Water bottled processing is primarily used for the treatment and purification of water. The technology of water processing helps in eliminating the harmful bacteria present in the water while making it potable for daily consumption. After the processing has been completed, the processed bottles are sent for packing, where they are treated with water filtration, carbonation, and bottle blowers & washers. A variety of membrane technologies are also used to make bottled water, like reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, and chlorination.
The rise in awareness of health among consumers is leading to an increase in preference for high purity water which in turn is majorly urging the growth of the global bottled water processing market. In addition to this, increasing awareness about wastewater treatment processes is further propelling the growth of the bottled water processing market. Government organizations and health alliances across developed and developing countries are supporting policies and regulations to endorse and implement national guidelines on healthy hydration and water consumption. In addition, stringent regulations for wastewater management and discharge leading to the adoption of filtration technology and ultrafiltration are expected to enhance market growth. However, high capital expenditure for setting up new production and processing facilities for the bottled water may hamper the market growth. On the other hand, increasing government funding for small & medium scale companies and increasing demand from emerging markets are anticipated to offer new growth opportunities to the bottled water processing market. Moreover, the rising adoption of disposable paper bottles may also offer high potential growth for leading players in the bottled water processing market in coming years.
The global bottled water processing market is divided based on equipment, technology, application, and region. Based on the equipment, the global market is split into labeling, blow molders, bottle washers, case packing equipment, shrink wrappers, fillers & cappers, and filters. The technology segment consists of filling, microfiltration & bottle washing, reverse osmosis, packaging, UV exposure, chlorination, ion exchange, and ultrafiltration. Bottled water processing has applications in spring water, still water, mineral water, and flavored water.
North America region is expected to hold the major share of the global bottled water processing market during the forecast period. Factors such as rising healthcare awareness, increased consumption of bottled water and increased standard of living are driving the growth of the bottled water processing market in this region. The United States is estimated to contribute significantly to the market in the North American region. Asia Pacific is predicted to hold the second-largest position in the market and is expected to account for a significant share over the forecast period. This is attributed to the increasing disposable income of consumers, changing drinking habits, and increasing demand for high-quality drinking water.
Dow Chemical Co., Axeon Water Technologies, Liquid Packaging Solutions Inc., Norland International Inc., General Electric, Seychelles Environmental Technologies Inc., Pall Corporation, Amcor Ltd, Velocity Equipment Solutions Inc., and Plastipak Holdings are some of the leading players that are working in the global bottled water processing market.
In 2017, the Dow chemical’s RO technology treated seawater in Oman’s largest desalination plant and helped to alleviate Oman’s water scarcity.
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