Market Overview

In its research report, Market Research Future (MRFR), emphasizes that the Protective Packaging Market 2020 is expected to grow exponentially over the review period, securing a substantial market valuation from USD 20.47 billion in 2017 to USD 35.91 billion at a healthy 4.07% CAGR over the review period. 

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Drivers and Restraints

Consumer packaging has emerged as an integral part of the marketing and sales operations. For online sales increasing at a rate of 20 percent a year, the packaging affects both brand identity and shipping costs. Consumers are more probable to purchase items online, which raises the need for packaging to protect goods against shock, vibration, and other harmful effects of shipping and handling. One of the key drivers is the increasing e-commerce market. Technological developments in packaging play a key role in improving the safe packaging market. Due to various factors such as growing demand from the food & beverage and healthcare sectors, the market is experiencing high growth and preference for convenient packaging. Instead of using traditional methods for packaging, advances in technology have facilitated innovation. Recent trend shows that crucial market players concentrate on R&D activities to grow environmentally friendly, sustainable packaging materials that can be reused and recycled. It is expected that attraction for online shopping, and the adoption of durable materials coupled with sustainable packaging would have a positive effect on market growth during the projected timespan. Growing demand for safe packaging is spurring innovation in e-commerce. Several businesses invest heavily in the production of packaging materials and improve barrier resistance properties that give heat and moisture resistance and prevent food oxidation. High demand for protective packaging promotes the use of environmentally friendly products in Internet sales.

Protective Packaging Market – Segments

The market is segmented into product type, material, function, application, and regions. The product type segment is sub-segmented into rigid protective, flexible protective, and foam protective. The material segment is sub-segmented into paper & paperboard, plastics, and others. 

The function segment is sub-segmented into cushioning, blocking & bracing, void-fill, insulation, wrapping, and others. The application segment is divided into food & beverage, healthcare, cosmetics, industrial, and other consumer goods. The region segment is sub-segmented into Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the rest-of-the-world.

Regional Analysis

The geographical overview of the global market has been conducted in four major regions, including North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world. 

The Asia Pacific leads the global protective packaging market, and projection of the highest growth over the forecast period is anticipated. Countries like China and India are slated to experience the fastest growth in the world. Producers concentrate on creating low-cost, safe packaging solutions. Several of the main factors driving the market growth are rapidly rising electronics and e-commerce industries and increasing demand for paper & paperboard packaging, which includes folding, corrugated board or cardboard, secure mailers, and others. Also, the higher available revenue in developed countries such as India, China, and Indonesia increases the buying power of consumers. Consumer reliance on frozen, pre-cooked, and packaged foods are, therefore, likely to increase. As a result, the demand for safe packaging has been substantially impacted.

Competitive Analysis

The major market players operating in the global market as identified by MRFR are Packaging Corporation of America (U.S.), Springpack (U.K), Max Packaging (India), Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), Protective Packaging Solutions (U.S.), Pregis Corporation (U.S.), Smurfit Kappa Group (U.K), Bayer AG Germany, FP International (U.S.), ACH Foam Technologies LLC (U.S.), BASF SE Germany, Macfarlane Group (U.K), Cellofoam North America Incorporated (U.S.), Universal Protective Packaging (U.S.), Unisource Worldwide (U.S.), and Ecovative Design LLC (U.S.).

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