Bag in box container is a type of packaging used for storage and transportation of liquid. It consists of two parts: a corrugate fibreboard box, and a plastic bag inside it (also called as bladder). This plastic bag is made up of layers of metalized film or other plastics. The bag is changeable and can be replaced by the filler (user/ sender of material). The bladder also has a tap attached to it. The filler removes the tap, fills it, and attaches the tap back. Bag in box type of packaging is considered as an environment friendly alternative to other types of packaging. Bag in box containers help lower the overall packaging cost by reducing waste, using less energy, and conserving lesser raw materials. Bag in box type of packaging is currently used for liquid products and is available at a lower cost as compared to traditional packaging.
Bag in box is attaining significance as it reduces the ‘cost per transport’ considerably. The containers used in bag in box are reusable as only liner bags need to be changed in this case. These containers do not decay the product, cause no corrosion, and can easily be cleaned. Use of bag in box containers results in optimum space utilization. All these factors are collectively anticipated to account for increasing demand for bag in box containers over the forecast period.
The containers/boxes used hold chief importance as they ensure safety and security of the products carried in it. These bags also known as Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC). These containers also help in pallet utilization as compared to drums. Airtight filling of these containers also helps eliminate contamination problem.
These containers are extremely robust and constructed from plastic, which enables washing cleaning them thoroughly before use. These containers can also withstand exposure to sunlight and are moisture resistant. Bag in box containers are mainly used in transportation of beverages (mainly wine, tea coffee, post mix, water, and beer), liquid foods (dairy products, edible oils, fruit purees, liquid egg, sauces, smoothies, soups, and liquid cheese), chemicals and households (pharmaceuticals, motor oils, adhesives, chemicals, and coatings and paints), and cosmetics and toiletries (cleansers, conditioners cream, liquid makeup, lotion, shampoo, tanning spray, etc.).
Manufacturing companies of these containers offer customised solutions as per size requirements of their customers. Bag in box containers can also be classified as single serve and multiservice containers.
The wine industry is the major user of bag in box type of packaging and accounts for more than 50% of the total bag in box container market, by end use. Italy and France being the top wine manufacturing countries, the bag in box container market is anticipated to flourish greatly in Western Europe. The Western Europe market is anticipated to be respectively followed by the North America and Latin America markets. In view of the other increasing end users of bag in box containers in the APAC and African countries, such as the liquid food and cosmetics segment, the demand for bag in box containers in these countries is expected to rise in the coming years.
Top players in the bag in box packaging container market include Scholle Packaging, DuPont, CDF Corporation, DS Smith, Smurfit Kappa, and Arlington Packaging. Majority of the key market players are now offering added features to containers, such as an option of changeable liner bags and liner bags in the antiseptic form. Some companies also offer options such as dropside door and sight glass that make it easier to fill the container and enable checking its filling levels.
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- Asia Pacific
- Middle East and Africa
- Latin America
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