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Food Anti-caking Agents Market Size - By Type (Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Silicate, Magnesium Carbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), By Source (Natural, Synthetic), By Application & Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6422
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Food anti-caking Agents Market Size

Food Anti-Caking Agents Market size was valued at around USD 920 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 1567.8 million by 2032. Anti-caking agents help maintain the quality and consistency of food products by preventing clumping or caking.

Food Anti-Caking Agents Market

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Anti-caking agents are particularly valuable in powdered or granulated food products, such as spices, salt, sugar, baking mixes, and powdered beverages, where caking can be a common issue. In industries that require bulk storage and transportation of food ingredients, anti-caking agents ensure that the products remain free-flowing and suitable for further processing. Consumers prefer free-flowing and easy-to-use food products. Anti-caking agents facilitate smooth pouring and dispensing, enhancing the overall user experience.


Food safety regulations are stringent and subject to frequent updates. Manufacturers of anti-caking agents must ensure compliance with these regulations to meet food safety standards and avoid legal and reputational risks. Some synthetic anti-caking agents may raise health and environmental concerns, especially if they are perceived as undesirable additives. The prices of raw materials used in anti-caking agents can be subject to fluctuations, impacting production costs and pricing.

COVID-19 Impact

With lockdowns, social distancing measures, and economic uncertainties, consumer behavior shifted. Consumers stocked up on essential goods, including food products, leading to fluctuations in demand for anti-caking agents. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is anticipated to drive the industry progression in the upcoming years.

Food Anti-Caking Agents Market Trends

Consumers are increasingly seeking food products with clean label declarations and natural ingredients. As a result, there is a growing demand for food anti-caking agents sourced from natural materials, such as plant extracts and minerals. Sustainability is a significant concern for consumers and food manufacturers. The industry is witnessing an increased focus on eco-friendly and sustainable food anti-caking agents that have a minimal environmental impact. Food manufacturers are looking for anti-caking agents tailored to their specific applications and formulations.

Food Anti-Caking Agents Market Analysis

Food Anti-Caking Agents Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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Based on product, the food anti-caking agents market is segmented as silicon dioxide, calcium silicate, magnesium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, others. Silicon Dioxide held a majority industry value of USD 203 million in 2022. Silicon dioxide is a versatile anti-caking agent used in a wide range of food products, including powdered seasonings, coffee, and dessert mixes. Silicon dioxide has a high surface area, enabling it to efficiently absorb moisture and prevent caking in hygroscopic food ingredients. Calcium silicate is suitable for use in food products subjected to high temperatures, such as baking mixes and instant foods.

Food Anti-Caking Agents Market Revenue Share (%), By Source, (2022)

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Based on source, the food anti-caking agents market is segmented as natural and synthetic. Natural held a dominant industry share of around 55% in 2022. Natural anti-caking agents derived from renewable plant-based sources are considered more sustainable and environmentally friendly, which appeals to eco-conscious consumers. Consumers are increasingly seeking food products with clean label declarations, indicating that the product contains natural and recognizable ingredients.

Based on application the food anti-caking agents market is segmented as salt and seasonings, bakery products, dairy products, beverage mixes, confectionery, others. Salt and Seasonings segment is anticipated to grow at 5.2% CAGR by 2032. Spices and seasoning blends often contain hygroscopic ingredients prone to caking. Anti-caking agents help prevent clumping and maintain the quality of these products.

U.S. Anti-Caking Agents Market Size, 2021- 2032 (USD Million)

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U.S. dominated the North American region with majority food anti-caking agents market share and a revenue of USD 213.8 million in 2022. North America has a well-established processed food industry, producing a wide range of packaged and convenience foods. Anti-caking agents are essential in maintaining the quality and free-flowing nature of these products.

Food Anti-Caking Agents Market Share

Some of the major industry players operating in the Food anti-caking agents market are:

  • Brenntag AG
  • Cargill,Incorporated
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Univar Solutions Inc.
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Huber Engineered Materials (J.M. Huber Corporation)
  • IMCD N.V.
  • Silcona GmbH & Co. KG
  • Kao Corporation
  • The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
  • Nouryon
  • KCC Corporation
  • Kemin Industries, Inc.
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation

Food Anti-Caking Agents Industry News:

  • In July 2020, Solvay announced expansion at its hydrogen peroxide plant in Jemeppe-surSambre (Belgium) allowing an increase of hydrogen peroxide production. These investments meet the growing product demand in Europe, in existing and new applications.

Food anti-caking agents market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Type

  • Silicon Dioxide
  • Calcium Silicate
  • Magnesium Carbonate
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Others

By Source

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

By Application

  • Salt and Seasonings
  • Bakery Products
  • Dairy Products
  • Beverage Mixes
  • Confectionery
  • Others

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Food anti-caking agents industry was worth USD 920 million in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 1567.8 million by 2032 driven by the booming food and beverage sector worldwide.
Natural anti-caking food agents market held 55% revenue share in 2022 and is expected to witness high demand through 2032 owing to increasing consumer preference for food products with clean label declarations.
U.S. anti-caking food agents industry generated USD 213.8 million in revenue in 2022 and is anticipated to record significant growth through 2032 owing to the strong presence of well-established processed food sector for producing a wide range of packaged and convenience foods.
Some of the top companies in the food anti-caking agents market are Brenntag AG, Cargill, Incorporated, Evonik Industries AG, Univar Solutions Inc., PPG Industries, Inc., Solvay S.A., Huber Engineered Materials (J.M. Huber Corporation), IMCD N.V., Silcona GmbH & Co. KG, and Kao Corporation

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 191
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 150
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