?

In 2021, the global release agent market was dominated by North America because consuming release agents is becoming more popular, and people are becoming more aware of its benefits. Rising consumer awareness, health concerns, increased processed food sales, and an increased desire for natural ingredients are all factors impacting the North American release agent industry's advancements. As per capita income and the propensity for between-meal snacking have increased, so has the demand for bakery and confectionery products, convenience foods, dairy, and frozen goods. The preferences of consumers are changing in favor of healthier, gluten-free goods. This is the main engine behind the leavening agent industry. The majority of individuals in the country consume the bread.

In addition, the rise of the baking and confectionery industries is anticipated to cause the Asia Pacific region to expand rapidly throughout the projected period and continue its dominance. The forecast period also anticipated an increase in the market for release agents due to developing countries' changing lifestyles and growing health consciousness. Ample market potential for release agents is also created by the rising output of processed foods and rising consumer awareness in the Asia Pacific.

What is the regulatory landscape for the Release Agents Market?

Food release agents are in high demand in developed markets like the US and Europe. Growth in the manufacture of processed and convenience foods is driving this demand. The market for release agents is already saturated in developed economies like the US and Europe, where their penetration and adoption are relatively significant. It is anticipated that increased refining capacity will boost the supply of motor and fuel oils and, as a result, the availability of raw materials for market participants. The Ecoratio Company, based in the United Kingdom, creates environmentally friendly release agents for concrete applications, claiming that they work well in various climates and production processes.

What is the Market Size of Release Agents regarding value?

The Release Agents Market is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR of 2.5% in the upcoming years. The Global Release Agents industry was estimated to be worth USD 651.5 million in 2021 and was expected to be worth USD 755.54 million by 2028.

What effect does COVID-19 have on the market for Release Agents?

COVID-19 disrupted the market due to the shift in consumption trends and the stockpiling of processed foods. The pandemic's social isolation policies and decreased raw material production significantly impacted the market's supply chain. Consumers are gravitating toward processed foods for food safety and storage due to changes in consumer lifestyles, hectic schedules, and health concerns on a global scale. Foods that have been processed, such as cooked, dried, canned, and frozen, require some release agents to help the food separate from the pan, tray, and other packing materials.

Segmentation of Global Release Agents Market-

Global Release Agents Market – By Form

  • Solid
  • Liquid

Global Release Agents Market – By Ingredients

  • Vegetable oils
  • Emulsifiers
  • Wax & wax esters
  • Antioxidants

Global Release Agents Market – By Application

  • Bakery products
  • Confectionery products
  • Processed meat

Global Release Agents Market – By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • South-east Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

Frequently asked questions about the global Release Agents industry

COVID-19 is expected to affect the global Release Agents market negatively.

North America accounted for the highest share of the global Release Agents market.

The market for Release Agents will expand due to the rising incidence of food-borne illnesses and related mortality.

The equipment segment had a major share in 2021, with more than 40% of the market revenue share.

The mining process segment had a major share in 2021, with more than 45% of the market revenue share.

Release Agents Market Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market Value in 2021 USD 651.5 million
Market Value in 2028 USD 755.54 million
CAGR 2.5%
Benchmarking Year 2021
Past data 2016 – 2021
Forecast period 2022 – 2028
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Published Date:  Oct 2022
Category:  Chemicals
Report ID:   60704
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   130
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