2014-03-20 16:09:03 - HPP (High Pressure Processing) Market - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com
Companies such as Avure Technologies Inc. (U.S.) and Hiperbaric Espuna (Spain) are leaders in the HPP equipment market. Companies such as Hormel food corporation (U.S), Esteban Espuna SA (Spain) and several others commercialize their product range with this technology. The HPP equipment market is projected to be about $6 million by 2018. In 2012, North America represented the largest regional market for HPP equipment. The key parameters responsible to increase demand for HPP equipment include the minimal effect of high pressure on the nutritional value of fresh products, food safety, and various functions of high pressure on food such as shucking, meat tenderization, etc. The market players are focusing on expanding new facilities and manufacturing units to increase their global
network and availability of HPP equipment.
HPP technology is used for food products that have high liquid content. The technology is utilized in the commercial market to process fruits, juices, etc. It is used extensively by food and beverage manufacturers located in the U.S. and Spain to extend the products´ shelf life and improve food safety. The food & beverage processors create products that are minimally processed with a clean label. Clean label products are those products that are prepared from ingredients that consumers can recognize and understand. High Pressure Processing technology is also implemented by meat & seafood processors to meet the desired tenderness and extract the meat from crustaceans.
HPP technology helps extend the shelf life of food products and improve food safety. The technique utilizes high pressure on food products instead of heat treatment, thus having the least effect on nutritional properties and texture of food products. The consumers in the market demand food products that reflect the natural and fresh taste with a clean label. High Pressure Processing technology thus serves this purpose and is utilized to deliver products with desired qualities. HPP equipment is expensive, but a cost effective technology when compared with the cost of food recalls. Entrance of toll processing companies has opened new avenues in the market.
The HPP equipment market value was dominated by North America in 2012. The key market in North America was the U.S. Europe was the second largest market dominated by Spain. The High Pressure Processing equipment market includes HPP equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and toll processors.
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