The North American self-heating food packaging market is estimated to be valued at US$ 59 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4% over the forecast period 2023 to 2032, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Self-heating food packaging helps to maintain the heat of prepared meals for a certain period without using any external heating source. They utilize advanced chemical reactions to generate heat when in contact with oxygen in air at the time of opening the packaging. This technology is widely being used for packaging prepared meals, soups, cereals, noodles, and other products that require heating before consumption. The packaging systems offer convenience to consumers looking for quick and portable meal options.
Rising demand for on-the-go meals: Busy lifestyles and long working hours have increased the demand for portable and ready-to-eat meals across North America. Self-heating food packages allow consumers to enjoy hot meals anywhere without access to microwaves or stoves. This has boosted the adoption of self-heating technologies by food brands targeting time-pressed customers.
Technological advancements: Companies are investing heavily in research & development to enhance the performance and user experience of self-heating packaging systems. Improved formulations are enabling faster heating, precise temperature control, longer shelf life, and better safety. Packages can now heat foods to ideal serving temperatures without overheating. Innovation is expected to further fuel the growth of the market over the forecast period.
The global self-heating food packaging market is dominated by canned food segment. Canned foods constitute around 35% of the total self-heating food packaging market owing to high demand for canned soups, pasta, pet foods etc. The canned food segment is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period due to longer shelf-life of canned products and convenience offered by self-heating systems which don’t require access to cooking utilities for heating packaged food items.
Political: The regulations regarding food safety and quality are expected to boost the demand for advanced packaging solutions like self-heating food packaging.
Economic: The rising disposable incomes and hectic lifestyles have increased the demand for convenient and ready-to-eat food items driving the self-heating food packaging market.
Social: Changing consumer preferences towards packaged and ready-to-eat foods have driven the packaging industry to focus on innovations offering additional consumer value like self-heating systems.
Technological: Advanced chemistry techniques to incorporate self-heating systems into food packaging without compromising quality and safety of food along with automated packaging lines are fueling the market growth.
The global Self-heating Food Packaging Market Demand is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 4% over the forecast period, due to increasing demand for convenient and ready-to-eat food options.
Regional analysis: North America dominates the global self-heating food packaging market garnering around 35% of the total market share owing to demand from major packaged food manufacturers. Asia Pacific region is expected to witness fastest growth in the market during the forecast period driven by growing middle class population demanding for innovative packaging formats.
Key players operating in the self-heating food packaging are Tempra Technology Inc., HeatGen, LLC, The 42 Degrees Company, Heat Food & Drink Ltd., and Luxfer Magtech Inc. Tempra Technology Inc. dominates the market with over 20% market share owing to wide global distribution network for self-heating cans and pouches.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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