Global Liner Cartons Market: Overview
Liner cartons are folding cartons with a flexible liner material inside the carton for additional protection of the primary product from the environment. Aluminum is the most widely preferred liner material due to its high barrier performance against moisture. However, paper is used as a liner in liner cartons instead of aluminum due to low-cost availability. The liner cartons market is majorly driven by the ability of these cartons to offer contained atmospheric packaging, which isolates the atmosphere of the primary product from the environment. The high strength of both, the flexible liner and rigid paperboard carton, enables liner cartons to bear high loads and makes them temper proof. Although liner cartons offer many protective features, the liner cartons market is expected to have attained maturity due to the presence of high barrier flexible and rigid packaging substitutes that consume less raw material and are light weight.
Global Liner Cartons Market: Key Developments
Players in the liner carton market are adopting advanced technology for the production of liner cartons. They are promoting their product offerings with offset printing technology, which offers highly aesthetic graphics. This is in turn resulting in higher sales to end-user firms and thus, attracting end-users towards advanced printing technology, such as offset printing, over low-cost screen printing. Re-sealable packaging is trending in the liner cartons market as it adds to the protection of the primary product after the packaging is opened. This feature attracts end consumers as re-sealability in liner cartons eliminates the requirement of transferring the primary product into a separate air-tight container and adds to consumer convenience.
Global Liner Cartons Market: Segmentation
The global liner cartons market can be segmented on the basis of dimensions (in Cubic Inch) as:
- Less than 4 X 1.5 X 6
- 4 X 1.5 X 6 to 6 X 4 X 10
- 6 X 4 X 10 to 10 X 6 X 12
- 10 X 6 X 12 to 12 X 8 X 14
- More than 12 X 8 X14
Pricing analysis is done on the basis of dimensions of liner cartons as the requirement of raw materials and manufacturing time vary on this parameter. Majority of the liner cartons under the first two segments are consumed by the pharmaceuticals industry, while the food industry is estimated to account for the largest consumption of liner cartons.
The global liner cartons market can be segmented on the basis of structure type as:
- Straight tuck end
- Reverse tuck end
- Tuck top auto-bottom
- Tuck top snap-lock bottom
- Full seal end cartons
- Double glued sidewall
The global liner cartons market can be segmented on the basis of end-use as:
- Edible Oils
- Dairy products
- Food Concentrates
- Baby food
- Energy drinks
- Tea & Coffee
- Others (Oats, Soya granules, etc.)
The global liner cartons market can be segmented on the basis of geography as:
- North America
- Latin America
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
Global Liner Cartons Market: Research Methodology
Global Liner Cartons Market: Key Players
Players in the global liner cartons market can be categorized in a three-level tier structure as:
Tier-1: Tier-1 players are characterized by high penetration in the global packaging market and are capable of providing customized packaging solutions, including liner cartons
Tier-2: Tier-2 players are characterize by specialized manufacturing focused on the production of liner cartons and serving the domestic as well as international market. Tier-2 liner cartons market players include Parksons Packaging Ltd., P.R. Packagings Ltd., Essentra plc, Cambay Technopack Private Limited, Saptagiri Packaging, Radha Madhav Corporation Ltd., Sai Packaging Co., Print House India Pvt. Ltd., Vijayshri Packaging Ltd. and few others.
Tier-3: Tier-3 players are characterized by the low revenue generated from the domestic market and are unorganized market players
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