Report Scope & Overview:

Antimicrobial Plastics Market Size was valued at USD 46.65 billion in 2022, and is expected to reach USD 86.35 billion by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 8.0% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Antimicrobial Plastics, sometimes known as polymeric biocides, are polymeric materials that have been treated with antimicrobial chemicals or additives. Silver, copper, zinc, triclosan, and oxybisphenoxarsine are the most often used antimicrobial additives. These plastics are mostly employed in commercial plastic items to kill microbes by inhibiting their growth. Antimicrobial polymers also have the ability to suppress bacteria, fungus, and protozoans, among other microorganisms. Antimicrobial polymers are highly designed materials that are made to look like antimicrobial peptides, which are used by humans' immune systems to destroy bacteria and other infections. Untreated plastic items are vulnerable to microbe development, which can result in discoloration, odour, and quick deterioration problems. Antimicrobial additives are added with plastic resins during compounding to provide a biocide treatment to avoid this. Healthcare, packaging, automotive, consumer products, and food and beverage are just a few of the industries that employ the product.

Antimicrobial Plastics Market Revenue Analysis

Market Dynamics:


  • Increased demand for plastic in the commodity market as per capita income rises.

  • Increased health awareness in order to avoid infections such as H1N1 (swine flu)


  • Plastic usage is restricted by the government.


  • People in emerging countries benefit from greater disposable income and a better level of living.

  • Textile industry expansion

Impact of Covid-19:

COVID-19's pandemic in 2020 wreaked havoc on the world economy and a variety of businesses. The pandemic has had a favourable impact on the antimicrobial plastics sector, unlike other markets. Antimicrobial plastics have gained popularity in a variety of applications, particularly in the medical and healthcare fields. During the pandemic, there was a huge need for antimicrobial polymers in hospital beds and ventilators. As a result, demand for antimicrobial polymers in the medical and healthcare industries is predicted to expand faster than in other end-use industries. Despite restrictions on industrial operations in various end-use industries such as building and construction, automotive, consumer goods, and packaging, the increasing trend of antimicrobial plastics usage in these applications is likely to grow during the projection period.

Key Players:

Major manufacturer in Antimicrobial Plastics Market are, PARX Plastics N.V, King Plastic Corporation, BioCote Limited, BASF SE, Microban International Ltd., Americhem Inc, Lonza, Sanitized AG, Polyone Corporation, Clariant AG, and other players.

Market Segmentation:

By  Additive

  • Inorganic antimicrobial additives (silver, copper, and zinc)

  • Organic antimicrobial additives (oxybisphenoxarsine (OBPA), triclosan, and others)

By Type

  • Commodity plastics (PE, PP, PVC, PS, PMMA, PET, and PUR)

  • Engineering plastics (ABS, PC, PA, POM, and others)

  • High-performance plastics

By  Application

  • Refining & Petrochemical

  • Metals  

  • Power Generation

  • Others

By End Users:

  • Building & Construction

  • Healthcare

  • Packaging

  • Automotive

  • Electronics

  • Commercial

  • Others (including Textile)

Antimicrobial Plastics Market Segmentation Analysis

Regional Analysis:

Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa are the five primary regions that make up the worldwide antimicrobial plastics market. Because of the widespread use of antimicrobial polymers in food packaging, medical devices and equipment, and the automotive industries, North America accounted for the highest share of the market in 2018. The surge in demand for antimicrobial plastics in air conditioning and ventilation (ACV) and consumer goods is propelling the regional market forward. Europe is also likely to be a significant regional market, with rising demand in the automotive, healthcare, and medical industries. During the study period, Asia-Pacific is predicted to have a smaller proportion of the global antimicrobial plastics market. The key factors expected to promote regional market expansion during the forecast period are rising demand for innovative technology in the medical industry and rising government spending on healthcare.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Antimicrobial Plastics Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 46.65 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 86.35 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 8.0% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By additive (Inorganic antimicrobial additives (silver, copper, and zinc), Organic antimicrobial additives (oxybisphenoxarsine (OBPA), triclosan, and others))
• By type (Commodity plastics (PE, PP, PVC, PS, PMMA, PET, and PUR), Engineering plastics (ABS, PC, PA, POM, and others), High-performance plastics)
• By application (Refining & Petrochemical, Metals  , Power Generation, Others)
• By End Users (Building & Construction, Healthcare, Packaging, Automotive, Electronics, Commercial, Others)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles PARX Plastics N.V, King Plastic Corporation, BioCote Limited, BASF SE, Microban International Ltd., Americhem Inc, Lonza, Sanitized AG, Polyone Corporation, Clariant AG, and other players.
DRIVERS • Increased demand for plastic in the commodity market as per capita income rises.
• Increased health awareness in order to avoid infections such as H1N1 (swine flu)
Restraints • Plastic usage is restricted by the government.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa are the five primary regions that make up the worldwide antimicrobial plastics market.


Ans: Manufacturers, Consultant, aftermarket players, association, Research institute, private and universities libraries, suppliers and distributors of the product.

Ans: Primary or secondary type of research done by this reports.

Ans: Plastic usage is restricted by the government are the restraints for Antimicrobial Plastics Market.


Ans: Antimicrobial Plastics Market Size was valued at USD 43.2 billion in 2021, and expected to reach USD 74.03 billion by 2028, and grow at a CAGR of 8.0 % over the forecast period 2022-2028.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis


8. Antimicrobial Plastics Market Segment,  By  additive

8.1 Inorganic antimicrobial additives (silver, copper, and zinc)

8.2 Organic antimicrobial additives (oxybisphenoxarsine (OBPA), triclosan, and others)



9. Antimicrobial Plastics Market Segment, By type

9.1 Commodity plastics (PE, PP, PVC, PS, PMMA, PET, and PUR)

9.2 Engineering plastics (ABS, PC, PA, POM, and others)

9.3 High-performance plastics


10. Antimicrobial Plastics Market Segment, By  application

10.1 Refining & Petrochemical

10.2 Metals  

10.3 Power Generation

10.4 Others


11. Antimicrobial Plastics Market Segment, By End Users:

11.1 Building & Construction

11.2 Healthcare

11.3 Packaging

11.4 Automotive

11.5 Electronics

11.6 Commercial

11.7 Others (including Textile)



12 . Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction

12.2 North America

12.2.1 USA

12.2.2 Canada

12.2.3 Mexico

12.3 Europe

12.3.1 Germany

12.3.2 UK

12.3.3 France

12.3.4 Italy

12.3.5 Spain

12.3.6 The Netherlands

12.3.7 Rest of Europe

12.4 Asia-Pacific

12.4.1 Japan

12.4.2 South Korea

12.4.3 China

12.4.4 India

12.4.5 Australia

12.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.5 The Middle East & Africa

12.5.1 Israel

12.5.2 UAE

12.5.3 South Africa

12.5.4 Rest

12.6 Latin America

12.6.1 Brazil

12.6.2 Argentina

12.6.3 Rest of Latin America



13. Company Profile

13.1  PARX Plastics N.V

13.1.1 Financial

13.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

13.1.3 SWOT Analysis

13.1.4 The SNS view

13.2 King Plastic Corporation

13.3 BioCote Limited

13.4 BASF SE

13.5 Microban International Ltd.

13.6 Americhem Inc

13.7 Lonza

13.8 Sanitized AG

13.9 Polyone Corporation

13.10 Clariant AG


14.Competitive Landscape

14.1 Competitive Benchmark

14.2 Market Share analysis

14.3 Recent Developments


15. Conclusion


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