Packaging Barrier Films Market Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast Analysis to 2030

Global packaging barrier films market is expected to witness a definitive surge as the demand for safe packaging for food and beverages remains a grave concern. The risk of food spoilage while handling and storing is projected to fuel the uptake of packaging barrier films in the coming years. The impermeable nature of barrier films makes them ideal for storing packaged food.

Over the years, development of sturdy material that keep the contents away from exposure to oxygen and other gases has strengthened the case for these films. Furthermore, packaging barrier films do not react with packaged food, which makes an ideal choice.

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Analysts project that meat and fish will be the growing end use of packaging barrier films are they have the least oxygen transmission rate. The growing consumption of frozen food, lifestyle that dictate easting convenient food, and booming restaurant industry are expected to fuel the growth of this market in the coming years.

According to Future Market Insights, the global packaging barrier films market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period of 2020 and 2030.

Global Packaging Films Market Study and Findings

  • Packaging barrier films are highly preferred in the pouches and shrink films packaging. Hence, these application segments are expected to account for around 58% of the collective market share by the end of forecast period.
  • Food and beverages segment to account for significant uptake of packaging barrier films as demand for frozen food reaches all time high
  • Pharmaceutical industry to contribute as hospital admissions remain high throughout the globe
  • Emerging economies of India and China to be key raw material suppliers
  • LDPE to remain highly used material as it offers exceptional barrier to moisture, strength, and flexibility

“Packaging barrier films market is expected to see a remarkable rise in the coming years as food consumption patterns change drastically. With increasing investments in research and development to manufacture stronger films, manufacturers are expected to lure bigger consumer base. In the coming years, manufacturers are expected to focus on building a circular economy by ensuring these films are recycled and reused,” says FMI analyst.

Smaller Packs to Lead Growth for Packaging Barrier Films as Preference Shifts

The demand for packaging barrier films is expected to be driven by small sized packs, which are easily reusable. Growing number of travelers and increasing awareness about reusing plastic-made items have contributed to this demand. Demand for light weight packaging products has also defined the success of packaging barrier films.

Consumers are increasingly opting for peel able packaging solutions. The demand for these will be high in packaging of cheese, meats, and poultry products. Thus, the growing consumption of these products will indirectly affect the sales of packaging barrier films.

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COVID-19 Impact on Packaging Barrier Films

The impact of COVID-19 can be felt on global packaging barrier films as the sales of cosmetics have suffered to a great degree. The market has taken a hit due to ban on international travel and trade. Furthermore, stringent lockdowns that restricted e-commerce industry as well have led to a drop in the sales of packaging barrier films in the first two quarters of 2020.

However, analysts project that the demand for packaging barrier films is expected to regain normalcy as its demand picks up in pharmaceutical and food and beverage industry. As restaurants open for delivery and with limited capacity, they are further expected give the global market an impetus.

Packaging Barrier Films Market Report

Future Market Insights, in its new report, offers an unbiased analysis of the global packaging barrier films market, analyzing historical demand from 2015-2019 and forecast statistics for 2020-2030. The collation shrink films market is segmented into material (PE, BOPET, PP, inorganic oxides, aluminum, polyamide, PVDC, EVOH, and others), product type (metallized films, organic coating films, inorganic oxide coating films, and other barrier films), barrier type (low barrier, medium barrier, high barrier, and ultra-high barrier), application (pouches, blister pack base webs, shrink films, stretch wraps, sachets, and lids) across seven regions.


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