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Antifog Additives Market - By Type (Polygylcerol ester, Glycerol ester, Sorbitan ester of fatty acid, Polyoxyethylene ester, Ethoxylated sorbitan ester), Application (Food films, Agriculture film, Others) & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8763
  • Published Date: Mar 2024
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Antifog Additives Market Size

Antifog Additives Market was valued at around USD 371.2 million in 2023 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 4.9% between 2024 and 2032. Antifog additives are added to a variety of materials, including films, coatings, and plastics, to stop fog or condensation from forming on their surfaces. There is an increasing demand for clear and transparent materials in packaging, automotive, and agricultural sectors, where visibility and presentation are critical. Antifog additives help maintain clarity by preventing fogging, ensuring better visibility and aesthetics.

Antifog Additives Market

As industries continue to invest in research and development, innovations in antifog additive formulations are likely to emerge, catering to specific application requirements. Due to its booming industrial sectors and continuous developments, the Asia-Pacific region offers a considerable chance for market expansion.

As the possible ecological effects of antifog additives chemical constituents are the main source of environmental concerns, prompting inquiries about environmental responsibility and sustainability during production and disposal. Long-term durability problems are those that arise when an application or maintenance is required more frequently due to factors such as mechanical wear and UV exposure that might deteriorate performance. In order to balance the need for performance with ecological responsibility in the antifog additive market, addressing these concerns requires innovations in eco-friendly formulations and production methods to mitigate environmental impact, along with advancements in durability to ensure sustained efficacy.

Antifog Additives Market Trends

There are a number of noteworthy trends in the antifog additive industry that are being driven by changing customer tastes, changing regulations, and advancements in technology. One notable trend is the rising demand—driven by stricter restrictions and a greater environmental consciousness—for environmentally friendly and sustainable antifog technologies. To satisfy this demand while reducing their negative environmental effects, manufacturers are concentrating on creating bio-based additives and eco-friendly formulations.

Furthermore, antifog chemicals are becoming more widely used in a variety of industries outside of the more conventional ones like food packaging and automobiles. The potential of antifog solutions to improve product performance and user experience is being investigated by emerging industries like electronics, eyeglasses, and medical equipment.

Antifog Additives Market Analysis

Antifog Additives Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Based on type, the market is divided into polygylcerol ester, glycerol ester, sorbitan ester of fatty acid, polyoxyethylene ester, ethoxylated sorbitan ester. Glycerol ester held the dominant market share of USD 147.2 million in 2023 and expected to reach around 227 million by 2032. Glycerol ester-type antifog additives play a crucial role in various industries where fogging can hinder visibility and performance. These additives are highly effective in preventing the formation of fog or mist on surfaces such as plastic films, lenses, goggles, and mirrors. Sorbitan esters of fatty acids are widely used in various industries, primarily as surfactants, emulsifiers, and stabilizers.


Antifog Additives Market Revenue Share, By Application, (2023)

Based on application, the market is categorized into food films, agriculture films and other. Food films emerge as a dominant application segment, holding a significant market share of 44.6% and expected to reach around 46% due to the widespread use in maintaining the visual appeal of packaged products. Antifog additives, including glycerol esters, are added to food packaging films to stop condensation and fogging and maintain a clear view of the packaged food items. This is especially crucial for food products that are cold or frozen, since temperature differences between the product and its surroundings can cause fogging problems that can negatively impact both the appearance of the product and its attraction to consumers. Antifog chemicals are used in agricultural films to preserve sight and clarity in greenhouses and on mulch films. These chemicals maximize light transmission, reducing condensation and fogging on the film surface, which improves plant growth conditions and increases agricultural output. 


Asia Pacific Antifog Additives Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Asia Pacific dominated the global antifog additives market in 2023. It generated a revenue of USD 128.6 million in 2023 and expected to reach around 194 million by 2032. The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing a surge in demand for antifog additives due to the region's robust industrial activities and rapid infrastructure development, particularly in countries like China and India. The construction boom, fueled by urbanization and economic growth, is driving the need for clear visibility and high-quality materials in various applications. Antifog additives are increasingly utilized in food packaging films, agricultural films, automotive coatings, and medical devices to prevent fogging and ensure clear visibility, thus contributing significantly to the market share.

Antifog Additives Market Share

Antifog Additives Market Company Share, (2023)

The competitive landscape in the antifog additives industry is characterized by a mix of global giants and niche players, contributing to a moderately concentrated market. The market for antifog additives is highly competitive, with major competitors vying for market share, improving product performance, and developing cutting-edge new ideas. With their wide product ranges and global reach, industry leaders including Croda International Plc, Clariant AG, and Evonik Industries AG dominate the market. These businesses concentrate on R&D projects to provide cutting-edge antifog compounds for a range of uses in the food packaging, agricultural, automotive, and healthcare industries. Prominent companies with strong manufacturing and technological know-how are also Dow Inc., BASF SE, and Ashland Global Holdings Inc.

 The intense competition between these prominent entities propels ongoing innovation and product development endeavors with the objective of catering to changing customer requisites and regulatory obligations. In the ever-changing antifog additive market, major competitors frequently use strategic alliances, mergers, and acquisitions to bolster their market positions and obtain a competitive advantage.

The degree of concentration is influenced by the strategic positions of major players, while the presence of niche players ensures a degree of fragmentation, allowing for specialization in specific curing agent formulations or applications. Overall, the global market is marked by a balanced interplay between concentration and fragmentation, fostering healthy competition and innovation.

Antifog Additives Market Companies

Major players operating in the market include:

  • Ashland Global Holdings Inc.
  • Avient
  • ChemPoint
  • Clariant AG
  • Corbion N.V.
  • Croda International Plc
  • Dow Inc.
  • Eastman chemical company
  • Emery oleochemical
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Lipotype,
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Solvay S.A.

Antifog Additives Industry News

  • In October 2022, Sukano and Emery Oleochemicals Announce Joint Product Development and Launch for PET Antifogging Compound. New antifogging compound is designed to be used at 100% in cold applications to prevent fogging in packaging surfaces.
  • In December 2020, Emery Oleochemicals and IMCD have struck a new distributor agreement. Emery's Green Polymer Additives business unit will be represented by IMCD Benelux, which will handle distribution and technical assistance for the company's natural lubricants, release agents, antistatic and antifogging agents, and special plasticizers.

The antifog additives market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue and volume (USD Billion) (Kilo Tons) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Polygylcerol ester
  • Glycerol ester
  • Sorbitan ester of fatty acid
  • Polyoxyethylene ester
  • Ethoxylated sorbitan ester

Market, By Application

  • Food films
  • Agriculture films
  • Other

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Antifog additives market was valued at around USD 371 million in 2023 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 4.9% through 2032, driven by increasing demand for clear and transparent materials in packaging, automotive, and agricultural sectors.

Glycerol ester segment of antifog additive industry was worth USD 147.2 million in 2023 and expected to reach around 227 million by 2032, as the product is highly effective in preventing the formation of fog or mist on surfaces such as plastic films, lenses, goggles, and mirrors.

Asia Pacific antifog additive market generated a revenue of USD 128.6 million in 2023 and is expected to reach around 194 million by 2032, due to the region's robust industrial activities and rapid infrastructure development.

Ashland Global Holdings Inc., Avient, BASF SE, ChemPoint, Clariant AG, Corbion N.V., Croda International Plc, Dow Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, Emery Oleochemical, Evonik Industries AG, Lipotype, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, and Solvay S.A.

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 210
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 244
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