Polypropylene Cups Market: Overview

Polypropylene material is one of the widely used materials for the food disposable and services market. Polypropylene is a practical alternative to reduce packaging weight as compared to other polymers available in the market. Polypropylene cups are gaining ground in the last couple of years. It is due to the stability of polypropylene cups sustain temperature between the range of -40° C to 120° C, which makes polypropylene cups suitable for both hot & cold beverages, laboratory works, and various industrial purposes. Polypropylene cups are durable, reliable and possess good chemical resistance which makes them preferred choice for different kinds of applications. Polypropylene cups are available for various applications such as drinking, sampling, diagnostics and scientific among others. The outlook for the global polypropylene cups market is expected to be positive during the forecast period.

Polypropylene Cups Market: Dynamics

The polypropylene cups can be reusable or disposable based on the type of application they used. Polypropylene cups find significant applications in the foodservice segment. Polypropylene cups are adopted by various food service vendors due to its clarity which helps food service outlets to provide customers an upscale look, and it also makes it easy for the customers to identify what’s inside the cup. Nowadays, it is a common practice to use propylene cups by cafés and restaurants as disposable is appealing due to the degree of customizability they possess. Polypropylene cups offer excellent printability which further enhances brand credibility. Besides, polypropylene cups are shatter resistant and sturdy which makes them suitable for on the go applications. These factors are supposed to fuel the global polypropylene cups market during the forecast period. The propylene cups are available in various sizes ranging from 5 oz. Also, polypropylene cups offers good recyclability rate compared to different polymer products. Polypropylene cups can be customized with lids and other types of closures as per the customers’ need. The chemical resistivity offered by polypropylene cups make them preferred choice in sampling and laboratory works also. These factors are expected to propel the demand for the global polypropylene cups market during the forecast period. The availability of an alternative solution such as paper cups, which offers better sustainability can hamper the growth of the global polypropylene cups market during the next decade.

Polypropylene Cups Market: Segmentation

Globally, the polypropylene cups market has been segmented on the basis of capacity, cup type, end use and region:

On the basis of capacity type, the global polypropylene cups market has been segmented as:

  • Less than 5 oz.
  • 5 oz. -7 oz.
  • 7 oz. - 9 oz.
  • 9 oz. & above

On the basis of cup type, the global polypropylene cups market has been segmented as:

  • Disposable Cups
    • With Lids
    • Without Lids
  • Sampling & Specimen Cups
  • Spout Cups
  • Others

On the basis of end use, the global polypropylene cups market has been segmented as:

  • Food Services
  • Institutional
  • Household
  • Others

Regional Outlook

In the U.S., billions of disposable cups are used by restaurants and cafés every year. The U.S. and Canada are home to some of the largest foodservice outlets in the world. These service outlets are expanding globally year on year. The U.S. and Canada are expected to witness a lucrative demand for the polypropylene cups during the next decade. The similar trend is observing in countries such as France, the U.K., Germany and other parts of Europe, the demand for polypropylene cups keep on increasing. Although, the use of paper cups might hamper the growth prospects in the Europe market. Following western culture and food consumption habits, the APEJ region with countries including China, India, and others are expected to witness high demand during the forecast period. The global demand for the polypropylene cups market is supposed to witness high demand with growing end-use segments.

Polypropylene Cups Market: Key Players

Some of the leading players operating in the global polypropylene cups market are:

  • Dart Container Corporation
  • Fabri-Kal
  • Thomas Scientific
  • Uni-Pak
  • Berry Global, Inc.
  • Divi Doo
  • Paccor
  • Huhtamäki Oyj
  • RPC Tedeco-Gizeh
  • Coveris

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