Antimicrobial Plastics Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

the Report Covers Global Antimicrobial Plastics Market Size and It is Segmented by Type (commodity Plastic, Engineering Plastic, High-Performance Plastic, and Other Types), End-User Industry (packaging, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Electrical and Electronics, Automotive, Building and Construction, Food and Beverage, and Other End-User Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa). the Market Size and Forecasts are Provided in Terms of Value (USD).

Antimicrobial Plastics Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 35.19 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 50.54 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 7.51 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

Antimicrobial Plastics Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Antimicrobial Plastics Market Analysis

The Antimicrobial Plastics Market size is estimated at USD 35.19 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 50.54 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 7.51% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The COVID-19 pandemic majorly affected countries across the regions, resulting in severe lockdowns, confining millions of people in their homes, and shutting down businesses, production, and manufacturing facilities, resulting in no economic activity. However, the market retained its growth trajectory in 2022.

  • The major factors driving the market’s growth include replacing conventional materials with antimicrobial plastics in various applications and rapidly increasing demand from the healthcare and packaging sectors.
  • However, the stringent environmental regulations related to plastic usage and disposal are expected to restrain the market’s growth.
  • The increasing research and development investments, increasing healthcare investments, and demand for medical tools and equipment are likely to provide opportunities for the market studied during the forecast period.
  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the market globally, owing to the various applications in industries such as packaging, healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer goods.

Antimicrobial Plastics Market Trends

Healthcare Industry Driving the Market Demand

  • The healthcare industry is the primary consumer of antimicrobial plastics. Antimicrobial plastics offer various advantages over conventional materials in the healthcare industry, such as cleanliness, sterility, convenience, ease of use, and low cost.
  • Complex epidemiological situations, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), microbial contamination, nosocomial infections, and infection risks in hospitals and dental equipment drive the need to use antimicrobial plastics to prevent microbial infections.
  • The need for recycling disposable medical products provided innumerable opportunities for the development of antimicrobial solutions.
  • Antimicrobial plastics are used in dental surgeries, hospitals, and care homes, primarily for products such as cubicle curtains, beds, nurse call systems, handrails, floors, door handles, pull cords, and case note holders.
  • In addition, antimicrobial plastics are used for manufacturing medical devices, such as tubing, connectors, syringes, and connectors, as well as a wide variety of molded parts.
  • Thus, with the increasing healthcare-associated infections in the healthcare industry, the usage of antimicrobial plastics is expected to increase significantly over the forecast period.
Antimicrobial Plastics Market : Healthcare Market Size, Value in USD Billion, India, 2018-2022

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • The antimicrobial plastics market in Asia-Pacific is expected to grow fastest during the forecast period. The expansion of the packaging industry in the region is driving the growth of the market. China has the largest market share in the region, as plastics consumption has expanded significantly. This upward trend is expected to continue during the forecast period.
  • In the Asia-Pacific region, with increasing production in industries such as consumer goods, food and beverages, and automotive, the demand for antimicrobial plastics is expected to increase significantly.
  • In the 2023-24 Union Budget, the government of India earmarked a sum of INR 89.16 billion (equivalent to USD 10.76 billion) for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). This allows the healthcare centers and hospitals in India to develop and improve their usage of medical products that are made of antimicrobial plastics, ensuring the safety of the customers and patients.
  • The Asia-Pacific healthcare industry has been witnessing huge investments in countries such as India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Vietnam. The region has been focused on developing its healthcare infrastructure due to the growing aging population and increasing medical spending.
  • As per OICA, the global automotive industry is currently growing at a substantial rate of 6% in 2022 over 2021. In 2022, various developed and developing countries across the world, including China, South Korea, India, and others, experienced an increase in automotive production. In 2022, over 85 million units of motor vehicles were manufactured.
  • As per Microban, cars are subjected to many contaminants on a daily basis. These include drivers, young children, animals, food deposits, and even temperature changes. This allows the usage of antimicrobial plastics creating cleaner car interiors with built-in antimicrobial technology so as to remove the bacteria and keep the vehicle safe.
  • Moreover, the region is expected to witness the fastest growth in the global packaging industry, where countries such as China and India have been leading the market. Factors such as e-commerce, online food deliveries, and innovation and development in the packaging industry are expected to drive the packaging industry’s growth in the region.
  • As per IBEF, India is gaining prominence as a significant global exporter of packaging materials. The export of packaging materials from India witnessed a CAGR of 9.9%, increasing from USD 844 million in 2018-19 to USD 1,119 million in 2021-22.
  • Hence, all such market trends are expected to drive the demand for antimicrobial plastics in the global market during the forecast period.
Antimicrobial Plastics Market : Growth Rate by Region

Antimicrobial Plastics Industry Overview

The Antimicrobial Plastics Market is partially fragmented in nature. The major players in the studied market (not in any particular order) include BASF SE, DuPont, Microban International, Avient Corporation, and Sanitized AG, among others.

Antimicrobial Plastics Market Leaders

  1. BASF SE

  2. DuPont

  3. Microban International

  4. Sanitized AG

  5. Avient Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Antimicrobial Plastics Market Concentration
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Antimicrobial Plastics Market News

April 2023: Symphony Environmental Technologies invented a ground-breaking and scientifically proven d2w additive technology that makes plastics 100% biodegradable. Symphony’s d2w additive can be used in plastics manufacturing to convert end-of-life plastics to nothing more than a soil component that is naturally bio-assimilated by bacteria and fungi.

February 2023: Microban International has launched a series of antimicrobial functions by introducing Microguard technology. This technology aims to bring antifungal properties to PVC, PU, and EVA plastics by preventing degradation and extending the product's life span.

Antimicrobial Plastics Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Replacement of Conventional Materials by Plastics in Various Applications

      2. 4.1.2 Rapidly Increasing Demand from the Healthcare and Packaging Industries

      3. 4.1.3 Growing Consciousness of Antimicrobial Plastics

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Environmental Regulations

      2. 4.2.2 Erratic Fluctuations in Raw Material Prices

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Commodity Plastic

      2. 5.1.2 Engineering Plastic

      3. 5.1.3 High Performance Plastic

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types (Bioplastics, etc.)

    2. 5.2 End-User Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Automotive

      2. 5.2.2 Building and Construction

      3. 5.2.3 Consumer Goods

      4. 5.2.4 Electrical and Electronics

      5. 5.2.5 Food and Beverage

      6. 5.2.6 Healthcare

      7. 5.2.7 Packaging

      8. 5.2.8 Other End-user Industries (Textile, etc.)

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Avient Corporation

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Bayer AG

      4. 6.4.4 BioCote Limited

      5. 6.4.5 CLARIANT

      6. 6.4.6 Covestro AG

      7. 6.4.7 DuPont

      8. 6.4.8 King Plastic Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 Lonza

      10. 6.4.10 Microban International

      11. 6.4.11 Milliken & Company

      12. 6.4.12 Parx Materials NV

      13. 6.4.13 Sanitized AG

      14. 6.4.14 Symphony Environmental Technologies

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Investments in Research and Development

    2. 7.2 Increasing Investments in Healthcare Sector

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Antimicrobial Plastics Industry Segmentation

Antimicrobial Plastics are polymers infused with agents capable of eradicating or restraining the proliferation of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. These antimicrobial compounds are typically incorporated into the plastic during its manufacturing, allowing for tailor-made and enduring antimicrobial defense. Such plastics find widespread use across diverse sectors, including medical devices, food packaging, and water treatment systems.

Type, end-user industry, and geography segment the antimicrobial plastics market. By type, the market is segmented into commodity plastic, engineering plastic, high-performance plastic, and other types (bioplastics, etc.). By end-user industry, the market is segmented into packaging, healthcare, consumer goods, electrical and electronics, automotive, building and construction, food and beverage, and others (textile, etc.). The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the antimicrobial plastics market in 15 countries across major regions. Each segment's market sizing and forecasts are provided on the basis of value (USD).

Commodity Plastic
Engineering Plastic
High Performance Plastic
Other Types (Bioplastics, etc.)
End-User Industry
Building and Construction
Consumer Goods
Electrical and Electronics
Food and Beverage
Other End-user Industries (Textile, etc.)
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Antimicrobial Plastics Market Research FAQs

The Antimicrobial Plastics Market size is expected to reach USD 35.19 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 7.51% to reach USD 50.54 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Antimicrobial Plastics Market size is expected to reach USD 35.19 billion.

BASF SE, DuPont, Microban International, Sanitized AG and Avient Corporation are the major companies operating in the Antimicrobial Plastics Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Antimicrobial Plastics Market.

In 2023, the Antimicrobial Plastics Market size was estimated at USD 32.73 billion. The report covers the Antimicrobial Plastics Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Antimicrobial Plastics Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Antimicrobial Plastic Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Antimicrobial Plastics market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Antimicrobial Plastics analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Antimicrobial Plastics Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)