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Barrier Packaging Market By Application (Food, Healthcare, Consumer Goods) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2023

Packaging films that prevent better and efficient permeation of water vapor, aroma, oxygen, water, light, gas, and flavor in the final product High barrier packaging films are referred to as barrier packaging films. In the food and beverage industry, barrier packaging owes significant adoption for encapsulation and, thus, leads to a major market share contribution in the overall packaging film market.

With the increasing demand for technically advanced packaging material, barrier packaging is gaining significant adoption among pharmaceutical companies, food and beverage, and consumer goods manufacturers. Among the different end users, demand for packaging, or barrier packaging, is witnessing increased adoption in the food and beverage industry. This is majorly attributed to consumer awareness of a healthy and safe product, long shelf-life, and product quality maintenance, ensuring color, taste, and freshness. As a result, there is extensive research on developing barrier packaging for food and beverage and pharmaceutical products.

Globally, the barrier packaging market in Europe is expected to be the largest in terms of value, followed by the Asia Pacific and North America. Increasing demand for convenience food and rising awareness of consumers regarding food products' nutritional information has led food and beverage manufacturers to develop and focus on improving the packaging of the food products. Also, barrier packaging film manufacturers are focused on developing multi-layer packaging films. This is attributed to the demand for barriers, particularly vapor and gas contamination in food and pharmaceutical products. Asia Pacific is further anticipated to exhibit the fastest CAGR during the forecast period, which is attributed to the growing food and beverage industry in China and India, leading to the demand for barrier packaging films.

The global barrier packaging market is expected to be valued at US$ 12.7 Bn by the end of 2023 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period 2016-2023.

Purpose of the Report

The purpose of this strategic research study titled “Global barrier packaging market- Growth, Future Prospects, Competitive Analysis and Forecast, 2016 – 2023” is to provide company executives, industry investors, and industry participants with in-depth insights to enable them to make informed strategic decisions regarding the opportunities in the global barrier packaging market.

Target Audience

  • Industry Investors
  • Research Professionals
  • Emerging Companies
  • Barrier packaging manufacturers
  • Oil & Gas exploration and production companies
  • Downstream & Midstream Companies
  • Research Institutes

Overall, the research study provides:

  • A holistic view of the global barrier packaging market growth.
  • Offering market size and estimates for 2013 to 2023.
  • Keeping in mind the above-mentioned factors.

On the basis of type, the barrier packaging market is categorized into the following types:

  • Bags and Pouches
  • Stand-Up Pouche
  • Tray Lidding Film
  • Forming Webs
  • Wrapping Film
  • Blister Pack Base Webs

Consumer perception of a particular product changes on the basis of packaging; thus, product assortment is an advantage for the packaging manufacturer. Since packaging is used in varied industries, it has become one of the essential items in the overall global economy. Bags and pouches are expected to hold the largest share; however, the stand-up pouches segment is anticipated to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Since the visual appearance of products, along with portability, barrier properties, quality, and other parameters, are important in the overall packaging market, packaging manufacturers are focused on developing efficient barrier packaging products to maintain sustainability in the market.

Also, stand-up pouches offer advantages, including efficient barrier properties, customer comfort, easy handling of reclosable fitments, and others. This leads to increased consumption of these products, especially among food companies, thus leading to significant market growth. In addition, the development of products such as zippers, microwavable pouches, and tear notch by customer requirements are expected to surge barrier packaging market growth across the globe. Tray Lidding Film segment is expected to record moderate growth, which is attributed to its usage for packaging food and beverage products.

The global barrier packaging market can be categorized based on material:

  • PP (polypropylene)
  • PE (polyethylene)
  • Transparent High Barrier Films
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Others

Packaging material comprises different polymers such as PP (polypropylene), PE (polyethylene), Polyacrylonitrile (PAN), MLLDPE (metallocene-catalyzed linear low-density polyethylene), EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol), ) Organic Liquid Coatings, EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), Polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE), PLA (polylactic acid), Aluminium Oxide (AlOx), Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH), Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVdC), Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), High Barrier Coatings, Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC), transparent high barrier films, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), and Cast Polypropylene (CPP), among others. Among these materials, PE and PP segments accounted for around 50% of the total market share and are expected to remain dominant during the forecast period. Transparent high-barrier films are anticipated to gain a significant share during the forecast period, attributed to increasing application in packaged food products. Extensive research and development and continuous product development for advanced packaging are fuelling the transparent high-barrier films segment growth. Also, transparent high barrier films offer electronic permeability, which increases their adoption to be used as packaging material for products heated or cooked in microwaves and ovens compared to other available materials. This has resulted in increased demand for these films in varied applications such as food and beverages, consumer goods, and the pharmaceutical sector in recent years.

The global barrier packaging market can be categorized based on application as follows:

  • Food
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Goods

Barrier packaging finds extensive use in the food, healthcare, and consumer goods sectors. Among the segments above, food is expected to hold the largest market share by 2023 end. The segment is further anticipated to record robust growth during the forecast period. This is attributed to increasing sales from non-food retort products, including dried food, snack food, processed meat, dairy products, mayonnaise, confectionery, powdered drinks, ketchup, and others across the globe. In addition, increasing consumer concerns regarding flavor, taste, color, and other nutritional aspects related to food products are fueling demand for packaging material with high barrier properties, thus driving the overall barrier packaging market growth.

Furthermore, rising demand for bag packaging and stand-up pouches in personal care, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and beverage products resulted in significant sales in the barrier packaging market. However, the push from suppliers for advanced and innovative products has led packaging manufacturers to focus on extensive research and development, thus bolstering barrier packaging market growth. Furthermore, ensuring the development of convenient and portable solutions coupled with ease of use, mitigation of environmental concerns, and quality packaging are key areas among packaging, especially for food and beverage products.

The global barrier packaging market can be categorized based on technology as follows:

  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Multi-Layer Film
  • Sustainable Barrier Coatings
  • Melamine-Based Barrier Coatings
  • Bestla Barrier Film

Increasing demand for technically advanced and efficient packaging methods among end users, especially in the food and beverage industry, has resulted in the transition use of advanced technologies as compared to traditional in the overall packaging industry. Of different technology segments, the polymer nanocomposites segment is anticipated to dominate the market in terms of revenue share contribution and accounted for around 30% of the market share in 2015. Among different types of technologies, the melamine-based barrier coatings segment is anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period. This is due to increasing consumer convenience, ensuring ease of use, handling, less weight, and others. Melamine-based barrier coatings would opt for a preferable mode of technology among packaging manufacturers in the forthcoming years.

In the food and beverages industry, changing lifestyle plays a pivotal role in determining trends affecting the manufacturing industry. Changing lifestyles have led to a shift in food preferences and thus affecting buying behavior of consumers, thereby resulting in the adoption or development of innovative technologies catering to the consumer demand for products with freshness, color, and taste stability among packaging manufacturers. In addition, barrier packaging manufacturers are keen on developing convenient packaging solutions and, thus, doing extensive research and development to achieve the same.

Based on geography, the global barrier packaging market is segmented into per following regions and countries

  • North America
  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • The U.K.
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • India
  • China
  • Japan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa
  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

In 2015, Europe was the leading market, followed by the Asia Pacific. Both these regions together accounted for more than 60% share of the market in terms of value. However, growth is projected to be the fastest in the Asia Pacific region during the forecast period from 2016 to 2023. Robust growth in these regions is attributed to a large food and beverage consumer base and increasing consumer awareness about the health benefits. Moreover, new product development catering to the demand for sustainable and convenient packaging among different end users stimulates market growth. The market for barrier packaging in North America, especially the U.S is anticipated to record significant growth, followed by Europe. This is attributed to high barrier packaging material demand, which is served by the usage of cast polypropylene (CPP) and metalized polyethylene terephthalate (PET) as material in various products. The market for barrier packaging in the Middle East and Africa is projected to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Barrier Packaging is expected to reach US$ 12.7 Bn in 2023.

The Barrier Packaging market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 5.1%.

The report is forecasted from 2016-2023.

The base year of this report is 2021.

Amcor Ltd., ALPLA-Werke, DuPont, Sealed Air Corporation, Sigma Plastics Group, The 3M Company (Printpack 3M), Daibochi Plastic & Packaging Industry Bhd. are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Dec 2016
Category:  Packaging
Report ID:   58226
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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