Global pasted open mouth bags market: Overview
Pasted open mouth bags are paper bags with at least one side closed. The bottom is pasted during manufacture. The other end is closed by the customer. The manner of closing may differ among gluing, sewing, and folding. They are usually intended to carry food products and raw materials. Amidst increased concerns regarding the type of packaging used, suppliers tend to incline toward packaging solutions that provide longer shelf life to products. Pasted open mouth bags are economical, easy to manufacture, handle and move, making them rank among the preferred choices of suppliers. Pasted open mouth bags are also known to have a firm self-supporting base for display, are reliable and hygienic. One of the major drivers expected to give the global pasted open mouth drivers market a push, is customizability. Suppliers prefer such packaging solutions to increase brand awareness. The utility of such bags is presently limited, with the most popular use being serving as a baler bag for items like rice or sugar, with package sizes of a few pounds.
Global pasted open mouth bags market: Market Dynamics
The global packaging market has undergone significant change over the past few decades, creating a need for absolute customization. The advent of high quality digital printers opened the doors to a number of possibilities in the packaging world. Also, with the increasing awareness regarding the type of products and packaging they should prefer, suppliers tend to lay emphasis on eco-friendly and customizable solutions. Some of the major characteristics that are expected to increase preference for pasted open mouth bags and help the global pasted open mouth bags market grow are – excellent odour protection, barrier protection, protection from moisture for products such as cement or chemicals. Suppliers have also introduced other features such as – customized printing and high quality graphics. Another characteristics feature which increases the appeal of pasted open mouth bags is their easy palletisation.
There are certain factors that are expected to act as hindrance to growth of the global pasted open mouth bags market. Pasted open mouth bags are made available in both bleached and unbleached paper solutions. It is known that white paper products are usually chlorine bleached, and are not good for the environment. Also, there are other packaging solutions that offer higher capacities and better features. For instance, pinch bottom open mouth bags are fast replacing sewn open mouth bags and pasted open mouth bags in items in pet food and fertilizers. The plastic bag market is also expected to be a direct competition to the global pasted open mouth bags market.
Global pasted open mouth bags market: Segmentation
The global pasted open mouth bags market has been segmented on the basis of the varieties in which they have been made available in the market.
On the basis of Paper Type:
- Bleached Paper
- Unbleached Paper
On the basis of number of layers:
- 1-2 plies
- 3-4 plies
- 5-6 plies
- >6 plies
On the basis of Lining Type:
- PE liner
- Metalized plies
- Aluminum coated plies
On the basis of Product Type:
- With bottom patch
- Without bottom patch
- With an easy open system
- With stepped mouth with hot melt applied
On the basis of Application:
- Agricultural products
- Animal feed
- Cement products
- Mineral products
- Food products
Global pasted open mouth bags market: Regional Overview
The global pasted open mouth bags market has been divided into seven regions –
- North America
- Latin America
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
- Japan, and
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Since pasted open mouth bags are an economical packaging solution, the APEJ market is expected to have a high volume, which is anticipated to rise on the backdrop of increased yield of raw materials such as spices, wheat, and flour, and boom in the pharmaceutical industry. In terms of value, North America is expected to dominate the global pasted open mouth bags market. All the other regions are expected to show moderate growth over the forecast period. APEJ is expected to dominate the global pasted open mouth bags market in terms of CAGR.
Global pasted open mouth bags market: Key Players
Few of the key players operating in the market are – Mondi Plc, Trombini Embalagens S.A., UNITED BAGS, INC., Gelpac Inc, ENDPAK PACKAGING INC., and El Dorado Packaging Inc.