Clamshell packaging is very common and popular form of packaging among industry players operating in the consumer market segments. Clamshell packaging is durable and efficient in protecting the product from external environment. Protective packaging properties of clamshell packaging consequently improves the shelf life of the food products. Clamshell packaging is commonly transparent and hence is used to communicate information about product and company to consumers. For packaging of different products, clamshell utilizes standard mold bases which can be customized according to the shape of the product. The clamshell packed goods are easily nested hence minimizing the storage cost during shipping of the goods.
Clamshell Packaging Market: Market Dynamics
Clamshell packaging accounts for a significant part of the thermoform packaging market. Thermoform packaging market is estimated to be over US$ 30 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% over the forecast period. The convenience offered by the clamshell packaging over other forms of packaging in terms of visibility of the product and in term of protection from external environment has made clamshell packaging a popular practice among global manufacturers and suppliers. The opportunities provided by clamshell packaging for packaging of goods in various forms and sizes has increased the use of clamshell packaging in various industries, thus increasing the demand for clamshell packaging market. The increasing preference for e-commerce platforms for procuring consumer goods over internet technologies and rapid growth of modern retail formats especially in the emerging economies are some factors propelling the clamshell packaging market. Clamshell packaging, along with being cost effective is also easy to manufacture as it is manufactured with a monolayer of a substrate. However, clamshell packaging which is not a sustainable form of packaging requires rigorous use of plastic and hence confines the clamshell packaging market. The stringent government policies, especially in the European region, can limit the use of clamshell packaging. However, the trend of manufacturing clamshell packaging from recycled material can open new gates of opportunity for the clamshell packaging market.
Clamshell Packaging Market: Market Segmentation
Clamshell packaging market is segmented by material type and by end use.
Based on the type of material used, clamshell packaging market is segmented into:
Based on end use, the clamshell packaging market is segmented into:
- Food industry
- Electronic goods industry
- Consumer goods industry
Clamshell Packaging Market: Regional Outlook
Regionally global clamshell packaging market is segmented into
- North America
- Latin America
- Eastern Europe
- Western Europe
- Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Clamshell packaging is heavily demanded by manufacturers and suppliers of consumer goods in US and Canada region. The mature markets of US and Canada propel the North America clamshell packaging market to dominate the global market for clamshell packaging. North America clamshell packaging market is followed by Eastern and Western Europe where demand for consumer and electronic goods packed in clamshell is anticipated to grow at a steady rate over the forecast period. Prominent demand for clamshell packaging is expected to come from countries including UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia. Developing economies in Latin America and APEJ region are also expected to register rapid growth for clamshell packaging market due to increase in penetration of e-retail format in the region and presence of many medium and small manufacturers. The entrance of the big players in the emerging economies is propelling the demand for the clamshell packaging market.
Clamshell Packaging Market: Key Players:
Some key players of clamshell packaging market are National Plastics, Inc., VisiPak, Plastic Ingenuity, Key Packaging Co., Blisterpak, Inc, Amcor Limited, Uflex Ltd, Placon, Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Int'l, Universal Plastics Corporation, ClearPack Engineering, Inc, Dordan Manufacturing Company, Highland Packaging Solutions, Helmy Assoc & Co., Inc., Walter Drake, Inc, McLoone Metal Graphics, Inc, Panic Plastics Inc., Shanghai Light Industrial Products Imp. & Exp. Corp., Ltd., and Klara Wen Dongguan Jiasheng Plastic Packaging Products Co., Ltd, etc.
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